Did you know that 90% of our cells are microbes, tiny creatures living in us and on us? We are their environment – and in return they keep us healthy. We live in symbiosis with them. Sometimes our life styles stress that environment – anxiety, antibiotics and over-processed food change the environment those microbes live […]Read more
‘Disconcerting’ can definitely be an understatement when it comes to Menopause. Navigating this new territory can provide numerous challenges, more easeful for some than others. Sometimes just identifying an odd array of symptoms as being attributed to menopause can bring understanding and calm. Other times, addressing disturbances with a number of approaches can help. One […]Read more
‘Feel good’ hormones enhance our well-being on a daily basis. These neurotransmitters are found in our brain as well as through our body. Food does it; exercise does it; sex does it: substance abuse does it; singing does it; and giving and receiving massage does it too. Oxytocin and dopamine are chemicals our bodies produce […]Read more
Naturopaths have been using nutritional supplements and herbs to support patients with depression for centuries, so it was really interesting to hear that medical research is starting to catch up with us. Last week Melbourne and Queensland Universities announced that they have teamed up to study a super pill – with five natural supplements known […]Read more
GPs have huge time and stress problems. I have the time to listen. I’ll take the time to listen. Difficult accents, subtle symptoms, something ‘not quite right’ – I want to help you find answers that your GP may not have time to explore. I can help you put your finger on the “it” that […]Read more
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It can be hard to have a real conversation with some medical professionals. If you’re dealing with a complex health issue, both you and your doctor can be under pressure in different ways.Read more
Previous research on hypertension (high blood pressure) has suggested that people over 60 who have a reading of 140 over 90 should be on medications. The latest reviews of this research has overturned this and it is now only recommented for those with readings of over 150 over 90. References Hypertension Guidelines Can Be Eased, […]Read more