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). Sometimes we refer to this as a three-legged stool. If you’ve ever tried to improve your health unsuccessfully, ask yourself if you have missed out one or more of the legs. This is why, … Read more

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5 easy, effective tips to improve your digestion

Problems with digestion are some of the most common reasons why clients come to see me here in my clinic. More obvious symptoms can include heartburn, bloating or sensations of fullness, indigestion, excessive flatulence or burping, constipation or diarrhoea. Less obvious signs that your digestion is not as good as it could be might include … Read more

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Everything you need to know about prebiotics and probiotics

You’ve probably seen the advertisements encouraging you to take a probiotic for good inner health. You may have even tried a probiotic supplement (perhaps with success or maybe not). And if you’ve ever looked at the number of different products available it would be no surprise if you have ended up very confused as to … Read more

Fibre! How to ensure you get enough in your daily diet

A diet low in fibre can increase your risk of bowel cancer, diverticulitis, constipation, gastrointestinal problems, high cholesterol, heart disease, weight gain and more but it is easy to forget the importance of dietary fibre when you are inundated with information about important vitamins and minerals, or the latest ‘superfood’ on the market. So, while … 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

What you need to know about your microbiome

Are your digestive problems or other symptoms a result of an unhealthy gut microbiome? Your microbiome is your very own personal ecosystem made up primarily of bacteria, but also includes archaea (primitive single celled organisms), nonliving viruses, fungi and protozoa. The human microbiome refers to the genes these microbial cells harbour and is estimated to … Read more

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

A poor appetite may be the source of your health concerns 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, … Read more