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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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Punching Bag Punch

One of the most pervasive themes we find in the way the world views illness today; is that poor health or disease is a battle we need to win. We hear stories every day about a celebrity diagnosed with cancer who vows to “fight with everything they have” and are determined to “win the battle”
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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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Why Alkalising Your Stomach Is Bad News

by Leisa on November 2, 2015

There was a post doing the rounds on Facebook yesterday with a “health tip” that claimed to cure arthritis, heartburn, and various other chronic illnesses. The only thing was, that the people sharing this miraculous “health tip” had no idea what they were talking about, or the long term damage that could be done if
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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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Hashimoto's

I see a lot of patients who have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis – an autoimmune disease where they are producing antibodies to parts of their thyroid gland that make thyroid hormone. It is much more common than people might think, and can lead to total destruction of the the thyroid gland if not diagnosed and treated properly.
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