Anxious high school students?

When people, adults or students, present with mental health concerns often the first line of treatment is medication.  However, the humble Vitamin C should not be overlooked, in particular with anxiety-related conditions.  Not only does Vitamin C support healthy adrenal function, it also combats inflammation and oxidative stress.  Furthermore, considering the often nutritionally-deficient diets of…

Chemicals that change your child’s brain

  Exposure to common hormone-disrupting toxins in pregnancy and early childhood has been linked to the increased incidence of brain development disorders reported in the last decade.1  Recent data expands upon the link between endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and maternal thyroid hormone signalling during early pregnancy, and how it impacts offspring IQ and influences possible neurodevelopmental…

Unhealthy eating habits lead to poor NAPLAN scores – study

An Australian study has confirmed what we already suspected: that eating nutrient poor foods results in poor academic outcomes, particularly in the areas of reading, numeracy and language (spelling, grammar and punctuation).  The study, only just published, was conducted in Adelaide with the participation of 26 schools and a total of 528 children aged 9…

Disease is not caused by your genes

Naturopathy is based on the fundamental principle  of treating the individual person rather than their symptoms or disease state. In order to identify the underlying cause of any symptoms, it is valuable to gain as comprehensive a case picture as possible, and certainly the more detailed information, the better understanding the practitioner has of the…

Are You Sick of Feeling Sick?

Do you shudder when you hear someone cough nearby because you just know you’re going to get sick? Do you often complete a course of antibiotics to treat an infection, only for it to return a month later? You are not alone! Hordes of people are frequently unwell with upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs), influenza…

Preventing eczema & allergies: eating right during pregnancy

Probiotics and Omega 3 supplementation in pregnancy may reduce risk of childhood eczema and allergies Women who take fish oil and probiotics in later pregnancy and during breastfeeding may reduce their child’s risk of food allergy and eczema by 30 and 22 per cent respectively.1 In one of the largest ever systematic reviews and meta-analyses…

Gestational Diabetes

The following research indicates that adequate magnesium may play a role in preventing gestational diabetes.  As is always the case with any supplement, taking the correct form is essential to achieving success.  There are many forms of magnesium, as indeed other minerals, with the Oxide being the most readily available over the counter (OTC).   However,…

Why you should reduce your WiFi exposure

How do you feel after a day out in nature versus a day at the computer? One makes you feel far better than the other, right? So, while the evidence might be still very much contested out there in science land, there’s no question that, with the research done so far, we should approach electromagnetic…

Are your food choices making you sick?

GoodFood,  By PAULA GOODYER     April 10, 2018 Is it a coincidence that as the number of over-processed foods in our supermarkets has grown, the diversity of microbes living in our gut has shrunk? Many researchers say our modern diet has a lot to answer for when it comes to the rise in obesity, diabetes, allergy…

Support sleep and gut health in ASD children

Nearly half of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder have compromised gastrointestinal function and nutrient deficiencies. Studies show the positive effect of multivitamin and mineral supplement on symptoms. Children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) are known to have significantly lower levels of most vitamins and minerals compared to healthy controls. The most common deficiencies are Vitamins…