My Gene Test

Since becoming a naturopath, I have lived a healthy life. Yes, I have my ups & downs just like everyone else, but I stick to the 80:20 rule-eat healthy food, exercise & have time out 80% of the time, with 20% leeway. I recently did…

What is the Mind-Body Connection?

A good friend of mine who is anosteopath  used to say "we all live in our head". In many ways, I think he is right. Western society celebrates constant thinking, not turning our minds off. If we are waiting in line somewhere, we twitter. If…

Genetic Testing- Amazing

Hey Everyone!   I just wanted to share this audio with you from Dr. Margie Smith on the benefits of testing your gene's (we are only testing the gene's that can be assisted with dietary changes).   It's well worth a listen. &…

He told her that PMS "is all in your head"- What the?

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Last night, I was at the supermarket when I heard a guy telling his girlfriend that PMS was “all in your head”. Apart from wanting to yell & screen at him (and give her my card), I thought about the perception of period pain & PMS and what it means to women.

Apple or Pear? Your "Fruit" Shape can reflect what your Hormones are doing and Hinder Weight Loss

Contrary to popular belief, there are 3 types of estrogen- These are called Estrone, Estradiol and Estriol. Generally speaking, often people who are a apple  shape have more estrone, whereas people who are a pear shape have more estradiol. The…

Organic Spring Vegetable Salad with Cous Cous

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This dish goes well with roast lamb or chicken, alternatively it can be served with a solid flesh fish like tuna or salmon. Ingredients 1kg Pumpkin- peeled and diced into 2cm cubes 500g Green beans 1 Capsicum- diced into 5mm pieces 12…

Why you Need to Decrease Plastics Around the House

Plastic is everywhere around the house, workplace and nowadays in the garden. The issue with plastics is that they emmit chemicals which can have a toxic affect on our body. Some of these chemicals are called 'hormonal disruptors', meaning…

What Can Be Done About Stress?

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When you are stressed, it puts your body into a ‘catabolic’ state. This means that your body doesn’t repair as quickly. Have you ever noticed that when someone you know has gone through a major stress in their life, that they look 10 years…

Can Your Hormones Affect Your Thyroid?

Do you feel sluggish??? Feeling down?? Have a bit too much weight around your middle? Think you may have a slow or sluggish thyroid? The way that your thyroid works can influence how you feel. The standard test for measuring thyroid function…

The Evolution of Modern Woman

In 1950, the typical role of the female in affluent countries (USA, Australia, UK and parts of Europe), included keeping a house clean, attended to the children, cooking meals for the family and attending to the male of the house. Very rarely…