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4 Gluten Free Bread Alternatives

It may seem like a fad to some, but there’s a good reason why people are going gluten-free.

26/10/2017

Prepare yourself for pregnancy, naturally

Most people don't realise that a healthy pregnancy actually starts well before conception. It takes four months for all of our cells to regenerate, meaning that any healthy change you make will take this long to have an effect on a cellular level.

19/10/2017

What is a Naturopath?

A Naturopath is a holistic health coach - someone who will help you, guide you, teach you and support you in all areas of your health and wellbeing.

12/10/2017

5 Milk Alternatives to try

As a Naturopath, milk is one of the first things I recommend my patients cut out of their diets. While we’re taught that milk is a good source of calcium, it also happens to contain the common intolerance lactose and proteins that may also trigger immune responses such as eczema or asthma. You can read more about my thoughts on milk on our Is Milk For You? blog.

05/10/2017

How to Eat - Practicing 'Foodfullness'

Do you know someone who eats standing on two feet? This is just one of the many eating crimes that many of us commit every day, so I thought it might be time to post my definitive guide to eating.

28/09/2017

Why juicing is your secret health weapon

We’re coming up to my favourite part of the Healthy Habits Challenge – our 3-Day Juice Cleanse!

21/09/2017

Get Ready! Healthy Habits is almost here

Can you believe it’s just 4 DAYS until the start of our free Healthy Habits Challenge?

14/09/2017

The Healthy Habits Challenge is coming!

If you’re feeling sluggish and tired, if you’ve put on a few extra kilos over winter, if you’ve slipped back into bad habits - this is for you.

07/09/2017

5 reasons to drink more green tea

We all know green tea is good for us, but there’s so much more to this cuppa than meets the eye.

31/08/2017

A guide to managing Hayfever naturally

If the thought of lying on the grass on a sunny day brings tears to your eyes and an itch to your throat, you’re not alone.

24/08/2017

Organic, free range, barn laid and conventional – where to find a good egg

How many times have you stood in the supermarket, staring at the shelf full of eggs, trying to work out which brand is best?

17/08/2017

Antipodes- Detox Your Skincare

They say ‘beauty is only skin deep’, but what goes on your skin goes a lot further than you might think.

10/08/2017

Fighting Chronic Fatigue Naturally

There are many roads that lead to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and each person takes a different path. Unfortunately, CFS has become an ‘endpoint’ that you may arrive at after eliminating other conditions, with little light shed on how you actually got there.

03/08/2017

10 Reasons you have brain fog

Do you struggle to think clearly? Ever feel fuzzy and heavy in the head?

27/07/2017

4 foods for better thyroid health and 1 to avoid

The thyroid is one of the most important glands in our body - it secretes hormones that control weight management, energy production and even sleep - yet most people don’t even know where to find it, let alone how to support its function.

06/07/2017

Natural approaches to diabetes and insulin resistance

Most people have heard of insulin, but few know what it means to be insulin resistant.

22/06/2017

The difference between a Naturopath, Nutritionist and Herbalist

What is the difference between a Naturopath and a Nutritionist?

13/06/2017

Dealing with hot flushes naturally

The dreaded ‘hot flush’ or ‘hot flash’  is one of the most common symptoms of menopause, with half of all perimenopausal women and more than three-quarters of postmenopausal women experiencing them.

08/06/2017

The Problem with Soy

Depending on who you listen to, soy is either an amazing superfood, or it’s going to increase your risk of cancer. It is that divisive. So what is the problem with soy? And should you really be eating it?

01/06/2017

Natural Support for Breast Cancer

If you think traditional breast cancer treatment and natural therapies don’t mix - think again. Natural therapies can be a vital tool to help support patients preparing for treatment, during and after treatment with proven benefits.  

18/05/2017

Cure those sniffles with simple tips

It’s almost winter again, and already the dreaded flu is making an appearance. If you’ve caught the flu, here are some natural ways to clear up those sniffles and help your body recover naturally.

04/05/2017

5 Natural tips for better sleep

Be honest. When was the last time you had a really good night’s sleep?

13/04/2017

Get to know your gut bugs

It may be unappealing to think about, but there are about 10 billion bacteria living in your gut right now and your survival depends on keeping them healthy and happy.

