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

8 smart tips to prevent premature aging

Have you ever stopped to consider what sort of “old age” you want? You might have plans for your retirement such as holidays and hobbies and you hopefully have a savings/superannuation plan in place to provide for those. But what about your health? What are you doing about your health NOW to provide for good … Read more

How well do you know your digestive system?

Our digestive system (aka gastrointestinal tract) is vital for keeping us healthy. Its primary role is to break down your food into its basic nutrients for your body to use. What you eat and drink significantly dictates the health of your digestive system and therefore your overall well-being. It directly affects every system in your … Read more

Why you might need fish oil and how to choose a good one

Most people know that eating fish is good for them but, for a variety of reasons, many people eat little or no fish. They may be vegetarian, it might be considered an extravagance, they just may not like seafood or perhaps they are concerned about quality. Fish, especially oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, anchovies … Read more

The importance of incidental exercise and how to make it happen

You’ve no doubt heard by now that “sitting is the new smoking” when it comes to the negative effects sitting has on your long term health. Lack of activity is now recognised as a risk factor for a variety of chronic health problems including heart and cardiovascular disease and being above your healthy weight (which … Read more

How to slow down, take stock and be grateful

Another year is screaming to an end and it is so easy to get caught up in the “busy-ness” of end-of-year commitments and deadlines (many of which are boss-imposed or maybe even self-imposed). Then you fall into the holidays exhausted, stressed and possibly even sick. Maybe you get a chance to have a break or … 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