Diabetes Week – It’s About Time by Tania Logan, Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

Ilze GroblerDietetics & Diabetes Education

Too many people are diagnosed with diabetes too late.  It is estimated that up to half a million people in Australia may have undiagnosed diabetes, putting their health at risk.  Early diagnosis can greatly reduce this risk. This week is Diabetes Week and Diabetes Australia is asking us to take the time to learn about the early signs and symptoms of diabetes … Read More

Grief, by Shannon Moule, Clinical Psychologist

Christina ReynoldsUncategorized

Grief will touch us all at some point in our life. For me, it was when I assisted the death of my 18 year old dog, Cassie. I have never experienced something so earth shattering. My life wasn’t the same for sometime.  We often hear of grief as an experience felt after the death of a loved one, but in … Read More

Maple roasted vegetables, by Tania Logan, Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

Christina ReynoldsUncategorized

4 beetroot, peeled and cut into wedges 3 carrots, peeled and quartered lengthways 3 parsnips, peeled and quartered lengthways 1 kg butternut pumpkin, peeled, deseeded, and chopped 400 g chickpeas, drained and rinsed 2 tbsp canola oil 2 tbsp maple syrup 200 g hummus  Preheat oven to 200C.  Place the beetroot wedges in a large baking tray. Drizzle with 1 … Read More

How our life stories impact our bodies By Dr Johanna Lynch (GP Psychotherapist)

Christina ReynoldsPsychology, Uncategorized

Our very own Dr Johanna Lynch has had a chapter included in a new mental health textbook launched this month, entitled Humanising Mental Health in Australia: a guide to trauma-informed approaches. Her chapter, co-authored with eminent Norwegian GP researcher Anna Luise Kirkengen, is entitled Biology and Experience Intertwined: trauma, neglect and the physical body. We asked her for a sneak preview of … Read More

How to Respond to FEAR By Shannon Moule, Clinical Psychologist

Christina ReynoldsPsychology, Uncategorized

Let’s start by leaning into this emotion, to help you understand it a bit better….. What is FEAR? FEAR is a normal and natural feeling we have to address threat in our environment. FEAR helps us automatically organise a response to that threat. FEAR motivates us to survive It helps us attend to the threat and it directs our thinking … Read More

From Adrenal Fatigue to HPA Axis Miscommunication – by Carine Pieterse (Naturopath)

Ilze GroblerNaturopathy

Most of us have heard of the term Adrenal Fatigue. New research indicates that, contrary to the name of the condition, it is not really a case of the adrenal system becoming fatigued, but rather a miscommunication between the brain’s HPA axis (hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis) and the adrenal system because of continuous stress. This leads to a Phase 1, and later … Read More

Another year, another diet!  This year why not consider a different approach? by Tania Logan, Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

Christina ReynoldsDietetics & Diabetes Education, Mindfulness Meditation

A new year has begun in a hurry, and for many of us it also brings the opportunity to reflect on our lives, re-prioritise what is important to us, and set new goals for the year ahead. It is not surprising that the most common New Year’s resolution is to lose weight.  Unfortunately, with that, comes the mass of misinformation about … Read More

Messy Mangers by Dr Johanna Lynch

Ilze Groblergeneral

Years ago, during advent, I went to a morning of preparation. A time of preparing my self for Christmas. As part of the reflection, I was asked: “Do you have any empty mangers in your heart that you want Jesus to come into? I found this a poignant reminder that during advent we are waiting…waiting by empty mangers for the … Read More