Not Pregnant – Bloated

Bloating Bloating, it’s uncomfortable, isn’t it? That tight belly, hollow drum feeling you get when you’re bloated. Your belly sticks out like you’re 6 months pregnant. There are many reasons why this may be happening. Maybe you have poor quality stomach acid, SIBO...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is characterised by cramping pain, constipation and/or diarrhoea, bloating, gas, fatigue and anxiety or depression. It can seriously affect your ability to function at work, attend social activities and even do...

National Survey of Mental Health

National survey of Mental Health The 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing of adults provides information on the 12-month and lifetime prevalence of mental disorders, such as anxiety and depression, in the Australian population aged 16–85 years. The...

Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety

Signs and symptoms of Anxiety Common Anxiety signs and symptoms include: Feeling nervous, restless or tense Having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom Having an increased heart rate Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation) Sweating Trembling Feeling weak or tired...

Food and Anxiety

Many years ago I suffered from undiagnosed anxiety and depression. I survived this period on cigarettes and coffee and lots of junk food and takeaways. I couldn’t be bothered to cook or eat well and saw junk food as some kind of reward for getting through my day....

Diet and Mental Health

Did you know that your mental health is directly associated with your gut health? Around 80-90% of your neurotransmitters are produced by your gut microbiome and poor gut health can affect their production. Neurotransmitter depletion can affect your mood and even lead...