Tag: Embrace Life

20 Oct


Many children and adults diagnosed with ADHD struggle with getting a good nights sleep. Symptoms can include: Reluctance or inability to settle to sleep Waking up frequently Nightmares or night terrors Difficulty in sleep onset or maintenance Fatigue Restless sleep Waking up unrefreshed Naturopathically my role is to support my patients to identify the root […]

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20 May

Why water? Am I drinking enough of it?

Water is essential to all life. Animals need it, plants need it and… you guessed it… we need it too. But how much water is “enough” and why do I need to keep drinking even when I don’t feel thirsty? Surely my body will tell me when I need to have a drink? Right?? Well… […]

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13 Sep

Hypertension Support (High Blood Pressure)

Risk factors of hypertension: Stressors related to low socioeconomic status Family history of hypertension Alcohol abuse High sodium intake in susceptible individuals Sedentary lifestyle Excess weight Mood disorders, particularly depression and anxiety; repressed anger may also contribute; depression and anxiety may have direct physiologic impact on blood vessels, or they may lead to unhealthy behaviours […]

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15 Jun

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a complex metabolic and endocrine (hormonal) disorder. As a leading cause of infertility it affects up to 20% of women. Diagnosis includes an ultrasound scan of ‘polycystic’ ovaries (ovaries with multiple fluid filled sacs) however, only approximately 40% of women with PCOS have polycystic ovaries. The most common experiences include […]

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14 Sep

The Mother of all herbs “Motherwort”

It can be challenging navigating the stressors of life. Quite often I see women who have been busy for years even decades, who have been taking care of everyone else around them and have forgotten to take care of themselves. Historically the Greeks and Romans have used this plant to treat emotional and physical problems […]

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9 Apr

Posture, Ergonomics & Working From Home

More and more people are now working from home in recent weeks. Since this does not seem likely to change anytime soon it is imperative to have a good work space and set up for the home office. A good ergonomic set up includes: -chair with adjustable height and backrest to support the lumbar spine […]

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11 Apr

Alleviating anxious family traits

Have you noticed how anxiety and stress can feed off anxiety? When your child is anxious you also feel anxious and vice versa? In the busy lifestyles we lead we have forgotten to take care of ourselves and our children are learning from our unintentional behaviours. Two national Australian studies showed that 7% of 4 […]

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1 Mar

The Benefits of Cupping Therapy

When working as a remedial massage therapist, I am rarely more impressed with the results that I can get for my clients than with cupping. For those who have not heard of this type of therapy, cupping involves the use of glass, plastic or rubber ‘cups’ that are used to pull up muscles or tissues […]

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15 Feb

Arthritis and DJD

Arthritis and degenerative joint disease (DJD) is often seen as an unfortunate and unavoidable part of ageing. The two terms are also often used interchangeably. Arthritis refers to more than 100 different conditions that can impact on daily activities and quality of life; often due to pain, decreased range of movement and decreased joint stability […]

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8 Feb

The Affect of Human Touch by Carole Osborne

Nurturing touch during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum period is not a new concept. Cultural and anthropological studies reveal that massage and movement during pregnancy was and continues to be a prominent part of many cultures. India’s ancient Ayurvedic medical manuals detail therapists’ instructions for rubbing specially formulated oils into patients’ abdominal skin. Traditional sculptures depict […]

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