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This Brain’s On Fire

I was at the Medicinal Cannabis (MC) in Mental Health Conference run by GHI on the weekend and I have to confess, I inhaled.  Seriously, deeply, inhaled. Just as I had hoped, this was a very high level of information on this important topic, delivered by outstanding...

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There’s Someone Else

  Breaking up is hard to do (sounds like the name of a song!) but it shouldn't be! I got an email this week from one of my gorgeous long-term mentees in the vein of a ‘Dear John’ letter.  She carefully, beautifully gently let me know... “I've found someone...

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Lots to be Said for Boring Basics

Horses not Zebras.  You've no doubt heard me repeat that quote which is famous in medical schools, something to the effect of, "When you hear a heard of animals outside your door, think horses not zebras"...unless of course you are practising in Africa might I suggest...

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A Low Oxalate Diet Is Not A Healthy Prescription

Until it is. Following on from my frolicking in frocks made of my favourite oxalate-rich foods around the Alps, let's be clear these are great, healthy and health-promoting inclusions in ours and our patients' diets. Until they're not. Just like FODMAP avoidance is...

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These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things…

Beetroot & Spinach & Lovely Bright Berries Rhubarb & Buckwheat & Baked Sweet Potato Black Tea & Green Tea & All My Dark Chocolate Sins These are a few of my favourite things!! Sounds like a kitchen roll-call at my house...how about yours?  And...

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Should We Tell Them About The Sugar?

Well who'd have thunk?!  I had no idea cigarettes contain sugar and turns out about 95% of smokers don't either, according to this recently published article! Now while we're not purporting this is going to be of caloric significance enough to prove a deal-breaker for...

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Don’t miss out…there’s one week left!

Don’t find yourself sad come November 15th when we close applications for Group Mentoring in 2019!! You still have a week left to to jump in! (if you haven’t already) and make this investment in building  your incredible naturopathic skill-set and subsequently, your...

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Spotting an ‘Off’ Claim in Record Time

While this ABC article is written for the public it's a great checklist to have written up somewhere to prevent against placing your confidence in the wrong sources of info. Just recently, I had a practitioner ask about the 'risks' of B12 dosing...& while B12 is...

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Ready, Aim…Don’t Fire!

Oral sex. There I said it.  Last month when I talked about Helicobacter pylori and where people might 'catch' this - if they didn't inherit the little critter from their mum or family as an infant - we thankfully were able to rule out kissing as a source of...

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Two Pointers for Addiction Management

Forever fascinated by the neurobiology of various mental health presentations, addiction included, two medical news items caught my attention this week.  If you've ever heard me speak on addiction, in somewhat simplistic terms, it is very much about the reward centre...

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Double Trouble for Hypothyroid?

So we already know that thyroid problems can start in utero, right…but a recent Medscape review (the fountain of thyroid information that I frequently drinketh from 😉 ) on Hypothyroidism in childhood taught me a couple of big things I hadn't known before!  The...

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The ‘Circle of Life’ of Mentoring

https://youtu.be/B2MK-XKOaaw This mentoring community that I am a part of, I absolutely love and together we make good companions on this road that too often we often find ourselves travelling In isolation. So I wanted to put together this little fun video here to get...

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Blowing Over On A UBT

A few months back I seriously 'blew over'. Not on an RBT but on a UBT (Urea Breath Test).  In spite of it being not the kind of test you want to score top marks for, my result was in the high 2000s, when all I needed was around 800 to confirm, and anything over 50 to...

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And What Would That Look Like?

No, not this. But in setting up a dedicated new grad group mentoring platform for 2019, designed to help anyone who wants support transitioning from student to Naturopathic SuperPower (!)...here are some more details Monthly live, interactive, online tutorials...

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New Nat Grads – Uncover Your Naturopathic Super-Powers!

Alright, so I can't teach you how to leap tall buildings in a single bound but I can show you how you can make big leaps towards uncovering your Naturopathic Super-Powers! I often marvel on what I now know, that I wish I had been privy to as a new graduate and while...

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FAKE NEWS!…or just uncomfortable?..Read On

As an avid reader of medical news I face a barrage of headlines both domestic & international everyday.  I feel this is important for many reasons - not just so that I know what's being said about their medicine but what they're saying about ours as well! Anyone...

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The Best Form of Charcoal

This weekend I re-experienced an incredibly potent therapeutic intervention firsthand.  We drove 40 minutes inland to vamp under the stars (that's between camping and glamping and has nothing to do with vaping!) That was a good start. Breaking from the 'norm', looking...

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Are You a Premature Evaluator?

  I was lucky enough to hear Jason Hawrelak's excellent presentation at the Australian Naturopathic Summit last weekend, titled: A Case of Blastocystis Infection - Or Is It?  Timely, highly valuable, immediately usable, provocative education (just how I like it...

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How Do YOU Take Your Coffee??

If you've not seen Kitty Flanagan's skit on current coffee culture...it's essential viewing.  In true Kitty-fashion, she wants to simplify coffee ordering down to 2 basic lines - White or Black - says all our pretentious coffee orders; macchiato, skinny, decaf, half...

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The More You Move The Longer You Can!

I love it when new research supports my existing beliefs and bias, don't we all?! 😉   'Sitting is the new smoking,' emerged as a new war-cry a little while ago...then naturally, soon after came the nay-sayers, flooding the media with counter evidence. But you know I...

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Hunger Has Never Been This Comforting

    A recent Medscape review on the medical benefits of fasting, published in July, got me pressing pause on the food button. Now don’t worry, we’re not taking the “breatharian” path…but  for those of us perpetually well-fed people, going hungry has never...

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