Have you noticed a change in your appetite in relation to where you are with regards to your menstrual cycle? Research shows that intake of food, as well as cravings for specific foods, can vary across the menstrual cycle. This is largely due to cyclical variations in ovarian hormones such as oestrodiol and progesterone, which […]Five ways to reduce inflammation
Inflammation is a defence mechanism initiated by the immune system in response to perceived threat such as a virus, dietary antigen or auto-immune disease[i]. The purpose of inflammation, is to initiate healing making inflammation crucial for recovery and repair, however while acute inflammation is protective, low-grade systemic inflammation that is chronic, has been identified as […]Nutrients to improve your IVF outcome
Use of IVF has increased dramatically as many couples struggle with sub-optimal fertility; however its not just couples with fertility issues opting for IVF, I also see women who are seeking naturopathic assistance to enhance their egg quality as they are freezing their eggs pro-actively due to not having a partner or not being quite […]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 […]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 […]