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Can Naturopathy help me?

Recently someone commented that when reading articles about natural medicine, the use of words such as “may help”, “may relieve” and “may support” a particular condition or symptoms did not create a lot of confidence in them towards complementary therapies.  The Australian regulatory authorities and TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) do not permit the use of … Read more

The importance of a menstrual cycle

The Secret Powers of Ovulation (It’s Not Just for Making a Baby) September 11, 2019 by Dr Lara Briden Ovarian hormones estrogen and progesterone are highly beneficial for health. That means that natural ovulatory menstrual cycles are beneficial for health because cycling is the only way to make ovarian hormones. Does that surprise you? Men make their … Read more

Balancing female hormones

From puberty, to periods, to menopause – hormones can pose a challenge for many women throughout their lives. You may be all too familiar with symptoms such as painful, heavy or irregular periods, premenstrual mood swings and bloating, hot flushes…and the list goes on. Female hormonal conditions are complex and frequently frustrating for women. While … Read more

Hormones: more than just reproduction

When talk turns to hormones, most people think reproduction, monthly cycle, moods or the wife/girlfriend from hell. Truth is that our hormones are involved in a multitude of functions in the body. Most of these go unnoticed, at least until things get out of whack. At the heart of every woman’s health is her hormonal … Read more

Food for thought: what’s making us fat and sick

Few would deny that the abundance of high calorie foods couples with a sedentary lifestyle is in the most part responsible for the surge in obesity in modern times. However, despite all the good advice about the importance of diet and exercise, there are anomalies in this theory.  For example, there are those who scarcely … Read more

It’s the Ratio that counts

Why Oestrogen:Progesterone ratio is so important The levels of different molecules within tumour cells yield information about cancer’’s nature. –In breast cancer, one of the most crucial factors for helping guide treatment is the oestrogen receptor (ER). Women with high levels of this molecule in their cancer cells (called ‘ER-positive’ breast cancer) benefit from hormone … Read more

Individualised care with DNA testing

Nutritional genomics has changed the landscape of weight and health management, providing personalised dietary recommendations based on an individual’s unique genetic profile. There are a range of non-invasive DNA tests that identify specific genes linked to the achievement of optimum health, weight management, hormone metabolism and athletic performance. The tests provide the opportunity to personalise … Read more