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 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 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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Have you ever wondered what’s in a Naturopath’s fridge? At Luxton Clinic, we have a list of ‘staple’ ingredients that we always have in our fridge that reflects our whole food and clean eating philosophy. Having a fridge stocked with the purest and most colourful ingredients is the key to healthy eating. Below is an exclusive list of…

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By Sarah Nankervis, Naturopath & Nutritionist Our Luxton bone broth is a powerful healing recipe designed to repair the lining of the gut and the results can be seen in hair, skin and nails as well as immune function. High in gelatine, bone marrow and amino acids, bone broth is jam packed full of nutrients.…

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