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 1/2 Banana ¾ cup rice milk 1 tablespoon natural yoghurt 1 teaspoon psyllium husks 1/2 tablespoon raw and organic cacao powder 1 teaspoon chia seeds Chop banana into small pieces. Add all ingredients and blend.

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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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