What is endometriosis

What is Endometriosis?

It is a gynaecological condition that occurs when the endometrial tissue (the inner most lining of the uterus) is found deposited outside the uterus on various sites in the pelvis. The most common sites are the ovaries, uterine ligaments, pouch of Douglas and fallopian tubes as represented in the above diagram. Endometrial deposits can also […]

Ease period pain with an epsom salt bath

Ease period pain with an Epsom Salt bath

Dealing with period pain can be debilitating. Menstrual cramps happen when the muscles of your uterus contract. Those contractions are sparked by chemicals called prostaglandins, which are produced in the lining of the uterus. Your uterus is one big muscle, and those contractions happen to make the lining of the uterus shed, releasing prostaglandins and […]

iron and magnesium

Why Iron and Magnesium are important during menstruation

Why you need to have Iron and Magnesium rich foods during your Menstrual Phase⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Why you need Iron:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀– Monthly blood loss through menstruation can cause anaemia⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀– Heavy menstrual bleeding can make you more susceptible to iron deficiency anaemia⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀– Symptoms of iron deficiency anaemia include: tiredness, weakness, shortness of breath, poor concentration, light headedness⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀It is estimated […]

Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome 101

What is PCOS? Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition in women characterized by irregular or no menstrual periods, acne, obesity, and excess hair growth. PCOS is frequently associated with insulin resistance, metabolic disorders and cardiovascular risk factors. PCOS is increasing day by day and is the major cause of infertility.    What are the signs and […]

Fertility-Superfoods

Factors that affect Male fertility

Risk factors for low sperm quality in healthy men involve: male reproductive age, environmental exposures to endocrine disruptors (e.g., pesticides and heavy metals), and lifestyle factors (e.g., tobacco/alcohol and exercise). Obesity—with associated pathologies such as diabetes—is also a strong risk factor. The 3 most important dietary exclusions that I stress when treating infertility in both […]

Love your Heart

It’s the month of Love – so start with your heart: Supplements for Heart Health CoQ10, short for coenzyme Q10, is a substance naturally produced by the human body. Your cells use CoQ10 for growth and maintenance. CoQ10 can provide positive impacts to cardiovascular health. Because the heart is an energy-hungry muscle, insufficient energy may […]

Why you should Detox

Nurturing your digestive system and “cleaning the gut” is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Gut health is the crux of our general physical and mental health. The term detox by definition is a process or period of time in which one abstains from or rids the body of […]

What Is Homeopathy?

What is Homeopathy?  Homeopathy is a natural and holistic system of medicine that aims to remove the cause of a disease or an illness, as opposed to alleviate or suppress its’ symptoms. Often, we assume that we are ill once we exhibit signs and symptoms of a disease. However, our body undergoes processes of attempting to fight against […]

Gut Health

Today I would like to focus on gut health and the importance of our microbiome which refers to the microorganisms in a particular environment – in this case our gut. As research has progressed we see more and more illnesses and dis-ease stemming from gut issues. I found a very interesting video (a TED Talk […]

Uses of the Mighty Moringa

Uses of the Mighty Moringa Moringa oleifera – also known as drumstick tree, is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree, native to the southern foothills of the Himalayas in Northwestern India. In recent years, there have been numerous studies on this ancient super plant and it’s astounding medicinal properties in treating the most prevalent diseases of today. […]

Calcium: The when, what & why?

Calcium is not the sole contributor to bone health. The mineral portion of bone is made up of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, silicon, strontium and zinc. Healthy bone is therefore compromised of 60-70% mineral, approx. 30% collagen with trace amounts of other protein and inorganic salts and 10-20% water. Nutrients essential for the formation of healthy […]

Black Cumin Oil

In studies on rats and humans, black cumin seed oil has been found to do the following: • Inhibit tumor growth by up to 50% • Increase the growth of healthy bone marrow cells by 250% • Demonstrate strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties • Help to protect the body against damage from chemotherapy and radiation […]

Himalayan Salt

Salt is essential for life – you cannot live without it. However, most people simply don’t realize that there are enormous differences between the standard, refined table and cooking salt most of you are accustomed to using and natural health-promoting salt. Your table salt is actually 97.5% sodium chloride and 2.5% chemicals, such as moisture […]

10 Signs you might have Parasites

1. You feel tired, fatigued, or exhausted often. 2. You often don’t feel satisfied or full after your meals. 3. You travelled internationally and remember getting traveller’s diarrhoea while abroad. 4. You experience frequent food poisoning and your digestion is not up to par. 5. You have trouble falling asleep and wake up often during […]

Are you getting enough vitamin D?

There are very few foods that actually have therapeutic levels of vitamin D naturally and even fortified foods do not contain enough vitamin D to support your health needs. Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent in adults of all ages who always wear sun protection (which blocks vitamin D production) or limit their outdoor activities. The […]