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Heavy metal contamination of prenatal vitamins

Recent research showed contamination of over-the-counter pre-natal supplements and one prescription brand.  In Australia, the brand most frequently prescribed by medical practitioners is Elevit.  While no brand names appear in this research article, it does highlight the need to seek professional advice and purchase quality products. In Australia, naturopaths have extensive training in the body’s…

New study: Breast cancer & Chemo

The following article is provided for information purposes.  Professional advice is required, enabling any person diagnosed with cancer to make an informed choice. The article is generally correct but only specific testing will demonstrate which patients will benefit or which will need chemotherapy. The New-York Times:  By Denise Grady June 3, 2018 Many women with…

Addiction: Kicking the Habit

Guest post written by:  Michelle Peterson Kicking the Habit:    Health Tips for People in Recovery The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a US federal agency tasked with preventing deaths, illnesses, and disabilities that result from drug use and untreated mental disorders, recently released a report from its 2016 Survey on Drug…

Celery: the saviour?

If people knew all the potent healing properties of celery juice, it would be widely hailed as a miraculous super-food. Celery has an incredible ability to create sweeping improvements for all kinds of health issues.  Celery Juice Stands Alone  Celery is truly the saviour when it comes to chronic illness. I’ve seen thousands of people…

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…