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Science has known since the 1960’s that there is an association with reflux and laryngitis (inflammation of the larynx). Often when we think about silent reflux we think of children, but silent reflux also has a huge prevalence in adults, often going undiagnosed for years. Many believe that reflux only affects the oesophagus, unfortunately it has far greater reaching effects. The acid can also travel up to the upper sinus passages, throat and ears causing a plethora of seemingly odd symptoms that…
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Mastitis, the very thought of the word brings back painful memories of sore, achy joints, fever and sore to touch breasts. My first experience of mastitis came one week after the birth of my daughter Olive. My first initial symptoms were sore and achy joints coupled with a mild fever, I felt like I was coming down with the flu. Even though I wasn’t experiencing any of my other usual symptoms that often come with it, namely sore throat, runny…
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Iron deficient anaemia is the number one nutritional deficiency on the planet but what about its prevalence in Australian children?1 Well the statistics are frightening 10-20% are considered to have a low intake whilst anywhere between 3-48% are deficient.2,3 The Biggest Causes of a Deficiency Young children (toddlers) consuming large quantities of cow’s milk >600ml per day blocks the uptake of iron into the brain and other cells Prolonged breastfeeding with late introduction of solids Early introduction of cow’s milk…
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Kids diets today are for the most part woefully inadequate in terms of nutritional adequacy with a burgeoning reliance on toddler formulas to fill in the gaps for poor dietary choices. These poor dietary choices are being reflected in our children who are sicker than ever before. Diabetes, obesity, fatty liver disease, asthma, eczema, allergies, autism are all rising at alarming rates and the medical industry has zero answers except a lifetime prescription to medication. Good Food Matters As many…
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If you live in the Southern Hemisphere you’ll know things are heating up. Summer is well and truly on the way which means long days spent at the beach soaking up the glorious sunshine and swimming in the deliciously blue ocean. This also means sunscreens are out in full force, being slathered silly on bodies across the country. Sunscreens are designed to block the UV rays from the sun and they do this job extremely well. There are two types…
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Breastfeeding utilises an enormous amount of our bodies resources, in particular calories, fats, vitamins and minerals – trust me I know! I personally found breastfeeding far more draining on the body than pregnancy when coupled with sleep deprivation and attending to a newborn 24/7. As mamas it’s crucial we nourish our bodies during this time with a nutrient dense rich diet to provide it with all the right support. To supercharge our immunity fresh, whole fruit and veggies with the addition…
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One thing is for sure, our kids poop matters! Constipation is a tell tale sign that things are not working as efficiently as they should be within our delicate internal ecosystem. The following seven strategies offers natural ways to help kick constipation to the curb for good! Dietary change 〰 kids bowels need fibre to help keep things moving along. Whole veggies and fruits are of the utmost importance to help with constipation woes. However, there are a few specific…
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Pregnancy is a huge stress on the body and depletes our body of key vitamins and minerals, our babies literally suck us dry. If you’re not consuming enough of the right nutrients your baby will take it from anywhere it can. Not consuming enough calcium in your diet? Your baby will take that calcium from your bones instead, it’s no wonder Osteoporosis is common among women after childbirth. With that in mind, when any of my female patients are considering…
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You may be scratching your head and wondering what the hell do the pill, copper and anxiety have to do with each other? Unfortunately, more often than not, they go hand in hand when taking the pill. The oral contraceptive or the “pill” is used by more than 100 million women around the globe. However, most of the women I speak to have little idea what this tiny tablet is doing to their overall health and wellbeing and in particular…
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Our gut microbiome is teeming with bugs, in fact, our gut microbiome houses 10 times more microbial cells than human cells1. Research into the impact our gut microbiome has on our health has flourished in recent years with a smorgasbord of information demonstrating disruption of our delicate gut ecosystem has the potential to cause a plethora of conditions. An area chock full of amazing research is the use of probiotics in infants to prevent or treat common childhood complaints namely…
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