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The underlying causes of acne

The underlying causes of acne

Acne vulgaris is a common yet complex inflammatory skin disease. It is multifactorial, and is characterised by hormonally driven sebum overproduction, follicular hyperkeratinisation and chronic inflammation. In adolescents, puberty and genetics play an integral role,...

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Hormone Resilience – your 101 guide to hormones

Hormone Resilience – your 101 guide to hormones

Last weekend I attended a seminar by the brilliant Lara Briden on Inflammation and Female Hormonal Disorders. I was inspired in many ways and learnt so many new and amazing things that I wanted to write a blog post referencing Lara’s book ‘Period Repair Manual. Every...

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Winter Skin – Is Hyaluronic acid the answer?

Winter Skin – Is Hyaluronic acid the answer?

Winter has its perks – warm cosy fires, dinner parties, snow and skiing if you are lucky (I’m much more of summer girl myself, give me a tropical island and cocktail over a ski-field any day). However, there are a few less pleasant side-effects that come with this...

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What to eat (and drink) for Immune Health

What to eat (and drink) for Immune Health

  It’s time to work on keeping our number one defence system fit – our immune system. Stress, alcohol, medications, what you eat, your environment, and lack of sleep can directly affect how your immune system functions. Adopting some simple prevention strategies...

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Hormone Imbalance – Oestrogen Dominance

Hormone Imbalance – Oestrogen Dominance

Hormonal imbalance takes many forms, and here I want to cover oestrogen dominance. Oestrogen dominance is a term used to describe when a person has high oestrogen levels, or an imbalanced ratio of oestrogen to progesterone. How does Oestrogen dominance happen? 1. You...

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Hormone Imbalance – Menstruation

Hormone Imbalance – Menstruation

Many women suffer from menstruation problems, from irregular periods to pre menstrual syndrome (PMS) in the second half of their cycle that affect them emotionally, physically or behaviourally. These symptoms are very common, however that doesn’t mean they are normal...

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Mama Nourishment – What do we need?

Mama Nourishment – What do we need?

Although pregnancy and childbirth is a beautiful and natural process, it puts enormous strain on your body and depletes you of much needed nutrients. The body requires energy to heal after birth, and with significant blood loss –  iron and other nutrients must be...

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Harmful chemicals hidden in your beauty products

Harmful chemicals hidden in your beauty products

Chemicals don’t just creep into our bodies from the food we eat  – many of our beauty products and cosmetics are full of harmful chemicals. Australia is a world leader when it comes to organic or chemical free products, but not enough Australians know about it or use...

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Top 10 ‘super’ foods for superkids

Top 10 ‘super’ foods for superkids

Confused about what to feed your toddler or child?  It doesn’t need to be complicated – it’s just about real food. Simple. Everyday foods can be kids ‘superfoods’. Diet can improve gut health, brain function and strengthen the immune system. Here are a few ‘super’...

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Antioxidants and ‘superfoods’

Antioxidants and ‘superfoods’

For a food to be termed ‘superfood’, it must hit the top of the list of foods that have a high content of nutrients and antioxidants. Antioxidants stop the damaging effects of free radicals that are formed on exposure to substances such as alcohol, stress, poor diet,...

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Know your fats – good vs bad

Know your fats – good vs bad

Part One: Oils  Fatty Acids fit into 3 categories – saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. Current diets are too high in polyunsaturated fats, as we find these in abundance in manufactured foods (as hydrogenated vegetable oils). What this means is we now...

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How to boost energy naturally

How to boost energy naturally

Check your Iron Levels  Low energy, muscle weakness, fatigue and irritability are common symptoms of iron deficiency anaemia.  Iron has an immense influence on our energy levels as it transports oxygen through the blood stream. Low supplies send your energy levels...

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Important nutrients for babies

Important nutrients for babies

Feed your baby a healthy liberal diet –  ideally resembling an organic wholefood’s diet. Ensure your baby is getting fibre and probiotics for healthy digestion and immune function, and think about foods that are going promote a taste for healthy food (this will save...

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Fussy eater? How to encourage adventurous eating

Fussy eater? How to encourage adventurous eating

Rest assured just about all children will go through a fussy eating stage (‘fussiness’ normally peaks at 20 months, and gradually fades away by 5-8 years). However the extent and duration of ‘fussy’ eating varies, and is a common concern amongst parents. Having a...

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Gut microbiome and your health

Gut microbiome and your health

What is gut microbiome?  When we talk about gut microbiome, we are talking about the microorganisms that live in your gut (there are trillions of them, with over 1000 different species of bacteria). Everyone holds a slightly different composition – your unique...

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How much coffee is too much coffee?

How much coffee is too much coffee?

Caffeine has its perks, but it can also pose problems. People who are susceptible may find they feel the effects after just one cup of coffee or tea, while others won’t feel effects until 3-4 cups of coffee. If you rely on coffee to get you going, you are not alone....

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Top 5 Immune Boosters

Top 5 Immune Boosters

Summer is over  , which means the weather is getting cooler and the bugs are getting stronger. Cold and flu season has well and truly begun. It’s time to work on keeping our number one defence system fit – our immune system. Stress, alcohol, medications, what you eat,...

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Why do we need iron in pregnancy, and what are the risks?

Why do we need iron in pregnancy, and what are the risks?

Did you know that nearly one in five Australian woman enter pregnancy with an iron deficiency (ID)? Iron deficiency aneamia (being extremely low on iron) increases a woman’s risk of preeclampsia, foetal growth retardation, premature birth, low birth weight, and...

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