06/04/2017

Why you should throw away your non-stick pan

The non-stick frying pan has been a staple in the kitchen for decades, but just how safe is it? And what should you use instead?

30/03/2017

Why the humble ACV is great for your gut!

What if I told you one of the best ‘superfoods’ for your health is already in your pantry?

23/03/2017

5 Dairy free ways to get Calcium

Calcium and dairy - they’re so intertwined in our minds. As a Naturopath, when I tell my clients that it is best to stop eating dairy for their health, the most common reaction I get is, “What about my calcium?”

16/03/2017

What is a Naturopath?

A Naturopath is a holistic health coach - someone who will help you, guide you, teach you and support you in all areas of your health and wellbeing.

15/03/2017

What will I get out of working with a Naturopath?

A Naturopath will provide you with an understanding of your current health and how your diet, lifestyle, relationships, stress and workplace has contributed to where you currently are.

15/03/2017

What qualifications and specialisations do Naturopaths have?

Until recently, Naturopathy was not taught in mainstream institutions and was only offered as a Diploma at private colleges. Now, there are lots of options. The Bachelor of Applied Science (specialising in Naturopathy) is the ideal qualification.

15/03/2017

What is the difference between a naturopath and a nutritionist?

A Nutritionist advises you on what to eat in order to reach a specific health goal or lead a healthy lifestyle.

15/03/2017

What is the difference between a Naturopath and a Herbalist?

In terms of education, a Herbalist studies herbal medicine, whereas a Naturopath studies nutrition, homeopathy and lifestyle medicine in addition to herbal medicine.

15/03/2017

How is a Naturopath better compared to other health services?

Think of your Naturopath as being able to see the forest for the trees. Unlike other health services, Naturopaths look at ALL aspects of your health, taking into consideration of your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being.

15/03/2017

10 Signs Your Child Has a Food Intolerance

As a parent, you often have to rely on your gut instinct when it comes to your child. So often I see parents who know that something isn’t quite right with their child’s health, but they have been turned away by doctors who say there’s nothing wrong.

09/03/2017

Screen Time- How much is OK for your kids?

As technology becomes more and more ingrained in our lives, it’s becoming increasingly difficult as a parent to monitor the amount of time our kids spend in front of screens.

23/02/2017

Karlie's Kids Day on a plate

I’m Karlie, the newest Naturopath to join the Mullen Health team. As a Naturopath and a mother of two young girls aged 2 and 4, I often get asked what I feed my kids.

16/02/2017

The Four Causes of Weight Gain

You’ve probably heard the weight loss mantra a thousand times: it’s all about “calories in versus calories out”.

02/02/2017

Are you an emotional eater?

It starts with a scoop of ice cream, and before you know it, the whole tub is gone. For a moment it gives you satisfaction. But then comes the guilt. You ask yourself, “Where was my will power? How did that even happen?”

23/01/2017

4 Healthy Swaps to start 2017 right

Want to start 2017 off on the right foot?

16/01/2017

Forget resolutions, set goals this new year

Did you make a New Year’s resolution?

12/01/2017

Christmas Survival Guide

Christmas holidays can be the best time of the year, where you get to relax and spend time with your family. It can also be the most stressful time of the year, when keeping everyone happy can mean forgetting your own needs!

12/12/2016

ARE YOU AT RISK OF TYPE 2 DIABETES

Last week I shared my excitement about a brand new feature at Mullen Health – the TGA-approved CR3000 mini pathology lab.

17/11/2016

Find out if you are at risk of developing Diabetes

More than 2 million Australians are at high risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes, but most have absolutely no idea. Unless detected early, the first sign of Diabetes is often a serious health complication like a heart attack or vision problems. But if you know what signs and symptoms to look out for, you can turn your health around and avoid developing this serious disease altogether.

10/11/2016

5 Meat-Free Sources Of Protein To Add To Your Diet

There are so many reasons to eat more meat-free meals: they are almost always cheaper, lower in kilojoules and better for the environment. Vegetarianism has also been associated with  lowering cholesterol, blood pressure and the risk of heart disease!

03/11/2016

Why you need FAT in your diet

Since the 1980s we’ve been waging a war on fat - blaming it for widening waistlines, high cholesterol and increasing rates of heart disease. Instead, we opted for ‘light’ and ‘low-fat’, not realising these foods were being pumped with sugar to make up for the lack of flavour.  

