The top 10 causes of bloating – Hayley Stockbridge (Naturopath)

Bloating is one of the most common complaints that I hear from my patients. Many people seem to think that discomfort, feeling sluggish and bloating is a normal part of everyday life. However, this is definitely not the case. Bloating is a sign that your digestive tract is not functioning optimally and would benefit from some support. Read more

Does your child have food intolerances? Hayley Stockbridge – Naturopath

Food intolerances are one of the most common causes of health complaints that bring kids into our clinic. Intolerances can cause an array of symptoms that can affect your child’s health and often go undiagnosed in the medical industry. This is largely because food intolerances can be difficult to diagnose without the right testing. Read more

Tips for staying away from sugary snacks! – Hayley Stockbridge Naturopath

 

Three apples with engraved hearts on wood backgroundSugar cravings can be a big problem on a busy day at work! Our bodies will crave sugar when we are overworked, bored, tired or need to feel rewarded. It can be very easy to reach for that 3pm sugar hit only to suffer a sugar crash shortly after. Sugar intake can affect your weight, your energy levels, anxiety and stress levels and increase your risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease in the long run.

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Magnesium the great!

Products containing magnesiumIf I could run my clinic on one mineral it would be magnesium. Almost everybody no matter what their history, could do with a good dose of magnesium, and would feel better for it.

So why is this mineral so special? Magnesium is an essential mineral for over 300 enzyme reactions and has pages of therapeutic applications. Most naturopaths label this mineral as our calming/relaxing mineral and there is a good reason for that. Not only is this mineral essential for energy production it affects the conduction of nerve impulses, muscle contraction and normal heart rhythm. Read more

Top ten foods to consider when trying to conceive

Detox, food, heart.

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

Why everyone should have Apple Cider vinegar in their pantry…

Apple cider vinegar and fresh apple on a wooden backgroundApple cider vinegar is something that I find myself discussing with patients on a daily basis as it has so many health benefits. Primarily I prescribe it as a digestive and liver aid in patients with digestive issues but it can be used for so many more reasons than this. It is a cost effective and useful remedy that everyone should have in their pantry. It is also handy to have on hand as a cleaning agent to be used around the house, and can be used on the skin directly for things like warts, skin breakouts, smelly feet or as a hair wash. Read more

The truth about margarine and why you should avoid it!

ButterMargarine is marketed as being a healthier choice than butter, when in actual fact it is much worse for our health. Not only does butter taste much better, but it is a natural product made only from milk while margarine is a completely man-made product loaded with chemicals and additives in such a way to resemble butter. 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

Simple steps to detox

detox-imageHappy New year!

Most of us are feeling the pinch after a hectic lead up to Christmas and holiday season. Too much food, too many drinks, too many late nights. Time to get healthy and refreshed! We can help our bodies to deal with overindulgence by incorporating a few basic steps into your day.  These are simple detoxifying remedies that you can use to give your body a good clean out. Listed below are my top 6 simple detoxification strategies that you can incorporate into your work day. Read more

How to beat the holiday season bloat

bloatingOverindulging goes hand in hand with the holiday season as we are bombarded with social events, dinners and family functions. And while this is what makes the holiday season so much fun, many of my patients spend the time feeling bloated and uncomfortable due to eating too much. It is easy to feel like we have lost control over our food intake. Increased alcohol, larger portions than what we are used to, multiple courses and sugary desserts can all combine to create digestive hell! Read more