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Has Your Fatigue Been Misdiagnosed?

by Leisa on May 27, 2015

Last week I saw a patient who had been misdiagnosed by their former naturopath, and had been given the completely wrong treatment program. When it comes to issues of fatigue, there are very few naturopaths who have studied these issues in depth. Adrenal fatigue is barely mentioned during the course of study during a naturopathic
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My Favourite Foods as Medicine

by Rhianna on October 2, 2014

I’m a naturopath that really loves food as medicine. If I can avoid giving my patients a supplement and use a food instead, I will! There are definitely times when foods alone are not enough to keep us in optimum health, and in these cases herbs and vitamins in the form of supplements may be
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The Rubbish Ads Teach

by Rhianna on September 30, 2014

Last week I spent the week at home. My partner and I planned to take the week off together as a “stay-cation”, a vacation where you just hang out at home. We were both going to do a cleanse, I was doing an Ayurvedic detox and Asa was going to do a bit of gut
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The Clean 15 vs The Dirty Dozen

by Rhianna on August 21, 2014

Please excuse me if I am repeating old information, but the concept of the “Clean 15” and “Dirty Dozen” was just brought to my attention recently. A little behind the 8 ball there I’ll admit… But better late than never! I thought I’d share it in case you too missed the memo… I have been
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The Truth About Leaky Gut

by Rhianna on August 14, 2014

I have wanted to write this blog post for a while now. These past 10 days in beautiful Bali with some very special Embracing Health Detox Retreat guests has highlighted this topic for me again, and I am lucky to have found a quiet moment to write it down. The truth about leaky gut is
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Thinking About Digestion Health Testing?

by Rhianna on May 29, 2014

A little while ago I posted a blog about what results you might find doing a Saliva Hormone Test. I thought it was only fair to write a similar blog about my favourite test of all, the Digestion Health Test! Some of you may remember a few years ago when I did this test on
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Winter Weight Loss Myths

by Rhianna on May 23, 2014

Working a few days in my local Flannerys health food store, highlights products the average shopper is looking for, and last week was all about weight loss! Luckily, the store I work in doesn’t stock the majority of your ‘so-hot-right-now’ rubbish, but we still have plenty of people coming in searching for the next quick
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Finding the Time

by Rhianna on May 20, 2014

After a couple of busy weeks at work, unconsciously full weekends and the sun heading to bed by 6pm of an evening, I noticed I have been feeling like each day is just blurring into the next, whizzing past with no real rest in sight. Ever had that feeling? So much to do, so little
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Cholesterol Trouble?

by Rhianna on May 13, 2014

One of the good things about having a partner who is a naturopath, is that I can pinch the occasional health related post from his Facebook wall! I found this post this morning, and thought it explained cholesterol so perfectly that I had to share it with you! Written by Asa Harrington, awesome naturopath and
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Thinking About Saliva Testing?

by Rhianna on April 16, 2014

I have to say, I love testing!!! I am so lucky and grateful that medicine has developed methods of testing that we naturopaths can use to identify problems we suspect in our patients. In the past, naturopaths have always taken detailed case histories, looked at physical signs and symptoms and deduced what is the most
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