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Feminine and Masculine Energy to Look and Feel Your Best

It's been some time since I wrote a lifestyle based article for Lavender & Co. so today I'm doing just that, and delving into how you can use both the masculine and feminine energy in order to look and feel your best.I think a lot of people still feel as though they have to choose between the energy of masculine or feminine, or think perhaps only females have the feminine and vice versa. What I have found to be true is that we each possess both the masculine and the feminine, many of us do however lean more towards one side, perhaps even without realising. When I talk about 'using' each of the energies to look and feel your best,...

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Nutrients To Support Mental Health

Often times issues such as depression are thought of mainly in terms of a biochemical imbalance or emotional issues - but did you know the foods you eat play a huge role in determining the state of your mental health ? Eating patterns that occur when someone is depressed are much the same as they are PRE depression - these things include lack of appetite, meal skipping, cravings for sweet foods. Many people suffering from depression may be deficient in an array of essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals. In this article I'm going to discuss a few of the most important nutrients, minerals etc - and give some examples of where you can source them in your diet. Please not...

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How Can a Naturopath Help With Stress & Anxiety ?

Stress is something we all have to cope with, and while some of us may be good at regulating our systems, others may need some help ( plus there is always room for improvement when it comes to stress management ). You may not think that a naturopath would be the first person to turn to when it comes to stress and anxiety,  but there are actually many aspects we can help with. Now depending on the severity of your anxiety (and what I mean by this is really how is it affecting you - are you able to function as normal or are you stuck in bed ?) will depend on whether a naturopath is the right practitioner for you....

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How the Body Receives and Responds to Stress

Hello everyone, hope you are all staying well and hopefully keeping stress at bay during this time. This week I'm talking you through what actually happens in your body when you are faced with stress. I'm explaining in simpler terms the physiological and pathophysiological aspects so you can have a better understanding of what's actually going on inside. Before I get into this, I just wanted to let you know also that I have an article detailing some of my favourite herbs to support mental health - which can be taken as a tea, liquid herbs or powdered - depending on your preference. You can find the article here. A stress response within the body can occur for any number of...

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What is SIBO?

Hello everyone - hope you are all doing well. This week I'm talking you through a specific digestive issue; SIBO. In this post you will find the symptoms associated with this, the potential causes, how one diagnoses this condition and some of the treatment options available from a naturopathic perspective. As usually, please do not take this as medical advice. If you think you may have this condition it is important to consult your health care professional, and receive proper treatment and care. This condition is also one that is often treated symptomatically and the root cause of which is overlooked - so if you are seeking treatment be sure it is from someone that knows the ins and outs...

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