Heartburn (indigestion / acid reflux / dyspepsia) affects a significant number of the population, even more so during pregnancy. Symptoms usually emerge during the second and third trimesters, but can occur at any stage. Oh, the joys! Heartburn in pregnancy can be mediated by both hormonal and physical changes. Hormonal changes: natural increases in hormones such as progesterone promote […]
Grrrreat news! Finally, the print copies of my preconception and pregnancy booklets have hit the clinic! And soon… oh so soon… the ebooks will be available for download too! The new website has taken longer than initially planned to finish off… BUT I promise it’ll be worth the wait! We’re looking at it going live […]
Even though I’m powering towards the end of my second trimester, I’d like to share some of my experiences from the first, in particular how I managed my health naturopathically. ____________ The first inkling I had that I was pregnant, apart from the late period of course, was a generally bloated and ‘off’ feeling. I […]
Today I’m guest posting over at SheSaid. Click through to read about PMS: what it is and how to get rid of it. Have you found any natural remedies that worked a treat for your PMS?
Brissie acupuncturist (and all-round great person) Sarah George and I have presented at the Woodford Folk Festival several times in the past few years. We also created an eBook from one of our more popular talks, to share with participants and our patients in clinic. Currently, Sarah is offering up a copy of the book to her blog […]
I’m sick! How embarrassing.* Seriously. As someone who works in HEALTH, being sick seems … inappropriate. Particularly after crowing about my vitality and wellbeing to my family and friends. Let that be a lesson on the vulgarity of boasting! It also doesn’t help that I have been surrounded by the ill and infected over the […]
Did you know it’s World Breastfeeding Week? For the past 21 years, the first week of August has been dedicated to the support of breastfeeding women the world over; including initiatives and events aimed at promoting awareness and support within communities. As a practitioner, I am a strong advocate for breastfeeding and have written about it […]
It’s that time of year: snot-ridden, cough-laden cold and flu season. As a result, do you know what I’m seeing a lot of? Sick people. In the clinic, yes, that’s to be expected. But everywhere else too… at the shops, on public transport, in offices and schools, at the movies… they’re everywhere! Everywhere, that is, […]
I just came across this study, admittedly several years old now, which has linked eating asparagus to a better recovery following a night on tiles. Well, yes ok, the researchers didn’t quite look at it that way… but we can extrapolate (and have). According to researchers at the Institute of Medical Science, and Jeju National […]
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?