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Omega 3's fatty acids have a vital role to play in our bodies.   These are what is known as 'essential fatty acids' meaning that we need to obtain them from our food.  The most well-known Omega-3's are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which are predominantly found in oily […]

Are You Getting Enough Omega-3’s?


Premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, is REALLY common.  So common in fact that most women assume that it is just something that is ‘normal’ that comes with being female. And it is something that has only recently been validated by conventional medicine – for many years the very existence of PMS […]

What Is Your PMS Trying To Tell You?


I find bones quite amazing things.   Before I was a practitioner, I used to think bones were a bit like rocks – strong, unmoving, (hopefully) unbreakable, and static – they didn’t do anything other than hold our bodies up.   When I was completing my studies, I was astounded […]

Bone Health: More Than Just Calcium



March is Endometriosis Awareness Month.  And it is great to see more attention being paid to this very relevant condition that is thought to affect 1 in 10 women.  Endometriosis is a leading cause of pain and infertility, and the condition occurs when tissue from the endometrium (the lining of […]

Endometriosis: My Recovery Story


We all need iron.  It is a vital component of your red blood cells, and these little guys are responsible for carrying oxygen around the body and delivering it to the tissues, so they play a HUGE role in your energy levels.  Most people are aware that one of the […]

Ironic Iron – What Your Deficiency Is Trying To Tell ...


(Serves 2) This quick and easy recipe makes a great change from a traditional salad, and is a tasty way of increasing your veg quota for the day.   Ingredients: 4 large cos lettuce leaves1 medium avocado2 chicken breasts, cooked & shredded6 grape tomatoes, quartered½ red capsicum, diced1 tsp lemon/lime juice¼ […]

Chicken ‘Wraps’



I spent 3 days over the weekend in Brisbane at an intensive training for maximising healthy ageing with the Vitality, Longevity and Healthy Ageing Program (VLA).for the clinic - I am pleased to say that this new option is NOW AVAILABLE! *happy dance*      How Can You Achieve Vitality, […]

Introducing…VLA Quadscan Body Composition & Cellular Health Analysis


When it comes to nutrition, most of us know we need to eat better in order to feel better.  It’s always the first thing I take into consideration (along with gut health!) when I’m working with a new patient.   But where to begin? Nutrition is now more confusing than […]

Meal Planning Now Available!


Adjusting The Body's Natural Set-Point For Weight   Have you ever lost weight, only to regain it after a relatively short period of time?  Did you find yourself back where you started (and perhaps even worse off)?   This can be exceptionally frustrating, but it is a common side-effect of […]

The Key To Long-Term Weight Management



Healthy Ramen Bowl(Serves 1) Ingredients:50g brown rice noodles2 cups vegetable broth3 garlic cloves, minced1 carrot, sliced6 mushrooms, sliced½ tsp chilli powder1 Tbsp lime juice2 eggs, soft-boiled1 Tbsp fresh coriander, chopped Method:Combine vegetable broth, garlic and noodles in a large saucepan on medium-high heat.Add carrot, mushroom, chilli and lime juice, and cook for […]

Healthy Ramen Bowl


Low-carbohydrate diets have recently been the talk of the town, and are quite popular amongst those who are trying to lose a few kilos.  Chances are you have come across this type of diet (also called low-carb-high-fat (LCHF) or ketogenic diet) at some stage – either you’ve tried it yourself, […]

Low-Carbohydrate Diets: Clearing Up The Myths


Let’s face it, we’re all looking for that elusive ‘magic pill’ that will melt fat off without the need for a single sit-up. There have been a few natural products that have been shown to assist with fat-burning, (such as green tea, which probably deserves an article all to itself), […]

Can A Probiotic Help You Lose Weight?



Selenium is an essential mineral we all need – the trouble is, like with many other nutrients, we don’t always get enough of it.  Luckily for me, my nutrition training means that I was able to tap into the many benefits of selenium years ago, and it’s now one of […]

Why Is Selenium So Good?


So here I go again – talking about the gut, which as most of you have already guessed is a favourite topic of mine!   And with good reason – the more we find out about our gut health, and the delicate balance of flora (bacteria) in our gut, the […]

Could An Imbalance Be Causing Your Gut Problems?


No, not the kind that you’re thinking of!   While I consider them no less ‘magic’, I’m actually talking about medicinal mushrooms.   You might be surprised to learn that some of the herbs we use as remedies strictly speaking aren’t actually ‘herbs’ at all – and certain mushrooms fall […]

The Good ‘Shrooms



2017 was an infamous flu season, both here and abroad. Here in Australia we saw a spike in the number and severity of flu cases, with so many people falling ill – even those who normally escape these kinds of infections. With this in mind, I’ve been seeing plenty of […]

Why We Get Sick – And What To Do About ...


Allergies and intolerance (to foods, chemicals, and even medications and supplements) are considered to be among the fastest-growing chronic conditions in Australia - and these types of issues are only expected to become more common over the coming years.  It especially concerns me how many of our young people seem […]

Reactivity & Intolerance


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We all have an a year that in many ways we’d like to forget – an ‘annus horribilis’ as the Queen would say.   In some ways, 2017 was mine.   Whilst in many ways it was a good year – my twins finished their final year of high school, […]

How Yoga Saved Me