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Like everyone else, some days we struggle with our food but most often it's getting a healthy lunch on the table. It's usually a situation of either; not enough time, or not enough organisation. Buying lunch everyday is an expensive habit and you can never be sure...read more
Gut health is a buzzword for a reason. Your gut is the largest neuron containing surface area inside your body and is constantly exposed to food and bacteria from the outside world. The gut is commonly known as “your second brain”. Consisting of a network of...read more
What is inflammatory bowel disease? IBD is a term used to describe conditions associated with chronic inflammation of the digestive system. It’s thought IBD is caused by immune system malfunction, and maybe more common in people with family history of the disease. ...read more
Winter is certainly not everyone’s favourite time of year. With colder days, longer nights and a higher prevalence of seasonal chills and sniffles, it’s a period during which many of us can end up feeling drained and worn out. However, a seasonal slump is not...read more
Breastfeeding - how long should you breastfeed for? What are the benefits for my child? Not all women can breastfeed and this is OK too, there are alternatives for you and your child, to allow your baby to obtain rich nutrients to grow. Horta et al (2015) showed...read more
With the government promoting the flu vaccine and pharmacies offering it for the price of an entree at a restaurant, is there evidence for using the flu vaccination for flu prevention? And is there similar evidence available for humble vitamin D, a known immune...read more
It’s time for me to write about men’s stuff – I must apologise, as I tend to overlook the blokes in my business to help women! I am seeing more and more men in clinic with undiagnosed androgen deficiency, which affects about one in 200 men under 60 years of age....read more
June 1st kicks off Men’s Health Month, to bring awareness to the challenges men face in life. Men on average have shorter life spans than women, as women are more likely to visit their doctor regularly. The purpose of International Men’s Health Week is to heighten...read more
After attending a seminar on Female Hormonal Disorders I delved into the current research into plastics and the chemicals found in them. The World Health Organisation calls them endocrine-disrupting chemicals and in 2012 stated “disease risk from EDC’s may be...read more
An endocrine disrupting chemical is a chemical found outside the body that mimics or alters the endocrine (hormone) system and causes health problems in a person, their offspring and even future generations. Endocrine disrupters exert their effect at levels far below...read more