Are you lacking in Magnesium?

Healthy green smoothieMagnesium is an essential mineral that is used by the body in over 300 different biochemical processes- such as energy production, muscle health, heart function, brain function, blood sugar management and as part of our stress response. It is one of the most common deficiencies that I see in clinic because it is used for so many things in the body, it is also very easily depleted. Read more

Why everyone should have Apple Cider vinegar in their pantry…

Apple cider vinegar and fresh apple on a wooden backgroundApple cider vinegar is something that I find myself discussing with patients on a daily basis as it has so many health benefits. Primarily I prescribe it as a digestive and liver aid in patients with digestive issues but it can be used for so many more reasons than this. It is a cost effective and useful remedy that everyone should have in their pantry. It is also handy to have on hand as a cleaning agent to be used around the house, and can be used on the skin directly for things like warts, skin breakouts, smelly feet or as a hair wash. Read more

Top tips to nourish your adrenals and reduce your stress levels

impiegata annoiataAs we are well and truly in the swing of 2015, I have noticed a huge influx of tired, anxious, overworked and stressed out patients walking through my door over the last month. Everyone seems to have knuckled down for the year and is bogged down by their overly busy working week. Many are feeling flat, exhausted, wired and on edge- not a good combination when you have a lot to get through in your home and/or work life. Poor sleep, frequent infections, weight gain, digestive issues and headaches can all result from high stress levels. Read more

How to beat the holiday season bloat

bloatingOverindulging goes hand in hand with the holiday season as we are bombarded with social events, dinners and family functions. And while this is what makes the holiday season so much fun, many of my patients spend the time feeling bloated and uncomfortable due to eating too much. It is easy to feel like we have lost control over our food intake. Increased alcohol, larger portions than what we are used to, multiple courses and sugary desserts can all combine to create digestive hell! Read more

Nutritional treatment for Rosacea

face(1)Rosacea is a type of skin condition that affects the face and appears as a constant flush or redness. This ’24 hour’ flush can make you look as though you are blushing… all the time! It can be mistaken for eczema, acne or sometimes a skin allergy. The severity of the condition differs from person to person and affects both men and women. Read more

Nutritional treatment for Candida

stomach-acheCandida is a very common yeast infection of which most women will have at least one episode during their life. There are more than 100 different types of candida, the most common variety being candida albicans, which lives in the mucous membranes. Candida is found in the environment, and in the skin and mucous membranes of people. It thrives in warm, moist, alkaline areas. Small amounts exist in the mouth and intestines of everyone, and it has a very important job in aiding nutrient absorption. However, when overpopulated with candida, it can inflame and break down the wall of the intestine and penetrate the bloodstream. This pathogen often takes advantage and overgrows when you are low in the good bacteria naturally occurring in the gut. Read more

Nutritional treatment for poor sleep and insomnia

insomniaMost men and women experience poor sleep or disturbed sleep in their life time. About one third of adults do not get as much sleep as they would like. Poor sleep might mean you have trouble trying to fall asleep, waking up too early, waking up for long periods in the night or not feeling refreshed after a night’s sleep. There can be many different causes that influence the way we sleep. Also called insomnia, poor sleep can affect your physical and mental health in many ways. Lack of sleep can cause you to have trouble concentrating during the day, make you feel tired and irritable, or give you frequent headaches or dizziness. Read more

Nutritional Treatment for Iron Deficiency Anemia

iron-deficiency-anemia-2Iron deficiency anemia is a very common condition that I see in my clinic that can be very effectively managed with the right nutritional advice. It leads to fatigue, tiredness and dizziness which can have a huge impact on your daily health and wellbeing. With the right nutritional treatment, anemia can be managed for life. Read more

‘Why nutrition is vital for your Health’

heartFirst question I like to ask someone who debates the importance of nutrition is- ‘what exactly do you think your body is made up of?”. Proteins, sugars, fats, vitamins and minerals (i.e the food that you eat) is what makes all of the cells in your body. Without adequate nutrition, it is physically impossible for your body to function the way it should. You will never have as much energy, feel as happy, digest food as well, sleep well or feel as good as you should be able to without proper nutritional intake. Read more

Nutritional treatment for fatigue

Tired of being tired? Everyone experiences tiredness and fatigue at some point. As a Nutritionist, I have patients frequently being fatigued and commenting, “This is normal right?” I find that people just put up with their ongoing feeling of lethargy because we live such busy lifestyles. One thing is certain, people are becoming more tired […]