• Intimacy in death – an antidote to suffering

    I witnessed a beautiful simple moment last Sunday as I did my ward round on the palliative care ward. There were 16 patients to see, most had been admitted to die. I met Nigel 4 months ago in clinic, he came in with his wife for support for…

  • Sweet Potato Fritters

    Sweet Potato Fritters |Merry Maker Sisters

    Delicious is what comes to mind when we think about this super easy Sweet Potato Fritters. Give us a fritter any day. There’s something awesome about fritters. The fact that you can enjoy them as is or topped with deliciousness like avocado or served as…

  • 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…

  • Chicken Satay Recipe _ Paleo Way

    Chicken Satay Recipe – Paleo Way

    This Paleo Chicken Satay Recipe is from The Merrymaker Sisters. Here are the top 3 reasons why you’re going to absolutely love this paleo chicken satay recipe! ONE: Satay. It’s satay! And as you know peanuts are a no-no when living a paleo lifestyle. Coz…

  • 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…

  • Gluten-free Chicken Crumb

    Gluten-Free Chicken Crumb From Lisa Corduff

    This Gluten-free Chicken Crumb Recipe is by Lisa Corduff the author and owner of www.lisacorduff.com. According to Lisa, she is messy, disorganized, but hilariously funny and witty. She’s a mother of 3 beautiful children. She creates really good WHOLEFOOD recipes. This Gluten-free Chicken Crumb is a sure…

  • Vipassana Meditation

    Vipassana Meditation : Sit Still and Breathe

    When you read this, I will be in Kintamani the volcanic mountains of Northern Bali, Indonesia.  The vipassana meditation retreat I have traveled to attend is a 10-day silent retreat where you wake at 4am and meditate for 10 hours per day without contact…

  • Health Retreat

    Health Retreat? Here are 5 questions to ask yourself first.

    Thinking of venturing out to your first health retreat? How exciting and often overwhelming – there are so many amazing ones to choose from. From 10-day silent meditation health retreats which only cost a donation.  To mini 3-day, 5-star exclusive spas with gold laced…

  • Chilli Chicken

    Chilli Chicken with Rich Tomato Sauce Recipe

    Amazing that this chilli chicken recipe was created by Jules Galloway by accident. This is really good and really healthy. Here is her story… “This chilli chicken recipe was a total accident. Normally when I make something like this I would add mushrooms and…

  • healthy banana oatmeal muffins

    Healthy Banana Oatmeal Muffins from Lisa Corduff

    This moist and healthy banana oatmeal muffins recipe is from the amazing Lisa Corduff. According to Lisa, she would make this with her kids. It’s a great mother-children bonding! It is easy and fun to make. This recipe can be served for breakfast, snack,…

  • Spinach Quiche

    Asparagus Spinach Quiche Recipe from I Quit Sugar

    This scrumptious Asparagus Spinach Quiche recipe combines a gluten-free tart base made from scratch and features asparagus as the star of the show! A win-win in our books.  Ingredients: Tart base 1 cup almond meal. 1 cup gluten-free plain flour. 50 g butter, cut…

  • Nutritional therapy for brain biochemistry

    Nutritional Therapy for Brain Biochemistry

    Some of you may like to go hiking or play tennis for enjoyment. I get my kicks by attending ‘geeky’ medical conferences to learn about nutrition biochemistry for the brain! Did you know changes in brain chemicals occur with altered levels of nutrients and…

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    Gluten Sensitivity – Fad or Fact?

    “There is a kind of chronic indigestion which is met with in persons of all ages, yet is especially apt to affect children between one and five years old. Signs of the disease are yielded by the faeces; being loose, not formed, but not…

  • Baked Zucchini Recipe

    Baked Zucchini Recipe by Alexx Stuart

    Baked Zucchini is a featured recipe from Low Tox Life | by Alexx Stuart.   WHAT YOU WILL NEED (TO SERVE 6-8 PEOPLE): 2 oven trays 8 medium sized zucchini 3 tbsp dukkah (make your own or store bought) 1 pomegranate (cut in half and…

