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The Secret to Fasting!

The Secrets To Fasting Fasting is as old as time with many religions practicing fasting; Christianity, Islam and Buddhism! Our ancestors would fast at times when food was scarse, so it just occurred naturally. Many of us have heard the term fasting and may cringe just...

5 Simple Health Tips Post Easter!

5 Simple Health Tips Post Easter Break! Feeling a bit sluggish after over-indulging this Easter? Don’t worry, we are too! Whether it be the late nights, busy days, alcohol consumption or copious amount of chocolate contributing to your post-holiday fatigue, here are 5...

Overmethylation: what is it and how does it work?

METHYLATION What Is It? Let's avoid getting too technical: simply put, methylation makes things happen in your body. Methylation adds a methyl group to our DNA, and in doing so is responsible for many biochemical activities in the body, which effect our energy levels,...

Improve Your Health Through Breath Work & Meditation

If you have had trouble meditating before – or are simply put off by the idea of trying to meditate – this practical opportunity will introduce a range of simple but powerful techniques. Then you can choose what works best for you. Our team at Natural Health Medicine...

Lose a Stress Size with Meditation Classes

Lose a Stress Size with Meditation Classes Besides your diet, exercise and sleep, managing stress is a must! If the food you eat is the fuel that keeps your body functioning, meditation is fuel that helps you manage your mind. And yes, meditation can help you losing 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...

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...

Fasting For Renewal Of Life

Fasting For Renewal Of Life This is the title of a book by Herbert Shelton written decades ago. When my initial interest started in health, fasting is one of the first things I had come across but at the time it sounded too severe and seemed to be an unacceptable...

Are Sleeping Pills Dangerous?

Are Sleeping Pills Dangerous? Can't sleep? Well you may want to reconsider prescription drug use to give you the helping hand you need to get to sleep, in fact after checking the literature it seems there is no disputing that sleeping pills, should fall into the...

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...

Rethinking Our Love Affair With COFFEE

Rethinking Our Love Affair With COFFEE When it comes to coffee, we really do love it, its got so much going for it - it socially connects us to others, its easily accessible, its got that "nurturing" quality about it, it can give us a hit of energy and these qualities...

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,...

Have You Heard Of Gilbert’s Syndrome?

Have You Heard Of Gilbert's Syndrome? Gilbert's syndrome (GS) is a genetic condition, involving,  high bilirubin levels (unconjugated hyperbilirubinaemia) which results from impaired liver bilirubin clearance! It is arguably the most common syndrome known to humans!!...

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...

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...

THYROID – Are You Undiagnosed?

Thyroid - Are you undiagnosed? Have you really had your thyroid checked? It's quite common to have your thyroid checked as part of the standard, routine tests, yet usually the only check made to assess thyroid status is the hormone known as Thyroid Stimulating Hormone...

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...

Elimination Diet – Why, When & How!

Elimination Diet - Why, When & How! There are one of two reactions that occur when we contemplate an elimination diet of sorts - either excitement and relief, at the thought of detoxing and cleansing the body, or dread and avoidance at having to give up the perception...

The Health Benefits of “MINIMALISM”

Minimalism Minimalism seems to be the new kid on the block when it comes to re thinking how we live, what our purpose is, what we are trying to acheive and why we do what we do, each and every day! Anything that has the power to do this, pulls a lot of weight when it...

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...

The Power of Retreats – Meditation

The Power of Retreats - Meditation When it comes to changing habits, particularly those related to our health, nothing is more motivating or inspiring than going on a retreat. Whether it be a weekend, or week long, retreats have all the components us humans need to...

Food Additives – How Do They Affect Health?

Food Additives - How Do They Affect Health? Ideally, if we all just stuck to eating whole foods, you know, those foods, like - fruit, veg, nuts, seeds, fish, eggs, poultry, meats, wholegrain, then we wouldn't need to know about food additives, because they are not...

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...

Depression

Depression If you have struggled most of your life with depression, been on an antidepressant for as long as you can remember, find it difficult to find joy in anything, feel tired more often than not, then maybe its time to take a closer look at your biochemistry!...

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...

Green Juicers

Want to start to introduce juicers into your diet but don't know where to start? Here is a quick look at the two type of ways to get greens into your diet. GREEN JUICERS                                                                         To make a green juice, you...

Mindfulness-Meditation-3

Mindfulness Meditation-3 If you don't know what mindfulness meditation is then come along and experience it. Research shows meditation aids in building muscle mass, so add these sessions as part of your exercise routine this year. The added bonus is mindfulness...

Liver Detox – Do You Have Signs of Toxicity?

Liver-Detox-Toxicity Our modern lifestyles now rely on an increasingly high amount of chemicals to meet our needs, these include food additives, pharmaceuticals, cleaning products, hygiene products, cosmetics, plastics, petrochemicals, industrial pollutants, heavy...

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?...