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 Ingredients (Serves 4): 1 1/2 cups quinoa, rinsed, drained (see note) 1 1/2 cups nut milk 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped 1/3 cup pistachio kernels, coarsely chopped 1 teaspoon of honey Method: Combine quinoa and 4 cups cold water in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to the boil.…

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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 1 cup organic rolled oats (or quinoa flakes for gluten free) 1/2 cup LSA 1 cup almond meal 1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 ripe banana, mashed 1 egg 1/2 cup almond milk 1 tablespoon maple syrup pinch Pink Murray River salt Pre-heat…

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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 1/2 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 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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