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Diabetes explained…

Diabetes Part 1 - the basics According to the Diabetes Australia health report more than 100,000 Australians have developed diabetes in the past year and 280 Australians develop diabetes every day. If that isn’t enough to get your attention, every six seconds a person...

PCOS: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Polycystic ovaries (PCO) and Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) are reproductive issues. PCO is defined by multiple cystic growths on the ovaries, whereas PCOS is a syndrome that mimics the same symptoms as PCO but without the cysts! Whilst...

CONTRACEPTIVES PILLS: Some of the Real Impacts For Women?

CONTRACEPTIVES PILLS - Whats the Real Impact For Women? There is no doubt when oral contraceptive pills (OCP) came to life, the excitement was palatable. We couldn't believe our luck, we thought our dreams had been answered - an easy solution to our contraception...

LIFESTYLE MEDICINE

Lifestyle Medicine If we where to check the meaning of the word "lifestyle", its defined by the way a person chooses to live, and medicine is defined as anything that is used to treat or prevent disease. Lifestyle medicine has its roots well and truly in naturopathic...

MALE INFERTILITY – Withania Improves Sperm Count

MALE INFERTILITY - Withania Improves Sperm Count Withania somnifera, is a herbal medicine, also known as ashwagandha, it has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine to promote physical and mental wellbeing. It has a rejuvenating action which influences and...

What To Look For In Your FOOD

Fresh    Local   Whole   Organic    Seasonal Food Here are some valuable things to consider about your food. Quality - Wherever possible food needs to be fresh, local, organic or biodynamic, unprocessed and whole food, additive and chemical free (this is particular...

The Changing Face Of Medicare – How It Effects You!

The Changing Face Of Medicare - How It Effects You! A couple of weeks ago The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) released a new directive to GP's recommending that they say no to any requests from Naturopaths for further testing! This directive,...

MELATONIN – (Has The Wow Factor)

Melatonin   Has The Wow Factor Most people know melatonin as the hormone that helps us sleep, and very few of us need convincing that sleep is extremely important when it comes to our health and well-being. In fact along with regular formed bowel movements, sleep,...

What’s With Diet Fads? Paleo Anyone?

Are you getting caught up in too many trendy diets, and what's with the Paleo Diet? Just like, with many new food trends, the paleo diet should be considered carefully if you want to adopt it as a long term way of eating and particularly if you are responsible for...

Testosterone Replacement: Is There Another Way?

Testosterone Replacement: Is There Another Way? Has testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) become the latest big thing? How many men reaching out for testosterone replacement really understand what they are getting themselves into. Whilst there are some obvious...

Constipation : Gut Works

Constipation When you are constipated what happens to your body's waste products? Well delayed exit is the logical answer, considering this is our body's largest pathway for elimination, getting it happening should be top on your health check list! So its still quite...

Shopping List for HEALTHY EATING!

Healthy - eating If you are trying to move to healthy eating patterns, one of the most important places to start is in the kitchen. You must have all your ingredients to be able to throw things together, you also need to allocate a little time each week, to being on...

That Sugar Film

That-Sugar-Film If I was granted a few wishes, one would be for everyone to go see "That Sugar Film",  it is a fantastic educational on all the aspects of sugar, this movie leaves no rock unturned and it's fun to watch. It certainly provides a true and clear...

Health : The Balancing Act!

Health One of the most confusing questions may be -  what should I do, or what do I have to do for my health, or to become healthy? It seems we spend much time and plenty of money to find our health, but are our efforts all in vain? Where do we lose our way and when...

Anxiety, Depression and the MTHFR Connection!

Anxiety, Depression and the MTHFR Connection! Recently there has been a lot of press around mood issues such as anxiety and depression and the possibility, that the cause is connected to a genetic mutation, of the MTHFR gene (methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase). This...

Insomnia – Sleep Issues!

Insomnia When it comes to sleeping well, many of us are just not getting what we need, both quality and quantity! If you feel tired and wired or just like you could do with a bit more energy, taking a close look at your "sleep hygiene" is a must. Poor sleep, can...

A Natural Approach to Managing Depression

"It was like I was trapped in a hole with a broken leg - and I still thought I could get out on my own and be fine." This description came from one of our clients, Karen (name changed for privacy). It describes how she felt when trying to lose weight while also...

6 Ways Meditation Helps Create Positive Change

If you want to change something about your health or life (e.g. lose weight, relieve a chronic illness, reduce the stress in your life, etc.) then it means that what you are doing now isn’t working for you. It’s time to look at new ways of doing things. Making major...

Vitamin D – The Little Vitamin That Could

Vitamin D There was once a little vitamin called D, who got pushed around by the big A, B and C vitamins. Nobody thought little vitamin D was useful. Even little vitamin D. But thanks to a large number of independent studies, it was discovered that little vitamin D...