Why Has Stopping THE PILL Made My Skin Worse?

One of the most common problems when coming off the pill (and usually a contributing factor to choosing to go on the pill!) is skin outbreaks and acne.  Why is this happening?  Read on to understand the bacterial and hormonal drivers behind acne, and what you can do to get a head start in clearing up your skin, from the inside out.

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What You Need To Know About PCOS

We see a lot of PCOS in the clinic, and we thought it was about time Wendy cleared the air on what PCOS is, and how it can affect women differently. PCOS is a vicious cycle with lots of factors, and this cycle is not stopped by common treatment like the oral contraceptive pill.  If you have PCOS or know someone that does, this is for you.

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Are antacids doing you more harm than good?

Long story short.... yes!  Our Naturopath, Emily, shares some insight into how antacids work and how they should be used. Emily has a passion for helping people come off antacid medication and bring long-lasting gut health by treating the cause. 

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Emily Banks
3 Things You Need To Know About The Pill

Many women are put on the pill (otherwise known as the OCP - oral contraceptive pill) in their teenage years to regulate any sort of anomalies that may occur in the menstrual cycle.  Like antibiotics, the pill can be an overprescribed medication in the medical industry, which begs Emily to ask the question; is this just because it's easier to prescribe than to address issues going on with the complicated menstrual cycle?

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Raw Sushi Recipe

The basics to making raw sushi - rice free!  We use cauliflower rice in this recipe, which offers great fibre and nutrition.  This is sure to be a family favourite - deliciously easy, is light on the tummy, and super fun to make with kids.

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Emily Banks
When The Smoke Creeps In - An Extract From Emily's Book

The following is an extract from Emily's book-in-progress, Taming The Big, Black Dog, to share an insight into how it feels to start falling into the pit of a depressive episode.  Emily was inspired to write it so that partners, lovers, family and friends who may not have experienced depression can have a deeper understanding of what's happening when that big, black dog starts to claw at your feet.  Please note this extract is recommended for mature readers and contains what may be considered sensitive information.

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