Diana’s Blog 

Peruse the wealth of information available that has been categorised into 5 main areas: external health, internal health, fertility and children, ageing health and nutritional health.

Should you come across a particular area of interest that is relevant to your person circumstances and you require further information, please reach out to Diana to organise a personalised consultation.

External Health

Health Conscious Exercisers

Food and eating habits provide a gateway to health, connecting the physical, emotional and mental. The nutrition your body has access to will provide the fuel needed to enhance peak performance physically, emotionally and mentally. Whether you’re a professional...

Stop, Open and Breathe…

I read this quote – “You need to meditate for 20 minutes every day.. unless you are too busy… then you need to meditate for an hour” This made me laugh because I acknowledged the truth of it and also how quickly all the excuses arose about the “impossibility” of...

Diet and Lifestyle For Healthy Breasts

Prevention of most disease in the body is multifactorial meaning that there is not one magic thing you can do/take to prevent disease and likewise, there is not one thing solely that you can do that will create disease. It is more likely a collision of many choices...

Internal Health

Immunity – Natural Defence For The Family

Our world is constantly changing and exposing us to new viruses and pathogens. Almost as quickly as we discover and identify a pathogen, it’s likely to have evolved and changed to avoid current medication to eradicate it and so as well as focusing on the specific...

Fibroids, What Are My Options?

Uterine fibroids, (also know as myoma or leiomyoma) are solid, benign tumours found in the smooth muscle layer of the uterus wall. Most women over the age of 40 years will have some evidence of fibroids. Fibroids can vary in size from a few millimetres to the size of...

Fertility And Children

Pre-Conceptual Care And Males

In Australia our children are getting sicker. There have been significant increases in asthma, overweight/obesity and autism spectrum disorders and more research is confirming that the health status of both parents at the time of conception may be contributing to...

Childhood Eczema

Eczema, also known as dermatitis, atopic dermatitis or contact dermatitis, is common in children and may even appear on the skin of newborns. Many children will outgrow eczema as their body and immune system matures, and is better able to cope with both external and...

Are Your A Burnt Out Parent?

Feeling ‘burnt out’ is commonly experienced by many parents. Whether you’re the ‘stay at home’ parent or heading out the door to work each day, or even a combination of the two… the juggling act of life as a parent can take its toll on our energy levels and health. As...

Ageing Health

Cholesterol – A Bigger Picture

With 30-50% of Australian adults having high cholesterol it’s important to understand more about this substance and it’s impact on the body. Firstly cholesterol is essential for life. The cells in our body require cholesterol to function and many of our hormones are...

Memory And Cognitive Decline

There are consequences to all of our choices and choosing how we treat our body over the years with nutrition and lifestyle choices without a doubt can impact our health including risk factors associated with disease progression the body. Diet and lifestyle choices...

The Monopausal Transition

All women over the age of 55years will have experienced their own expression of menopause. Some will have naturally moved through the transition and for others, menopause may have been initiated by illness, medication or the surgical removal of the ovaries. The...

Nutritional Health

Diabetes – Dietary And Lifestyle Advice

‘Diabetes’ usually refers to one of three main conditions in the body relating to the body’s inability to manage healthy blood sugar levels.  These three conditions are diabetes type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes. Diabetes is a disease in itself and if...

Soy – Is It A Healthy Option Or Not?

Opinions on whether soy is a healthy addition to the diet are very split. Even within the medical and naturopathic world, colleagues often disagree as to whether soy should be included in the diets of men or women with a history of estrogen positive breast cancer....

Spring Clean Your Diet

Diana Arundell is a university qualified naturopath and consults from her Avoca Naturopath clinic. She has a special interest in fertility and pregnancy health, digestive health, immune function and wellness programs. She is a lecturer of Nutrition at Macquarie...