Live Blood Cell analysis – Jordan’s weight loss journey

jordanLive Blood Analysis- What is it, what does it tell us and how did it benefit Jordan’s weight loss journey?

Live Blood Analysis is a simple technique that gives you on-the-spot information about your health. Using just one drop of blood from the finger (or toe for kids) we are able to assess a whole range of health signs. The procedure differs from conventional blood testing as we are using ‘live’ blood. This means that the drop of blood is placed immediately under the microscope and viewed live on screen. You are able to see things such as your red and white blood cells active and moving around. As blood only lives out of the body for around 20 minutes, this gives a great snapshot of how your blood is functioning whilst still in your body. Your blood being responsible for transporting things such as white blood cells, oxygen, nutrients and waste products around the body gives us a wonderful insight into your overall health. Read more

Eczema- leading Sydney naturopath Hayley Stockbridge discusses

princ_rm_photo_of_eczema_on_back_of_legsEczema

 I have decided to write this week’s article on eczema. Unfortunately most of the people a naturopath will see come in as a last resort. Over the last 6 months I have seen a huge influx of patients with eczema in my clinic. All skin conditions are notoriously difficult to treat naturally, primarily because results can take a few months to become visible. However with the medical treatment being long term use of steroid based anti-inflammatory cream, tackling eczema from the perspective of a naturopath is a much better long term strategy. This is because the steroid creams will temporarily mask the eczema, but as soon as you stop using the cream the rash will come back. They also thin the skin when used long term. However, I have seen some amazing improvements in my eczema patients over the last few months and wanted to share with you a different perspective on treatment of all skin conditions. I have had a few children go from being covered in eczema head to toe to absolutely none within 3 months. I have had adults who have had stubborn eczema their whole lives for it to have disappeared. So below lists some of the things I have found work best when tackling eczema. Read more

Home remedies for bloating – Sydney naturopath gives some of the best forgotten tips

Home remedies for bloating

Bloating is one of the most common symptoms that my patients complain of. Its uncomfortable, painful and can even cause people to feel self-conscious about their appearance as you ‘feel 8 months pregnant’. While there are many reasons for bloating (please see my previous blog , there are some simple home remedies that bloating that you can try at home: Read more

Environmental toxicity – Sydney naturopath discusses what you need to know

air-pollution778Environmental toxicity is something that Sydney naturopath Hayley Stockbridge has to help her clients with everyday

The human body hasn’t changed for over 10,000 years but the environment we live in has drastically, particularly over the last 100. Toxicity is now one of the most serious issues facing both the planet and our health. Toxins come in a myriad of forms such as air borne pollutants produced by the burning of fossil fuels, chemicals we spray on our foods and put in our water, toxic gases emitted from the synthetic materials we use to build our shelters and furnishings, the solvents we clean with and worst still put on our skin, artificial colourings, flavourings and preservatives in our foods, you name it. There does not appear to be a part of our lives that have been left untouched. Read on to hear what leading Sydney naturopath Hayley Stockbridge has to say…. Read more

10 tips to improve weight loss

10 tips to improve your weight loss results

Natural-Weight1Weight loss is all about putting your body in the best possible state to burn excess stores of energy which your body puts away as fat. There are simple and time proven ways in which you can be sure that your body will access those stores as fuel to help you lose weight. Read more

Naturopathy- intermittent fasting?

fastingIntermittent fasting, or the “5:2” diet

 

Intermittent fasting or the ‘5:2’ diet has become popular over the last 6 months and I am asked about it regularly. While there are a few variations of this diet plan, most involve having two non-consecutive days a week fasting (consuming just 500 calories). You can spread your meals and food intake however you like on the fasting days, as long as you stick to under 500 calories. The other 5 days involve eating a balanced healthy diet. The reported benefits include weight loss, reduced cardiovascular disease, lowered blood pressure and better blood sugar regulation. There is also a lot of research that shows that caloric restriction in any form followed long term extends lifespan by as much as 10-15 years. Read more

Abdominal bloating – the top 12 causes

Digestive systemAbdominal bloating is one of the most common complaints that I get from my patients. Many people seem to feel that discomfort, sluggish and bloating is a normal part of everyday life. However, this is definitely not the case. Bloating is a sign that something is wrong and that your digestive tract is not coping well. Read more

Naturopathy for abdominal bloating

women_stomach_ache_compressedFeeling bloated? Common food based triggers for abdominal bloating

Bloating is one of the most common complaints I see in my practice. Abdominal bloat can cause not only severe discomfort, pains and stomach cramping, but is often causes a lot of self esteem issues. I find a lot of my patients who suffer from bloating feel self-conscious and even wear clothes that will hide their bloated stomach.

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Do you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Join our study?

What is IBS (irritable bowel syndrome?)women_stomach_ache_compressed

IBS or irritable bowel syndrome is the name given to describe a set of symptoms that affect the digestive tract, such as:

–          Bloating and abdominal distension

–          Abdominal discomfort

–          Stomach pains and/or cramping

–          Diarrhoea

–          Constipation

It is not a disease in itself, more a label for a set of unexplained symptoms. Read more

Calcium – if not from dairy where do I get it from?

hayleyAs I sat down to write this week’s newsletter on ‘calcium’ what should pop into my inbox but an article written by a colleague of mine on just that topic. Naturopath Lisa Costa-Bir from www.thefoodcoach.com.au has written a fantastic article on the problems with calcium sources from dairy and plant based alternatives. As I couldn’t have written it better myself, she has allowed me to forward it to you all. Keen to hear your thoughts, happy reading!

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