27/10/2016

Cocoa V Cacao

Until recently, you have probably never even heard of cacao. Growing up, mum would use cocoa in all her cooking – chocolate brownies and muffins, slices and rum balls all heavily featured cocoa powder.

20/10/2016

GAPS- For Kids

As a parent, you may struggle with your child’s attention, focus, mood or behavioural issues. It can be stressful, exhausting and overwhelming not know what is contributing and what might help. But what you might not realise is their gut could be to blame.

13/10/2016

5 Ways Meditation Improves Your Health

Meditation - it seems like a good idea, sitting still and focusing your mind. But how many times have you said, “I don’t have time to meditate” or “I’m not very good at it”?

06/10/2016

A Natural Guide to Healing your Adrenal Fatigue

How stressful would you rate a normal day for you? If you’re the kind of person who is always go-go-go and struggles to turn off the ‘stress switch’ you may be on the road to adrenal fatigue.

29/09/2016

How to make Healthy Habits for life

There’s just three days left of our Healthy Habits Challenge, which means it’s the perfect time to look back at how far you’ve come and set some goals for the future.

22/09/2016

How to cope with withdrawals

We all know you can have withdrawals from drugs and smoking, but did you know you get them from giving up sugar, caffeine and any food you’re intolerant to? Crazy, huh?

08/09/2016

How to set health goals you’ll actually achieve

Whenever you get on a health kick or a new diet bandwagon, what kind of goal do you set yourself? Are you guilty of saying “I just want to lose weight?”

25/08/2016

Why do our 21-Day Healthy Habits challenge

Are you feeling sluggish and tired?

18/08/2016

Natural Therapies for Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Australia and the third most common cause of cancer death. Yet men still seem to have trouble talking about it.

11/08/2016

How your gut controls your mood

We often talk about a ‘gut feeling’, but there’s more to that saying than you might realise.

04/08/2016

Health issue no one talks about - constipation

It’s a topic no one wants to talk about. But constipation affects as many as one in five people over thirty, and surprisingly, I’m seeing an increasing number of young children and babies with it too!

28/07/2016

GAPS - FOR ADULTS

Do you regularly experience common digestive complaints? Things like IBS, heartburn, reflux, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, food intolerances or allergies? Maybe you have celiac disease or even more serious bowel issues like ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease?

21/07/2016

Why sitting is the new smoking

We all know smoking is bad, but there’s another habit you have that could be doing you serious damage: sitting too much.

14/07/2016

Reduce the risk of allergies naturally

It may surprise you to know that allergies are among the fastest growing chronic conditions in Australia.

07/07/2016

The difference between allergies and intolerances

If you feel like the number of children with food allergies is greater now than when you were at school, you would be right. The instances of food allergies have increased in the past 15 years. When I was at school, there was no such thing as a list of foods you couldn’t bring due to allergies, but these days every school or childcare has restrictions on certain foods like peanuts, tree nuts and eggs.

30/06/2016

Labor’s plans to scrap Natural Therapies rebate

You might be aware that the Labor Party has announced it will cease the rebate for Natural Therapies if elected.

23/06/2016

Why your Thyroid test is wrong

It’s entirely possible that you have been tested for thyroid function by your GP and told that your thyroid is functioning well, when it is not.

22/06/2016

Meet Your Thyroid

It’s only the size of a golf ball, but its impact on your health is far-reaching. From weight issues to fatigue, anxiety to digestion, the thyroid gland plays a huge role in your overall health and wellbeing.

16/06/2016

Four ways to wean yourself off sugar

How difficult is it to actually quit sugar? If you’ve ever tried, you’ll know it’s harder than you think.

02/06/2016

The truth about vitamins & supplements

By now you will have heard questions are being raised about the safety of taking vitamins and dietary supplements on both the ABC’s Four Corners and the Project on Channel Ten, rehashing a story that aired in America on PBS Frontline.

26/05/2016

Why you should be eating organic

We’re bombarded with food marketing every day – claims like ‘fresh’, ‘all natural’ and ‘nutritious’ are practically on every label! But there’s one claim you should be paying attention to, and that is whether or not your food is organic.

