Nutrition

Damaged to Transformed: how to love your body after birth trauma

2019-12-06T06:33:09+00:00

Birth trauma: this is what it’s called when a woman suffers distress with a difficult birth associated with pain, sorrow or loss, leaving her vulnerable to long-term psychological effects. How to love your body after birth trauma is probably the last thing on your mind at this point. Seeking psychological care and support is [...]

Damaged to Transformed: how to love your body after birth trauma2019-12-06T06:33:09+00:00

Battling Birth Trauma: Hastening Your Physical Recovery With Nutrition

2019-12-05T22:00:02+00:00

Recovery after birth trauma isn’t easy. It probably won’t happen spontaneously. Waiting to see what happens rarely gets you where you want to be as fast as you want to get there. The psychological effects of birth trauma are significant and extremely important to address, but what I want to focus on here are [...]

Battling Birth Trauma: Hastening Your Physical Recovery With Nutrition2019-12-05T22:00:02+00:00

Have You Got Acidic Bowels – And Is It A Problem?

2019-11-07T14:35:15+00:00

Acidic bowels…you’d be surprised how often patients use this expression with me in clinic. They are usually talking about how some bowel motions feel painful or unpleasant, describing it as a feeling of “acidic bowels”. I learn a lot about how to help people from their symptom descriptions…but when it comes to [...]

Have You Got Acidic Bowels – And Is It A Problem?2019-11-07T14:35:15+00:00

Vaginal thrush issues? Time to ditch the sugar!

2019-07-05T07:56:43+00:00

Thrush loves sugar, Candida loves candy: it’s a piece of naturopathic wisdom. Or is it just folklore? Is there any real evidence for it? Many women who have experienced chronic or recurrent vaginal thrush suspect it: Sugar is not the vagina’s friend. I treat women with ongoing thrush problems all the time, and when [...]

Vaginal thrush issues? Time to ditch the sugar!2019-07-05T07:56:43+00:00

Supplements: Can You Trust Them?

2019-07-09T13:14:15+00:00

If you watched the Four Corners special on supplements and the Australian Complementary Medicines Industry, you might think you are being taken for a ride! Here’s a few things to consider if you watched the Four Corners special. The program focused almost entirely on multivitamins and –minerals, which are by definition hardly targeted interventions. [...]

Supplements: Can You Trust Them?2019-07-09T13:14:15+00:00

Autoimmune Disease and Leaky Gut: Nine Big Culprits

2019-07-25T12:03:47+00:00

One major factor in the development of autoimmune disease is increased intestinal permeability. Or, in fewer letters: leaky gut. If your gut is a mosquito net, imagine puncturing a few small holes in it: that’s leaky gut. Sounds minor, but as anyone who has had a holey mosquito net when camping can attest, it’s [...]

Autoimmune Disease and Leaky Gut: Nine Big Culprits2019-07-25T12:03:47+00:00

Avoiding Muscle Soreness of Olympic Proportions

2019-07-25T12:03:57+00:00

Inspiring watching the best athletes in the world, isn’t it? It makes you participate in your chosen physical pursuit with just that bit more enthusiasm…until you wake up the next morning and every movement is agony, and you realise you overdid it. You’ve got DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). No way. Of course you [...]

Avoiding Muscle Soreness of Olympic Proportions2019-07-25T12:03:57+00:00

Calcium in the Vegan Diet: The Vegan Calci-culator

2019-08-08T11:19:52+00:00

Vegan and so you don’t eat dairy? Is this cause for calcium hysteria? Absolutely not. Eating a variety of plant foods that are a rich source of calcium is a perfectly acceptable way to meet your needs! You’ve probably seen lists of vegetable calcium sources before. While these lists are helpful, it can sometimes [...]

Calcium in the Vegan Diet: The Vegan Calci-culator2019-08-08T11:19:52+00:00

Unlucky Top 13: 13 Habits You Can Turn Around to Avoid Chemicals Affecting Your Family

2019-08-30T12:40:36+00:00

There’s been a lot written about the dangers of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) – that is, chemicals that mess up the finely-tuned orchestra that is our hormonal system. In short, they have been linked to infertility, endometriosis, thyroid dysfunction, obesity and much more. For the purpose of this post, I am assuming you know about [...]

Unlucky Top 13: 13 Habits You Can Turn Around to Avoid Chemicals Affecting Your Family2019-08-30T12:40:36+00:00

No, You Can’t Get It All From Food: Six Reasons Why

2019-08-30T13:37:41+00:00

“I don’t need supplements; I prefer to get it from food” Ever heard anyone say that? Maybe you say it yourself! I hear it every day. I’m sorry to say, I just don’t buy it! That’s right: for optimal health, I think we need specific supplements. There are six main reasons why, which I’ll [...]

No, You Can’t Get It All From Food: Six Reasons Why2019-08-30T13:37:41+00:00