Sometimes it’s the Little Things…

You wake up scratchy. Your eyes feel rough and sandpapered and your skin feels parched. You have a pounding headache and you just don’t feel up to having a shower and getting ready for work and starting the day and being in the office…

Are heavy periods a pain? Focusing on the bigger picture for lasting results

The effect of weight, blood stagnation, toxins, stress, liver and gut on uterine fibroids, endometriosis and/or polycystic ovarian syndrome.

The role of reducing inflammation in Insulin Resistance and Metabolic Syndrome

The influence of certain body imbalances to block certain pathways which leads to insulin resistance

The Role of Inflammation, Toxins, Free Radical Damage and Hormones in Insulin Resistance

The influence of certain body imbalances to block certain pathways which leads to insulin resistance

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…