AQUA THERAPY

What is it? Aquatic therapy is physical therapy that takes place in a pool or other aquatic environment under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional. Aquatic therapy is also known as water therapy, aquatic rehabilitation, aqua therapy, pool therapy, therapeutic aquatic exercise or hydrotherapy. Common goals of aqua therapy programs include: Improving flexibility ImprovingContinue reading “AQUA THERAPY”

PCOS MANAGEMENT

Following my post on PCOS here is a short 10 point list on how to manage it: Very important to address blood sugar imbalances, insulin resistance and chronic inflammation. Focus on balanced meals consisting of healthy fats, carbs, fibre and protein – aim to have a balance at each meal, this will slow the rateContinue reading “PCOS MANAGEMENT”

10 TIPS for better sleep from Ray Peat

All of the following sleep-enhancing tips promote the production of energy and a reduction in substances that increase stress and inefficient energy production. 1. Eat something salty before bed.Sodium lowers several stress mediators that can rise during sleep including serotonin, adrenaline, cortisol, and aldosterone. Salt optimizes the blood volume and circulation essential for the delivery of oxygenContinue reading “10 TIPS for better sleep from Ray Peat”

Digestive issues and inability to lose fat?

Is this you? It’s time we focus on the health of your liver, if your liver is not functioning optimally – your hormones will have a hard time remaining balanced. Not only is the liver in charge of metabolizing hormones and converting thyroid hormones (T4- inactive form to T3- active form) – but it playsContinue reading “Digestive issues and inability to lose fat?”

THE IMPORTANCE OF SLEEP

“Good sleep requires fairly vigorous metabolism and a normal body temperature. In old age, the metabolic rate is decreased, and sleep becomes defective.” Ray Peat. PhD The key to quality sleep is high energy metabolism and maintaining optimal body temperature (36.6’C-37’C). Ample energy is required to relax fully and sleep deeply. Children sleep well becauseContinue reading “THE IMPORTANCE OF SLEEP”

10 WAYS TO HONOUR YOUR HORMONES.

10 WAYS TO HONOUR YOUR HORMONES.   Enjoy regular movement and exercise that you enjoy. Eat whole foods to nourish and fuel your body . Respect your natural sleep chronotype and circadian rhythm.  Take time to understand the different phases of the menstrual cycle. Spend time in nature and practice grounding . Learn the root causes of your stressContinue reading “10 WAYS TO HONOUR YOUR HORMONES.”

Busting 8 Diet Myths

Myth 1: Carbohydrates are fattening and should be limited when trying to lose weight. Many foods high in starch, like bread, rice, pasta, cereals, beans, fruits, and some vegetables (like potatoes and yams) are low in fat and calories. They become high in fat and calories when eaten in large portion sizes or when coveredContinue reading “Busting 8 Diet Myths”