One of the key principles underpinning naturopathic practice is that of vital force. Vitality. Life force. The energy within us that powers life, propels us forward, maintains health, fights illness and facilitates healing. AKA… Qi. Prana. Blood. Breath. Life. I had a wonderful (in retrospect) example of the vital force at work this weekend, when […]
One of the things I’m most passionate about is instilling good health values in our children, ensuring their future health is built on strong foundations. We all want our kids to be as happy, healthy and bright as possible – and if the whole family can benefit, even better! Children are complex little individuals and, just like adults, require patience and understanding when managing their health. Common conditions that respond very well to natural medicine (even in babies) include reflux, stomach upsets, recurrent infections, skin inflammation, concentration and behavioural problems.
Feelings, I have many. As I’m sure you do too. How each of us expresses our feelings, however, can differ remarkably. What about babies, toddlers and children? Little humans who are still relatively new to the world, muddling their way through their relationships, emotions and communication techniques. I’ve been considering this a lot lately, as […]
I think we can all agree that teething blows. Nobody enjoys it. Not baby. Not Mum or Dad. Not siblings. Nobody. It’s rough. Some babies start cutting teeth very early in the game, but for most the process usually begins around 6 months. Some babies, it must be said, experience minimal teething symptoms. But many […]
Hi pals! Well we’ve settled into the rhythm of Boston life and are thoroughly enjoying this excellent town. Jon is busy at the university, I’m busy wrangling the baby + a couple of writing contracts, and Molly’s busy growing at a rate of knots. Look at how CUTE she is!* I’m really enjoying having a […]
Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? It’s definitely in the top three. Eating something in the morning provides fuel for your activity in the early part of the day. Breakfast plays an important role in both blood sugar regulation and metabolic function… and the type of breakfast you choose can influence […]
If you follow me on Twitter, you will be very familiar with my regular posts and re-tweets of articles that discuss gut health, digestion and beneficial bacteria. I do this because I’m interested in bacteria (amongst other things). I’m interested in bacteria because, while there are many factors that influence your health, the right balance […]
Today I’m guest posting over at Mouths of Mums. Click through to read my top tips for improving energy when you’ve got a new baby. What energy-boosting tips work best for you? Any favourites you can share?
I did a wonderful thing on the weekend. It was a real treat and I wish you all could have been there. On Saturday I went to Town Hall and sat in on the Real Food Forum. US farmer, lecturer, author and all-round-excellent-individual Joel Salatin was the feature act. He spoke about sustainable farming (including the experience […]
I talk to people about food and health, most days. I discuss how one affects the other, and why it’s important to be aware of this link. However, what we also all need to be aware of are the chemicals and preservatives found in our foods – often without us knowing – that can result […]
Look, we all need to eat better. Well most of us do, or at least could, if only we would. It seems obvious to say that eating healthy food will give you better health. But I feel like I need to keep delivering this message, regularly and in attention seeking ways, as I see and […]