Massage to improve your mood

Regular massage therapy may decrease cortisol, the hormone we release to help us adapt to stressful situations. Massage has also been shown to increase both serotonin and dopamine. These are your feel good hormones. Cortisol is a hormone that you releases in response to your perception of stress. It is very necessary to alert us […]

How can I increase my progesterone naturally?

Increasing progesterone can be done in many ways. From a naturopathic perspective, ensuring the building blocks for making progesterone are fun in the diet is important, however examining social bonds is by far the most interesting way of increasing progesterone I’ve come across. To understand this concept we first need to learn about oxytocin. Oxytocin […]

Laughter as medicine

Our society places a big emphasis on diet but good health is more than just diet. It encompasses the integration of a number of vital factors including a sense of community as well as sound mental health.If you’ve ever spent some time around a small child it will be clear to you that they laugh […]

How to lose weight without changing your diet

While weight loss has a lot to do with what we eat, don’t underestimate the power of your mind in helping to shed winter kilos. Research shows that just by changing our behaviour around certain lifestyle habits, we can lose weight and improve our health. You use a wide glassNow you might have thought I […]

How 5 minutes of gratitude can make you feel better..almost instantly!

When life feels challenging, even though it may feel like the last thing you want to do, writing down one or two things you are grateful for each day, might be the thing that actually helps you the most. I started keeping a gratitude journal after a relationship breakdown. The idea of keeping one initially […]