Natural options for period pain – Ask the Naturopath
Lots of women experience physical discomfort around the time of their period. It’s hard to put a percentage on it, but in my clinic I would say at least 60% of women experience some degree of discomfort with menstruation. Most women think it is normal to experience pain with their […]Read More
Are Natural Medicines Safe ?
Many people believe that because a medicine is natural, it is automatically safe. Whilst natural medicines are generally well tolerated and have fewer side effects than pharmaceutical drugs, not all natural supplements are safe for everyone. This article will help you understand why. With about 50 pct of the population […]Read More
What is PCOS and how can a Naturopath help ?
We should start by distinguishing the difference between the terms “polycystic ovary” and “polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).” A polycystic ovary contains a number of small cysts within the ovary. These cysts are actually follicles that have failed to develop and release an egg. They can be common in approximately 20 […]Read More
Soy – friend or foe? What do I need to know ?
There is a lot of conflicting information and passionate debate surrounding soy consumption. This article aims to demystify the debate and provide practical information to enable people to make healthy dietary choices that are right for them. What is soy ? ( Botanical name Glycine max) Soybean is a legume […]Read More
Insomnia a problem ? Ask the Naturopath.
Poor sleep affects much more than just energy levels and concentration. Numerous important biological pathways are influenced by the quality and duration of sleep such as hormone production, detoxification, learning and memory acquisition, immune function and neurotransmitter regulation. And when you consider 1/3 of our lives are spent asleep, it […]Read More
Natural Solutions to Chronic Pain
In today’s society, where stress and anxiety are on the increase and western diets are skewed towards inflammatory omega 6 fats, it is not surprising to see the incidence of chronic pain disorders on the rise. Chronic pain has many causes, from musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia, reproductive […]Read More
Male Fertility – Naturopath’s Perspective.
For many couples, the dream of falling pregnant and then 40 weeks later delivering a healthy bundle of joy, can be a heart breaking struggle with 1 in 6 couples in Australian experiencing sub fertility. Attention is often focussed on the health and fertility of the female partner, but it […]Read More
Naturopathy for Dental problems
There is an interdependent relationship between the health of the oral tissues and the rest of the body. For example compromised nutritional status (through low nutrient intake or gastrointestinal tract disease) can play a contributing factor in periodontitis, poor healing response to surgical procedures or recurrent oral disease. A Naturopath […]Read More
Have you had enough Antioxidants today ?
To understand why we need antioxidants, it is first important to explain what is a free radical. A free radical is a chemically active, unstable atom, that contains unpaired electrons, that can travel around the body looking for tissue to attach to. This process results in damaged, oxidised cells which […]Read More
Not all fish oils are the same.
With so many different brands on the market, how to chose the fish oil supplement that is right for you ? Consider the following – 1. The label should identify the type of fish used. Prefer small fish such as mackerel, sardines and anchovies that have been harvested from sustainable, […]Read More