19/05/2016

10 signs your stress is worse than you thought

Do you struggle to get through the day without a coffee? How stressful would you rate a normal day for you?

12/05/2016

Understanding Anxiety: More than a feeling

Twenty years ago, if you went to the doctor and said you were feeling ‘stressed’, you would have been turned away and told ‘There’s no such thing’.

05/05/2016

10 TIPS TO MANAGE STRESS NATURALLY

Stress – it’s a symptom of modern life, but how well do you cope with the stresses you face daily?

28/04/2016

Don’t let the flu get you this Winter

Did you know now is the best time to start boosting your immune system to ensure you stay as healthy as possible this cold and flu season?

21/04/2016

RE-THINKING CANCER TREATMENT

Cancer has now overtaken heart disease as the number one cause of death globally. According to the World Health Organisation, there were 14.1 million cases in 2012 alone.

14/04/2016

Lee Holmes - Supercharged Food

One of our favourite health food gurus, Lee Holmes, is coming to Newcastle to launch her book Eat Right for Your Shape in a special night for Mullen Health clients!

07/04/2016

Are you drinking the right water?

Drinking enough water is an important part of keeping healthy. But how much thought do you give to where your water comes from and what it contains?

31/03/2016

7 health-boosting reasons to try Fermenting!

Cultured and fermented foods have been an important part of the human diet in many cultures for centuries, but we seem to have forgotten the amazing health benefits that can be gained from this ancient tradition.

17/03/2016

What does your poo say about you

It’s not exactly dinner conversation, but your poo actually reveals quite a lot about what’s going on inside your body. So next time you go to the toilet, be sure to take a look so you can figure out whether you’re as healthy as you think you are.

10/03/2016

7 Worst Food Additives for Kids

There are over 300 additives approved for use in Australia, but have you ever wondered how safe they are to eat?

03/03/2016

How our kids' health is changing for the worse

I don’t know about you, but I firmly believe the health of kids isn’t what it used to be.

02/03/2016

5 Signs you have an underactive thyroid

1. Fatigue - An underactive Thyroid creates very specific fatigue symptoms. Look out for:

18/02/2016

The real secrets behind every diet that works

You’ve heard of clean eating, Paleo, the CSIRO diet, the Mediterranean Diet and hundreds of others.

04/02/2016

5 not-so-obvious reasons you can't lose weight

One of the most common things I hear clients say is ‘I just can’t seem to lose weight’. It’s something almost all of us struggle with, and there are a myriad of reasons – both physical and psychological – why you shake the weight.

28/01/2016

A weight-loss program that’s different

At this time of year, I guarantee you’re being inundated with advertisements and offers telling you how you can ‘Lose Weight Fast’ and ‘Get In Shape’.

14/01/2016

Are you wasting your money?

Are you wasting your money on supermarket vitamins?

06/01/2016

10 tips for a happy & healthy holiday

Christmas holidays… on the one hand it can be the best time of the year where you get to relax and spend time with your family. On the other hand, organising food, entertaining guests and keeping everyone happy can be quite stressful at times, and your own needs can get lost in the mayhem!

17/12/2015

Organic Blueberries

Bobs Farm Berries is principally a blueberry farm, growing southern highbush and rabbiteye varieties.   

08/12/2015

Why constantly stressing is doing your body damage

Stress comes in all shapes and sizes – from constantly worrying about the little things, to injury and disease, to dealing with work and relationship problems.

19/11/2015

A Guide to our 3-Day Juice Cleanse

We’re coming up to my favourite part of the 21-Day Reset – our 3-Day Juice Cleanse!

29/10/2015

What to expect when Detoxing

You know that you get withdrawal symptoms from drugs and smoking, but did you know you get them from coming off sugar, caffeine and any food intolerances?

22/10/2015

21 Day Reset 2015

This program has been designed by our Naturopaths to help you reset your body and give you the tools to create healthy habits for long-term wellness.

19/10/2015

Reach your goals on our 21-Day Reset

In just a few short days, the new Mullen Health 21-Day Reset program will be kicking off!

15/10/2015

How our 21-Day Reset can help you

We’re so excited to introduce you to our brand new 21-Day Reset program – a diet and lifestyle guide designed to help bring your body and mind back into balance! And the great news is that it’s free!

