Diet and Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals on the Thyroid

Update on the role of diet and endocrine disrupting chemicals on the thyroid. Thyroid dysfunction is on the increase and unfortunately is not always picked up with standard pathology testing that looks at TSH, T3 and T4. Often these primary parameters are within limits on serum testing but patients exhibit […]

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Could Mould Be Making You or Your Family Sick?

Moulds are microscopic fungi that grow anywhere there is moisture. They reproduce by making spores that can permeate our clothes and shoe cupboards, and they can also enter our bodies via the lungs and digestive tract. In doing so, they can make us sick. As a Naturopath, I have witnessed […]

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How Can a Naturopath Help with Bloating?

This is Part 2 of our blog series on bloating. You can view the first part on the causes of bloating here. First of all, it is important to identify the underlying cause. A Naturopath will take the time to a complete a full case history to understand the jigsaw […]

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What Causes Bloating?

Most people experience abdominal bloating at some time during their lives. This may be during a bout of food poisoning, following antibiotic treatment, or after a heavy meal. For some, however, bloating can be more than an isolated event and becomes an uncomfortable daily battle of a swollen, tight abdomen, […]

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Is Your Food Making You Ill?

Food sensitivities, food allergy and intolerances: what are they? And how can they help address poor digestion? A well functioning digestive tract (gut) is integral for our health as a whole. The gut works to extract vital nutrients from our diet and constantly assimilates these nutrients throughout the body to […]

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Not All Probiotics are the Same

What is a Probiotic? A probiotic can be either a fermented food such as yogurt, kefir or sauerkraut or a specific supplement that contains micro organisims ( bacteria ) that are beneficial to the human gastrointestinal tract. Not all probiotics are the same. The human gut contains at least 1,000 […]

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