detox

Is sugar messing with your hormones?

Is sugar messing with your hormones?

Most will think that balancing blood sugar is just something diabetics do. Few realise that it's crucial for regulating female hormones as well. 

When our blood sugar dramatically rises and drops throughout the day we release insulin to try and compensate. But if we do this for a long time gradually we build up a tolerance to the insulin and this throws other hormones like oestrogen out of whack. This happens in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). A woman with PCOS may experience male pattern hair growth (hirsutism), irregular periods and infertility. They often struggle to maintain a healthy weight too.  

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E17 Burdock

Burdock is common around Europe and all the way into Asia. It's a bitter plant that is famous for its use as a detoxing herb because it helps the liver. However, there are many parts of the plant which have been nearly forgotten such as the seeds.

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Spring Clean: Parivrtta Anjaneyasana

Spring Clean: Parivrtta Anjaneyasana

This idea of spring cleaning can be mirrored on our mats with our physical yoga practice. As the days get longer, and the layers come off, there is a feeling of wanting to be light footed and energised.

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Spring Clean: Green Smoothie

Spring Clean: Green Smoothie

I’m so happy that Spring is finally here – I bet you are too! It’s always nice to welcome a new beginning and a chance to start fresh. When the weather is nicer it always makes it easier to go outside and move around more too!

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Spring Clean: 4 herbs to help you detox

Spring Clean: 4 herbs to help you detox

The days are getting longer, the air is warming and spring is here. I love this time of year as it always feels like the world is starting to speed up. There is a sense of excitement and I find myself more productive than ever.

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