Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 .

LATEST NEWS IN WEIGHT LOSS

Most Australian’s need to lose weight as it will dramatically improve their well being and longevity. Side benefits are that your exercise and sport performance will improve and you will look better!

Here are some information for your weight loss program and products which will help you for this.

Forget all the fad diets, the egg diet, the grape diet, first rule is never to be hungry. That means eating smaller meals more often – having the right snacks between the three main meals per day.

  1. Do not miss breakfast – you are not saving on calories, you are slowing down your metabolism which...

Posted by on Oct 01, 2016 .

NATUROAPTHIC CASE STUDY: ALLERGIC SINUSITIS/RHINITIS

A 51 y.old male client presented with nasal discharge, sneezing, itchy eyes and nose, headaches and facial pain. He had a few successful treatments with his G.P. but the problem keeps coming back.

Sinusitis can be caused by allergy and/or infection and it can bring on rhinitis. In this case both are co-existing.

Rhinitis is an inflammation of the nasal mucous membrane. Allergic rhinitis is caused by any allergen, usually an inhalant such as pollen. Hay fever is a seasonal form of allergic rhinitis.

Priority treatment: Herbs and Supplements

* To reduce the allergic and...

Posted by on May 04, 2016 .

TOP 5 FOODS FOR WINTER IMMUNITY:

The mercury is dropping rapidly and we are yet again bracing for the winter weather. Along with the chilly weather comes the increased risk of colds and flu, however we can do a lot to reduce our risk of infection with diet and lifestyle.  During winter there are some foods that can actually support healthy immune function.

 1. Garlic –This pungent herb has documented medicinal use dating back to Ancient Egypt. Hippocrates even recommended garlic for the treatment of infections, infestations and respiratory disorders as well as indigestion. Garlic contains organosulphur compounds and numerous...

Posted by on May 03, 2016 .

Natural remedies, bed rest, and plenty of fluids will ease the symptoms of and speed recovery from both conditions.

 

Nutrition and Supplements

Many people are not hungry when sick with a cold or the flu because the body is focusing its energies on healing and the elimination of toxins rather than on digestion.

 Avoid heavy, fatty foods that take a lot of energy to digest and that contribute to the formation of mucus (especially high-fat dairy foods) in favor of light, easily digested foods such as steamed vegetables and well-cooked grains.

Instead try some:

1) Hot, pungent foods such...

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 .
Melissa is head of student services in a secondary college and is getting lots of migraines.  The frequency is of 2 to 3 a week and mostly on weekends. She is 55 years old.

INTERPRETATION

            In her case, stress, extreme fatigue and liver dysfunction are the main causes responsible for the migraines.

 Subluxation suffered after a whiplash is the triggering factor. The stress is due a very demanding workload with datelines, the responsibility of being the main income in her family, the worry over her husband ‘s health.

The extreme tiredness is linked to hypoglycemia. Her diet is high is refined carbohydrates and low...

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 .

NATUROPATHIC CASE STUDY: STRESS

 

J., a general manager, presented with physical symptoms of stress including  sleep disturbances, fatigue, muscle tension, gastrointestinal disturbance, and headaches.

Stress is defined as a specific bodily response to a stimulus that disturbs normal function or equilibrium. Many of the long-term consequences have been attributed to increased stress hormones production and the cascade of health issues that arises as a consequence

 

Nutrition

 

Avoid refined foods such as sugar and baked goods, as well as pro-inflammatory foods...

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016 .

M., a 53 years old computer analyst presented with a recent diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome. She experienced intermittent pain, numbness, weakness and tingling sensation day and night. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the lubricating linings around the wrist tendons and ligaments swell and thicken because of repetitive or too forceful hand movements, the resulting pressure on the nerve causes pain.

Treatment:

-          A synergistic herbal combination of hops, olive and rosemary that decreases the inflammation. Particularly helpful to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain.

-          Vitamin B6 is recognised to quickly and...

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 .

 

The New Year resolution for many of my customers is to start exercising or to increase their exercise routine.

Physical activity and exercise is one of the main foundations of health and well-being. Exercise is an essential way which can stimulate our vitality, strength, and natural healing mechanisms of the body. Our culture seems to have a love-hate relationship with exercise and sports. On one hand, spending time on sporting events and  buying sporting products are at its highest level; on the other hand, rates of obesity and metabolic diseases has been steadily increasing for decades.

Exercising regularly is the most...

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 .

ADRENAL EXHAUSTION

Adrenal exhaustion is a term used in Naturopathy to describe the final stage of the General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS), a theory of stress response, developed by Han’s Selye in 1935. He observed that the body naturally attempts to adapt when exposed to an endogenous or exogenous stressor. The initial stage of GAS is referred to as the alarm stage or the flight-or-flight response. It is characterized by stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system and the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and subsequent release of cortisol.

 This is followed by a stage of increasing resistance to the stressor or, more...

Posted by on Nov 27, 2015 .

How does glyphosate effect our health?

 

Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum herbicide used to kill weeds which works by inhibiting an enzyme found in plants. There are around 200 products containing glyphosate registered for use in Australia. Glyphosate has been registered for use for over 40 years. 

It’s probably in our garage and on our lawn.

And it’s used on nearly every orchards, vineyards, and plantation crops.  But what risks does it pose?

An international agency declared glyphosate, the primary ingredient in the popular product Roundup,  a “probable human carcinogen.” The weed killer also has made recent...

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 .

