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Blood Pressure - Diabetes - Children's Health - Pain Management - Immunity - Liver Health - Cholesterol - Mood Disorders - Preconception - Pregnancy -Lactation - Prostate Health - Weight Management - Menopause
The goal of any treatment is
to establish and maintain
Getting Slimmer and Healthier
Please read the following article to learn about your body, its relationship with your brain, and why we should not go on a diet...instead we should teach our body to use fat as fuel.
Diets don't work...may be because they have "die" in it
Excess weight can be a contributor factor and often a driver in many serious illnesses.
Joint pain, inflammation, bad digestion, low energy, fatigue, poor sleep patterns, low libido, shortness of breath, inability to cope with the stresses of life, diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, cancer.
"Nurturing your body into a new you"
Would you like to teach your body to become lean by burning your fat tissue and not your valuable muscles?
You will be able to measure every day if you are burning fat as fuel; a simple urine test in the privacy of your own home, will reassure you on a daily basis that you are becoming leaner and healthier.
You will be monitored regularly to make sure that your body composition is the best, and you are achieving weight loss in a healthy and sensible manner.
Regularly you will be able to monitor your biological age, and you will see how you drop the years together with your weight.
You can become younger than your chronological age!
Are you retaining fluid? Let’s correct that healthily.
Start a program that will take you to your personal goals in a pleasurable way, with no hunger pangs or discomfort.
Learn skills that will help you become totally in control of your weight, your health, your confidence, your future.
Advantages of this program:
- This is a realistic and sustainable approach to weight loss.
- Using your own body’s intelligence to become a fat burning machine. Scientific methods of quantifying and measuring your progress.
- On going support and encouragement.
- Understanding, education, tips and strategies.
- Learn to cook gourmet delicious meals that will help you to obtain your personal goals easily and in a fun way. Be a sensational host to your friends and still loose weight successfully.
- Start your journey into the freedom of a correct body composition (normal weight).
Private Health Funds
You have been thinking about your weight, now you can do something about it. If you have Private Insurance and are covered for Naturopathic Medicine, you will be able to loose the excess weight and get the refund that you are entitled to.
Become the new you... today!
Management - the natural way
The number of people afflicted with high blood pressure has been described as an epidemic .
Having unchecked high blood pressure, can cause blood vessel damage, negative changes can be seen in the arteries, the kidneys, the brain and on the retina of the eye.
The damaged blood vessels can become so hard that the heart works to exhaustion trying to push the blood in very inflexible pipes and often ends up damaged.
Did you have your blood pressure monitored lately?
You can help yourself to avoid this silent killer. Have an assessment today of your risks and learn how to manage, reverse or prevent the ravages of high blood pressure.
Do you have a family history of type 2 diabetes?
If you have a first-degree relative with type 2 diabetes you have a lifetime risk of 40% of becoming diabetic yourself.
Prevention of diabetes starts in the mother's wombIf you are older than 40 years, have excess body fat, particularly truncal obesity with waist circumference greater than 88cm in women and greater than 102cm in men, you are more at risk of becoming diabetic. Other factors that influence your risk are: Glucose intolerance, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, a history of gestational diabetes or polycystic ovary syndrome, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, Pacific Islander, Indian or Chinese, African American, Hispanic American, and Native American.
Also a low birth weight and/or malnutrition in pregnancy may cause metabolic abnormalities in a foetus that later lead to diabetes.
Do you know what to do naturally to support your body and avoid diabetes?
Children's Optimal Development
Did you know that the frontal part of your child’s brain, the part that is involved in reasoning and problem solving, does not finish developing until s/he is about 20 years old?
Did you know that the brain needs the right kind/amount of fats to be able to develop correctly?
Is your child able to metabolise all the nutrients from the good diet that you give her/him? Is your child a fussy eater? Is s/he getting sick too often? Would you like your child to get better from all the normal childhood diseases with ease and speed? Let’s support your child if s/he has learning or behavioural difficulties, autism, bed wetting, ADD/ADHD, “growing pains”, etc
Would you like to feel that you are giving your child the best opportunity to develop into a beautiful and intelligent human being?
