This blog post is designed for clients new to a gluten free lifestyle. It has been prepared for us by the wonderful Claire Lochrie, Nutritional Therapist, Doula and Registered Nurse of Indigo Cocoons Changing your diet to be gluten free can be a significant step to improve your overall health, as well as one way … Continue reading Gluten Free: Where to start?
This article on Folic Acid was guest written for Guide to Organics and first published on the 26th January 2016. If you haven’t been fortunate enough to come across Guide to Organics before, it is a great resource for identifying the nearest organic stores, co-op’s and food venues near you. Just type in your postcode to see … Continue reading Folic Acid, Friend or Foe?
When you book me to interpret your genetic report, I need access to your Livewello data (sounds simple right?), but navigating Livewello isn’t as obvious as it could be, so I’ll talk you through it here in case you run into trouble. THERE ARE 3 DIFFERENT OPTIONS FOR SHARING YOUR LIVEWELLO REPORT WITH A PRACTITIONER … Continue reading HOW TO: SHARE YOUR LIVEWELLO REPORT WITH YOUR PRACTITIONER
Some of the questions I get asked quite often are; HOW DO YOU TREAT YOUR FAMILY WHEN THEY ARE SICK? WHAT DO YOU DO AT HOME? Firstly, I focus strongly on wellness, filling our diets with simple nourishing organic foods, managing our environment to be as low tox as possible for a city family and … Continue reading Natural First Aid Kit Essentials
Trawling through PubMed isn’t everyone’s idea of a fun night at home, so I’m bringing you some of the interesting findings from studies that I stumble across and translating them into everyday language so that you don’t need a science degree to interpret them. I hope they transform your health. PROBIOTICS CAN TRANSFORM PREGNANCY AND EARLY … Continue reading RESEARCH REVIEW: IMPROVING YOUR FERTILITY WITH PROBIOTICS
You’ve decided to find out what your genetics hold… but you’re not exactly certain what you need to do from here? Let me walk you through it. There are a number of privately owned companies that will process your genetic data such as: 23andMe Ancestry.com Family Tree DNA Gene By Gene My current pick for … Continue reading HOW TO ORDER YOUR GENETIC PROFILE THROUGH 23ANDME
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There is a lot of fear about school sores and their virulence and many people believe that antibiotics are the only course of treatment. That isn’t my experience. Before I get into the treatments that I’ve seen work in clinic and at home, I think it’s important to understand what school sores are. Bullous (blistering) … Continue reading HEALING SCHOOL SORES WITHOUT ANTIBIOTICS
Being inclined towards no-tox living as we are, when it came time to transform the house we’d just purchased into something beautiful and welcoming rather than a shrine to flaking polyuerethane, tired jarrah floorboards and paint which is a yellow and blue ode to the local football team, we did our research into the chemicals … Continue reading NON TOXIC PAINT REVIEW
Have you ever read the back of a food packet? Somewhere towards the end of the list you’ll usually find an ingredient that sounds harmless. Comforting in its familiarity, flavour and its more innocent sounding cousin natural flavour are lining up in everything from purportedly healthy foods like yogurt and orange juice to things we know are health-sapping like … Continue reading THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS NATURAL FLAVOUR
Baby with fever There’s something terrifying about holding a tiny human in your arms, someone you love more than anything and they are sick, burning with fever. You feel helpless: the fear is something primal; it liquefies your gut. Before you allow yourself to panic and reach for the baby Paracetamol, or call the Doctor, … Continue reading FEVER, NOT SOMETHING TO FEAR
I wrote this as a Guest blog post for award winning Perth Birth Photographer Cat Fancote The science is very clear that the health and diversity of the bacterial and fungal colonies both inside us and on our skin, play a huge role in our health. In babies a healthy microbiome translates to a reduction … Continue reading GUIDE TO VAGINAL SEEDING
This simple, delicious cough medicine really takes the tickle out of a cough, soothes a sore throat and boosts immunity.
It’s a hot balmy night in Perth WA and as I type this my youngest is asleep in our family bedroom with a bead of sweat on his upper lip despite the rhythmic tapping of the overhead fan as it beats lacklusterly through the heavy February air. The sores on his feet are nearly healed, … Continue reading Healing Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease without Antibiotics