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How Old Are Your Red Blood Cells?

Red Blood Cells Age: 4 Months Red blood cells are the body’s vital transport system, carrying oxygen to every tissue and carrying waste away, They wear out every four months, after which the liver removes any remaining in iron that is needed for healthy red blood cells, and then the remaining cell is destroyed in…

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5 Top Foods For Your Immune System

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…

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HEART PALPITATIONS

NATUROPATHIC CASE STUDY: HEART PALPITATIONS a 55-year-old personal assistant is presenting with heart palpitations. Her doctor is saying it is caused by stress. After a good consultation in my clinic, my conclusions were the following:  Excessive alcohol, caffeine and sugary treats intake •    Electrolyte imbalances (particularly deficiencies of potassium and magnesium) •    Relative deficiency of…

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THE LIVER AND ITS BEST HERBS

THE LIVER AND ITS 12 BEST HERBS   AN OVERVIEW The Liver is one of the most important organs in the human body critical to all facets of health and wellbeing. Remarkably, the tireless work and non-stop efforts of the liver works to filter 1.3-1.5 litres of blood every single minute. Just let that sink…

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How To Improve Your Brain Function

LION’S MANE MUSHROOM BENEFITS  Lion’s Mane mushroom (Hericium erinaceus) is a potent brain-boosting, mood health enhancing, immune supportive, nerve regenerating medicinal mushroom with potent nootropic health benefits. Nootropics are known as “smart drugs” (compounds derived from natural or synthetic sources) that work to enhance brain health function and improve mental capacities. Lion’s Mane is like rocket fuel for the…

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ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT URINARY TRACT INFECTION

NATUROPATHIC CASE STUDY: ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT UTI M., a 50 year old sales assistant presented with a history of urinary tract infections (UTIs), including a current UTI of five months duration. Her symptoms included low back pain, urinary urgency, digestive discomfort, exhaustion and emotional distress. In the preceding five months the patient had been prescribed three separate…

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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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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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