Common Nutrient Deficiencies In Postnatal Depletion

During my time in clinic working with Dr Serrallach and treating mothers with Postnatal depletion, I learnt that the first step in the repletion plan is rebuilding your micronutrients. This will involve blood tests to check your levels and then possibly a six week course of oral supplements followed by retesting. Supplements are often needed because there is a loss of mineral and vitamin density in food due to poor soil mineral content and long term storage of foods. So foods are good at maintaining levels but can be poor at replacing levels of vitamins and minerals. Once your depletion is on its way to being cured, you’ll be able to get the micronutrients you need from nutrient dense foods. 

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6 Ways To Improve Your Digestive Health Right Now

Most of us don’t take the time these days to sit with a meal, chew it well or eat in good company. We are usually eating at our desks, eating on the run, multi-tasking or not eating at all. The joy and very nature of food as nourishment has been lost for many, and this is not helped by the popularisation of quick convenience foods and ‘food’ like foods, which trick us into thinking it’s okay to eat them as quickly as they can be purchased. The truth is real food takes time to prepare, just like it should take time to be eaten, and here is why –

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Why Teach Children To Meditate?

We all want happy, healthy lives for our children but in todays high-tech, fast paced world it’s pretty easy for our children to become over-stimulated, overwhelmed and disconnected to their natural world. As a result there are increasing reports of high levels of anxiety and mental health problems amongst children as young as primary school age. Living in this world today our children need tools to become more mindful and better able to cope with the increasing pressures of modern living.

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4 Tips To Thrive In The Fourth Trimester

As I almost come to the end of the fourth trimester with my third child, I have been thinking about what a sacred and special time it is and how we can best survive (and indeed thrive) during a period which can be equal parts bumpy and confusing as it is blissful and fulfilling. The first twelve weeks after giving birth are intensely raw and emotional, where tears flow with breast milk and the mother is enveloped in a mix of oxytocin soaked, heart aching love and bliss as well as extreme physical exhaustion and a state of hyper vigilance as she adapts to this new way of life. 

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Top 4 For Family Wellness This Winter

Infections such as the cold and flu are a part of life and despite the annoyance and discomfort of becoming ill, these infections do have an essential role in the development of our immune system. How we respond to infection, that is, how well or how badly we cope or bounce back, depends on a variety of factors including the strength of the immune system, the effectiveness of the barrier mechanisms (skin, nose, mouth, digestive tract), the virulence of the organism and lastly the vitality of the individual.

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Why Vedic Meditation is Perfect for Mothers

Imagine feeling like a patient, calm, relaxed mother unfazed by sibling fights, sleep deprivation, endless multi-tasking and constant demands – where clarity and vitality are the norm? As many mothers are discovering, Vedic Meditation is an amazing tool which helps us do just that. Over three years ago I found myself as a newly single mother with three very young children (5 years, 3 years and 15 months at the time).

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Post Natal Depletion

After my second child was born, I suffered from severe post natal depletion. That difficult time luckily led me to a wonderful job in Integrative medicine where I worked with inspiring doctors alongside wonderful naturopaths, acupuncturists, traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and other skilled therapists. I have a special interest in women’s health and postnatal care and after reading about the work Dr Oscar Serrallach was doing, I was keen to get involved. 

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