Australians are increasingly suffering from anxiety, depression and other mood-related disorders. These symptoms can often be attributed to the busy and stressful lives we lead, but you may not have realised, that your moods are actually influenced by a myriad of different physiological processes occurring in the body, and external factors as well.Read More
As a naturopath, I believe that one of the best ways that we can combat anxiety on a daily basis, is by starting the day right. If we start our days relaxed and calm, this sets the tone for the rest of our day.Read More
Your gut and brain are connected, and those butterflies you may feel when you're stressed or nervous is an example of this physiological effect at work.Read More
his is such an exciting study that proves that sometimes, the most simple things (such as a healthy diet – go figure) makes the biggest difference for our health!Read More
Super stress-busting, hormone-balancing, mood-boosting AND wrinkle-crushing smoothie.Read More
Here's a coffee alternative that will not only give you an energy kick, but will also provide you with some SUPER powerful, stress-busting, nervous system-nourishing nutrients! And let's be honest, chocolate always makes everything better!Read More
Who doesn't love a massage?! But unless you're holidaying in Bali, many people don't treat themselves often enough to a relaxing, self-indulgent massage (unless your boyfriend is 'Sven', in which case, I'm jelly, and don't want to hear about it).Read More
Depression is not a disease. It is a symptom.
~ Kelly Brogan, MD
A holistic approach to mental health aims to figure out exactly what your depression is a symptom of.
Moods are affected by many things happening inside your body and this is why treating depression according to the current model of ‘chemical imbalance in the brain’, simply isn’t getting the desired result for everyone.Read More
I'm a big fan of eating nuts and seeds as they're such a quick, healthy and nutritious snack. As you can see in the picture above, they're also a really good source of certain minerals which can be difficult to obtain from the diet. I find vitamins are easier to get from food sources but because our RDA for minerals is typically higher, it may be challenging to obtain adequate amounts of minerals, especially considering our soil quality plays a huge part in the nutrient composition of foods.Read More