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 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 Generally being overweight is an important factor in determining metabolic diseases and recent research shows that accumulation of belly fat specifically is strongly associated with developing chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer. So this should be even more motivation to hit the gym and start burning calories…

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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 Makes 16 large cookies Ingredients 1 1/2 cup whole rolled oat ½ cup flaxseed meal 1/2 cup almond meal 2 ½ level tablespoon Brewers yeast 4 tablespoon chopped pepitas (pumpkin seeds) 1/4 cup stewed apples 1 cup desiccated coconut (sugar free) 2 tablespoon coconut oil melted 2 eggs Add…

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By Sarah Nankervis, Naturopath & Nutritionist Q1. Are there any foods that can assist with the production of milk? Flaxseeds, fennel, fenugreek seeds, oats, avocado and eggs can all assist with the production of milk, so including these foods as part of your whole food diet can work wonders. Q2. Are there any foods that…

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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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