Naturopathic Treatment of High Cholesterol

The craze for treating cholesterol has led to pharmaceutical companies flooding the medical world with cholesterol lowering medications. In fact, statins are now the number one selling class of drugs, with new cholesterol lowering drugs being manufactured every day. Read more

Menopause – Hayley Stockbridge (Naturopath)

Menopause is a time of big change for most women. The physical and emotional changes can be overwhelming, debilitating and frustrating. It occurs naturally in women usually between the ages of 45-55 when the ovaries cease to function, you no longer ovulate and your body will reduce its oestrogen production. In the few years before your final period (called perimenopause), hormone levels fluctuate as oestrogen production reduces. Eventually oestrogen levels decrease to such a point that menstruation stops completely. Once you have not had a period for 12 months you are officially menopausal. Read more

Vitamin D- In a sunburnt country how are we deficient

Vitamin D is essential for our health. It has many functions within the human body, such as helping the immune system run smoothly and managing the absorption of phosphorus and calcium. Recent studies also show that Vitamin D deficiency is linked to a higher risk of heart attacks, multiple sclerosis, musculoskeletal conditions, type one diabetes, arthritis, mental health conditions, leaky gut, and autoimmune conditions such as Hashimotos thyroiditis. So it’s not difficult to see why Vitamin D should be a top priority in your everyday regimen. 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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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

7 sensational ways to get you through stress in the workplace

Tomorrow Is the Deadline!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

My top tips for eczema

Woman scratching her armEczema 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

Are you lacking in Magnesium?

Healthy green smoothieMagnesium 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

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

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