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...

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...

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...

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,...

July 2016 – Skin Health – Part A – Nutrition

What to eat Fruits and vegetables Fruits and vegetables (especially vegetables) are essential in your diet, not just for skin health, but for many reasons. They are rich in antioxidants (e.g. vitamin C) which mop up damaging molecules called free radicals. Free radicals can harm skin (and other) cells leading to premature aging. In addition, the fibre in…