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...

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...

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...

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...

July 2017 – Mindfulness

Mindfulness  I describe mindfulness as 'meditation on the go'.  Mindfulness.org describes mindfulness as 'the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we're doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what's going on around us'.  It's a technique that's been around for many years and you probably remember...

June 2017 – Winter Ills

With Winter upon us I am often asked what is the best way to prevent those pesky infections that plague so many of us this time of the year. Luckily, there are plenty of natural alternatives to conventional medicines such as antibiotics and over the counter ‘cold and flu’ remedies. Whilst these may be appropriate...

May 2017 – Meditation

Meditation Due to the popularity of my November ‘Wellness Top Tips’ Column, I am going to focus on each Wellness tip in more detail over the next 10 or so columns.  The first top tip for improved health and well-being is Meditation.  Meditation is a powerful technique that is becoming more and more popular. In...

November 2016 – Top Wellness Tips

In this month’s Wellness (Integrative) Medicine column I’ll summarise my top tips for optimal wellness.  There is definitely more to it than the usual advice of, eating a healthy diet; moving your body; and avoiding unhealthy habits such as smoking.  These are still important, but there are many other ways to improve and maintain your...

September 2016 – What is Integrative Medicine

Welcome to the first in a bi-monthly series of columns on Integrative Medicine.  Integrative Medicine is also known as Functional, Nutritional and Environmental, Wellness or Holistic Medicine.  It is unique in that it treats the whole person, taking into account mental, environmental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease.  This specialty...

Article from ABC News – Gut health, mental wellbeing and immunity linked to outdoor play

Have a read below of this article recently published by ABC News about Children's Health linking poor gut health, mental wellbeing and immunity to lack of outdoor play, it certainly is interesting reading - Here's a wee snippet for you.... A disconnection from nature can affect everything in a child from gut health and immunity,...