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How to reduce your risk of cognitive decline

Cognitive decline is a scary thought but like most illnesses, the sooner you start to address it, the better your likely outcomes. No one likes the concept of “losing your marbles”…not being able to remember names and faces or how to do simple tasks. Perhaps having to give up work or stop driving your car. … Read more

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High blood pressure – what can you do about it?

High blood pressure (aka hypertension in medical circles) is thought to affect 1 in 3 adult Australians with this figure increasing with age. It reaches 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: stop doing the thing that is not serving your physical or mental health Just stop doing bad stuff. It sounds obvious really. I think I can safely assume you don’t go around literally hitting your head against a brick wall. You know it’s not good for you, you … Read more

stress, relaxation and toning your vagus nerve

Feeling stressed? Working on your vagus nerve will help.

The vagus nerve is one of twelve nerves originating in the brain passing through the neck to the abdomen.  It plays a key role in both the sympathetic nervous system (our stress response) and the parasympathetic nervous system (our rest and digest response). It is a two-directional pathway linking your gut to your brain as … Read more

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9 ways to improve your sleep

A good night’s sleep is vital for so many aspects of a healthy life. More daytime energy, less fatigue, better concentration and ability to think, fresher skin and appearance are just some of the more obvious things we associate with good sleep. However, good quality sleep is also associated with healthy weight management (via the … Read more

the role of your thyroid

What you need to know about your thyroid … Part one

Weight gain, fatigue, anxiety, constipation, depression, menstrual issues, loss of libido, insomnia, diarrhoea, poor concentration, heart palpitations, high cholesterol, joint or muscle pain. What do these troubling symptoms have in common? They are all potential symptoms of some form of thyroid dysfunction. Thyroid disorders make a regular appearance in my naturopathic clinic. I see many … Read more