Living with MTHFR gene mutations

In my Sydney clinic I see a lot people with MTHFR gene mutations who come for professional clinical help to feel better and be well.

MTHFR (methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase) is an enzyme that is part of the methyl cycle that is encoded by the MTHFR gene.

The enzyme is responsible for the catalysing conversion of 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate (from the folate you eat) … Read More “Living with MTHFR gene mutations”

What do I do if I have allergies?


Allergies are a major problem in the modern world. Interestingly they are less recorded in history and primitive cultures so either they were not considered serious medical problems or the modern environment has spawned more allergies in more people. Statistically in medicine we think it is the latter because younger people are now experiencing more allergies than their parents or … Read More “What do I do if I have allergies?”

The importance of rest, sleep and relaxation time

woman sleeping

In today’s world there are often many pressures, particularly for younger people who are just starting out in the world trying to establish a career, business, home and family.

Or, maybe you’re older and trying to work as hard as you can to put money away for your retirement plans.

In industrial societies much of our time can be stolen … Read More “The importance of rest, sleep and relaxation time”

Can dehydration cause depression?

dehydration and depression



Have you ever forgotten to drink during the day and found yourself quite exhausted?

When you have complained of depression to your healthcare professional, have they ever asked you how much water you drink?

Dehydration and lack of consuming sufficient quantities of water during the day is a major cause of physical and psychologist illness but it is … Read More “Can dehydration cause depression?”

How to Make Sauerkraut Easily


Sauerkraut is a traditionally fermented, salted, cabbage dish of the German, Baltic and Russian regions. The literal translation from the German language means sour fermented cabbage.

Historically the sauerkraut dish even goes back even further to ancient Roman times and before. It is a side dish that has a sour flavour, quite a tang and is wet and crispy to … Read More “How to Make Sauerkraut Easily”

How to Ferment Vegetables


Vegetable fermenting should be part the mainstay of any good diet. People have been fermenting vegetables for thousands of years in virtually every civilisation. Fermented vegetables produce good bacteria called probiotics for your digestive system to help your digestion and immune system work well.

Fermenting vegetables is something so simple and easy that anyone can do it at home without … Read More “How to Ferment Vegetables”