By Sarah Nankervis, Naturopath & Nutritionist 1. What are adrenals? And what systems of the body do they control? The adrenal glands sit on our Kidneys and produce cortisol in response to stress and they play an important protective role against stressors and surviving ‘fight or flight’ situations such as running away from a tiger…

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By Sarah Nankervis, Naturopath & Nutritionist With the colder months fast approaching, our immune systems need a bit of a boost! We are loving refreshing juices this Autumn filled with gut healing ingredients and fibre to repair the gut and pack our bodies with prebiotics. This creates a good bacterial balance in the body which…

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By Sarah Nankervis, Naturopath & Nutritionist Have you ever had a “gut-wrenching” experience? Do certain situations make you “feel nauseous”? Have you ever felt “butterflies” in your stomach? We use these expressions for a reason. Our gut is sensitive to emotion; anger, anxiety, sadness, happiness – all of these feelings (and others) can trigger symptoms…

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By Sarah Nankervis, Naturopath & Nutritionist Serves 2 1/2 cauliflower head, chopped into small florets 1 tablespoon cumin seeds 1 bunch baby spinach 1/2 cup feta or goats cheese, chopped roughly 1/2 cup almonds Olive Oil Salt and pepper Heat oven to 180 degrees and place cauliflower, cumin seeds and olive oil in a tray…

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By Sarah Nankervis, Naturopath & Nutritionist 1. What is PCOS and how is it different from PCO? Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is characterised by multiple cystic growths on the ovaries (polycystic ovaries). You can also have PCOS without any cysts on your ovaries but have hormonal imbalances and display multiple symptoms. PCOS most likely develops when…

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By Sarah Nankervis, Naturopath & Nutritionist Why do women get hot flushes during menopause? Hot flushes/sweats can be really debilitating and exhausting for women who are peri menopausal all the way through to post menopausal. Hot flushes can be caused by changes in hormone levels in particular oestrogen and progesterone but can also be due…

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By Sarah Nankervis, Naturopath & Nutritionist Serves 2 2 tablespoon miso paste 1 teaspoon fish sauce 2 teaspoon Tamari sauce 4 cups of hot water 2 chicken breasts, sliced 1 cup dried shiitake mushrooms 1 tsp chilli flakes (or to taste) 2 cm grated ginger 1 Bock Choy 1/2 packet of rice noodles Place miso,…

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By Sarah Nankervis, Naturopath & Nutritionist Our Luxton healing remedy is a nourishing and detoxifying way to start your day. Turmeric is an amazing anti-inflammatory, mood lifter and leaves you feeling energised which is perfect for the morning. Ginger is calming to the digestive tract and acts as a circulatory stimulant which assists our body to…

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