By Sarah Nankervis | Naturopath & Nutritionist So it’s Winter, the weather is cooler and for those of us in Melbourne we are back at home with a different routine from normal, no commute to work, no school drop off, no yoga class. So many of us are are feeling unmotivated, tired, flat and maybe…

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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 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 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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By Sarah Nankervis, Naturopath & Nutritionist At Luxton Clinic we like to define stress as “too many things happening too quickly” which can be at different speeds for different people. Stress can be caused by four main factors; • Psychological – death of a loved one, divorce, work stressors • Environmental – toxins, noise, light…

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