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Covid-19 and Herbal Medicine

Covid-19 and Herbal Medicine

Naturopathic Philosophy & Viruses As Naturopaths we believe that it is not so much about the germ (or the virus in this case) but about the host. We are taught that the key to resistance is to support the body so that it can use it's own innate intelligence to...

Viruses, Covid-19 & what we know so far

Viruses, Covid-19 & what we know so far

Viruses & Coronavirus So this blog has been in my mind for quite a few weeks. I know here in Australia we feel a bit removed from the Covid-19 crises happening in other parts of the world. Some would say we are ‘lucky’ that we escaped the worst of its health...

Covid-19 UPDATE

Covid-19 UPDATE

We are in the middle of an unprecedented time in humankind's history. Not since the 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic over 100 years ago have we had such a potentially serious threat to our world wide health and well-being. The difference now is we are better informed...

Immune Support? Might be time…

Immune Support? Might be time…

Australia and indeed the world has been swept up in fears surrounding COVID-19 otherwise known as Corona virus. I have copied an interesting email I received today with the latest research below. If you are concerned please come in and make an appointment to discuss...

How do you take care of yourself?

How do you take care of yourself?

I have a confession to make… I had some health issues last year that threw me for a loop. Naturopaths are not meant to get sick are they? But we are human after all and also suffer the human condition of not being in control of everything (or anything!?) Some of them...

Smoke, Respiratory Health & My Favourite Herbs!

Smoke, Respiratory Health & My Favourite Herbs!

“For each body structure there is a herb or herbs with an affinity to that region, tissue or organ “ Matthew Wood  The Earthwise – Herbal Repertory Welcome to the first blog of 2020! I returned from my holiday to what was a New Year of devastation with bush fires,...

Children’s and Mum’s Health Days!

Children’s and Mum’s Health Days!

Our Children's and Mum's Health Days are on again! The last Saturday of every month is our Mum's Health Day with 50% OFF ALL NATUROPATHIC CONSULTATIONS FOR MUMS! and the kids won't miss out either because we have 50% OFF ALL CHILDREN'S NATUROPATHIC CONSULATIONS TOO!...

Cancer & Angiogenesis

Cancer & Angiogenesis

Cancer That dreaded word...we all know someone who has sadly suffered or even passed away from the dreaded C-word. But have you ever heard of Angiogenesis? I watched a great Ted Talk with William Li the other day that talked about cancer cells and Angiogenesis (see...

Histamine and Detoxification!

Histamine and Detoxification!

Histamine – what is its role in the body? We know histamine causes hay fever like symptoms: red puffy watery & itchy eyes, blocked or runny nose, tickly or itchy throat, wheezing bronchial asthma, sneezing, hives, cough and other allergenic like responses. And in...

Feeling good in your own skin: not weight loss!

Feeling good in your own skin: not weight loss!

Naturopaths have a different approach to weight loss. Primarily we like to make sure that you are healthy!  That you have realistic goals around your body image and weight, that you lose fat not muscle or water during a program. Being realistic about your body size in...

Exercise – how much and what ?

Exercise – how much and what ?

How much and what type of exercise should I be doing? Jason Passlow from PLUS FITNESS in Narrabeen is here with another interesting article about what kind of exercise you should be doing which is a follow on article from  'Why exercise matters' which you can read...

Vitamin D and The Flu

Vitamin D and The Flu

The Sunshine Vitamin You’ve all heard the hooha surrounding a little berry called Elderberry but did you hear the one about the Sunshine Vitamin?  We all know it as Vitamin D and that during the winter months when we don’t get out in the sun as much we can become...

Collagen?

Collagen?

Have you heard about collagen? Following on from our article about eye health let’s talk about Skin, Joint and Bone Health! Collagen is an important structural protein which makes up almost 30% of our total body protein (and 20% of our total bone mass, 95% of bone...

Herbal Eye Support and Blue Light

Herbal Eye Support and Blue Light

What helps our eyes stay healthy? Following on from our excellent article last week from Aaron Telford from Baxter Blue about the effect of Blue or UVB light on our eyes I thought it would be a good idea to explore some herbal ways to support healthy eyes. Ultraviolet...

Blue Light Confusion?

Blue Light Confusion?

Do you suffer from fatigue and eye strain? Not sure what Blue Light actually is and how it affects you? With screens so much in use nowadays by both children and adults I thought it would be interesting to learn more about digital eye strain from Aaron Telford from...

Natural Flu Support – Elderberry syrup

Natural Flu Support – Elderberry syrup

Elderberry - Sambucus nigra You may have recently seen me in the Manly Daily and Daily Telegraph defending Elderberry Syrup!  This may be hard to believe but it’s true.  Someone wrote an email expressing concern that my promotion of Elderberry syrup should not be...

Why Exercise Matters

Why Exercise Matters

Have you ever wondered what the benefits of exercise actually are? Many of us are told it is good for us to exercise but do you know why? I spoke to local personal trainer and manager of Plus Fitness in Narrabeen - Jason Passlow for a chat about why... Exercise is...

Nutrition for Exercise

Nutrition for Exercise

Hi Everyone! Now we have really entered the colder season many people are concerned about keeping up their exercise routine and eating well. Recently we were visited at the college I lecture in by a group of participants in a 'Boot Camp' exercise and weight loss...

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