When people talk about ‘gut health,’ they are really talking about having a healthy digestive system. Your digestive system is essentially a tube 20-30ft long that is comprised of different compartments with different roles. Starting at the top is the stomach, where your body makes

Illustration by Bridget Daulby Broths were traditionally made from animal carcasses and bones. An ancient Scottish tradition, called “passing the knuckle” involved villagers putting a beef knuckle bone in water on the wood burner overnight.  The bone would stew overnight in the water and in the morning the

It probably comes as no surprise that the most common birthday in New Zealand is 29 September. With ten of the most common birthdays occurring between 22 September and 4 October, it seems “summer loving” is alive and well.  But for many modern couples, fertility is a

Illustrated by Bridget Daulby Whether you want to live a long time or simply feel better, maintaining your hormones is key.   We have over 50 different hormones, coordinating mood, digestion, energy, menstruation, fertility and more. But unfortunately, as we age, often these hormones can decline and our

Illustration by Bridget Daulby If your eyes are the window to your soul then your skin is the window to your health. Our skin is our largest organ and can reflect whole-body health, often showing issues and imbalances from deeper inside.  Things such as inflammation (dermatitis), autoimmune

Illustration by Bridget DaulbyBen Warren is a nutrition and holistic health expert and founder of BePure.There's no doubt about it – the female hormonal system is incredibly complex.However, the good news is, supporting its balance – both for fertility, and just wellness in general – can actually

Ben Warren is a nutrition and holistic health expert and founder of BePure.For anyone force-fed fish oil as a child, a daily dose of omega-3 can feel like a rather scarring memory. But like many things, the older we get the more we realise our parents or

Illustration by Bridget DaulbyHormones are chemical messengers that form incredibly complex systems throughout our body. These systems control us physiologically and psychologically, facilitating everything from reproduction to falling asleep at night. While males and females have mostly similar hormones, the cycles and amounts of these hormones

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