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So You Think You Know the Best Iron Supplements?!

Ok now you're getting mad at me, right? Because how many 'absolute givens' can I debunk?! Last Update in Under 30 certainly got people talking...giving iron less often rather than more often to our most iron deficient patients seems counter-intuitive, right?! Wrong. ...

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Breaking Wind News – Tracked Straight to Your Phone!

Is this the way of the future for health practitioners interested in patients' digestion…? "The team developed an ingestible electronic capsule to monitor gas levels in the human gut. When it’s paired with a pocket-sized receiver and a mobile phone app, the pill...

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Exploding Brain Juice

Does your brain feel like it's going to explode, spilling brain-juice everywhere, when you do 2 weekend conferences in a row? Or is that just me?  I have returned to my desk after the Integria Symposium and then the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine...

Your Burning Zinc Questions Answered

Most practitioners are pretty knowledgeable about Zinc and are quick to recognise a deficiency and the opportunities for zinc supplementation as an effective therapy and those same practitioners are often plagued by nagging questions that come up, in spite of loads of...

The Year for Inaugural Innovative Integration?

  While the positive ripple effect of the ANS is still being felt (and - yes the video package is just about to be released, so prepare for another big ripple!!), there is another inaugural education event trailing hot on its heels!  Hopefully you've already heard...

Finding Your Why

  As an organiser of the Australian Naturopathic Summit I wasn't immune to the content.  In fact, like so many other practitioners we keep hearing from, I think I am forever changed...and that's not just my adrenals talking!!  All the speakers' insights continue to...

Uncovering Unhealthy Bones Earlier

Recently, while I was touring around the country talking all things Acid Base (!), I spent a bit of time talking to practitioners about the limitations of our current protocols and assessment tools for detecting 'Bad Bones'.  I was surrounded by a sea of nodding heads...

My Masterchef-free Kitchen

Anyone who knows me will tell you that unlike many praccies, I don't double as Food Diva.  I cook yes...in abundance and I have been told on may occasions my food is 'delish' and no one leaves hungry but I focus my energy on preparing food that is super easy, highly...

Don’t Focus on Solving Your Problems

The structure of the recent, wonderfully received, Australian Naturopathic Summit came to me when I was riding my bike along one of the beautiful back roads of Mullumbimby, freewheeling downhill in the glorious sunshine.  Like the cartoons, the format of the...

Are You Questioning CoQ10?

I like to fancy myself as a bit of Supplement Sleuth!  I love working with herbs, nutrients and nutraceuticals rather than pharmaceuticals but I am not blinded to the fact that manufacturers and suppliers, whatever their form of medicine, are large competitive...

Buckets of Busy Mums

I know my busy mum patients think I am probably not to be taken literally when I say, 'Cook buckets of extras every time you step foot inside the kitchen', but I am.  My slow cooker and my 'buckets' are two of my favourite kitchen resources I couldn't live without....

Are We Setting Patients Up to Fail?

  Fresh faced students, new graduates and seasoned practitioners alike, are forever reminding me of the challenge we experience as practitioners when it comes to instigating real change in our patients health related behaviours ... the change we KNOW will make a...

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