Hormone Balance

Fruit & Vegetables

A small Australian study has just been released showing that a diet high in fibre is a key indicator in what is called “successful aging” – defined as not suffering from disability, depression, dementia, respiratory problems, cancer, heart disease or stroke. The article states: “Dr Bamini Gopinath, from The Westmead Institute for Medical Research in
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Salt

The Great Salt Debate

by Leisa on May 23, 2016

No wonder the public are confused when the media features conflicting stories on aspects of health and diet on a daily basis. This week the stories being highlighted were about salt – one article that made the headlines was a study published in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet which showed that low-salt intake led
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Christiane Northrup

These ‘Safe’ Drugs Are Not Safe

by Leisa on May 18, 2016

I just read a great article by acclaimed Women’s Health Expert, Christiane Northrup entitled “Why I Won’t Take These ‘Safe’ Drugs.” The four drugs she mentions in the article are four that I am also very against, and it was excellent to read her simple, but thorough explanations of why they are so dangerous. She
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Healthy food in heart and cholesterol diet concept on vintage bo

There was an article written recently by Dr Aseem Malhotra, arguing that the  “benefits of statins have been exaggerated and their side effects downplayed” in the rush by the medical profession to prescribe these nasty medications to millions of people who don’t actually need them. Actually, I would argue that no one actually needs a
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Boosting The Immune System

by Leisa on January 6, 2016

There is no doubt about it that the hectic holiday season can lead to stress. Stress can lead to a compromised immune system. Less sleep, overindulging and being around large groups of people can all increase the likelihood of illness, and no one wants to be sick during the holidays! In the follow up after
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Diagnosing Adrenal Fatigue

by Leisa on November 28, 2015

Diagnosing adrenal fatigue isn’t as simple as having a quick blood test and getting a yes or no answer. In fact most doctors have no idea about adrenal fatigue and don’t actually believe that the condition exists! However, in the same way that type 2 diabetes doesn’t just “appear”‘ overnight with is a measurable deterioration
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How You Can Reduce Stress Today!

by Leisa on November 26, 2015

In this modern world that we live in, we are faced with stress on a day to day basis. This stress can be mental, emotional, physical or environmental and whether we are aware of the stress placed on our body or not, it still takes a dramatic toll on our overall health and wellbeing. Our
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Is Your Doctor Destroying Your Thyroid Gland?

by Leisa on October 27, 2015

It is a story I hear nearly every single week when consulting with my naturopathic patients. “I have been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, but the doctor tells me there is nothing they can do.” And that is true, the medical profession don’t have an answer for autoimmune thyroid conditions. As I wrote in my previous
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Chronic Fatigue – 5 Things You Should Know

by Leisa on October 21, 2015

I was happily surprised to read this great article on the Mamamia website by Kate Easton, detailing her experience of chronic fatigue. And it gave me shivers. More than once I’ve written about how hard it can be dealing with conditions of fatigue. In a recent blog post “Thryoid Sufferers and Frenemies” I spoke about
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Thyroid Sufferers & Frenemies

by Leisa on June 21, 2015

Thyroid sufferers are some of the bravest people I know. Often struggling through life without a proper diagnosis, the fatigue, weight gain, and depression that are the cornerstone symptoms of a thyroid disorder, are a constant in their lives. These people know that something is wrong, but have been unable to find the help they
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