Tag: Lifestyle

Nail Diagnosis webinar

Physical examination plays a fundamental role in determining the treatment and management options of patients in naturopathy and nutritional medicine clinical practice. Nails often reflect the general state of health and wellbeing of a person. It is known that systemic disease/s can produce changes… Continue Reading “Nail Diagnosis webinar”

Nail Diagnosis

Nails often reflect the general state of health and wellbeing of a person. It is known that systemic disease/s can produce changes in the nails. Detailed examination of the fingernails can provide indications of nutritional deficiencies and potential underlying systemic diseases. This brief video… Continue Reading “Nail Diagnosis”

Heart Week – Don’t get the sits

Heart Week is 29 April – 6 May and focuses on the benefits of physical activity and empowering Australians to get moving. Cardiovascular disease is a very serious health issue. It encompasses a wide range of cardiometabolic conditions, including Type 2 Diabetes, high blood… Continue Reading “Heart Week – Don’t get the sits”

Weekends are for relaxing

Weekends are for relaxing. Find a nice, calm, quiet spot. Sit back, relax, yoga, read a good book, and take in all the beauty. Take a time out. Ahhh, Florence. You’ve done it again. 🌞 📖 🍇

Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution

Today is Earth Day. It is time to end plastic pollution. 48 years ago, on 22 April 1970, millions of people took to the streets to protest the negative impacts of 150 years of industrial development. Earth Day is a global event each year. More… Continue Reading “Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution”

Raw velvet cacao smoothie

Raw velvet cacao smoothie (and gluten-free, dairy-free carrot cake) at my favourite place in Byron Bay

Relaxing and writing in Byron Bay

Byron Bay is such a beautiful place. I’ve spent the last 4 days relaxing and writing. Yes I know, doing some work in a place that is so beautiful, but the creative juices start flowing. And once they start… Get ready for exciting things… Continue Reading “Relaxing and writing in Byron Bay”

High carbohydrate intake has been associated with higher risk of total mortality

Cardiovascular disease is a global epidemic with 80% of the burden of disease in low-income and middle-income countries. Diet is one of the most important modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases. The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study is a… Continue Reading “High carbohydrate intake has been associated with higher risk of total mortality”

Can omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids improve metabolic profile in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in females of reproductive age with a prevalence of 6–20%. The main characteristics of polycystic ovary syndrome are chronic anovulation with or without menstrual cycle disturbances, hyperandrogenism and ultrasound evidence of morphologically polycystic ovaries. Women… Continue Reading “Can omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids improve metabolic profile in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?”

National Nutrition Week

Vegetables are awesome! Each year National Nutrition Week raises awareness around the role of food on our health, and supports the community to enjoy healthy eating. This year we are encouraging families to find more ways to enjoy vegetables, and to eat one extra… Continue Reading “National Nutrition Week”

Hola from Barcelona

Hola from Barcelona. I’m very excited as I presented a plenary session on nutritional medicine and cardiovascular disease at an international congress to people from over 50 countries. A truly international conference. One of the peaks of my career. I would like to thank… Continue Reading “Hola from Barcelona”

Pyrrole Disorder update

Pyrrole disorder can be described as a complex disorder. The causes of pyrrole disorder are not completely understood. There has been an influx of people with potential pyrrole disorder in clinic in the last year or so, especially since the website post last year. All… Continue Reading “Pyrrole Disorder update”

Pyrrole Disorder

Pyrrole disorder can be described as a complex disorder. The causes of pyrrole disorder are not completely understood. All humans excrete small quantities of hydroxyhemopyrrolin-2’one (HPL) in urine. The level of HPL increases with physical or emotional stress. Some laboratories have set the normal concentration of HPL… Continue Reading “Pyrrole Disorder”