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
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
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
Sometimes feeling cold is a natural response to the environment you are living in. But what about if you are feeling cold all of the time, even if you are in a relatively warm climate? Feeling cold all of the time, especially feeling cold in your hands, feet and nose is a sign that your … Continue reading Feeling cold all the time? Here’s how to fix it!
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!
Long before COVID19, there was already another epidemic silently over-taking the world. Adrenal fatigue aka burn out or the "21st century stress syndrome" is a condition which probably affects millions of people but often goes undiagnosed or untreated because it is just seen as normal in our busy society. Have you ever felt totally exhausted, … Continue reading Adrenal fatigue and burn out, the epidemic
I shared a couple of months ago about my experience with insomnia and fatigue and my path to healing. I can honestly say I feel like a new woman and I am grateful every day to feel "normal" again and not like a half-woman-half-zombie like I did for most of the last few years. Since … Continue reading Healing fatigue through yoga and self-awareness
Fatigue is such an awkward topic to discuss. It's one of those conditions that people who haven't experienced just don't understand. It isn't visible so unless you go around complaining about it all of the time, people assume you are fine. Or if you do try to explain to others they think it is the … Continue reading My experience with insomnia and fatigue
I'm on day 6 of my cycle and have just come out of a deep, challenging bleed. I had a lot going on last month. As well as my day job, I had a deadline to submit a nutrition article to a scientific journal which fell on day 23 of my cycle, so for the … Continue reading Learning from my mistakes
Insomnia is something that has been part of my life for a looooong time now. I've never been a night owl or someone who can sleep in till noon but I did used to have a healthy sleep pattern and wake up feeling refreshed. Somewhere along the line this got disrupted and I'd say for … Continue reading Dealing with sleep disturbances