08/10/2015

REASONS TO GET RID OF YOUR MICROWAVE

I grew up without a microwave in the 1960s. Shocking, I know. How on earth did my mother cook for a family of six? Vegetables were boiled, meat was grilled or baked and food was fresh. 

01/10/2015

Natural remedies for PCOS

When I first started practicing Naturopathy 25 years ago, I rarely saw a patient with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Today, estimates are 10-20% of women have PCOS – that’s up to one in five women!

09/09/2015

How to make a healthy baby

Naturopaths consider pre-conception care to be the ultimate form of preventative medicine. It’s all about making sure you and your partner have the best possible health before attempting to pass your genes on to the next generation.

03/09/2015

5 Natural Remedies for Asthma

Over 2 million Australians have asthma – meaning 1 in 10 people in this country suffer from this respiratory condition. But did you know that many asthma symptoms can be managed naturally?

13/08/2015

Natural Remedies for Eczema

Many people believe Eczema is purely a skin condition, but the problem is more than skin-deep.

06/08/2015

12 foods our Naturopaths won’t eat

We all know the sorts of foods we should be eating – fresh, organic fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains.

30/07/2015

Supporting Cancer Treatment Naturally

Supporting Cancer Treatment with Natural Therapies

23/07/2015

Are you getting enough sleep?

You should spend about a third of your life doing it… but are you getting enough sleep?

16/07/2015

Why All Fish Oils Aren’t Equal

You might be surprised to know that ‘oils ain’t oils’ when it comes to fish oil.

09/07/2015

How to treat IBS without drugs

It’s common to think that if you suffer from IBS, the only way to fix your gut and feel normal again is to take medication. But medication doesn’t actually fix the real cause of IBS – it merely masks the symptoms.

18/06/2015

Migraines

They’re debilitating, painful and one of the most common conditions in the world.

04/06/2015

Are genes making you fat? Here’s what you can do

Many of us know of someone who has made a change to their lifestyle, usually through diet and exercise, and achieved incredible results. At the same time, another person will have made the same changes but will not have achieved the same outcome.

28/05/2015

Avoid the ‘One Size Fits All’ approach to your health

Why you should avoid the ‘One Size Fits All’ approach to your health

21/05/2015

Find it hard to shop organic? Try this

If you’ve ever tried to buy organic ingredients or healthy cooking alternatives you’ll know what a struggle it can be to not only find what you’re after, but to find it at a decent price. 
 
You wander from aisle to aisle, shop to shop, in search of that one elusive ingredient. By the time you finally find what you’re after, you’ve wasted half an hour and ended up paying an arm and a leg.
 
If you live in the Hunter, there is an alternative – The Healthful Pantry. It’s a local bulk food buying group that sources organic and natural foods to save members time and money. The products are less than retail stores due to the power of buying the goods in bulk - they pass the savings on to you directly. 
 
If you live elsewhere, The Healthful Pantry can deliver your order to you at home or work - the immense savings you will enjoy in their prices are well worth the cost of delivery.
 
We spoke to one of the organisers Sonia van Huisstede about how The Healthful Pantry works and what benefits it offers its members.
 
What is Healthful Pantry?
The Healthful Pantry helps people in Newcastle to purchase organic wholefoods and natural products at affordable prices though becoming members of a co-operative. We are not a shop-front but work from a warehouse in Warners Bay.
 
How does it work?
All goods are offered first and then brought in on a pre-sold basis, which means we only order what we need and generally goods are not kept on shelves. This keeps goods fresh as they are straight from the wholesalers. We are now ordering every 4 weeks - this ensures you have a regular and reliable service of wonderful organic whole foods & natural home and personal care products picked and packed for you to collect or for delivery to you.

What was the genesis of the Healthful Pantry?
It all started 5 years ago when a few families from Newcastle decided to source organic and natural food products in bulk from one organic supplier and divide it amongst themselves.This not only saved money but provided much fresher organic and natural food, plus they enjoyed the experience of working together. I became a part of The Healthful Pantry in the very early days and took over when it outgrew my friend’s home. We have since grown significantly and now have our own warehouse in Warners Bay - 1/8 Walker Street. This has allowed us to offer many more products than ever before.

What do you love about the business?
I personally love how we help out so many families with organic and natural goodness at affordable prices and how we help bring the community together.

