Sunday, August 8, 2010

Women Are Ruled By Hormones

LADIES, you may want to take a deep breath before reading on. Because, according to scientists, women really are ruled by their hormones.

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Pain and Inflammation Stops Fat Burning

Did you know that pain and inflammation can affect weight loss. Inflammation can produce localised pain with redness, heat and swelling (e.g. as seen in arthritis), but can also be ‘silent’ and less obvious. If you are trying to lose weight and have some inflammation in your body, this could actually be slowing down your fat burning!

In fact, inflammation predisposes the body to store fat, and when your body is inflamed, chemicals are released that stimulate the secretion of a hormone called leptin from fat cells. Leptin, in normal amounts, is responsible for helping regulate appetite and energy production. However, high levels of this hormone are a problem because they further increase inflammation; interfering with the entry of glucose into the cells and with the body’s insulin response. This may, in turn, lead to insulin resistance, more fat storage and lowered fertility. When you have an increase in fat storage, this will then heighten the inflammatory response and so the vicious cycle continues.

Symptoms to look out for:

· Fluid retention
· Headaches
· Stubborn Weight Gain
· Tummy Fat that won’t budge
· Uncontrollable cravings

To find out if pain and inflammation is causing your weight gain click here

“When I first joined MassAttack I was in pain due to a back injury and had major sugar cravings. I have been on my program for 7 months now and I don’t crave sweets anymore. I have lost 18 kg since starting and I have so much energy . Losing the weight has helped to relieve my back pain and I have been able to decrease my medication by half. I would recommend the MassAttack program to anyone who wants to finally find the secret to losing weight and stop the cravings!.” Belinda 46 New South Wales.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Is Painful Ovulation Normal? Many women experience cramping, headaches, bloating, and constipation or diarrhea that coincides with their period every

Many women experience cramping, headaches, bloating, and constipation or diarrhea that coincides with their period every month. However for some women mid-cycle ovulation pain is also an issue.

Painful ovulation or mid-cycle pain affects about twenty percent of women. Although the pain may feel like something serious is wrong, painful ovulation or is rarely serious but it can be a sign that your hormones are out of balance or an underlying condition such as:

• Poly Cystic Ovarian Disorder (PCOS)
• Endometriosis
• Fibroids
• Cysts

To Find Out If Your Hormones Are Contributing To Your Ovulation Pain Click Here

Most women who experience painful ovulation usually report a nagging pain that begins as a sharp twinge and diminishes into a dull ache for the next day or so. However for some women, the pain can be severe enough to be disabling. For some women nausea, and/or light menstrual spotting may co exist with ovulation pain.
Ovulation pain usually lasts for 6 to 8 hours in most women; however, occasionally it can last as long as twenty-four to forty-eight hours.

While the discomfort can occur on either side of the abdomen, it is more commonly experienced on the right. Pain in the abdomen can occur during intercourse or it can be aggravated by intercourse, working out or other physical activity. In addition to pain, some women also experience gastrointestinal symptoms and increased frequency of urination. Painful ovulation may occur every month, but more typically occurs every third to fourth cycle.

Dietary changes and natural remedies are effective in decreasing the occurrence of ovulation pain.

What Causes Ovulation Pain

Pain experienced during ovulation can be debilitating for many women. For many, it is also associated with cramping, headaches, bloating, and constipation or diarrhea.
Painful ovulation or mid-cycle pain affects about twenty percent of women. Although the pain may feel like something serious is wrong, painful ovulation or is rarely serious but it can be a sign that your hormones are out of balance or an underlying condition such as:

• Poly Cystic Ovarian Disorder (PCOS)
• Endometriosis
• Fibroids
• Cysts

To Find Out If Your Hormones Are Contributing To Your Ovulation Pain Click Here

Painful ovulation is believed to be caused by a small leakage of blood from the ovary that occurs at the time of ovulation. This blood, which is later reabsorbed, is thought to cause an irritation of the abdominal wall which causes ovulation pain.
The degree of pain you feel depends on your individual pain threshold, the volume of blood that is released and the amount of space that exists between a woman’s ovary and her abdominal wall.

Targeted dietary changes, herbs and natural remedies are effective in decreasing the occurrence of ovulation pain.

Lose Weight For Your Wedding Day

Planning on getting married in the months to come ... this latest feature article in "Studio Bride" is well worth a read.

Featured in this seasons "Studio Brides" click here to read full article.

