WHY HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE ISN’T A DISEASE

August 13, 2018 by  
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Most people would be aware that high blood pressure is harmful to the body and may put you at higher risk of heart attack, stroke and other serious cardiovascular events if left untreated.  Therefore, high blood pressure is not a condition that should be ignored but are anti-hypertensive drugs always the answer? (Note: Anti-hypertensive drugs are […]

A PARTICULAR FORM OF CURCUMIN HAS BEEN SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN TO BE EFFECTIVE IN THE TREATMENT OF MAJOR DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY

October 12, 2016 by  
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Australian researchers have found that a specific form of Curcumin – which is the active ingredient in turmeric – has been found to treat major depression and anxiety in a randomised double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. The researchers found that this particular extract was effective in treating both major depressive disorder and anxiety and the results were comparable to commonly […]

THE CAUSES OF CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME

July 5, 2016 by  
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FINALLY, the science is slowly catching up with naturopathic philosophies……. ‘Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Gut Dysbiosis’ Imbalance in gut microbiota could explain inflammatory symptoms present in chronic fatigue syndrome, say US researchers. Their analysis of stool samples taken from 48 patients and 39 controls shows CFS patients had decreased bacterial diversity and an increase […]

IT’S NETTLE TIME!

July 24, 2015 by  
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IT’S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR AGAIN! Winter in Australia is when stinging nettles (Urtica dioica) grow and flower so instead of thinking about them as a weed – consider them as a valuable medicinal herb instead. I made stinging nettle soup last night and I recommend you do too if you have some growing in your […]

Fluoride Linked to Thyroid Problems, Reduced IQ, Fatigue and Depression

March 5, 2015 by  
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‘Study links fluoride to health issues’ Australian health authorities are reviewing the case for fluoride in drinking water amid concerns scientific evidence supporting the benefits and risks to people’s health may have shifted. While most Australians have been regularly consuming low amounts of fluoride since it was added to drinking water in the 1960s and […]

THE NEW EPIDEMIC – AUTO-IMMUNITY

February 20, 2015 by  
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Auto-immune disease is something I’ve been treating for over a decade and always strive to keep up to date with the latest science in this area but the recent figures are a concern. I did a practitioner webinar last week on the latest evidence on the key drivers of auto-immune disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis, […]

Latest Health News – January 2015

January 19, 2015 by  
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Valium and other Benzodiazepine Medications (Used to Treat Anxiety and Insomnia) Have Been Linked to Alzheimer’s. New Research Indicates the Risk May Increase By As Much As 51% http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140909192042.htm   Note: There are a large range of safe naturopathic medicines that can treat anxiety and insomnia effectively. Please make an appointment to discuss possible treatments […]

OCTOBER 2014 – LATEST HEALTH NEWS

October 8, 2014 by  
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Earth Medicine TM Newsletter – October 2014    Increase in mental health disorders after giving birth for first time http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6874/14/119/abstract   Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatories (NSAID’s) New research shows NSAID’s are associated with increased risk of deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism. http://rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/09/22/rheumatology.keu408   CANNABIS CATASTROPHIC FOR TEENAGE BRAINS The adolescent brain is particularly vulnerable to the […]

STOPPING SMOKING IMPROVES YOUR MOOD

March 16, 2014 by  
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Smoking cessation is not only good for the body it’s good for the mind with longitudinal studies showing reduced depression, anxiety and stress among those who have broken the habit. While research consistently shows that smokers believe their addiction helps steady their mood, smoking is more likely to cause psychological disturbances in the first place, […]

25% OF WOMEN MISDIAGNOSE ONLINE

February 24, 2014 by  
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A study shows that one quarter of women misdiagnose themselves on the internet, with one in ten suffering unpleasant side effects after self-medicating. As a naturopathic healthcare practitioner I have seen the emergence of more serious health problems over the last few years and it is usually due to women self-diagnosing and self-medicating from information […]

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