The best way to detox

Monitoring my clients’ detoxification ability is an integral part of what I do every day, and there is always new research coming out (particularly in the area of genetics for example) which can help me understand how to provide a unique and individualised treatment plan for my clients and not just any old “off-the-shelf, near-enough-is-good-enough” … Read more

How to support your lungs this bushfire season

Our lungs are part of our detoxification system.  Like our liver, bowel, kidneys, lymphatic system and skin, our lungs filter out toxins.  At the moment, with the bushfires across Australia our lungs are being exposed to some pretty nasty toxins and they are working overtime. We can do our best to minimise our exposure to … Read more

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My health goals for next year…. what are yours?

‘New year, new you’ becomes a familiar phrase at this time of year.  We’ve designated the 1st January to be the ‘fresh start’, the day your life changes for the better, and a point in time where we can chuck out the old unhelpful gunk in our lives and welcome in all the good stuff. … Read more

Simple, effective “eating rules” to boost your health

I don’t really love the idea of “rules”. They don’t always allow for flexibility and can set you up to fail BUT these are a great place to start if you are looking to improve your health or energy. When I am consulting with naturopathy clients, we spend much of our time talking about food, … Read more

Want to improve your health? Make time to connect

How easy is it to forget the people from our past when we get caught up in our busy day-to-day lives? To lose real connection? In fact, not just the people from our past but even the people from our present. Between work, housework, exercise, sleep, paying bills, feeding ourselves (and others) and losing time … Read more

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What to expect when you join a yoga class at LaVida Health

No balance? No strength? No flexibility? No worries! Joining a yoga class can be a daunting experience for many, particularly if you’re concerned about your level of fitness or your ability to bend and stretch. However, it is such a great way to improve your physical and emotional health, it is definitely worth a try. … Read more

High blood pressure – what can you do about it?

High blood pressure (hypertension as it is known medically) is thought to affect 1 in 3 adult Australians with this figure increases with age, reaching a peak of over 40% in adults 75 or older (Australian Bureau of Statistics 2018). Blood pressure refers to the pressure your blood exerts on your arteries (a bit like … Read more

8 smart tips to prevent premature aging

Have you ever stopped to consider what sort of “old age” you want? You might have plans for your retirement such as holidays and hobbies and you hopefully have a savings/superannuation plan in place to provide for those. But what about your health? What are you doing about your health NOW to provide for good … Read more

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Planning for pregnancy? You need to consider preconception care

Have you stopped to contemplate what it takes to make a baby? Have you been trying to conceive for some time without success? Perhaps you are planning your first or fourth child and concerned about your health and your chances of falling pregnant naturally? Have you ever considered what it actually takes to make a … Read more