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 … Read More

What you need to know about gut bacteria

Human beings are a collection of species made up of hundreds of millions of different bacteria. Every part of our body contains bacteria of some form or another that acts symbiotically with us.

For instance, the bacteria that inhabit our skin eat up cell debris and protect us from unwanted bacterial intrusion. They work to maintain our skin as a … Read More

Help for tinnitus through hypnotherapy and naturopathy

From a medical perspective tinnitus is classified as a condition, not a disease. In other words it is not contagious, even though there is a suggestion that there may be familial patterns of occurrence in some families. You may experience uncontrolled and unwanted sounds such as ringing, hissing, clicking, rushing, roaring, pulsating or tapping.

Tinnitus is, however, more than one … Read More

Treating skin conditions in children using naturopathy and hypnotherapy

Here in our naturopathy clinic in Sydney I often see many children, particularly teenagers, experiencing skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. These young people may have been put on a variety of medications by their doctors that often have only limited effects and can cause additional side-effects or even exacerbate the condition.

There are many causes of skin conditions … Read More

What do I do if I have allergies?

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Allergies are a major problem in the modern world. Interestingly they are less recorded in history and primitive cultures so either they were not considered serious medical problems or the modern environment has spawned more allergies in more people. Statistically in medicine we think it is the latter because younger people are now experiencing more allergies than their parents or … Read More