Quick and easy nutritious breakfasts for your good health

Are you in a breakfast rut? Same thing every day….coffee and a cigarette, toast and vegemite, cornflakes or even nothing at all? One of the key areas I work on with my naturopathic clients is their diet. I believe a healthy diet is fundamental to good health in pretty much every aspect…better energy, weight management, … Read more

Why is good health so hard to achieve?

The cornerstones of good health are diet, lifestyle and environment (plus a little bit of genetics but that’s for another blog). This is why, in my naturopathic practice I place a great deal of emphasis on understanding your diet, lifestyle and environment; analysing how they might be contributing to your symptoms. Is there something you … Read more

The importance of a good appetite and how you can improve it

Good digestion starts with a good appetite. Feeling hungry indicates your stomach and pancreas are producing hydrochloric acid and digestive enzymes (sometimes referred to as gastric acid or juices) that are ready to break down the food you consume, and absorb the all-important protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals your body needs to keep healthy. … Read more

Are you suffering from adrenal fatigue?

Or is it “HPA axis dysregulation”? First up I want to clarify something. Adrenal fatigue is a bit of a misnomer these days. It has become a popular term to represent the effects of feeling stressed or feeling exhausted or burnt out. Sometimes it might be called “adrenal insufficiency” or “adrenal exhaustion”. It is the … Read more

What you need to know about irregular periods

Irregular menstrual cycles are a common complaint we see in clinic especially when a woman has decided it’s time to try for a baby. Prior to this, it is not unusual for women to ‘manage’ their irregular cycles with some form of contraception such as the oral contraceptive pill. Unfortunately using artificial hormones to “regulate” … Read more

Autumn fruits and vegetables…eating with the seasons

I’ve written previously about the benefits of eating with the seasons. So, with the onset of autumn it’s time to start thinking about autumnal food. The weather starts to cool and the time is right to contemplate foods that are more warming or ones that provide us with the key nutrients we need to survive … Read more