How Stress Affects the Body

Stress and your body When faced with the real threat of danger, a stress response elicits a fight or flight response for a matter of minutes that is designed to save your life. This is called the Fight or Flight response. Adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol are...

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation policy It is a requirement that you provide me with a minimum 24 hour notice of cancellation or change of appointment. Last minute cancellations of a pre-booked appointment unfortunately causes significant problems running the practice. Being a small...

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Sleep and Sleep Dysfunction

Sleep and Sleep Dysfunction

  Sleep and sleep dysfunction involve two hormones – Cortisol and Melatonin. They are the two hormones that regulate the body’s circadian rhythm.  Melatonin is conversely related to Cortisol (the stress hormone). It peaks at night when Cortisol is low and is...
Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal Fatigue

Stress, Cortisol and Adrenal Fatigue During periods of stress  cortisol levels are increased, which in turn increases the metabolism of fatty acids to provide the body with enough glucose to respond to the fight or flight activation of the sympathetic nervous system....