Early life trauma (ELC) influences gene expression during critical stages in neurodevelopment increasing the risk of developing major depressive disorder (MDD), and other mental health conditions, later in life.
Understanding genetic testing: How it can optimise your health and when to use it.
Genetic testing can provide extremely useful information to help you create the healthiest version of your current and future self. It can be used to both optimise health and understand the risk of disease.
Shining your light: Breaking the pattern of learned helplessness.
The human mind is a powerful thing, but it's easily broken. Is the pandemic of depression and anxiety because we're not making enough serotonin, or that we're vitamin D deficient? Or is is that generations of us have become accustomed to learned helplessness?
Surviving the silly season: 5 essentials for the Highly Sensitive Person.
It's common to encounter a large number of individuals displaying symptoms of stress, anxiety, insomnia and depression at this time of year, particularly those who identify as highly sensitive people (or HSP's).
Natural solutions for mental health: Why they work and what’s best for you.
Herbal medicine and nutritional supplements have the benefit of working in harmony with the body's own natural biochemistry and have virtually no side effects. So which of these are best, and how do you know what's right for you?
Neuroenhancement, neurohacking, and nootropics: The hype, and why natural alternatives are one step ahead.
We are now on the verge of enhancing our cognitive abilities, ahead of natural evolution.
Do mood disorders start in the gut?
Gone are the days where depression and anxiety where thought to be purely the result of a biochemical imbalance. Over the last decade, it's become clear that there are multiple factors influencing the pathology behind mood disorders: Environment, diet, genetics, lifestyle and social factors are all at play, influencing not only mental wellbeing, but whole-body …
Nutrition & breastfeeding: Why what you eat matters.
If you’re feeling confused about what to eat while breastfeeding, you’re not alone. There is plenty of information regarding which nutrients are required during lactation, but not a lot on where and how to get them.
Why fixing your health without changing your mindset is an uphill battle.
Knowing what you want to achieve is all well and good, but taking action to achieve your health and wellness goals in a purposeful way requires a plan.
How negative relationships with food are damaging our health.
Negative relationships and associations about food are responsible for a substantial amount of disease burden in Australia (including obesity and eating disorders) and are fueled by confusing messaging and misinformation that comes from a variety of sources.