Choline (B4)

Choline What is choline? Choline is an essential nutrient that is not as well discussed as folate and Vitamin B12 but is just as important in neurodevelopment.  Historically it was called vitamin B4, but it became an essential nutrient because our bodies cannot make enough so it lost its vitamin title. Choline is derived from READ MORE

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

Feeling Fatigued?

Feeling Fatigued? Mitochondria and Fatigue! Probably not something you immediately think of when you are feeling fatigued. Often the first things people think of when feeling fatigued, is that they are low in iron. But unless you have a blood test to confirm this, I always caution against supplementing. If you take iron and don’t 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

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

Black Bean Burgers

Black Bean Burgers These are a great quick meal that will satisfy the whole family. Quick and easy to make you can have these on the table in 20 minutes. Tasting much better than they look, they are packed with nutrients antioxidants, fiber, protein, and carbohydrates making them nutritionally powerful and good for the gut. READ MORE

Plant Based Breakfast

I am a creature of habit when it comes to breakfast because I love eggs on toast with avocado, I could have that every day (and often do). But last year I went on a personalized eating plan which restricted my egg intake (due to a prevalence of higher than acceptable cholesterol) and instead had 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