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Navigating Pre-menstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
July 15th, 2023 + The Naturopathic Co.

Pre-menstrual syndrome affects millions of Australian women each year. Pre-menstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) is a severe type of premenstrual syndrome with incapacitating symptoms that may be severe enough to impair daily function. PMDD is characterised by moderate to severe affective and behavioural symptoms that occur post ovulation and peak in the luteal phase of the […]

Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids
July 1st, 2023 + The Naturopathic Co.

Symptoms of fibroids Heavy menstrual bleeding Bloating or fullness in the stomach/pelvic region Pelvic pressure or pain, heaviness in the pelvic area, or back ache Changes to your period cycle, length, heaviness of bleed A longer bleed; a period lasting 5-7 days Larger and regular clots Frequent urination or urgency for the bathroom Difficulty emptying […]

The impact of stress with Mind Body Integration expert Kate Lister
June 15th, 2023 + The Naturopathic Co.

Take a minute to focus inward, can you remember a time when you woke in the morning with a painful ‘knot’ or some serious tension in your neck / shoulders / back or anywhere else that restricted your movement…?? And… What if we go a little abstract in our thinking and consider this ‘knot’ could […]

Quercetin vs CoQ10
June 1st, 2023 + The Naturopathic Co.

Many people mistake Quercetin and CoQ10, because of their similar health benefits. Despite some similarities, they are distinct compounds with different mechanisms of action. Quercetin Quercetin is a chemical found naturally in plants, which belongs to a large group of compounds called flavonoids. Flavonoids give many plants their natural colour. Quercetin is found in food […]

How chemicals and nutrient deficiencies can impact ADHD
May 15th, 2023 + The Naturopathic Co.

Symptoms include fidgeting/ being unable to sit still, impulsiveness, inability to concentrate, excessive physical movement, excessive talking, acting without thinking, and more. Medications Medications are often used to activate dopamine and noradrenergic neurotransmitter pathways in the brain, and although this may lead to improved attention, it may also come with side effects such as constipation, weight […]

How to support change with intention and movement
May 1st, 2023 + The Naturopathic Co.

The term Neuroplasticity may be familiar, and it is used to represent constant reorganisation of it’s structures, function and connections in response to the stimuli it encounters. Whatever you are thinking, feeling, or experiencing, change is taking place in your brain via the process of Neuroplasticity. The Predictive Brain Our glorious brains are somewhat predictive. […]

What’s the real cause of your food sensitivities?
April 15th, 2023 + The Naturopathic Co.

When gut health is poor, then some food sensitivities start to present. Common symptoms of food sensitivities: Bloating, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, IBS Brain fog Fatigue Muscles aches and pains Headaches and migraines Hives and skin rashes Asthma and respiratory symptoms What constitutes poor gut health? Essentially it’s gut damage and an insufficiency in healthy bacteria […]

Low in iron?
April 1st, 2023 + The Naturopathic Co.

Iron is required for normal cell and organ function, as it carries oxygen around the body via haemoglobin found in red blood cells. After absorption, iron is transported by ferritin to specific sites for use. Iron is stored in the liver, spleen, and bone marrow. Haem iron from animal sources is absorbed more easily than […]

The benefits of probiotic therapy
March 15th, 2023 + The Naturopathic Co.

Your body is full of bacteria which is called the microbiome. Strain diversity in the bacteria in our gut is considered one of the pillars for good health. Trillions of bacteria throughout the body work together to help regulate our body so that it functions optimally; our immune system, heart, weight, moods, and even how […]

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Gut healing for complete wellbeing
March 1st, 2023 + The Naturopathic Co.

Trillions of bacteria throughout the body, and particularly on the skin and in the intestines, all work together to help regulate our body so that it functions optimally; our immune system, heart, weight, moods, and even how we sleep. Your gut is the foundation of your overall health. Optimise your gut >< Optimise your health While […]

Conditions we treat with Naturopathy
February 15th, 2023 + The Naturopathic Co.

Here at The Naturopathic Co. our mission is simple. If you are looking for a naturopath in Australia that is going to support you in regaining your full health and well-being as quickly as possible, we can do just that. We do this by taking a modern approach to naturopathy. We combine our love of natural therapies […]

How to choose a good probiotic
February 1st, 2023 + The Naturopathic Co.

Let’s take a look at some of the variables, so we can have a better understanding around which probiotic to choose. The strains of bacteria in the probiotic How do you know you are getting the correct strains for your body in the probiotic you choose? Firstly, there is no ‘bad’ strain in a probiotic. […]

Why chia seeds are a great addition to your diet
January 1st, 2023 + The Naturopathic Co.

Chia seeds are tiny black or white seeds from the plant Salvia hispanica. It’s believed that chia seeds are native to Central America and were used by Aztecs as energy food thousands of years ago. They are nutritious The Aztecs used these seeds for energy food, because they’re so highly nutritious. These little seeds are packed with […]

The absence of a period
December 1st, 2022 + The Naturopathic Co.

What is amenorrhea? The absence of a period, known as amenorrhea, can be short-term or permanent absence of menstruation – and there are both primary and secondary amenorrhea definitions. Primary amenorrhea is a diagnosis when menstruation is yet to start (usually by the age of 15 years).  Secondary amenorrhea is a discontinuation of menstruation (for […]

How to protect yourself from inflammageing
November 15th, 2022 + The Naturopathic Co.

The burdens of unhealthy ageing associated with our modern and busy lifestyles are increasing. “Inflammageing” is marked by elevated levels of blood inflammatory markers. Inflammation is a natural process, a protective mechanism, and the body’s response to infection, illness or injury. As part of this inflammatory response, the body increases production of white blood cells […]

Symptoms and causes of high histamine
November 1st, 2022 + The Naturopathic Co.

Histamine foods and histamine liberators Histamine is synthesized in the body, by an enzymatic reaction performed by microorganisms. Some foods increase histamine as we consume them, other foods are liberators, meaning they help to release histamine from food. We find higher histamine levels in aging foods, fermenting foods, and other high histamine foods such as: […]

Boost stomach acid naturally
October 15th, 2022 + The Naturopathic Co.

If we’re too low in stomach acid, we aren’t able to break down food sufficiently. In addition to that, a burden is placed on the rest of the digestive system in order to break down food that hasn’t been processed enough. Low stomach acid and digestive issues I see patients who suffer from reflux because […]

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Nutrients for Sleep
October 1st, 2022 + The Naturopathic Co.

