Risk factors for breast cancer and how to reduce them

I thought I would address the rather daunting subject of breast cancer from a naturopathic perspective. As difficult as it might be to think about it, I believe knowledge can help you and there is nothing to be gained by burying your head in the sand. It’s important to know what the risk factors are … Read more

What you need to know about your microbiome

Your microbiome is your very own personal ecosystem made up primarily of bacteria, but also includes archaea (primitive single celled organisms), nonliving viruses, fungi and protozoa. The human microbiome refers to the genes these microbial cells harbour and is estimated to be 75 – 200 trillion cells, considerably more than the number of cells in … Read more

Why is good health so hard to achieve?

The cornerstones of good health are diet, lifestyle and environment (plus a little bit of genetics but that’s for another blog). This is why, in my naturopathic practice I place a great deal of emphasis on understanding your diet, lifestyle and environment; analysing how they might be contributing to your symptoms. Is there something you … Read more

What is the vagus nerve and why should you tone it?

I’ve become very interested in the vagus nerve in recent years, partly due to my naturopathic training, but also because of my love of yoga and its health benefits (which are numerous and becoming more apparent through research every day). The vagus nerve is one of twelve cranial nerves and is active in both the … Read more

Why it’s hard to make changes and what you can do about it…

Have you ever set yourself some goals and then struggled to achieve them? Maybe you’ve decided you want to quit smoking, reduce your alcohol intake, lose weight, do more exercise, go to bed earlier, save more money or make healthier food choices. Or maybe you’ve decided you are overdue for a new job or you … Read more