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General health tips

How safe is Naturopathy?

I would like to quote from a wonderful article written by Robert Medhurst, BNat ND DHom seeking to quantify the level of risk posed by Australian naturopaths: Professor Michael Weir of the Faculty of Law at Bond University wrote in a 2016 submission to the Health Workforce Principal Committee on the registration of naturopathy, western…

Exercising safely

Safety Tips for Your Next Outdoor Workout Session – Article written and submitted by Sheila Olson of fitsheila.com Exercising outdoors is a great feeling. The fresh air feels cleaner, nature is motivating, and sometimes just being outside can make you want to move and bounce around. Being outside also means losing control over the elements, as…

Glyphosate, weed killers and cancer

Glyphosate is the world’s most widely produced herbicide and is the primary toxic chemical in Roundup™, as well as in many other herbicides. In addition, it is a broad-spectrum herbicide that is used in more than 700 different products from agriculture and forestry to home use. Exposure to glyphosate has been linked to autism, Alzheimer’s,…

Oral health & Cardiovascular disease

In a surprising new development in a well-established field, cardiovascular disease has now been shown to be linked to chronic infection by a number of mechanisms.  Chronic infections such as Helicobacter pylori and Porphyromonas gingivalis (from periodontal disease) are now known to colonise the atherosclerotic plaque in a biofilm, initiating chronic inflammation and even autoimmune…

Autoimmune conditions

Autoimmune conditions are varied and complex and may be silent for decades before being diagnosed.  What is quite concerning is the increase in diagnosed autoimmune cases.  Currently it is estimated that 1 in 20 people in Australia and New Zealand suffer from an autoimmune condition. Women are more susceptible than men, raising the question of…

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Of the many different health concerns people present with, fatigue is one of the most common.  More than feeling tired, fatigue affects your ability to function properly.  A few decades ago, the condition of ongoing extremely debilitating fatigue became known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). A syndrome is a combination of symptoms which are common…

EMF, WiFi – are these waves causing your body harm?

Electromagnetic fields of all frequencies represent one of the most common and fastest growing environmental influences, about which anxiety and speculation are spreading. All populations are now exposed to varying degrees of EMF, and the levels will continue to increase as technology advances. (http://www.who.int/peh-emf/en/) EMF are not visible and, as such, are often overlooked as…

Lyme Disease

“There’s a certain percentage of people who have neurodegenerative disease like motor neuron disease, MS, Alzheimer’s, autism and chronic fatigue, who actually have Lyme” says Dr McManus from the Karl McManus Foundation. Lyme Disease is just one of many vector-borne illnesses that is spread by stinging and biting insects.  Vectors are generally considered to include…

Detoxing – the body’s housekeeping

Every day, our bodies are exposed to pollutants and chemicals (external) and endogenous (internal) waste products. We process and eliminate most of these toxins as part of normal detoxification and elimination processes, via the liver, kidneys, intestines, skin, lungs and lymph. However, sometimes detoxification and elimination is impaired due to lifestyle, environmental and/or genetic factors.(1)…

Natural medicines under wrongful fire

On Monday 10 September 2018 the current Governments’ health insurance reform laws were passed by the Senate, which includes the approved removal of 16 natural therapies from the Private Health Insurance rebates. It will now be a straightforward process for those laws to be in place by 01 April 2019. NHMRC Review of Naturopathy  The…