How does being overweight affect my fertility?

The proportion of Australians who are overweight or obese is at an all-time high. We know excess weight is linked to many adverse health consequences. There is now growing understanding that it also affects fertility.

Being overweight affects female fertility

A fine hormonal balance regulates the menstrual cycle. Overweight and obese women have higher levels of a hormone called leptin, which is produced in fatty tissue. This disrupts the hormone balance and can lead to reduced fertility.

The quantity and distribution of body fat also will affect the menstrual cycle.  The more weight in particular; more abdominal fat, … + Read More

Informed consent: women need to know about the link between the pill and depression

The introduction of the contraceptive pill in the 1960s was a major milestone for female empowerment. It allowed women to separate sex from procreation, and to increase their participation in work outside the home.

Now, more than 100 million women worldwide use the oral contraceptive pill to prevent pregnancy or control their menstruation.

But the pill and other hormone contraceptives are not without side effects. We usually focus on the physical health effects of the pill, yet the most common reason women stop or change the pill is mental health side effects.

Depression is one of the most prevalent and … + Read More

How to find Sydney’s best Naturopath

Sydney’s best Naturopath.

How do you find a good practitioner? Well not just good, but great, the best ever! Someone who will genuinely care about your health and well-being, give you a diet that makes sense and set achievable lifestyle goals to get on track to be a happier healthier you.

Some tips to find the perfect match!

I jump online and Google ‘Sydney’s best Naturopath’ and begin my hunt. Once I search through the paid ads, where people have literally put money to rank themselves as the best Naturopath and it just looks like a lot of articles.

So, … + Read More

The Paleo Diet – The new and the old

Paleo – The new, old diet

Paleo diet

The basis of the Paleo diet

The paleo diet (also nicknamed the caveman diet, primal diet, Stone Age diet, and hunter-gatherer diet) is hugely popular these days, and goes by one simple question: What would a caveman eat? Here, we explain what the paleo diet involves, its pros and cons, and, ultimately, what a modern person needs to know to decide whether or not to take the paleo diet plunge.

Paleo foods

The paleo diet runs on the same foods our hunter-gather ancestors supposedly ate: fruits, vegetables, meats, seafood, and nuts. “By following these … + Read More

Zinc – Can’t Live Without It, Are You Getting Enough?

Zinc Essential For Health

You may currently take zinc when you have a cold or flu. However, did you know that your cells need it on a daily basis? The adult body contains approximately 2.0 to 3.0 g, mostly stored inside your cells. Zinc has far-reaching actions which affect the health of your whole body.

Are Your Levels Low?

If you experience any of the following symptoms, your zinc levels may be low:
•    Recurrent colds, flus and/or infections;
•    Poor appetite, reduced sense of taste and/or smell;
•    Sluggish digestion;
•    Slow growth and development;
•    Slow healing, acne

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Is sugar addictive? How to cut the cravings!

Some of us can definitely say we have a sweet tooth and love sugar. Whether it’s cakes, chocolates, cookies, lollies or soft drinks, our world is filled with intensely pleasurable sweet treats. Sometimes eating these sugary foods is just too hard to resist.

As a nation, Australians consume, on average, 60 grams (14 teaspoons) of table sugar (sucrose) a day. Excessive consumption of is a major contributor to the increasing rates of obesity in both Australia and globally.

Eating sugary foods can become ingrained into our lifestyles and routines. That spoonful makes your coffee taste better and dessert can feel … + Read More

Complimentary Medicine – Which supplements work?

You may have seen Four Corners program on Complementary Medicine. As always complimentary medicine didn’t do to tell. With the comment.. just creating expensive urine, once again being thrown around.

So what next? How are we going to arm consumers to make the right choices? How are we going to clean up the products available?

Like anything I believe you pay for what you get. Ditch the Google Dr and speak to someone who is trained in Complimentary Medicine and studied Nutrition, Naturopathy, Herbal Medicine and understands anatomy and physiology. Each product I choose to use is because of the … + Read More

Melbourne researchers believe they have made a breakthrough with ADHD

Researchers at Melbourne’s Swinburne University believe they have found a natural treatment which could help children suffering from ADHD.

In the clean, clear waters of New Zealand lies the green-lipped mussel, which contains anti-inflammatory and joint-protecting properties through the high amount of Omega-3 fatty acids found in them.

For some time, Melbourne researchers believed a supplement made from the mussels, marketed in Australia as Lyprinol, could also help children suffering from ADHD.

Natural treatment for ADHD
Natural treatment for ADHD

Swinburne University lead researcher Professor Con Stough said the team found a 34 percent improvement in bad behaviour at home, a 13 percent improvement … + Read More

Complementary Medicines in Australia

“Swallowing It: How Australians are spending billions on unproven vitamins and supplements”. If any of you watched, it went as I expected, fairly negatively for complementary medicine.

Once again the efficacy and safety of Australian complementary medicines is being questioned through the media.  Many of you will have read or heard about the ABC’s Four Corners story airing tonight “Swallowing It: How Australians are spending billions on unproven vitamins and supplements”.  With phrases in the program promotions such as “What a lot of Australian families have is very expensive urine.”  I expected to hear the usual … + Read More

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Lindsay provided some great practical dietary and nutritional tips that I was able to put into practice easily because they realistically fit my lifestyle.

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