  • Prof Loren Cordain - The Paleo King

    Dr Rach speaks with Prof Loren Codain – Father of Paleo

    Some facts about the Paleo Diet Straight from the horse’s mouth – Dr. Loren Cordain, Founder of the Paleo Diet “You can’t have cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disease, and cancer without chronic low-level inflammation. Changing the diet we see changes in the microbiome and changes…

  • Vegans lack nutrients

    Vegans lack nutrients | poor fresh fruit and vegetable intake

    “Many vegans lack nutrients  and should be encouraged to vary their diet, according to a literature review.” How to monitor and advise vegans to ensure adequate nutrient intake. Heather Fields, MD; Barbara Ruddy, MD; Mark R. Wallace, MD; Amit Shah, MD;Denise Millstine, MD; Lisa…

  • IBS and FODMAPS

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome improved with reduced FODMAP diet

    Neurogastroenterology Original article FODMAPs alter symptoms and the metabolome of patients with IBS: a randomised controlled trial Keith McIntosh1,2, David E Reed1, Theresa Schneider1, Frances Dang1, Ammar H Keshteli3, Giada De Palma4, Karen Madsen3, Premysl Bercik4, Stephen Vanner1 +Author Affiliations 1GI Diseases Research Unit,…

  • Cauliflower Couscous and Roasted Carrots

    Cauliflower Couscous with Roasted Carrots Salad Recipe

    Cauliflower Couscous with Roasted Carrots- Featured Recipe from Jules Galloway This paleo-friendly cauliflower couscous salad recipe is so easy to make. It’s gluten, dairy and cane sugar-free without compromising on taste. This little salad is big on flavour. This cauliflower couscous variation is packed full…

  • Sugar Consumption and the Effect on Skin Conditions

    Sugar Consumption and the Effect on Skin Conditions

    Research shows that sugar consumption can be related to some skin conditions. It is common for teens age 13-19 to experience ‘Pimples’ or Acne Vulgaris, affecting 80-90% of this population – fortunately, it often resolves after the hormones of puberty settle down.  In our society…

  • Easy Pad Thai

    Easy Pad Thai – Raw and Crunchy Salad Recipe

    Raw and crunchy easy Pad Thai recipe is so good This easy pad thai recipe is made from healthy vegetables. It’s light delicious and refreshing. It’s perfect for any meal of the day.  I first tried this when staying at the former Cabarita ocean…

  • Sugar-free vegetarian

    Sugar-free vegetarian is easy to become!

    Sugar-free vegetarian diet can be extremely nutritious. As an expert panellist for I Quit Sugar, here is a post I wrote about eating sugar free as a vegetraian “Having a sugar-free vegetarian diet is very healthy but if you’re not careful, it’s all too…

  • Sex improves menopause symptoms

    Sex Improves Menopause Symptoms | Dr Rach

    Sex Improves Menopause Symptoms Well, good news ladies… it seems the saying ‘Use it or lose it!’ again proves to be true. In this case, the study by Hunter and colleagues has shown that the troublesome vaginal symptoms experienced post-menopausal are actually delayed and…

  • Radish and Corn Salsa

    Radish and Corn Salsa | I Quit Sugar Featured Recipe

    Healthy yummy nutritious | Radish and Corn Salsa This recipe is so easy to make. It will take 5 mins to stir up this amazing radish and corn salsa. It is good for 1 big healthy serving.   You would want this for lunch,…

  • Gut Microbiome

    Gut Gardening.. The Gut Microbiome | Dr Rach

    What exactly is the Milleau’ or the Gut Microbiome? Gut gardening – how to understand the gut microbiome.  This environment full of organisms helps in the digestion of certain kind of food when the stomach and small intestine are having difficulty in digesting consumed…

  • The No 1 Anti-Ageing Tip – Build Muscle!

