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Vernix; the white coating of a newborn, why is it integral for health?

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Vernix; the white coating of a newborn, why is it integral for health?

Vernix is the white coating on a newborn which is an integral part of a newborns health and wellbeing in the first few weeks of their lives. Unfortunately parents do not know nor are they taught of the benefits of vernix by their health professionals. Due to the lack of knowledge parents have, newborns are generally washed and removed of vernix within their first few days of live. So what are the benefits? Vernix helps to regulate a babies thermal regulation, as it takes five days for a baby to have the ability to regulate their own temperature. Vernix also...

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Do You & Coffee need to take a break? Part 2 of 2

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Do You & Coffee need to take a break? Part 2 of 2

It can trigger or worsen anxiety Picture this - you have a huge day, a looming deadline, important meeting and a full schedule with the kids you are feeling panicked by the sheer amount of work to do. So, naturally, you reach for a cup of coffee (double shot of course) because well... energy – and enter anxiety attack. During the stress response, often referred to as being in a state of fight or flight, circulating cortisol and adrenaline levels are elevated. Add caffeine to the mix, the adrenals are pushed further to release more cortisol causing an individual to...

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Do You & Coffee need to take a break? Part 1 of 2

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Do You & Coffee need to take a break? Part 1 of 2

Are you in a toxic relationship with coffee? Have you been noticing signs of co-dependency? Absolutely no judgement here! I am quite partial to a creamy oat latte and I’ve sure had my Lorelai Gilmore phases (here’s looking at you 4-year Health Science degree!). However, every so often we need to take a step back and look at our health and honestly ask... Is coffee hindering or helping it? I’m not here to demonise coffee or tell you to break up and never again make up. In fact, you don’t have to look far to find studies outlining positive outcomes...

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Why you need our Postpartum Support Tea in your life

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Why you need our Postpartum Support Tea in your life

Postpartum is hard enough especially when you add in an exhausted adrenal gland in the mix. Thats where our organic postpartum support tea comes in as the light and saviour product!   Why and how do I know if my adrenal gland is suffering? When we are going through the postpartum phase (which can last up to three years after baby is born!) it puts an immense strain on our adrenal gland due to increased cortisol levels. We have increased cortisol levels due to waking up at odd hours, being exhausted of our nutrient reserves (from breastfeeding, childbirth and pregnancy)...

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The Fourth Trimester; Postpartum

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The Fourth Trimester; Postpartum

We all know about the three trimesters of pregnancy, but there is a fourth, often ignored, trimester – postpartum. Yes, we may no longer be internally nourishing our babies in our womb, but we are still externally nourishing them through our milk. Breastfeeding alone takes a massive toll on our body and can lead to osteoporosis if it’s not managed adequately. But first, let’s talk childbirth. Whether you’ve had a C-section or vaginal birth, it causes an enormous strain on our bodies. We lose a great deal of blood which equates to a loss of iron, along with magnesium (due...

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