Are you tired of being tired? Feeling exhausted?
The body has a certain amount of resilience and ability to repair. Stressors such as infection, toxicity, poor diet, inflammation and emotional stress may lead to depletion of the body’s reserves.
Traditionally, low levels of cortisol and DHEA in response to chronic stress have been often blamed on “adrenal fatigue” or “adrenal exhaustion”. However, during times of stress as part of the adaptive process, cortisol levels are mediated via the brain, specifically the hypothalamus, rather than the adrenal glands. Therefore, ‘hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) dysfunction is a more accurate descriptor of what occurs in response to chronic stress.
Easter- the holiday that is practically dedicated to baskets filled with loads of sugar.
While it is always nice to enjoy a sweet treat every now and then, it is important to remember that processed sugary foods, such as your Easter eggs and hot cross buns, should be best avoided.
We don’t want you to sabotage your healing process by eating too many sweet treats and therefore encouraging inflammation, so we would like to recommend some healthier options that are easy to make (with chocolate included of course!).
Recent studies show that even minor dehydration produced a significant increase in minor driving errors compared to when they were hydrated.
Mild dehydration is capable of causing immediate symptoms such as headache, weakness, dizziness and fatigue. Both mental and physical performance are compromised when we have not drank enough water.
So how much are you drinking? Water, that is…..
Aluminium is being found increasingly in our day to day lives. It is incorporated in our water, our food packaging, personal care products and more. There has always been an assumption that it is safe.
However research has shown that low level cumulative aluminium ingestion through all forms may have toxic effects on the body and in particular developing children.
The current Essendon Supplement scandal highlights a number of core problems with football and sport in general.
The key issue is how far are athletes willing to go to make the team or win the event?
Athletes are always willing to go to great lengths to position themselves in front of the competition. But if you thrown enough money, and heap the glory on any sport – you begin to corrupt the process.
Combine this with gambling and whatever ‘purity’ was left soon starts to shrivel and die.
The tragedy is that while we are becoming more accustomed to it happening at an elite level – think AFL, ARL, the Tour etc. it is now happening in junior teams.
At grass roots level kids as young as 10 are taking a dangerous mix of drugs and high caffeine drinks before matches to get the edge on their opponents.
And this is what is showing up in hospitals lately.
Kids are washing down cold and flu medicaiton like Sudafed or pain killers like Nurofen with three or four cans of high caffeine drinks like Red Bull, V or mother.
If you think it would not happen to your kids – you might like to think again.