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 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 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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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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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 The Luxton Trail Mix is the perfect snack for those moments when you need a boost of energy! It is so simple to make but is loaded with nourishing nutrients. The nuts in the trail mix provide a high amount of good fats to support brain function and hormone balance. Pistachio’s…

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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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