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October 28, 2019

It feels like everyone is getting their genes tested these days. Drs are using them more and more to screen for disease risk, psychiatrists are using them for determining drugs of choice, and your next door neighbour wanted to find out his ancestry!

There are hundreds...

September 26, 2019

There's a reason why so many Australian Drs are wary of complimentary medicine. While the Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA) regulates the use of pharmaceuticals and complimentary medicine in this country, the internet abounds with access to overseas nutraceuticals th...

September 3, 2019

Some people living with chronic illness avoid seeing a Nutritional Medicine practitioner because they are afraid they will simply be put on a restrictive diet that they can't sustain. While the old adage 'food is medicine' is certainly true, unfortunately in our modern...

August 30, 2019

Let me first say there are some great Drs out there who don't forget to mention the nutritional impact of the medications they prescribe, and some who even prescribe the necessary vitamins to combat these. But I'm often shocked when patients come with a long list of ai...

January 11, 2019

Trouble sleeping?  Maybe you toss and turn for too long trying to fall asleep or you fall asleep easily, but wake in the middle of the night and can't go back to sleep for ages. You're not alone. According to the Australian sleep-health foundation 30-40% of Aussies suf...

January 3, 2019

MTHFR is a genetic polymorphism that affects the biochemistry of folate metabolism. We all know folate is recommended for pregnant women to help the developing baby, but why is folate status important for the rest of us?

Folate is a B group vitamin that works very close...

October 25, 2017

Nutritional Medicine is an exciting 'new' health profession for the prevention and management of chronic conditions.

September 13, 2017

Ask yourself the following questions: How often do I take pain medications in a week?  In a month?   How often does pain or discomfort affect my mood? How often does pain inhibit me from doing things I enjoy?   How often does pain prevent me from getting beneficial exe...

June 9, 2017

Menopause Doesn't have to make you feel like a monster. It is not a disease but a natural part of the ageing process that needs to be supported rather than 'battled'. A natural, Nutritional Medicine approach can support the process and minimise symptoms.....

May 3, 2017

Many such supplements are referred to as immune 'boosters'. The trouble is, when your immune system is already overactive and attacking parts of your body, as it does in autoimmune disease, the last thing you want to do is boost it!

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