Pyroluria Symptoms and Pyroluria Test

  Pyroluria Pyroluria, or Pyrrole Disorder, is a genetic condition characterized by the excess production of pyrroles. Specifically, this relates to a molecule called Hydroxyhemopyrrolin-2-one, also known as HPL, that can be detected using an HPL urine test. For...

Not Pregnant – Bloated

Bloating Have you ever felt like that? Not pregnant – bloated. Its an uncomfortable feeling. That tight belly, hollow drum feeling you get when you’re bloated. Your belly sticks out like you’re 6 months pregnant. There are many reasons why this may be happening....

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is characterised by cramping pain, constipation and/or diarrhoea, bloating, gas, fatigue, anxiety, or depression. It can seriously affect your ability to function at work, attend social activities and even do...

Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety

Signs and symptoms of Anxiety What is anxiety? We all encounter stress and anxiety from time to time. The body responds to stress as a life-threatening situation and releases hormones such as adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol to respond to the threat. The thing...

Food and Anxiety, what the connection?

Food and anxiety, what’s the connection? Many years ago, I suffered from undiagnosed anxiety and depression. I survived this period on cigarettes and coffee and lots of junk food and takeaways. I couldn’t be bothered to cook or eat well and saw junk food as some...

Diet and Mental Health

Diet and Mental Health, what’s the connection? Your gut microbiome produces around 80-90% of your neurotransmitters and poor gut health can affect their production. Neurotransmitters such as serotonin are produced in the gut and used in the brain and are a part...

Salt Cravings and Adrenal Fatigue

Salt Cravings and Adrenal Fatigue Salt cravings could be a sign of Adrenal Fatigue. The adrenal glands sit on top of your kidneys and secrete several hormones including…  Cortisol – a hormone to help you cope with stress  Adrenalin – associated with fear, stress and...

Hormones and Headaches

Are your hormones causing your headaches? In women, headaches and migraines are often brought about by fluctuations in hormones, particularly oestrogen fluctuations. Consequently, many women experience headaches around menstruation and perimenopause when oestrogen...

Hormones and Autoimmune Disease

Can hormones affect autoimmune disease? There is a strong connection between the state of our Hormones and Autoimmune Disease. When we think of hormones, we generally think of female reproductive issues which may explain why women are 10 times more likely than men to...

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Did you know that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) was originally called Chronic Epstein Barr Syndrome?  It is also commonly referred to as myalgic encephalomyelitis. If you have CFS, it’s likely that at some point, you have has glandular fever...