How well do you know your digestive system?

Our digestive system (aka gastrointestinal tract) is vital for keeping us healthy. Its primary role is to break down your food into its basic nutrients for your body to use. What you eat and drink significantly dictates the health of your digestive system and therefore your overall well-being. It directly affects every system in your … Read more

My top 5 dietary tips for improving your hormone health

Have you got issues with your menstrual cycle? Perhaps you think your symptoms are just a “normal part of being a woman”. I regularly see women in the clinic with problems with their menstrual cycle and many of them have accepted that’s just the way it is. However, whilst menstrual cycle problems are common, they … Read more

Confused about dairy products? Should you be “dairy free”?

Dairy can be a confusing food group as there are many different types of dairy available.  Dairy products may be derived from cow, sheep and goat milk.  Dairy includes; milk, cheese, cream, icecream, butter, and fermented products like yoghurt and kefir.  Then we have A1 and A2 milk, lactose free milk and cheese, as well … Read more

Why you might need fish oil and how to choose a good one

Most people know that eating fish is good for them but, for a variety of reasons, many people eat little or no fish. They may be vegetarian, it might be considered an extravagance, they just may not like seafood or perhaps they are concerned about quality. Fish, especially oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, anchovies … Read more

The underappreciated value of “stop therapy”

I can’t lay claim to the term “stop therapy”. It comes from one of my naturopathic lecturers when I was completing my degree. But I recommend it frequently when I am working with my naturopathy clients here in clinic. Stop therapy is a simple but valuable concept to practise. I believe it is something most … Read more

How yoga can be of benefit when you are pregnant

So you’re pregnant, how exciting! Are you enjoying your pregnancy so far? Some women are lucky enough to have an easy pregnancy and many others have to work through a variety of challenging symptoms. Either way, pregnancy is a time to slow down and focus on taking care of yourself and your growing baby. Easier … Read more