It’s not Rocket Science: 34 tips to an evidence based life well lived

Confused by conflicting health advice? Not sure if you should cook your kale in coconut oil or sweep it all in the rubbish bin (coconut oil is nice and slippery like that). Well I have some shocking news, it’s acutally not that hard or confusing, there is more agreement and good science than confusion and […]

Red meat and death etc – again! Were our ancestors really so smart?

A fascinating study published recently is definitely worth a read in this day of low carb high fat diet trends. The study followed over half a million americans aged 58 to 71 years, for 16 years.  That is MASSIVE in terms of a sample size for research. Of course many of them were dead by […]

I used to be soooo brave

Way back in the summer of 1991, just turned 18, I headed off to live in a city 1,300km from my rural town of 300 people. I took my bike, an old suitcase, a collection of tatty and unfashionable clothes and a few tools to reassemble said bike on arrival.  I swear, I went without […]

Feeling the Fear: Getting in touch with the physical symptoms of anxiety.

Key advice from the wisdom on managing anxiety is to try and notice and ‘sit mindfully with’ the physical symptoms.  This is especially true in the cruel and extreme form of anxiety that is panic attacks. Ask ‘uncle google’ what the physical symptoms of anxiety or panic attacks are and you’ll see such delights as: […]

I am a Spoonie Warrior!

SIBO Warrior Princess

I’m sitting cross legged on my yoga mat, sunlight filtering in through the window onto my face, cup of tea in hand. I’m looking, listening, thinking and feeling, oh so much feeling. I can hear the mellifluous jingle of my eleven year olds fingers on the key board of the piano, and her sweet, perfect […]

SBIO & the MMC – Part V: Lifestyle Stuff

This is part five of a five part series. The parts are: What is the MMC and why we care What Influences the MMC When things go bad with the MMC Healing with Drugs and Herbs Healing with lifestyle measures Recap MMC stands for Migrating Motor Complex.  The MMC is the ‘housekeeper’ of your gastrointestinal […]

SBIO & the MMC – Part IV: Drugs and Herbs

This is part four of a five part series, the parts are: What is the MMC and why we care What influences the MMC When things go bad with the MMC Healing with drugs and herbs Healing with lifestyle measures Recap on the MMC MMC stands for Migrating Motor Complex.  The MMC is the housekeeper […]

Love & Other Addictions

It’s all addiction to me Many moons ago my pain psychologist said to me, “I want you to think of everything through an addiction lens”.   Given that I had no actual official addictions I was very happy to play along with his wee game, I nodded sagely, wisely.  Except that I didn’t do anything about […]

Book Review: Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall

Penguin 2013, by Kjerstin Gruys, Ph.D What could you go without for a year?  Chocolate? Wine? Sex?  What about mirrors?  That is exactly what Kjerstin Gruys does, a year without mirrors.  This book tells us her story. A touch self-indulgent?  Sure, maybe, when the other ‘go without’ books are usually more along the saving-the-world theme […]

Book Review: First we make the beast beautiful

First, we Make the Beast Beautifull.  Sara Wilson. 2017. Pan Macmillan Australia Pty Ltd There is a dark part of me.  You may have met her.  She really wants to dislike happy looking, perky, pretty people who have a tendency for having pictures of themselves with baskets of produce on the front of their bestselling […]

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