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...

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...

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...

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...

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...