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 […]
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 […]
I have had two showers today, and I predict one more coming. At least. What? What! It’s HOT you guys! Not to mention the fact that over the last week at dusty, sweaty Woodford we were on shower rations, courtesy of record crowds and very low water stores. So. Now that I’m back in Brisbane, and water restrictions have […]
It’s a controversial topic. There are a number of reasons that breastfeeding may not be possible, including poor milk production, difficulty latching, ongoing infections.. to name just a few. There is also the matter of personal choice – some women just aren’t into it. All of which is absolutely fine of course – if you […]
A new study out of the States has just been published (or, in fact, is just about to be published) looking at the impact of food and food changes on the intestinal bacteria of infants. The researchers monitored changes in bowel flora from birth to toddler-hood, noting that the most significant changes occurred when new […]
Babies are cute!… for the most part… and, many of us want to have them. However, conception can sometimes take longer than we expect. When this happens, people often start to worry about what’s wrong, or why things aren’t going the way they’d hoped. Don’t worry. Be happy. There are plenty of things you can […]
One of the most useful tools in naturopathic practice is herbal medicine – a fact to which many of our patients can attest! Infants and children can be given herbal medicine, completely safely – in fact, children respond very well to herbal treatment.