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Optimise This Mineral For Optimal Energy Levels.

Optimise This Mineral For Optimal Energy Levels

As a Naturopath, I often request patients to have functional testing, plus regular blood tests. This is to accurately determine imbalances in the body and where to therefore focus treatment.

One of the most common imbalances which present is related to iron levels in the body. When iron and the carrier molecule of iron, called ferritin, become too high, this can contribute to metabolic problems such as insulin resistance and more chronic issues with organ damage. On the other hand, when iron levels hit rock bottom, complications of low oxygen occur.

It is important to know where your iron levels sit, to know what individualised dietary changes can support you back to optimal health.

WHY IS IRON IMPORTANT

Iron is required for proteins in the body.  Haemoglobin is the iron-containing protein in red blood cells, responsible for transporting oxygen from the lungs, to the body tissues. Here the oxygen is exchanged for Carbon...

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Why You May Be Feeling Sooo Tired & Wired

Why You May Be Feeling Sooo Tired & Wired

The new working year is well under way and I hear you, you’re hanging out for some time out. With busyness being the status quo these days, unfortunately the vulnerable adrenal glands often take a hit. If pushed enough throughout the year your adrenal function is firstly overstimulated (in a typical tired, but wired state) and eventually can be followed by a state of adrenal gland fatigue (exhaustion).

In my previous post on thyroid gland health, I introduced the important connection and support required from the adrenal and thyroid glands for optimal function of one another in the body.  As adrenal and thyroid health play an important role in supporting balanced sex hormones, this is an area that I am particularly passionate about and delve right into in my latest book: Balanced, The Natural Way To Healthy Hormones.

Read on to find out if your energy, sleep, skin, weight and moods are being affected by...

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When Oils Go Off

When Oils Go Off

Oils just aint oils. There are several types, which play different roles in the body, and each has a different ability to stay fresh under heat, light and air conditions. Today I’ll discuss the essential fatty acid’s (EFA’s), Omega 3 and Omega 6. These are called essential, because our body cannot make them individually, or from other fats in the diet. They instead need to be supplied through our diet in order to use for their many functions.

Essential fatty acids play important roles in the body, particularly nurturing for the nervous, immune, reproductive and cardiovascular system. They allow cells to form and function properly, are powerful antioxidants, have anti-inflammatory properties (omega 3’s only) and allow adequate detoxification to occur in the body.

HOW CAN I GET ESSENTIAL OMEGA 3 AND OMEGA 6 FATS THROUGH MY DIET?

The healthier sources of Omega 3 fatty acids are from cold water fish and marine animals such as salmon, trout,...

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My Top Natural Headache Remedies

My Top Natural Headache Remedies

 

Do you or a loved one suffer from headaches?

Perhaps you walk down the cleaning aisle of the supermarket and feel queasy, or your 3.30pm sugar crash is the time a headache shows up to annoy you? Or maybe its a monthly head pain occurrence before your period? 

It is important to understand that headaches are a way of your body telling you that something is out of balance. There are many potential culprits to your niggling head tension, so rest assured, I’l be stepping you through many ways to support your body to prevent and naturally alleviate the next wave of pain. 

REDUCE YOUR STRESS LEVELS

Stress and tension are one of the most common causes of headaches and migraines. When there is ongoing stress in your life, this will contribute to a state of Magnesium deficiency. Magnesium plays an important role in relaxing the muscles of the body, therefore supporting your Magnesium status should be...

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Healthy Choc Fudge

Healthy Choc Fudge

This gluten, dairy and refined sugar free fudge is perfect for times times when you’re craving a chocolate treat. The good fats from the coconut oil and nut butter will help to keep your satiated, prevent insulin and leptin resistance and therefore overeating. You will be able to impress your friends with dessert when next socialising, without compromising your health!

HEALTHY CHOC FUDGE

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

3/4 cup macadamia butter

1/2 cup coconut oil, melted

6 tbsp cacao powder

1/2 tsp vanilla paste

Pinch Himalayan, Celtic Sea or Peruvian Pink salt

3/4 cup Medjool dates, pitted

2 tbsp white chia seeds

WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO DO:

  • Line an glass baking dish (around 8 x 5 inch) with baking paper
  • Add the nut butter, coconut oil, cacao powder, vanilla and salt to a food processor. Blend until smooth
  • Add the dates, 1 at a time and further blend until smooth
  • Mix through the chia seeds
  • Press the mixture into your baking dish and refrigerate for 1...
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How To Use Vitamin Rich Foods As Your Medicine

How To Use Vitamin Rich Foods As Your Medicine

Using foods as medicine is always my first priority when preventing imbalances, treating health challenges and promoting optimal health & vitality. Nature has provided us with a way of delivering our body’s nutritional requirements through the blessing of whole foods.

