Living with migraine headaches

As a migraine suffer myself since puberty, at the age of 12, I understand how debilitating these can be.  I now know that hormonal fluctuations during puberty can influence brain structure and function especially when combined with genetic and epigenetic factors and lead to enhanced susceptibility of a migraine condition. No two people experience migraine […]

Mood, anxiety and female hormones

Fluctuations in our hormones affect mood, sleep, motivation, memory and cognition, and women are up to 3 times more likely to suffer from depression than men. The process of hormone creation in our bodies is a complicated process requiring nutrients obtained from diet, what you eat can go a long way to addressing symptoms of […]

How To Keep Your Breasts Healthy

October is breast cancer awareness month and the information given on websites and pamphlets emphasizes statistics on women contracting breast cancer, finding a cure and treatment options, there is very little information teaching women what we can all do to prevent it in the first place. In the words of Dr Christian Northrup, a New York Times best-selling author, […]

World Alzheimer’s Month

Did you know yesterday (September 21st) was World Alzheimer’s Day and September is World Alzheimer’s Month? Alzheimer’s disease is growing with 2 out of 3 people diagnosed with dementia have Alzheimer’s Disease. The number of cases are increasing every year More women than men are affected As you age your risk increases For more information and how […]

The 5 side effects of kindness

Last week I discovered a book that I really enjoyed, called The 5 side effects of kindness, by Dr David Hamilton. This book shows how kindness alters the brain, improves the cardiovascular system, is an antidote for depression and slows aging! Being kind doesn’t need to involve doing big huge things, but rather be kind […]

Vitalise Spring Revive!

It’s no secret that we live in a toxic environment. Every day we encounter toxins from the air we breathe, the water we drink, car exhaust, industrial pollution, plastic containers, pesticides, herbicides and chemicals in our food and personal care products. Not only do we need to rid ourselves of these toxins, to achieve true […]

Natural ways to deal with chronic pain

According to the Ministry of Health, one in five New Zealander’s suffer from chronic pain, resulting from an array of causes from sports injury, osteoarthritis, nerve pain, migraine to fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid arthritis and other pain syndromes. The dangers of medication The majority suffering from chronic pain will use medication sometimes on a daily basis, however these […]