Taking one for the community

Taking one for the community

As a naturopath, most people assume that I am against vaccination. Personally, I believe that vaccination is a very personal issue and prefer to educate my patients on making their own choices, but note that deciding when and how to…

My Experience with Covid-19

My Experience with Covid-19

It’s been a year since I got Covid-19.  I got it very early on in the process, and was well aware where I got it from.  Whilst there was a lot of negativity in the aftermath, that the people who…

Ross River Fever

Ross River Fever

There have been several outbreaks of Ross River Virus in the Geelong area recently.  The infection is transmitted via mosquito, and symptoms frequently start appearing within a few days of being bitten, although it can appear out to several weeks…

Fruit and Low Carb eating

Fruit and Low Carb eating

One obvious problem with eating fruit on a low carb diet is that fruit is full of sugar. When you are supposed to only be eating 20 grams of carbs each day, and a banana can have up to 20 grams, it precludes this from our list of permitted foods.

The Calm of 2020.

The Calm of 2020.

This year has been the year of turmoil.  Of broken plans, and changed dreams.  It has been the year of learning to love low key living, to appreciate the availability of time, and to let go of expectation.  There are…

Finding Purpose in Smiling at Strangers.
Bleak Outlooks – Winter 2020

Bleak Outlooks – Winter 2020

So, how is everyone coping with Lockdown Mark II?  I am trying to maintain a positive outlook on life, and feel grateful that we are not in Melbourne with stricter lockdown requirements, or indeed in the US or Europe, where…

Fear and living with the burden of a virus.
How to stop clenching your jaw.

How to stop clenching your jaw.

“And they gnashed their terrible teeth…”  Maurice Sendak.  Where The Wild Things Are.   Clenching your jaw, or grinding your teeth, is known as “bruxism”.  It is commonly accepted as being a response to stress, and it’s something which I…

Self isolation and self care.

Self isolation and self care.

Does everyone else feel like they have been at home forever…?  I have never been this lazy for this long in my life – it’s kind of weird.  And all those times that I wished that I had time to…