SOME NUTRIENT SUPPLEMENTS CAN BE HARMFUL FOR YOUR MENTAL & PHYSICAL HEALTH

April 29, 2016 by  
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The latest news on certain nutrient supplements helping to treat depression may be enlightening to some……but unfortunately the research results should be treated with caution. Rather than rushing out to buy these supplements I urge you to consult a Naturopathic Medicine practitioner or doctor, particularly one that specialises in genetic conditions, nutritional medicine and mental […]

REPLACING SATURATED FATS WITH VEGETABLE OILS DOES NOT PREVENT YOU DYING FROM HEART DISEASE

April 14, 2016 by  
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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a group of disorders involving the heart and blood vessels and is the leading cause of death globally1. CVD can result in heart attack, stroke and other serious conditions and more people die from CVDs than any other cause1. As a health practitioner for over 22 years, I’ve been educating my […]

POPULAR ‘RETAIL BRAND’ SUPPLEMENTS CAN BE HARMFUL TO YOUR HEALTH

February 26, 2016 by  
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As the popularity of Natural Medicine increases so too does the potential for inferior quality products to appear on the market. Many of the products available in shops, pharmacies and online have been developed to profit shareholders (which can result in adding cheap fillers such as talcum powder) and most have been contract manufactured in […]

NATURAL CANCER TREATMENTS: MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS

February 3, 2016 by  
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THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS AN OVERVIEW OF FOUR MUSHROOMS WITH LONG HISTORIES OF MEDICINAL USE: For concentrated, medical-grade, liquid medicinal mushroom extracts, please consult your Naturopathic Physician. Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis); Maitake (Grifola frondosa); Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum); and Turkey tails (Tramates versicolor). Besides being good dietary sources of protein, fiber, several minerals, B vitamins and ascorbic […]

TOXIC PLASTIC RICE FROM CHINA

December 16, 2015 by  
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Chinese Companies Are Mass Producing Plastic Rice (and It Could Cause Serious Health Problems) Please be careful about the foods you consume and what they really are because it seems that China has been producing fake rice for many years, and it’s still on the market today. Believe it or not, it is produced using poisonous […]

SLEEP PROBLEMS DUE TO HORMONE IMBALANCES AND MENOPAUSE

December 16, 2015 by  
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Chemical Messengers: How Hormones Help Us Sleep The following article provides a great, simple explanation about the way hormones can affect your sleep pattern and influence your moods, urinary function; hunger and a range of other bodily functions. Ask me about saliva hormone testing and safe and effective naturopathic medicines next time you consult me […]

Common Drugs Can Affect Mental Health

October 15, 2015 by  
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Common Drugs That Can Seriously Alter Your Mood And You May Not Realise They Are The Cause  A case report submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by doctors and patients found that with the statin Lipitor (cholesterol-lowering medication), there had been 310 reports of aggression and violence and 62 reports of homicidal […]

Chinese Herbal Medicine Effective for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

October 14, 2015 by  
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Chinese herbal medicine effective for irritable bowel syndrome An encapsulated formulation of seven Chinese herbs improves a range of symptoms in constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome, an Australian study shows. The NHMRC-funded prospective trial randomised 125 patients with IBS -C to placebo or a standardised extract of seven dried and powdered Chinese herbs traditionally used for […]

Researchers Make Surprise Discovery About Vegan Diets

September 13, 2015 by  
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Vegan and vegetarian diets are more effective at weight loss than Atkins or paleo-style diets, according to the results of a meta-analysis involving 1000 dieters in 12 randomly controlled trials. The greatest weight loss is in vegans.  The data support observational studies that suggest vegetarian diets are good for weight control. However, the latest evidence […]

Bacteria May Trigger Rheumatoid Arthritis But Australian Bush Medicine May Treat The Bacteria Better Than Antibiotics

August 23, 2015 by  
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‘Bush medicine shows healing potential’ Extracts of an Australian plant have a high antimicrobial activity against a bacterium that may be a trigger for rheumatoid arthritis, says a Queensland scientist. Leaves and peppercorns of Tasmania lanceolata, also known as mountain pepper, are more effective at killing the bacterium Proteus mirabilis than conventional antibiotics such as ampicillin or […]

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