As a parent and carer for a teen with chronic fatigue syndrome / myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME), I was often puzzled by how wiped out he would become after we’d been to a medical appointment, tried to keep up with his studies or sat up for a few hours when weContinue Reading

Sufficient quality sleep has so many health benefits. I recently did a deep dive into an aspect of sleep which I found quite surprising; sleep impacts our ability to manage our weight. Yes, it’s true. Getting sufficient good quality sleep moderates our appetite. There are three players identified in this;Continue Reading

I’m always looking for ways to increase my vegetable intake. I had heard of kale chips long ago, and made the snap judgement that there was no way these could taste any good. Eventually my curiosity won out and I made some – boy was I wrong, they taste great!Continue Reading

Salads are an important element of any whole foods diet. I love experimenting with seasonal salad ingredients, and different combinations of ingredients for taste and texture. Most of us do not eat enough vegetables so I try to incorporate leafy greens at every meal, and a salad often finds aContinue Reading

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is a long term (chronic) neurological condition that effects the nervous and immune systems. According to Emerge Australia, it is estimated there are around 250,000 Australians living with ME/CFS. Those with ME/CFS experience pain and fatigue associated with post-exertional malaiseContinue Reading

Drinking sufficient good quality water is required to keep you hydrated, and keep your body’s processes running well.  Whilst there is some disagreement about how much we should drink, I suggest letting thirst be your guide.  This requires having good connection with your body, and understanding that sometimes when youContinue Reading

Often when focusing on health people think of areas such as exercise, nutrition, sleep and stress management, and for good reason. Research is highlighting another area to consider, when thinking about health. It’s community. Why? Loneliness is more likely to contribute to poor health than: Humans require connection and acceptance.Continue Reading