Category Archives: Nutrition

How to optimise your health through better nutrition.

2 self love tips to ease period pain

written by Rhovie Hulleza, with contributions from Naturopath Caroline Robertson ND* (* If your symptoms are severe please see your GP without delay) Periods. Ugh, just the word is enough to dredge up horror stories of painful cramps, foul moods and strange eating habits. Some of us go to battle against these side effects by […]

Five tips to achieving pain-free First-Periods

More and more first-period girls are experiencing dysmenorrhoea or painful periods and unfortunately a greater percentage than ever before are being prescribed the oral contraceptive pill. Whilst ‘the pill’ is the only answer for some first-period girls and excessively painful periods should always be accompanied by a visit to the GP, lifestyle changes and diet […]

Solving the IBS Riddle – Remove Triggers

A simple explanation from Gastroenterologist Dr. Robynne Chutkan may have your IBS covered. “Eliminate your gut triggers” is what Robynne advises us to do*. Robynne’s 3 easy steps to controlling our IBS-C (constipation type) and IBS-D (diarrhea type) start with eliminating triggers. For most of us these are to remove two things: processed carbohydrates (try […]

Melatonin the sleepy hormone – why TAKE it when you can MAKE it?

Our gut, thanks to good gut bacteria, produces over 90% of the body’s most versatile hormone, Serotonin. Among its many duties this hormone regulates our sleep patterns as the precursor for natural Melatonin production. (Don’t shoot the messenger, our founder Rick loves this chemical diagram… I know right!) Natural Melatonin production is why it’s so […]

Fructose Not So Sweet After All

New studies* are showing that the sugars from fruits (fructose) are NOT processed in the liver as previously thought. Instead, fructose is processed in the small intenstine where excessive fructose (the bits that can’t be processed fast enough) then pass through to the liver. But the shocking fact is that the liver cannot process fructose […]