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Belinda Kirkpatrick
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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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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Chicken and Quinoa Salad 100g cooked chicken, shredded 1/2 cup quinoa (cooked = 1 cup) Handful sweet cherry tomatoes sliced in half ½ lebanese cucumber, diced 2 tbsp pepitas 2 tbsp almond slivers 2 tbsp chia seeds 2 tbsp goji berries Handful of rocket leaves ¼ bunch mint leaves, chopped 1 teaspoon tumeric 1/2 tsp…
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It’s not just what we put inside our bodies that’s important, but also we put on our skin. You can read all about what ingredients to avoid here in your skincare and makeup, but what you probably want to know is what’s going instead
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Scrolling through the Trump scandals and Kylie Jenner baby watch updates, you’ve probably read some headlines about how the ingredients in your makeup are potentially harming you and your skin. This is alarming, to say the least, because even if your routine is less ‘Kardashian
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Are you thinking about your hormonal health? You should be! Hormones are kind of like hair ties – it’s easy to forget how important they are, especially because they’re hard to keep track of. But boy, when it comes to your health, hormones have a far-reaching and profound effect.
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The recent study which showed that taking B3 supplements can significantly prevent miscarriage and birth defects is exciting and promising news. Mulitple miscarriages in some women and birth defects in some babies were found to be caused from a deficiency of NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) which is
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Pyroluria is also known as pyrrole disorder. Pyrroles are waste products produced from the breakdown of haemoglobin (the molecule which carries oxygen around the body). Pyroluria occurs when there are an excessive amount of pyrroles produced which can bind or inhibit nutrients such as vitamin B6, zinc, biotin and GLA (and to a lesser extent,...
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