Do you have Adrenal Fatigue? Common symptoms include: Difficulty waking in the morning Need caffeine to get going Feeling overwhelmed by everyday tasks Pronounced fatigue in the afternoon between 2-5pm Feel better in the evening and more alert around 10-11pm Waking between 2-3am with busy or anxious thoughts Eyes over-sensitive to bright light [...]
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Oats and Phytic Acid Porridge oats can be a warming breakfast option during the winter but it is important to prepare oats properly. Whole-grains contain something called phytic acid which can impede absorption of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc. Soaking grains in a slightly acidic medium (i.e. warm water with [...]
Fermented Vegetables Traditionally most cultures included probiotic foods in their daily diet to aid digestion and promote beneficial bacteria in the gut. With modern diets, and processing methods such as pasteurisation, probiotic foods are now rarely eaten. A simple way to include these foods in your diet is to ferment vegetables. This is [...]
Bone Broth Posted in Natural Medicine, Nutrition | Comments Off on Bone Broth This is ideal weather for introducing bone stocks/broths into your diet. Bone broths are a great source of minerals, and contain natural gelatin which supports digestive health. You can make a large pot of stock and refrigerate or freeze some for later use. Stock can be used [...]
When is Acupuncture, Not Acupuncture? When its “dry needling”! Acupuncture and dry needling seem to many patients to be the same therapy, however they are fundamentally different both for patient safety and clinical effectiveness. I found an article from an American Acupuncturist that decided to get “Dry Needling” certification to see the difference [...]