Your Remedy Blog
Thanks for stopping by. I share articles on healthy living, herbs, food as medicine, and my own personal take on “hot” health topics.
Disclaimer: This blog provides general information only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice.
Get refreshing sleep in your 40s From the mid-40s onwards a woman’s reproductive system starts to get ready for retirement. This 5-10 year period before your period leaves town for good is peri-menopause. Along with hot flushes and mood swings, one of...read more
Why you need to think beyond diet and exercise Diet and exercise are the two things many of us immediately think about when we want to lose weight. While there is no denying these two factors are the stars of the weight loss show there are some important...read more
In Part 1 of this article, we looked at why women can gain weight, especially on the abdomen when they hit their forties. Now, we’ll take a look at some specific diet and lifestyle strategies you can use to balance hormones and stay healthy ...read more
The impact of hormone shifts on your metabolism Are you a woman in your 40s who eats a healthy diet and exercises regularly? Perhaps you’ve noticed a little weight gain on your tummy, unwanted “love handles” you can’t seem to shift despite...read more
Hands up who inhales their food? Is your dinner down before the ad break ends? Chewing, or mastication is the numero uno step in digestion. Often we fail to give it the attention it deserves. A substandard chewing game puts pressure on the rest of the...read more
Discover the underlying cause Trouble buttoning up your jeans? After eating, does your stomach resemble someone who's six months pregnant? Are yoga pants the only item of clothing that feels remotely comfortable? Bloating is a common digestive complaint and one...read more
Iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency in the world. Although your body recycles most of the iron it requires from red blood cells, your stores need to be topped up with around 1-2 mg a day due to small losses through sweat, urine and...read more
A common nutrient deficiency Iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency in the world. A 2010 study estimated that 1 in every 3 people (32.9%) have low iron1. Why iron is important Iron is an essential component of haemoglobin found in your...read more
Introducing your evening routine Morning routines are a hot topic at the moment. The Internet has more advice about how to optimise your time from the moment your feet hit the floor in the morning than I’ve had cups of tea in my life - trust me, I drink a LOT...read more
Are you feeling tired, exhausted and haggard? Can’t seem to get your energy back and, in the words of Bilbo Baggins, you’re feeling like “not enough butter scraped over too much bread”. Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms people want my help with...read more
Hands up, who wants to get smarter? Perhaps you’re a student with exams coming up or just wanting to take preventative action against age-related memory decline. Well, the herbal world has got you covered. Nootropic is a fancy word for "acting on the brain" and...read more
Sleep for brain health Sleep helps your brain work better. Get enough good quality time between the sheets, and you'll ace the competition in learning tasks, memory recall and reaction times. Recent research reveals the detrimental effect of chronic poor sleep...read more