Your gut is one of the hardest working systems in your body.💩

Meal after meal, it hustles to digest your food and extract the nutrients required to sustain you.🥦

Despite it’s solid work ethic, your gut can experience occasional performance hiccups, leading to digestive symptoms. While many of these are normal, others may indicate something more serious. Read our blog post “Bloating, Flatulence, Constipation, Diarrhoea? How to Know When to Get Help” here –

To discover what your symptoms say about your gut and ways to improve them. If your gut symptoms are troubling you, speak to me about a comprehensive plan of attack.🌿

Does this sound like YOU!🤔💩

A lot of people don’t realise they have gut issues, as some signs and symptoms are difficult to diagnosis. Especially as they can effect many parts of the body.

Your gut plays a VERY important role in YOUR HEALTH. 🌿

To find out more about how I can help YOU, please contact me. 💚xo

Did you know that the health status of males in most countries, including Australia, is generally poorer than that of females?🤔

Men take their own lives at four times the rate of women (that’s five men a day, on average). Accidents, cancer and heart disease all account for the majority of male deaths. Men are also less frequent visitors to general Practitioners. Men’s Health Week runs from the 15th to the 21st of June. This week provides a platform for challenging and debating key issues in men’s health and to raise the profile of men. It aims to bring awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. We encourage you to visit to find out more about Men’s Health Week, and how you can get involved.💙

Is it menopause or could it be your thyroid?🤔

When women in their 40s and 50s notice a drop in energy, changes to sleep patterns, an increase in depressed moods and unexplained weight gain, they often chalk it up to the beginnings of menopause – but could the real culprit be a thyroid disorder?

Hypothyroidism is a condition caused by an underactive thyroid not producing adequate levels of thyroid hormones. Some of the symptoms are very similar to those of menopause and, with thyroid disorders most likely to occur in middle-aged women, the two conditions can often be mistaken for each other.

Some researchers theorise that menopause may even exacerbate an underlying hypothyroidism condition and cause it to come to the fore. During menopause estrogen levels drop, and its estrogen that the thyroid glands rely on to promote healthy functioning. Other studies have shown that some women’s menopausal symptoms improve after undergoing treatment for hypothyroidism.

Classic symptoms of hypothyroidism include:

  • Inability to concentrate and ‘fuzzy’ thinking
  • Interrupted sleep
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Increased sensitivity to cold
  • Muscle weakness
  • General lethargy or fatigue
  • Hoarse voice and throat
  • Face, and sometimes hands, look more ‘puffed up’ than usual
  • Dry, flaky skin
  • Constipation
  • Irregular periods
  • Hair loss.

If you’re experiencing the above symptoms the only way to know if it’s thyroid disorder, menopause or some other condition, is to be tested by a qualified health professional.

These very detailed tests of your thyroid functioning and hormone levels to give you a clear picture of any hormonal unbalances. The most important test will determine the balance of thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), two crucial types of thyroid hormones. The presence of adequate levels of T4 is very important however there must also by healthy levels of T3 in circulation to help T4 carry out its important work.

To help you feel like YOU again and if you would like to find out more information please contact me. 🌱 xo