Nutrition

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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Are dairy foods and red meat really the enemy?

Recently, the media reported how doctors in Gisborne have been using a ‘real food’ diet to improve the health of patients with Type II diabetes and high cardiovascular risk. It was a high-carb, low-fat diet that eliminated red meat and dairy and focused on fresh vegetables and fruit, grains, cereals, legumes and nuts. The goal…

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Weight loss..the only way to keep it off for good

Have you seen the latest? The all new “Blast the Fat” and the real “Fat-loss Training System” diet trends for 2017. These ‘new and improved’ diets are all designed to make you feel inspired about achieving your weight loss goals. However, there’s something these diets will never be able to achieve…lasting weight loss. Sucks doesn’t…

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Lessons From My Dad

The beginning of a new year is an opportunity to reflect back on our lives, assess what is important and to think about how we want the future to look. Looking back on 2016 feels good. It was a year where I had satisfaction in achieving some of my goals and I’m feeling positive about…

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Is now the right time to lose weight?

Unless you are one of the genetically gifted few, you’ve probably looked in the mirror at some stage and thought – yuck – far too many wobbly, sticky out bits – I need to lose some weight.  With summer here, the first foray into shorts and skirts can be a heart thumping moment.  When pale…

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