Melatonin Melatonin is the primary factor affecting your sleep. The sleep/wake cycle is regulated by the body’s circadian rhythm. Your circadian rhythm is regulated by the hormone melatonin, which is produced in your brain. Melatonin is also present in many types of foods including corn, cherries, kiwi, pistachios,  strawberries, tomatoes, grapes, walnuts and capsicum. Tryptophan Tryptophan […]

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Your gut microbiome: Your most important organ
September 15th, 2022 + The Naturopathic Co.

The most important organ: the gut microbiome. It’s everything from your mouth to colon, entry to exit, all the bits in between, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and all of the bacteria that live in there, yeasts, cells. Why is it important to have a healthy gut If you have a healthy gut, you’ll have […]

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Treating SIBO
September 1st, 2022 + The Naturopathic Co.

SIBO is a clinical syndrome of gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g. abdominal pain, bloating, gas, distention, diarrhoea and constipation) due to the presence of an excessive number of bacteria within the small intestine (>105 – 106 organisms/mL). Fungal and bacterial micro-organisms are part of the normal intestinal ecosystem, however they are normally regulated and kept in balance […]

Amazing Benefits of Juice and Bone Broth Cleansing
August 15th, 2022 + The Naturopathic Co.

The majority of patients I speak to experience generalised fatigue, bloating, and often suffer from colds/flus. In addition to fixing those issues from the underlying cause (often gut dysbiosis), many patients can also benefit from a juice cleanse. It’s one of the quickest ways to reset the system, and a quick 2-3 day juice cleanse is […]

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Gut Health: Akkermansia
August 1st, 2022 + The Naturopathic Co.

Akkermansia muciniphila is a symbiotic bacterium of the mucus layer. It has been isolated and characterized as a mucin-utilising specialist, and the majority of the world’s population have it in their gut microbiome. Health Benefits Akkermansia’s health benefits include metabolic modulation, immune regulation, and gut health protection. It strengthens your gut’s mucous lining. This helps to make […]

The Importance of Microbial Composition in the Gut
July 15th, 2022 + The Naturopathic Co.

Research demonstrates that a typical western diet, which is relatively low in fibre and plant matter, and higher in ‘white’ processed foods and sugar, negatively shifts the intestinal microbial balance, resulting in an altered ratio of ‘good’ vs ‘bad’ bacteria. Akkermansia muciniphilia and gut protection We also know that key beneficial bacteria such as Akkermansia muciniphila […]

Prebiotics vs Probiotics
July 1st, 2022 + The Naturopathic Co.

Studies show that cultivating diverse and beneficial gut flora is the key to strong immunity, robust digestion, detoxification, balanced moods, balanced hormones, weight loss, and longevity. It is this internal complex ecosystem, our microbiome, which keeps us in good health. Eating prebiotic foods is a great way to encourage the growth of beneficial bacteria. Prebiotics have […]

Fave antioxidant berry smoothie!
June 15th, 2022 + The Naturopathic Co.

It’s so easy to increase your antioxidant intake by making a smoothie each day. You can also make this smoothie a little thicker by adding less liquid and prepare a smoothie bowl instead. Add your favourite toppings, et voila! A delicious, nutrient-dense bowl for breakfast! Ingredients Serves: 2 1 cup frozen berries 1/2 cup frozen […]

Best Hyaluronic Acid Foods for Your Skin
June 1st, 2022 + The Naturopathic Co.

Hyaluronic acid is a compound that occurs naturally in your body, and is responsible for attracting and retaining moisture (particularly skin, eyes, and joints), and supporting cellular regeneration and wound repair. Research shows that Hyaluronic acid can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve skin hydration and elasticity. As we age, the skin becomes more […]

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Herbal teas, their uses, and benefits
May 15th, 2022 + The Naturopathic Co.

Below are some of the most popular healing herbal teas Licorice Tea Licorice root tea has a very sweet taste. It is great for digestive issues, and healing the gut lining. Good for gastritis, ulcers, reflux, adrenal issues, constipation. Gingko Tea Gingko is used for cognition enhancing, memory, concentration, and is neuroprotective. It’s also great for circulatory […]

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Top antiviral herbs and their uses
May 1st, 2022 + The Naturopathic Co.

Let’s look at the top antiviral herbs Licorice Root Licorice is an anti-inflammatory herb, adrenal tonic, and provides healing to the gut lining. It also has antiviral activity due to its glycyrrhizin and triterpenoid content. Aside from being antiviral, licorice is used to treat constipation, ulcers, reflux, adrenal depletion, PCOS, and any type of acute […]

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Oxalates and kidney stones
April 15th, 2022 + The Naturopathic Co.

The deposition of oxalates in critical tissues such as brain and blood vessels causes oxidative damage in the body. Oxalates combine with calcium and iron to make crystals. In most people, these crystals leave the body in urine. However, when too much oxalate continues through to the kidneys, it can lead to kidney stones. High […]

Four steps to optimising your gut
April 1st, 2022 + The Naturopathic Co.

Working with your naturopath, you can determine the best approach for treating your symptoms, and ensure you cover the below four steps. The Four R’s: Remove The first step is to remove the factors that negatively impact the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and may be contributing to your symptoms. These triggers may be varied, because there’s […]

Don’t ignore digestive symptoms
April 1st, 2022 + The Naturopathic Co.

A healthy gut is everything when it comes to digestion, skin, hormones, mental health, immunity and so much more. Not only that, but so many health issues are linked to poor gut health: ◦Digestion, IBS, Colitis, Crohn’s ◦Immunity ◦Hormones ◦Sleep ◦Mental health, mood, depression, anxiety, brain fog ◦Skin; acne, psoriasis, eczema ◦All autoimmune conditions ◦Recurrent […]

Reversing Autoimmunity
March 15th, 2022 + The Naturopathic Co.

Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA) Antibodies sometimes make a mistake and start to identify naturally occurring proteins in our bodies as ‘foreign’ and dangerous and start producing autoantibodies. Autoantibodies stimulate the inflammation cascade causing the body to attack itself. The autoantibodies that target the nucleus of a cell are called antinuclear antibodies (ANA) We all have some […]

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How to start improving gut health naturally
March 1st, 2022 + The Naturopathic Co.

