Recently I interviewed a wonderful GAPS diet practitioner for my podcast, Salubrious Skin with Dr Irene (episode will be uploaded next week).
It was an interesting chat about the importance of gut health for all aspects of our health.
This got me thinking and as a result spiked so many conversations in my clinic.
Is stress actually bad for our health or is it a great motivator to doing great things with our life?
We constantly hear stress is bad for us and most of us know stress can make us have sleepless nights, anxiety, chest pain, easily catching someone else’s cold/flu, headaches, making poor dietary choices and the list goes on.
Now this list can truly go on and on but IS STRESS ACTUALLY BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH?
Could the time of day dictate how you feel?
Well according to Chinese Medicine, there are 12 2-hour periods of the days that correlate to a specific meridian. When that period presents, there are symptoms that present when there is a deficiency in that organ system but the great news is if you make a few little changes, you can actually improve your health.
With so many of us struggling to fulfil our day to day duties we often worry it could be something more sinister with our health.
Before jumping into any conclusions, ask yourself could it be your thyroid?
May is Thyroid awareness month and this is a great time to get better acquainted with your thyroid gland.
I thought this was an important topic to discuss as many of my patients often ask me questions regarding chronic illness and relationships.
Often my experience with chronic illness comes up in conversations and naturally then does, “are you married? Do you have kids?”
So naturally the conversations turn to enquiry about how I have managed the two.
In my opinion, Summer is the best time of year, although this is a sentiment not shared by many.
Summer often leads to sleepless nights, constant perspiration and lethargy. For many with skin conditions, it can be a time where skin irritations worsen causing more embarrassment and shame.
There aren’t many people on this planet that can say the have never had a blemish, a pimple or a full blown ready to burst pustule. Puberty is a time in our life we would commonly experience these eruptions on our face. The beauty of the commonality of acne is that we all know what it is and can relate to someone experiencing a break out. The problem arises when puberty is well and truly passed and yet these eruptions are still occurring on a regular basis.