Conception involves both the male and female partners equally. This is why it is so important that both you and your partner are at optimal health in the lead up to conception, to ensure you are producing healthy sperm and eggs to give your child the best possible start in life. In this blog we are going to talk about how to increase fertility with supplements Read more
Did you know that in order to have a healthy thyroid you must have a healthy gut? This is because gut health significantly influences autoimmunity. Therefore, patients with any thyroid based autoimmune diseases, such as Graves or Hashimotos disease, really need to maintain healthy gut function. Read more
If trying to conceive is a struggle, or if you suffer from some form of infertility or another, or if you are simply planning to get pregnant, you might want to take a closer look at the foods you aren’t eating.
Here we list 10 fertility superfoods that could better your chances to conceive. We are constantly learning more about the healing power of these foods and their effect on both the male and female reproductive system. Read more
Do you reach for that 3pm chocolate fix? Or for your third cup of coffee for the day? Or a bottle of wine as soon you get home from work? With 3 in 4 Australians saying that workplace stress is affecting their health, it’s fair to say it has affected most of us at some stage. You are not alone! Here are some simple tips to help you get through the day without compromising your health: Read more
Eczema is one of the most common conditions I treat in my clinic. I see babies, toddlers, teenagers and adults suffering from eczema and most are frustrated with how poorly it is controlled through the standard medical strategies. Medical treatment is typically a steroid based cream, which may improve your eczema in the short term, however can lead to pigmentation and thinning of the skin when used long term. Read more
Thyroid health is my area of expertise and something I am passionate about, especially because there are so many natural and drug free strategies we can implement to improve your thyroid balance. Below I have outlined my most important tips for a healthy thyroid: Read more
Magnesium is an essential mineral that is used by the body in over 300 different biochemical processes- such as energy production, muscle health, heart function, brain function, blood sugar management and as part of our stress response. It is one of the most common deficiencies that I see in clinic because it is used for so many things in the body, it is also very easily depleted. Read more
Anxiety is a common complaint I see with my patients in clinic. It seems anxiety is at epidemic levels in our society. Many of my patients complain of stress and anxiety, even if it is not their initial presenting problem. Worry, trouble switching off, poor sleep, insomnia and fatigue are all signs of anxiety. You may notice physical symptoms of anxiety such as a racing heart, increased blood pressure, shortness of breath, tightness of the chest, feeling faint, dizzy or ‘out of your body’. Read more
Are you exhausted, gaining weight for no reason or suffering from low mood? Your thyroid may be under functioning.
Hypothyroidism is the most common pathological hormone deficiency and is quickly becoming one of the top most common endocrine disorders. In clinic, I often see symptoms such as fatigue, slow bowel movements, weight gain, memory problems, depression, anxiety, constipation, dry hair, dry skin and brittle nails. There is a lot Naturopathic treatment can do to improve these symptoms, and with further testing we can determine the best treatment plan for you. Read more
Naturopathic medicine is a very useful tool for improving your fertility and this is done by following a preconception and fertility health care program. Whether you are having trouble conceiving, or simply wanting to get to your healthiest level before becoming pregnant, naturopathic assessment and treatment has a lot to offer. The aim is not only to improve the chances of conception, but to also improve the chances of a natural and healthy pregnancy, birth and baby. Read more