Colds, flus, viruses and what natural medicine will help

With winter just around the corner, we can expect to see an increase in patients presenting with seasonal colds and ‘flu. Fortunately for our patients, there are many effective natural remedies we can offer to help them get through this cold and ‘flu season…

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…

The Bowel and Immunity

Naturopathic philosophy states that given the right conditions the body heals itself. When we deviate from the natural laws, our body’s ability to care for its self becomes weakened and disease, infection, low energy, depression and the long list of all that ails us…

Heart health, Muscle Fatigue and Statin Drugs

The heart muscle is a dense reservoir of nutrients, which may become depleted not only with age, but also with cardiovascular disease and ischemic damage. Nutritional and herbal support for a healthy heart consists of herbs such as salvia miltiorrhiza (danshen), crataegusmonogyna (hawthorn), and…

Antioxidants, Coenzyme Q10, Energy, Fatigue and Ageing

As a potent antioxidant and an integral nutrient for cellular respiration and ATP production, CoQ10 is an extremely valuable nutritional supplement for patients presenting with fatigue, oxidative stress, cardiovascular disease and neurological conditions. As with many supplements, however, the efficacy of CoQ10 supplementation depends…

Illness, Cholesterol, Diabetes and Weight Loss Management

As well as addressing individual variations in different illnesses and imbalances in the body, addressing weight loss is a critical part of successful management ill health. Insulin usually plays a regulatory role in the metabolism of blood lipids by inhibiting liver VLDL production and…

What is the world’s healthiest diet?

It’s written in your genes Many of the foods that most Australians and New Zealanders consume are, on an evolutionary scale, very new additions to our diets. Sugar, white flour, refined oils, colors, flavors, preservatives and many other ingredients are very recent additions. Some…