Dr Tracie O’Keefe DCH, BHSc, ND is a Registered Naturopath (ANPA), Medical Nutritionist, & Mental Health Professional (PACFA)
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin and an essential nutrient with several forms with the two major ones being D2 and D3. It is generally synthersised in the body when we are exposed to sunlight cholecalciferol (D3) or dietary cholestrol. Ergocalciferol (vitamin … Read More
Are you tired a lot of the time?
Do you not sleep well?
Do you eat what’s available rather than what you need?
The reality is that 99% of people nowadays will likely answer ‘yes’ to at least one of these questions.
We have been living in an industrialised society where chasing after money has become more important than looking … Read More
Most people talk about physical prowess as if it left their life at the beginning of their twenties and everything since then has been a downhill slide.
You may make hundreds of excuses about why you can’t make time to exercise: Life, work, family, lack of motivation or money, or you’re too busy.
Did you know dance is one … Read More
We continually hear in the media that older people become calcium deficient. This is true to a certain extent but often not as journalists or GPs understand. The real physiological and social understanding is much more complex.
Calcium serves many functions in your body. It helps your bones form, stay hard and renew themselves. Calcium is very important to the … Read More
How much do you value your health?
If you are lucky, life will be long. Most of us would say, however, that we would like a long life and we want to be healthy as long as possible. In fact, many of us would actually say that we would not want to live with deteriorating health. Some of us ask … Read More
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
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