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What is Sympathetic Dominance & How Can it Affect My Health?

What is Sympathetic Dominance & How Can it Affect My Health?

Written by Jordan Pie, Nutritionist & GAPS Practitioner. Stress can manifest itself in different ways. While our bodies have systems in place to cope with stress, constantly feeling stressed can cause problems. Do you ever: Wake up after a restless night’s sleep feeling groggy and tired? Feel overwhelmed by all the things on your to-do list – school drop-offs, work, grocery shopping – and feel your heart racing? Get home after a hectic day at work, a trip to the gym and the busy supermarket, and fall onto the couch with a glass of wine in one hand and some chocolate...

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Alison Bell
The Gut Brain Connection

The Gut Brain Connection

The Truth Behind ‘Gut Feelings’  Sometimes, I get a feeling in the pit of my stomach when something huge is about to take place. It’s happened ever since I was a kid. It can sometimes be caused by dread, by excitement, by nerves, happiness or sadness. For years I thought it was unique to me; this gut feeling. As it turns out, it’s a feeling; a sensation and almost a knowing that all of us have. It all comes down to the existence of a network of neurons (about 100 million) that line our guts and have resulted in the...

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Alison Bell
Broth of Lifes Christmas Checklist

Broth of Lifes Christmas Checklist

Christmas Tips that Might Just Change Your Life I don't know about you, but I've been in a bit of denial about how close Christmas really is. Now though, there's no denying it. The jolly, chubby dude in that unmistakable red suit is just around the corner. The realisation that Santa's imminent arrival is super close launched me out of my office chair into immediate Christmas planning action. I recently wrote a blog about avoiding the stress of Christmas. This one is similar, but more focussed on getting stuff done so you can sit back and enjoy the time. Personally,...

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Gut Health - Why is it so important?

Gut Health - Why is it so important?

Trust Your Gut There was a time when gut health was a bit of a mystery. These days, just about everyone knows that it’s important, they are just not 100% certain as to why. Believe it or not, the unsuspecting gut can affect a large percentage of our bodily functions. Have it in mint condition and you barely even notice it, but don’t look after it and you’ll know about it pretty quickly. You know when you don’t feel right, you know when you get a feeling it the pit of your stomach that just won’t go away. Yes, sometimes...

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