Chronic Stress: Is this the new normal?

Stress is something that we all talk about, however, I’m not sure we realise what a profound effect stress has on our health or hidden stress that we may not even consider. Stress arises when environmental demands are perceived as taxing or potentially exceeding one’s own capacity or resources to adapt to them, and thereContinue reading “Chronic Stress: Is this the new normal?”

Thyroid Health : How does it go wrong?

Last week we talked about optimal levels of the various thyroid hormones; but how does it go wrong, and what are the consequences? The Thyroid – who, what, where? A small gland at the front of the neck Produces and releases Thyroid hormones including T3 (triiodothyronine) and T4 (thyroxine) Responsible for metabolism and energy productionContinue reading “Thyroid Health : How does it go wrong?”

The Liver & Its Usefulness

Most of us have probably heard of the liver and how it helps breakdown any alcohol we ingest. And whilst this is true it has so many more functions to perform. Without a functioning liver a person cannot survive. This essential organ is involved in over 500 vital functions. Some of its many functions include:Continue reading “The Liver & Its Usefulness”