Kitchen & Garden, Medicine Chest, Uncategorized

Will quitting sugar affect my menstrual cycle?

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?

Kitchen & Garden, Medicine Chest, Uncategorized

What to do about cold sores?

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?

herbal compendium, Medicine Chest, Uncategorized

Andrographis: Andrographis paniculata

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

Kitchen & Garden, Out & About, Uncategorized

Always need an after dinner treat? Here’s how to stop the binge

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

Kitchen & Garden, Medicine Chest, Out & About

A naturopath’s guide to balancing your child’s energy levels

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

Kitchen & Garden, Medicine Chest, Uncategorized

How quitting sugar helps your liver detox (+ other important stuff)

From eliminating toxins to processing insulin to giving us energy, the liver performs countless jobs for us every day. Unfortunately, it can be a thankless job. We humans have discovered more than a few ways to increase its workload! And one of the biggest strains we put on the liver is eating too much sugar.… Continue reading How quitting sugar helps your liver detox (+ other important stuff)

Kitchen & Garden

shiitake ‘quick’ pho topped with chilli + bean sprouts

Shiitake mushrooms, a symbol of longevity have been utilised in Asia for thousands of years due to their health promoting properties, most notably immune and heart health! They are also a source of B Vitamins as well as Vitamin D, and most importantly are a great addition to soups, salads and stir fries.That's why we… Continue reading shiitake ‘quick’ pho topped with chilli + bean sprouts