The Aussie culture of being active and outdoors is alive and well. Just in our close group of friends we have sport teams playing on three different weeknights! This, on top of other commitments, can end up taking its toll on our bodies physically. If you’re feeling the wear and tear more acutely, it can… Continue reading How to support your exercise in the summer heat
Hey guys, Natural killer (NK) cells have been in the spotlight in recent years with numerous theories postulated about their potential role in miscarriage and infertility. Numerous fertility clinics are measuring levels of NK cells and their activity with a view to reduce these with immunosuppressant therapy. Our own Emily Seddon wrote an education piece… Continue reading Natural Killer Cells & Infertility
What is histamine? HIstamine is a chemical naturally produced by the body and plays an important in our body. It’s most well-known for its immune response - increasing heat, redness, itching and sinus symptoms - and the common medication that helps to reduce these symptoms - antihistamines. Contrary to the prevalence of anti-histamines, histamine is… Continue reading How to do a low histamine diet
Spring has sprung! A time of warmer weather, baby animals and hay fever. For people who suffer from hay fever, spring is a time of dread. You can’t leave the house without wearing goggles and a mask! Fortunately, hay fever isn't a prison sentence and there are many tools that can help to keep you… Continue reading A naturopath’s tips on how to manage hayfever
In a word - yes! And the good news is, it is likely to be to your benefit. The female menstrual cycle is dependant on natural fluctuations of sex hormones. Sugar in excess, and the effects of this, can wreak havoc with with our menstrual cycle due to increased inflammation and altering these hormone levels.… Continue reading Will quitting sugar affect my menstrual cycle?
We're very excited for good friend of the Pod, who is getting married soon. She also gets a cold sore from time-to-time, like so many of us do. To help keep our gorgeous girl feeling excited and exquisite on her big day, we have some tips that may come in handy. What is a cold… Continue reading What to do about cold sores?
When it comes giving the immune system a helping hand, nothing beats Andrographis. It provides a punch to hit through a stubborn cold or flu, by stimulating both innate and adaptive immune cells. Studies have shown that as small dose as 1200mg andrographis whole herb a day for two days can effectively reduce the occurrence… Continue reading Andrographis: Andrographis paniculata
Working as a Naturopath, one of the most common questions I’m asked is how to help people manage their food and weight. Check out my guest post on IQuitSugar.com for some simple, yet effective options! While most people are amazing at eating well throughout the day, after dinner can be a completely different story! What… Continue reading Always need an after dinner treat? Here’s how to stop the binge
With such a sedentary lifestyle these days, an active kid is something that I love to see as a naturopath. Kids should be eager to explore and experience the world around them! However, there is also a time and place for our young one’s need to slow down, relax, concentrate and learn. As someone with… Continue reading A naturopath’s guide to balancing your child’s energy levels
A lot of folk tend to associate “fat” with “bad” or “unhealthy”. What they may not know is there are a lot of different fats out there. And they’re definitely not created equal. Ready to know your MUFAs from your PUFAs? Here’s my 101 guide to fat. The building blocks of fat. Fats are made… Continue reading A naturopath’s 101 guide to fat