Functional Diagnostic Nutrition

Q&A – Weight Loss

  I’m eating well and exercising so why am I not losing weight? Is it true that I need to burn more calories than I put in to lose weight? Why can some people eat a lot and be really skinny and others hardly eat anything and are overweight?   In today’s Q&A session we…

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Are you unwell or is it just your age?

Her GP said “there’s nothing wrong it’s just what happens at your age”   Rachel lives an incredibly healthy lifestyle. She eats organic foods, plenty of fruit and vegetables, does a good amount of exercise, loves her work, and has joy in her life. It wasn’t until a staph infection landed her at her GP’s…

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Are your symptoms getting all the attention?

The end of another year is almost upon us and it’s a great time to take stock and celebrate all that you have achieved. It’s also a time to notice those things that were left on the shelf for when you had more time. Those are the things that fall into one of two categories 1)…

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Cleaning out toxins from your body

FAD (Fast and Dirty) diets are everywhere. Just Google latest diet trends and the responses you get will blow your socks off.  These diets come with many claims to ‘fix’ your weight issues. They often go through various transformations and one that is regularly revived is the detox diet, sometimes called the “cleanse”. The goal is…

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Conventional Medicine versus Alternate Health

Recently I wrote about how to find the right health practitioner which came about after attending a lecture on “Adjunct treatments for chronic disease” by Professor Luis Vettita from Sydney University. In attendance were many GP’s who are now practicing alternative medicine. This was refreshing to see because there has been a lot of resistance from…

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How to choose the right Alternate Health Practitioner

After attending a lecture on “Adjunct treatments for chronic disease” by Professor Luis Vetitta from Sydney University it was pleasing to see so many GP’s who are practicing alternate medicine in attendance. They discussed the negativity they experience from their conventional medicine colleagues. Dr Vetitta summed it up saying “sometimes I am embarrassed by my…

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What’s the real cause of Type-2 Diabetes?

A woman contacted me after reading an earlier blog I wrote on diabetes. She is 53 years old and was diagnosed with type-2 diabetes about 18 months ago. She found the information I discussed was different from that of the diabetes clinic and her doctor. This woman’s story was typical of the people I work with.…

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Living well with fibromyalgia

https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/susanbirchdocuments/Client+Testimonial+-+Anne+July+2017.mp3 Anne knew something was not right. But it wasn’t an easy road to discovering that she had fibromyalgia and how to manage it without medication and its side effects. 3 years ago Anne was finding that her body was aching after gardening, computer work, driving and the odd water ski. She didn’t think too…

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Client Interview with Susan Birch

  Roy had been in pretty good health for most of his life but for as long as he could remember he’d had a ‘dodgy stomach’. Injuries had caused him to take a fair few anti-inflammatories and pain killers so he could keep active and working on his lifestyle block. But things were progressively getting worse and…

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The War On Fat

For almost 30-years I have been on an incredible journey of education and discovery about fat – all because a friend couldn’t lose weight and I wanted to know why. What I have learned has taught me enormous respect for the human body.  It is truly remarkable.   The more I understand, the more compassion I…

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