The Pillars Of Health For Autoimmune Mastery (Part 2)

The Pillars Of Health For Autoimmune Mastery (Part 2) The biggest success stories I see in women with autoimmune disease are the ones who address all aspects of their life. They eat well, move their body, rest when needed and set boundaries (important). They make changes in their life to ensure their needs are met, reduce and better manage stress and as a consequence, they see a reduction or eradication in symptoms and get to experience true joy and pleasure…

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The Pillars of Health for Autoimmune Mastery (Part 1)

The Pillars of Health for Autoimmune Mastery (Part 1) Health is multifaceted. It is never just about what you put into your mouth or how many sessions you do at the gym each week.  True holistic health comes when we address ALL aspects of our health, including our physical, financial (yes, money is important as financial security helps us to feel safe), mental, emotional and spiritual needs. Many people focus solely on diet when it comes to managing autoimmune disease,…

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Spotlight: Hashimoto’s Disease

This is the first mini-blog in a series on autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. The goal is to highlight the causes, risk factors and symptoms, and discuss common approaches to treatment and how Naturopathic care can support patients to alleviate symptoms and improve their quality of life.  Hashimoto’s Disease Hashimoto’s disease is the most common type of thyroid condition in Australia. It is also the number one autoimmune disease I see in clinic, with patients who have been diagnosed or who…

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How to break a bad habit (and make a new one) and get what you want.

How to break a bad habit (and make a new one) and get what you want. It’s January. The holidays are over, there are no more Christmas leftovers in the fridge (including my famous pudding – thank goodness, I was starting to look like one!) and we have welcomed in the new year with friends or family and possibly a few too many alcoholic beverages (no judgement here). For many of us we are back to work and school is…

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What stress is actually doing to your body

What stress is actually doing to your body. I have three patients who have been on my mind a lot lately. All three have quite different stories, experiences and symptoms, but they all share one common thread that is impacting on their ability to really thrive – and that common denominator is STRESS. Let’s face it, 2020 has been stressful. I saw a Facebook post recently that said “2020 is what happens when you mix your tarot deck with cards…

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