Health and Wellness
Do you eat well and exercise regularly but still can’t lose weight?
For some people, no amount of dieting or regular exercise makes any difference when they jump on the scales. This can be very frustrating and upsetting. When this is the case, it is important to look beyond the standard “kilojoule in / kilojoule out” equation in order to uncover the […]Read More
The Impacts of Stress on Your Health and How to Mitigate It
How does poor sleep and elevated stress impact our health ? And what are some tools to help mitigate the effects of toxic stress ? So often I hear patients say “things get worse for me when I become run down”. We intuitively know this happens. It may be that […]Read More
Acne – A natural medicine perspective?
Pimples are not just the curse of the teenage years. Whilst it can be common during adolescence, adult acne can also occur for a variety of reasons and it’s not something you should put up with. There are various ways a naturopath can help. Firstly, how and why does acne […]Read More
The Oral Contraceptive Pill: Are you fully informed?
The Oral Contraceptive Pill (OCP) was first released in Australia in 1961 and is now the no. 1 form of contraception, used by millions of women globally. Since its release, there have been modifications made to improve its safety as it was previously associated with many nasty side effects, including […]Read More
Common Misconceptions about Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
As mentioned in my previous blog, PCOS is highly prevalent, with between 9-18 percent of the female population being diagnosed with it, depending on the criteria used. There is growing debate as to whether this statistic represents the real level and it is increasingly evident that more research is needed […]Read More
Miscarriage – what can Naturopathy offer?
Miscarriage is a devastating blow to any couple trying to have a baby. The emotional toll is high, as those involved struggle through the various stages of grief. Sadly, many couples suffer through multiple miscarriages, leaving them angry, anxious, and fearful with a sense of no control and no answers. […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Kathleen McFarlane Profiled in “Sydney Morning Herald”
Exciting news! Our own Kathleen McFarlane was recently interviewed for a profile in the Sydney Morning Herald. In the piece, titled “The journey from financing to naturopathy,” our Naturopath discusses how and why she made the change from investment banking to naturopathy. In addition to sharing an anecdote about a […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Are chemicals in our environment influencing our hormones?
Chemicals have always been part of our environment however, in recent times they have increased dramatically to the point where we are now seeing an impact on wild life populations as well as human health. One of the main group of chemicals that affect human heath are the Endocrine Disruptors. […]Read More