Feeling stressed, tired or irritable? 

What can you do if you are deep in the mid-year, mid-winter drag? A herbal tonic called Rhodiola rosea is a natural pick-me-up to help you cope with feeling overwhelmed, exhausted and down. Rhodiola has been used for hundreds of years in many different cultures for its anti-stress, anti-fatigue and antidepressant properties. A 2016 review of the scientific studies on Rhodiola found evidence … Continue reading Feeling stressed, tired or irritable? 

Hypothyroid, not yet medicated, but need to feel better?

Hashimoto's thyroiditis (Hashimoto's) is the most common autoimmune disorder in the world affecting more than 10% of females and 2% of males causing hypothyroidism with fatigue, weight gain / difficulty losing weight, infertility, constipation, depression, anxiety and panic attacks, dry skin, dry hair, hair loss, swelling and more. A study was completed on women in … Continue reading Hypothyroid, not yet medicated, but need to feel better?

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A little known B vitamin found to stimulate ovulation & fertility in PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is on the increase causing rising rates of devastating infertility. But sadly that's not all.  It's also found with insulin resistance which means for PCOS gals they experience debilitating fatigue, easy weight gain / difficulty losing weight and a higher chance of diabetes.  The buzz around myo-inositol has been so strong that a high … Continue reading A little known B vitamin found to stimulate ovulation & fertility in PCOS

Could finding your Grandma’s old dinner set be the easiest way to lose weight?

Even as the scientific knowledge on causes of excess weight increases our own weight is not decreasing.  Look around any work site, office or supermarket and you can see the proof behind the statistics telling us we have been getting fatter. Scarily this trend is reflected with our kids.  Recent population studies have found that … Continue reading Could finding your Grandma’s old dinner set be the easiest way to lose weight?

The Goldilocks Hormone Keeping Your Heart Beating

Heart cells can only use a biologically active thyroid hormone (T3) that is not commonly tested nor prescribed in Australia.  If you do not have the correct amount of T3 getting into your heart an alarming array of signs and symptoms can develop with fatal outcomes. Drs’ Klein and Danzi in the American Heart Association … Continue reading The Goldilocks Hormone Keeping Your Heart Beating

What’s a naturopath to do when she gags at the thought of salmon?

4 years studying naturopathy indelibly imprinted the seemingly endless health virtues of the humble fish fillet on my brain.  The only problem was I had never been introduced to a piece of fish that was not battered and deep fried that didn’t make me gag! I outed my loathing of all edible aquatic life forms … Continue reading What’s a naturopath to do when she gags at the thought of salmon?

Heart disease kills more Australian women than any other cause, including breast cancer – do you know your risk factors?  

My mum died of a sudden and fatal heart attack after years of being regarded as the “healthy one” having dodged the family narrative of autoimmune diseases, arthritis and dementia. When my mum died I started researching what would have caused an otherwise healthy woman to have such a massive heart attack.  I was shocked to … Continue reading Heart disease kills more Australian women than any other cause, including breast cancer – do you know your risk factors?  

What to do when you’ve lost that lovin’ feeling*. The science behind regaining your lost libido.

What can you do when that lovin’ feeling is gone, gone, gone?*  And where does it go?  Are there any facts supporting the claims that aphrodisiacs can bring your sexy back**? Lost libido can be an early warning sign or further proof that something is not quite right with your health, your diet or your … Continue reading What to do when you’ve lost that lovin’ feeling*. The science behind regaining your lost libido.

Energy-Boosting, Craving-Busting Snacks

Do you find you are looking for something to pep you up to get through the day?  Is the diet coke / coffee and chocolate afternoon snack more than the occasional go-to food? I was talking fatigue and craving-busting strategies with my gorgeous friend Leah who is a mum to 2 active boys (3yo & … Continue reading Energy-Boosting, Craving-Busting Snacks