Tag: female health

Adrenal Hormones & Immunity

Have you every come across the term adrenal fatigue? If you have an autoimmune condition, low energy, feel run down, are frequently unwell, or have unexplained weight gain you may well have read about it. Practitioners of natural medicine often refer to adrenal fatigue (or burn-out and adrenal exhaustion) as a […]

Stress & Health Part 1: Anxiety

Stress. What a huge subject. It’s something that impacts most of us – to varying degrees – a lot of the time. While the majority would agree that a feeling of stress isn’t a pleasant one, there are some situations when stress helps push us beyond our normal abilities or […]

Special Nettle Pesto

With Spring properly established young tender nettle plants are thriving in our neighbourhood.  Rather than fearing these plants embrace them, as they have long been used as a healing food, especially from an anti-inflammatory point of view.  This nettle pesto recipe also includes walnuts, which contain omega 3, another useful […]

Stand up to stress

Stress is a bit of a buzz-word, but it is likely there is an element of stress in your life.  There are the obvious stresses; a demanding job, little relaxation, moving house, looking after the family, and so on.  But there are other forms of stress that are more ‘hidden’.  […]

My new favourite dip!

My new favourite dip! Fed up with the standard humus and guacamole dips that I eat with crudités, I have been looking into simple and tasty dip recipes and found a winner with this sesame tamari dip.  It’s delicious with any chopped vegetable and has added benefits of being high […]

Nutrition and Sperm Health

Could vitamin D improve your chances of fertility success?

It seems that barely a week goes by without information about the benefits of vitamin D hitting the headlines. Most recently, the Government endorsed its supplementation for all pregnant women and children under five. This is amid growing fears that deficiency has reached epidemic proportions. Indeed, the UK’s chief medical officer has expressed concern at the general lack of knowledge about the many benefits of vitamin D by both the general public and medical profession.