Getting the occasional craving for something is no cause for concern. I mean, who doesn’t like reaching for a delicious piece of chocolate as a little treat? If, however, you’re getting daily food cravings that you just can’t beat, it’s time to look a little deeper. A well-balanced diet with […]
Sugar and gut health – what’s the connection?
Sugar and gut health – there most certainly is a connection. We now know that diet plays a considerable role in the health of our gut microbiome (read more about that in detail here). A varied diet rich in nutrients from wholefoods creates a robust, well-balanced microbiome. Whereas, a typical […]
Effects of sugar on the body
The effects of sugar on the body really are dependent on the volume being consumed. We all love a little bit of something sweet from time to time. A bit of chocolate, the occasional piece of cake, honey in your tea, bliss balls or raw desserts. What’s not to like? I think […]
How to beat sugar cravings
Learning how to beat sugar cravings can be a key step in your health journey. Thing is though, many of us can find sweet treats very difficult to give up…. or even just to enjoy in moderation. This is especially true when dealing with sugar cravings. Why do we crave […]
Prebiotics and Probiotics – What’s the diff?
Whether there is a difference between prebiotics and probiotics is something clients ask me often. There is generally a lot of confusion around the terms and whether including both prebiotics and probiotics is necessary. Probiotics have certainly been having their time in the spotlight. I would say at this point […]
Can your gut health affect your sleep?
Would you have considered that your gut health could affect your sleep? It doesn’t seem the likeliest of connections, does it? However, a growing body of evidence now shows there is a dynamic link between your brain and your gut (1). It is an intricate communication system known as the gut-brain […]
Mind-body medicine and the gut
Have you ever considered that your mind could have a significant effect on the health of your gut and vice versa? And would you ever have thought that things like meditation, yoga and mindfulness could improve your gut health and health overall? Well, they can! I’m so pleased to share […]
How your food choices affect your gut health
It seems like everywhere you turn at the moment you’re reading about gut health. Doesn’t it? The gut microbiome has been linked to everything from Irritable Bowel Syndrome to Alzheimer’s to low mood and almost everything in between (1, 2). It’s truly fascinating. Have you ever considered that your daily […]
Naturopathic management of arthritis
I am never more aware of the fact that I have lasting effects from arthritis flares than I am in winter. And I am equally never more thankful about the fact that naturopathic management of arthritis means my symptoms can remain well controlled. Arthritis is one of the most prevalent […]
Is OCD connected to autoimmune disease in children?
Autoimmune disease is a strong clinical focus for me, as I have experienced the many complexities of managing my own condition and know firsthand how distressing and at times isolating this can be… as well as how rewarding and empowering it can be when your health is restored. My interest […]
Gluten free diets linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes
Does a gluten-free diet increase your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes (T2D)? It’s an interesting, perhaps concerning, point to ponder given so many people need to remove or limit gluten in their diet these days, however, current research suggests it might (1). Researchers at Harvard University’s Department of Nutrition completed a […]
Book Giveaway! One Bite at a Time and Chemical Free Kids
Competition now closed! Congratulations to Julietta Boscolo who is the winner of the two book prize pack! 🎉 A big thank you to all who submitted wonderful entries both here and on Facebook too. COMPETITION TIME!! 🙌🏻 I said back in December I would run a competition early this year to […]