Chronic pain is debilitating and exhausting, it takes away the joy of living and it even ruins relationships. Most medical drugs are considered dangerous and have serious side effects extensively publicised in the media.
Did you know that your diet and lifestyle can be contributing to your pain? Do you know of all the anti inflammatory FOODS that can help you get better? Did you know that Natural Medicine can offer you combinations of natural herbs that have been proven to work with great efficacy, and don't affect the delicate lining of the stomach like most drugs do?
Getting Better Quicker
“The immune system is a collection of biological processes within an organism that protects against disease by identifying and killing pathogens and tumor cells. It detects a wide variety of agents, from viruses to parasitic worms, and needs to distinguish them from the organism's own healthy cells and tissues in order to function properly” – The Wikipedia.
Factors that influence the immune system:
- Chronic stress.
- Ongoing immunological dysregulation.
- Continued use of pharmaceutical antibiotics.
- Increased intestinal permeability (This condition is easily detected by looking on the iris of your eyes (Iridology)
- Nutritional deficiencies
Signs and symptoms of a lowered immunity are:
- Extreme fatigue and weakness (including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
- Extreme exhaustion after normal exercise or exertion
- Difficulty concentrating
- Painful joints and/or muscles without redness, heat or swelling Chronically swollen lymph nodes
- Idiopathic digestive disturbances (e.g., nausea, diarrhoea, colic) Frequent cold and flu
- Sleep disturbances
- Psychological disturbances (e.g., depression, irritability, anxiety, panic attacks)
- Naturopathic Medicine is the greatest modality to help you improve your immune system.
The liver has been compared to a housewife. Always looking after other people and neglecting her own needs. The liver is the filter of the blood and its healthy functioning protects all body systems.You probably heard many times the expression ‘liver – cleansing diet’, ‘liver cleansing in a weekend’, ‘the Hollywood liver…’ Let me tell you: they are gimmicks! Would you like to know why they don’t work?
Please click here and you will learn about your liver and what you can do.
If you wish to feel healthy and alive, supporting your liver function should be in the top of your list.
The Natural Way
Did you know that cholesterol (in the right kind and amount) is an important substance for good health?
Cholesterol drugs being used today are causing death and many side effects. Did you know that very low cholesterol has been associated with depression?
Do you know if you have a high level of the good or happy cholesterol (HDL)? Often people with a low overall cholesterol that have a low ratio of the HDL are at risk of a cardiac accident.
Did you know that cholesterol reducing drugs can cause irreparable damage to your muscles, robb you of essential nutrients that your heart and muscles need?
Did you know that food alone has the capacity to lower your cholesterol in the majority of people?
Depression, anxiety, stress
Psychodynamic influences (e.g., chronic stress, especially early childhood loss or deprivation), biologic factors (e.g., alteration of neurotransmitters including serotonin, acetylcholine, and catecholamines), and genetic predisposition (a recently identified gene called SERT that regulates serotonin, has been linked to depression) are all factors in the aetiology of many mood disorders.
Other aspects contributing to mood disorders include amount of light exposure, sleep disturbances, degree of social isolation, and nutritional deficiencies (e.g., of folate and omega-3 fatty acids).
Many patients that suffer from mood disorders like depression, report a precipitating stressful life event preceding their symptoms; the mood disorder can be immediate or delayed following a trauma such as loss of a loved one, abuse, or a natural disaster.
Mood disorders like depression can also be precipitated by other medical conditions (e.g., myocardial infarction or cancer), as well as certain medications (e.g., antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering drugs, and some heart medication).
Are you getting all the nutrients that you need to control mood disorders? Did you know that there are many herbs that can be used to help you go through it? Counselling and conventional medication are sometimes needed, but good nutrition can provide the rest of the support and wellbeing that you need. Be helped and supported gently and efficiently.
Conceiving a healthy baby
Preconception is a very important time to prepare the mother’s body for one of the most important tasks in the life of a woman: the creation of life. Many health issues, from minor debilities to life threatening malformations can be avoided through good nutrition during preconception. If the mother has enough folic acid during the month prior to conception, chances of the malformation called spina bifida are minimised.
