By

Belinda Kirkpatrick
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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Just as you might refresh your wardrobe as you enter into a new decade of life, so too should you make adjustments to your diet. We’re not talking drastic or unrealistic overhauls, rather mindfully filling your plate with foods that will support your body and brain at the stage it’s in. Nutritionist and naturopath Belinda...
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As a woman, you probably know all about the hormone oestrogen. It’s responsible for many things including developing and maintaining the female reproductive system, helping to support bone density, increasing serotonin and other feel-good chemicals in the brain, ensuring good sleep and a healthy libido. But what you might not realise is that environmental oestrogens are a group of more than...
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A new Australian study has confirmed what we already suspected: that eating nutrient poor foods results in poor academic outcomes, particularly in the areas of reading, numeracy and language (spelling, grammar and punctuation). 
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