Do You Have Tummy Fat That Won't Budge?

Are you tired of devising ways to hide your 'muffin top?' If your answer is yes, then read on...'Muffin tops' come from nowhere and are a potential nightmare to every woman's wardrobe - let's face it, they don't look or feel good, so where do they come from and how do you get rid of it? Our food chain is the primary cause, but not for the reasons you may be thinking. We all know that high sugar/high fat foods lead to weight gain, but let's take it one step further. Refined Foods and Food Additives make things worse. To View Full Article Click Here

How to avaoid weight gain during the festive season

With a shift towards "fresh is best", it is not unusual to see amongst the platters of party pies and snag rolls a scattering of fresh fruit and veggie platters. This is great...not only for the kids but, most importantly, for the adults who, on many occasions, may be doing back to back parties, especially if there is more than one child in the family.

With more of our processed food containing Trans Fatty Acids and 'hormonal disruptors', also known as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), it is little wonder that after a weekend of playing taxi and event manager, with a nibble here and a nibble there, one can be left feeling like their wardrobe favorites are getting a little on the snug side.

The problem is that party foods are 'trigger foods' and they get the better of us by setting off what appears to be an irrational chain reaction that causes us to over-eat and binge. We see it in our kids with a 'sugar buzz', but what actually is happening to us?

These foods entice us in and once you start its hard to stop. They are almost addictive in nature due to the refined sugars and additives in many of them. We end up scoffing down one piece of cake, beating ourselves around the head with guilt momentarily and then lining up for another slice later. The dreaded 'leftovers' in the fridge can call like a bright beacon, and all the healthy stuff just won't scratch the itch...it's the cake once again and there it is waiting for you. The unfortunate result is weight gain and broken goals, dreams and seams!

To read full article click here

Chronic Fatigue, thyroid and diagnosis

We all have hormones and if they are not in ‘balance’ you can find yourself experiencing symptoms such as depression, headaches, insomnia, fatigue & weight gain, to list a few. Thyroid Disease is one of the most common hormone disorders, after Insulin Resistance and Diabetes. The majority of individuals with thyroid imbalance have hypothyroidism (under-active thyroid) a small minority has hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). The problem is that symptoms of low thyroid function are often mistaken for depression, signs of aging, or are not identified. To read full article published click here

Diagnosed With Underactive Thyroid

I've been overweight probably for most of my adult life. Not excessively, but it was always a battle. I love my food and I'm an emotional eater too - I'd cope with stress or boredom by turning to food. It was just how I’d deal with life. Comfort food, and cravings; that’s what I was all about. No wonder I couldn’t lose weight!

But strangely enough, my health problems really started when I began losing weight rapidly. It started when I was going through menopause and a really stressful time in my life. I should have been happy about it, but I knew it was a sign that something wasn't right. I had a host of other health issues too, and felt so exhausted I could hardly get out of bed. So eventually I saw a doctor. To read full article click here

The Impact Of the New Age

Industrial civilization first invented the machine and then took it as its life model. In the name of productivity; our health, environment and our landscape is threatened. We are enslaved by speed and have succumbed to the fast life, which disrupts our habits, pervades the privacy of our home and forces us to eat fast foods.

Discretionary time has shrunk, so theres less time to be active & less time to spend sourcing & preparing fresh food.

Along with this is the emergence of “ready to go” meals lining our supermarket shelves. With continuing drought threatening our food chain – it is becoming increasingly difficult to purchase reasonably priced vegetables & produce. Often consumers are forced to purchase poor grade, highly manufactured products due to financial constraints. To read full article click here

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Pcos) And Weight Loss – Natural Treatment That Works

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), too known as Stein-Leventhal syndrome, is a regular condition characterised via heaviness gain and difficult heaviness loss, menstrual irregularities and symptoms or excess levels of androgens. Many women have successfully treated their PCOS via means of the assist of Natural therapies and the guidance and assistance of the MassAttack heaviness loss program. To read full article on "Dr Say's" click here

Stress Less and Lose Weight

Did you realise that stress can lead to weight gain, not to mention a minefield of other problems? Naturopath Narelle Stegehuis explores the little understood condition of adrenal burnout.