    The No 1 Anti-Ageing Tip is to Build Muscle, it keeps us youthful! Building muscle mass as we age is essential to stay well and reduce the conditions that occur with ageing.  In clinic we often talk about how to lose weight and stay looking…

  • fennel recipe, fennel and mango salad recipe

    Fennel Recipe of the week | from Alexx Stuart of Low Tox Life

    Alexx Stuart – Fennel Recipe: Fennel Mango Salad This really tasty, low toxin, fennel recipe is so easy to make! Fennel Mango Salad is healthy and refreshing. It’s perfect for a summer day. Ingredients: 2 medium – large heads of fennel, shaved with a…

  • Cutting through the Paleo hype: here is the current evidence

    Paleo hype or media witch hunt?  Lets see what are the doctors saying? I have many patients who have made incredible changes to their health, improved their blood pressure, reduced weight, reduced waist circumference, reduced rising blood sugar – impressive results. Many of these…

  • Treat Keratosis Pilaris and boost your skin health

    Keratosis Pilaris is a common skin condition, often referred to as “chicken skin”and is attributed to excess Keratin in the skin that effectively plugs the skin follicle.  While not harmful to the skin, many do not like how it looks. In today’s Q&A session, with…

  • Gut Health : Why Your gut is like a garden

    There’s a lot of talk about gut health these days, and with good reason.  The bodily process of digestion and absorption is one of the most important to our health. If our gut health is poor, everything suffers. In today’s Q&A session with the MerryMaker sisters,…

  • How to deal with Mercury Toxicity from Amalgam Fillings

    Do you have amalgam fillings? Are you concerned about the possibility of mercury toxicity, or how to begin detoxing this heavy metal from your system? Then join me for this Q&A session, with the fabulous MerryMaker sisters, as we discuss what you need to…

  • What you need to know about Adrenal Fatigue and Adrenal Hormones

    Do you, or someone you know, suffer from Adrenal Fatigue? Are you unsure how to begin treating it, or curious about the role hormones, nutrition and stress have on our adrenal glands? Then join me for this Q&A session, with the fabulous MerryMaker sisters,…

  • Dr Rach with The Merrymaker Sisters on treating Vitamin B12 deficiency

    Do you have a Vitamin B12 Deficiency? Are you unsure how to begin treating it, or curious about the ‘intrinsic factor’ in gut health and what this means for treating this nutrient deficiency? Then join me for this five minute Q&A session, with the…

  • good sleep hygiene

    How to have good sleep hygiene

    Sleep hygiene relates to the environment you create in which to sleep. Hygiene makes us think of cleaning – and in a way, it is a ‘clean’ sleep environment without dirty air, noise, light, dust or electromagnetic fields. The word hygiene also reminds us…

  • mindfulness meditation

    Mindfulness Meditation : Rest for the mind

    There is a mass conscious shift to understanding that there is more to physiology than chemicals nutrients and hormones. We are not only lego building blocks of cells but energetic fluidity. Chinese medicine knows it. Ayerveda knows it. Indian medicine knows it . Aboriginal…

  • essential yoga moves

    Five Essential Yoga moves

    Our next evening wellness boosting habit involves stretch yoga, which can be done before or after your shower or bath. I find this depends if I’m in work clothes or gym gear. Try to do it as close to bedtime as possible. It’s also…

  • magnesium fix

    Magnesium Fix

    We’ve been looking at how the consistent practice of small habits can make all the difference to your overall state of wellbeing. So far, we’ve explored morning habits such using a Lemon Tonic to begin your day, the importance of doing breakfast well and the multiple benefits of…

  • body composition testing

    Body Composition Testing: Rapid Bioscan Review

    Welcome beautiful souls! For some time now, I’ve been wanting to put together informational videos, where I answer questions and provide quick tips for empowering you on your individual health journeys. Recently, I had a body scan and realized it was the perfect opportunity…

  • break the fast well

    Break the Fast – well

    How are you going with the morning ‘wellness boosting’ rituals so far?  Have you tried dry body brushing, or challenged yourself with a cold water blast yet? These morning rituals shouldn’t take any more time out of your day and you have so much…

  • cold water blast

    Cold Water Blast

    We’ve been looking at how the consistent practice of small habits can make all the difference to your overall state of wellbeing. So far, we’ve explored why the use of a Lemon Tonic is the perfect way to begin your day, and discovered the multiple benefits…

