Managing life’s uncertainties when you live with chronic illness

Managing life’s uncertainties when you live with chronic illness

Being under the load of a chronic health issue is emotionally and psychologically stressful in the extreme. It creates a lot of uncertainty and fear about how we will cope. This deep concern about the impacts of a chronic health issue is an internal threat that needs to be managed a different way, not with the fight, flight or freeze response. The body and mind are stressed enough. It doesn’t need our defence system switching on to fight an invisible foe.

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Hashimoto’s and Grave’s Disease: Two Sides of One Coin

Hashimoto’s and Grave’s Disease: Two Sides of One Coin

Hashimoto’s disease and Grave’s disease are both conditions where the immune system damages the thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland that helps regulate metabolism. Grave’s disease features an overactive thyroid and Hashimoto’s disease causes an underactive thyroid. Both conditions are distressing and can be dangerous, the question is, how can we prevent and treat them using natural or integrative therapies?

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Acai Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Acai Smoothie Bowl Recipe

With the warmer months of approaching, it’s nice to leave aside heavier winter meals and make room for refreshing smoothie bowls.

Our number one favourite is the Acai Bowl. For those of you unfamiliar with this beauty, “acai” (pronounced a-sigh-ee) is a small, round, purplish berry from the acai palm, native to Brazil and the upper parts of Amazon forest.

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