Mental health – Part 1

A few weeks ago it was Mental Health week here in Western Australia, which also included World Mental Health Day on the 10th of October. And according to The World Health Organisation, 50% of mental health illnesses begin at the age of 14! Almost half (45%) of people aged between 16-85 years of age will experience mental illness. Mental…

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Correcting Cortisol

A question I always ask my clients in an initial consult is “How do you feel when you wake up in the morning?” The answer to this can give me such great insight into a persons cortisol levels. You see, your cortisol levels should be at their highest in the morning. According to The Sonic Pathology Handbook, your blood…

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Herbs that calm

Whenever I think of the word ‘calm’ I imagine myself resting, reading a book with not a care in the world. A scenario that doesn’t really occur for the majority of us; unless we are on holidays. Creating a calmer mind involves our nervous system, stress response and mindset. Herbs are a brilliant way to help calm your nerves….

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Getting Real with Reflux

Majority of the people I see in my practice deal with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease on a daily basis. It’s reported that between 10-48% of people in Western countries suffer from the disease! The main symptoms of GERD (reflux): Heartburn Regurgitation of gastric acid into the lumen of the oesophagus (also commonly known as food reflux) GIT discomfort Symptoms can…

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