Gestational Diabetes in Pregnancy: Are You At Risk?

Gestational Diabetes in Pregnancy: Are You At Risk?

Gestational diabetes is typically a form a diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. There are a few risk factors that can increase your chance of developing gestational diabetes in pregnancy. In this article I share more insights into what gestational diabetes is, risk factors, how to minimise them, and how to naturally manage your symptoms during…

Jump Start Your Metabolism In 5 Simple Steps

Jump Start Your Metabolism In 5 Simple Steps

Wondering what metabolism increasing foods are and how to boost your metabolism easily? Each person’s body is different and the same can be said for our metabolism. Metabolism is influenced by factors such as age, gender, physical activity, muscle-to-fat ratio and hormone function. Everyone has a Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) which is the minimum number…

Are Supplements & Vitamins Really Necessary?

Are Supplements & Vitamins Really Necessary?

Supplements and vitamins – are they worth it? Many people believe that eating a well-balanced diet provides all the vitamins and minerals they need. In ideal circumstances, this is the case, but in reality there are many reasons why you may need supplements and vitamins. Taking herbs, vitamins and minerals are a good way of…

Can Boosting Your Immune System Help Fight Allergies?

Can Boosting Your Immune System Help Fight Allergies?

Australian allergy sufferers are amongst the highest numbers in the world. This has increased dramatically over the last thirty years. The cells of our immune system responsible for reactions such as allergies, sensitivities and inflammation are dominant at birth as a protective mechanism. So why aren’t all babies and children allergic? It depends on their…

8 Reasons to Kickstart Your Health With a Simple Detox

8 Reasons to Kickstart Your Health With a Simple Detox

As a Fertility Naturopath, I recommend detoxing as a way of eliminating toxic build-up in the body. Detoxing has been practiced in naturopathy as well as traditional medicine for centuries. A detox can be undertaken for between two and six. It’s recommended that you do this under the supervision of a health practitioner. This time…

Allergies in Babies & Children: What You Need To Know

Allergies in Babies & Children: What You Need To Know

The incidence of conditions such as asthma and eczema has increased five-fold over the last 40 years. What and how we feed our children has also changed. A whopping 25% children in Australia and New Zealand are overweight or obese.  Allergies in babies and children are extremely common.  Whether it is seasonal allergy or food…