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...

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...

August 2017 – Nutritional Yeast

Nutritional yeast is an inactive yeast (a good fungi aka fun guy!), produced from sugarcane, whey, blackstrap molasses or wood pulp.  It is also known as ‘nooch’ or savoury yeast.  When the yeast is harvested, it is washed, concentrated and then pasteurised (heat treated) so that it stops growing.  It is then crumbled, flaked or...

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...

April 2017 – Easter

Easter oh yes!; oh no! Yes, Easter can bring out the best and worst in us and the temptation to indulge can be hard to avoid.  Well-meaning friends, family and workmates showing their love for us with a giant chocolate bunny can raise the stress levels if you’re trying to eat healthy.  Whilst an occasional fall off the healthy eating...

February 2016 – Paleo Diet

The Paleo aka caveman diet has received a lot of press lately.  Basically, it involves eating like our caveman ancestors.  The plan will help most people lose weight, and reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes etc.  The paleo diet is a high-protein, high-fiber food plan that doesn’t involve counting or reducing calories.  The core...