Blog RSS



Brain Fog? Do you have Leaky Brain?

Do you regularly feel that you’re not quite thinking straight?  You’re often forgetting some words or ideas?  You seem vague?  Your mood is always down, or unpredictable?  You may be suffering from Leaky Brain. Leaky Brain manifests as multiple signs and symptoms, so pay attention to these warning signs and don’t ignore them.  What are the Signs and Symptoms of a Leaky Brain?  Brain fog or difficulty concentrating  Chronic fatigue that does not improve with rest or sleep  Headaches or migraines that come on suddenly become worse with standing, and grow more severe as the day progresses  Memory loss or another cognitive decline which may lead to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease  Mood disorders, particularly anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia  Peripheral neuropathy or muscular sclerosis  Seizures  ADD/ADHD/Autism spectrum...

Continue reading



The Mediterranean Diet

Dietary characteristics of the Mediterranean diet include  Vegetables as a staple and predominantly drizzled with olive oil   Wild greens were eaten in abundance and as a variety, as near as 70 different types have been identified  Fruits are in abundance and are the main sweet   Grains are minimally processed and therefore with all nutritious elements consumed  Olives and olive oil are central and the principal source of dietary fat  Fish and shellfish are important source of healthy protein and are usually eaten grilled  Cheese and yoghurt are the main source of dairy and are sourced from goats and sheep’s milk   Nuts, legumes and seeds are a good source of healthy fat, protein and fiber  Herbs and spices are used liberally...

Continue reading



How to keep a structure to your day during lockdown

Okay, so you’ve just heard there’s another lockdown coming….your heart sinks…here we go again.  All those best made plans go up in a puff of smoke.    Those of us balancing kids, jobs, home schooling and school holidays just about managed the first time…but you’re not quite sure how you’ll cope with this round.  And how do we just switch of and block out the endless, numbing news feeds increasing our stress levels all day?    I have found that routine and a little planning structure goes a long way.  And building in time away from screens is a must.  Here’s some options   Prepare for your day with a timetable or list.  Planning your day – including rest, cooking, washing, work, exercise gives us a sense of control and achievement.  Don’t over...

Continue reading



Big picture of probiotics

Probiotics are tiny, microorganisms which can provide many health benefits when administered in the right amounts.  There are many to choose from so let’s look at the big names.  Lactobacillus are any of a group of rod-shaped, gram-positive, non-spore-forming bacteria of the family Lactobacillaceae.  Lactobacillus are characterized by their ability to produce lactic acid as a by-product of glucose metabolism. Lactobacillus are used commercially during the production of sour milks, cheeses, and yoghurt, and they have an important role in the manufacture of fermented vegetables (pickles and sauerkraut), beverages (wine and juices), sourdough breads, and some sausages.  Lactobacillus are commensal inhabitants (ie microorganisms that live on one specific part of the body without causing disease) of animal and human gastrointestinal tracts, as well as the human mouth and the vagina. Lactobacilli are used in probiotic formulations to restore normal flora in the...

Continue reading



Nailing CoVid 19 disease with early treatment

A lot has been written in the last 12 months about preventing or avoiding ‘THE VIRUS’  – social distance, hand washing, masking and vaccinations.  That’s all very well and good but what’s missing? What about early treatment and avoiding a hospital stay? I’ve seen very little in mainstream media about how we can self-treat the early stages of CoVid 19 disease.  Did you know that if treated 1-5 days after infection with nutraceutical agents (or in more severe cases anti-viral or anti-inflammatory medications), you can dramatically reduce viral replication giving yourself and our loved ones a much higher chance of a full-speed recovery. Research on specific botanical and nutraceutical agents indicate they may have a role in the pre-exposure and...

Continue reading