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Are You Over Candida?

October 18, 2017

Candidiasis is a general term for yeast and fungal infections, most commonly caused by several species of Candida, the most predominant being Candida albicans. We commonly call genital/vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) as “thrush” or “yeast infection” and it is a common infection that occurs when there is an overgrowth of the yeast, Candida. It is important to remember that Candida is always present in and on the body in small amounts and does not cause symptoms. It is when an imbalance occ....

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Gastro Care

September 5, 2017

Have you suffered from “gastro” recently, or know someone that has. Well you are not alone. There has been a spike in gastroenteritis infections of late. Gastroenteritis (or ‘gastro’) is commonly caused by viral or bacterial infections and results in vomiting and/or diarrhoea. They are very easily spread from person to person. Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, fever, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, headache and muscle aches. Symptoms can take between one and three days to develop and....

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Worst flu season on record

August 29, 2017

Australians are in the midst of the  worst flu outbreak on record in 2017! Listen to any news outlet and you will know that we are in the grip of the worst flu season on record. A single strain of flu is usually the cause of outbreaks, but this year we have been hit with 4 strains: two types of influenza A and two types of influenza B strains. According to Dr Vicky Sheppeard, NSW Health’s Director of Communicable Diseases, ‘the high levels of flu strains circulating in the community i....

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Nip Hayfever in the Gut

July 12, 2017

Hay fever and allergy symptoms are a typical response to harmless substances such as pollens from trees, grasses and weeds that makes the immune system believe it is a harmful invader. The allergens trigger production of the antibody immunoglobulin E (IgE). This immune reaction stimulates release of histamine, causing inflammation and swelling of the nasal passages along with excessive mucus production and other symptoms such as sneezing, itching nose and throat, watery eyes and a clear, runny n....

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Cough Relief

We are currently seeing lots of people in-store with coughs. They are either a ‘wet, chesty’ cough associated with a cold or flu virus. Or a persistent ‘dry’ cough that has been hanging around for a few weeks following a bout of cold or flu. This is the annoying and unproductive cough that often gets worse at night and can be very debilitating. Our Treatment Philosophy When treating coughs associated with colds and flu we need to look at not only herbs that are antiseptic to the lungs ....

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It’s Terminator Time

July 3, 2017

The cold blast has seen both an onslaught of acute viral attacks both in-store and in our Naturopathy clinic. These viruses are coming on fast. Symptoms are acute and recovery is slow. The symptoms being reported are headache, sore throat, muscle ache, chest pain and coughing, runny nose, nausea, dizzy spells, nausea, general malaise, loss of voice and a persistent post-viral, dry cough. Colds and flu are caused by viruses Viruses are essentially strands of genetic material enclosed in a pro....

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Keeping it Regular

March 14, 2017

Constipation is a problem that can affect all of us from time to time but it does undermine our good health and vitality if it becomes a chronic thing. Constipation describes a condition of the digestive system in which there are hard, dry stools that are difficult and/or painful to eliminate. Constipation is not a disease but merely a symptom of another causative factor, for example dehydration or lack of exercise. Bowel Health is Essential for Good Health and Vitality The problem with hav....

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Do You Suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome

March 7, 2017

If you are unfortunate enough to suffer from IBS you are not alone. It is estimated that 1 in 5 Australians will suffer from the condition at some time in their lives. Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is a disorder of the bowel characterised by abdominal pain and changes in bowel habits (eg diarrhoea or constipation or a combination of both). Other symptoms include bloating, flatulence, mucus present in the stools, nausea and a feeling of incomplete evacuation. None of these symptoms are ex....

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Sleep is Sacred

February 21, 2017

If you did not have a good sleep last night, join the queue. It seems Australians are suffering from chronic tiredness and it’s getting worse, rather than better,  The Australian “Sleep Health Foundation” found that 1 in 3 Australians admitted to experiencing poor sleep which negatively impacted their waking life (RN Economics of Sleep Podcast: 19/1/17). Interestingly, ten years ago statistics showed 1 in 4 admitting to this problem which indicates poor sleep and the ramifications on our ....

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All Power to the Siesta

February 29, 2016

I was listening to Terry Robson on the ABC’s “Talking Health” recently and he was chatting about the benefits of napping, specifically with regards to reducing blood pressure. According to the Australian Foundation 32% of Australians have High Blood pressure. A normal blood pressure reading is 120/80. Terry was saying that for every 20 point increase in your Blood Pressure reading (i.e. the systolic/top number) you double your risk of cardiovascular disease. So if your blood pressure ha....

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Keep it Regular

April 13, 2015

Constipation is a problem that can affect all of us from time to time but it does undermine our good health and vitality if it becomes a chronic thing. Constipation describes a condition of the digestive system in which there are hard, dry stools that are difficult and/or painful to eliminate. Constipation is not a disease but merely a symptom of another causative factor, for example dehydration or lack of exercise. Bowel Health Is Essential For Good Health And Vitality The problem with hav....

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Feeling Bloated?

March 2, 2015

Do you often feel bloated after meals, or suffer from flatulence, belching or indigestion? Bloating is a sign that your digestion is not working optimally and as a result the food you are eating is not properly broken down, causing the fermentation of foods, flatulence, heaviness after eating, constipation and belching. Often these symptoms follow an onslaught of eating rich food and regular drinking of alcohol, and is a common complaint, especially this time of year after the festive seas....

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