Kitchen & Garden, Medicine Chest, Uncategorized

Will quitting sugar affect my menstrual cycle?

In a word - yes! And the good news is, it is likely to be to your benefit. The female menstrual cycle is dependant on natural fluctuations of sex hormones. Sugar in excess, and the effects of this, can wreak havoc with with our menstrual cycle due to increased inflammation and altering these hormone levels.… Continue reading Will quitting sugar affect my menstrual cycle?

Kitchen & Garden, Medicine Chest, Uncategorized

What to do about cold sores?

We're very excited for good friend of the Pod, who is getting married soon. She also gets a cold sore from time-to-time, like so many of us do. To help keep our gorgeous girl feeling excited and exquisite on her big day, we have some tips that may come in handy. What is a cold… Continue reading What to do about cold sores?

herbal compendium, Medicine Chest, Uncategorized

Andrographis: Andrographis paniculata

When it comes giving the immune system a helping hand, nothing beats Andrographis. It provides a punch to hit through a stubborn cold or flu, by stimulating both innate and adaptive immune cells. Studies have shown that as small dose as 1200mg andrographis whole herb a day for two days can effectively reduce the occurrence… Continue reading Andrographis: Andrographis paniculata

Kitchen & Garden, Medicine Chest, Out & About

A naturopath’s guide to balancing your child’s energy levels

With such a sedentary lifestyle these days, an active kid is something that I love to see as a naturopath. Kids should be eager to explore and experience the world around them! However, there is also a time and place for our young one’s need to slow down, relax, concentrate and learn. As someone with… Continue reading A naturopath’s guide to balancing your child’s energy levels

Kitchen & Garden, Medicine Chest, Uncategorized

How quitting sugar helps your liver detox (+ other important stuff)

From eliminating toxins to processing insulin to giving us energy, the liver performs countless jobs for us every day. Unfortunately, it can be a thankless job. We humans have discovered more than a few ways to increase its workload! And one of the biggest strains we put on the liver is eating too much sugar.… Continue reading How quitting sugar helps your liver detox (+ other important stuff)

Kitchen & Garden, Medicine Chest

10 tips to avoid the holiday belly-bloat

  You’ve just finished Christmas lunch. The food was INCREDIBLE, Uncle Scott told a few hilarious jokes and, as a Christmas cracker winner, you’re wearing a fashionable yellow crown. Unfortunately, you know what is coming next. Some uncomfortable and painful bloating that not even popping a button open will fix. This doesn’t have to be… Continue reading 10 tips to avoid the holiday belly-bloat

Medicine Chest, Out & About

our guide to getting through the silly season

There’s a reason they call this time of year the silly season. Between end-of-year celebrations with family, friends and colleagues, endless holiday parties and, if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, plenty of summer fun, we all tend to live a little furiously. Understandably, our hardest-working organs can start to feel a little neglected. These simple… Continue reading our guide to getting through the silly season

herbal compendium, Medicine Chest

Turmeric: Curcuma longa

Turmeric has become one of the most ubiquitious herbal medicines, and it's no wonder why. Almost weekly there are new scientific studies being published about the benefits that turmeric and its active compounds can provide. Actions  Anti-atherogenic Anti-inflammatory (COX-1 inhibitor) Anti-microbial Anti-oxidant Anti-platelet Anti-spasmodic Choleretic Hepatoprotective Hypolipidaemic Consituents Curcuminoids: curcumin Profile Curcumin is predominantly used… Continue reading Turmeric: Curcuma longa