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Chia Seed Pudding

This Chia seed pudding recipe is my go to – for myself and clients – for an easy breakfast, or simple snack. Ingredients: 1 cup coconut cream or coconut milk (or any milk you like) ¼ cup Chia seeds 1 tsp organic vanilla extract Optional Extras: A shake of cinnamon (optional) Raw honey, liquid stevia, ...

The Natural Approach to the Treatment of FPIES

Food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) is a delayed gut allergic reaction, which presents with repetitive, profuse vomiting that may not start for a few hours after a triggering food(s) is eaten. Some individuals with FPIES may develop diarrhoea, lethargy, become pale, floppy and/or feel cold. Describing this rather scary condition in simple terms, the ...

Understanding disease

…and how to maximise your healing potential in conditions like Cancer, Lyme and Autism. Recovery and healing can only be accomplished once we understand what disease is and that it is far more than absence of health. Disease is always a biologically meaningful process, the purpose of which is to eliminate toxins and to repair, ...

What is depression and what is not?

As Paul Keating said in the remarkable interview with Kerry O’Brien in 2013: There is a place for sadness and melancholy. His father died suddenly at the age of 60. He’d walked down the street to put a bet on the races and “he died sitting on the side of the road”. Keating was washing ...

Is Natural Medicine Really ‘Alternative’?

Natural medicine was up until recently the only medicine – period. It wasn’t considered “an alternative.” That only happened after corporate medicine’s patented drugs came onto the scene and profit – not safety and efficacy – became the ultimate priority. For example, if you were to enlarge and peruse the amazing 1930’s pharmacist’s map of ‘herbal cures’, you will see ...

In the Land of the Sick, Homeostasis is King

So you’ve tried everything and are desperate?  The best the doctors can offer you is a cocktail of increasingly toxic drugs, radiation or carving out some part of your person? Or perhaps you’ve been told that your mystery illness is all in your head or does not exist in your part of the world? You’ve reached ...

Poo Pills and a Short History of Medicine

Modern medicine has evolved to where it is today in part through a scientific and philosophical debate that capped off the 19th century. On one side of the debate was French microbiologist Antoine Bechamp. On the other side was French microbiologist Louis Pasteur. I will get to the ‘poo pills’ reference shortly… Bechamp and Pasteur ...

5 essential elements to sustain life on earth

I didn’t know that there are five (5) essential elements to sustain life on earth. I know of four, but the fifth element didn’t really pop up until I started researching around a new piece of equipment for the clinic. So, we all know the first four: Air Water Sunlight Food. ? The fifth element ...

Are you addicted to sugar?

There’s lots of interest and information around at the moment about food and sugar addiction. Many of us can easily say that we have a sweet tooth. Whether it’s chocolate, lollies, cakes, cookies, sugar in our tea of coffee, or soft drink, our world is filled with lots of sugary temptations, hot chips, bread, burgers… ...

The “D” word – is Diet a dirty word?

I don’t know about you, but when I hear the word diet I tend to cringe. I immediately get cynical, and think “Great! what have they come up with this time?!”. I start thinking weight loss, restriction, starvation, hassle, stress, carrot sticks… but when I remind myself of the other meaning of “diet”: The kinds ...