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Depression

Psychiatric research conducted in 2010 has placed depression into a family of related conditions sometimes referred to as the “affective spectrum disorders”.  These may include migraine, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and generalised anxiety disorder, among many others. Source:  Gardiner A, Boles RG; Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2010 Aug 5 Of further interest … Read more

Exercising for results

The following link provides guidance on how to exercise for maximum benefit.  After all, isn’t that what you want?  You certainly don’t want to be spending time and effort only to find that you are actually negating any positive outcome from exercising. http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2011/05/28/the-better-results-with-less-effort-workout-structure.aspx    

Meet your Mitochondria

What on earth are mitochondria?  They are the energy factory or powerhouse of every cell in your body.  It is within these cell structures that glucose is converted into energy.  If the mitochondrial action is impaired in any way, we suffer.  You may experience fatigue, lower tolerance to exercise, increased pain following exercise, even a … Read more

Anti-anxiety medication fraught with dangers

I am seeing an increase in the prevalence of anxiety-type disorders.  Where in the past, depression impaired people’s ability to function, it appears that anxiety is rapidly taking over as one of the most presented cases in clinic.  Before turning to drugs, read about the underlying causes of depression and anxiety and learn how you … Read more

Preserve herbal remedies

Do you take Echinacea to help get over a cold? Or chamomile to settle an upset stomach? Perhaps you have used fennel tea to help with baby’s colic? Imagine if these and other herbs were no longer be available. Of course there is always the option of growing your own – as long as seeds … Read more

Natural health care under threat

Recent legislative changes in Europe and Canada have outlawed the use of herbal remedies. While these laws are geographically removed from Australia, their ramifications are huge. Banning the use of herbal remedies also affects their cultivation. Many of the herbs we use in Australia are sourced from overseas as they just don’t grow here. Please … Read more