The Organic Acids Test (OAT) offers a comprehensive metabolic snapshot of a patient’s overall health with 76 markers.  It provides an accurate evaluation of intestinal yeast and bacteria. Abnormally high levels of these microorganisms can cause or worsen behavior disorders, hyperactivity, movement disorders, fatigue and immune function. Many people with chronic illnesses and neurological disorders often excrete several abnormal organic acids in their urine. The cause of these high levels could include oral antibiotic use, high sugar diets, immune deficiencies, acquired infections, as well as genetic factors. Our Organic Acids Test also includes markers for vitamin and mineral levels, oxidative stress,...

A new study has revealed that people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have 50% more microplastics in their faeces than healthy controls. The concentration of microplastics was also higher for those with more severe IBD, suggesting an association between the two (1). Inflammatory bowel diseases, including crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, are complicated, chronic, relapsing conditions characterised by inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. More than 6.8 million people are currently estimated to be living with IBD worldwide, and the prevalence is rapidly rising (2). Although the cause of IBD remains unknown, evidence suggests that genetic, immunological, and environmental factors initiate inflammatory...

The Healthy Child Healthy Gut book helps you to achieve the best foundation to nurture your child’s health and wellbeing from birth into school-age years and beyond. Fiona Stock combines a wealth of naturopathic wisdom alongside the latest scientific research. Upon completion of each chapter you will be able to set in motion our easy-to-follow recommendations to nurture and restore your child’s health. Upon completing the book, you give your child the greatest gift that lasts a lifetime: A robust immune system and healthy cognitive function for optimal wellbeing and happiness. What's In the Book...

PANTRY ESSENTIALS As a parent, you want to choose nutritious foods that are naturally full of goodness.  Having a well- stocked pantry is your first step on the journey to eliminating processed foods from your cupboard.  It may seem a little daunting at first but once you begin the process of swapping your staples for healthier alternatives, the rest will fall into place.  Of course you don’t have to stock all of these suggestions. Canned food Sirena Tuna Organic Tomatoes Organic Chickpeas - easily whipped into a tasty hummus or used in soups, casseroles or salads. Organic lentils – add to soup,...

INGREDIENTS 12 cups of water 500g of pasture fed gravy beef 1.3kg of pasture fed beef soup bones 2 large carrots 1 large leek 2 large onions 3 cloves of garlic 2 stalks of celery 3 bay leaves 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar 3 teaspoons of black pepper (coarsely ground) 2-3 pinches of sea salt Method Best done in a slow cooker on low for 8-24 hours but a large stock pot will work fine. Roast soup bones on a baking sheet in a 200c oven for 30-40 minutes. Add bones, marrow, and all fat drippings directly to the slow cooker or stock pot. Be sure to collect the fat stuck to the baking...

Temperature Your core body temperature can detect the presence of progesterone, which is the hormone you make following ovulation. Progesterone raises your core body temperature by approximately 0.3 degrees Celsius, which is enough to indicate that you’ve ovulated. It is important to start measuring your body temperature within a few days after your period has ended as this will capture any obvious rise in body temperature on your chart. Equipment: You will need a digital basal body temperature thermometer that measures to one decimal place (0.1) in Celcius. Method: Take your temperature under your tongue first thing in the morning before...

Has your struggle with allergies hit an all-time high? If stepping outside on a sunny, spring day makes your eyeballs feel like they are on fire, it’s time to heal your gut… hang on, what? Let me explain… Allergies occur when your immune system overreacts to something normally harmless, such as pollen or dust mites, triggering inflammation and producing allergic symptoms. These range from hay fever (also known as allergic rhinitis), digestive discomfort, eczema and asthma, to life-threatening anaphylaxis. While quick-fix medications, such as antihistamines, provide symptomatic relief, targeting the underlying drivers of allergy, particularly your gut health and function, can provide long-term...

Do you yearn for a good night’s sleep, only to find that sleep does not yearn for you? Quality rest is an important part of getting through the daily grind, yet nearly 50% of Australian adults experience two or more sleep-related problems, including difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep and daytime sleepiness.1 While the occasional night of poor sleep is annoying, ongoing sleep disturbances can lead to bigger issues including emotional difficulties, brain fog, poor job performance, and even accidents or injury. Even more alarming, long-standing insomnia is associated with many chronic diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and mood disorders.2 The good...

Taking collagen for its health and healing properties has become a popular trend in recent years. Naturally found in the connective tissue of animals,1 it is the main protein responsible for keeping the tissue that connects, supports, binds, or separates other tissues or organs firm and flexible.2 Making up 30% of our physical architecture,3 your body needs plenty of collagen to help it heal and regenerate. As such, supplementing collagen can help to support and enhance the repair of your body. Read on to learn how collagen can help you from the inside out! Culinary Collagen Because collagen is found within connective tissue rather than...

During this consultation, Fiona will seek information about your pregnancy, birth and post birth experiences. This will provide an integrated view to give a full picture of the foundations of your child’s health status. You can expect to leave this consultation with a thorough understanding of the potential contributing factors of the presenting symptoms. Fiona will provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan that incorporates possible herbal/nutritional medicine, dietary/lifestyle recommendations, recipes and handouts. Plus an overview of the consultation so you feel empowered to care for your child’s wellbeing with Fiona’s guidance.   Fiona successfully treats the following children’s conditions:...