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FODMAPS – What Are They And What Do They Mean For Your Health?

The acronym FODMAP has, in the last few years, worked its way into the Australian health and food vernacular. You can now find processed food and ready-to-go meals that identify themselves as ‘FODMAP friendly’. So what are FODMAPs and how …

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What is Functional Medicine? The Solution To Our Current Chronic Disease Crisis

Almost half the Australian population is suffering from chronic health conditions, and the conventional acute healthcare model is failing to manage this crisis. Functional medicine is the answer; modern healthcare reimagined. Functional medicine practitioners are perfectly positioned to solve our …

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Environmental Toxins In Your Home: Where They’re Lurking And How To Remove Them

Many of us are aware of the health effects of food and exercise. What you might not consider are the products you use in your home every day.  Potentially, there are many environmental toxins in your home lurking in everyday …

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Chronic inflammation

The Underlying Cause of Most Chronic Health Conditions – Inflammation

What do acne, fatigue, depression and IBS have in common? Most people think of these and other chronic health conditions as separate and unrelated illnesses.  But they share one underlying factor, and that is – inflammation. Conventional medicine doesn’t always …

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How To Maintain Your Mental Health During A Pandemic

Melbourne in August 2020 has been tough for many people. So far, we’ve experienced lock downs for nearly 5 months, wearing masks is now mandatory, and people have lost their freedom, livelihoods and physical connection with those they love. We’re …

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Health and The Coronavirus: How You Can Protect Your Health

No doubt you and your loved ones are concerned about the situation regarding the Coronavirus. As the current international response and the research has been ever-moving, we’ve been watching the situation unfold, and have taken some time to put together …

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Functional Medicine Approach To Acne Works

The Approach of Functional Medicine To Acne Works

Discover the approach of functional medicine to Acne to solve it for good. Frustrated and fed up from trying potions, lotions and treatments to get rid of acne that haven’t worked? Not only is acne frustrating and embarrassing to have. …

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Tech And Your Health Changing Behaviour

Tech and Your Health – Changing Behaviour Changes your Health

Today I want to spend just a few minutes sharing some insights and tips into technology – specifically how and what to change in order to upgrade your well-being. Let’s call this a brief lesson in how to improve your …

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Energy Credit – How an Energy Credit Can Help You

Recently I did something that felt amazing. I sat at my kitchen table and wanted to squeal with delight – you know, that feeling when you’re so excited you can’t contain yourself? But I was alone and that felt weird …

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Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence – It’s OK to feel sad (or angry)

“Don’t cry, it’ll be OK”, “calm down, there’s no need to be upset”, “chill out/get over it”. Did you hear these and similar sentiments growing up? As parents, we discourage our children from tantrums, sadness and anger. I can’t tell …

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How Guilt Can Be Disrupting Your Gut Health

How guilt can be disrupting your gut health

You may have heard the phrase ‘rest and digest’. It’s the opposing state of ‘fight or flight’. These are two arms representing our autonomic nervous system (The Autonomic nervous system, ANS, actually has three arms – the third being the …

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My Favourite Reframe

My favourite reframe

About a year ago, I did a positive parenting course – being a single mum to a powerful tween I felt there were areas I could strengthen in my parenting game before things got too hairy. It turned out to …

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Why Mindful Eating Matters

Why mindful eating matters

When it comes to healthy digestion, what do your environment, mindset, and the way that you perceive and consume your food have to do with it? A lot, it turns out. We all have an autonomic nervous system. Autonomic meaning …

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Use Tech For Your Health

How to use tech for your health

Have you ever thought about how you can use technology to support your health journey? We’re now living in a time when pretty much all of us own some sort of mobile device. They’re here, and it seems they’re here …

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5 Tips For Socialising Success

Bee’s 5 tips for socialising success

Today I’m going to give you my 5 favourite ‘failsafe’ strategies for keeping your health on track when you want to go out and enjoy the frills and fun of life. The thing about upgrading your health is that it …

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Workout For Your Emotions

A workout for your emotions

When we experience pain or discomfort, over time, we create and attach emotions to those sensations. Your physical experience might be a cramp in your tummy, but the emotional story might be one of fear (“what is this pain – …

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Detoxing What Is It

Detoxing – What is it and why should we do it?

We are all familiar with the idea of doing a ‘detox,’ and yet while it is often poo-pooed, there is legitimacy to it. At its most basic, detoxification is the process of transforming, neutralising, and eliminating toxins and by-products that …

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Supplements And Medications

On Supplements and Medications

If you are like most of our patients, you engage with us because your health is sub-par, or because you want it to be optimal, in both of these situations, what we really want to do is figure out how …

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The Functional Future Of Medicine

The Functional Future of Medicine

Thanks to the wonders of modern medicine, no longer are we keeling over in droves from acute infectious diseases. Instead, we of the modern world, are rapidly becoming ridden with conditions of a more chronic nature, and not for lack …

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The Way Of Sleep

The Way of Sleep

The only person who knows exactly how much sleep you need is you. We find that around eight hours is the magic number for most people. Evidence suggests that too little (less than 6.5 hours), and too much (more than …

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Get your health back on track

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Victoria - 3207
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