Why do some people get sick often, while others don’t?

Why do some people get sick often, while others don’t?

The simple answer is…your IMMUNITY!

Our immune system protects and defends us all from infectious diseases

Diseases can enter our bodies through our skin, via our gut, respiratory and reproductive systems…and even through our eyes!

In fact, our bodies come into contact with potential diseases daily, but thankfully, we don’t get infected every day

The goods new is, we can actually strengthen and boost our immunity through what we eat and supplementing when necessary


Here are my Top 7 ways for boosting your Immune System – naturally!



Enhances immunity, promotes healthy immune cell function

Food: Hemp, flax and pumpkin seeds, Pulses, Mushrooms, Spinach, Nuts, Dairy, Eggs, Quinoa, Rice, Oats, Dark Chocolate, Seafood and Meat (choose organic grass-fed)

Supplementation: Zinc*


Vitamin C

Regulates Immunity

Foods: Guava, Blackcurrant, Red and Green Peppers, Thyme, Parsley, Kale, Kiwi, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Lemons, Lychees, Papayas, Strawberries, Citrus Fruits

Supplementation: Vitamin C*



Supports friendly gut bacteria

Food: Yogurt, Kefir, Kombucha, Sauerkraut, Pickles, Miso, Sourdough Bread, Cheese (Cheddar, Mozzarella, Gouda)

Supplementation: A good quality Live Culture Probiotics*



The fibre from these foods is needed to help feed Probiotics

Food: Chicory Root, Dandelion Greens, Jerusalem Artichoke, Garlic, Onions, Leeks, Asparagus, Bananas, Barley, Oats, Apples, Flaxseeds, Seaweed



Helps fight depression, can lower blood pressure, help prevent migraines, has anti-inflammatory benefits, improves PMS symptoms, promotes natural bowel movements, calming, great for sleep

Foods: Pumpkin Seeds, Spinach, Dark Chocolate, Black Beans, Quinoa, Almonds, Avocado, Salmon, Mackerel

Supplementation: Magnesium (Gylcinate, Bisglycinate, or malate) – or citrate to bowel tolerance*


Herbal Remedies

Promotes immunity and helps fight against bacteria

Foods: Ginger and garlic

Supplementation: Echinacea, Elderberry and Ginseng*


Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Supports heart, eye and great for skin and brain health. Can aid weight loss, reduces inflammation, improves symptoms of depression and may improve Asthma

Foods: Mackerel, Salmon, Cod Liver Oil, Herring, Oysters, Sardines, Anchovies, Flaxseeds, Chia Seeds and Walnuts

Supplementation: A good quality Omega 3 Fish Oil*


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I advocate using ‘real foods’ to promote optimal wellness



*If you choose to supplement and you are taking prescribed medication, supplements can be contraindicated. It is your responsibility to check you are safe to take supplements with a qualified practitioner.If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please do not take any supplements without working with a professional practitioner.

The Stress Connection

The Stress Connection

Emotional Health and Illnesses

It is a known fact that stress increases gut motility and fluid secretion. Studies have shown that stress has a huge impact on your gut, even as much as food does.

The major factors that cause this are poor self practices and early life childhood trauma.

“Have you ever sometimes felt your stomach “tied up in knots” during a stressful event?”

This can also represent itself as diarrhoea, bloating or even worse digestive conditions like irritable bowel symptoms (IBS).

These are true signs that our emotions are intrinsically linked to our mind and body.

Did you know?

That 70% of our immunity lives in our gut?  This means that there is a direct correlation between the majoriity of our illnesses and the health of our gut.

For example, let’s take a look at Autoimmune Disesases.  It is a condition where our immune system, mistakenly attacks our own body,

Normally our immune system can deferenciate between bacteria and viruses that need to be attacked to maintain health and balance.

However, in case of an autoimmune disease, the opposite can occur.

There are many contributing studies alerting to the fact that our typical Western diet is suspected to be one of the major causes in developing an autoimmune disease.  When our diet is filed with high fat, high sugar and processed foods, the body creates inflammation to protect itself.

There are more than 100 different types of autoimmune diseases.

Here are 10 of the most common ones:

1. Type 1 diabetes
2. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
3. Psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis
4. Inflammatory bowel disease
5. Graves’ disease
6. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
7. Celiac disease
8. Vitiligo
9. Asthma
10. Alopecia

Sadly, when our gut is not functioning correctly, most of us want to reach for a pill, a quick fix that will immediately solve our problem.

However, a “pill for every ill“, is rarely an effective solution.

The Good News

In most cases, you can heal your gut and often times, even reverse it!

By using a personalised therapeutic dietary approach to help you discover the root cause, which can help minimise the symptoms or often times, eradicating it all together.

There is no doubt that practising self care and emotional detoxing, this can lead you on the pathway towards living a healthy life with abundant energy.

Click here to book a discovery call and let’s talk about how a personalised nutritional and lifestyle change can help you not only thrive but FLOURISH.