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Breakfast table with cereal, toast, coffee and orange juice

The Dangers of Living a ‘Normal’ Life- Part 2

by Rhianna on February 16, 2015

I have had this blog post in the back of my mind for a couple of months now. At the end of the first part of this blog, where we looked at coffee, one of the most commonly consumes ‘health danger’ in our society, I promised to write more on meat, wheat and dairy. Well,
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Keep Trying

Tried Everything?

by Rhianna on August 8, 2014

What do you do when you have tried everything? Sometimes you just get to that point. You know, the point where you feel that nothing you have tried has worked, and you’ve spent so much money and wasted so much time and done everything you can possibly do. And still nothing has worked. And you just
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Young Woman Climbing

Give It A Go!

by Rhianna on August 6, 2014

As a naturopath, I often hear “Oh, I have tried such-and-such (a product, a treatment, a modality) and it didn’t work for me.” When I was studying to be a naturopath, if a patient would tell me something along these lines I would believe them without question, but now with years of experience behind me,
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Old Map And Compass

Healthy Tips For Domestic Travel

by Rhianna on July 7, 2014

I have just come back from a fantastic long weekend in Canberra, celebrating the upcoming marriage of a lovely friend of mine. Yep, I went to a hens, and no I didn’t repeat the mistakes my beautiful partner made a few months ago on his last bucks night! Read about his shenanigans and their long
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Woman With Headache, Migraine, Stress, Insomnia, Hangover

Is Your Body At War?

by Rhianna on June 16, 2014

Today I woke up with one mean hangover! My eyes felt puffy with big dark bags under them, I woke up heavily and reluctantly, wishing it was Sunday, my head full and fuzzy and I was a generally grumpy little human. Alcohol? What alcohol? Oh no, this isn’t your typical one-drink-too-many hang over. This is
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Medication, Closeup, Isolated

Are Supplements FOREVER?

by Rhianna on May 16, 2014

One of the questions I am often asked as a naturopath, is how long to take a supplement for. Our society is one that is used to the idea of having to take things long term. Just think of the oral contraceptive pill, blood pressure medication, cholesterol tablets and so on… Considering only those three
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Very angry little girl

Is It Allergies or Intolerances?

by Rhianna on April 15, 2014

When I was a kid, Mum dragged me to the dreaded naturopath who told us I shouldn’t be having wheat or dairy. As a result, Mum started waging war against these evils in my diet, and also against me, because at the age of 10 there was no way I was going to eat soy
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Female sales assistant in health food store

Off The Shelf & Your Health Part 2

by Rhianna on March 4, 2014

The focus of yesterday and today’s blog has been ‘off the shelf’ products, and what they can mean for your health. By ‘off the shelf’ products, I am talking about those products you can walk into any health food store, chemist or supermarket, and grab right off the shelf. You don’t need to talk to
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Omega 3 fish oil capsules

Off The Shelf & Your Health

by Rhianna on March 3, 2014

The focus of today’s blog is ‘off the shelf’ products, and what they can mean for your health. By ‘off the shelf’ products, I am talking about those products you can walk into any health food store, chemist or supermarket, and grab right off the shelf. You don’t need to talk to a naturopath or
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Breakfast table with cereal, toast, coffee and orange juice

Change Your Diet, Change Your Life!

by Rhianna on February 28, 2014

I have been a naturopath for long enough that I find I am forgetting what an ‘average Australian diet’ entails. Every now and then I will get a client who brings me back down to earth, and reemphasises the fact that the way I eat in my house hold is probably pretty ‘weird’ for the
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