Welcoming a New Member to the Family!

I just want to scream with joy…and then keep on screaming with utter frustration!  Last week I presented the culmination of months of work looking into the extraordinary manifold relationships between thyroid health, fertility, pregnancy & post-partum health...

Hey, Weed Lovers

I know you’re out there. Reading a recent news article I had instant flashbacks of being a young, big-eyed, rosy cheeked naturopathic student of 20+years ago.  While my career since may have taken me in somewhat of a different direction, I know many of my...

Bringing Up Teens – Yes, Yes but No

This week I must have spent more than my daily time allocation (5mins) on Facebook and as a result I stumbled across an article I actually read from beginning to finish!  The title called to me, “Bad Parent, Hey Bad Parent”…it works every time right?...

A Bit of Culture Shock

I’ve managed to befriend a microbiologist.  I know it wouldn’t excite everyone, but it’s my big good news story of the month and I can’t wipe the smile off my face when I announce this to friends and colleagues. Friends don’t get it. Yet...

Digging Deeper Into Thyroid

Have you still got some thyroid patients that don’t fit any sort of traditional thyroid disease model and are difficult to get results with? Oh yes me too… and watch out…I’ve been spending the last few weeks with my nose firmly embedded in...

Freya’s Coffee Rules

We all try and surround ourselves with fabulous people in our workplace and I have been luckier than most.  I’ll talk more another time about how to attract the right people to work for your business but right now I just want to share a gem from the fabulous...

Are You Over-Delivering?

This year has kicked off with lots of time spent re-calibrating my own and other practitioners’ businesses models via business mentoring and it’s such a privilege.  One symptom that seems to creep into almost every practitioner’s business model...

Appendicitis Update

I’ve been digging around in the scientific literature all about appendicitis and I’ve ended up here.  Long gone are the days when medicine foolishly considered the appendix without purpose – a dispensable ‘extra’ of the GIT and now,...

Misunderstandings & Mistakes – I’ve Made a Few!

Yep, I’ve had them…and made them.  I often hear practitioners say they cringe when they think back about the patients they saw in the first year because of the vastly greater knowledge they have now.  I do too. But my mistakes are more recent than that!  I...

1 Week Podcast Subscription Special Offer

  Have you heard what everyone is saying about the “Update in Under 30 Podcasts”? But more importantly, have you heard about “Update in Under 30 Podcasts”… fullstop?! If you’ve somehow missed out on being a subscriber &...

Back to ‘Basics’ for New Year Resolves?

Sheeeeeshkebab I squirm at the whole premise of new year’s resolutions.  If you understand a little about the process of behavioural change, you’ll appreciate that there’s no magic dust (or firework pollutants!) you are going to get sprinkled with...

Are you Listening for the Good News?

Want to start 2017 with some good news?  Sometimes working with patients challenged by mental health I get scared.  A well-known colleague of mine introduced me to the notion of the ‘clinician in crisis’. The practitioner who, in the face of their...

One Bite At A Time

The standout gift I got this year for Christmas without a doubt was my very own copy of Sarah Lantz & Tabitha McIntosh’s,  One Bite at a Time  – Reduce Toxic Exposure & Eat the World You Want.  Every time I walk past it on the table a strange force...

I Am Quitting

I’ve decided to resign, to quit, to call it a day. It’s a big decision and it may come as a surprise to some of you but it’s a timely one.   You see, it’s actually good business practice to figuratively or literally quit your job at the same...

Are You Ready For Lift-Off in 2017?

It’s officially official! The Rachel Arthur Mentorship Program for 2017 is in the loading dock ready to launch & we kick off with our first session on January 30. We are soooooooooooo excited & we have just a few spots left.  If you haven’t heard...

One News Item I Just Had to Share

I think of you most mornings.  You see I’m totally in the habit of checking abc online news when I wake and frequently expel several ‘Oh my goodnesses’, before even getting out of bed.  Here’s one that made me want to jump out of bed and...

Taking Care Down There

Often we assume our patients know at least the basics about health – especially about things soooo seemingly basic…that we fear mentioning them would offend and make us look like someone trying to teach grandma anything!  But there are some instances where...

Somewhere Over the Teenage Rainbow

The other night my 16yo daughter was reading through bits of reading matter that had made it home from the recent ASLM conference – one in particular was all about contrasting dietary guidelines of key western countries and comparing these using a more...

Prolactin – But Wait There’s More!

As an add on to my recent blog, I thought you might find this other detail about prolactin levels (PRL) interesting.  Several studies including a one published in 2009, have demonstrated a positive correlation between PRL and increased CVD risk in both men and...
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