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1006, 2024

Perimenopause can mess with your mental health

Perimenopause can mess with your mental health By naturopath Margaret Jasinska Did you know that the sharp hormonal swings in the lead up to menopause can impair your stress coping abilities? Mood difficulties, sleep problems and unpleasant physical symptoms are all typical during the perimenopause years. Perimenopause is the two to twelve years before menopause. It typically begins when a woman is in her mid 30s. It can cause heavy periods, irregular periods, mood swings, insomnia, and night sweats. The World Health Organization defines perimenopause as ‘the time immediately preceding the menopause, beginning with endocrine, biologic and clinical [...]

406, 2024

Tips for helping children with eczema

Tips for helping children with eczema By naturopath Margaret Jasinska Eczema is extremely common in children in Australia. It is thought to affect 25 percent of children at some stage. Eczema can cause a lot of distress for children; they can scratch to the point of bleeding, don’t sleep well and their mood suffers. Fortunately, there is a lot that can be done, which includes staying away from problem foods and skin products that irritate your child’s skin. It is also critical to support the immune system and gut flora. Some children seem to grow out of eczema, [...]

406, 2024

Coeliac disease may place your heart at risk

Coeliac disease may place your heart at risk By naturopath Margaret Jasinska Did you know that having coeliac disease may double your risk of developing coronary artery disease? This is because inflammation can harm your arteries, and people with an autoimmune disease suffer with excess inflammation. Reducing the inflammation can help to protect your heart. When wanting to reduce the risk of having a heart attack, most people think about their cholesterol level. You probably don’t associate coeliac disease with heart problems. New research was presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. Researchers analysed [...]

406, 2024

The 5 Benefits of Exercise in Seniors

The 5 Benefits of Exercise in Seniors By Jessah Shaw, Adv Dip (Nut Med) It’s never too late to add exercise into your routine and reap the benefits of regular physical activity. No matter your age or current health situation there is an exercise to suit your needs. Here are 5 key benefits of exercising for seniors: Increased energy If you’re tired exercise may be the last thing you feel like doing but being active actually gives you more energy. The “feel-good” endorphins that are released during exercise not only reduce stress and [...]

2305, 2024

Prevent genetic disorders in your child

Prevent genetic disorders in your child By Dr Sandra Cabot Screening for common genetic problems that could affect your child became available in November 2023 bulk billed on Medicare. Common and devastating genetic conditions that can be passed onto your child include - Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a severe lung and intestinal disease affecting approximately one in 2,500 people. Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a severe disease of the muscles and nerves affecting approximately 1 in 6,000 people. Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) is the most common form of intellectual disability affecting 1 in 3,600 men and 1 in [...]

2005, 2024

Understanding Iron Levels in Your Body

Understanding Iron Levels in Your Body By Dr Sandra Cabot The condition of having too much iron in your body is a common one and yet for many doctors and their patients it is a confusing and complex subject. Everyone knows about iron deficiency, which is common in women, but when it comes to iron excess most people have no idea what it means. The mineral iron would have to be the most essential mineral to animal life. We can do tests to measure all the forms of iron with one simple blood test and this enables us [...]

1605, 2024

What You Should Know about Lung-Safe Household Products and Cleaning Tips

Safe Household Products and Cleaning Tips for Lung Health and Mesothelioma Prevention Article provided by The Mesothelioma Center A vibrant and healthy existence depends on maintaining lung health. Nevertheless, we frequently use cleaning solutions that could be harmful to our lungs without even realizing it in our quest for a neat and orderly home. There's also a little-known link between some common household chemicals and the possibility of getting mesothelioma, a malignant tumor that mostly affects the lining of the lungs. This post will discuss cleaning techniques and lung-safe substitutes for everyday household items that will support respiratory [...]

1505, 2024

5 Tips To Avoid Overindulgence When Eating Out

5 Tips To Avoid Overindulgence When Eating Out By Jessah Shaw, Adv Dip (Nut Med) Are you familiar with the feeling of going out to a restaurant to eat and afterwards feeling so full to the point of bursting? This is a common occurrence for a lot of people and not only are you left feeling physically awful, but may also be left feeling ashamed or guilty. This may create a negative cycle that leads to more bad decisions and further weight gain. To avoid post-meal bloating and/or fullness, read the below tips: [...]

905, 2024

Fatty Liver Can Make Weight Loss Impossible

Fatty Liver Can Make Weight Loss Impossible By naturopath Margaret Jasinska Do you struggle with your weight? Have you been diagnosed with a fatty liver? Fatty liver has reached epidemic proportions in most parts of the world. If there is too much fat inside your liver, there is very little chance you’ll be able to burn off excess body fat. Your liver and thyroid are the main metabolic organs in your body. Having a fatty liver can grind your metabolic rate to a halt. Fixing the fatty liver must become your priority. Most of my overweight patients who [...]

705, 2024

Natural Breast Care

Natural Breast Care There are products and protocols for pretty much every part of a woman's body, inside and out.. except breasts! It's got to be the missing link in women's self care.. Even vaginas are getting attention these days with yoni steams, yoni mapping, jade eggs, lubricants. What is there for breasts!? This was the dilemma that Sanne Mckenna, founder of Natural Breast Care, faced when she was looking to heal her breast health issues over a decade ago. “After searching for natural ways to help heal my breasts, and finding nothing, I began researching, talking to [...]

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