Ok… so you’ve just heard the current ad on the radio, talking about how low Iron can lead to fatigue and dizziness.. and the statistic that around half of all women are low in Iron. The ad then quickly prompts you to run out and purchase a certain brand-named Iron supplement, which is then … Continue reading Why are you low in Iron?
Last week I listened to an interview that discussed a concept in Medical Research called the Cell Danger Response. Whilst this concept is not a new one, it has been evolving and gaining strength for some time, and as an old-school Naturopathically trained practitioner, I have to say it made my heart sing. For those … Continue reading Cell Danger Response; Why Methylation might not be something to tamper with, and why Naturopathic Medicine makes sense
At the risk of sounding like the Sheldon Cooper of the Naturopathic world, today I want to talk a little about the Chemistry of our emotions and mood.. (One of my absolute favourite topics, so forgive me when I keep on talking.. lol.) Mental health is by far one of the largest ‘issues’ I … Continue reading Food + Exercise + Mindset = Happiness
Over the last few weeks, the RCH put out a series of videos on the topics of womens' hormones and contraception. Suffice to say that after watching two of them, I was left gobsmacked at the level of MISinformation that was relayed in them. Two female ‘specialists’ in the field, flicked loaded Q & A’s … Continue reading Natural Progesterone vs Synthetic Progestins; Know the difference!
Painful (or heavy) periods are not a normal event - yes it may be extremely common, but still this doesn't make it 'normal.' Painful periods, technically known as Dysmenorrhoea, is one of the leading causes of all female school and work absences. Usually, the pain begins on either the day before, or the day of … Continue reading Period Pain is NOT normal!
Life is busy. Society commands it on many levels. I would honestly have to say that around 3/4 of the people that I see in clinic, are there because they have hit some sort of wall and are beginning to burn out- emotionally, physically, or both. It is now very well documented that 'stress' is … Continue reading Heart rate variability (a talk from the SuperHuman conference)
Hayfever season is upon us, yay! Spring is finally hear, and I am guessing that with all rain we have had locally of late, we will be in for a cracker of a pollen count! So I guess a lot of you are starting with the antihistamines, and pretty much just bunkering down in dread? … Continue reading Hayfever doesn’t have to be forever…
The Shikimate pathway is an enzymatic process used by bacteria, fungi, algae and plants, in order to make Folate. It is also responsible for the creation of three vital amino acids (tyrosine, tryptophan and phenylalanine), all of which CANNOT be made by animals, including humans. Glyphosate was deliberately made to BLOCK the Shikimate pathway, and … Continue reading Glyphosate, the silent antibiotic
Off the back of working with a lot of chronically-low immune people this week, I wanted to revisit the link between stress, fatigue and the immune system. Of all the people I have seen this week with recurring infections or susceptibility to ‘catching everything’, the number one thing they had in common was just how … Continue reading Fatigue and Poor immunity (revisited)