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Meet Jill Raab, our health coach!

Hello! I’ve been invited by my colleague, Dr. Jo Braid, to be a guest blogger at Braid Health. So, I shall let you in on a bit of personal background, to put you in the picture. We all have a story (I just love to hear people’s stories as we dive deeply into what...

Sugar Cravings

Do you crave sugar and sweets? Well you are not alone. This is an oh so common challenge in our lives. In fact, it is thought to be the number one reason people “fall off the wagon” with the food they choose to eat. Let’s talk about what drives these cravings.  Here...

The Origin of Health

Have you heard of Salutogenesis? It means the Origin of Health and was newly added to the Merriam and Webster Dictionary in 2019. You may be more familiar with the term Pathogenesis which means the Origin of Disease. Isn’t it interesting to see terminology we are more...

Commonly misunderstood gut truths

Wellness begins in the gut (because we must nourish every cell). Chewing is key to start good digestion. Beyond the mouth there are no teeth!! Gut feelings and the gut-brain axis are real (enteric nervous system; vagus nerve connection; sleep & mood highly...

All about stress!

Last week I gave a brand new presentation on Stress at the Central West Women’s Health Centre. There were lots of questions at the end and surprise at the connections between stress and our bodies. ​​Did you know gut bugs, both friendly and unfriendly, respond to...

Get some Sleep!

100% of the top conditions seen by a General Practitioner can be related to poor sleep. Some of these include: Hypertension Alzheimer’s Disease Diabetes Obesity Pain Anxiety and Depression Cancer We have different phases of sleep including: REM sleep (Rapid Eye...