causes of poor sleep and how to fix them

Common causes of poor sleep and how to address them

It is estimated that approximately 2 million people suffer from insomnia in Australia. This is a shocking statistic when you consider that sleep is vital for life and certainly plays a significant role in our enjoyment of life. So, why aren’t we sleeping? Disruption to your circadian rhythm You’re probably familiar with the term “circadian … 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

Do you need more iron in your diet?

When we think of fatigue, one of the first things we think about is iron. What does your iron status look like? Has it been tested (thoroughly)? Iron is an important mineral required for a diverse range of body processes including; energy production, protein and carbohydrate metabolism, DNA synthesis, and thyroid and immune function (to … Read more

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What is driving your pain and inflammation?

For my naturopathic clients, inflammation and associated pain are very common symptoms. Often pain isn’t the reason someone has come to see me but, in taking a “functional medicine” approach to your case, pain will often come up in some way or another. It might be musculoskeletal pain such as sore joints, aching muscles, or … Read more

Are you suffering from adrenal fatigue?

AKA “HPA axis dysregulation” First up I want to clarify something. Adrenal fatigue is a bit of a misnomer these days. It is a popular term to represent the effects of feeling stressed or feeling exhausted or burnt out. Sometimes it might be called “adrenal insufficiency” or “adrenal exhaustion”. It is the term most often … Read more