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The Importance of Posture for Muscle & Joint Pain   Many people suffering from muscle and joint pain find little long-term relief in mainstream pain management. Pharmaceuticals work to block the pain signal or decrease inflammation, which is wonderful short-term, but in order to address long-term pain we need a […]

Posture & Pain


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With all the scientific advancements of the 21st Century, I would have to say that one of the top discoveries would be the discovery of the role our gut plays in our overall health.  Research is linking what happens in our gut (and in particular, with our gut bacteria, known […]

The Latest In Gut Health Testing


Without a doubt, pain is at the top of the list when it comes to distressing health conditions.  And the trouble is, it is exceptionally common – pain is one of the main reasons people seek medical care, with 1 in 5 GP appointments involving chronic pain.  Often the only […]

Natural Options for Pain Relief



Insomnia, or difficulty sleeping, is a common complaint, particularly amongst people who are dealing with a stressful, busy life, or are under a lot of physical or mental pressure. Poor quality sleep is a common problem, with around 6% of Australians estimated to experience issues with their sleep, and this […]

What Your Waking Time Says About You


Having our blood pressure checked (whether this is performed by a healthcare practitioner or you are monitoring your readings at home) is something most of us are familiar with.  And we know that it is not great to suffer from hypertension, or high blood pressure.  Continuously high blood pressure puts […]

Hypertension – Managing High Blood Pressure, Naturally


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 have the tongue-twisting names of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).  These […]

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’


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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?