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.
Hindu nationalist Modi, a vegetarian who practises yoga daily, asked the United Nations in September to consider an international yoga day.

“Congratulations to all colleagues who have taken oath today. Looking forward to working with them to accelerate India’s development journey,” Modi said in a tweet. Former tourism minister Shripad Yesso Naik, has taken on the traditional medicine portfolio, which was previously part of the health minister’s responsibility.

At a time when the Australian government are considering removing natural therapies from the private health insurance scheme, they should be ashamed compared to the progressive move from the Indian government with regards to preventative health care.

And perhaps our health system may be in a better state if Australia also had a ‘Minister of Traditional Medicine, like India does.


Experts say it’s safe. So why is this incontinence op leaving many women in such agony?



Building Strong healthy bones, preventing osteoporosis and arterial calcification

Menaquinone 7, MK-7 (from MenaQ7®) is recognised as the most bioavailable, longest lasting and bioactive form of Vitamin K. MK-7 is essential for the metabolism of dietary calcium in the human body to build healthy, strong bones and to inhibit calcium deposits in the arteries. MK-7 is produced through the fermentation of Bascillus subtilis.

Changes in dietary habits over time have led to Vitamin K deficiency states in a high percentage of the population.

Vitamin K2 is essential for the body to utilise calcium for bone formation and also to inhibit arterial calcification.

Vitamin K2 may specifically be indicated for the bone development in growing children, prevention of fractures in osteoporosis and for the prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Indications For vitamin K supplementation

* Aids/ Assists in normal blood coagulation in normal/healthy people

* Vitamin K supports/ helps maintain normal bone mineral density in healthy people.

* Supports normal bone mineral density in healthy people.

* Supports the development and maintenance of strong healthy bones.

* Vitamin K is important in bone health.

Each capsule contains: Vitamin K2 as menaquinone (MK-7) 90mcg

Ask me about prescribing this supplement at your next consultation.

* This product should not be taken when anti-coagulants need to be avoided.


Paracetamol Use Linked To Stroke, High Blood Pressure, Gastrointestinal Issues and Kidney Problems

Research has found a correlation between increased mortality and increasing doses of paracetamol. 

In response to the research results, the Australian Self Medication Industry (ASMI) confirmed that over-the-counter paracetamol should only be used short term.

Consult your Naturopathic Physician about safe, natural pain killers. Better still, consult them for advice regarding the ‘cause’ of your pain and to find out if it can be resolved.

You can read the research here:


Chemical Toxins – How You Can Avoid Them

I’ve been educating my clients for over twenty years about the health risks of harmful chemicals in personal care products, cookware, plastic products, food, water, and other products that most people use or consume on an every day basis, so many of you will be familiar with ways to avoid them.

For those that are not, Catalyst aired a great show recently and you can view it here:


Have a Great Month!

Sar Rooney BHSc., ND., DC., DASc., GDSc. (Hons), MATMS, MNHAA, MHATO

Naturopathic Medicine practitioner, Lecturer, Researcher

Sar has advanced qualifications in the health sciences and naturopathic medicine and is an accomplished lecturer, practitioner & counsellor with 21 years of clinical experience.

Specializing in Anxiety & Depression | Women’s Health | Chronic Fatigue | Natural Hormone Therapy | Thyroid Disorders | Digestive Health | Autoimmune Disease | Genetic Polymorphisms & Nutrigenomics | Nutritional Medicine | Counselling | Optimal Wellness & Disease Prevention with a Clinical Focus on Identifying & Resolving the Underlying Causes of Symptoms and Disease. 

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