Do you remember how you used to feel? You were happy and well with steady energy and emotions. You slept soundly and woke up feeling rested. Your recovery from illness was fast. You maintained a healthy weight without dieting. Now your energy lags during the day, you feel emotionally unbalanced and you sleep poorly. You can't lose excess weight even while dieting. You use caffeine or carbohydrates as pick-me-ups. The message is clear - your adrenals need help! Everyone experiences mood variations - grumpiness, anxiety, or feelings of dejection. But adrenal imbalance creates havoc with moods. One thing that won't rescue your mood is simply putting on a happy face and trying to will yourself into happiness. In fact, you may drive your darker feelings underground, re-emerging later as anxiety, anger, depression, or stress-related illness.

To read full article click here

Overcoming Infertility Odds

I was frustrated with the painful heavy periods that came every month with my endometriosis and I wanted so much to lose weight. Finding the MassAttack natural weight loss program meant that I could lose weight faster and the best part is, I healed my endometriosis naturally.

You too can make lifestyle changes and adjust your diet to lose weight and heal your endometriosis naturally. My experience with naturopathy has been a positive one and I would highly recommend it if you are suffering from endometriosis and want to lose weight. Changing my diet and working with Narelle brought about many positive changes. A side from losing weight and feeling like myself again, I fell pregnant naturally, which was amazing since my endometriosis had left me clinically infertile! And the best part is ... no more endometriosis and painful heavy periods. Read on to share my journey.
To View full article as posted in 'Ripple News' click here

Stress Fertility and Low Libido

One of the most notable effects of stress on women is that it can lower libido and make you “lose that loving feeling” - and this certainly does not help with conception.

It’s important to feel in the mood for a little romance with your partner, when trying to conceive. Researchers report that the female orgasm can assist the sperm move into the uterus and fallopian tubes therefore increasing your chances of conceiving.
Low libido is a sign of hormone imbalance and often the trigger is stress hormones leading to imbalances in the reproductive hormones as well as emotional strain.

To read the full article click here

Diagnosed With Endometriosis

Making lifestyle changes and adjusting your diet for endometriosis can bring about many positive physical and metabolic changes, healthy hormonal balance, as well as losing weight and improving your health. The best part is, no more painful periods associated with endometriosis and my weight loss program is 100% natural.

So why is losing weight difficult with endometriosis? click here to read full article

Weight Gain and Hormones

During pregnancy a mother’s immune system limits it’s clout to prevent the body from rejecting the foetus. After childbirth the system simply turns itself back on but there can be rebound effects as this takes place. "It is almost as if your system is making up for that lost 9 months of time and now it is twice as powerful, developing antibodies that attack normal tissue", says naturopath Narelle Stegehuis.

Narelle is leading the way in the natural treatment of this age old challenge. In medical circles this immune over reaction is referred to as an auto immune response and is a major reason why women tend to be more prone to hormonal disorders leading to weight gain and other unhealthy symptoms after pregnancy.

To view full article as published in 'smart mums' click here

Health business finds online success

Many Australian businesses are turning to the internet to drive business, utilising the web as a promotional tool. In the case of Melbourne-based naturopathy clinic Mass Attack, the business was turned into a fully integrated online operation.

Narelle Stegehuis established Mass Attack in 1999, initially as a ‘shop-front’naturopathic clinic that specialised in hormonal imbalance and weight loss.

She soon found the business was booming and demand was overwhelming, so she turned to the web to make the business “more affordable and accessible to all women.”

“ Women started flying across Australia to access my service, which was pretty crazy, so I launched my program online at www.massattack.com.au.”

Finding success both online and off, Mass Attack is now a booming enterprise and has recently launched an offshoot business Bump Fertility. To read article as published in Dynamic Buisness click here

How Do You Treat Endometriosis Naturally?

If you are frustrated with dealing with the pain of Endometriosis and know in your heart that it's time to make a change, then natural treatments are the answer. My natural program is designed for endometriosis so you improve your health and symptoms. We get to the cause of your endometriosis.

So ... will a natural weight loss program based on changing your diet to balance your hormones and deal with endometriosis naturally reduce your symptoms of endometriosis including weight gain, Yes!

