The search for a treatment for PCOS

The search for a treatment for PCOS

As some of you might know, as well as being a GP, I am a postdoctoral researcher trying desperately to balance work and life, and learn a little bit about this thing called “resilience”. For the past two years I have been researching Polycystic Ovary 

Love Yourself, Love Your Body

Love Yourself, Love Your Body

Happy New Year! I generally enjoy the opportunity to reflect as the years tick over. But one of my pet peeves are the messages that come screaming out in abundance on Jan 1. “New Year New You!” or even worse – “Get a new body for 

Your Doctor Doesn’t Care How Your Body Looks (And Neither Should You)

Your Doctor Doesn’t Care How Your Body Looks (And Neither Should You)

It’s that time of year when we start to see the magazines and random “fitness gurus” telling us it’s time for a “New Year, New Body”, or to get a “bikini body”, whatever that is. After the celebrations of Christmas feasting, women (and men) are 

How To Get Fit At Home (For Free) – A Guide for Parents and Other Busy People

How To Get Fit At Home (For Free) – A Guide for Parents and Other Busy People

This guest post is written by Tara Heath, lifestyle and health journalist. Thanks Tara for providing a wonderful post that I think many people will find helpful! There’s comes a time in every parent’s life when he or she realizes it’s time to start caring 

Finding a New Running Route and Spiritual Home

Finding a New Running Route and Spiritual Home

Leaving Melbourne for Sydney may seem like a small move, a mere 963km, but it was a enormous upheaval for me. I felt like a tree that had dug very deep and comfortable roots that were suddenly and painfully ripped out. We are now putting 

Date, Oat and Seed Bliss Balls recipe

Date, Oat and Seed Bliss Balls recipe

My daughter started school this year and so began the routine of scratching my head for a “morning tea” snack every day. If I ever had grandiose ideas about packing lovingly hand-baked goods accompanied with sweet hand-written notes every day in her school bag, they were 

How Being Overwhelmed Affects Your Health (And What To Do About It)

How Being Overwhelmed Affects Your Health (And What To Do About It)

Being a GP isn’t easy, but there are some aspects of my job that are quite simple. Like asking a few well-placed questions about lifestyle with every patient that walks in the door. I am constantly surprised at how commonly lifestyle factors contribute to illness 

To Change Your Health, Look To Lifestyle First

To Change Your Health, Look To Lifestyle First

I know I bang on about this an awful lot, and the truth is that we all kind of know this but it’s hard to put into practice. There’s so much delicious food to eat, so much wine to drink, and so much time to 

My Personal Philosophy On Eating

My Personal Philosophy On Eating

My approach to healthy eating is much like my approach to housework. I aspire to a clean and tidy house. I have systems in place to contain the chaos. My house is never perfect, and I don’t expect it to be, but neither do I 

Confessions of a Recovering Runaholic: Shooting for a 10K race

Confessions of a Recovering Runaholic: Shooting for a 10K race

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve been running again. My hip didn’t cope with a 5km run early in the piece so I’ve been keeping to a maximum of 4km every second day. My plan to run a half marathon by October 12th, for