Mouth breathing and its effect on childhood development
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Mouth breathing and its effect on childhood development

Mouth breathing is a very common habit, present in more than 50 percent of children. It is caused by airway obstruction or small airway size. Common risk factors include swollen adenoids and tonsils or a blocked, stuffy nose. Breathing through…
Buteyko breathing
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Buteyko Breathing Technique

The Buteyko breathing technique was introduced to Australia from Russia in the early 1990s. Early on the method was popular with adults and children suffering from asthma. However, recently, the Buteyko Method has shown to be efficacious in…
banana cookies
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Easy Chewy Banana Cookies

These cookies are quick and easy to make and they taste great. They are an excellent lunch box treat as they are high in protein and good fats which means they will help maintain energy and concentration during the school or work day. Ingredients: …
children school
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Nutrition to support your children’s learning and help manage stress

I recently spoke at a parent forum run by our local council aimed at giving parents tools to help their children cope with year 12. My own children are only in primary school, but I see the pressure on children to work hard and get good grades,…
Magnesium rich foods
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Are you suffering magnesium deficiency?

Magnesium is essential for many body functions and many people are suffering from magnesium deficiency. We need magnesium for energy production, brain function, sleep, blood sugar regulation, healthy bones, heart health, cell signalling and…
Stress
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Is stress impacting your health

Is stress impacting your health? In our fast paced busy world it is unusual if you are not impacted by stress at some point. Stress is your body’s natural and protective response to potential danger, it isn’t always a bad thing, in fact,…
Detox
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10 signs you need to detox

What are the signs you need a detox?    What is a detox? Detoxification is the body’s way of eliminating waste and toxins. Our bodies detox naturally every day and usually do it well, but occasionally our toxic load becomes too great and…
immune
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10 ways you can improve your immune health

These 10 ways you can improve your immune health can help you reduce your risk of illness this cold and flu season 1. Eat a whole food diet. Eating an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables and raw nuts and seeds is important for our general…
sleep
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The importance of a good night’s sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for your energy levels and cognitive function but did you know sleep quality also influences your mood, hormones, gut health, weight, detoxification and risk of chronic disease such as diabetes and…