Our society places a big emphasis on diet but good health is more than just diet. It encompasses the integration of a number of vital factors including a sense of community as well as sound mental health.If you’ve ever spent some time around a small child it will be clear to you that they laugh […]Vietnamese-Style Rolls
Packed with mint, lime & coriander these paperless rolls make a refreshing tasty snack on a hot day like today. They team beautifully with a caprioska! Ingredients:1 butter lettuceMarinated tofu, sliced1 carrot, grated2 shallots, finely chopped1 handful of mint1 handful of coriander1 limeRice wine vinegar Place 2 butter lettuce leaves on top of each other […]My top five nutrients for a healthy thyroid
I often get asked which nutrients are best to help support healthy thyroid function so I have compiled a list of the most common ones I use in my clinic. As always, this list is not exhaustive and the individual person always needs to be taken into account. Selenium The nutrient selenium is crucial for […]Do I need to go gluten free if I have an auto-immune thyroid disorder?
If you have an auto-immune thyroid disorder you have a much higher risk of getting other auto-immune conditions particularly celiac disease, so yes, a gluten free diet is recommended. Researchers have found that patients with Grave’s disease were at a 5-fold added risk of developing celiac disease when compared to sex- and age-matched control while […]The role of thyroid hormones in mood
Anxiety? Depression? Angry? Sad? The relationship between thyroid function and mood disorders such as anxiety and depression has long been recognised with research revealing that both too much and too little thyroid hormones can cause mood abnormalities. In Australia, 1 in 2 people will experience a mental health disorder, and given the strong correlation between […]Stress really does influence how your thyroid functions!
The relationship between stress and thyroid dysfunction is something that fascinates me as I know my thyroid function was always worst after periods of stress. Whilst stressful situations are something we all have to encounter on a day-to-day basis, I have noticed that thyroid patients appear to be less equipped to deal with these stressors. […]How to lose weight without changing your diet
While weight loss has a lot to do with what we eat, don’t underestimate the power of your mind in helping to shed winter kilos. Research shows that just by changing our behaviour around certain lifestyle habits, we can lose weight and improve our health. You use a wide glassNow you might have thought I […]Yay, I got my period…
Yay, I got my period….. said no woman ever…. unless they have PCOS 🙂 So what is the relationship between PCOS + Hashimotos Disease? Studies show us that here is a high prevalence of Hashimotos thyroiditis in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome aka PCOS. While much of the research focuses on an imbalance […]How 5 minutes of gratitude can make you feel better..almost instantly!
When life feels challenging, even though it may feel like the last thing you want to do, writing down one or two things you are grateful for each day, might be the thing that actually helps you the most. I started keeping a gratitude journal after a relationship breakdown. The idea of keeping one initially […]How nature helps us de-stress
Managing your stress levels doesn’t have to include meditating or doing yoga, though I am a huge fan of both of these. Countless research studies show that just simply heading to the great outdoors can be enough to reduce cortisol, a glucocorticoid steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands and secreted during a stress response, […]