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?

Healthy, delicious, fast lunch

Keeping on track with my 2016 goals gets hard when I'm time poor!  What I need is a quick and healthy meal to help me stay alert, calm and full throughout my busy afternoon while lovin' my liver. Challenge accepted! Carrot & Beetroot Salad (with thanks to Everyday Cookbook) Recipe: 1 carrot 2 beetroot (raw) ½ green apple ¼ … Continue reading Healthy, delicious, fast lunch

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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

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?

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

Fighting Fatigue, Boosting Energy

Feeling fatigued is a wide-spread problems for about 20% of our population who possess so little energy their exhaustion interferes with their ability to enjoy a normal life (9). Are there evidence-based solutions that boost your energy that don’t leave you crashing and worse-off? The simplest, natural treatment for fatigue is rest and sleep. Sadly … Continue reading Fighting Fatigue, Boosting Energy

Tired, teary & sluggish?

Feeling tired, teary & sluggish?  Can't lose fat or gain muscle?  You might have one of the most common chronic disorders - hypothyroidism.  A whopping 5% of the total population have hypothyroidism and as you age your risk increases.  In your 50's and 60's 10% of the population have hypothyroidism.  Plus it's more common in women than men (2, 3).  … Continue reading Tired, teary & sluggish?