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
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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.
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
Acid-base balance (sometimes called acid-alkaline balance) can be a complex and confusing topic. Today, I want to simplify it and give you the essential info you need to look after and improve your health. So stick with me and I’ll take you through it from a naturopath’s perspective. Even if chemistry has never been your
A diet low in fibre is a risk factor for bowel cancer, diverticulitis, constipation, haemorrhoids, high cholesterol, heart disease, weight gain and more. It is easy to forget the importance of dietary fibre when you are inundated with information about important vitamins and minerals, or the latest ‘superfood’. So, while it might not sound very
Are your digestive problems or other symptoms a result of an unhealthy gut 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. It is estimated to be