Dietitian, clinical nutritionist or nutritionist – what’s the difference?

Dietitian, clinical nutritionist or nutritionist – what’s the difference?

A clinical nutritionist, dietitian and nutritionist walk into an organic cafe, order a green juice, a decaf almond latte and some smashed avo and all get along. If you’re not in the know, it probably sounds like three of the same person walked in together but these people all have very different jobs!  If you’re [...]

An introduction to Endometriosis

An introduction to Endometriosis

What is endometriosis? Endometriosis (also known as 'endo') is an estrogen-dependent condition whereby functional endometrial tissue is found on sites outside of the uterus, such as the ovaries, ligaments near the cervix (uterosacral ligaments), pelvis, vagina or intestines (Norris, 2019). As tissue is functional, it can lead to scarring, adhesions and ovarian cysts (endometriomas) (Norris, [...]

The vagus nerve

The vagus nerve

What is the vagus nerve? The vagus nerve is a pair of nerves that connect the brain (hypothalamus) to the digestive system (stomach to be exact). Through the digestive system, it connects the brain to the internal organs and is responsible for calming the body after the fight or flight response has been activated. It [...]

Self-care, more than face masks and cups of tea (although there’s nothing wrong with that either)

Self-care, more than face masks and cups of tea (although there’s nothing wrong with that either)

When faced with constant stressors in every aspect of life, self-care isn’t a want; it’s a need. And it’s more than just a facemask when the world feels too much (although that can be very necessary too). Self-care is vital to maintaining health and wellbeing. Stress increases cortisol levels in the body. This hormonal release [...]

Nourishing 07.08.20

Nourishing 07.08.20

August 2020 Eating + cooking // I’ve been finding myself leaning towards warm foods lately as I try to keep my body warm (one of my fibromyalgia symptoms is feeling like my bones are cold and won’t warm up). I’ve been making a big pot of these stewed apples on a Sunday afternoon and then [...]