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”. …

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Pregnancy: We’ve all heard about postnatal depression, but what about antenatal depression?

We all know and hear a lot about postnatal depression, but what about depression and anxiety during pregnancy?

Over the past two decades, most research on mothers’ mental health has focused on the time after childbirth. Only recently has attention turned to the issue of maternal mental health during pregnancy.

Our study involving 1500 first-time mothers suggests around one in ten mothers have clinically significant depressive symptoms in the first three months of pregnancy, and a similar proportion have severe anxiety symptoms.…

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Health Check: What is endometriosis?

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Health Check: are painful periods normal?

Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue similar to the lining the endometrium (womb), grows outside of the womb. It can grow on the ovaries, bowel, and in some rare cases has even been found outside of the pelvis such as the lungs. The hormones that trigger a period cause bleeding at these sites of implanted endometrial tissue, and this causes pain.



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Tips on how to be a Smooth(ie) Operator – Smoothie

Smoothie Operator

Your guide to the perfect smoothie-Green alkaline smoothie with wheatgrass, raw organic elderberry super fruit with spirulina puree, coconut flesh and cold pressed ginseng, kale, and spinach activated almond milk with turmeric…  you got this, right?!?!?

Smoothies are serious business. Designer juice bars are all the rage, and social media pages are bursting with pictures of mason jars full of healthy, vibrant liquid goodness, garnished with a sprinkling of goji berries and a striped paper straw.…

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