Studies show that cultivating diverse and beneficial gut flora is the key to strong immunity, robust digestion, detoxification, balanced moods, balanced hormones, weight loss, and longevity. It is this internal complex ecosystem, our microbiome, which keeps us in good health. Promote strain diversity. Greater gut diversity supports overall health and wellbeing. A wide and diverse […]

A natural approach
February 15th, 2022 + The Naturopathic Co.

The naturopathic consult includes comprehensive case taking in order to determine the root cause of a health concern rather than rely on one single diagnosis or just treating symptoms. As natural medicine practitioners, we treat the whole person and believe that disease processes occur when there is imbalance or dysfunction in the body. This means […]

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Don’t put up with digestive discomfort
February 1st, 2022 + The Naturopathic Co.

Understanding what’s causing your digestive symptoms is important. That’s why I like stool testing to show exactly what’s inside your gut. It eliminates any guess work and we deal with facts. Resolving digestive symptoms has two main components: Understanding your unique mix in your gut. Minimising pathogenic bacteria, yeast, and eliminating parasites. At the same time […]

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My nutritional COVID home kit
January 15th, 2022 + The Naturopathic Co.

I’m stocked up on the following: Vitamin C foods Vitamin C functions as an antioxidant to support healthy immune responses. It stimulates white blood cell production by boosting natural killer cell activity and increasing serum levels of antibodies in order to neutralise viral pathogens. High vitamin C foods include capsicum, broccoli, kale, brussel sprouts, sweet potato, papayas, […]

Polyphenols: food as medicine
January 1st, 2022 + The Naturopathic Co.

Polyphenols are compounds we get through certain plant-based foods. They can act as antioxidants; working to protect the body against oxidative stress, cancer, and inflammation, by mopping up cell mutations. More than 8000 polyphenols have been identified in plant sources. Examples of high polyphenols Cacao, dark chocolate. Berries; raspberries, cranberries, blueberries, blackberries, black currants, strawberries […]

Nutrition and a healthy microbiome
December 15th, 2021 + The Naturopathic Co.

The majority of health issues I treat are linked to poor gut health in some way. The gut influences so many health outcomes. To give you an idea, the following conditions are all influenced by poor gut health: ◦Digestion, IBS, Colitis, Crohn’s ◦Low immunity ◦Hormones ◦Sleep (melatonin) ◦Mental health; mood, depression, anxiety, brain fog (gut […]

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Hidden imbalances and weight gain
December 1st, 2021 + The Naturopathic Co.

While the reasons for this are multifactorial, acidosis, inflammation, and gut dysbiosis are some of the barriers to successful weight loss. Acidosis and weight gain Acidosis is when your body’s fluids contain too much acid – your body can’t maintain the correct pH levels. Below are a few examples of how acidosis can impact weight. […]

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Oral microbiome and mental health link
November 15th, 2021 + The Naturopathic Co.

New research shows a link between oral microbial health and mental health. It has been discovered that inflammatory proteins associated with periodontitis may exacerbate or increase susceptibility to mental health disorders. Similarly, research has suggested a link between Alzheimer’s and translocation of inflammatory bacteria across the blood brain barrier. Oral pathogens such as Treponema denticola […]

Healing a leaky gut
November 1st, 2021 + The Naturopathic Co.

When there is damage to the gut wall (caused by pathogens, medications, chemicals, food sensitivities, alcohol, or untreated IBS) tiny microscopic holes form along the gut lining. This causes the gut wall to be compromised and a permeable gut lining is known as “leaky gut”. Leaky gut is implicated in many conditions including autism spectrum […]

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Sugar and the oral microbiome
October 15th, 2021 + The Naturopathic Co.

The oral microbiome is in a constant state of flux as it responds to a regularly changing environment. Just like good gut health is crucial for overall health, we now know that a balanced and healthy oral microbiome is also essential for good health. New research links an unhealthy oral microbiome with mental health issues […]

Histamine intolerance
October 1st, 2021 + The Naturopathic Co.

Histamine is a biogenic amine that is produced naturally in the body and occurs normally in foods. It is a normal and necessary chemical involved in inflammation, mucous secretion, cytokine production, gastric acid secretion, smooth muscle contraction, vasodilation, neurotransmission and regulation of the sleep-wake cycle. Histamine toxicity occurs when the amount ingested overwhelms the detoxification […]

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What can we learn from blue zones?
September 15th, 2021 + The Naturopathic Co.

Buettner attributes the longevity of blue zones to a “constellation of little things that add up”, rather than one or two big things. Ikaria, Greece Ikaria is off the coast of Turkey, and research links their increased longevity to the traditional Mediterranean diet, which is heavy in vegetables and healthy fats and contains smaller amounts […]

The full moon and your health
September 15th, 2021 + The Naturopathic Co.

We already know the menstrual cycle syncs with the moon (bleed over new moon or full moon, and ovulation vice versa), but the moon also heavily influences other aspects of health. The moon and sleep Studies have shown disturbed sleep, less sleep, or sleep onset issues during a full moon. This makes sense, as melatonin […]

The most effective ways to improve your gut bacteria
August 15th, 2021 + The Naturopathic Co.

The microbes in our gut out number our human cells ten to one. We have about 40 trillion microbes, all impacting our health in a variety of ways. Sometimes the mix in our gut can become out of balance (we can have too many pathogenic microbes, and not enough healthy beneficial bacteria to support good […]

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The Bloat
July 15th, 2021 + The Naturopathic Co.

Why are we all bloated? Usually a combination of reasons. Firstly, our digestive system can’t handle what we throw at it. Over-eating and under-digesting. Eating when we’re not hungry, eating too much, making poor food choices (starch-heavy). Under-digesting due to stress (our body can’t adequately support digestion when under stress; we don’t produce the enzymes needed […]

Eating to support PMS
July 1st, 2021 + The Naturopathic Co.

Symptoms can range from mild (where we can go about our day with a little extra support), to the more serious PMDD (Premenstrual dysphoric disorder severe affective mood disorder). They are characterized by recurring somatic and psychological symptoms during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle, and these symptoms resolve within a few days of […]

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Naturopathy FAQs
June 15th, 2021 + The Naturopathic Co.

