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
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
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
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
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
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
One of the best things you can do if you are starting or adding to your family is to prepare your body for pregnancy. That also includes men.
Think about – if you are going to run a marathon, you train in advance. You may spend time losing weight to get into a particular dress for your wedding. Or you … Read More
The unravelling, mapping and understanding of the human genome (the complete set of our DNA) promised so much for modern medicine. What it delivered, however, was not the great revolution and solution in science we expected. It seems we have fewer genes than a grain of rice or some bacteria. That revelation, of course, was a shock to our human … Read More
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