The vague symptoms of ‘silent reflux’

What is silent reflux? Silent reflux symptoms can be vague but include: A chronic cough, often worse in the morning Hoarseness, often worse in the morning Throat clearing Sleep apnea Difficulty swallowing Shortness of breath Asthma Bad breath COPD Tooth decay A feeling of a lump in the throat If these symptoms sound familiar you … Continued

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A Silent Public Health Crisis

Dr Carolyn Dean has called magnesium deficiency the ‘silent public health crisis.’ Magnesium a vital nutrient, is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is used in over 300 biochemical reactions. It is necessary for healthy bones, regulating blood pressure, restful sleep, muscle strength and vitamin D assimilation. Common signs of magnesium deficiency … Continued

The Healing Capacity of the Vagus Nerve

It is common to hear people talk about ‘gut feelings’, ‘gut reactions’, or perhaps a ‘feeling in the gut’, and you will probably at some point have experienced butterflies before a stressful event or after an upsetting encounter. You may be surprised to know that the gut has as many neurons as the spinal cord … Continued

Not so pretty

The average women puts 515 chemicals on her body every single day without knowing. That is a pretty worrying statement and coupled with other environmental toxins it can be a heavy load. From the time you get up you may begin the daily ritual; shower wash, shampoo, conditioner, cleanser, toner, moisturiser, deodorant, body cream, body … Continued

Commit To Self-Care

“Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” – Parker Palmer   Be kind to yourself. Commit to self-care. It is advice I often give in the clinic. Sometimes it is received with a slightly fazed expression, … Continued

Adaptability – the path to a happy life

The one trait that you may not realise can make you much happier is having the ability to adjust according to the given circumstance. Experts tell us it is vital for a satisfying life. “Our ability to have life satisfaction, to be happy [and] to have good relationships really depends on our ability to adapt,”  … Continued

Easy Raw Breakfast

Breakfast can be tricky. Sometimes you just don’t know what to have and in these situations it is easy to make an unhealthy choice. The body has been without fuel for perhaps 12 hours and I still believe breakfast to be one of the most important meals of the day. Children especially often go to … Continued

Spring Cleansing Smoothie

This fabulous quick recipe encompasses powerful health promoting ingredients. Anti-inflammatory, anti-allergy, detoxifying, immune-boosting and cleansing this amazing smoothie has a powerhouse of benefits. The perfect spring drink!   The Recipe 1 cup of fresh chopped pineapple 1 small banana (or double the amount of pineapple) 1 tablespoon chia seeds soaked the night before in half … Continued

Do You Have Oestrogen Dominance?

It’s that time of the month,  it’s a week or maybe 2 weeks before your period and you feel tearful, snappy, irritable and irrational. Your breasts feel swollen and tender, you are bloated and sluggish. Commonly known as PMT (Pre Menstrual Tension) the underlying cause of this common complaint is oestrogen dominance. There is an … Continued