What are some of the most common conditions treated by a naturopath? Most of my patients have concerns with digestive issues, skin issues, weight gain/inability to lose weight, autoimmune conditions, anxiety, hormone imbalance, and fatigue. Who is it for? Naturopathy is for anyone of any age. We work through all symptoms, and know that the […]

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Restoring balance during insomnia
June 8th, 2021 + The Naturopathic Co.

Insomnia is characterised by poor sleep quality, and/or difficulty initiating sleep, and/or difficulty maintaining sleep. Insomnia is associated with chronic disease in the long term, and also causes significant distress in the short-term. Stress then leads to more insomnia. Neurotransmitters play an important role in regulating sleep-wake cycles, and gammaaminobutyric acid (GABA) is particularly important. […]

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3 simple steps to detoxing like a pro
June 1st, 2021 + The Naturopathic Co.

Toxins are everywhere in the modern world. These toxins come in the form of food additives, chemicals in our water supply, airborne pollutants, chemicals in our hygiene and personal care products, pesticides, herbicides, drugs, alcohol, and caffeine. Increased antigenic exposure from intestinal microbes and/or food due to intestinal hyper-permeability is also a key contributor to […]

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Hope for IBS
May 15th, 2021 + The Naturopathic Co.

IBS is defined by a cluster of non-specific symptoms and the diagnosis of IBS is arrived at only after a process of elimination. Is IBS really a single condition? Or does each person with a diagnosis of IBS have vastly different underlying aetiologies? The discomfort the patient experiences is very real, and as naturopaths we […]

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What is Intestinal Methanogen Overgrowth (IMO)?
May 1st, 2021 + The Naturopathic Co.

These methanogens are kept in check by the immune system and a good diverse amount of beneficial bacteria in the intestinal tract. Methanogens are not strictly bacteria, but ancient micro-organisms called Archaea. Archaea are known as “extremophiles” because they can adapt and survive in hostile and extreme environments. Having methanogens in our digestive tracts provided […]

What is biofilm, and what role does it play in digestive health?
April 15th, 2021 + The Naturopathic Co.

Research suggests larger pathogenic biofilms are associated with a wide variety of chronic, or recurring intestinal conditions, suggesting increased microbial virulence and resistance to treatment. The intestinal tract is lined with a mucosal layer made from polysaccharides, cell fragments and proteins. This biofilm is a substance that cements the microbial communities to the intestinal wall. […]

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SIBO, SIFO, or both?
April 1st, 2021 + The Naturopathic Co.

Research on small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and small intestinal fungal overgrowth (SIFO) has increased substantially in recent years, however both SIFO and SIBO are far more prevalent than previously understood. Fungal and bacterial micro-organisms are part of the normal intestinal ecosystem, however they are normally regulated and kept in balance by the body’s immune […]

Restrictive diets and food sensitivities
March 15th, 2021 + The Naturopathic Co.

I see so many patients who have a huge amount of anxiety around eating out. They regularly experience severe digestive symptoms that come on immediately after eating, and when eating out, they’re often triggered. Young women carrying Imodium around in their bags because they’re so concerned about getting symptoms after eating. Digestive symptoms can really […]

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Understanding allergy testing
March 1st, 2021 + The Naturopathic Co.

Our immune system is complex, and there are three immune responses in particular which relate to allergy testing. IgA, IgE and IgG refer to immunoglobulins, or antibodies. These antibodies are part of our immune system, and are produced in response to things we come in contact with such as bacteria, foods, and pollen.  These antibodies […]

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How stress can trigger weight gain
February 15th, 2021 + The Naturopathic Co.

Cortisol is a hormone involved in our stress response. It’s part of a group of steroids referred to as glucocorticoids, which are produced by the adrenals. When our stress is increased, then our cortisol levels increase also. Dysfunctional adrenals causing incorrect cortisol levels can lead to adrenal fatigue, inflammation, blood sugar and blood pressure dysfunction, […]

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Break the stress/insomnia cycle
February 1st, 2021 + The Naturopathic Co.

Not every person responds to stress with disruption to their sleep, however it is extremely common. It’s individuals with a highly reactive sleep system who experience greater deterioration in their sleep during stressful times. Poor sleep quality has a negative impact on our ability to cope with stress causing exaggerated cognitive-emotional responses, therefore exasperating stress […]

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How to treat adrenal fatigue
January 15th, 2021 + The Naturopathic Co.

How does adrenal fatigue happen? For many people, these stress hormones are being produced much longer and at a higher level than they were intended due to chronic stress. This long term stress takes its toll on the adrenals. The stage one stress response helps us to deal with ongoing tasks by elevating cortisol levels […]

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Collagen for beautiful skin, hair, and nails
January 2nd, 2021 + The Naturopathic Co.

Collagen for your skin Collagen is extremely important for the skin. It provides anti-aging benefits, because as we age our collagen production decreases. Collagen is strengthening the skin membranes and provides elasticity and skin smoothness, so we get less sagging, less wrinkles. Collagen for your nails Your nails are made from keratin, which is a […]

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How digestive health is improved by mineral intake
December 19th, 2020 + The Naturopathic Co.

Minerals are needed for strong digestive function, because they act as cofactors, enabling enzymes to function. Potassium is needed for the secretion of gastric acid. Magnesium has an osmotic effect that draws water into the intestines, which helps to keep health bowel movements. Calcium reduces intestinal motility to aid nutrient absorption and reduces fluid secretion […]

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The perfect pair : iron + vitamin C
December 4th, 2020 + The Naturopathic Co.

This is important for women to remember, because iron deficiencies are common for women (particularly vegetarians/vegans, and those with heavy periods). Often we need to address deficiencies through supplementation, however if we can try and remember to intake foods high in iron with vitamin C then it’s a really good preventative measure. Why is iron […]

Hello Spring, Hello Hayfever
December 1st, 2020 + firstflight

The strength of your immune response (and its sensitivity level) is linked to how much else it needs to tolerate and deal with. For example, if you have food sensitivities and you continually expose yourself to these foods without realising, then you are burdening your immune system. If you have pathogens in your gut in […]

Low FODMAPS forever?
November 15th, 2020 + The Naturopathic Co.

Going low FODMAPS is an interim dietary change, and it’s not particularly healthy to continue this eating pattern ongoing. For those who have no idea what I’m referring to, FODMAPS stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides Disaccharides Monosaccharides Polyols This way of eating is usually an effective way to manage digestive symptoms (such as IBS symptoms) due […]

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Echinacea and the immune response
November 1st, 2020 + The Naturopathic Co.

