Category Archives: Nutrition

How to optimise your health through better nutrition.

Anxiety, why now?

“Anxiety, why now?” – sponsored by Khapregesic® [ka-pra-geez-ic] a new natural pain & anxiety reliever. Combining plant-based anti-inflammatories and antioxidants, with prebiotics for a calmer gut and a more balanced microbiome.” Important notice: Be sure to talk to your healthcare professional if your anxiety symptoms are severe or last more than two weeks.  Why am […]

Top 5 Natural Period Pain and Anxiety Relievers…

“Top 5 Natural Period Pain and Anxiety Relievers…”  is sponsored by Khapregesic® [ka-pra-geez-ic] a new natural pain reliever. Combining plant-based anti-inflammatories and antioxidants, with prebiotics for a calmer gut and a more balanced microbiome. by Caroline Robertson ND AMS, Clinical Naturopath & Ayurveda Practitioner Menstruation process explained… Period pain and anxiety are a monthly menace […]

Period Pain with IBS Pain, is it my diet or ‘hidden’ endo?

Period Pain with bowel spasm

“Period pain with IBS pain – This post is sponsored by Khapregesic® [ka-pra-jeez-ic] a new natural pain reliever. Combining plant-based anti-inflammatories and antioxidants, with prebiotics for a calmer gut and a more balanced microbiome.” What causes Period and Endometriosis Pain? This is a huge subject, but very simply. During a period, the uterus contracts to […]

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

Understanding melatonin Our gut, thanks to good gut bacteria, produces over 90% of the body’s most versatile hormone, Serotonin. As well as controlling anxiety, serotonin regulates our sleep patterns as the precursor for natural melatonin production. That’s right our body produces its own melatonin naturally. Natural melatonin production is why it’s so important to look […]

Sugar lover prebiotic friend

“Sugar lover Prebiotic friend…”  is sponsored by Khapregesic® [ka-pra-geez-ic] a new natural pain reliever. Combining plant-based anti-inflammatories and antioxidants, with prebiotics for a calmer gut and a more balanced microbiome. The easy way to control sugar  Whether you’re a health professional, a home based bio-hacker or just a mum dying for a good night’s sleep, […]

Why do I crave chocolate, before my period pain arrives?

written by team@bioactivenaturalhealth.com.au Chocolate induces release of happy hormones endorphins and serotonin. You feel more relaxed and cheerful with chocolate right?  As you get used to feeling good from chocolate, you start craving it. The cravings get stronger during a period because of excessive blood loss, nutrient drain and the hormonal imbalance. Amy Stavnezer, Professor […]

2 Self Love Tips to Ease Period Pain and Anxiety

‘2 self-love tips to ease period pain and anxiety’, written by Rhovie Hulleza, with contributions from Naturopath Caroline Robertson ND* (* If your symptoms are severe please see your GP without delay) Period Pain and Anxiety relief just got easier Periods. Ugh, just the word is enough to dredge up horror stories of painful menstrual […]

Five tips to ease First-Periods Pain

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 – Triggers you can easily remove

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 […]