How can new members sign up? 
Anyone can join our members mailing list by asking via our website www.healthfulpantry.com.au

14/05/2015

Before you get the flu vaccine, read this…

It’s that time of year when we are all encouraged to get the flu vaccine.

30/04/2015

Don’t let the flu get you in Winter

Did you know now is the best time to start boosting your immune system to ensure you stay as healthy as possible this cold and flu season?

23/04/2015

It's time to go green!

It's that time of the year again - the weather is getting cooler and it's almost time to start swapping your summer smoothies for winter greens.

16/04/2015

How to tell if you have a food intolerance

Ever feel bloated or a bit sick after a meal?

09/04/2015

Is your Thyroid making you sick?

You feel like you’re going great, you’ve got life by the horns, you’re travelling along just fine… until one day, BAM. It feels like you’ve been hit by a truck. A visit to the doctor reveals you have developed an auto-immune condition.

26/03/2015

Pyrrole Disorder / Learning difficulties

Could Pyrrole be the cause of your child's learning difficulties?

05/03/2015

Lunch Box Ideas for Kids

Do you struggle to put together a healthy lunch box that your kids will love?

26/02/2015

How food could be making your child sick

Does your child suffer from eczema, asthma or reoccurring ear infections?

19/02/2015

Eat your way to a healthy weight

Many people equate losing weight with going hungry. But life-long weight management is not about starving yourself. It’s really about nourishing your body with the food it needs to achieve a healthy body weight.

12/02/2015

9 Easy Tips to Help You Lose Weight

Sometimes it can be hard to muddle through all the information out there about losing weight.

05/02/2015

Savoury Recipes for Christmas

Are you still searching for the perfect things to make on Christmas Day? Here are some healthy, gluten free and grain free recipes we love making from some of our favourite cooks and authors. Click on the links below to find the full recipe. Have fun baking. 

19/12/2014

Sweet Recipes for Christmas

Are you looking for some new ideas on what to bake for Christmas Day or perhaps take to a celebration. Here are some healthy, gluten free and grain free, sweet style recipes we love making from some of our favourite cooks and authors. Click on the links below to find the full recipe. Have fun baking. 

12/12/2014

5 WAYS TO FIGHT CANCER WITH FOOD

Food is one of the simplest yet most powerful ways to create a healthy and vibrant body, while reducing your risk of cancer.

06/11/2014

Why menopause doesn't have to be difficult

Menopause should be a natural process – women are born with a limited number of eggs in their ovaries. When your eggs run out, your body no longer needs to produce hormones at such a high level… because who wants to have a baby when they are 50?

31/10/2014

Find the Best at Hunter Markets

HOW TO FIND THE BEST OF THE REST AT HUNTER MARKETS

30/10/2014

Find the Best Veges at Hunter Markets

HOW TO FIND THE BEST VEGES AT HUNTER MARKETS

23/10/2014

Find the Best Fruit at Hunter Markets

HOW TO FIND THE BEST FRUIT AT HUNTER MARKETS

16/10/2014

Simple tips to fight stress

Do you struggle to get to sleep at night? Are you a teeth grinder? What about a nail-biter?

09/10/2014

A NEW way to measure your health progress

I’m really excited this week about a brand new addition to the Mullen Health team… the CR3000 mini pathology lab! I know that might not sound all that exciting, but hear me out.

07/08/2014

73% of Australian adults are deficient in . . .

The vitamin 73% of Australian adults are deficient in.

31/07/2014

Beware of your lip balm!

This cold, windy weather has probably got you reaching for your lip balm more than usual. But have you ever thought about what you are really putting on your lips and whether it is it actually good for you?

17/07/2014

Chocolate Chia Cake

If you’re on the hunt for a simple, yummy treat, you can’t go past Tania Hubbard’s delicious Choc-Chia Cake, recently featured on her Gluten Free Grain Free blog.

26/06/2014

4 tips for healthier thyroid

Your thyroid affects so many aspects of your overall health, from your weight to the way you feel. So it is important to make sure that it is functioning well.

19/06/2014

Are your hormones making you fat?

Are your hormones making you fat? And other signs you have an underactive thyroid...

05/06/2014

The virus you don't know you're infected by

The Epstein Barr Virus infects 95% of adults around the world. But many have never even heard of it, let alone know that they have it.

