Nail markers – what do they mean?

Ever looked at a chipped, brittle, or black-lined nail and wondered why it looks that way? Well, it turns out that nail health is closely associated with how well your body is functioning in other areas.

For the general population, nail health is most often an indicator of poor nutritional intake or poor digestion. Brittle, weak, and peeling nails are the most common concerns I see in the clinic and these symptoms are more often the result of a poor diet than of systemic disease.…

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January 2019 Maternity Leave

Oh gosh, I am thinking about the end of the year already,  Coles Christmas puddings have prompted me! From December I will be slowing down and taking some time off for maternity leave.

Timeout

I will be finishing up in the clinic at the end of December. I will be offering Skype consultations to existing clients for the month of January.…

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Iron – more than just energy.

Even complain that you are tired of someone to pipe in – eat a steak you probably need iron!

And they have a point… well, kind of.

What does iron do?

Iron is an important component of haemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen from your lungs to transport it throughout your body.…

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Good news for number two’s!

There are few things more relieving then knowing your bowels are in good nick (because let’s be honest, they do a pretty good job of telling us when they’re not).

Checking in with five experts… do we need to poo each day?

All experts agreed there’s nothing to worry about if you don’t go every day see below.…

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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.…

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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!



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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.…

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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.…

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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.



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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.…

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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?

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