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, […]

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 […]

Endometrial Microbiome and Miscarriage

Endometrial Microbiome and Miscarriage Written by Clare Carrick ANutr (BHSc Nutrition and Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PhD (Paediatrics) 03/04/2022 Whilst there is plenty of buzz surrounding ‘gut health’ and the ‘gut microbiome’, a woman’s endometrial microbiome has not yet become mainstream dinner table conversation…However, with rapid advances in this area, and […]

Life Goal: A Balanced Gut

Life Goal: A Balanced Gut Written by Clare Carrick ANutr (BHSc Nutrition and Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PhD (Paediatrics) 21/03/2022 Looking down into our baby’s eyes in their first few weeks of life, we might dream of their life ahead… ‘Who will they become?’… ‘Will they be successful?’…’Will they want children?’…As […]

C-sections, Gut health, and Your Bub

C-sections, Gut health, and Your Bub Written by Clare Carrick ANutr (BHSc Nutrition and Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PhD (Paediatrics) 07/03/2022 From the minute you see those two lines appear on the pregnancy test, many hours are spent discussing and planning out exactly how the birth will go…. ‘Have you got […]

Is Your Gut Healthy?

Is Your Gut Healthy? Written by Clare Carrick ANutr (BHSc Nutrition and Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PhD (Paediatrics) 07/03/2022 With all the talk about ‘gut health’ everywhere you look, you might be wondering what a ‘healthy’ gut even is! How can a healthy gut be measured? Is it just the absence […]

Fertility and the Microbiome

Fertility and the Microbiome Written by Clare Carrick ANutr (BHSc Nutrition and Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PhD (Paediatrics) 23/12/2021 Most of the time, when you hear the word ‘microbiome’, it’s in relation to the gut microbiome, where so much of the research has been focused. But recently, discussion of numerous other […]

Excerpt from The First Thousand Days: An Evidence Paper

Excerpt from ‘The First Thousand Days: An Evidence Paper’ Section 3.2.1 The role of the microbiome Written by The Centre for Community Child Health The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne September 2017 Vast numbers of bacteria, viruses, and fungi (collectively known as the microbiome) live in and on the human body and play an important role […]

Pregnancy Diet Gut Health and Impact on Offspring Health

Pregnancy Diet, Gut Health and Impact on Offspring Health Written by Clare Carrick BHSc (Nutrition & Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PhD (Paediatrics) 11/12/2021 What women eat during pregnancy can have a significant impact on their baby’s gut microbiome and disease risk later in life. (1) Evidence suggests that this is most […]