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What is Autoimmunity

Have you wondered what exactly autoimmunity means? This is the first video in a series where I explain just that, how the immune system works, what factors predispose us to AID, and what diet and lifestyle changes we might consider making in order to feel better…(Read More)

Non Toxic Mattress. Robyn Puglia

Well it’s Friday yet again, I hope everyone has had a wonderful week. It’s Mother’s day in Australia and the USA this coming Sunday, so a big shout out to all the mothers in my life! Non-Toxic Bedding. Continuing on from last week’s post, where I shared a great duvet…(Read More)

Robyn Puglia

Fun Find Friday!

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It’s Friday! Another busy week draws to a close, and while it’s been hectic somehow there’s been time for shopping. So strange, that. It occurred to me that I am often in the lucky position of being sent samples or notifications for new products, and I’m also always on the lookout…(Read More)

I started studying with the Institute for Functional Medicine in 2011. The first module I did was Hormones and I was totally blown away by the calibre of the information and the way all the dots were being connected to find and address the underlying cause of the presenting problems. I was also absolutely thrilled…(Read More)

6 Essential Items Every Healthy Kitchen Needs

Kitchen Equipment What equipment would you expect to find in a Healthy Kitchen? I had to teach myself how to cook several times. First was when I moved out of home at 17. I ate a surprising amount of veggies for someone young in hindsight, but I also thought cooking from a packet was normal…(Read More)

Still feeling sick on the Gluten Free Diet. Robyn Puglia

This is the second article in a series. Click here to read part One. A common issue that I have come across in people with coeliac disease, after diagnosis, is that they can have symptoms that persist even after the gluten free diet is in place. Some people actually go on to develop new symptoms…(Read More)

Hashimoto's Disease - A Functional Approach

Perhaps no disease is more overlooked in the healthcare system, than Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system attacks and damages the thyroid gland. Like other autoimmune diseases, Hashimoto’s occurs when the body is attempting to defend itself against something possibly dangerous, such as an infectious agent like bacteria or…(Read More)

The Importance of the Clinician-Patient Relationship.

One of the central values of Functional Medicine, and of particular importance to me, is the importance of what we call the ‘therapeutic partnership’. This refers to the bond formed between the patient and the clinician, that allows the patient to feel empowered in both the decision making process and of taking charge of their…(Read More)

Fantastic Egg Replacement Recipe for Autoimmune Diet.

One of the most difficult food eliminations in my opinion is egg. Firstly, we have all sorts of substitute products for things like cheese or bread, even on AIP. But there isn’t really anything that tastes like egg, and not much that binds like egg does when cooking. Well I don’t have much…(Read More)