How You Make Naturopathy Work for You

So often, individuals come into the naturopathy clinic and ask about natural health. They come in to the clinical environment and they often assume that the way I will treat them is just an alternative health version of traditional western medicine. But is it?…

Stop the Cigarettes!

How can you quit smoking and how can you stay stopped? If I had a complete and assured answer to this question I would be a millionaire! The media and less scrupulous health practitioners regularly decry smoking and will shout out about “the latest…

Treating Highs and Lows with Natural Remedies

Stabilizing your emotions is an important part of natural health. You can do this with a variety of alternative modalities and treatments that are incorporated under the naturopathy banner. Emotions are a rich tapestry and landscape. They colour our lives and our views, our…

Another Look at Skin Conditions

There is a plethora of information about adolescent skin conditions on the internet. Today I wanted to contribute to this discussion by proposing a natural health alternative to allopathic prescription medications that are readily prescribed to still-developing teens and young adults. If you have…

Homeopathics and Natural Remedies

Homeopathy / Relaxation Today I wanted to make another mention of the wonderful attributes of Homeopathics. This often overlooked and subtle form of natural remedy is astoundingly powerful and accurate and treats the client with a gentle and longstanding process that aims to strengthen…

Medicinals as Gift Ideas

The Global Financial Crisis has given all of us time to pause and reflect. The financial and real estate boom of the early part of the Millennium is over, and the world is now in a state for comparative fiscal contraction. Anyone who runs…

Why is ‘Diet’ a dirty word in Dermatology when dealing with Acne?

The role of diet in skin conditions such as Acne has always been controversial. The role of high glycaemic load carbohydrates in acne vulgaris, for example, has been hotly debated since the 1960s. Recent findings on the impact of glycaemic load on factors that…

Infection and inflammation – the double edged sword

The role of chronic infection as a key driver of the inflammatory aspects of ill health in the body is understood by the healthcare community at large and often treated with powerful, broad spectrum antimicrobials. However, the balance of gut microbiota and their role…

The Digestive System and Lymphatic Health Makes For Good Health

Practitioners of Natural Medicine always place emphasis on optimizing our patients’ digestive function in an effort to maximize many aspects of their health – and rightly so. Correct digestive function is essential to health, but equally important is the robustness of the eliminative channels…

Skin Conditions, Antibiotics and Corticosteroids

Unless you have walked in the shoes of a sufferer of skin conditions it may be difficult to understand the negative impact it can have on their quality of life. Modern society’s increasing focus and fascination on appearance increases the frustration that many patients…