Not so fantastic plastic

Bisphenol A (BPA) is one of the worlds highest volume chemicals and its production is increasing up to 10% annually. BPA is used in resins that line food and drink containers and as a part of polycarbonate plastics, including bottles, meaning most of us are exposed to some degree. In 2008 the conservative American medical journal JAMA(1) published research results that demonstrated that the greater the exposure the BPA the greater the risk of a wide range […]

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Eat well, exercise and prevent cancer

A huge international research project has produced the Second Expert Report, Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective. Published by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), the research and report involved a global network, involving over 100 scientists from 30 different countries. The report found that combined, 12 common cancers could be reduced by as much as […]

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I have no eye of newt or toe of frog

What on earth is this post heading about? I decided to write this after experiences in my clinic that I was not at all expecting.  Some years ago, a woman in her 30’s attended my clinic and shortly after sitting down, she announced “I am a Christian”.  It felt a little out of context and I think I bumbled something like “Oh…nice” and wondered why she told me. Then the […]

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What is a naturopath?

Surprisingly, the answer to this straight- forward question isn’t straight forward. Naturopathy can mean many things to many people, both within and between different regions and countries, and so it is in Australia. Naturopathy can be seen as a philosophical approach; one that focuses of the whole person, understanding and addressing the causes of ill-health, believing in the body’s innate ability to heal itself if given the right support, the […]

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