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Minerals for strong bones

Mastering Manganese ‘A well-known professional basketball player was a devout vegetarian. He felt he performed better if he kept to a strict vegetarian diet. However, while his shooting and concentration seemed improved, he kept breaking bones, which then healed very, very, slowly. His joints also became increasingly unstable. His basketball career seemed to be at … Read more

Genes do not determine your health

You only “inherit” a small percentage of your health outcomes – environmental impacts or epigenetics hold the key. Millions of research hours have been put into the complex field of geroscience to answer the age-old question of why some people age better than others. Recent twin studies revealed that heritable genetics may only play a … Read more

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

Exposing hidden heavy metal toxicity

Heavy metals are so ubiquitous in our environment that everyone is exposed to them.  They cannot be avoided completely and are found in virtually everyone to some degree.  Sources of heavy metals range from environmental, occupational, household (including  foods, water, paints, cosmetics, etc), medical and hobbies. Heavy metals can enter the body through inhalation, intestinal … Read more

Heart Disease, Copper and Soft Drinks

Recently a popular news story warned that high, long term consumption of sweetened beverages such as soft drinks and soda may increase health risks. A study published in the journal Circulation (1) found that sugar sweetened beverages as well as artificially sweetened beverages were associated with mortality rates. The study consisted of over 37,000 men … Read more

The Bone Protector

If you watch television or read newspapers and magazines, you will no doubt have read/heard reports that natural medicines don’t work.  That, when it comes to our health, the only option we have involves taking synthetic, chemically-manufactured drugs.  However, human beings have been using what nature has to offer for thousands of years – very … 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

Digestive Bitters

Digestive bitters have a long history of traditional use, but how exactly do they work?  Research explores how herbal bitters are able to stimulate our digestive secretions. Here are a number of theoretical models and the evidence behind them. However, bottom line is:  Bitter herbs work.  They help produce saliva which is the first biochemical … Read more

Magnesium deficiency – 8 signs

The Challenge of Magnesium Deficiency Review these 8 commons signs of magnesium deficiency to see if they sound familiar… Headaches From slight passing tension to intense migraines, headaches can indicate low magnesium levels. This is because magnesium is essential for muscle relaxation and cellular function. Muscle pain and cramps Muscle pain and cramping can arise for … 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