IBS Awareness Month

April is IBS Awareness Month, although I am not sure we need an awareness of this subject as I see this condition in clinic on a regular basis. One in 5 Australians will experience some kind of IBS symptoms at one time. According to better health websites there is no cure only management. Which includes READ MORE

Cardiovascular Health

High Cholesterol and High Homocysteine? Both markers are an indication of cardiovascular risk. If left unchecked high homocysteine can lead to conditions such as neurovascular diseases ie: Alzheimer’s, atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, depression, and diabetes. Homocysteine is often something I get my clients to test. It is a nice easy one and doesn’t READ MORE

FODMAP Diet

FODMAP DIET The low FODMAP diet is recommended to improve digestive health and function and regulate bacterial colonisation in both the small intestine and the colon. Following the low FODMAP diet for 2-6 weeks can offer relief of gastrointestinal symptoms such as bloating, abdominal discomfort, irregular bowel habits and IBS. FODMAPs are a collection of short READ MORE

Addicted to Worry

Are you Addicted to Worry? I was reading a great book last week that spoke about being addicted to worry! I was very interested to hear what the author had to say. I had never really thought of worry as an addiction, but when you break it down it is very likely that some people READ MORE

Problems with Bread or Pasta?

Problems with Bread and Pasta? Have you taken yourself off gluten products, especially bread, because they make you feel bloated and unwell? If you are not a coeliac but do feel that gluten is an issue for you then you may need to consider folic acid as the culprit and not necessarily the gluten. Any READ MORE

Coffee? Is it a good thing?

When clients come to see me they are often worried that I will take their coffee away from them! This is not always the case unless there is a really good reason. Sometimes it will be about reducing the amount or changing it to black by reducing the milk content. I am a coffee drinker READ MORE

The Gut – Brain Connection

The Gut/Brain Connection Did you know that the Brain and the Gut are besties! They have their own communication channels that can send messages backwards and forwards. That is from the brain to the gut and the gut to the brain. If one isn’t functioning well, then neither is the other. That is why when READ MORE

Mood Disorders

Mental Health Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Sleep disorders, Post Natal Depression, all of these are considered a Mental Health condition. It is such a big area of discussion and one that often needs to be taken cautiously. While some people happily admit to their mental health struggles others hide from it and prefer to READ MORE