Compounds found in the upper part (aerial parts) of the plant differ from compounds in the root. Traditionally we have used echinacea’s root constituents as an immune stimulant, however we now know that echinacea root works as an immune modulator, whereby it helps the immune system to self-regulate the immune response based on the requirement. […]

Herbal medicine in modern naturopathy
October 16th, 2020 + The Naturopathic Co.

The modern naturopath utilises herbal medicines to form part of a treatment plan, not only because they’re extremely effective, but also because they can be tailored to the individual. Herbal preparations are available in a variety of forms including liquid extracts, tinctures, teas, powders, capsules and tablets. In reality, it’s not enough to simply compare […]

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Menstrual irregularities and your thyroid
October 9th, 2020 + The Naturopathic Co.

Women with untreated thyroid dysfunction are more at risk for having period problems too. The balance between thyroid hormones and female reproductive hormones is closely linked and an imbalance in either one can throw the other out of balance too. For example, hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid) elevates prolactin (which in turn suppresses ovulation). An underactive […]

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Telomere length, and the best approach to antiaging
October 2nd, 2020 + The Naturopathic Co.

Certain types of food intake (processed food, sugars, trans fats etc) have been shown to accelerate telomere shortening, but there are also other lifestyle factors that play a part in health and aging by altering the rate of telomere shortening. Stress accelerates telomere shortening and aging Stress is associated with release of cortisol hormones by […]

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Anti-aging, weight loss, gut health, and the Mediterranean diet
September 25th, 2020 + The Naturopathic Co.

This style of eating is characterised by consuming fresh, seasonal vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes and unrefined grains. There is also the inclusion of uncooked olive oil, and a moderate intake of fish, with smaller amounts of dairy, meat and poultry. Even a moderate amount of red wine is included. However, refined sugars, processed foods, and […]

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What is oestrogen dominance?
September 18th, 2020 + The Naturopathic Co.

Oestrogen Dominance is one of the main causes of low progesterone. Progesterone is needed to keep oestrogen levels in check. There are different types of oestrogen – it’s a collective term used to describe the 3 types of oestrogen in women, which are produced at different phases of life: Oestradiol is produced by the ovaries […]

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Natural medicine can take time
September 11th, 2020 + The Naturopathic Co.

Hands up if you’ve taken a single gym class and expected to see a flat stomach? Or maybe you’ve expected beautiful, glowing skin after just one facial treatment. Natural medicine can be a little bit the same. It can take a little bit of patience in order to see the results, but when you do, […]

The importance of vitamin D for immune function
September 4th, 2020 + The Naturopathic Co.

In addition to vitamin D’s important role in calcium absorption and bone homeostasis, we now know that Vitamin D has a crucial role in our immune function, modulating both the innate and adaptive immune responses. This critical inter-relationship between vitamin D and our immune system highlights the importance of this “sunshine vitamin” for our immune […]

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Superfoods are your beauty foods
August 25th, 2020 + The Naturopathic Co.

Eating nutrient dense foods every day, provides your body with what it needs to enjoy youthful, glowing skin, and thick, strong hair. Instead of choosing the next fad cream or cosmetic procedure in order to rectify cosmetic flaws, investing in superfoods daily as part of your routine is a preventative approach that actually works. Superfruits, […]

August 15th, 2020 + The Naturopathic Co.

PCOS is a hormonal condition. It is caused by excess male hormones and irregular ovulation. PCOS may present with polycystic ovaries on an ultrasound, but sometimes may not. However, polycystic ovaries are not abnormal structures, but are developing ovarian follicles or eggs which are normal for the ovary. With PCOS, abnormal bleeding is usually the result […]

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Nutripath integrative pathology services
August 1st, 2020 + The Naturopathic Co.

NutriPATH is one of the largest functional testing laboratories, with collection centres located Australia wide. Nutripath’s pathology tests assist us in identifying the underlying cause of illness, providing us confidence in treatment strategy and health outcomes. NutriPATH offers more tests than any other integrative medical laboratory. With more than 200 tests available, assessments investigate endocrine, […]

Nourishing your hair from the inside out
July 20th, 2020 + The Naturopathic Co.

You are what you ‘digest and absorb’. For a lot of us, our digestive system is not operating properly, it’s sluggish, it doesn’t digest fully, and it doesn’t absorb as it should. All of those things negatively impact in the way our hair looks and feels. You might notice excessive breakage, slow growth, or that […]

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Top anti-inflammatory foods
July 10th, 2020 + The Naturopathic Co.

With an anti-inflammatory approach, we move towards incorporating whole foods, and is rich in vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, fish, whole grains, and olive oil. It focuses on the incorporation of prebiotics, fibre, antioxidants, and omega 3 fatty acids. We want to move away from processed and packaged foods, trans fats, fried foods, and additives. Try […]

How digestion impacts the appearance of glowing skin
July 1st, 2020 + The Naturopathic Co.

Want beautiful, glowing skin? We’ve all heard the saying you are what you eat, and it is cliched, but it’s true. What’s also true though, is that you are what you ‘digest and absorb’. For a lot of us, our digestive system is not operating properly, it’s sluggish, it doesn’t digest fully, and it doesn’t […]

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Your guide to adaptogens for optimum health
June 15th, 2020 + The Naturopathic Co.

Adaptogens help the body ‘adapt’ to both environmental and psychological stresses. Some examples are  ashwagandha, schisandra, holy basil, maca, ginseng, astragalus, shatavari, amla, and rhodiola (root). They help us adapt by restoring balance when things have gone off-track. For example, raising production of hormones when your body is under-producing hormones and lowers hormone production when […]

Your FREE naturopathy discovery call
June 6th, 2020 + The Naturopathic Co.

That’s why we offer a complimentary 20 minute discovery call. You schedule your free 20 minute call via the website, and we call you at your allocated time. This call gives you the opportunity to thoroughly discuss your health concerns and any queries you may have before becoming a patient. During the call we discuss […]

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Perfect green smoothies
June 1st, 2020 + The Naturopathic Co.

Green smoothies are a great way to boost overall health, but also to work towards alkalising the blood (we want to cleanse away acidity we get from consuming too much meat, sugar, and processed foods). The best thing is, we really don’t need to follow any particular smoothie ‘recipes’ in order to get it right, […]

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Eating your way to glowing skin
May 15th, 2020 + The Naturopathic Co.

