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It Won’t Happen Overnight but it Will Happen

...Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) that is! That's the ad we really need broadcast on prime time tv.  On par with osteoporosis and other conditions that 'seemingly appear out of nowhere' in people's 60s and beyond, there's a potent combination of ignorance (patients) and...

Hypothyroid Without a Trace?

  Another young female presents in my clinic with a newly diagnosed thyroid cancer and has been recommended urgent thyroidectomy.  Her...

We Have A Winner… Among Many!

Last week I threw down a challenge.  Following on from the ruffling of many feathers regarding Jason Hawrelak's report that dietary saturated fat increases uptake of endotoxins from the gut,  I provided his reference list in support of this claim, effectively saying,...

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Fearlessly…or fearfully (?!) entering Twitterland

I was typing notes furiously throughout the ACNEM Science of Nutrition conference last weekend. So many gems, so many gems, from researchers & clinicians - I just got so much out of it. I love the slightly awkward mismatch between the research world, aka 'don't...

Last days to take advantage of the Update in Under 30 sale!

Make the most of this special offer! If you become a 12 month subscriber before the end of the week you will pay less than $13 per edition. Save more than 50% than if you were to buy the podcasts individually. Stay up to date with the latest in integrative nutritional...

1/4 of a packet of Activated Almonds a Month…

'How much does the Update in Under 30 podcast subscription cost?' I hear you ask...about 1/4 of a packet of Activated Almonds per month, that's about 1 activated almond per day I reckon. This is a Byron Shire joke, the idea being that Activated Almonds are the...

Joining the Campfire Conversation

So you've heard part of that BIMA story...now here's the rest. To be honest, I was pretty surprised to win anything given I've spent the last 20 years 'agitating', challenging the misinformation and strongholds of the big companies etc. Funnily enough, in my post...

Beaming About My BIMA

Psssssssssssst....just thought I would share a special moment from a couple of weeks ago when I received the BIMA for Lecturer of the Year. Thanks to all those practitioners who nominated me for Lecturer, Nutritionist & Researcher of the year! It was really special to...

Satisfaction in Strange Places

There are many different potential sources of satisfaction that come from working in integrative health.  The first that comes to most of our minds of course is the deep satisfaction that comes with solving a complex health riddle for someone and knowing that you have...

Who is ‘Molly’??

I keep hearing the name, 'Molly': "I think I'll use 'Molly' for this patient" or "A bit of 'Molly' might go well with the zinc for their high copper"... a moment of confusion on my behalf, (Molly who?) and then the slightly late...'ooooooooh Molybdenum'. Gotta love a...

The Conference Trifecta! This is a Must Watch

Recently, I posted about my very positive experience of the AIMA NZ conference, prior to that I was gabbing on about the upcoming ACNEM Brain Health conference in Melbourne in May and now I am going for the conference hat trick!  I want to revisit a really impacting...

Elusive Integration?

Just back from a truly wonderful Australasian Integrative Medical Association (AIMA) conference in NZ.  I don't know what it is about the land of the long white cloud but they seem to produce some of the loveliest, most earnest health practitioners and this conference...

Did we Leave Oestrogen in the 80s?

Duck duck GOOSE! Do you know this game?  That's how I'm feeling with oestrogen - high-high-high-LOW!-of late. Likely similar to your experience, the majority of my female clients battle with oestrogen dominance, therefore I get so used to looking for it, expecting it:...

Pig Thyroid For Who?

Got any patients on Natural Thyroid Extracts (NTE)?  Me too...and I am finding it's on the increase.  What's the deal?  What do we need to understand about this form of thyroid replacement therapy to best monitor and manage those patients already on it or...

Hear ye, hear ye…Adrenal Fatigue is Dead!

That's the word on integrative medicine street.  I had a sense this was coming, not just a tightening of our terminology but also a challenge of the very concept of 'adrenal burnout'.  Hear me out.   This important information was presented by Dr. Kamal Karl, an...

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