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?


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

Can dehydration cause depression?

dehydration and depression



Have you ever forgotten to drink during the day and found yourself quite exhausted?

When you have complained of depression to your healthcare professional, have they ever asked you how much water you drink?

Dehydration and lack of consuming sufficient quantities of water during the day is a major cause of physical and psychologist illness but it is … Read More