Category: Environment

Fish oil – what are YOU paying for?

Fish oils (also referred to in some instances as omega-3s) are popular amongst those wanting to support their joints, brain, skin and cardiovascular health (amongst other conditions); however, one of the things I find most frustrating in practice is the frequency of clients coming in who have purchased a...
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What is the HPA axis and why you Should Care

The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is a feedback system connecting your brain to your adrenal glands – the latter of which produce adrenaline, noradrenaline and the stress hormone cortisol in response to how you are experiencing your world. But what does that mean exactly? Stress physiology 101  Put simply, if...
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To Beat Stress, First you Have to own It

Article first published on the Stanley Wellness Centre blog What I find is that few people like to admit they are stressed or not coping in some way, let alone express how their stress levels are making them feel anxious, restless, sleepless, exhausted, or simply ‘frazzled’; but let’s face...
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Growing Foods With Medicinal Qualities – Turmeric and Ginger

Recently I harvested a bumper crop (for me!) of both ginger and turmeric and enjoyed some immune supporting tea at the time of harvest (see more on this here). Now i’m back to rights 100% my attention turns to transforming my harvest into many delicious items. However, being so...
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Why Buy Organic?

This article was originally published on the Metagenics ANZ blog. More people are paying close attention to the food they eat; reading labels with eagle eyes and looking for the term ‘organic’, but is the desire for organic produce just driven by clever marketing? What is it about knowing...
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Introduction to Naturopathy

Naturopathic medicine is based upon the principle that each individual has an innate wisdom and ability to heal themselves if given the opportunity with which to do so. As such the term ‘naturopathy’ does not encompass a specific set of modalities but instead reflects a philosophical understanding. Naturopaths are...
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