Latest Health News – May 2015

May 4, 2015 by  
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India appoints Minister for Naturopathy & Homeopathy Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appointed a traditional medicines and practices minister who will be charged with promoting Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy. The minister is one of 21 appointed to the right-wing government in a major revamp primarily aimed at speeding up economic reforms. […]

MTHFR – GENETIC CAUSE OF ANXIETY, DEPRESSION AND CARDIOVASCULAR PROBLEMS

March 7, 2015 by  
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As a practitioner for over 21 years, I’m always bemused when I read an article in a newspaper or see a story on a current affairs program that claims to provide ‘breaking news’ about a health condition that I’ve usually been treating for many years. I’m equally bewildered when they allege that there is a […]

HIGH-QUALITY NUTRIENT SUPPLEMENTS CAN TREAT AND PREVENT DISEASE

January 4, 2013 by  
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Thousands of clinical trials have proven the benefits of nutrient supplementation in relation to the treatment of disease and disease preventation and with the growing science of ‘Epigenetics’, scientists have found that taking certain nutrients can even prevent the expression of particular diseases in those that are genetically susceptible. The well-researched benefits of nutrient supplementation […]

CHILDREN’S HEALTH

August 18, 2012 by  
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Setting up your children’s health for life: Eat Greens While Young Getting children to eat their vegies is always a challenge, but new research points to evidence about the benefits of vegetables. A study by Murdoch Children’s Research Institute found children who ate vegetables just once a week or less had a higher risk of […]

EATING BERRIES LINKED TO LOWER PARKINSON’S RISK IN MEN

July 4, 2012 by  
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Eating a bowel of berries every week can reduce the chances of developing Parkinson’s by a quarter, researchers have claimed. Men who regularly consume foods rich in naturally occurring flavonoids, such as berries, apples, certain vegetables, tea and red wine, may significantly reduce their risk for developing Parkinson’s disease (PD), according to a large-scale study […]

KIDNEY DISEASE – THE SILENT KILLER

May 28, 2012 by  
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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasing and is responsible for around 11.3% of all deaths in Australia as a result of kidney failure and end-stage renal disease. This serious and potentially fatal disease is affecting millions of Australians – most without them even realising it. There has been a 23% increase in deaths from kidney disease […]

Sugar-Sweetened Drinks May Pose Heart Risks to Women, Study Suggests

November 14, 2011 by  
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  According to Denise Mann – Health Day reporter from the Health Day News (13.11.11):   “Drinking two or more sugar-sweetened beverages a day may boost a woman’s risk for developing heart disease and diabetes — even if this habit isn’t causing her to pack on extra pounds, a new study says. Sugary sodas and other […]

High Oestrogen Levels Can Seriously Affect Our Health

October 4, 2010 by  
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Oestrogen dominance occurs when oestrogen and progesterone are out of balance caused by too much oestrogen and not enough progesterone. This imbalance can be exacerbated by the massive amounts of xenobiotics in the environment as well as other factors. Xenobiotics are created primarily from industrial chemicals, animal growth hormones, plastic products that have entered our […]

Are You Suffering From ‘Metabolic Syndrome’?

September 23, 2010 by  
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Metabolic Syndrome is an increasingly common health disorder which affects many people’s lives by reducing their quality of life as well as their potential life span. Metabolic syndrome can cause a number of serious health conditions such as diabetes, fatty liver and chronic cardiovascular diseases. As a naturopathic practitioner, I find that early intervention is […]