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Chaos to Clarity – Transforming Your Case Taking

  As health professionals who take the time & have the incredible attention to detail to capture the 'whole health story' of each patient, we can end up with vast amounts of information for every client: detailed medical histories, broad systems-reviews,...

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Go West!

  Ok I need to straight up apologise for the 80s pop culture (and I use that last term loosely) reference.  That was uncalled for...especially because this message might need to be heard most by those next gen naturopaths who weren't even born when mullets had...

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Naturopaths Need to Reclaim Wellness

When I was studying my under-graduate I imagined my clinic was going to be full of them: well patients wanting to maintain or even improve upon their wellness. Turns out...not so much...all the really really sick people have taken their spots and the former has been...

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Have you heard? It All Comes Back to the Gut

How often were we told this in our training?  And how often have we found this to be true in practice?  And now suddenly, it seems, the medical researchers (at last!) are rapidly coming around to this core concept?? Our microbiome is suddenly the hottest property on...

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Look What’s Just Dropped!

a. Some hip new (truly undanceable) track b. Every herbalist's jaw at my table at the NHAA conference gala dinner, when I got almost all my Latin binomials right during the trivia quiz?...and after some champagne, that's a particular achievement  c. My jaw, when I saw...

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Let’s Get Down And Dirty

I arrived home from the Farmer's Market this week ready to cook a little number I like to call 'egg dinner' (fancy I know 😉 ) and found my organic bunch of kale, covered in dirt. Ok, admittedly, there was a small reflexive, barely-audible-beyond-immediate-neighbours,...

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Getting Down & Dirty on Worms…

These little blighters are getting a lot of airplay this month and rightly so.....! Oh Em Geeeeeeeee....so much misinformation out there!! It's time to set the record straight Worm infestations never conjure up a pretty picture in our minds although a video of humans...

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Sheesh….I Need New Material!

Help!!! I'm about to share the stage at the 3rd International Acid-Base Symposium on the 25th-27th Jun, with the best acid-base researchers in the world, all of whom I actively stalk (well read and recite everything they've ever published but close enough!) I'm...

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The Blame Game

Quite the month for it, I hear. My inbox has run hot with practitioners deeply concerned about some serious finger pointing that's been going on. The fingers in these instances have belonged to medical practitioners and the direction they're all pointing, is seemingly...

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Good Morning San Francisco!

  Good morning San Fran!!! 🙂 You know me...I'm notorious for challenging outdated ideas in our fabulous integrative health landscape and along the way, trying to introduce new ones that are backed by better scientific evidence. I regularly get asked to speak in...

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When Going Vegan is Best…

  How many times have you heard me suggest a vegan diet as the most effective and sensible dietary intervention for a condition....yup...not often but here I am saying it now.   I had a great one-on-one session with a long-term mentee yesterday to discuss a case...

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Have I Got Your Attention Now?

You know I'm not one to raise my voice and make scene. Ok, I always raise my voice and make a scene, but only when I think something really warrants our attention and the issue of under-recognised, under-estimated and mismanaged chronic worms, demands our attention. ...

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What in the GFR is going on with this reference range?!^#@

Goodness Friends Really (GFR) - where do we start talking about the GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate)! This is the standard way to estimate the competency of your kidneys, in particular their ability to filter waste from the blood. There is SO much to say and not quite...

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Less Iron Proves More in Some BUT Not All Patients

I need to clear the air, to clarify.  If you've listened to my So you think you know how to treat Iron deficiency podcast and implemented a less frequent dosing regime and it's worked like a treat for your patients, like Tina....HOORAY! And if you tried out this...

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A Guide (at last!) to Picking Up On Pyrroles

Got fair skin and white spots on your nails and go a bit off-grid in stressful situations? Thinking it's pyrroles? Well, you're probably wrong!  Man. I've been waiting a long time, since being introduced to the pyrroluria biochemistry and diagnosis over a decade ago...

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Wondering About The One That Got Away?

Luckily I still had the file. After seeing patients for a couple of decades, I have to get periodically ruthless with the shredder for those I haven't seen in a long time and 7 years qualifies as a long gap between appointments but when I saw her name in my calendar,...

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A Hat Trick Week for Gilbert’s Syndrome… Guys and Gals

Sometimes we wonder who put the invisible sign up out the front of our practice, right? The one that says...absolutely everyone with Condition 'Z' come and see me, now!  I'm sure you know what I'm describing.  Well this week I have hit the trifecta, performed a neat...

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$200 Off Just for You

When Dr. Christabelle Yeoh says, 'Hey, we all need to up-skill in Mitochondrial & Metabolic Medicine, Gut and Immunity & Healthy Ageing,' and then invites  a dozen or so absolute experts in each of these fields to speak at the 8th Science in Nutritional...

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One Size Doesn’t Fit All – Not Even for Besties

I have a good friend...who happens to be a naturopath...who happens to also be a patient of mine.  Have you got a few of these as well? A month ago,  looking over her recent bloods which included fasting lipids that had been steadily climbing for the last couple of...

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“On Tour”- I’m Coming to You!

I'm packing the bag and getting my 'roadies' ready......well, not really but it would be great to have one or three!  I’m super excited to be going on tour in May with Nutrition Care and introducing new clinical tools I've been developing to help you master the maze...

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“Mummy Are You Losing Your Hair?”

The words together with the horror on her face made me feel instantly nauseous.  I'd been internally debating for months now if I was simply imagining things and intellectualising about how this just might be the case... observing myself looking in the mirror more...

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Magic Medicines?

I was just reading the results of a spot Facebook poll of GPs asking what the most wonderful medications ever invented are.  Once everyone got the customary "caffeine" gag out of the way, the rest of the nominations and auspicious award winners unfolded like a who's...

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That’s Not A Methylation Issue…

This is.   I think we're all going to scream when the next patient says, 'I've got an MTHFR', right?! Congratulations, I want to say, because you would be in much more serious trouble if you didn't have a copy... 'Oh, sorry, you mean you have a mutation on at least...

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I’ve Had a Gut Full of Glutamine!

"I always give some Glutamine to heal their leaky gut" Cue pained expression on my face.  No, I'm not a fan.  I take that back, I have no problem with the amino acid itself and I'm still in awe of its incredible multifaceted role in the gut.  What I do have a giant...

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A Mum, Dad & Their Son Walk Into Your Clinic

They've just come from the immunologist, having presented with extensive vitiligo in dad and early stage vitiligo now in their primary school aged son.  The immunologist, without running a single blood test, told them, 'Bad news, you both have autoimmune issues and...

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