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Social Distancing and the Psyche

Social Distancing and the Psyche

by Jessica Giljam Brown April 09, 2020

The past week has shaken-up the way we interact with those in our community. In New Zealand, social distancing has instated a two metre radius between us and those outside of our isolation ‘bubble’.  Dr Sophie Muir is a Clinical Psychologist experienced in treating a range of psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, anger, relationship difficulties, sexual identity, and low self-esteem. Read her top ways to feel comfortable engaging with the outside world while social distancing.

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Raw Lemon Slice

Raw Lemon Slice

by Jessica Giljam Brown April 07, 2020

Lemons are plentiful over winter, so make use of them by making this slice. Lemons are well known for being rich in vitamin C, a vitamin that supports the immune system and is essential for warding off winter bugs. The combination of oats and coconut in this slice makes it filling and satisfying, providing a perfect mid-morning snack. 

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Is your period missing in action?

Is your period missing in action?

by Jessica Giljam Brown April 02, 2020

If you or someone you know experience an irregular, or non-existent period, you’re not alone. Functional Hypothalamic Amenorrhea is the scientific name to describe a loss of period caused by some form of stress that affects the hypothalamus of the brain.  There are all sorts of different stresses that can cause Hypothalamic Amenorrhea, HA for short. The types of stress vary hugely woman to woman, some of which will be easier to identify than others. 

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Losing your hair?

Losing your hair?

by Jessica Giljam Brown April 01, 2020

Before we jump into understanding how unwanted hair loss occurs, we first need to appreciate the natural cycle in which a hair grows. There is a huge variety of normal hair growth amongst different women, and genetics. Hair grows almost everywhere on our bodies, apart from the soles of our feet, lips, palms of our hands, belly buttons, on scar tissue and some parts of the genitals.

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Supporting A Partner Through Health Struggles

Supporting A Partner Through Health Struggles

by Jessica Giljam Brown March 05, 2020

How can couples stay strong, close, and affectionate throughout health struggles like endometriosis and dyspareunia? One way is to work on providing really responsive and tailored support. Here are 5 research-backed tips to help you do this well.

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Feeling a little crazy before your period? Find out why

Feeling a little crazy before your period? Find out why

by Jessica Giljam Brown March 05, 2020

PMS, or premenstrual syndrome, is, unfortunately, a common condition that many women suffer from just before their period shows up. Although common, PMS is not normal and is not something you should have to suffer from.

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Reasons to See a Vagina Physio

Reasons to See a Vagina Physio

by Jessica Giljam Brown February 25, 2020

Hi, I’m Caitlin and I’m a women’s, men’s and pelvic health physiotherapist. That’s a bit of a mouthful right? And you’re probably wondering what that actually means. My friends call me ‘The Vagina Physio’ so I created a blog and social media pages with that name to raise awareness about what pelvic floor physiotherapy can help you with.

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AWWA – The Next Step To Sustainability Success

AWWA – The Next Step To Sustainability Success

by NZ Digital Collaborator February 13, 2020

Sustainability is more than just a buzz word – its our new reality. Everywhere we look we see people aiming to make more sustainable choices in their lives, for the environment and for the future of those who will care for our planet once we are gone. Michelle Wilson from AWWA talks about the impact of wearing period-proof underwear.

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Which blood tests should you be getting?

Which blood tests should you be getting?

by Jessica Giljam Brown January 07, 2020

Blood testing is a big part of my practice. Why? Because more often than not I need more than just physical signs and symptoms to establish the root cause of your problem.

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Oils - The Good the Bad and The Ugly

Oils - The Good the Bad and The Ugly

by Jessica Giljam Brown January 07, 2020

With shelves full of different oils, it’s often hard to know which one you should cook with, put on your salads, put in your hair, or not touch at all. So, let’s start from the beginning.

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Summer Produce + 10 Recipes

Summer Produce + 10 Recipes

by Jessica Giljam Brown December 02, 2019

Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s time we start switching up the produce we buy to make the most of everything summer harvesting has to offer. Fruit and vegetables are an absolute powerhouse of nutrients, a wonderful source of fibre, and a versatile snack. Here are some healthy recipe ideas and food storage tips to help make the most of the summer produce and increase your variety!

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Meet the Team!

Meet the Team!

by Jessica Giljam Brown December 02, 2019

I am very grateful to have two powerhouse women helping me behind the scenes  here at WBJ. Both Tayla and Loren bring such a wealth of knowledge and help to make your experience with WBJ that much better. 

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