More autoimmune sufferers, but specifically rheumatoid arthritis sufferers are looking for natural alternatives to a bevy of hardcore drugs that don’t seem to be working – prednisolone, plaquenil, methotrexate and more.
Alice at 43, could barely get out of the car to see me. She was on Plaquenil for your swollen, aching joints (ankle, knees, finger, hips….) and it wasn’t working. Methotrexate, a chemotherapy drug was the next option. Alice was keen to try other options before she went there, googling the side effects had shaken her. She was trying to look after her two young boys and keep her part time receptionist job.
Was there a safer, kinder and easier way of addressing her faulty immune system that was attacking her joints?
Three weeks after seeing me Alice’s inflammatory markers had halved and three months later she was reporting 2/10 on pain scale with no flare ups. Life was good, much easier with less pain. Alice was also feeling the benefits of what we were doing in all areas of her life. Her energy had tripled, she was sleeping better, her brain fog had cleared and wasn’t constipated or bloated anymore. Alice had started her daily swims at the local beach again. Now that brought a huge smile to her face. She was living again, not just getting by.
Treat Low Libido Naturally – Libido Taken A Serious Nose Dive? Here’s 4 Reasons Why & 6 Hacks To Get It Sorted
Libido taken a serious nose dive? I liken sex drive to the canary in the coal mine of your overall physical and mental health.
After years of helping people who’ve lost their spark or mojo. I know that lousy sex drive, no energy, poor sleep, skin problems, and bloating aren’t symptoms that can be fixed fast with a tablet or an injection. They are your body telling you something is wrong with your hormones.
4 Causes of Low Sex Drive
Overall 70 percent of low sex drive is due to misfiring hormones. Of course, there are other considerations, such as relationship issues, communication problems, mismatch of expectations and style. These all need to be explored and renegotiated for a greater sexual connection.
Although, a lesser known truth is that your hormones start to change when you’re in your twenties, not just in menopause. Your hormones operate in an intricate maze of biofeedback loops, whereby when one is out it creates a domino effect down the line.
As you take on more in your life, your cortisol, or main stress hormone rises and starts to rob your other sex hormones. Testosterone and DHEA begin to decline, and so does your adaptability to stress. Your oestrogen and/or progesterone can drop, causing you to have oestrogen dominance or PMS. You may experience high testosterone, such as with polycystic ovarian syndrome or low testosterone, as a result of excess stress or aging. Or your thyroid may start to cough and splutter.
Physical issues that can cause low libido include low testosterone, prescription medicines, too little or too much exercise, and alcohol and drug use. Psychological issues can include depression, stress, and problems in your relationship. – WebMD
Natural Remedies for Insulin Resistance – Tired, Hungry, Gaining Weight? Want To Learn How To Make It All Stop?
Natural Remedies for Insulin Resistance – Have you been feeling tired, hungry and gaining weight? Hitting a wall in the afternoons and feeling “blahhh” more often than not? Maybe waking at night to go to toilet or feeling thirstier than normal?
These can be common signs of insulin resistance.
Did you know it is estimated 500,000 people in Australia suffer from undiagnosed insulin resistance? Most of them are unaware they have it and it just creeps up on them. I over hear them saying things like, “I think I’m just getting old” and leave it at that, like there is nothing you can do about it.
Well, that’s so not true! And it makes me even more determined to teach you otherwise. In truth, it’s a sign, your blood sugar levels are not as good as they should be. You don’t necessarily have diabetes, but you’re well on the way towards it.
Getting your blood sugar sorted, will mean you have less chance of getting diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, gaining weight or not being able to lose it, polycystic ovarian syndrome, breast cancer, and much more.
Eating in a way that balances your blood sugar, reduces inflammation and oxidative stress, and improves your liver detoxification is the key to preventing and reversing insulin resistance and diabetes. – Huffpost
Good news is, it’s not that hard to manage and heal. Let’s take a look at insulin resistance more closely and some Natural Remedies for Insulin Resistance.
Female Hormones Weight Loss – Diets and exercise not working? Don’t give up!
“Calories in, calories out” has traditionally been the mantra of doctors counseling women on weight loss. While your best friend can eat hot fudge sundaes without gaining a pound, you look at a bagel and it seems to go straight to your thighs. Your doctor may tell you you’re clearly consuming more calories than you realize. But if you feel that you are starving and the scale doesn’t budge, consider another part of the weight-loss equation–your hormones. – Livestrong
Female Hormones Weight Loss – Statistics show hormones cause Weight Gain in 75% of Women
Here are 7 signs your hormones are out of balance:
- Gaining weight around the middle and can’t shift the weight no matter what you do.
- Feeling tired, irritable more often than not.
- Feeling bloated often these days.
- Everything is starting to stress you, even the little things.
- Rely on coffee, tea to give you a pep up often during the day.
- Can’t think properly, your brain feels like it is full of cotton wool.
- Your sex drive has taken a nose dive.
5 Reasons Why Nothing Beats A Great Retreat
Ahhhh……..there is nothing like just stopping to regroup. It feels amazing.
Letting go all the “to do” lists to just breathe.
Health retreats have almost become a necessity in modern-day life, as the pressures of work and family life increase and the pace of life quickens.
Many of us choose retreats for similar reasons – to give our minds, bodies and souls a chance to recharge and regain their balance.