Glucose Monitoring-Is It Really That Helpful? I am often asked as a Credentialled Diabetes Educator by individuals who are diagnosed with diabetes if they really need to monitor their glucose levels. It is, of course very important for those with type 1 diabetes (whether they choose blood glucose monitoring or continuous glucose monitoring) However, for…

Hypnosis for birth preparation has been a technique that has assisted many women experience a calmer mindset for her pregnancy and birth. While hypnosis is described as an altered state of consciousness, birthing women also naturally go into an altered state of consciousness during labour. The ability to achieve this state of mind can be…

While people with diabetes can face additional health challenges, it is important to remember the risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 is likely to be lower if your diabetes is well-managed. Australia’s peak diabetes organisations are encouraging all Australian adults with diabetes to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as the vaccine is available…

From the 23 November 2021, the SA Government will be opening up national and international borders to fully vaccinated travellers. In this phase of living with COVID-19, it is expected that COVID-19 cases in SA will increase. Integrative Health Solutions has developed a plan for “Living with COVID” in response to the guidance provided by…

Winter is one of the worst times of the year for people, and yes many love that time of the year. Yet, our body goes through a lot with our normal life we need to think of keeping warm, the cold, flu, hypothermia, and with many of us cold and sore muscles. The good news…

The humble bliss ball has become a household favourite for many of my patients who often look for that little pick me up around 3pm each day. Instead of reaching for something less nutritious like chocolate or a bag or chips why don’t you have a go at something a little tastier. As we know,…

Cherington Therapeutic Community Garden Update No. 5 for October Spring Hope everyone is enjoying Spring in your gardens, it is such a beautiful season with its abundance and high energy of growth – be it your favourite vegetables or the weeds around them! At Cherington, good harvests of nice quality veg have been happening &…

When you are first diagnosed with diabetes there is much to learn! There are also many people willing to give advice around how they, their family members, and friends they know manage their diabetes! Diabetes is a very personal journey that requires time, resect and expertise. There are many members in a health care team…

How to Make GAPS Yogurt Fermented dairy is a big part of The GAPS™ Diet and quite often even those who have had difficulty digesting dairy in the past will find they can tolerate the yogurt and whey made themselves following the The GAPS™ Diet Protocol. The main difference between GAPS yogurt and commercial yogurt…

“Diabetes is one of the biggest challenges for Australia’s Health Care System. Podiatrists have a huge role to play in the prevention and management of diabetes related foot complications. Click the link to find out what the role of a podiatrist is in Diabetes Management” Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood sugar…

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