sports performance

woman running through a field with a stormy sky in the background

Why is Magnesium essential to bone health?

As an athlete, you’re constantly pushing your body to the limits, always striving for peak performance. Athletes are also churning through key nutrients such as magnesium, sodium and iron. Whether you’re running marathons, cycling, swimming, lifting weights, or participating in team sports, your bones bear the brunt of your intense physical activity and constant training …

Why is Magnesium essential to bone health? Read More »

Photo from above a selection of medicinal mushrooms on a wooden table.

Medicinal Mushrooms

Medicinal mushrooms have gained popularity in recent years for their potential health benefits, including those that can be advantageous for athletes. Mushrooms are a great inclusion in your diet as they have many health and nutritional benefits. Mushrooms contain several B vitamins, including niacin, folate, biotin, pantothenic acid and riboflavin. Mushrooms also provide antioxidants and …

Medicinal Mushrooms Read More »

Photo of Kate Smyth naturopath, performing an examination on a patient.

Sports Naturopathy

Sports naturopathy, also known as sports focussed naturopathic medicine, uses natural healing approaches and offers many potential benefits for athletes. Naturopathic practitioners (Naturopaths) aim to maintain optimal health through a balanced and yet comprehensive approach. Naturopathy complements other conventional medical and allied health practices. Potential benefits of sports naturopathy for athletes include: Holistic Approach: Sports …

Sports Naturopathy Read More »

Tart cherries

Benefits of tart cherries

Tart cherries have been used for decades to treat gout and osteoarthritis, but they also contain phytochemicals which stimulate melatonin, enhance sleep, recovery and sports performance and reduce inflammation. Tart cherries contain the phytochemicals anthocyanins, flavonoids, flavanols and phenolic acids. Tart Cherries have a higher content of anthocyanins than sweet cherries and contain potassium, calcium, iron, …

Benefits of tart cherries Read More »

Blood sugar

Blood sugar- 5 ways to keep it stable

To keep your energy sustained, it is important to maintain blood sugar control. Natural blood sugar control is possible when done correctly and with professional guidance and supervision. When individuals fail to fuel themselves properly, they may experience reactive hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) or dysglycaemia (abnormal blood sugar levels) with an exaggerated insulin response. As …

Blood sugar- 5 ways to keep it stable Read More »

Iodine and thyroid hormones

Iodine and thyroid hormones for sports performance

Thyroid hormones perform many key functions in the human body including regulation of body temperature, metabolism and play an important role in how an athlete creates and uses energy. Athletes are at risk of deficiency of key thyroid nutrients such as iodine, due to loss via sweating. Thyroid function can also be impacted by many other issues such as endocrine disrupting toxins, chemicals and heavy metals in the environment and go onto effect other areas of the body such as reproductive hormone dysregulation. Find out how to support your thyroid in this guide.