Making lifestyle changes and adjusting your diet for endometriosis can bring about many positive physical and metabolic changes, healthy hormonal balance, as well as losing weight and improving your health. The best part is, no more painful periods associated with endometriosis and my weight loss program is 100% natural. To Read full article click here

Chronic Fatigue, Anxiety, Mood Changes & Can't Lose Weight? It could be your Thyroid

Chronic Fatigue, tiredness, mood swings and weight gain may be caused by hormones. If your hormones are not ‘balance’, then you may be experiencing symptoms such as depression, headaches, insomnia, chronic fatigue, weight gain and may have difficulty losing weight naturally. Thyroid disease is one of the most common hormonal disorders, after insulin resistance and diabetes. Most women with hypothyroidism have thyroid imbalance (hypothyroidism). A small minority have hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). The problem is that the symptoms of low thyroid function is often confused with depression, the signs of aging, or not identified as in the case of Carolyn, Bev and Val. To read full article click here

You're Not Going Crazy, Your Hormones Are!

PMS is something that many women have 'learnt to live with', accepting monthly changes to their mood, appetite, energy and sleep patterns as an annoying but inescapable part of life. In Australia, it is estimated that up to 75% of women experience PMS at some time, with 18% of women suffering the more severe form - premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). PMS and PMDD are often poorly diagnosed or treated. These conditions can have a severely detrimental effect on your life. The good news is PMS can be easily and effectively treated with diet, exercise and Natural Medicines. How do you know if you have PMS? To read full article click here

Menopause – Top 5 tips on how to lose weight

Menopause causes weight gain around your middle, and weight loss to plateau. This is due to the fluctuations of hormones such as estrogen, testosterone and androgens. However, there are natural Solutions to online.Your hormones in menopause have a direct influence on metabolism, appetite, appetite and fat storage, which is why it is so difficult is to achieve your weight loss goals.

To read full article click here

Prevent Miscarriage Naturally - Top 5 Tips

Miscarriage, the loss of a pregnancy generally in the first 12 weeks, occurs in at least 15% of all pregnancies. But what can you do to improve your chances of maintaining a healthy viable pregnancy to prevent miscarriage and carrying to full term?

Although miscarriage occurs much more frequently in the pregnancies of women aged 37 or older, it is not unusual for miscarriage to occur during a woman’s child bearing years. The good news is, there are natural ways to prevent recurrent miscarriage that every woman should know about.

If you have recently suffered a miscarriage, it is only natural to wonder why it happened and to want to try to prevent a recurrent miscarriage from happening again. You may have undergone a number of tests, all of which have been inconclusive and there may be no medical reason why you are miscarrying. So what do you do from here when you are told to ‘go away and try again’?

You search for answers! Did you know that hormonal imbalances such as Thyroid, Endometriosis, Poly Cystic Ovarian Disorder (PCOS), Fibroids and Cysts can all contribute to miscarriage? All of these conditions can be improved with an effective natural treatment strategy. To read full article click here

How Do I Lose Weight With Endometriosis?

Oestrogen Dominance, Endometriosis and losing weight

Endometriosis thrives on high levels of oestrogen. Oestrogen interferes with other hormones that affect your metabolism (such as your thyroid gland) causing constant weight gain. Unfortunately it’s not hard to become overloaded with oestrogen as our environment & food chain is loaded with it! To read full article click here

Chronic Stress Anxiety

Chronic fatigue, anxiety, mood swings and can not lose weight? It could be your thyroid

Chronic Fatigue fatigue, mood changes and increased weight may be caused by hormones. If your hormones are not a "balance", then you can be symptoms such as depression, pain headaches, insomnia, chronic fatigue, weight gain and may be difficult to lose weight naturally. To read full article click here

How Hormones Affect Your Shape

They have the power to make us laugh in delight or weep in despair. But hormones are extremely potent when it comes to the size and shape of your body. To read full article published in Notebook magazine click here

Feeling unwell? - let Mother Nature lend a helping hand

Over the last decade, the health movement has undergone an enormous transition – leading us to regain power in inherent understanding of our body and its care.

It is motivated by a realisation that a health care system can operate more efficiently if we adopt the goal of putting information and skills into our own hands and take a more active approach to achieving better health.

Simple changes to your diet, lifestyle and the way you think, can have a profound impact on your total well-being. Choosing therapeutic methods, based on what the Earth gives us in the form of locally available herbs, is beneficial in treating ailments from the common cold, to conditions such as PMS, constipation and painful periods – to name a few. To read full article featured in 'Living Now' click here

Are Your Hormones Making You Fat?

If you have dieted and exercised in the past only to be disappointed then don't dismay or give up just yet....
Diets and exercise are just two pieces of a complex puzzle of weight loss. Hormones are the key to unlocking your weight loss success!


Hormone Imbalance - The Secret Cause of Weight Gain

It is not common practice to get our hormones checked, but even the slightest imbalances can tip the scales and just make weight loss a futile exercise.

