Top tips to nourish your adrenals and reduce your stress levels

impiegata annoiataAs we are well and truly in the swing of 2015, I have noticed a huge influx of tired, anxious, overworked and stressed out patients walking through my door over the last month. Everyone seems to have knuckled down for the year and is bogged down by their overly busy working week. Many are feeling flat, exhausted, wired and on edge- not a good combination when you have a lot to get through in your home and/or work life. Poor sleep, frequent infections, weight gain, digestive issues and headaches can all result from high stress levels. Read more

Naturopathic treatment of Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory disease of the bowel that leads to ulceration. This in turn can cause a whole host of symptoms such as loose bowel movements and diarrhoea, bleeding, pains and cramping. Nutritional deficiencies, low energy levels, dehydration, muscle loss and poor immunity can all result. Most people with ulcerative colitis feel generally unwell due to the constant inflammatory processes that are taking place in their digestive tract. Read more

Back by popular demand- what you need to know about Food Intolerances

Food IntoleranceI sent out a newsletter almost 1 year ago about food intolerances and it generated a lot of interest at the time. So I thought it was time to send an updated version for those of you who are new to my newsletters or for those who want a refresher!

Food intolerances are prevalent in today’s society. Everyone knows someone with a gluten, wheat, nut, soy or dairy intolerance. As some of you may already know, I frequently test for food intolerances in my patients. This is because time and time again, food intolerances play such a huge role in people’s health and symptoms- I have never had a patient whose symptoms did not improve once they had taken away the troublesome foods. Read more

Are hormones causing your skin breakouts?

can_popping_pimples_kill_youIf you suffer from acne or breakouts, chances are it is your hormones causing the problems. While this is not the case in 100% of cases, hormones are the most common cause for acne that I see in clinic. Read more

How leaky gut can cause havoc on your health…  

 

StomachacheSome of you may have read my previous blog posts about leaky gut. It is a condition I repeatedly find in many of my patients and can lead to many other health issues if left undetected. Most often, by the time a patient makes their way to my office they have a long list of symptoms and complaints that they want help addressing. To most these symptoms can seem unrelated. It’s not until we look deeper at your health and WHY these symptoms have appeared that I can often find a common link- leaky gut. This is because it affects how your whole body is balanced. Read more

Nutritional treatment for Rosacea

face(1)Rosacea is a type of skin condition that affects the face and appears as a constant flush or redness. This ’24 hour’ flush can make you look as though you are blushing… all the time! It can be mistaken for eczema, acne or sometimes a skin allergy. The severity of the condition differs from person to person and affects both men and women. Read more

Nutritional treatment for Candida

stomach-acheCandida is a very common yeast infection of which most women will have at least one episode during their life. There are more than 100 different types of candida, the most common variety being candida albicans, which lives in the mucous membranes. Candida is found in the environment, and in the skin and mucous membranes of people. It thrives in warm, moist, alkaline areas. Small amounts exist in the mouth and intestines of everyone, and it has a very important job in aiding nutrient absorption. However, when overpopulated with candida, it can inflame and break down the wall of the intestine and penetrate the bloodstream. This pathogen often takes advantage and overgrows when you are low in the good bacteria naturally occurring in the gut. Read more

Nutritional treatment for poor sleep and insomnia

insomniaMost men and women experience poor sleep or disturbed sleep in their life time. About one third of adults do not get as much sleep as they would like. Poor sleep might mean you have trouble trying to fall asleep, waking up too early, waking up for long periods in the night or not feeling refreshed after a night’s sleep. There can be many different causes that influence the way we sleep. Also called insomnia, poor sleep can affect your physical and mental health in many ways. Lack of sleep can cause you to have trouble concentrating during the day, make you feel tired and irritable, or give you frequent headaches or dizziness. Read more

PMS

1311-pms-art_0PMS or pre-menstrual syndrome is also sometimes referred to as PMT or pre-menstrual tension. PMS is such a common complaint from many of my female patients (about 75% of women suffer from PMS) and I find that most almost see it as being a ‘normal’ part of being a woman. And yes, for around a day or so while your progesterone levels are dropping, a few minor symptoms might be considered normal. However any symptoms lasting for more than a few days is a sign of an underlying hormonal imbalance and is not normal. Some of my patients complain of PMS symptoms for a whole week, others start to not feel right all the way from ovulation, which means 2 whole weeks of PMS for those with a regular cycle. Read more

Nutritional Treatment for Iron Deficiency Anemia

iron-deficiency-anemia-2Iron deficiency anemia is a very common condition that I see in my clinic that can be very effectively managed with the right nutritional advice. It leads to fatigue, tiredness and dizziness which can have a huge impact on your daily health and wellbeing. With the right nutritional treatment, anemia can be managed for life. Read more