There are a variety of imbalances which can contribute to skin problems. Imbalances in gut bacteria (higher numbers of pathogenic bacteria vs beneficial bacteria), hormonal imbalances, sub-optimal liver function and detoxification, or any combination of these issues. There are many things you can do to improve your skin’s appearance, and maintaining a lifestyle that supports […]

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: the naturopathic perspective
May 3rd, 2020 + The Naturopathic Co.

It is unlikely that chronic fatigue syndrome is a single illness, yet it’s estimated to affect about 17 million people worldwide. It commonly affects young adults, with a peak age onset of between 20 and 40 years. The illness also appears to be more common in women. Clinically, the exact cause of CFS is not […]

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Management of the menopausal transition
May 1st, 2020 + The Naturopathic Co.

Declining oestrogen levels are associated with many health disorders. With dietary and lifestyle modifications, we can reduce the likelihood of developing chronic health disease in the post-menopausal period, as well as reduce severity of menopausal symptoms. Some healthy lifestyle modifications to help manage symptoms: Diet Research has shown that a Western style diet that includes […]

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How can a naturopath help you?
April 15th, 2020 + The Naturopathic Co.

More and more Australians are turning to natural health and healing because it supports the body in gaining long-term optimal health, rather than the bandaid approach of just treating symptoms. The art of holistic naturopathic healing encompasses the modalities of herbal medicine, clinical nutrition, and nutritional supplementation. The addition of flower remedies, iridology assessments, tissue […]

Coronavirus lifestyle strategies and immune strengthening
April 1st, 2020 + The Naturopathic Co.

Low immunity is the cause for predisposition to transmission of infectious agents in infants, diabetics, and the elderly, and for this reason, these people are at greater risk for contracting COVID-19. For infants, the immune system is under-developed which puts them at a greater risk for infection. For diabetics, elevated serum glucose levels associated with diabetes […]

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The Benefits of Online Naturopathy Consultations (#telehealth)
March 23rd, 2020 + The Naturopathic Co.

We combine the latest technology with the knowledge and experience of qualified Naturopaths and Nutritionists to make healthcare more convenient and accessible to you. Improved availability and accessibility We help more people live happier and healthier lives. Save Time No more waiting rooms, no more rushing to appointments, long commutes or trying to find parking. […]

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Nutrients to support immune function during viral infection
March 22nd, 2020 + The Naturopathic Co.

Vitamin E Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant which counter attacks free radicals caused by oxidative damage. Vitamin E works synergistically with selenium in keeping oxidation at bay, and any deficiency in these nutrients will increase oxidative stress and cause an increase in viral pathology. Selenium Studies have shown deficiencies in selenium have been linked […]

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Natural antiviral remedies and management of coronavirus
March 15th, 2020 + The Naturopathic Co.

A virus must have a host cell in which to live and replicate, because outside the host, a virus can’t function. Viruses have a remarkable ability to adapt and can mutate to suit their environment or host. This high rate of mutation provides a survival advantage, which allows them to rapidly respond to environmental changes […]

Foods to help boost your immune function
March 7th, 2020 + The Naturopathic Co.

What does our body need? Our immune system relies on a high antioxidant intake, including nutrient-rich and anti-inflammatory foods in order to support detoxification and scavenging of free radicals. Leafy green vegetables, berries, probiotic foods, clean protein, healthy fats, nuts and seeds, herbs and spices, and sufficient omega 3 fatty acids all contribute to an […]

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Here’s why your gut health is so important
March 1st, 2020 + The Naturopathic Co.

Your body is full of bacteria which is called the microbiome. The microbiome begins to affect your body from within the womb as well as the first moment you are born, as your gut is inoculated with bacteria from the birth canal. Your microbiome then begins to diversify, and we now know that greater diversity […]

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A naturopathic approach to healing anxiety
February 15th, 2020 + The Naturopathic Co.

Rates of anxiety and depression continue to rise in Australia, The National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing found almost half of Australian adults met the criteria for the diagnosis of a mental health disorder at some stage of their lives, with anxiety disorders being the most common mental health disorder, affecting more women than […]

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Your gut and mood connection
February 1st, 2020 + The Naturopathic Co.

The involvement of other bodily systems in the pathogenesis of psychological disorders is well established. The reproductive system, cardiovascular system, endocrine system, respiratory system, and the immune system are all altered during a stressful event. Modern naturopathy acknowledges that there is no single causative factor in psychological disorders, instead it is recognised that there are […]

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How stress leads to weight gain
January 15th, 2020 + The Naturopathic Co.

When we are stressed, the amygdala, the area of the brain responsible for emotional processes, signals to the hypothalamus, which is the command centre of the brain. This centre is activated when we are stressed because it controls the fight or flight response. The adrenal glands are then signaled to release adrenaline, which is needed […]

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Know your minerals and deficiency signs
January 1st, 2020 + The Naturopathic Co.

Iron Iron is one of the most abundant elements in the earth’s crust, yet it is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies worldwide. It is also essential to every human cell. Iron-containing proteins carry or store oxygen for the body to use for many metabolic processes. The body creates approximately 10 billion red blood […]

What is adrenal fatigue and how to heal it
December 15th, 2019 + The Naturopathic Co.

What do the adrenals do? The adrenal glands are found on top of the kidneys and regulate hormones such as cortisol, which is involved in the stress response. During this stress response, other hormones are released to put digestion and immunity on hold whilst we are responding to the danger or stress. Over time, as […]

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Is your child missing nutrition essentials?
November 15th, 2019 + The Naturopathic Co.

Early childhood is a crucial time when neurocognitive development and social skills are developed, and good nutrition for this age group is crucial to support healthy neuro development and social behaviour. Studies show that poor nutritional status in early childhood can lead to impaired cognitive development and contribute to behavioural issues. Nutritional supplementation has been […]

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Your first steps to improving family health
November 1st, 2019 + The Naturopathic Co.

Go low tox We face so many chemicals each and every day, and children are more susceptible to those chemicals because they are smaller. Chemicals are in our home everywhere – in our food, water, building materials, furniture, cleaning products, fragrances (electric fragrance diffusers!), and toiletries (sunscreens, insect repellents, cosmetics). Finding alternative natural products where […]

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Principles for a healthy you
October 15th, 2019 + The Naturopathic Co.

