A Solid Start

A Solid Start Written by Clare Carrick ANutr BHSc (Nutrition and Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 23/07/2022 What, when, and how to introduce solids to your baby has to be one of the most confusing and divisive hurdles in that first year of your bub’s life…Your GP says one thing, […]

The Diversity Diet for Microbiome Health

MothersBabies Newsletter:The Diversity Diet for Microbiome Health 25/07/2022 To view the newsletter, click here   Q: What’s the one gut-related thing that most healthy people have in common?  A: A rich and diverse gut microbiome!   Whilst everybody has their very own, unique gut microbiome composition, a gut microbiome with large amounts of microbes, plus […]

The Importance of Preconception Prepping

MothersBabies Newsletter:The Importance of Preconception Prepping 19/07/2022 To view the newsletter, click here For many of us, it’s the appearance of those two lines on the pregnancy test that signifies the start of some changes you’ll need to make…cutting alcohol and soft cheeses, reducing caffeine, and giving up those deli meat sandwiches for a while… But […]

Hit 30 Plants a Week For the Win

Hit 30 Plants a Week For the Win Written by Clare Carrick ANutr BHSc (Nutrition and Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 17/07/2022 ‘Gut healing’… ‘Gut-friendly’…. ‘Gut Love’…   A quick scan of our supermarket shelves shows that even our Big Food companies have cottoned on to just how important our […]

The Importance of Preconception Prepping

The Importance of Preconception Prepping Written by Clare Carrick ANutr BHSc (Nutrition and Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 10/07/2022 It starts as the inkling of a feeling…a gooeyness when you see your new niece… a weird longing when you hold your best friend’s new bub… or a surprising ‘that’s what […]

Male Infertility: It Takes Two!

MothersBabies Newsletter:Male Infertility: It Takes Two! 12/07/2022 To view the newsletter, click here If you and your partner manage to get pregnant without intervention, your partner might get a pat on the shoulder and a ‘Good job, mate’. But, if you’ve been trying for while with no luck, all eyes often fall on you:“You need to […]

Male Infertility: It takes two!

Male Infertility: It takes two! Written by Clare Carrick ANutr BHSc (Nutrition and Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 03/07/2022 “Just relax and it’ll happen for you Sarah” says Auntie Joan…”You’re probably just working too hard to fall pregnant.” This exchange is all too common. No consideration for the man and […]

Engineering the Newborn Microbiome

MothersBabies Newsletter:Engineering the Microbiome 05/07/2022 To view the newsletter, click here Not everyone ends up having the type of birth that ticks all the boxes for optimising their baby’s gut microbiome development.  C-sections are essential for some, breastfeeding is not always an option, and antibiotics can help save the lives of both mum and baby. […]

Engineering the Newborn Microbiome

Engineering the Newborn Microbiome Written by Clare Carrick ANutr BHSc (Nutrition and Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 30/06/2022 Your newborn’s gut microbiome helps shape their immune system, determining their overall health through toddler-dom, the teen years, and into adulthood (1). C-section deliveries, antibiotics during pregnancy and birth, formula feeding, and […]

Improving your gut health can change your baby’s life​

MothersBabies Newsletter: Improving your gut health can change your baby’s life 30/06/2022 To view the newsletter, click here Why is hardly anybody talking about the importance of supporting a healthy microbiome when we’re planning to start a family? Science tells us that our gut health, and the balance of microbes in our microbiome, can dramatically […]