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

These spring fruit and veg will bring you out of hibernation

Spring is definitely on our door step now.  I can see the green returning to the trees along the Yarra. Do you enjoy eating with the seasons? It can be a challenge sometimes, especially as the major supermarkets work hard to keep their shelves stocked with our favourite fruits and vegetables all year round….sometimes to … Read more

Do you need more iron in your diet?

Iron is an important mineral required for a diverse range of body processes including; energy production, protein and carbohydrate metabolism, DNA synthesis, and thyroid and immune function (to name but a few). However, it is probably best known for its role in energy production as often fatigue is a primary symptom of iron depletion or … Read more

Your guide to wonderful winter fruits and vegetables

I’ve written previously about the benefits of eating seasonally so I won’t go into to them again. Suffice to say that, the more you adopt food choices that reflect the season, the better for your wallet, the environment, your taste buds and your health. (Want to know more? Read How eating with the seasons can … Read more

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

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

The Mediterranean Diet

How to benefit from embracing the Mediterranean diet

There are so many health and wellness diets to choose from, so what sets the Mediterranean diet apart? Firstly, it has been well researched for its health benefits; probably one of the most widely researched diets in recent years.  And secondly, it is a long term diet and lifestyle approach rather than a diet which … Read more

Pregnancy ultrasound

Do you know how your baby develops in the second trimester?

You are now in the second trimester of pregnancy and you may be experiencing new or different pregnancy symptoms.  Your baby is also changing and developing daily during the second trimester, and it is during this period where you have the chance to see your baby on another scan. This usually occurs around the 20-week … Read more