The pelvic floor and endopelvic fascia undergo changes during pregnancy, influenced by the major hormonal shifts taking place, and the new musculoskeletal demands on the body. We are talking about three main hormones, relaxin, oestrogen and progesterone.
We are each born with a unique nutrition and health ‘savings account’ – some are granted extra funds (via genetics, early diet, happiness, a healthy environment) while others enter the world already depleted. Each time we experience stress it draws on our reserves, syphoning credit away and gradually eating into our squirrelled stash. Eventually we enter the red – the timing is different for everyone, and once ‘bankrupt’, illness can emerge.
Foot drop, is a simple way to describe the loss of Range of Movement (ROM) in your ankle. Dorsiflexion is what occurs when your heel is on the ground and the tibia (shin bone) is able to glide over the talus (ankle bone) in order to allow the foot to land in front of you when you stride.
Essential oils are a simple but powerful and versatile way toeradicate chemicals out of your life. They can be used forcleaning, beauty, personal care, and as a home remedy,effectively substituting most toxic chemicals in your home.
Parkinson’s Disease is classified as a movement disorder that is most likely to onset for people in their 50s and 60s. Although about 5 % of Parkinson’s Disease cases occur in people under the age of 40 years. Learn more.....
Music to a women’s ears - No Period!… BUT.. Oestrogen plays a key role in keeping our skeletal muscles ( including the pelvic floor muscles ) robust, our connective tissue strong and our blood vessels plump.
Plastic has many names, but no matter how much we try to gentrify plastic, it is essential to focus on what the raw material for plastic really is – crude oil. We are all aware of the damages the indiscriminate use of plastic is causing to our planet.
Bone broth provides the nutritional synergy to calm an overactive immune system while supplying the body with raw materials to rebuild stronger and healthier cells. This is why it is such a great healing food to have when the body is encountering stress from bacterial or viral infections as well as digestive disorders and leaky gut syndrome.
Natural medicine is a great way to support your baby as it develops and grows, in combination with a healthy unprocessed diet. The more food you are making from scratch, and the less jarred and packaged foods you are feeding them, the healthier they are going to be.
Melatonin is an essential hormone that provides a multitude of benefits throughout the human body. Mistakenly it has been dubbed the hormone of sleep, but more accurately it is the "hormone of darkness," since it trains our circadian rhythms to the day and night cycles, a critical cycle to be aligned with for optimal health.
A surprising new study on the long-term health effects of cleaning products found that inhaling sprays and other chemical cleaners at home or work may be as damaging to lungs as a 20-year, pack-a-day smoking habit
Ironically, the yoga trend that has developed in the West has been built from its very foundation, starting with the use of highly toxic mass-produced yoga mats to the ‘Lulu Lemon culture’ upon -- plastic. As we flock in masses to various yoga studios in search of a happier and healthier life, we ironically start our yogic journey in a platform (yoga mat) that poses a direct interference in our energy field.
In terms of the effects of hormone mimicking chemicals in our bodies, we’re looking at compromised reproductive and behavioural health, immune systems, thyroids, neurological systems, and tumour development, all being very strongly linked – is not the fact that there ‘could be’ a link, enough when it comes to issues like this and their potential to affect us so adversely? The power to vote through knowledge and with one’s dollar, is possibly the only true power we have – I ain’t waiting for ...
‘Fascia is the biological fabric that holds us together, the connective tissue network. You are about 70 trillion cells – neurons, muscle cells, epithelia – all humming in relative harmony; fascia is the 3-D spider web of fibrous, gluey, and wet proteins that binds them all together in their proper placement.’
Those who suffer from plantar fasciitis well know that familiar, sharp pain in the heel and bottom of the foot. Taking those tentative first steps when you get out of bed each day can be a less than pleasant experience!
We recognise how stressful thoughts are linked to physical stress, like imagining a future situation creating tension in the body. The question is; does thinking create stress, or does stress create thinking? Do our minds create fear, or does fear create our thoughts?
We love this lady and really think her message should be spread. Even though she will be contributing to our magazine regularly, we can never get enough information! If you think you might have an inflammatory condition doing her course...