 When we decide to lose weight, ideas of deprivation, boredom, sacrifice and even misery usually come to mind. But they don't have to, it CAN be fun and enjoyable—if you have the right attitude and set out on your journey with the right tools—and rules—for long-term success.

Treat yourself: When you decide that a particular food (or even an entire food group), is off limits for your diet, research shows that we focus on that one food even more. If you told me I could never eat chocolate  again, I would feel miserable. Since willpower is in such short supply in humans, there's a really good chance that anyone would cave in...

Posted by on Oct 13, 2015 .

IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME AND FODMAP

 

With 1 in 7 Australian adults now diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), recent gastroenterological research has given the dietary intervention, FODMAPs much attention in regards to the management of the IBS symptoms.

 Dietary interventions have long played a vital role in the management of an IBS patient by naturopaths.

Abdominal distension is the physiological basis of many functional gastrointestinal symptoms and not only presents itself as visible such as bloating,  but also induces symptoms of pain and can contribute to changes in motility.

The term ‘FODMAP’ is an...

Posted by on Oct 13, 2015 .

NATUROPATHIC CASE STUDY: A SICK CHILD

B. a 3 y.o. little boy with a history of frequent, severe chest infections, and associated diarrhoea and vomiting. He had to be admitted to hospital numerous times and had been taking antibiotics for a few months. B also has chronic allergies, suffering from constant sinus congestion, runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes and a red rash around his mouth and torso. His digestive function was very poor, with frequent diarrhoea. Development of his cognitive and motor skills was affected by his constant ill health, and his general state of poor health was adversely affecting his whole family – especially...

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 .

What your skin, hair and nails can tell you about your health

Our outside “shell” – including our skin, hair and nails, are all part of what we call the integumentary system.

This crucial barrier protects us from pathogens, pollution, other poisonous substances as well as some forms of radiation. As a result, it bares the marks of many of our lifestyle habits some of which may be symptomatic of dysfunction in other systems within the body.

This includes things like poor circulation, compromised liver function, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, problems along our gastro-intestinal tract and hormonal imbalances in the...

Posted by on Sep 09, 2015 .

MTHFR Gene Test

 MTHFR is short for the enzyme, methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase.

The MTHFR gene codes for this important enzyme that is involved in the conversion of folate (which is inactive) into its active form.

 The MTHFR enzyme affects this at the last step of conversion.

So if you have a mutation in the gene then it’s going to be affecting how much active folate you are able to make.

 Folate is required for the following:

· Synthesis of DNA, RNA and SAMe.

· Methylation: various critical reactions in the body require the donation of methyl groups to become active.

· Amino acid metabolism (for...

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 .

ALLERGIES

 

Many people suffer in silence from allergies but allergies are not something that you simply have to put up with! It is possible to manage your allergies naturally. Common allergy symptoms include sneezing, sinus congestion, itchy eyes, persistent cough, wheezing, asthma, headaches, and skin disorders such as eczema. If you have allergies, as well as looking at symptom relief, the underlying causes such as immune imbalances or nutritional deficiencies need to be addressed in order to give you long term relief. Common causes of allergies include reacting to certain foods, food additives and pesticides, grasses and...

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 .

NATUROPATHIC CASE STUDY: ECZEMA AND ASTHMA

 R. 35 y. old, a sales director presented with eczema, asthma and poor energy. Both his eczema and asthma had worsened significantly in recent months – the skin on his elbows and behind both knees was red, itchy and raised; he was coughing up mucus every morning and he was using his inhaler on a regular basis. Since taking on a new job a few months previously his diet had become very poor and he had stopped exercising. He commented that he had not been sleeping well and was generally more irritable since starting his new job.

TREATMENT PLAN:

-       Magnesium with B vitamins complex:...

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 .

R. 55 years old, a busy executive was worried by memory loss. His mum is suffering from early dementia.

 Fortunately, some of the key herbs and nutrients that support acute mental performance including learning, comprehension, attention, behaviour and memory also benefit and protect the brain over a lifetime.

In this case, three drivers are detected: stress, poor circulation and ageing.

Herbs and supplements:

-          Bacopa: improves memory acquisition, focus, alertness and comprehension

-          Ginkgo: maintains healthy blood circulation to the brain.

-          Rhodiola: improves adaptation to stress and relieves...

Posted by on Jul 07, 2015 .

Naturopathic Case Study: Dysmenorrhoea or painful menses

T., 21 years old, suffers with severe menstrual pain.  Her G.P. diagnosis was primary dysmenorrhoea.  She decided to try natural remedies first.

Dysmenorrhoea is painful menstruation and is the most common of all gynecologic complaints.  This usually begins with the first ovulatory cycles beginning in most cases before the age of 20. Primary dysmenorrhoea is associated with nausea in 50% of patients, vomiting in 25% of patients and stool frequency in 35% of patients. The pain is low and crampy, recurring in waves.  The pain usually occurs a few hours before bleeding, comes to...

Posted by on May 31, 2015 .

It is the immune system that fights off disease-causing microorganisms and it engineers the healing process. The immune system is the key to fighting every kind of insult to the body, from that little shaving scratch to the gigantic amount of viruses the constantly try to invade our bodies. Even the aging process may be related to a deteriorated immune system. 

During winter the immune system is put to the test. Is your immune system ready? 

Weakening of the immune system makes us vulnerable to every type of illness that affects humans. Some common signs of impaired immune functions include fatigue, lassitude, repeated infections,...

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