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 – 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...

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...

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...

May 2017 – Infusions

VITAMIN INFUSIONS! This is how I cured my pneumonia last year.  Just as exciting was it meant I didn't need to resort to taking antibiotics.  Although antibiotics are needed in certain cases, infusions remain a viable alternative if you have been checked and deemed as suitable by a doctor trained in giving infusions.  I also...

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...