Fertility Fit – Lifestyle changes that are a must to increase fertility!

Fertility fitAs part of Better Health’s GET FERTILITY FIT program in conjunction with fertility month, we have compiled a list of the most important lifestyle changes you can make to increase fertility 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

My Top tips for a healthy Thyroid

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

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

Naturopathic treatment of Anxiety

Portrait of tired young business woman with laptop computer.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

Signs your thyroid might be under functioning

 

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

Have you ever considered seeing a Naturopath to improve your fertility?

Pregnant woman yoga outdoors in summer day on the grass

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

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