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Belinda Kirkpatrick
Is it me, or does it seem like the media has made eating healthy almost impossible? All you have to do is fast for 19 hours, breathe deeply in a headstand for three hours and drink lemon water for the other hour. And once you’ve finally nailed that ‘diet’, a new diet pops up to...
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I want to start by saying that oestrogen isn’t the bad guy at all; oestrogen is vital in maintaining healthy cholesterol levels, bone mineral density and helping us fall pregnant. Oestrogen can become a problem when, like anything, it’s in excess. Oestrogen dominance is widespread amongst women and is one of the most prevalent hormonal...
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Wouldn’t it be wonderful if after we hit adolescence, we didn’t have to experience acne ever again? Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Whether you endure cystic acne or just a few breakouts throughout your cycle, I don’t need to tell you that acne can be uncomfortable, embarrassing and just plain annoying. If your skin...
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Looking After Your Adrenals Have you ever wondered if your adrenals are fatigued? If you have, they probably are. What are the adrenal glands? The adrenals are two glands situated on top of the kidneys. The adrenal glands act in response to stress by secreting aldosterone, cortisol and epinephrine. We need the adrenal glands to...
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In the Southern Hemisphere, spring has sprung and unfortunately, so has the rise of histamine reactions! Histamines are a substance released by the immune system when it’s trying to get rid of an allergy, such as grass, dust mites, pollen, food allergens and more. When our histamines are functioning well, they’re released alongside an enzyme...
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Kelsey Ferencak thought she was doing everything right when she started a wellness overhaul, little did she know she was about to seriously screw up her hormones and health.
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I have a basic philosophy that everything lasts three days in the fridge so I tend to prep on Sundays and Wednesdays to avoid having to spend too long prepping in the kitchen each time – the trick is to be organised and then get fast and efficient and streamlined so that you can be...
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You might be doing all the right things to avoid major toxin players, like not smoking and switching to organic fruit and vegetables where possible. But there’s likely to be one area where you can up your game: around your home. Did you know that the majority of cleaning products are full of ingredients that...
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Belinda Kirkpatrick, naturopath, nutritionist, creator of app The Seed Concept and author of Healthy Hormones is an expert in fertility. Here, she gives her top tips and advice for women trying to conceive. Quality over quantity It’s important to have regular conception attempts in your fertile window. This is usually around four days before ovulation until...
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Menopause can be a challenging time for many women. Falling oestrogen levels can result in a variety of unwanted symptoms such as hot flashes, insomnia, dryness, mood changes, urinary tract infections and more. Eating well (and focusing on our mantra of always including a source of ‘protein, good fats and something fresh’ with each meal)...
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