Who’s on your team?

Studies show that losing weight is more achievable in a controlled supportive environment! Have you tried to lose weight alone, and always end up on the weightloss roller coaster? “It’s not to say it can’t be done, but losing weight on your own is a very difficult thing to accomplish,” says study author Craig Johnston, […]


WTF is INFLAMMATION | But seriously, we keep hearing the word, lets understand it (Why The Fuss of course) We keep hearing that inflammation is the cause for the diseases we are experiencing, and they can come from any number of lifestyle factors. But if we REALLY want to look after our health, we need […]

Genetic Profiling for Personalised Health

It’s true you can’t change your genes but you can affect their expression and influence with the right nutritional, exercise and lifestyle choices. Fitgenes examines a number of genes in categories and their influence on: Inflammation – our body’s natural defence mechanism. How our body protects itself from DNA damage. Vitamin D Receptors – found […]

Fatty Liver – A Reversible & Common Problem

By Dr Karen Coates Fatty Liver is a condition usually diagnosed after blood test show abnormally high levels of liver enzymes. According to the Gastroenterological Society of Australia this condition affects over 30% of adult Australians. Fatty liver is the accumulation of fat within the liver cells, a place where it is not meant to […]

Metabolism – What is it?

You hear it all the time – “metabolism”, but what is it?  It’s the process of converting food to energy (movement and heat). Metabolism happens in your muscles and organs and the result of it is what we commonly refer to as “burning calories”. Metabolism is essentially the speed at which your body’s motor is […]

Are You Eating Too Little Fat?

By Deirdre Parkinson Many of my patients proudly describe their diet as being fat free. When I check their blood test levels of basic adrenal hormones, I see that they are very low. This is why they are suffering from fatigue, memory loss, and even menopausal symptoms. Fats are also needed for the absorption of […]

Digestive Insufficiency – Part Two

By Carolina Rossi Last newsletter I mentioned about the importance in improving digestion and suggested small changes such as chew your food until liquefied, avoid fluid with meals, don’t eat on the run or when stressed and control portions size. If you have put in practice these basic principals but still experience some digestive discomfort […]

Digestive Insufficiency – Part One

By Carolina Rossi, Dietitian Digestive ability is the key to our physical health and is reliant on adequate enzymes and absorption. So to directly enhance our general well-being and heal many diseases (that are due to nutrient deficiencies) we must increase our digestive abilities. A system low in digestive enzymes due to exposure to the […]

Food Allergies, Stress, Fatigue & Traditional Chinese Medicine

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Theory, in order to have good health we must have sufficient energy, called Chi and your body’s internal organs must be balanced and work in harmony with each other’s energy. TCM views food allergies and intolerances as a result of imbalances within the Kidneys, Spleen, Stomach, Liver and Large […]

High Liver GGT Enzymes & Leaky Gut Syndrome

By Deirdre Parkinson, Naturopath Have you had blood test results that were in in liver enzymes? So high that your GP wondered if you were a closet alcoholic!? High liver GGT enzymes can hint at a toxic liver. Alcohol in excess will cause liver toxicity and can cause a rise in GGT enzymes in a […]