The Critical Importance of Pre-pregnancy Care

The Critical Importance of Pre-pregnancy Care Written by Clare Carrick ANutr BHSc (Nutrition and Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 03/08/2022 What does pre-pregnancy care mean to you? Is ‘pre-pregnancy care’ cutting out those Friday night work drinks… which often carry into the wee hours of the morning? Maybe you’ve started […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Improving Your Gut Health Can Change Your Baby’s Life

Improving Your Gut Health Can Change Your Baby’s Life Written by Clare Carrick ANutr BHSc (Nutrition and Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 23/06/2022 What does ‘planning a pregnancy’ mean to you? Throwing the Pill in the bin? Downloading an ovulation app? Making sure your partner is not interstate mid-cycle? Checking […]

Is Your Poo Normal?

MothersBabies Newsletter: Is Your Poo Normal? 21/06/2022 To view the newsletter, click here What’s something we all do a lot, but almost never talk about? Poo has to be up pretty high on the ‘taboo topics for conversation’ list. It’s smelly, it can come at embarrassing times (first date, anyone?), and know one really wants […]

Is Your Poo Normal?

Is Your Poo Normal? Written by Clare Carrick ANutr BHSc (Nutrition and Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 13/06/2022 Poop, number two, turd, doodoo, crap, ca-ca, dookie, or ‘dropping the kids off at the pool’… whatever you like to call it, pooping is a fact of life. But, while your poo […]