  • dry body brush

    Dry Body Brush

    It’s the small and seemingly unnoticed rituals that lead to habit and it’s the consistent practice of habits that can make all the difference to your overall state of wellbeing. The following ‘Dry Body Brush’ is one of 8 wellness boosting habits that will…

  • Hormone Workshop

    Join me at Benowa Flannery’s for a workshop Lets explore hormones – adrenal, thyroid, reproductive and brain hormones. Stress, sleep, mood, cycles, ageing and how get back to feeling like the real you again. How your diet affects hormones. What tests you can do. Bioidentical…

  • start up tonic

    Start Up Tonic

    It’s the small and seemingly unnoticed rituals that lead to habit and it’s the consistent practice of habits that can make all the difference to your overall state of wellbeing. The following ‘Start up Tonic’ is one of 8 wellness boosting habits that will…

  • Free Ebook Gift

    Navigate your way back to wellness with my latest ebook ‘Reset Your Health – with 8 wellness boosting habits’ Sleep Well. Feel Better. Look Brighter. What if I told you that you could feel better, look brighter, sleep more soundly and have greater clarity of…

  • The Wellness Couch – Dr Rach Interview Now Live

    Podcasts are my new addiction. Walking the dog, driving to ballet, cooking dinner. I can be active and still learning and feeling inspired at the same time. Awesome for an OCD busy mumma. So I was thrilled when ‘The Abnormal Psychologist’  Carrie Thompson-Casey invited…

  • Emotional Wellbeing and Hormones

    As women, how do our hormones affect our emotional wellbeing?  Anyone who has suffered PMT, or knows a sister, flatmate or daughter can tell you… Its like jekyl and hyde! A very sweet lovely calm happy person becomes a snappy teary terror. The strange…

  • Utopia Womens Wellness

    Utopia Womens Wellness Event is a day of food fun and inspiration. Last year was shared with the lovely Melissa Ambrosini, Dr Libby, Lorna Jane, Therese Kerr, Belinda Davidson and so many more amazing wellness leaders. This year come and say hello in the…

  • 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…

  • Melatonin for sleep – is chronic sleep deprivation making you sick?

    Chronic sleep deprivation is causing havoc. Remember what happens to your body when you sleep? Your cells repair If you are young – you grow You regenerate You heal Neurotransmitters and hormones are produced packaged and ready for delivery Action potentials in cell membranes…

  • 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…

  • Master Hormones – Is your hardware syncing with the universe?

    Deepak Chopra never ceases to amaze me. When hunting down tech advice for our upcoming Google Hangouts On Air, I came across a snippit of an interview with the Guru. If you’re interested in watching take a look here – from 20-24 minutes is…

  • I Quit Sugar

    I Quit Sugar 8 week program. Join Expert panellist Dr Rachel Wyndham on your journey to feel clean clear and calm, starting with detoxing from Sugar.

  • 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…

  • Health Coaches Speak Up – Inspired Coach Magazine

    I’m often asked about the role of an Integrated Medicine Doctor and a Naturopath, and where a Health Coach is beneficial.  There is much confusion over who should do what. The media are all about conflict and there seems to be a great divide…

  • 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…

  • Gut Health with Dr Rach and Dr Cris Beer

    Gut Health | The path to optimal wellbeing starts in the Gut. There are more organisms in your microbiome than there are cells in your entire body – you are reliant on these symbiotic friends to keep you alive. The Gut is where you extract the life giving nutrients…

  • Dr Libby with Dr Rachel Wyndham | Beauty from the inside out.

    Dr Libby Weaver is a powerhouse of passion and knowledge on all things biochemistry. A Holistic Nutritionist she has helped hundreds of women to rebalance and experience wellness. Libby’s mission is to ‘educate and inspire, enhancing peoples health and happiness, igniting a ripple effect that…

  • Bloglovin | Dr Rach – The Simple Way To Wellness That Works

    Follow my blog with Bloglovin Bloglovin is a very cool platform to

  • Certified Nutrition and Food Coach | Jenine Parkinson on Clean Eating

      The lovely Jenine Parkinson from Foodness for Goodness Sake, Certified Nutrition and Food Coach can be found at www.foodness.com. With Dr Rachel Wyndham Integrative Medicine Doctor and Naturopath at www.DrRach.com.au Jenine is a warm and genuine mother of three, and when she’s not…

