Are germs really as bad as you think?

germs

Here is an article I contributed to for Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar …full article available here..   Everywhere you look there are cleaning products which promise to kill 99.9 per cent of germs! But, as research shows that daily contact with bacteria could actually be…

Im back in practice!! Seeing new and old friends at Haan Health in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast

After a long year, and a very rewarding and challenging 6 months working in Palliative Care, I am so excited to announce that I will be back in general practice. From August 12th. Dr Sonu Haikerwal has built a beautiful clinic in the mall…

Immune System and Winter Wellness

Have you ever wondered why your doctor is not constantly sick? When patients come into clinic they often feel the need to show me how sick and terrible they are feeling, understandably, but the extra big cough and sneeze across the desk and myself add…

The Perfect Diet

Im not a foodie, those that know me would agree that I’m domestically challenged. A career girl. I eat for fuel. I don’t have the kind of relationship with food or cooking that many enjoy, where it brings pleasure. Its not my hobby, or…

Sugar Addict? Yes you..

Sugar Addict – Yes that’s you! Can eating high sugar foods for 60 days cause fatty liver disease, an increase in belly fat, significant weight gain, lethargy, and mood swings? Yes absolutely. But the surprise in this story is the question. Can 60 days of eating low…

Diet Drinks Increase Waistline

I have a really interesting story to tell you about Diet sweeteners. This study reminded me, and its worth reading.   “Drinking Diet Soda Linked to a Widening Waistline With Age Authors of a a longitudinal cohort study showed that regular diet soda drinkers…

Pyrrole and Methylation – are they the answer to feeling calm and clear?

Nutritional Therapy for healthy brain biochemistry. Pyrrole disorder, MTHFR, methylation. Some of you may like to go hiking or play tennis for enjoyment. I get my kicks by attending ‘geeky’ medical conferences!   Did you know changes in brain chemicals occur with altered levels…

Perfect Protein Balls – with only 6 ingredients

Perfect Protein Balls – with only 6 ingredients One cup of almonds 1/2 cup of pitted dates 1/2 cup dessicated coconut 2 tablespoons coconut oil 2 tablespoon of cacoa powder 2 tablespoons of organic pea protein – vanilla or choc (Vital Protein) (or your protein of…

5 Things you may not know about gut health

Some of the most common complaints I hear in clinic are tiredness, bloating, abdominal discomfort, constipation and/or diarrhoea. All related to Gut Health. 1 in 5 adults in western countries suffer from gut health issues.(1) These symptoms are quite obviously gut related, but did you know…

5 ways to balance your Microbiome? Bloated painful fat belly… here’s why.

The microbiome is a complex combination of all the good and bad bacteria yeast fungi that lives within the gut. We are a tube inside a tube.   Skin on the outside and gut on the inside. This gut is essentially exposed to the…