Hormones are often not integrated into diet programs because frankly they are very complex. There are numerous different hormones in the body and these present in over a thousand possible combinations that can affect your health and weight.


Hormones and Your Metabolism
Fat storage or fat burning in the body is dictated by hormones, specifically the hormone Insulin. There are also other hormones that effect and influence your metabolism. It is like a big interrelated web where a subtle increase in one hormone may lead to responses from other endocrine glands that produce other hormones causing symptoms such as fatigue, mood changes, low libido and weight gain to name a few. To read full article published in FeMail click here

How To Be The Woman You Want To Be

The reality of motherhood is that life after a baby means that you really don't have much time. Without spending time on yourself after a while your health, motivation & confidence can dwindle away leaving you powerless.

Many chronic illnesses in mothers go untreated, because symptoms are mistaken for common complaints of sleep-deprivation or tiredness. “Well, you’re a mum” can answer for a lot of problems, but sometimes there is more to the story.

If in 2008 you felt exhausted, depressed with debilitating fatigue, experienced hair loss, and had trouble concentrating you could be suffering from hormonal imbalance. So if you can relate to feeling this way, adopting a simple approach of just eating better & exercising more is not going to be your ‘magic feel better pill’.

To read full article as featured in 'Parenting Australia" click here

Just Diagnosed With PCOS? (Poly Cystic Ovarian Disorder)

More than 1 in 5 women are affected by Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), many also have a lowered thyroid and some have insulin resistance. Are you one of them?

Despite it’s prevalence and the awful symptoms it can bring, traditional medicine falls far short from providing successful remedies, says naturopath Narelle Stegehuis, a professional member of POSAA and Thyroid Aust, who is leading the way in the natural treatment of this and other hormonal conditions.

To read full article featured in 'Mothers Inc' click here

The Link Between Stress, Hormones and Weight gain

Cortisol is the stress hormone that is released as a reaction to a stress stimulus and which prepares our bodies for an appropriate "fight or flight" response. The problem with modern day stressors is that they are relentless. There is often no chance to recover from one stressor before we are faced with the next. Our bodies then become stuck midway through the normal stress response with chronically elevated cortisol levels.

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Candida Could Be The Cause Of Your Bloat

Getting to the cause of "the bloat" is something that some women only dream of!

One of the major causes of bloating - aside from constipation; is Candida overgrowth. When we are healthy,Candida lives in our intestines in harmony with other "good bacteria". If it over grows, it spreads roots into the walls of the intestines.

The damage to the intestinal wall allows toxins to enter the bloodstream. This condition called 'leaky gut syndrome' often leads to food allergies, foggy thinking, migraines and depression and of course - bloating.

Once through to the rest of the body, the Candida can live anywhere there are mucous membranes - it particularly likes the vagina, lungs and the sinuses, providing food for bacteria and viruses. It has an ability to disrupt the endocrine system causing symptoms such as weight gain or weight loss, PMS, menstrual irregularities, joint pains, asthma, hay fever, muscle fatigue and chronic tiredness.

To Read Full Article Featured In 'Mothers Inc' Click Here

Low Libido - Do You Suffer From Low Libido?

If you do you are not alone. Research suggests that more than 40 per cent of women worldwide report lack of or low libido, making it the commonest female sexual complaint. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you may be looking to food as a way to tickle the taste buds and spark up the libido, but before you rush to the grocery store, let’s take a closer look and see exactly what is it that makes your libido lose its mojo.

First of all, it is important to highlight that lack of libido is not necessarily a sexual ‘dysfunction’. For many women there are often very good reasons why a woman’s desire may be low, including underlying neurotransmitter weakness, hormonal imbalance, relationship disturbance, physical and emotional issues and stressful life circumstances. To read full article featured in Living Now click here

Adrenal Burnout - How Do You Know If You Have It?

Your adrenal glands are the main gland associated with adrenal burnout. Your adrenals provide you with crucial hormonal support, needed to get you through the day with energy, enthusiasm and efficiency. Adrenal burnout means you are more likely to suffer from fatigue, forgetfulness, mood swings and sleep disturbances. Living in the ‘fast' world of today exposes you to unavoidable levels of stress – and with that stress comes elevated cortisol levels.

To read full article click here

Life Style Changes For Weight Loss

Obesity is a chronic health problem which now affects many Australians and contributes to a number of different health problems (eg, heart disease and diabetes).

