People often ask me ‘if there is one thing I could do for my health what would it be?’ It can be a difficult question to answer when you consider all the different things the body needs to be healthy. By far the one thing needed for health is a fresh, whole food diet which provides all the nutrients needed… Continue reading Is your gut bacteria out of whack?
I have previously talked about Vitamin D in relation to immune health, which you can check out that blog here Immune boosting tips to avoid the flu. But this Vitamin is needed for so many other reactions within the body. Vitamin D is a fat soluble nutrient (meaning it needs fat to be absorbed), made up of… Continue reading Shinning some light on Vitamin D.
B group vitamins are commonly known for giving us energy. But did you know that the energy doesn’t only come from the Bs? There are 8 vitamins that make up what is commonly called the ‘B Group Vitamins’. Some of them are essential in the production of energy from macro nutrients (fat, protein, carbohydrate). Without… Continue reading B vitamins, more than B B Bounce.
Who doesn’t love a nice warm piece of banana bread? With its moist centre and slightly crunchy exterior, served with a good spread of butter or a drizzle of honey. Banana bread is such a classic. Its often the saviour of the few extra bananas slowing browning in the fruit bowl, giving them a new… Continue reading A new take on an old Favourite.
For breakfast this morning I had sautéed mushrooms and cauliflower, a big handful of kale, 2 eggs and a turmeric chai latte. It is my favourite breakfast, not only because its delicious but I know that I am starting my day with a good dose of essentially every nutrient. Just half a cup of kale… Continue reading Tips for planning Mindful Meals.
We all know the saying ‘you are what you eat’, which is often followed by the words ‘I need to eat a skinny person’ or ‘so don’t be cheap, fake and nasty’. But have you ever really thought about what it actually means. Put simply it means that if you eat nutrient devoid food, you… Continue reading Why eating mindfully is so Important.
With the cold weather upon us it is important to make sure that your immune system is ready for the viral assault it may be forced to deal with over the coming months. It can be hard avoiding a cold or flu when everyone else around you is sick. But if you follow my tips… Continue reading Immune boosting tips to avoid the flu.
The final principle of naturopathic medicine is disease prevention or ‘PRAEVENIRE’. This principle has the potential to change the way we use healthcare, and in the long rung would save billions of dollars globally if it were embraced by every healthcare provider. While cures and treatment are important now, more effort needs to be put… Continue reading PRAEVENIRE
The second last naturopathic principle is DOCERE or ‘doctor as teacher’. Educating and inspiring people to take responsibility and control of their health without having to continuously rely on any form of medication should be one of the main goals of a naturopath. At the core of most chronic health concerns is some form of… Continue reading DOCERE
First do no harm, or ‘PRIMUM NON NOCERE’ is the principle which becomes before all others in Naturopathic consultation. While this covers the obvious cause of harm such as negligence, misleading and deceptive misconduct, it also encompasses a number of other causes including: Ensuring any prescribed treatment will not interact with any medication that the… Continue reading PRIMUM NON NOCERE