exercise movement
During this isolation period, we have all seen the dramatic increase and desire to get outdoors and exercise. It has been essential for all of us. One COVID adaptation I would like to see maintained as restrictions are lifted, is that of getting out and moving every day. Especially as it starts to get cold. To be healthy and remain truly healthy, we must continually move our bodies. If you have never been a fan of exercise, try to look at how you approach it and how you think about it. We have talked a lot about associating healthy foods...
covid lessons
As we start to dip our toes in the outside world again, it’s a good time to reflect on the silver linings that have emerged from this unprecedented time in lockdown. For me it has been spending extra time in the park with my primary-school aged children, like we did when they were toddlers. Seeing them have old-school fun — climbing trees, riding bikes, throwing a ball around — shows me that’s really all we need and the noise of our lives pre-COVID aren’t necessary. Hanging out under the extra bright blue skies. Free of air traffic, low volumes of...
unique opportunities
In this time of COVID-19, we have a unique opportunity to listen. The world that surrounds us and holds us, has asked us to slow down. When things slow down, more information bubbles to the surface to either be held, released or harnessed.  In its simplest form, what works for your body and what does not. During this time of slowing down, connecting to our whole body — yes our whole body — is a practice. A practice that can access our highest intent for wellness in all that we do. Not one person has lived your life or your experiences and...
pyrrole and kids behaviour
In clinic I see quite a number of children with mood and behavioural problems reported by their parents (and sometimes by their teachers/carers). There are multiple reasons and causes for mood and behavioural conditions in children. One that is not commonly heard of is a condition called pyrrole disorder. In fact, 10% of the population have it and it is not often flagged to parents when they seek support for their child’s mood and behaviour. Read on to find out more. What is pyrrole disorder? Pyrrole disorder is a genetic blood condition that affects the synthesis of haemoglobin. This is...
mens health darling health
I know that we talk a lot about periods and poo at Darling Health. But, I also want to reach out and remind the menfolk occasionally that we are here for you fellas as well. I realised this year when I have had a few of my wonderful male patients turn up for a new year tweak that we forget to remind you blokes that your hormones, habit, diet and gut function can all be shined up with some investigation and new year naturopathic care.  Functional naturopathic medicine can offer men a personalised and focussed approach to their health. We...