Diet and Mental Health

Did you know that your mental health is directly associated with your gut health? Around 80-90% of your neurotransmitters are produced by your gut microbiome and poor gut health can affect their production. Neurotransmitter depletion can affect your mood and even lead...

Salt Cravings and Adrenal Fatigue

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

Hormones and Headaches

In women, headaches and migraines are often brought about by fluctuations in hormones, particularly fluctuations in oestrogen. Consequently, many women experience headaches around menstruation and around perimenopause when oestrogen levels drop considerably....

Hormones and 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 develop an autoimmune disease. So just...

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Did you know that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 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 (mononucleosis) and the Epstein...

How Stress Affects the 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. Adrenalin and cortisol are released from the adrenal glands which...

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 business and sole...

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Sleep and Sleep Dysfunction

Sleep and Sleep Dysfunction

Cortisol and Melatonin are two hormones that regulate the body’s circadian rhythm.  Melatonin is conversely related to Cortisol (the stress hormone) as it peaks at night when Cortisol is low and is lowest upon waking when Cortisol is at its highest to provide you with...
Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal Fatigue

Signs and Symptoms Weight gain, central adiposity Hormone imbalance, irregular periods Low energy levels upon rising and mid afternoon Brain fog, poor concentration, poor memory Mood swings, panic attacks, stress intolerance Salt cravings, coffee dependence...