Female Health


Menopause.  It’s a time of life that every woman needs to go through.  Unfortunately it is also a time that many women dread, particularly if they know their friends or female relatives suffered from uncomfortable and distressing symptoms.   It is important to keep in mind that menopause is a […]

Menopause


Feeling flat, tired, worn out or exhausted all the time is simply no fun at all.   Our lives are so busy these days that it is easy to burn the candle at both ends, trying to keep up with our many tasks that require our energy and constant attention. […]

Why Am I So Exhausted?


Earlier this week I attended another fantastic seminar presented by Metagenics.     It was a summary of information covered at the International Congress on Natural Medicine – an event that is held annually, and is the biggest natural medicine seminar held in the southern hemisphere!  Unfortunately this year I […]

Stress and Mood Disorders



A thyroid gland that’s not working as well as it should can affect so many other parts of the body, and it is a temperamental little thing – it is easily upset by stress, digestive problems, nutrient deficiencies and exposure to chemicals. And if your thyroid isn’t functioning well, you […]

How’s Your Thyroid?


Is your health a priority?   This is a question I think we should all ask ourselves now and then – ‘how much of a priority is my health to me, truly?’  And answer yourself honestly.   In this day and age I do believe that we have come to […]

Is Your Health A Priority?


Time to think about what kind of food storage containers and drink bottles you are using in your home. Do you use plastic?   Hormone disrupting chemicals found in many plastics can interfere with your body’s natural hormone balance. In the last 40 years we have seen a significant increase […]

Ditch the Plastic Storage Containers



PMS? Painful, heavy or long periods?   As women, we are often told that these symptoms are ‘normal’, or something we ‘just have to put up with’.   From a naturopathic viewpoint, these are valuable signs that something is out of balance, and in particular, that oestrogen levels are too […]

Achieving Hormonal Balance


  I came across a post on my Facebook feed this morning – one of my friends who had popped up an ‘ideal body weight range’ chart, and was (quite understandably) a bit put out because, according to this chart, she was around 10kg heavier than she should ‘ideally’ be. […]

Why I Tell My Patients To Ignore The Scales


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Growing your own herbal remedies is both easy to do and rewarding.  I keep a few ‘dual purpose’ herbs on hand in my herb garden, and I use them in both cooking and medicinally.   Making a herbal tea is simple – you just need a good-sized teapot with a […]

DIY Home Herbal Remedies



The period of time prior to the conception of a brand new human being is one of   the most important times in which to pay special attention to your health.   The egg and sperm that will become your future baby are being formed in the time prior to conception.   The […]

Preconception – There’s More To It Than Folic Acid


In the clinic, I see many clients with thyroid issues – and in my opinion, thyroid problems are becoming more and more common.  I also have found that it can take a long time for a thyroid problem to be diagnosed – with many people experiencing thyroid symptoms for months, […]

Your Thyroid


Fish oils contain a special type of healthy fat, called Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s).  Of particular benefit are two compounds called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and these are found in abundance in oily varieties of fish.   Omega 3 fatty acids have been quite extensively […]

What’s So Great About Fish Oil?