Posts by Caren Wigmore

How Is Iron Absorbed In The Human Body: Is More Better?

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As naturopaths and nutritionists, we’re often asked about iron supplementation and if more iron is required, what the best dosage is. More specifically, people are interested to know: how is iron absorbed in the human body and is more better? There are a few factors we need to take into consideration when supplementing iron. How…

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The Magic Of Ginger For Period Pain

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Did you know that ginger has powerful anti-inflammatory properties? Period pain is driven by inflammatory mediators and thankfully ginger is a safe and effective antidote to painful periods. Recent research has confirmed that ginger is as effective as Ponstan on relieving period pain AND has the added benefit of having no adverse effects associated with…

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What Is The Relationship Between Food and Mood?

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Our body is wonderful at telling us what is wrong but sometimes we might not be as good at reading the signs. Sometimes we don’t make the connection between food and mood. Do you know what might be the driver behind these common symptoms: anxiety, for no apparent reason irritable / angry outbursts unable to make…

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What Causes Hot Flushes In Menopause?

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One of the most common and troublesome symptoms of menopause is hot flushes but what causes hot flushes and what can you do to minimise the effects of this annoying issue? The drop in oestrogen is a significant catalyst, however it is not the only cause, as symptomatic and asymptomatic women have both been found…

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