Calcium supplements: Are they worth it?

We continually hear in the media that older people become calcium deficient. This is true to a certain extent but often not as journalists or GPs understand. The real physiological and social understanding is much more complex.

Calcium serves many functions in your body. It helps your bones form, stay hard and renew themselves. Calcium is very important to the … Read More

These foods may exacerbate your arthritis symptoms

Arthritis is a large label for many different conditions. It is a group among five of the major diseases of old age.

There are two main types of arthritis.

Osteoarthritis is the disintegration of joint material such as the synovial fluid volume (lubrication), synovial sack (joint jacket), cartilage, and ligament integrity. This leads to bones rubbing together, bone on bone,

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Lyme disease in Sydney and Australia

Do you feel tired all the time?

Does your body show signs of all sorts of mysterious infections?

Is your doctor confused about your health complaints?

Are you finding it difficult to get a diagnosis?

You may be one of the many people who now have Lyme disease.

Most healthcare professionals do not, however, consider this and, to be fair, … Read More

Are you suffering from weak, fatty, flabby muscles and are breathless as you age?

As a health professional, clinical hypnotherapist and naturopath in Sydney I see many people in my clinic who have become extremely unhealthy due to the lifestyles they are living and weakness of the body.

Sometimes they have become so disabled they end up on medications and undergoing surgeries that they would not need if they were physically fit.

Sarcopenia is … Read More

Why should I exercise?

In my naturopathy clinic in Sydney I see people who are engaged in various amounts of exercise. Like everyone else, most of my clients do not understand the need for exercise. In fact, they consider it a chore or something that is optional.

Here’s the thing though:

The majority of diseases, illnesses, and visits to the doctor or hospital are Read More

Why you need to get fit and healthy

According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Australia has one of the highest life expectancies in the world. However, the organisation considers one third of the population to be unhealthy because they die before 75 years of age.

Also, nearly 1 in 5 Australians (4.5 million people out of a population of 25 million) have a disability and … Read More

Is constipation normal?

Everyone who comes to see me in my clinic is asked about their bowels.

The thing is that it is not a strange question but one of the most logical things for me, as a naturopath, to ask people.

In fact, I think it should be one of the first questions ever asked of patients, whether I am seeing you … Read More