29/05/2014

10 Simple tips to a naturally healthy pregnancy

Ensuring your baby gets off to the best start in life is the most important gift you can give your child.

08/05/2014

How the pill is harming your fertility.

Are you trying to fall pregnant after being on the pill for years?

01/05/2014

16 ways to boost your fertility naturally.

Conceiving doesn’t have to be hit and miss. If you’re trying to conceive and you need a little help, there are so many ways to boost your fertility naturally.

24/04/2014

Having trouble conceiving? We can help...

Falling pregnant comes so easily for some couples, and yet can be one of the most difficult things for many others.

17/04/2014

Are you flu ready?

It’s only April, but would you believe now is the time to start preparing your immune system if you want to stay healthy this winter.

10/04/2014

Finally a simple, yummy gluten-free bread recipe

Have you gone gluten-free or low-gluten? Ever thought about it?

03/04/2014

The disorder 10% of kids have...

Does your child find it difficult to cope with stress? Do they experience emotional mood swings, and a sensitivity to light and sound? Do they have a learning difficulty or struggle listening in a noisy environment?

27/03/2014

Does your child have leaky gut?

Ever wondered why there is such an increase in food allergies and behavioural problems in our kids today? Would you believe that much of it has to do with their gut?

20/03/2014

Living your best life- additive free

Five years ago Melanie Avery decided to make the switch to live additive free for the benefit of her family’s health – little did she know the far-reaching effects the switch would have. Her story is so inspiring we asked her to share it with you today. Since the switch, Melanie has become the author of Let’s Party! Additive Free and Let’s Celebrate Christmas! Additive Free, as well as starting www.letspartyadditivefree.com  where you can read more about why she made the choice to live additive free.

13/03/2014

The Truth about Salt

Salt has always been controversial – being blamed as a contributor to heart disease and high blood pressure. But I’m here today to tell you that salt is NOT bad for all people.

27/02/2014

Is milk for you?

Milk – we’re taught it’s the best source of calcium and essential for bone development. But milk may not be as good for your health as you might think.

20/02/2014

Why we recommend shakes

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you know how hard it can be – especially in the time-poor world we live in.

06/02/2014

Why our weight loss program is different

At this time of year, I guarantee you’re being inundated with advertisements and offers telling you how you can ‘Lose Weight Fast’ and ‘Get In Shape’.

23/01/2014

Your salad may not be as healthy as you think

Are you guilty of dousing your salads in pre-made salad dressings?

16/01/2014

Lee Holmes' Supercharged Christmas

With just two weeks left until Christmas, it’s well and truly time to start thinking about what you’re going to serve up to family and friends.

12/12/2013

Celebrate Christmas additive free with Melanie

If you’re struggling to think of some fresh Christmas ideas, the wonderful Melanie Avery – author of Let’s Party! Additive FreeLet’s Celebrate Christmas! Additive Free and more – has generously shared some of her favourite additive-free Christmas recipes. Here’s how she likes to celebrate:

05/12/2013

Why we love coconut oil

Coconut oil is one of the best oils for you – from weight loss benefits to healthy, glowing skin, it has a lot going for it.

28/11/2013

Butter or margarine - Which is better for you?

It’s the age-old debate that keeps rearing its head: which is better for your health, butter or margarine?

21/11/2013

7 Tips to take control of menopause naturally

Menopause doesn’t have to mean mood swings, hot flushes, weight gain, low libido and feeling drained. It also doesn’t have to lead to hormone replacement therapy.

14/11/2013

Foods to manage menopause

Might be hard to believe, but most menopause symptoms come back to one main organ – your liver. The best way to manage these symptoms is to make sure your liver and digestive system are as healthy as possible.

07/11/2013

The truth about fish oil

By now you have probably heard the media hype linking fish oil to an increased risk of prostate cancer. As fish oil is a supplement we recommend at our practice, I wanted to take the time to assure you that there is no cause for alarm.

26/09/2013

5 ways to ward off the winter flu

There’s never a good time for cold and flu, but in my experience the best way to treat these viruses is to prevent them.

22/08/2013

Did you know the flu can be good for you?

Coming into winter, the flu is the last thing you want to catch. Most of us try to avoid it at all costs.

15/08/2013
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