  • That Mean Girl – Melissa Ambrosini

    I received an email today a voice from the past… it was an email from myself, dated 2 months earlier i wrote it on futureme.org It reminded me to stick to the plan – that i am awesome not to listen to the hater…

  • Raw Treat Queen – Jules Galloway

    Jules Galloway Naturopath is the Raw Treats Queen, with her high teas at Byron Bay and her Paleo retreats. Jules develops and cooks desert recipes so we can feel naughty… and still feel good after! not bloated fat sick blah… We love her for it!! Jules also has…

  • Therese Kerr on Low Tox Living

    Therese Kerr is a passionate advocate for everything organic. A warm and generous soul who after experiencing her own health scare, now educates about the importance of removing toxins from our environment. As the mum of supermodel Miranda Kerr she is an example of…

  • Dr Nat Kringoudis – The Happy Hormone Revolutionist

    Dr Nat Kringoudis natural fertility expert sings of happy hormones. She is a delight. Light and warm and funny.  I had the chance to chat with her about her new book “Well and Good” at Utopia Women’s Wellness Event. Some topics we touched on:…

  • Belinda Davidson on Energy Healing and Meditation.

    I had the pleasure of chatting with this Beautiful Lady at Utopia Womens Wellness Event. You can find out more about The School Of The Modern Mystic at www.BelindaDavidson.com

  • Writing for Wellness – with Alexandra Franzen

    I spent this weekend at the writers centre in Sydney which was once a psychiatric hospital!? A stone library surrounded by condemed buildings on the Lillyfield peninsula A sprawling park with harbour views and ancient trees but inside coolness and silence. 20 amazing women: yoga teachers, lawyers,…

  • 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…

  • Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – with Sam Gowing

    Spa Chef Nutritionist Sam Gowing had such an impact on my ‘big life change’ with her healing food and her insights on wellness and business – i just had to stalk her down. See what happened here.. Food Health Wealth

  • Organisation creates margins

    The plan… With a cheerful way be organised, with a comfortable clean safe home which has a place for everything and everything in its place with aspects and vistas to lift the spirit and please the eye. Daily routines where eating cleaning resting are…

  • Healthy Breasts

    Ladies our boobs are beautiful. Men, I’m sure you would agree. They are life giving and nurturing, soft for hugging, pillows for sleeping babes, pleasure for our lovers. In art they have been celebrated through the ages and across cultures. They are dynamic changing tissue with…

  • Gluten Sensitivity – Fad or Fact?

    When asked by her grandmother what she would like for dinner, my 6 year old answers “Anything with Gluten” She is living in a gluten free home. Rice cakes, rice, rice bread, rice milk.  It’s all a compromise.  Gone is the brain pleasure of gliadin…

  • Force of Nature

    “This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognised by yourself as a mighty one, the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap, the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish…

  • The Dirty Dozen

    EWG – The Environmental Working Group, are one of my favourite organisations. Lobbying government and fighting the ‘Big Ag’ companies to keep some purity in our food supply. This list is just being updated and released for 2014, and although the results are always…

  • Creation 2014

      Hey Lovely Thanks for stopping by… let me tell you why I’m a Quitter! This is a special year for me. Im stepping back and letting it flow…   After pushing and striving and holding it all together, I’ve dropped all the juggling…

  • Is your body an Amateur?

    No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training… what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.  Socrates (69-399 BC) I am…

  • Do you have bloating, pain, weight around the middle, acne, or hormone imbalance?

      Take 5 minutes to watch this YouTube clip with Rob Steins narrative of the ‘Microbiome’. This is where we need to start on the path to health – cute easy video.  My kids love it and now think the probiotics they drink are…

  • How toxic is your relationship?

    Our health journey is lifelong, we never achieve perfect health.  We all have a different starting line and a different set of genes, environment and challenges to face. We each decide on what level of wellbeing we are willing to accept.  Some of us…

  • Creation

    Creation – what you can hold in the palm of your hand, small but infinitely brilliant. A piece of art, a new life, an idea…..