High cortisol gets all the limelight because of its reputation as a stress hormone. But when our cortisol levels fall too low or when they are low at the wrong times of day (i.e. in the morning when we need it to wake up) then it can be just as debilitating. Low cortisol causes us … Continue reading Low cortisol causes, lifestyle and supplements
Today's post is a summary of my recent social media posts on how to lower levels of cortisol through nutrition and yoga. In my nutrition and wellness coaching practice, I help women who are struggling with hormonal imbalances expressing as missing periods, unexplained infertility, PCOS, PMS or hypothyroid symptoms. These are all caused by levels … Continue reading Lower levels of cortisol through nutrition and yoga
Those of you who have been here since I started this blog will know that I dealt with chronic insomnia and fatigue for several years in my mid-twenties. Just when I should have been at my peak health I felt like everything started to fall apart. I would struggle to sleep through the night (sometimes … Continue reading How I increased my energy NATURALLY
One of the pillars of health is learning how to breathe to relax. The fourth of the 8 limbs of ashtanga yoga is pranayama which translates as extension of the breath. Yogis view the breath or prana as your life force energy. Therefore, when your breath is restricted, your life force energy is also restricted. … Continue reading How to breathe to relax and reduce stress
In this post I want to explore some of the research around a topic that particularly interests me. That is, what if you have symptoms of hypothyroidism but levels of TSH are normal? This is something I struggled with myself for many years so I want to share my personal experience and what I have … Continue reading Symptoms of hypothyroidism but levels of TSH normal?
Is your metabolism low? Maybe you are one of the many people that say that they have a low metabolism. But how can you know for sure? One way is to see if you exhibit some of the signs of a low metabolism. This includes having chronic low energy and feeling cold, particularly in your … Continue reading Is your metabolism low? Test at home to see!
If you read my previous post and relate to the signs of a slow metabolism, you might be wondering how to speed up a slow metabolism. Or maybe you are here because you can't seem to lose weight no matter how hard you try. You are convinced you just have a slow metabolism and there … Continue reading How to speed up a slow metabolism
In my recent post top tips for better sleep, I mentioned that low blood sugar during the night can cause sleep disturbances, in particular waking up in the early hours of the morning and not being able to get back to sleep. This is because when blood glucose drops and liver glucose stores have been … Continue reading Bedtime snack ideas for better sleep
Sleep is one of the major players when it comes to transforming your health. Not only can a better nights' sleep help you to feel more energised and happier but it also has a knock on effect on your other decisions throughout the day. Ever experienced that feeling of being constantly hungry after a night … Continue reading Top tips to improve your sleep
Insomnia.. where do I start?! It's crazy that something as natural as sleep seems to be slowly getting more and more difficult for us humans. Insomnia rates in the UK were already high at 1 in 6 but, according to the Guardian, since the start of the COVID19 pandemic this has increased to 1 in … Continue reading How to get a good nights’ sleep: A new perspective