Optimal nutrition is crucial for growth, development, detoxing and maintaining the multiple functions your body performs day in, day out.  Whether you’re nurturing yourself through a pregnancy, providing growth support for your children, aiming to increase physical performance, striving for bounding energy, working towards improved mental health and concentration or supporting your hormone health, setting yourself nutritional goals can play an important role.

To help you to use food as your medicine and incorporate a varied array of nutrients into your daily diet, refer to my list of vitamins found in health...

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Simple Ways To Start Supporting Your Thyroid

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Simple Ways To Start Supporting Your Thyroid

 

Your exposure to stress is likely constant, the soil in which your foods are grown in are nutritionally deplete and toxins are ubiquitous in your environment. The chances are your thyroid gland at some stage in your your life will struggle to keep up with its daily demands.

When you start to experience the muscle pain, poor energy, sluggish digestion, low moods, cold feelings and/ or weight struggles associated with an underactive thyroid, you will want to do anything in your power to reverse the condition.

When you start to experience the muscle pain, poor energy, sluggish digestion, low moods and weight struggles associated with an under-active thyroid, you will want to do anything in your power to reverse the condition.

You can read more about detection of thyroid issues here. If a lazy thyroid is weighing you or a loved one down, try these simple tips to nourish your thyroid, and help reverse the draining side...

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Simple Ways To Control Parasites

Simple Ways To Control Parasites

The full moon is a time which typically brings out the crazy in you…but also your parasites. At this time of the lunar cycle, parasites come out to play, breed and particularly when the sun goes down, they love to have a party!

When overgrown in your body, parasites are linked to numerous acute and chronic health conditions, can contribute to a leaky gut, leech nutrients away from the body and leave you in a depleted state.  If you’ve suspected parasites as the underlying cause to your health challenges, or you’re keen to prevent parasites getting the better of you, read on for diet and lifestyle guidance, for kicking parasites to the curb.

WHAT ARE PARASITES?

The definition of a parasite is

  1. an organism which lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the other’s expense.

Intestinal parasites, range in size from microscopic, to several feet long (in the...

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Problems of the pill

Problems of the pill

For many women, taking the small oral contraceptive pill is very convenient. It so called ‘regulates’ cycles, protects against unwanted pregnancy and allows for a sporadic sex life. But is it worth it?

Although the information of contraceptive pill side effect use is well known in the medical industry, it is not diligently communicated to the public.  This information can be accessed if you read the fine print, warnings are included with prescriptions. However, time and time again I see friends, family and patients who are blissfully unaware of the potential dangers of their daily pill. Many tell me their doctor never mentioned the risks involved!

I went down this same path (you can read about ‘My Personal Journey’ here), starting on the pill in my mid teens, which lead to a roller coaster of health challenges.  Luckily, down the track I became well educated through my Naturopathic studies about the dangers this small...

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Stewed Fruit Crumble

Stewed Fruit Crumble

This one is perfect for a summer day of entertaining, when you want to fill up a few mouths, use up an abundance of seasonal fruit, or offer a sweet dessert, without any added sugar, trans-fats, grains or pasteurised dairy.

This recipe is paleo friendly, but still has a naturally high sugar content from the fruit, so enjoy as a treat!

Stewed Fruit Crumble

Serves at least 8
3 -4 cups stewed fruit of choice (apple, apricot, nectarine, peach)
2 cups almond meal
3/4 cup shredded coconut + extra for garnish
1/2 cup macadamia and/ or cashew nuts
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp raw honey
3 tbsp coconut oil
coconut cream or yoghurt, for serving

  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees C.
  • Add stewed fruit to a baking pie dish.
  • Mix all other ingredients in a bowl and add as a topping to the fruit.
  • Bake in oven for 30 minutes.
  • Add extra shredded coconut to garnish and serve with a dollop coconut cream or yoghurt.
  • Note: it’s somewhat sloppy, but its tastes good

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