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Phytoestrogens

Phytoestrogens

November 8, 2017 | Women's Health
Phytoestrogens are chemicals from plants which have oestrogenic activity.  The major groups of phytoestrogens present in our diet are isoflavones, prenylflavonoids, coumestans and lignans. The main isoflavones are genistein, daidzein, glycitein, formononetin and biochanin A, which are mainly found in soy, soy‐based food and legumes. The beneficial health effects from...
Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular Disease

November 7, 2017 | Heart
  Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the world. In Australia, CVD affects 1 in 6 people and kills one person every 12 minutes! [1] The majority of cardiovascular diseases are considered preventable and may occur due to lifestyle factors and diet choices – and there...
Nutrients with Cautions and Interactions

Nutrients with Cautions and Interactions

November 6, 2017 | General
Many people believe that just because vitamins are natural there will be no side-effects. Even though the potential for harm is very rare, in some instances there are specific warnings. If you have a medical condition and are taking medications in conjunction with vitamin supplements...
Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis

November 5, 2017 | Men's Health, Women's Health, Menopause
Osteoporosis is when the bones become porous and lack density and strength. They are more prone to serious fractures, even from a minor fall or bump. Over one million Australians suffer from this ‘silent disease’, as there are sometimes no obvious signs and symptoms. Osteoporosis typically affects women 50 years...
Being Vegetarian

Being Vegetarian

November 4, 2017 | Diets, nutrition
Vegetarianism has become a lifestyle choice to many. Like any healthy diet, a vegetarian diet requires you to include a variety of foods, reading labels, careful planning and preparation.
Teenage Acne

Teenage Acne

November 3, 2017 | Skin Conditions, Teenages
The skin is the largest organ of the human body. It is also a reflection of internal health. Good skin can show proper care, hydration and a healthy diet. Skin that is covered by whiteheads, blackheads and other pimples indicates oxidative damage, poor nutrition and hormonal...
Weight Gain in Menopause

Weight Gain in Menopause

November 2, 2017 | Women's Health
Menopause is a transitional time in a woman’s life which marks the end of reproduction. Unfortunately due to aging and changes in hormones, weight gain is more likely to occur at this time –especially around the abdomen. The good news is gaining excess kilos doesn’t have to happen if you...
Telomeres – Supporting Healthy Ageing

Telomeres – Supporting Healthy Ageing

November 1, 2017 | Men's Health, Age related illnesses, Women's Health
  Telomeres protect the integrity of our DNA and research suggests they may help us to live longer, healthier lives.   At the centre of most cells is a nucleus full of chromosomes – these long, twisted double-stranded molecules of DNA are used as a “recipe” for cell replication. At...
Herbs with Interactions

Herbs with Interactions

October 31, 2017 | Men's Health, Women's Health
While natural therapies are becoming increasing popular, many people are unaware that there are possible side-effects or interactions with medications. This often occurs in people who self-prescribe herbal supplements instead of going through a qualified naturopath or herbalist. It is also common for people to not disclose what supplements they...
Why Talk to a Naturopath

Why Talk to a Naturopath

October 30, 2017 | General
Are you confused about what a Naturopath does?  What qualifications they have? Or whether they can help you with your health concerns? Naturopathy today is science and evidence based and highly professional.  Naturopathy sets out to restore health by addressing the underlying cause or causes of ill...
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