For many years now I have tried to eliminate unnecessary chemicals in my life, this included switching to natural alternatives for shampoo, conditioner, face wash, moisturiser, deodorant, body wash, make up and tooth paste. Some of these products have been great and worked really well, and others have had a less than average effect on my skin or hair.
Now that I am pregnant, it’s even more important to me to be avoiding as many harsh chemicals as possible.
Over the next few months I will be writing about my experiences with different beauty regimes.
This month – hair!… Read more ...
The skin is an organ of elimination, and often we find that when skin problems arise, it can be a manifestation of something else that is going on within. This could be toxicity, liver dysfunction, allergic reactions to foods and other substances, food intolerances, hormonal imbalances, nutritional deficiencies and digestive disorders.
What sort of skin conditions can a Naturopath treat?
- Dry flaky skin
- Fungal infections
- Bacterial infections
- Slow wound healing
Conventionally, skin problems may be treated with steroids, antibiotics, and the oral contraceptive pill. If you do not react well to these, or are looking for … Read more ...
We live in a stressful and busy world. Once upon a time our bodies went into fight or flight when we were chasing the woolly mammoth or sabre tooth tiger, and then we could sit back and relax and enjoy our well earned meal. Now many of us are in a constant state of stress, which leaves cortisol and adrenalin levels high and therefore contributes to a host of other problems such as cardiovascular disease, reproductive difficulties, digestive complaints and poor immunity to name a few.
What you may not realise is that diet and lifestyle are a major contributing … Read more ...
Neuro Emotional Technique or NET is a simple mind-body stress reduction intervention aimed at improving behavioral and physical problems, such as in chronic injuries, subluxations, pain, worry, anxiety, depression, etc. It was developed by an american Chiropractor, who like all Chiropractors would regularly see patients where chiropractic adjustments aren’t enough to help them with chronic pain, while also understanding that stress changes our physiology and affects our structure, and hence can lead to musculoskeletal problems.
Its common for a memory to elicit a physiological response in us, such as the example where simply thinking of a food we really enjoy … Read more ...
What to Expect from a Chiropractic Consultation
Chiropractic treatments focus on restoring alignment and function to the musculoskeletal system. A chiropractor uses massage, manipulation and other techniques to provide relief from pain, improve function and restore balance to the joints and nerves.
Chiropractic Looks at Whole Lifestyle
Your chiropractor will take is a detailed medical history, including details of any specific problems. They will ask about prior health conditions, exercise, diet and lifestyle and may recommend an x-ray or other tests.
Chiropractic Observes Function
They will then conduct a manual examination using palpation and observation. They will assess the … Read more ...
What happens in a Naturopathic appointment?
An initial consultation takes an hour or so. Your Naturopath will take an extensive medical history and will ask many questions about your past and present health – physically, mentally and emotionally. Sometimes a physical examination will be required, and your Naturopath may take blood pressure and use diagnostic tools such as iridology, tongue and nail analysis to help get a complete picture of health. You may also be referred for allergy testing, blood, stool or salivary hormone tests.
What’s so good about Naturopathy?
Importantly, a reputable Naturopath will work with you to … Read more ...