Stress is something that we all experience to varying degrees throughout our life. One type of stress, known as eustress, is actually a positive type of stress and is used to help us achieve our goals in a positive and productive way. But what happens when the pressure and worry of everyday life starts to get on top of you? For some it might be work, for others finances; assignments, family, health – you name it, it is probably on someone’s list as a source of worry and frustration. The stress response that our bodies go through was designed millions of years ago to prepare ourselves for what is known as “fight or flight” – as in, do we stay and fight the dinosaur that’s about to attack or do we run away from it and hide in our cave? Now these days there are no dinosaurs stalking us but there are plenty of situations that can trigger the nervous system to prepare for this “fight or flight” response. And it’s when this survival system is triggered on a daily, weekly and monthly basis that our minds, bodies and spirits start to suffer and break down. Continue reading “3 Secrets to Help Conquer Stress and Increase Your Wellbeing”
After the Festive Season, many of us feel sluggish and like we need a good detox. So what is detoxification?
A professional detox program will help you to:
- banish bloating
- beat brain fog
- drop a few kgs
- learn how to cook clean, nutritious meals
- boost your energy
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There’s a lot of fad detox programs out there which can cause stress on the body, so it’s important to make sure you detox right.
Detoxification is something our bodies do daily – via our sweat, urine, bowels and breath. It’s the body’s way of getting rid of toxins so they don’t store in our tissues.
If we over indulge, eg too much alcohol, fatty food, sugar, medications, lack of sleep, sitting all day for work, lack of fresh air and exercise, our detox pathways can become sluggish. They still work, but not at their peak function. Our gut bugs can become out of balance, with the ones that cause bloating and tiredness in high numbers and the ones that support our immune function and gut health at lower numbers.
At Vibe, our Naturopaths and Nutritionists have 2 & 4 week detox programs tailored to suit your needs. Continue reading “Detox Programs — get your mojo back after the festive season”
What we talked about at the Stress Wellness Workshop
STRESS – a common word that is so misunderstood and frequently under rated. Our September Wellness Workshop was called ‘What’s stress got to do with it’. This was so very tongue-in-cheek because I know that the stress hormone, cortisol, is frequently the underlying issue with the range of conditions I have the good fortune to work with. So why do so many people ignore their stress response? When are we going to start taking stress seriously? And how do you know if stress is an issue for you?
- Do you suffer from excruciating period pain?
- Does it prevent you from getting out of bed, or attending work or school?
- Do you suffer from irregular or prolonged periods or bleeding?
- Do you experience mid cycle pain and/or bleeding?
- Do you suffer from digestive discomfort, bloating, constipation or diarrhoea of a cyclical nature?
- Is sex painful?
- Do you often feel fatigued and lack energy?
- Does PMS affect your day to day life and/or relationships?
What we talked about at the Thyroid Wellness Workshop
The Vibe team is dedicated to helping you be your best. One way is through sharing what we know about health with you at our fortnightly Wellness Workshops. We believe the more you know about your body and what makes it tick, the better you can be. In August I ran a workshop that focused on the ins-and-outs of thyroid health. We all had a great time and l loved all the questions that came my way. Here’s a snapshot of what we talked about.