High blood pressure – what can you do about it?

High blood pressure (hypertension as it is known medically) is thought to affect 1 in 3 adult Australians with this figure increases with age, reaching a peak of over 40% in adults 75 or older (Australian Bureau of Statistics 2018). Blood pressure refers to the pressure your blood exerts on your arteries (a bit like … Read more

The underappreciated value of “stop therapy”

The simple definition of stop therapy is: just stop doing the thing that is not serving your physical or mental health Just stop doing bad stuff. It sounds obvious really. I think it’s fair to say we don’t go around literally hitting our heads against a brick wall. We know it’s not good for us, … Read more

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