Natural medicine doctor and hormone guru, Lara Briden says the thyroid is our canary in the coal mine. If your thyroid is struggling—other tissues are struggling too. So, it’s worthwhile having a conversation about your thyroid especially if weight gain has been troubling you and you have low mood, constipation or high cholesterol – all signs … Read more
When I say older women, I mean women 40 and over. Is that you? Have you heard the rumours that at the scary Menopause you’re going to stack the weight on? Well, it’s true! Unless you’re prepared… Here’s a couple of facts for you regarding Menopause Your metabolism drops once you are no longer cycling. … Read more
Most often, we think of commitments as things that we declare to the world like marriage vows, or work commitments, or a commitment to running every morning. Of course, we generally see our commitments as significant to our success. Consider, also, that as human beings we are always committed to something. There is never a … Read more
By Geneen Roth During the peak of my diet and binge days, hunger had nothing to do with how much I consumed–I ate because I was angry, sad, bored, lonely, or tired, or because I was celebrating, grieving, or getting ready to go on another diet. It never occurred to me that eating had anything … Read more
Narelle came to see me because she was sick of herself again and needed to do something about it! She’d been on the weight loss roller coaster ride for years, done all the “right” things …any yet…here she was, 20kg overweight, miserable, hating herself and feeling like she was trapped in quicksand, sinking fast and … Read more
by Brenda Rogers Finding What Works For You Weight management has many contributors some obvious, some not so obvious. Factors affecting a person’s weight range from genetics to lifestyle to mindset. There is no single solution to helping any one of us to be our healthiest weight. However there are some essential components of a quality … Read more
Guest post by Leisa Wheeler N.D. Adrenal fatigue and thyroid dysfunction are two of the most commonly misdiagnosed and misunderstood conditions in the health world today. Stress, fatigue, anxiety, depression and weight gain are common to millions of people, yet the answers that they are looking for are not always that easy to find. Doctors … Read more
Why are we so reliant on medication for our health? Why do we resort to something that gets rid of the symptoms but does nothing for the cause of our condition or for our long term health? One of the reasons is that we’ve lost our connection with our kitchen! Yes! We’ve had decades of … Read more
I was shocked this week to learn that simple old Metamucil (a fibre supplement sold in the chemist) is sweetened with Aspartame, an artificial sweetener. I’ve since learned that lots of foods, not just diet products, also contain Aspartame and the number of foods is increasing. For example: sausages, rice crackers, yoghurt, snacks, desserts, mints, … Read more
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
As a naturopath, I decided to specialise in weight loss because the greatest gifts and the greatest grief in my life have manifested through the way I eat. Feeding myself was my most basic need and the most significant way of expressing self care. It’s also a fabulous way to punish myself. So in my … Read more
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