Detox – Do you need it? And how to do it safely.

Everyone knows someone that has gone on a ‘detox’ – maybe it was a 48 hour fast; maybe a juice-cleanse in Bali; maybe just ditching junk food, alcohol and caffeine for a week or two.  But what exactly is detoxification, and how can we support our body through this process? Firstly – if you are…

Chronically elevated cortisol & the Endocrine System.

  Elevated cortisol is hugely significant in disrupting the delicate balance of our Endocrine System. Cortisol definition. First, let’s define cortisol.  Cortisol is known as the ‘fight-or-flight’ hormone, and is released by the adrenal glands in times of high stress and/or emergency.  It is actually released in small amounts throughout the day to assist in…

What is Inflammation?

What is inflammation?  How does the body control inflammation?  What inhibits an anti-inflammatory response?  And should you be concerned about it? Inflammation is the body’s response to pain, injury and illness.  It is a natural process that the body uses to heal.  This could be a scraped knee, a headache or something more serious like…