It is believed that probably more than 50% of miscarriages are caused by the poor quality of the genetic contribution made by the father. The pain and disappointment of miscarriages could be avoided if the health of the father is brought up to a level of excellence before conception.
In a study of some 1500 couples that participated in a health building program before conception produced children with IQ’s well above average.
Wouldn’t you like to do your best on behalf of your child? Both parents should
Pregnancy and lactation care
The good work does not end at conception, during pregnancy a mother’s wellbeing is the best health insurance policy.
To keep a pregnancy enough zinc is needed, to avoid preeclampsia magnesium should be looked at, as well as the general diet of the mother.
To prevent postpartum depression there are key nutrients that the mother should make sure to have enough, as baby’s needs are met before the mother's and she can be severely depleted.
There are many herbs (powerful but safe) that can be used during pregnancy and lactation. These plants have supported women throughout the ages, and the long tradition of their use has been preserved in the hands of qualified Herbalists and Naturopaths.
Protect your baby,
Men's Health - Prostate
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Factors that can contribute to the incidence of BPH/prostatitis include:
- Recent urinary tract infection
- Prior sexually transmitted disease, such as gonorrhoea or Chlamydia.
- Excess alcohol consumption
- Age over 50
- Partial urethral obstruction which can escalate to acute urinary retention as a result of some drugs or alcohol, exposure to cold temperatures, or a long period of immobility
- Occupations that subject the prostate to strong vibrations, such as driving a truck or operating heavy machinery, may play a role.
- Prolonged periods of bike riding may irritate the prostate gland.
- Structural abnormalities of the urinary tract – e.g., narrowing (strictures) of the urethra may elevate pressure during urination and cause symptoms.
Symptoms and Signs
Common signs and symptoms of BPH/prostatitis include:
- Recurrent urinary tract infections
- Difficulty starting urine stream
- Decreased strength and force of the stream
- Dribbling after urination
- Urinary frequency
- Incomplete bladder emptying
- Urinary urgency
- Fever with chills
- Generalised malaise
- Bladder outlet obstruction, complete inability to urinate
- Painful ejaculation, bloody semen, or sexual dysfunction
- Pain localised to lower back (sacral), pelvis, or perineum
- Blood in the urine, caused by bursting of small veins in the urethra and bladder
Natural Medicine can provide relief from symptoms, teach you how you can manipulate foods to normalise hormonal levels that are known to precipitate this debilitating condition.
The View of Natural Medicine
Natural therapists view menopause as a normal transition.
Menarche, menstruation and menopause are seen as normal phases which effect women in their passage through life, and which may need supportive treatment.
Rather than encouraging mid-life women to believe they have a disease, most natural therapists (and many like-minded doctors) encourage menopausal women to adopt positive lifestyle changes, good eating patterns and a positive attitude to this phase.
Are you eating appropriately to support this important stage in your life? Did you know that with food alone many women are managing successfully many of the undesirable symptoms associated with menopause?
After a life time of nurturing and looking after other people and putting themselves last, many women find they are tired and exhausted and their bodies are screaming for attention and love. I find that many of my patients due to stress and nutritional deficiencies their bodies are in a state of inflammation and as a result they suffer from many unnecessary pains. Very often during menopause a woman needs support for her nervous system, to help her sleep better, be more relaxed and to be able to concentrate.
Naturopaths use medicines from plants (Herbal Medicine) to support women in all the different stages of life.
Herbal Medicine has a very long tradition.
In the "dark ages" women were burned as witches because they were the traditional guardians of the knowledge of such powerful medicines and the political/religious establishment saw them as dangerous. Take advantage of the knowledge that has been passed on to us today thanks to the bravery of many wonderful women.
Science today has been able to validate the knowledge that before was just tradition.
Researchers in one study found that the wellbeing of mid-life women was related to being physically well, exercising moderately, having a positive attitude to menopause and feeling happy.
Exercising, even once per week, was associated with fewer symptoms, as were positive relationships and friendships.
Hormonal status was not the relevant feature of a positive menopausal experience