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 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 Serves 2 1 cup cooked, mashed sweet potato 1 x 250g tinned salmon 1 tsp finely grated lemon rind 2 tbs coarsely chopped parsley (optional) 1/2 cup almond meal 2 eggs, lightly whisked Coconut oil, to shallow-fry Roughly chop sweet potato and steam until soft, mash. Add the salmon,…

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By Sarah Nankervis, Naturopath & Nutritionist 1/2 Fresh beetroot 1 stick celery 1/3 cucumber 1 large carrot 2 cm peeled fresh 1/4 lemon or orange 1 teaspoon spirulina (optional) Juice all ingredients together and stir in spirulina. Pour into glass and Enjoy!

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By Sarah Nankervis, Naturopath & Nutritionist Base 1 1/2 cups pitted dates 1 1/2 cups almonds 3 tablespoons water Caramel Filling 1/3 cup cashew or almond butter 1/3 cup coconut oil 1 tablespoon maple syrup 1/2 vanilla bean – seeds 1/2 tsp pink salt Chocolate Icing 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder 1/3 cup coconut butter…

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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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