As the darker days draw in some people find their symptoms of GERD and acid reflux worsen. If this happens to you it is worth finding out if you have adequate levels of vitamin D. Levels of vitamin D will naturally fall over the winter months when we have less exposure to sunshine. Research suggests […]
Recovery from anorexia is a delicate process. Even with a combination of medical management and therapy those who make a full recovery still walk a fine line between remission and relapse. It can be an ongoing battle.
In the years following recovery there are sometimes lingering health issues that are often overlooked. These issues can contribute […]
Eczema is a chronic condition that requires multiple approaches to achieve and maintain long term relief. If you are struggling to keep eczema at bay consider applying all four stages of this integrated approach.
Avoid or minimise triggers.
Identify your specific triggers and then avoid them. This is harder with environmental triggers than it is with […]
Heartburn causes so much discomfort it’s easy to reach for a quick fix. However, this approach can make your heartburn worse in the long run. If your GP prescribes proton pump inhibitors (PPI’s) you might initially find relief, but before long you will be reliant on them as the rebound reflux without them can be […]
It’s embarrassing when you have excess wind, even more so when it’s particularly smelly. Why does it effect some people more than others?
There are foods that are more complex for your digestive system to break down and are therefore more likely to cause wind. As my kids point out ‘beans, beans good for your heart, […]
Carefully crafted, home cooked meals are shunned in favour of a plate of smiley potato faces and chicken nuggets once again. For the fifth time this week. You can’t remember the last time they ate something green, beige – yes, green never.
Children go through a phase during their toddler years where they have a […]
If you’ve been keeping up to date with the science of the microbiome (gut bugs to you and me!) then you’ll have noticed that poor gut flora is being linked to a myriad of health woes. They can help with everything from allergies and sensory issues to depression and auto-immune diseases. You’d be forgiven for […]
When Brenda first came to my clinic she rated her mood at an all time low of 0/10. She had been depressed for a number of years and it had worsened after the birth of her second child.
Her joints were often stiff, especially in the morning and she felt like her muscles ached all the […]