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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…

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MTHFR Gene Mutation

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…

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Skin Health

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…

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A Sick Child

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,…

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Fodmaps And Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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.…

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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…

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Exercise

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…

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Mary,  a 53 year 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…

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Stress

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…

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Migraines

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…

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Sinusitis/Rhinitis

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…

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