Balancing gut issues is a main point of focus when treating the majority of conditions, as good health stems from the gut. Avoiding processed foods, inflammatory oils, sugar, stress, and unnecessary medications all play an important role in good health. Boost detoxification pathways It’s important to regularly consume foods that naturally boost detoxification. Not only […]

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Staying healthy when you’re low on time (and motivation)!
October 1st, 2019 + The Naturopathic Co.

I get it: sometimes being healthy seems to take so much effort. This is particularly the case when we are already in a downward spiral and our good health slips further and further away. We all have so many competing demands, and some things just seem a lot more urgent. But are they? When we […]

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Natural solutions for poor sleep
September 15th, 2019 + The Naturopathic Co.

Sleep is as crucial to good health as a balanced diet, and exercise, in fact even more so. It really is one of the pillars of health, because without good sleep, we can lose the motivation to eat well or even exercise and then face a downward spiral. For people who suffer from anxiety, sleep […]

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Making your gut strong
September 1st, 2019 + The Naturopathic Co.

Studies show that cultivating diverse and beneficial gut flora is the key to strong immunity, robust digestion, detoxification, balanced moods, balanced hormones, weight loss, and longevity. It is this internal complex ecosystem, our microbiome, which keeps us in good health. Good gut flora can diminish by taking antibiotics, eating too much processed foods and sugar, […]

When weight loss doesn’t work
August 15th, 2019 + The Naturopathic Co.

You can do all the dieting in the world, but if there is something else going on which is causing the body to be out of balance or causing the weight to pile on, then dieting simply won’t work. Hormone imbalances Many people don’t think to investigate whether there is a physical health issue causing […]

Happy Hormones
August 1st, 2019 + The Naturopathic Co.

Given the enormously important role that the endocrine system and hormones play in our overall health and wellbeing, it’s not surprising that an imbalance can cause debilitating symptoms. The impact of our hormones goes well beyond just the menstrual cycle. If our hormones are out of balance, it will likely impact not only our menstrual […]

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Perfect Periods
July 15th, 2019 + The Naturopathic Co.

There are different phases within the cycle, the first phase (days 1-5) is the Menstrual Phase. Menstrual Phase In the uterus, declining levels of progesterone stimulate the resulting release of menstrual flow. The uterine lining which built up during the previous cycle is shed. Pre-ovulation /Follicular Phase The lining of the uterus starts to thicken […]

How To Clear Your Skin
July 1st, 2019 + The Naturopathic Co.

Skin concerns can be complicated, mainly because there are a variety of imbalances which can contribute to skin problems, such as an under-performing liver, gut dysbiosis, hormonal imbalances, and often can be a combination of these causes. It’s not unusual for women to experience acne or skin flare-ups in line with their menstrual cycle. Premenstrual […]

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Top tips for boosting your child’s immunity through diet
June 15th, 2019 + The Naturopathic Co.

Prebiotics Supportive prebiotic therapy such as the inclusion of arabinogalactan or mastic gum, have been shown effective in enhancing immune function. Research shows that larch arabinogalactan is capable of enhancing natural killer cells which increases the body’s potential to defend against common cold infection.  Most of our immunity is found in the gut, and therefore […]

Boosting your winter wellness
June 1st, 2019 + The Naturopathic Co.

Boost tryptophan Tryptophan is an essential amino acid which is a precursor to serotonin, so it acts as a mood regulator. Tryptophan is able to balance hormones as well as provides a calming effect, can help to induce sleep and improve sleep quality, reduces headaches and migraines, and boosts feelings of overall wellbeing. It also […]

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Quick tips for supporting brain health and boosting mood
May 15th, 2019 + The Naturopathic Co.

The gut is full of bacteria, some healthy and some less healthy. An unhealthy balance or dysbiosis in the gut may be caused by frequent consumption of antibiotics, a parasite or infection, or simply poor food choices. Some bacteria in the gut are also involved in the production of neurotransmitters, which impact the way we […]

Here is what really happens to your body when you are stressed
May 1st, 2019 + The Naturopathic Co.

When you feel threatened, your nervous systems activates physiological changes such as the release of stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline, your blood vessels dilate, your pupils enlarge, your breathing rapidly increases and the body becomes ready for an emergency – all this just to make it rushed to school drop off on time! These changes […]

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The brain, immune, and gut connection, and how it affects our children.
April 15th, 2019 + The Naturopathic Co.

The gut works to absorb nutrients to the cells, but also to protect the bloodstream from toxins and pathogens. If the gut lining is damaged, then not only can we not absorb the nutrients we need from our food (ie it doesn’t matter how well you are eating) but we also allow particles or undigested […]

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The key to losing weight over 40
April 1st, 2019 + The Naturopathic Co.

Portion sizes Smaller portion sizes are important. You must burn more calories than you intake. Try cutting back on your portion size and particularly in the evening when your stomach acid is at its lowest. Aim to lose up to 500g per week, which is easier to sustain in the long term. Don’t skip meals […]

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Fever management in children
March 15th, 2019 + The Naturopathic Co.

Did you know? The increased temperature during fever inhibits the ability of the virus or bacteria to replicate, by enhancing chemotaxis and neutrophil migration, promoting heat shock synthesis, enhancing phagocytosis, and lowering serum iron levels (Cunha 2012). Traditional herbal practice supports the idea that the stronger your vital force, the better your fever will be. […]

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Effective ways to boost metabolism
March 1st, 2019 + The Naturopathic Co.

Avoid antibiotic overuse Antibiotics cause weight gain. Research has shown that children exposed to antibiotics early in life are more likely to become overweight later in life. Another study showed that mice gained twice as much weight when exposed to antibiotics then those that were not, even when both mice had the same food intake. […]

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The Cleanse
February 15th, 2019 + The Naturopathic Co.

Some signs that you may need to consider a post-holiday cleanse are recurrent headaches, low energy, body aches, bad breath, digestive issues, skin blemishes, liver lines, and brain fog. The colon affects every aspect of your health, and when you have dysbiosis in the gut, many other problems follow. A colon that’s overrun by toxins […]

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Transitioning babies to solid foods. How early is too early?
February 1st, 2019 + The Naturopathic Co.

