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Why some get sick and others do not

Terrain Theory vs Germ Theory – Written by Deborah Freudenmann BHSc It is commonly observed that some people tend to be more prone to develop health issues like infections and allergies more commonly than others. Also, some people tend to develop more severe symptoms of infections or other diseases while some develop very mild symptoms … Read more

Insomnia

Breaking the stress-insomnia cycle is imperative to recovery from both stressful situations and the insomnia that may ensue. Recent studies into sleep disturbances has revealed that 4 out of 10 Australians do not get enough quality sleep every night.  While an individual’s need for sleep may vary, the generally recommended 8 hours are all too … Read more

Children not sleeping?

Sleep issues are common in childhood with many children experiencing difficulties in falling asleep, regular night-time awakenings, and/or waking up early without being able to fall back asleep. Common causes of sleep disturbances and anxiety in children include: ● Poor sleep hygiene (irregular routine, bedroom is too hot/cold/noisy/bright) ● Food allergies or intolerances ● Gastroesophageal … Read more

Sleep & Circadian Rhythms

The circadian rhythm is a 24-hour pattern which operates in response to light/dark cycles and the Earth’s rotation. This rhythm regulates sleep patterns, but recent research has revealed it is more than just a sleep/wake cycle – this daily rhythm affects all tissues, organs and systems of the body. Circadian rhythm disruption Modern life is … Read more

Moods: Mind or Biochemistry?

Do we control our moods or do our moods control us? Who is really in charge? Whilst there are many factors that can influence our moods such as our relationships, our environment or not feeling the best, what drives chemical reactions that can in turn make us moody? Good Moods V’s Bad Moods Good moods … Read more

Anxiety, insomnia: relief with herbal medicine

At its worst, anxiety can be debilitating, affecting people physically and mentally and stopping them from living their best lives. This year has been a particularly challenging year for many, facing bushfires and the considerable impacts on daily life due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Anxiety exists in all corners of the country: city and rural, and … Read more

Is it worms or a behaviour disorder?

Chronic pinworm infection can lead to disruptions in mood, behavior and sleep, particularly in children. Recognize some key manifestations of this often overlooked, insidious co-infection. A common presentation, often undiscovered and ill-perceived, may relate to parasitic or worm infections and the complications known to arise from it. Although often asymptomatic,2 this article aims to shed light … Read more

Goodbye to Insomnia

Insomnia affects around one third of the population, with many of these people resorting to hypnotic drugs like benzodiazepines to fall asleep. But the drugs are not without their side effects – they can be addictive and cause daytime sleepiness. There has been an ongoing quest to find a natural alternative to hypnotics. Many herbs … Read more