With the return of the sun, life continues to gain momentum.
In early October I had a quick trip to Melbourne to see new clients and attended the book launch of Create a Fertile Life. This book is a must-read for anyone thinking about having a baby or struggling with fertility. It’s put together by my colleagues at Fertile Ground Health Group, who really know their stuff.
Behind the scenes, my cancer advocacy and consumer volunteering has also picked up speed. So far in October I’ve done my first two presentations for Survivors Teaching Students, an amazing initiative for women to share their ovarian cancer experience with medical students. It’s a privilege to remain cancer-free and find the time and energy to work with researchers and students to help improve outcomes for all women with the condition. If you’re interested in reading more about this work, I’ve recently updated my consumer and advocacy post.
When life gets busy, I focus on one thing I can simplify. This month’s article is the first of a new series on simple pleasures. The first part looks at taking an easier approach to eating and includes some hassle-free, seasonal meal ideas.
In the clinic, I’ve seen many people trying to shake persistent chest infections, hay fever and other respiratory bugs, which is typical for spring. Did you know you can develop hay fever in adulthood? Sometimes we grow intolerant to the pollens and grasses where we live. But so many people confuse hay fever with a cold. Do you know the difference?
As always, if you need some expertise to help you feel better, it’s easy to book a consultation online. Beyond in person consultations in Sydney’s inner west, I consult with clients around the country (and the world) via Skype/Facetime/Zoom and prescribe both liquid herbs and supplements via online prescribing.