Surviving the great roller-coaster ride of perimenopause

Being female and in your 40’s can lead to noticeable changes in your health. For some women it marks the beginning of physical and emotional health problems that they had never experienced until now.

Hot flushes, trouble sleeping, night sweats, mood swings, weight gain, thinning hair, low libido and irregular and/or heavy periods. You’re only 44 but you’re thinking its menopause already!? No, menopause may still be years away. This is perimenopause, which is the 2 to 10 years of hormonal changes that occur before menopause (the life phase that begins 1 year after your last period). Perimenopause can be a difficult time and often causes more symptoms than menopause itself.

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Jen Kellett
WHAT IS SIBO?

It seems like everywhere you look on the internet these days, someone is talking about SIBO. So what is it? How do you even pronounce it? Why should it matter to you? All are great questions that will be answered here. Let’s start with the basics - what is SIBO?

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Jen Kellett
TOP 10 IMMUNE BOOSTING FOODS FOR WINTER

Now is the time to take action on your winter immune-boosting program. Many foods support a healthy immune system, especially fruit and vegetables. Here are my top 10 foods to eat regularly to supercharge your immune system and help protect yourself against catching a cold or flu. And if you already have one, they will help speed your recovery.

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Jen Kellett
LIFTING THE LID ON PROTEIN POWDER

In my previous post I discussed why protein is a nutrient that plays a role in just about every function in the body and is vital for human survival. So what about consuming protein powders? Well not much divides the naturopathic tribe quite like the words ‘protein powder’. Some see the healthy benefits, while others claim that they are totally unnecessary if dietary intake of protein is adequate. Both sides are right to some extent, but as usual the truth lies somewhere in the middle.

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NutritionJen Kellett
THE LOW-DOWN ON PROTEIN + HOW TO PACK MORE OF IT INTO YOUR DAY

When you hear the word protein, you might think of extreme diets or muscle building. Although it does have a strong connection with weight control and muscle strength, this macro-nutrient is also the centre of a lot of confusion and conflicting information. I am often asked about protein by my clients in practice, so let’s look at the facts. 

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Jen Kellett