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
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
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
For the past few months I’ve been learning how to spin or twirl flags. I watched a bunch of YouTube videos and basically taught myself how to do it. I even chose flags that were bigger and heavier than most of the ones shown in the video tutorials online – I do like a challenge!
I practised most days to … Read More
In my Sydney clinic I see a lot people with MTHFR gene mutations who come for professional clinical help to feel better and be well.
MTHFR (methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase) is an enzyme that is part of the methyl cycle that is encoded by the MTHFR gene.
The enzyme is responsible for the catalysing conversion of 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate (from the folate you eat) … Read More
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