Musculoskeletal – Bones, Joints & Muscles


The Importance of Posture for Muscle & Joint Pain   Many people suffering from muscle and joint pain find little long-term relief in mainstream pain management. Pharmaceuticals work to block the pain signal or decrease inflammation, which is wonderful short-term, but in order to address long-term pain we need a […]

Posture & Pain


Without a doubt, pain is at the top of the list when it comes to distressing health conditions.  And the trouble is, it is exceptionally common – pain is one of the main reasons people seek medical care, with 1 in 5 GP appointments involving chronic pain.  Often the only […]

Natural Options for Pain Relief


I find bones quite amazing things.   Before I was a practitioner, I used to think bones were a bit like rocks – strong, unmoving, (hopefully) unbreakable, and static – they didn’t do anything other than hold our bodies up.   When I was completing my studies, I was astounded […]

Bone Health: More Than Just Calcium



Did you know?   From 1st Feb. 2018, following a review by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), ALL painkilling medications that contain codeine will no longer be available over-the-counter, and will require a doctor’s prescription. This has come about because of safety concerns regarding the potential harm these medications can […]

Changes To Painkilling Medications


Vitamin D
There have been a few interesting articles regarding Vitamin D in the media recently.  If you haven't seen them, here's a bit of a summary:   Vitamin D reduces asthma 1 A review of several studies has shown that supplementing with Vitamin D resulted in fewer asthma attacks, with less need […]

Vitamin D Helps Prevent Asthma and Infections


    If there’s one topic that’s guaranteed to get people arguing (other than vaccination!) it would have to be soy.  Go on a Googling safari and you’ll find plenty of articles stating the ‘dangers of soy’ and then others that take a completely different point of view, and explain […]

Soy – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly



If you suffer from pain and inflammation, here is a quick and easy home remedy.     Turmeric has a long history of use as a medicinal herb.  The Chinese have used it to treat inflammatory and digestive disorders, and it has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine (India) to […]

‘Golden Milk’ Recipe – Nature’s Anti-Inflammatory


Vitamin D is crucial for the health of the cardiovascular and skeletal systems, it assists in blood sugar balance and thyroid hormones and it can play a role in how easily you can fight off colds and flus. But did you know that it may also play a part in weight management? […]

The Vitamin D – Weight Loss Connection


The term ‘inflammation’ literally means ‘on fire’, and this term is very descriptive.  Acute inflammation, such as occurs in a broken bone, is characterized by redness, swelling and heat.  Inflammation is the body’s natural response to a something that has caused irritation or damage, and after the causative factor has […]

Pain & Inflammation



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?