Blog — self care

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
Balancing Self-Care and Fitness

Balancing Self-Care and Fitness

Written by Dana Brown. What is self-care? It’s not an indulgence; it’s a necessity. Self-care is often the first thing we sacrifice when life explodes and the calendar overflows. If you experience constant stress, irritability, anxiousness, or poor eating or sleep habits, it’s time to recalibrate. Self-care is crucial to maintaining a balanced life because it helps to prevent overload burnout, reduces the negative effects of stress, and allows you to refocus. Everyone recharges differently. Some people meditate, while others seek nature or escape into a good book. Depending on your individual situation, you can develop a holistic self-care plan...

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Alison Bell
Too Busy Taking Care of the Family to Take Care of Yourself?

Too Busy Taking Care of the Family to Take Care of Yourself?

From the moment we first find out there is a baby on the way we are told to look after ourselves. Yet, almost immediately, an instinct kicks in that causes us to put ourselves second, third and, in some cases, last. As expectant mothers we do of course eat better, ensure we are active and look after our bodies, but when you think about it, none of us are doing it for ourselves are we? We’re doing it for the little person growing inside us. There is obviously nothing wrong with this. We all do it. It’s instinct. An innate...

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