The importance of incidental exercise and how to make it happen

You’ve no doubt heard by now that “sitting is the new smoking” when it comes to the negative effects sitting has on your long term health. Lack of activity is now recognised as a risk factor for a variety of chronic health problems including heart and cardiovascular disease and being above your healthy weight (which … Read more

What you need to know about fertility enhancing foods

Like all your body systems, your reproductive system requires a variety of nutrients to work efficiently. It also isn’t a system that works independent of others, so your digestive health, your ability to detoxify efficiently, how much stress you’re under and how you react to stress, all influence how well your reproductive system works, and … Read more

Preparing for IVF? What you need to know about supporting your health

With infertility affecting about 1 in 6 Australian couples, it is not uncommon to know people who have used Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), and I work with many clients who engage in the various ART options in order to have a baby. It is truly wonderful that this technology exists, allowing those unable to conceive … Read more

How to slow down, take stock and be grateful

Another year is screaming to an end and it is so easy to get caught up in the “busy-ness” of end-of-year commitments and deadlines (many of which are boss-imposed or maybe even self-imposed). Then you fall into the holidays exhausted, stressed and possibly even sick. Maybe you get a chance to have a break or … Read more

Yoga at LaVida Health

The value to you of yoga at LaVida

Yoga seems to be everywhere.  Every second person ‘does’ yoga now and social media is flooded with images of beautiful people standing on their heads or bending themselves into a pretzel.  But do you know what yoga is really about?  Yoga is an ancient philosophy and practice that unites body, breath and mind.  There are … Read more

Improving your exercise results with the right nutrition

The weather is warmer, the days are longer and at this time of year many of us are participating in additional exercise. Maybe you are a runner or triathlete or perhaps you like bike riding. You could be training for an event or simply working on improving your times. Perhaps you enjoy a hit of … Read more

Prebiotic food

Everything you need to know about prebiotics and probiotics

I’ve previously written about the human microbiome and the important role it plays in our health, so how can you create a healthy microbiome? Well, it all begins before you’re born….. A human is first ‘seeded’ with microbiota (bacteria and other microscopic organisms such as yeast and fungi) in utero, meaning your mum’s microbial environment … Read more

Risk factors for breast cancer and how to reduce them

I thought I would address the rather daunting subject of breast cancer from a naturopathic perspective. As difficult as it might be to think about it, I believe knowledge can help you and there is nothing to be gained by burying your head in the sand. It’s important to know what the risk factors are … Read more