The Wonder of Epsom Salts

Epsom salts in a wooden scoop ready for an Epsom salt bath

Six ways you can use this ancient, inexpensive folk cure as a modern-day multi-tasking miracle. Named for a bitter saline spring at Epsom in England, and patented in 1695 by Nehemiah Grew, Epsom salts are magnesium sulphate heptahydrate, a pure, naturally occurring mineral compound of magnesium and sulphur traditionally extracted by boiling down the Epsom … Read more

The adrenal glands

Young woman with eyes clothes calming herself down

The move to work-from-home has technology infiltrating every corner of our lives and can have severe consequences for these two little glands. The adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys, and they’re responsible for releasing stress hormones – cortisol, epinephrine and norepinephrine – and for keeping the stress response in check. The adrenals are … Read more

Hormones Gone Haywire

letterpress blocks spelling Crazy Hormones

It’s not just menopause or even perimenopause you have to watch out for – stress hormones can seriously mess with your sex life. When it comes to hormonal ups and downs, it’s the Gang of Four – menopause, perimenopause, pregnancy and adolescence – which get all the press. In fact, hormones are most often knocked … Read more