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Thyroid problems – Living beyond “normal”

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The standard medical test for thyroid function is insufficient The thyroid gland is an extremely important gland which regulates a number of complex hormonal reactions. Because of the complexity of its inter-reactions it is readily poorly diagnosed. In my clinic, I see patients on a regular basis who have been misdiagnosed or inadequately treated for […]

Lobsters – and what they can teach us

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LOBSTERS?! It never occurred to me that they can teach us a lot about stress. I’ve heard this analogy twice today- totally independently. It provides an interesting perspective for us to look at stress. As we know, a lobster is soft inside with a hard outer shell that can’t expand much at all. As it […]

Dementia – and the benefits of dance

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  Introduction Dementia is one of the most significant healthcare problems globally. It is a collective term for neurodegenerative symptoms that include memory loss, communication and comprehension difficulty, impaired judgment, personality change and difficulty with activities of daily living,  caused by loss and injury of neurons. There is progressive deterioration of cognitive ability that affects […]

Psychiatry – Friend or Foe?

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    “Psychiatry : Friend or Foe – The Untold Story of Australian Psychiatry”,  was premiered last night at the Sydney Opera House, hosted by CCHR Australia. It was indeed an eye-opening and compelling documentary. The statistics and reality of the situation are disturbing to say the least. And there is a similar story globally, […]

Supercharge your Gut Summit

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Join us for a  FREE ONLINE  “Supercharge Your Gut Summit” kicking off on 12th October 2016 over 5 inspiring days. I’ll be joining Lee Holmes, Andrea Alf and 30+ top GUT experts from all around the world. It’s online so you can listen in wherever you are! Listening to this amazing summit you will learn ● The 30+ […]

Get up offa that thing!

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  The words of James Brown, the “Godfather of Soul”- are featured in a British  initiative   – “On your feet Britain” –  a national day (29 April 2016) on promoting less sitting and moving more. “Physical inactivity is the 4th biggest killer – World Health Organisation The three big “S’s” of today are  – smoking , sugar and […]

The Art of Imperfection

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  “Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering.  There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen We live in a society that demands perfection in every way – which translates into people wanting the “perfect” everything in a perfect world- being perfect in themselves, […]

Let every day be Christmas…

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 “Let Every Day Be Christmas” – Norman Wesley Brooks * Christmas is forever, not for just one day, for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf. The good you do for others is good you do yourself.  Peace on Earth, good will […]

My friend Anxiety

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Bringing to you another fab article by Dr Shami on the emotion we call anxiety. Let’s take a closer look at this all too common emotion that affects many of us, how it arises  and how we can change our perspective to overcome it. Acknowledging this is the pathway to transcending  it. A useful acronym […]

The Power of the Chosen Word- Part 2

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Following on from last week, here is the 2nd part of the article discussing the effects of  stress on our health, by Dr Shami. Today, a fascinating look into how the power of the words we choose can affect our emotional state…and of course our lives, happiness and general wellbeing. The Power of the Chosen Word I listen to peoples’ […]

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