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Nutrient Imbalances

COQ10 Is A MUST With Cholesterol Lowering Drugs!

COQ10 Is A Must With Cholesterol Lowering Drugs! Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a natural antioxidant made in your body: it's found in almost every cell, and it concentrates in the heart, liver and kidneys. Many medical studies demonstrate CoQ10 benefits when taken as a...

Chronic Fatigue – TIRED, EXHAUSTED ANYONE?

Chronic Fatigue Chronic fatigue syndrome, adrenal fatigue, fatigue, exhaustion, poor energy: regardless of the label given, fatigue is growing at a fast rate and the reasons why are not easy to understand. If we had a late night, we've been over working (either...

Vitamins Harm: A Waste Of Money?

Are Vitamins Good For You? Vitamins & supplements yet again in the spotlight! And in some respects, rightly so, I thought it might be helpful to many of you to have a Naturopath's opinion, considering the level of training we have in this area. Are Vitamins A Waste Of...

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...

Quit Smoking Using NAC!

NAC is short for N- acetylcysteine, an antioxidant with many benefits and used in naturopathic treatments for a variety of reasons. I would like to thank bioconcepts for this great article, which demonstrates that there is an over...

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,...

ADDICTION RECOVERY – Practical Advise!

Addictions Addictions are becoming a major issue and whilst one of the key elements to recovery is, ones genuine want to stop and for their lives to change, there are some still some potholes that can interfere with ones recovery and rehab centres for many have not...

ENERGY DRINKS – The Dangers For Students!

ENERGY DRINKS - The Dangers For Students! "Increased alcohol consumption, non-medical prescription drug use, and illicit drug use are associated with energy drink consumption among college students" ! This is what has been revealed by the journal for addiction...

H Pylori, The Stomach Invasion – Ulcers

Ulcers Helicobacter Pylori (H Pylori) is a gram-negative bacteria which invades the human stomach, effecting 30{ad0958e2cc4f7ce1b8a4a11258b282f3c28808b1a53d76a4b670a19fad40adab} of children and 60{ad0958e2cc4f7ce1b8a4a11258b282f3c28808b1a53d76a4b670a19fad40adab} of...

10 Tips To Set Up Toddlers For Good Eating

10 Tips To Set Up Toddlers For Good Eating Setting up toddlers for good eating habits should come naturaly, but because of the rapid change in our lifestyles, convenience foods and processed foods we need to think about our strategy and approach if we want to make it...

“SAMe” A Better Choice In Treating Osteoarthritis!

"SAMe" A Better Choice In Treating Osteoarthritis! S-adenosyl-methionine, otherwise known as "SAMe" appears to be as effective as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in reducing pain and improving functional limitation in patients with osteoarthritis without...

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...

More On Bone Broths!

So if you loved the info from the blog on  bone broth, want the health benefits, but can't come to pigs trotters and chicken feet! Here are some recipes using more conventional parts of an animals anatomy:)   CHICKEN BROTH 1 Chicken frame (basically the carcas with a...

GLYCINE – The Anti Aging Amino Acid and more…..

Glycine Glycine is an amino acid produced in our very own body, meaning that we don't need to consume it in our diet. That being said, there are many reasons why we may want to increase the amount of glycine in our diet or with supplementation. Glycine is an...

Bone Broth – Benefits Beyond Belief!

Bone Broth Bone broth have so many wonderful health benefits, that certainly deserve our attention, especially if we want to use food as medicine! Bone broth has been used for centuries to support gut health, immune systmes and nourishing the body in tiimes of...

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...

Beyond-Autism-ADHD-Aspergers

Beyond-Autism-ADHD-Aspergers Autistc Spectrum Disorders (ASD), include autism, regressive autism, Aspergers and any pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), all of which are characterised as , neurodevelopmental disorders which include...

The Magic of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is an inexpensive go to for all manner of health benefits. What is all the fuss about and what is it anyway? Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is organic fermented apple juice, left raw, unfiltered and unpasteurised in order to keep the “mother” . This is...

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...

Health Food to Superfood

Health Food to Superfood Here is a little brief on why some foods are beyond a health food, making them superfoods! Acai Has a high ORAC score, hence has a high antioxidant capacity and therefore slows down the oxidative processes, commonly associated with age-related...

Naturopathic Medicine Integrating In General Practice?

Naturopathic Medicine Integrating In General Practice? Naturopathic and alternative therapies, have a huge roll to play in our health care! It looks like some general practitioners are now agreeing, with a view to educating other GP's, on the importance of an...

Competition

Natural Health Medicine would like to congratulate our two competition winners! Seasonal Garden Café, located at 79 Main Street, Hahndorf has won Natural Health Medicine favourite place to eat. Offering organic, vegetarian and gluten free options, as well as growing...

Australian Healthy Eating – Seasonal Produce

Australian Healthy Eating - Seasonal Produce Eating with the seasons, is an aspect of Australian Healthy Eating nearly forgotten!  We can access tomatoes and cucumbers all year rounds, even though these foods, only grow naturally, in summer. Taking the lead and...

Healthy Food: What Are “Whole Foods”?

Whole Foods We hear the word "whole foods" a lot, but do you actually know what this means? Whole foods, are foods which have not been altered from the state they have been found in nature. They haven't been refined or processed. They are a healthy food, because they...

Healthy Eating: In The Raw – Interview

THE NEOS KOSMOS NEWSPAPER interviews Maria Harpas, on the merits and pitfalls of a raw food diet, for healthy eating. In The Raw by PENNI PAPPAS Whether it's a need or desire to be healthier, or to lose weight, people generally find a diet that will suit their needs....

Are You Hosting Parasites?

Are parasites causing illness and pain in your body? It sounds extreme, but parasites in humans are more common than you might think. You don’t need to travel in the wilds of South America to pick one up. They can be contracted anywhere. Gone are the days where people...

The Gut & Food Intolerances

The Gut & Food Intolerances Having a food intolerance is no longer a rare occurrence these days. Nuts, dairy, soy, wheat, yeast, gluten appear to the most common troublemakers. But are these problematic for you? What is the likely root cause of food intolerances?...

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...

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...

Elevated Histamine Levels Cause Undermethylation

UNDERMETHYLATION Obsessive-compulsive disorder, seasonal depression (SAD) or allergies, defiance, perfectionism. These are just some of the traits that can be related to undermethylation – which may be a result of elevated histamine levels. While slightly elevated...

Pyroluria could be the cause of your emotional or behavioural issues

Do you have emotional or behavioural issues? It may be more biochemical than you realize. If you are dealing with depression and anxiety, along with issues such as, pessimism, emotional lability, impulsivity, poor stress tolerance, easily fatigued, then it may be more...