The increased rates of overweight and obesity in Australia is part of a worldwide trend. Today, over 50% of women are classified as overweight or obese.

The reasons for this increase are complex, but environment and changing lifestyles certainly play significant roles

Obesity is a chronic condition and there is no 'quick fix' treatment that is effective for all overweight women and relapses of weight gain are not uncommon. Lifestyle modification is essential and positive changes in your eating and exercise are essential for sustained reductions in weight. To read full article published in 'Naturally Happy' click here

Diagnosed With Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

More than 1 in 5 women are affected by Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Many also have a lowered thyroid and some have insulin resistance. Most struggle with weight and some find it hard to conceive. Does this describe you, or perhaps one of your friends?

"Despite it's prevalence and the awful symptoms it can bring, traditional medicine falls far short from providing successful remedies" says award winning naturopath Narelle Stegehuis, who is leading the way in the natural treatment of this and other hormonal conditions. To read full article published in 'Bub Hub' click here

Child Birth Causes Hormones To Go Crazy

During pregnancy a mother’s immune system limits it’s clout to prevent the body from rejecting the foetus. After childbirth the system simply turns itself back on but there can be rebound effects as this takes place.

“It is almost as if your system is making up for that lost 9 months of time and now it is twice as powerful, developing antibodies that attack normal tissue”
says naturopath Narelle Stegehuis, who is leading the way in the natural treatment of this age old challenge. In medical circles this immune over reaction is referred to as an auto immune response and is a major reason why women tend to be more prone to hormonal disorders leading to weight gain and other unhealthy symptoms after pregnancy.
To read full article featured in 'Mothers Inc" click here

Puzzled By Period Pain, Abnormal Weight and Mood Swings?

It’s no secret, periods can be an inconvenient pain. However, if yours are actually ‘painful’, heavy, irregular or lengthy it’s most likely they are symptomatic of a hormonal imbalance, which could also be linked to other frustrating symptoms you may be experiencing, such as; stubborn weight, tiredness, moodswings, sugar cravings or enlarged breasts - says naturopath Narelle Stegehuis, who is leading the way in the natural treatment of hormonal imbalances.To read full article featured in 'Mothers Inc' click here

Eat Less, Exercise More, The Weight Loss Myth Exposed

Despite your best efforts, you are gaining weight - especially around our waist and hips - dieting is just not working. So why is this happening? The answer lies in the intricate four links between hormonal balance and body fat.

To read the full article published in 'Naturally Happy' Click Here

The Secret to Weight loss

Some hormonal problems can cause your metabolism to slow down, so no matter how well you eat, you still put on weight. Naturopath Narelle Stegehuis has specialised in women's weight for over 10 years.

With a 92 per cent success rate, her online naturopathy clinic Mass Attack has helped more than 10,000 women shed kilos. This meal plan will help prevent, reverse and even get rid of the hormonal problems that are turning your weight-loss journey into a weight-loss odyssey.
To read full article featured in "That's Life" magazine, click here

Stress Less and Lose Weight

Do you remember how you used to feel? You were happy and well with steady energy and emotions. You slept soundly and woke up feeling rested. Your recovery from illness was fast. You maintained a healthy weight without dieting. Now your energy lags during the day, you feel emotionally unbalanced and you sleep poorly. You can't lose excess weight even while dieting. You use caffeine or carbohydrates as pick-me-ups. The message is clear - your adrenals need help! To read full article featured in Nova Magazine click here

Toxins in the kitchen

As mum’s we know too well the importance of providing a balanced diet for our children. Unfortunately though, many parents are unaware of the effect of Trans Fatty Acids (TFA’s) in our favourite snacks and foods. Not only do they cause weight gain, but they also effect mood, brain function and much more. Click here to read full article featured in "Inner Self"

Growing Link Between Toxins and Breast Cancer

While heart disease is still the #1 cause of mortality in women, it is breast cancer that is our deepest seated fear. Naturopath Narelle Stegehuis explores the growing evidence of a link with environmental toxins, particularly heavy metals and xenoestrogens.

Toxicity is rampant. As our environment becomes more toxic, our bodies absorb more toxins through our skin, the food we eat and the air we breathe. Studies have shown that even babies have high levels of toxins in their bodies, having been transferred through the placenta. Our bodies work hard to eliminate toxins through the skin, kidneys, liver and exhaled air. To read full article featured in Nova Magazine click here