New Recipe: Cultured Bananas

I've reignited my love for fermenting and here is a super easy way to ferment bananas. The fermentation process essentially removes the sugar, making it a great way to turn some of your favourite recipes into a more blood sugar friendly option or for when you're needing to reduce your intake...

New Recipe: Cultured Dates

Dates are delicious and they are quite high in sugar and not digestively suitable for everyone. The solution: cultured dates! The fermentation process essentially removes the sugar (and potentially problematic FODMAPs), making it a great way to turn some of your favourite recipes into a more blood sugar and gut friendly option.Cultured DatesIngredients1...

Rebalance Your Hormones with Seed Cycling

An irregular menstrual cycle, no cycle or premenstrual syndrome (PMS) are common but abnormal symptoms experienced by females of menstruating age. Here at The Natural Nutritionist (TNN) we use seed cycling as a natural technique to stimulate and balance the sex hormones required for menstruation, through consumption of different types of seeds throughout...

Menstrual Blood Loss: What is Normal?

It shouldn’t be a secret, but because it has been kept one for so long, I continue to meet women with heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) who don’t even know it yet, or have only been offered a Mirena or Tranexamic acid (TXA), with no discussion of root cause.

The Importance of Cycle Tracking

While it’s amazing to see menstrual cycle education in schools these days, most women I meet have never been taught about their cycle and are certainly not aware of the essential nature of ovulation, not only for progesterone production and reproductive health, but mood, bones and longevity (as a start)....

New Recipe: Gut Friendly Sushi

Who doesn't love sushi? Here's a really easy way to make a family favourite also really incredible for your microbiome. And the bonus? Your thyroid will benefit from the iodine boost via the seaweed, and it really is the unsung hero of optimal thyroid health. Gut Friendly Sushi Ingredients (Serves 3-4) 1 tablespoon cold pressed extra...

New Recipe: Balanced Hormones Smoothie

Smoothies are one of the best ways to start your day with protein, with very little time or preparation required. My Balanced Hormones Smoothie includes so many of my favourites ingredients, with three of the best superfoods - ginger,  maca and broccoli sprouts - for progesterone, estrogen and adrenal support....