Digestive Health

A Nourishing Liver Detox

By Brenda Rogers / 23 Aug 2021

Rejuvenate your Liver & Energy Plan A detox is in order if you find that you are using coffee or sugar to mask your fatigue, alcohol to help deal with stress or over the counter pills to deal with headaches.  When we work to reduce the load on the liver and at the same time aid the … Read more

What’s the buzz about the fermented stuff?

By Brenda Rogers / 04 Sep 2015

Fermented Foods – a new paradigm? Peaceful co-existence with microbes rather than warfare?? Is it possible?  It’s a radical thought but one that’s growing amongst the whole-foodists, paleos, home-cooking advocates, cutting edge nutritionists and all the other rebels, skeptics and change agents questioning the prevailing wisdom around the so-called food we currently eat. But why … Read more

What you’ll find out from gut healthy analysis

By Brenda Rogers / 16 Sep 2014

As Sivanna health, where I am now practicing, we use a lot of functional medicine testing to help find out exactly what’s going on inside the body of our clients.  With digestive issues immensely prevalent, I wanted to share this article by colleague Leisa Wheeler on the five possible outcomes you might find from the … Read more

Splenda. Not Good. By Sean Croxton

By Brenda Rogers / 08 Jul 2014

I don’t do Splenda. There was a time when I had bought into the “made from sugar, so it tastes like sugar” hype.  But then I found out the truth… I found out that Splenda was actually discovered in the chemistry department of Queen Elizabeth College in London back in 1975. That’s when a grad … Read more

Guest post: Lara Briden’s Acne Insights

By Brenda Rogers / 23 Apr 2014

To see the full article please go to: http://www.larabriden.com/insight-into-acne-dairy-sugar/ Insight into Acne. Dairy, Sugar and mTOR. If you suffer acne, or treat acne, then 2012 was an important year. That was when this ground-breaking paper came out of Germany: ‘Diet in Acne: Further Evidence for the Role of Nutrient Signalling in Acne Pathogenesis’. The full … Read more

The unmentionable! Constipation!

By Brenda Rogers / 06 Mar 2014

Let’s talk about the unmentionables… Can relieving constipation help with weight loss? And if yes, is there a safe way to do it? This week I heard a story of an unhealthy, overweight man who followed a raw food detoxification program.  In one day he lost over 6 kgs and had 12 bowel motions!  OMG!!  … Read more

Bummer, I’ve lost control of my eating…

By Brenda Rogers / 07 Feb 2014

Are you out of control?  Maybe you are a Carb Addict? Did you know we crave what we’re allergic to?  Or to put it another way, we can become addicted to what we are sensitive to. Do you really have a binge eating disorder or an emotional eating problem OR are you simply addicted to … Read more

Gluten and weight loss

By Brenda Rogers / 11 Nov 2013

Could your health and your weight improve with the removal of gluten-containing products from your diet?  You could do a blood test to find out if you are reacting to gluten or you could remove gluten for a couple of weeks and then reintroduce it, taking note of your symptoms.  Gluten can take a while … Read more

Can coconut oil help you lose weight?

By Brenda Rogers / 31 Oct 2013

While researching fats for my Healthy Eating Workshop, I came across a lot of information on coconut oil.  I’ve been putting coconut oil on my skin for years now and have been frying things in it for a long time too.  But there’s been a recent frenzy on the subject, particularly regarding weight loss and … Read more

More barriers to weight loss

By Brenda Rogers / 25 Oct 2013

Stress and poor sleep Our adrenal glands make the hormone cortisol in response to stress.  Excess levels of cortisol can cause fluid retention, bloating and weight gain around the neck, trunk and abdomen.  If stress is severe or prolonged, it can cause chronic elevation of the hormones cortisol and adrenaline and this can result in … Read more

Detoxing heavy metals and weight loss

By Brenda Rogers / 19 Sep 2013

Today I’m featuring a blog from fellow naturopath Leisa Wheeler of Embracing Health (www.embracinghealth.com.au).  Leisa’s article features 5 foods you can eat to help detoxify from heavy metals. If you are overweight you can safely assume that unwanted wastes such as heavy metals will be stored in your body.  As you release fat, rather than … Read more

Cheap food and the 4 white devils!

By Brenda Rogers / 28 Jun 2013

Why cheap food isn’t really cheap What are most processed foods made of?  What are the cheapest foods on the planet?  What foods make us fat? The answer is, my friends, the same for each question:  I have affectionately named them “the 4 white devils” and they include: White flour White sugar White salt and … Read more

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