Tag: Naturopathy

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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1 Dec

Blueberry: The Memory Super Fruit

Life is a collection of moments, and our brains are a marvel of endless storage of those collections. Memories and our lifetime’s knowledge are our most precious assets. But is there a way to preserve our knowledge for longer? In other words, how can we optimize our brain’s memory capacity? The answer could be in […]

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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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12 Apr

Overwhelm Syndrome

Overwhelm syndrome is becoming increasingly common in both adults and children.Overwhelm produces a stress response in the body which can: 🏵increase anxiety, frustration and anger 🏵increase inflammation, pain and tension 🏵increase fatigue and exhaustion 🏵disrupt healthy sleeping patterns 🏵reduce gut function and integrity 🏵negatively impact diet and nutrition 🏵imbalance hormones 🏵exacerbate existing conditions 🏵negatively impact […]

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27 Feb

A Naturopathic Approach to Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (FM) presents with a wide array of symptoms: Generalised pain Increased frequency in fatigue Non-restorative sleep Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) Headache Impaired cognition and mood Many more symptoms Risk factors There is often an increased incidence of adverse life events and psychological distress. (Domestic violence, abuse, emotional trauma) More prevalent in females compared to […]

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13 Jan

FREE Back to School Webinar

Join our Naturopath Kim Sheppard for our FREE Back to School Webinar, where she will explain how Reiki and Flower Essences, may help to support your child’s emotional health during stressful times. What is Reiki? Reiki is a Japanese technique for relaxation, stress reduction and promotes innate healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” […]

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16 Aug

Top tips to reduce stress and improve fertility

The female reproductive cycle is very complex and even a small change from what is considered normal can prevent ovulation. There are 4 events in reproduction: Ovulation: The release of a healthy ovum (egg) Tubal transport: The fallopian tubes need to be healthy and have a normal anatomic relationship with the ovary to allow capture […]

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7 Aug

Powerful Broths

Get creative with your broths and experiment with adding different veggies and spices to include trace minerals, anti-inflammatory properties and enhance the healing potential of your broth. Reishi Mushrooms Did you know that Reishi Mushrooms are known as a tonic. (A substance that improves the vigour, tone and function of the whole body and can […]

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6 Aug

Kim’s Favorite Veggie Soup 2 Ways!

Kim’s Favourite Veggie Soup 2 ways! Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients: 5 potatoes ½ a butternut Pumpkin 1 small Sweet potato 1 Broccoli 1 carrot 1 Onion 3 cloves of Garlic 1 litre of chicken/vegetable stock. Follow the link for our very own Embrace Life stock recipe: Pink Himalayan salt (to taste) Sprinkle of Pepper […]

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5 Aug

Lemon Balm & PMS

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is one of the most common complaints of women during their reproductive years. It affects 75% of women and a higher rate has been seen in younger women. Symptoms can include: Irritability Moodiness Fatigue Depression Acne Forgetfulness Food cravings Water retention A study of 100 school girls aged 14-17 years investigated the […]

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