A naturopathic approach to pain

By Alexandra Middleton / September 18, 2014 / 0 Comments

There are thousands of scientific studies that demonstrate how certain inflammatory foods can cause pain and how the state of your gut can effect the level of pain you experience too. The good news is there is a lot you can do to reduce any type of pain quickly (many …

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How to treat a Urinary Tract Infection

By Alexandra Middleton / September 16, 2014 / 0 Comments

When it comes to one’s health, everyone has a weak spot. Some of us have two. Weak spots are usually aggravated by stress, poor lifestyle habits and not enough sleep. For some people, their weak spot is their lungs, leaving them with a constant cough. For others it might be …

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What to do when you’re feeling anxious

By Alexandra Middleton / August 6, 2014 / 0 Comments

Being a worry wort is not an easy thing to live with.  Prolonged worry can easily turn into anxiety and a world of unjustified mental agony. Sometimes you can control the mental looping with things like mindfulness and therapy,  but the physical manifestations of anxiety are much harder to resolve. …

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Healthy travel tips

By Alexandra Middleton / August 1, 2014 / 0 Comments

Here are some healthy travel tips that will ensure you feel fresh upon arrival at your destination: Stay hydrated Becoming dehydrated on a flight is easy to do, particularly considering the insufficient amount of water most people drink day to day. And apart from the dehydrating effects of altitude itself, humidity …

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How to feel refreshed every morning

By Alexandra Middleton / July 23, 2014 / 0 Comments

Do you wake up feeling refreshed most mornings? Most people when asked will answer this one with a no. For many living the modern, adrenal-based lifestyle, getting up in the mornings is the hardest part of the day. The body is designed to experience a natural ebb and flow of …

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How fluoride affects your hormones

By Alexandra Middleton / June 19, 2014 / 0 Comments

Tap water generally but particularly that from the eastern seaboard of Australia is always best avoided. Most people struggle to drink enough water generally let alone water that is fluoride free. And drinking enough water daily – even if it is tap water – should always be the priority. In saying …

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Healing Acid Reflux with nutrition

By Alexandra Middleton / June 13, 2014 / 0 Comments

If you experience ongoing, chronic acid reflux and indigestion or heartburn, chances are you have Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The naturopathic approach to GERD Conventional medicine will have believing that GERD results from high levels of stomach acid, which travels up into the oesophagus. What Doctors fail to explain is …

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To juice or not to juice?

By Alexandra Middleton / May 15, 2014 / 0 Comments

Some of you might’ve noticed juicing has quickly risen in rank on the nutrition fad scale and scene. Celebrities love it, dieters love it, and new wave detox junkies are addicted. You have probably personally not been immune to the many juice bars popping up around Sydney. There are many …

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Perpetually bloated? Maybe you have SIBO

By Alexandra Middleton / May 15, 2014 / 0 Comments

Bloating after eating isn’t normal. In fact, it is your body signalling that an overgrowth of bacteria and inflammation is present in your digestive tract. Often this is caused by food intolerances, which can be determined by specialised testing and/or an elimination diet. Sometimes though there is more to it. …

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The gut-immunity connection

By Alexandra Middleton / May 8, 2014 / 0 Comments

Did you know that your gut function and bacteria play a huge role in the immune system? Like most, when you start to feel run down and sick, your digestion is probably the last thing that comes to mind. Gut bacteria and the immune system If you were to add …

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the many health benefits of butter

By Alexandra Middleton / May 6, 2014 / 0 Comments

Contrary to popular belief, it is totally ok to eat butter. The health benefits of butter are vast. It’s nourishing, tastes good on anything and contrary to popular belief, will not sky rocket your cholesterol levels nor make you fat when you eat it in sensible, moderate amounts. Butter anti-inflammatory …

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How to feel better with cold and flu

By Alexandra Middleton / April 22, 2014 / 0 Comments

Many can’t escape cold and flu with the changing seasons and fluctuating temperatures of climate change. When you start to sniffle and ache, there are several things you can do to ward off the bug and feel better sooner: Ten ways to feel better with cold and flu Eat warming, …

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5 ways to shop for healthier foods

By Alexandra Middleton / April 9, 2014 / 0 Comments

Knowing how to shop, where to shop and understanding health food jargon are some of the most common questions people are looking to have answered. So if you find yourself left scratching your head at the supermarket, know you are not alone. . 1. Where you shop counts Overall, the …

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Factors to consider when you can’t get pregnant

By Alexandra Middleton / April 1, 2014 / 0 Comments

When a couple can’t get pregnant, the cause is often hard to pinpoint. Generally the first stop is at the local GPs office to cross some common causes off the list. In men these include low sperm count and poor sperm motility. In women it may include Polycystic Ovarian syndrome …

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Chlorella or spirulina?

By Alexandra Middleton / March 25, 2014 / 0 Comments

Both chlorella and spirulina are considered superfoods as they are packed with nutrition that is absorbed easily by the body. Both derive from algae but offer different benefits to your health. So when standing at the shelf in the health food shop, how do you know if  chlorella or spirulina is …

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