by Robyn Dickson BHSc Comp.Med
June 15, 2016
We all suffer from it from time to time....or all the time!
Stress can be EXTERNAL (Environmental, life experiences, dietary factors) or INTERNAL (Genetic predisposition, age, sex)
What are our stressors and how does our body respond to them?
The causes are various and may be a single or combination of factors. The cause affects the severity and the length of the suffering. Short-term (acute) stress can be caused by a change in environmental or personal circumstances. This may be sudden or unusual, such a change or loss of job, changing schools, moving home, building a house, getting married, divorce, an unsuccessful relationship, an argument, pregnancy, childbirth, financial worries, Christmas, an accident, injury or illness of one's self or loved ones...
by Robyn Dickson BHSc Comp.Med.
June 15, 2016
February is here already! Well into the New Year and the start of the Chinese New Year of the Wood Horse. This is a time to enjoy the sunshine, beaches, holidays, celebrations and gatherings. It is also the month to love....….........Your Liver! Especially after a little over-indulgence.
Did you know that your liver is the largest gland in your body and the 2nd largest organ (2nd to skin) and weighs about 1.4kg. It has 10 functions which include; digestion, bile production, metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and protein, stores essential nutrients (eg vitamins D,E,K,A), immunity, production of clotting factors, degrades excess hormones and helps in synthesising some hormones, detoxification of drugs, chemicals, alcohol and other ingested toxins...