• Eva Johnson 5 min read

    Everything You Need to Know About Fasting

    Everything You Need to Know About Fasting

    Fasting refers to the deliberate abstention from food and/or fluids for a period of time, for therapeutic purposes. Fasting has been used for thousands of years in various religious and spiritual practices throughout human history, and in a sense, fasting is a part of everyday life.

  • Eva Johnson 5 min read

    ADRENAL FATIGUE IS MEASURABLE AND FIXABLE

    ADRENAL FATIGUE IS MEASURABLE AND FIXABLE

    Adrenal Fatigue happens as a result of chronic stress without relief, and is characterized by symptoms such as fatigue, mood swings, insulin resistance, blood sugar swings, decreased sex drive, insomnia, increased susceptibility to colds and flus, and worsening PMS or menopausal symptoms.

  • Eva Johnson 5 min read

    LOVE YOUR LIVER TO SUPPORT HORMONE BALANCE

    LOVE YOUR LIVER TO SUPPORT HORMONE BALANCE

    The liver is in charge of keeping our body clear from harmful chemicals, toxins, bacteria and excess hormones. Harmful substances are filtered by the liver and sent through a series of pathways to either transform them into harmless chemicals or compounds that can be excreted from the body….

  • Eva Johnson 5 min read

    ADAPT YOUR TRAINING TO YOUR MENSTRUAL CYCLE

    ADAPT YOUR TRAINING TO YOUR MENSTRUAL CYCLE

    Are you adapting the intensity and type of exercise depending on where you are in your menstrual cycle?

    Did you know that most human research is based on young men, yet it is widely applied to women of all ages and it seems many healthcare, sports and exercise “experts” treat women the same as men. It is even a consideration that women are not good participants …

  • Eva Johnson 5 min read

    HOW TO USE YOUR CYCLE TO GREET YOUR UNIQUE SELF?

    HOW TO USE YOUR CYCLE TO GREET YOUR UNIQUE SELF?

    Tracking your period is important for many reasons, including your health in general and of course your athletic performance. And tracking doesn’t just mean a red dot in your diary on the days you bleed, the more detail, such as your mood, physical symptoms, energy levels, food cravings and sleep quality you track and record, the more useful period tracking will become….

  • Eva Johnson 5 min read

    THE FOCUS FOR YOUTH ATHLETES SHOULD BE ON GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

    THE FOCUS FOR YOUTH ATHLETES SHOULD BE ON GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

    The top priority for adolescent athletes should always be their healthy growth, development and maturation. Unfortunately, when/if intense training is combined with poor or insufficient nutrition, a decline in growth, development and maturation are usually the first symptoms, whilst performance tends to remain consistent. But, as the development and maturation decelerate…

  • Eva Johnson 5 min read

    IS BONE BROTH A NUTRITIONAL ELIXIR OR JUST A TRENDY HOO-HA?

    IS BONE BROTH A NUTRITIONAL ELIXIR OR JUST A TRENDY HOO-HA?

    Using Bone Broth as a drink or as a culinary ingredient has become a trend not only amongst people who are health conscious and there is a good reason for this. I hear more and more that athletes of various levels are also increasingly including Bone Broth into their diets to support their increased nutrient demands….

  • Eva Johnson 5 min read

    UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE ON PATTERNS OF FOOD INTAKE

    UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE ON PATTERNS OF FOOD INTAKE

    While women of reproductive age are increasingly engaging in various physical and athletic activities, it is rarely acknowledged that their menstrual cycle may affect their bodily systems in terms of food cravings, energy intake and physical activity itself.

    As a woman has 450 menstrual cycles on average over her lifetime, nutritionists, other health professionals, coaches and female athletes themselves must consider the cyclic hormone impact on other bodily systems besides reproduction….

  • Eva Johnson 5 min read

    IS YOUR HEALTH BLOCKING YOUR ABILITY TO PERFORM AT YOUR BEST?

    IS YOUR HEALTH BLOCKING YOUR ABILITY TO PERFORM AT YOUR BEST?

    Are your health hitches planting spanners in your exercise and sport performance proficiency? Do you suffer with digestive discomfort whilst out for a run or cycle, do you have painful muscles or joints, do you feel fatigued, are your hormones playing up? Is your health affecting your ability to perform at your best?

  • Eva Johnson 5 min read

    WHEN YOU TRANSFORM YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH ALCOHOL

    WHEN YOU TRANSFORM YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH ALCOHOL

    If you are one of these many people who are considering dry January, go for it.

    Resetting your relationship with alcohol can only be beneficial.

    To encourage those of you who decided to do dry January, I have listed the ways that alcohol affects us negatively: