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Graves’ Disease

Graves’ Disease

December 2, 2017 | Immune, thyroid
Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disease that leads to overactivity of the thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism). Antibodies are produced by the immune system that attack the thyroid leading to a wide-range of symptoms such as anxiety, racing heart, weight loss, trouble sleeping and eye bulging. So, what is Graves’ disease and...
Eating For Your Skin

Eating For Your Skin

December 1, 2017 | Skin Conditions
Our skin is an external barrier protecting us from the effects of potentially damaging physical conditions, bacteria, and chemicals. It is also the largest organ of detoxification, releasing and excreting waste products and toxins from within our body. Thus, when you look in the mirror, it is not surprising that...
How to Boost Sperm Production

How to Boost Sperm Production

November 30, 2017 | Men's Health, Pregnancy
Sperm count is a measure of fertility. For sperm cells, conception is a race to fertilise an ovum and greater numbers put the odds on your side. Sperm count below 20 million per mL of semen is considered to be “low” and being at the higher end of the “normal”...
Manage PCOS naturally

Manage PCOS naturally

November 29, 2017 | Women's Health, Diets
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that affects between 8% and 20% women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS produce too much testosterone, resulting in an hormonal imbalance that may cause symptoms including absence of ovulation, irregular menstrual periods, excess facial and body hair, thinning hair on the head,...
What is Methylation?

What is Methylation?

November 28, 2017 | Age related illnesses
  You've probably heard about methylation – it's a huge deal in the natural therapies world and the medical fraternity. It's not just a buzzword – methylation is a chemical process that is essential for hundreds of physiological functions.   We'll keep the chemistry quick and simple:   A methyl...
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Natural Therapies

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Natural Therapies

November 27, 2017 | Stress
Approximately 1.9% percent of the Australian adult population has obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), an anxiety disorder that belongs to a group of disorders known as ‘mental disorders’ and is categorized as one of the five anxiety disorders. It is characterized by unwanted fears, obsessions and...
Contraception

Contraception

November 26, 2017 | Women's Health
Contraception methods are used to prevent pregnancy and finding the best method for you can require a little bit of research. The only contraceptive that prevents sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are male condoms –so sometimes two forms of contraception are required. Things to consider when making a choice: How effective it...
Sleep Help for Children with Autism/ADHD

Sleep Help for Children with Autism/ADHD

November 25, 2017 | Sleep Disorders, Infant and Children
Sleep problems are common in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Poor sleep quality and lack of sleep worsens daytime behaviour and core symptoms of ASD and ADHD, but also contributes to parental stress levels. The biggest sleep problems in these groups include: Difficulty falling asleep Waking frequently throughout the night Restlessness and poor...
Sjogren’s Syndrome

Sjogren’s Syndrome

November 24, 2017 | Eyes, Immune, Joint disorders
Sjogren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disease that affects salivary glands in the mouth and tear glands in the eyes. The immune system malfunctions and attacks these glands leading to dry eyes and mouth. Sjogren’s syndrome is one of the most prevalent autoimmune disorders, striking as many as 0.5% of Australians...
Melanomas & The Latest Sun Safety Tips

Melanomas & The Latest Sun Safety Tips

November 23, 2017 | Skin Conditions
  Melanomas are a type of cancer that develops in skin cells called melanocytes. Melanoma cancers have a typical appearance of blotchy, dark patches but can actually look like any type of mole, spot, or dark blotch. Because of this sneaky appearance and its quick metastatic spread, melanoma is the...
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