When we talk about children being ‘ready’ to start solid foods, we aren’t just talking about a child’s personal preference, we are referring to their gut readiness. The kidneys, liver, and immune defense also need to be sufficiently matured to handle solid foods, and there can be some consequences to transitioning babies to solid foods […]

The progressive rise of childhood health conditions and the importance of outdoor play
January 15th, 2019 + The Naturopathic Co.

Children have always been in contact with soil in a number of ways, but the exposure children have to the earth is becoming more and more limited. With the increase in inner-city living and busy lifestyles, children are allowed less and less free outdoor play time – but at what cost? More than ever we […]

Tips for getting started on the anti-inflammatory diet
January 1st, 2019 + The Naturopathic Co.

>Consume a small amount of protein with each meal, combined with vegetables including greens. >Decrease animal protein except for fish, which you can consume 3 x weekly. Minimise intake of red meat and remove processed meats altogether. Try to consume red meat less than 3 x per week. Incorporate more fish, chicken, vegetable proteins. >For omega-3 […]

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Q + A with our founding naturopath
December 16th, 2018 + The Naturopathic Co.

Where did your interest in women and children’s health come from? “As a mother myself, I see many women around me who are struggling with hormonal imbalances, particularly relating to pregnancy, motherhood, and even onto menopause. And due to the ever rising health challenges that we see our children facing, these women are often pushing […]

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Reducing inflammation with the Mediterranean diet
December 15th, 2018 + The Naturopathic Co.

It’s rare for a true dietary breakthrough to take place, fad diets come and go, however the Mediterranean diet is based on research from the 1950s showing that specific eating patterns from areas around the Mediterranean such as Italy, were associated with lower rates of cholesterol and heart disease. Inflammation is a natural process, a […]

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The Mediterranean diet prevents bone loss in osteoporosis
December 14th, 2018 + The Naturopathic Co.

The study, which was lead by the university of Bologna, followed more than 1000 participants, aged 65-79 from five European countries for 12 months. They then found that of those who were randomly assigned to a Mediterranean diet, participants with osteoporosis saw a reduced rate of bone loss, compared to those who didn’t follow the […]

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The consequence of impaired gut barrier in children
December 1st, 2018 + The Naturopathic Co.

These days, children are facing all kinds of health concerns that we have not been exposed to in such numbers in the past. For this reason, children need all the immune support they can, as a protective measure, and as a way optimize their development, health, and wellbeing. The role of the gut microbiome and […]

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The ultimate phytonutrients for children
November 15th, 2018 + The Naturopathic Co.

Phytonutrients are crucial for children (and adults) in maintaining good health. These plant-based compounds are what give fruit and vegetables their intense color and extraordinary nutrition, helping to lower inflammation and reduce the risk of cell damage. Did you know? Phytonutrients provide protection to us in the same way that they provide protection to the plant […]

How gluten can be harmful, and what happens inside your body when you consume it
November 1st, 2018 + The Naturopathic Co.

Symptoms of gluten sensitivity fall along a spectrum, and it’s possible to have a gluten intolerance (Non-celiac gluten sensitivity NCGS) without having an allergy to gluten (celiac disease). Symptoms of gluten intolerance may show up in any system of the body, such as the cardiovascular system, central nervous system, endocrine system, musculoskeletal system, and the […]

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Could your child be deficient in zinc?
October 15th, 2018 + The Naturopathic Co.

Did you know? Studies have linked zinc deficiency with impaired learning, dyslexia, ADHD, asthma, lowered immunity, recurrent infections, diabetes, autism spectrum disorders, and more (Prasad 2013). Deficiency of zinc is on the rise with an estimated 50% of the global population at risk (Chellan 2015), and deficiency in this important mineral also impairs the way the […]

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Ten antioxidants your family should consume daily for optimal health
October 1st, 2018 + The Naturopathic Co.

The world we live in requires a higher antioxidant intake than ever before. This is due to the increase in allostatic load (diet, pH and nutrient status, environmental toxins and chemicals, inflammation, aging, stress, medications/drugs) causing increased oxidation in the body. Free radicals cause harmful oxidation resulting in DNA damage, disease, and accelerated aging, but […]

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Treatment of eczema, asthma, and allergic rhinitis in children
September 1st, 2018 + The Naturopathic Co.

Developing eczema in infancy is a risk for developing asthma and allergic rhinitis. 50% of children with atopic dermatitis will go on to develop asthma, and 75% will go on to develop allergic rhinitis (Bantz 2014).  This is known as the atopic march. Why the increase in eczema, asthma, and allergic rhinitis in childhood? There […]

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Motherhood – simple ways to reverse fatigue and overwhelm
August 1st, 2018 + The Naturopathic Co.

Superwoman is the new catchphrase of today – used to describe the incredible number of mothers running around, trying to achieve more than any other generation of women before them. But what is the ultimate cost of this ‘Superwomen’ mentality? There is the inclination to feel like your life is on fast-forward, or autopilot, and […]

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Ten simple tips to boost your child’s health and wellness naturally
July 1st, 2018 + The Naturopathic Co.

Outdoor play Ensure regular, daily, outdoor adventure, play time, and running around in order to break out a sweat. It may sound obvious, but the amount of regular outdoor play that children are participating in is declining. Like adults, children rely on exercise to release toxins and support circulatory health. Outdoor activity has so many […]

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Antioxidants: what they are and why you need them
June 1st, 2018 + The Naturopathic Co.

Antioxidants are crucial to maintaining good health. They help protect the body from free radicals, which although are normal components of cell metabolism, they should always be kept in check by antioxidants. If we consume too few antioxidants, then there is an imbalance in the number of free radicals causing DNA damage, oxidation, and accelerated […]

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The clinical naturopathic approach
May 1st, 2018 + The Naturopathic Co.

Naturopathy, Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and Medicine Naturopathic philosophies draw on ancient tradition, fusing knowledge and treatment methods from various cultures as well as philosophies from key individuals such as Hippocrates, Galen, Avicenna, and Dioscorides. The art of holistic naturopathic healing encompasses the modalities of herbal medicine, clinical nutrition, and nutritional supplementation. The addition of […]

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Exhausted? simple ways to boost energy naturally
April 1st, 2016 + The Naturopathic Co.

One of the most common complaints we hear from mothers is tiredness – and rightly so. Motherhood can be absolutely exhausting. The prevalence of prolonged and disabling fatigue among mothers is high. We must draw on on our body’s reserves to pull us through those sleepless nights and long, drawn-out days. As mothers, we expect […]

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