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
To end week 1, we will focus on nourishing your spirit through Ayurveda. This is an ancient Indian holistic health practice and system of medicine. At it's heart, Ayurveda has the principle of understanding your individual constitution and maintaining balance through appropriate diet, exercise and lifestyle choices as well as herbal medicine. It takes many … Continue reading Nourish your spirit with Ayurveda
Over the last couple of days, we have covered two foundational topics for your wellbeing, that is eating nourishing food and moving your body. Today we are talking about the third very important factor which completes the trio: getting enough rest and good quality sleep. We all know that a good nights' sleep can do … Continue reading Prioritise deep rest and sleep
How many times have you started a new year by vowing that this will be the year you finally succeed on that diet? Perhaps you have signed up to Weight Watchers or bought a book about the keto diet and have committed to going all in? After indulging over the festive period it is normal … Continue reading Food as nourishment not punishment
Welcome to the New Year Women's Wellness challenge! If you're not sure what this is all about read this post first. The first week of the challenge is all about whole being nourishment. When you think of nourishment, what comes to mind? Probably it's food and that is definitely a good place to start but … Continue reading What is whole being nourishment?
It's that time of year again... the deep winter when we take stock of the year that has passed and start envisioning what we want to create in the year ahead. Last January, I decided to run a Real Health January series where I posted a new blog every day sharing health tips and busting … Continue reading New Year Women’s Wellness challenge!
Today we are following on from my previous post about how it is time for a reboot. I realised that in order to "get back on track" we need to have a good idea of what that means. So often we focus on what we DON'T want for our health. We waste time and energy … Continue reading Get clear on what you WANT for your health
I can't believe it is nearly the end of the year already! This year has passed so fast yet it feels like so much has happened. I can't wait for the Christmas holidays to begin on Monday so that I can recharge and prepare for exciting new things in the new year. Like all of … Continue reading Time for a reboot – who is with me?!
For the last five years I have been deepening my yoga practice and learning more through my teacher training courses. Alongside this, I began to study and practice Ayurveda, in particular Ayurvedic Nutrition. This is an ancient Indian system of medicine which runs parallel to yoga. Ayurveda body type analysis is used to characterise individuals … Continue reading What is your ayurveda body type?