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The Health Hormone Series – Testosterone

Whilst you might think testosterone is only for the fella’s, think again.  Women need testosterone and the amount we need changes throughout the course of our reproductive and non-reproductive years.  For women, testosterone is made in both the ovaries and the adrenals as well as in fatty tissue.  What you may also be unaware of, is that as we age and progress through menopause, our testosterone becomes much like a superpower.  It continues to become more important and more useful as we get older, unlike oestrogen which declines once we hit menopause, testosterone is there in full force.

That during our reproductive years there is less testosterone available.  This is because Sex Hormone Binding Globulin or SHBG binds to almost all our free testosterone during our peak years and inactivates it as we age, SHBG begins to decline allowing more available testosterone and whilst the ovaries might pack-up shop on oestrogen production, they become very important to produce testosterone once menopause arrives.  It’s also this decline in oestrogen that allows more testosterone in the body.  Seems everything within you is working towards this special hormone rising as we get older.

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Just When I Thought It Was Over… FNQ, I’m Coming For You!

This Saturday is supposed to be the Grand Finale of my tour, The Wellness Collective.  My loves, it’s fair to say we’ve been around the block and back again.  At least until this week. We had the beautiful people at GoVita Cherries in Cairns reach out and ask if we’d consider heading up north for one more event.  Truth be told – the thought of warm weather was completely appealing and in true NK style, I had already ticked off the particulars well before our friend at Go Vita got a reply.  Far North, you are on my mind.

Ladies of Australia – we’re headed to Cairns!

There’s a lot going on AND you could score via the GIVEAWAY!

Not my traditional blog post – more of an update that you benefit from because there’s a LOT going on.

I’ve been rather unwell this week, which hasn’t left me with enough time to be letting you know some of the wonderful things happening in NK land.  So here goes;

The Wellness Collective FINALE Melbourne

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This is NEXT weekend!

This event is not to be missed as we partner with   my most favourite venue – Greenfields right here in Albert Park.   We are going to dig into women’s health to look at what is putting our hormones into a tizz and how you can begin to pave the way for change.  It’s for all ages and all stages, meaning you must grab your mum, your sister and your bestie and treat them to a morning like no other!

Now for those who have purchased a ticket, good work because you’re going to automatically be in the running to get your hands on the following… and for those yet to purchase, if you do so by this coming Monday, you will also be in with a chance.

Purchase your tickets here and be in with a chance to score 3 x 1 hour sessions with me to use as you please!  For consultation, treatment, mentoring, business advice – it’s totally up to you!  But you need to act fast, because come Monday this offer is no more.  This special little giveaway is valued at over $1000!

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Episode 12 – Babies, Post Natal Depression & What Comes Next… with Terri Psiakis

There’s nothing funny about Post Natal Depression and for comedian Terri Psiakis this reality became an internal nightmare – on the outside everything was peachy, but as you’ll learn in this podcast today, inside her world was quickly crashing down.  Like many new mothers may experience, Post Natal Depression (PND) pulls women apart and for Terri, she explains how her post natal depression was “ball-tearing” (we giggle), certainly not the introduction to motherhood she had planned or hoped for; doubled with a diagnosis of Post Natal Traumatic Stress (PNTS).  Ouch.

But we do not need to experience such pain alone, which is why we’ve opened the mic to Terri today.  Not only is Terri a comedian, she is a writer, a performer, a broadcaster a mum and her newest ‘baby,’ Hello Baby where she provides her expertise as infant massage instructor and she’s got some amazing insights as to the why and how of PND & PNTS…. and how massage helped her recover.  You’re going to need to press play below OR listen via iTunes, because this is one episode for every woman, expecting or not!

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My New Friends Set On Saving Your Hormones – Pure Papaya Care.

It takes a crap load of anything to shock me these days, but what I’m about to tell you, I’m pretty sure will shock you too. In fact it’s almost a health and safety announcement.  Now, before I go on, it needs to be said, this is indeed a sponsored post, but not of the regular variety.  I’m genuinely excited through to my knickers about this announcement. I’m the new brand Ambassador for the freshly relaunched Pure Papaya Care and I feel the absolute need, as if being pulled in a direction by the moon itself to share with you the story of Pure Papaya Care because, you’re health literally depends on it.