Digestion/Happiness Health

What is SIBO and…Do I Have it?!

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) occurs when there is an increase in the number of bacteria in the small intestine — especially when it includes species of bacteria not commonly found in that part of the digestive tract. Most of the bacteria in our guts is found in the large intestine, the colon. We don’t often have a lot in…

Veggie of the Week

Does a Vitamin D Deficiency Cause Anxiety?

Could you be feeling anxious because you have a vitamin D deficiency? We know that vitamin D is implicated in depression, but it also seems to play a strong role in anxiety and other affective disorders. When was the last time you had your vitamin D levels checked? Did you know that most doctors will do the test relatively willingly…

Happiness Health

Why I Can’t Live Without Connection to My People

After the last couple of years, living through a pandemic, you might agree that the isolation has not been good for most people. For someone living with anxiety, it can be tempting to avoid people and leaving the house (aka triggers). In reality, although you avoid certain triggers, you miss out on one very important thing for your mental health….

Happiness Health/Interviews

Interview: Surviving Postpartum Depression

Real Life Stories of Postpartum Depression Several weeks ago I was speaking to my very good friend Julia, who agreed to be interviewed about her postnatal experience. We’ve known each other a long time and her experience, along with that of my clients and other friends over the years, demonstrate that it is very common, but not commonly spoken about….

Happiness Health

Postpartum Depression: What happens after birth?

More than just the blues Why talk about Postpartum Depression? In the last few years, I’ve had friends and clients that have suffered from this illness and were completely shocked. They felt underprepared and as if the medical system they came into contact with just ‘glazed over’ the issue. The feeling is that many people in the industry just don’t…

Happiness Health

Exercise vs Chocolate: a stand-off in the fight for happiness

Have you ever wondered why exercise is so important for your health? A new cure for depression? Let’s consider our mental health. Have you ever experienced anxiety, schizophrenia, depression, trauma or ADHD? These are some of the most common mental illnesses which we come across today. Constant rushing around and dealing with the problems of everyday life may make you…