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Words By Megan Jane I’ll admit I’m an over thinker, I have that monkey mind that’s constantly stirring all day and all night. I should mention the response I received from Adam the first time I read this blog out to him. As soon as the words came out of my mouth “I’ll admit I’m an over thinker” he bursts out laughing. He says “I think that’s a bit of an understatement”. He’s probably right, I have small (I’m in…
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I’ve experienced my fair share of urinary tract infections (UTIs) over the years and were particularly prone to them for around 7 years, once I began my learning journey and how everything is interconnected I then began to work on the root cause of my issue. That was 6 years ago and I haven’t had a UTI since. Pregnancy is a recipe for a UTI, increased susceptibility to infections, flow of urine from the bladder to the kidneys slows in…
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Words by Megan Jane It was a spectacular winters day. If you’re lucky to have visited the Gold Coast or live in this beautiful part of the world, you’ll know that our winters are enviable to that of other states farther south. Not a hint of humidity could be felt, again if you’ve had the equal pleasure of our summers then you’ll know that Gold Coast and 99% humidity go hand in hand. Hello frizzy hair and sweat dripping behind…
sugarlips

Sugar might be sweet on your palate, but too much of it is a serious health concern. We know that high levels of sugar in the blood have been shown to reduce the working memory capacity of mice, effectively making them more “stupid.” Now a new human based study done through the Australian National University has shown that even in the high end of the “normal range” blood sugar levels can lead to shrinkage of the brain. Consumption of refined…
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Words by Megan Jane If your anything like me then allowing yourself to take time out and rest brings a cloud of guilt hovering over your head. I always feel like I should be doing the dishes, I should be working on my blog, I should be reading that book I bought myself months ago that I promised I could wiz through in a week. Who am I kidding? Of course I’d take time out to rest but before baby…
boy girl

Words by Megan Jane My entire life I’d always thought I’d want to keep the sex of the baby a surprise. Once I found out that I was pregnant that whole mind set flew straight out the door. After initially toying with idea of should we or shouldn’t we, Adam decided he didn’t really mind if we found out and I really wanted to so we decided we would. Once we knew we were going to find out the sex,…
Is Depression A Symptom of Inflammation

Mental health and in particular depression is the worldwide leading cause of disability. Right now, they estimate around 3 million Australians are living with either depression or anxiety and they’re the people we know about. I can only imagine how many more people are living in silence with this debilitating condition 1. Pharmaceuticals companies have been quick to swoop in and seemingly save our broken brains from despair but unfortunately conventional medicine cannot cure it. Its symptom based approach does…
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Words by Megan Jane It was the day of our first scan, which included the nuchal translucency forming part of the 1st trimester screening. The nuchal translucency is the fluid that is found at the back of your baby’s neck. The thickness of this fluid can be accurately measured and is called the nuchal translucency. A normal result is a small amount of fluid, producing a thin NT. These results are coupled with routine pregnancy tests free BhCG (beta human…
WEEK 11

Words by Megan Jane So this picture pretty much sums up how I felt yesterday. I woke up around 7am and BAM felt like a had been smacked in the face with fatigue the size of a semi-trailer. Thankfully it was a day off for me so after the initial shock I then laid around in bed drifting in and out of sleep until around 11.30am, completely out of character! The thought of getting out of bed and coordinating the…
Almonds

An under-valued mineral, and why correcting a deficiency could correct a plethora of health problems A magnesium deficiency is all too often missed because it does not show up in routine blood tests, around only 1% of magnesium is stored in the blood, whilst the remaining 99% is found in our cells and the fluid surrounding the cells. As a result when a routine blood test detects a magnesium deficiency, then it is likely to be a severe or even…
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