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Small steps, big results: turn 2019 resolutions into habits that stick

The momentum of a new year is a beautiful thing: often we’re inspired to begin again, to be our best self, and to make all those positive changes in our lives that we long for. But the reality is that a huge overhaul, or a lot of major changes attempted all at once, can leave us...
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Lead toxicity

The recent reminder by our government to run your tap water for 30,seconds (http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/A12B57E41EC9F326CA257BF0001F9E7D/$File/Lead-plumbing-products-Guidance-Statement-July2018.pdf) because of increasing concerns of high lead...
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Acupuncture Affects Neuroplasticity

Many medical conditions change the function, structure or blood flow in the brain.  For example in a hemorrhagic stroke, a blood vessel in the brain leaks or ruptures, which deprives the brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. In another example, chronic pain leads to frequent,...
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Sustainable Supplementation

Something that I try to be mindful of as a Naturopath, is the impact of supplementation on our environment. For a start, the aim of a Naturopath should be to use the minimal amount of intervention needed to effect a positive change in the body, but in recent years supplement...
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Preseasonal Readiness For Seasonal Allergies (Hay Fever)

With spring just around the corner, now is the time to get ready to reduce your response to seasonal allergies or ‘hay fever’. Homeopathy has a long history of treating seasonal allergies with nano-doses of environmental allergens to reduce sensitivities to environmental...
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Oncology Massage

I first became interested in Oncology Massage when a dear friend of mine contacted cancer about 6 years ago. As a practising Massage Therapist, I was regularly giving him massages while he was an inpatient both at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and at the Olivia Newton John Cancer...
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Tension Headaches and Massage Therapy

What are tension headaches? Headaches can be truly horrible depending on the severity and can be especially annoying when we are busy and tired trying to deal with life’s demands. They are generally a mild to moderate pain that’s often described as tightness and pressure...
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Adrenal Fatigue –a relatable misnomer

The term Adrenal Fatigue, is one most of us have heard of. It describes the theory that when exposed to a period of chronic stress, the adrenal glands effectively become exhausted and stop producing the hormones responsible for managing the stress response, including the stress...
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So what is the Gut Microbiome and why is it so important?

Gut health has received a lot of attention in recent years. This has always been of primary importance in Naturopathic medicine, as treating the whole person is an underlying principle of this field. As well as this, nutrition – not only what is ingested, but also how effectively...
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