I Quit Sugar “Hearty Bone Broth Vegetable Soup”

Due to popular demand from our recent I Quit Sugar Instagram takeover here is the recipe for our ‘Hearty bone broth vegetable soup’.  Enjoy!  Ingredients  A couple of teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil 1 finely chopped shallot 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 Small fresh ginger grated (2 teaspoons) 3 carrots, finely chopped 3 cups…

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March 2018 – Toxins Part 2

Toxins-Part 2 I owe you all an apology!  I got so carried away with my passion for all the multiple topics in Integrative Medicine that I forgot to give you part 2 of this topic.  In Part 1 (in January, 2018) we looked at the types and sources of toxins.  So, in this month’s blog,…

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February 2018 – Wellness Benefits of Social Contact

  The health and wellness benefits of social contact are strongly suggested by several scientific studies.  This is especially true among older adults but also for anyone at any age.  Conversely social isolation can create significant problems including: Loneliness is also a risk factor for depression.  This seems to be because social support seems to…

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January 2018 – Optimal Wellness – Avoiding Toxins

In this month’s Integrative Medicine blog, I will continue with my top tips for optimal wellness and anti-ageing. Hopefully you have already started eating a healthy diet; moving your body; and avoiding unhealthy habits such as drinking excess alcohol. As I’ve said before there are heaps of other ways to improve and maintain your wellness….

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December 2017 – Breathing

In this month’s blog, I’ll continue my series of top tips for optimal wellness by focussing on breathing!  The usual tips of eating a healthy diet, moving your body, and avoiding unhealthy habits (you smokers know what I mean!) are still important, but there are many other ways to improve and maintain your wellness.  Breathing...
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I Quit Sugar Article – Why quitting sugar is the BEST thing you can do for your health

As an Integrative Doctor, IQS graduate and mum of seven, I’m convinced the 8-Week Program is one of the BEST things you can do for your health! From a personal perspective, when I ditched the sweet stuff one of the main improvements I noticed was in my mood. It’s amazing how much sugar can turn...
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I Quit Sugar Article – Grow together, flow together? The science behind period synchronisation

Ladies, we’re sure you’ve all heard the old wives’ tale that says if you spend a lot of time with your girlfriends, your cycles will sync together. Some of you may have even experienced it (in the office we sure have). But, turns out it may not be a total coincidence… Back in the early...
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I Quit Sugar Article – Binge Eating

Ever wolfed down your dinner way too fast, only to find yourself overeating and feeling a little worse for wear? As the silly season (AKA “eat too much” season) approaches, it’s important to realise the difference between simply overeating and binge eating. First things first, what is overeating?   I explain that overeating is simply...
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October 2017 – Wellness Tips (Rest & Sleep)

In this month’s blog, I’ll continue my series of top tips for optimal wellness.  It’s been a while as I’ve had so many other interesting things lo talk about, like chocolate at Easter!  As I said last year when I started these tips, there is definitely more to wellness than the usual advice of, eating...
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September 2017 – Supplements

With supplements, there is (to a certain point) an element of you get what you pay for.  This is true for most things in life but with supplements (unlike clothing for example) it’s a wee bit 😊 more important as we are putting them into our bodies.  We are also relying on them to improve...
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