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It is a common practice to have a drink or two to alleviate stress after a hard day, to make you feel more confident in a social situation or to help silence your mind. Your anxiety may be the reason for drinking, but it may also be the cause of your anxiety. Have you ever wondered why you feel more anxious the day after drinking alcohol? Here are 3 reasons why alcohol is not your anxiety’s friend. 1. Neurotransmitters Alcohol interacts with our neurotransmitters in our central nervous system (CNS), which is why people are often drawn to alcohol in social situations and to help in falling asleep. Alcohol increases the concentration of: GABA, our calming hormone Serotonin, our happy hormone D

Your thoughts and your female reproductive system

Images courtesy of Weronika Marianna This may not resonate with everyone, and there’s next to no literature in this area. But that’s not to say it’s not real, it is very real. I’ve seen it enough times in clients, friends, family and even myself to have so much faith in this mind-body connection within the female reproductive system. There’s an absolute abundance of females out there that experience awfully debilitating menstrual cycles and other conditions affecting our girly bits. Whether that be painful, irregular or heavy bleeding, chronic thrush, persistent UTI’s. Over time we’ve learnt to just deal with this and accept that everyone has their own experience with their periods and healt

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