The Call of The Feminine

The Call of The Feminine

What is it that draws us to a deeper understanding of ourselves? What is the deep longing that whispers in our hearts and minds, when we are slow or ‘within’ enough to make it out, that fuels the desire to be in nature, or to believe in the sacred and the magic and the beautiful? The Call of the Feminine is within us all, and for each of us, she beckons differently. She calls us to a path of the deep unknown, and yet she offers us the tools with which to untangle ourselves, and find the deeper meaning and purpose we are craving.

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What are Wholefoods, and why should I eat them?

What are Wholefoods, and why should I eat them?

The term 'Wholefood' relates to food that is in its original, natural state, as found in nature. The more whole a food is, the more compatible it is with our body and digestive processes. Processing our food damages its original beneficial nutrients, and most processed foods will have added chemicals such as preservatives to counteract the foods natural deterioration process. 

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Why changing how you eat could be a bigger game changer than what you eat.

Why changing how you eat could be a bigger game changer than what you eat.

What isn't regularly addressed in relationship to what we eat is our food habits, how we eat, and thought patterns around food, and there is a lot wrong with the way we tend to approach our diets in our busy, convenience modelled world.  You could be eating the most amazing, fresh produce, all organic, have a great range of macro and micro nutrients, maybe even be taking supplements, only to still feel tired, uncomfortable and fed-up. But the great thing about Naturopathic medicine, is that we know that we are more than the sum of what we eat! Here are some important factors and tools to consider implementing into your food lifestyle to help you get the most out of your food, and therefore your body.

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The Broken Feminine: How Misunderstanding our Menstrual Cycles Separates us from our Feminine Aspect

The Broken Feminine: How Misunderstanding our Menstrual Cycles Separates us from our Feminine Aspect

I don’t think I have ever felt the way I thought I should. I’ve been unable to embody a wholeness, which I have always assumed to be something everyone else managed effortlessly, leaving me an awkward, scattered bystander; a woman missing some vital part of herself. 

So, what's going on here? What is it that makes a woman feel that they don’t know themselves, can’t heal themselves, or aren’t enough simply as themselves? And how does this effect our boys and men, and the feminine aspects that reside within them?

I believe that there is one key pattern in all women, that when ignored, misunderstood or avoided, drives these sensations with a vengeance – and that is a disassociation with our feminine aspect, and in particular, the psychological and emotional underpinning of the menstrual process.

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Pre-Conception Care Checklist for Men

Pre-Conception Care Checklist for Men

Optimizing your health and overall wellness before conception can support your body’s natural fertility, assist in rectifying reproductive challenges, and facilitate a healthy pregnancy. Making changes and having tests done early on can help you identify potential obstacles sooner rather than later. The following checklist is a guideline to the types of things you may consider before trying to conceive – some will be more important than others depending on your individual health concerns and goals.

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Pre-Conception Care Checklist for Women

Pre-Conception Care Checklist for Women

Optimising your health and overall wellness before conception can support your body’s natural fertility, assist in rectifying reproductive challenges, and facilitate a healthy pregnancy. Making changes and having tests done early on can help you identify potential obstacles sooner rather than later. The following checklist is a guideline to the types of things you may consider before trying to conceive – some will be more important than others depending on your individual health concerns and goals. 

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Managing Blood Sugar & Cravings with Low GI Foods

Managing Blood Sugar & Cravings with Low GI Foods

The Glycaemic Index is a representation of how quickly the carbohydrate content of food is broken down and absorbed into the blood stream, elevating the glucose levels in the blood. One way to manage optimal blood sugar is by following a low GI diet. A slower, steadier release of glucose into the blood blunts the excessive reactions that occur with high GI foods, offering more sustainable energy, and reducing the effects of constant surges of insulin. This means more energy released over a longer period of time, helping you to feel vital and energised throughout the day, without that 3pm crash.

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Adaptogens: Herbal Warriors vs The Stress Response

Adaptogens: Herbal Warriors vs The Stress Response

Adaptogenic herbs are by far my favourite class of Phyto-therapeutic remedies. Nearly all of my clients walk out of their first consultation with at least one adaptogen under their belt, ready to fight off the harmful effects of the stress response in its many different incantations. And I want to share with you the how's and why's of these herbs and what they do, so you too can experience their efforts!

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Buckwheat & Spelt Pancakes

Buckwheat & Spelt Pancakes

This is one failsafe recipe that I absolutely adore. For me it ticks all the boxes - it's delicious, super quick to make, convenient to store in the fridge for a couple of days, warming in the winter months, and totally versatile in terms of added flavours and goodness. Nutritionally speaking it is rich in fibre, amino acids, minerals, B vitamins, and is low GI and gluten free.

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