• Long COVID and family health

    Of course, we are all solidly aware of SARS-CoV2 (the virus) and COVID-19 (the disease that it causes); a medical consideration that didn’t exist a couple of years ago. For most of us, COVID-19’s main symptoms are respiratory and, although the virus is sometimes challenging, we usually recover within a few weeks. However, for some, the effects of COVID-19 are ...
  • The MANual: Men’s Preconception Health

    We all know that there are many components to the timeline of a pregnancy, with medicinal and nutritional aspects in the pre-conception and gestational stages being very important to the health of a developing baby. But while a lot of the focus is upon the health of the female who is carrying the child, it is just as important that ...
  • Oral Thrush – Symptoms and Causes

    Thrush in babies Oral thrush in babies is a fungal infection that can occur in the throat, tongue or around the mouth. Despite being a concern for parents, thrush in babies mouth is very common during bubs first year of life, and isn’t anything to worry about. What causes thrush in a newborn baby’s mouth? Babies can pick up oral ...
  • Improving preconception health for couples

    Conception may seem as simple as adding two people together to make another, but the process can be filled with unseen obstacles that make life a lot more difficult for prospective parents. The good news, however, is that these obstacles can be taken care of, or even fully removed, by planning and getting the best medical advice before these issues ...
  • How does lutein protect eyes in infants and children?

    In recent times, an increase in conditions of poorer vision has been reported in children [1]. While the causes of this increase are still to be completely determined, actions can be taken to help decrease their toll. One such action is dietary in nature – specifically, ensuring that children consume appropriate amounts of lutein daily. Child eye development The eyes ...
  • Constipation in babies

    Constipation is a common problem and effects 5-30% of children [1]. While baby constipation can cause some discomfort, in most cases it will resolve naturally. How can I tell if my baby is constipated? Just like adults, baby’s bowel movements can differ from one baby to the next. Within the first three months of life, babies can pass anywhere from ...
  • Berries and the brain – food for thought!

    It seems like everyone these days is after a magic bullet in the form of a common yet delicious food that will cure us of all our health-related problems, prolong life, and make us smarter. Well, I can tell you before you read any further that there isn’t one. At least not one that is capable of reversing years of ...
  • Baby nappy rash – causes and treatment

    What causes nappy rash? Nappy rash is caused by wearing a wet or dirty nappy for a prolonged period of time, which causes friction and dampness leading to nappy rash. Ammonia which is a substance released from wee can also irritate the sensitive skin of your baby’s bottom. What does nappy rash look like? The skin on bub’s bottom will ...
  • Baby Weaning Course with Melanie McGrice

    Is your little one about to start solids? Just starting your solids journey? Are you pregnant? Then this course is for you! Led by leading Australian Prenatal and Infant Dietitian, Melanie McGrice, this is the ultimate guide to introducing solids, baby nutrition and progressing through weaning. Over 3 x bite size interactive 30-minute online sessions you will learn: Session 1:  ...
  • Causes of Female Hormonal Imbalances

    What are hormones? Hormones control all the body’s functions. They are like a remote control system, where levels go up or down in the blood, to control the activity of the body’s systems. Organs that produce hormones are called glands. They are all over the body, but the glands most relevant to women are: Thyroid (makes thyroid hormone, for energy ...

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