Posts in "Lifestyle" Category

Can gut issues contribute to hormone imbalances?

Publisher: Wellness Magazine, Aug 2016

Natural Health tips from the College of Natural Health

Did you know: An overgrowth of pathogenic bacteria in the gut (‘dysbiosis’) can contribute to hormonal imbalances?

Many (if not most) women struggle with symptoms and conditions related to imbalances in their reproductive hormones: acne, PMS, endometriosis, infertility, mood imbalances, brain fog and water retention, to name just a few.

Two primary considerations for hormonal balance that are often overlooked are gut health and toxic overload. In allopathic healthcare these aspects are seemingly unrelated to hormone systems, whereas a holistic approach considers both of these as key drivers in hormonal dysregulation

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Spider Veins

Publisher: Natural Medicine Magazine, Sept 2016

SAJNMM question:

I was a ballet teacher for many years and have developed unsightly, painful spider veins. My legs feel heavy, often itches or burns. Is there any effective natural treatment option available. I do not want to have them surgically removed. E.M

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Preconception Care

Publisher: Wellness Magazine, Aug 2016

SAJNMM question:

My husband and I have made a conscious decision to switch to all things natural. We would like to prepare for pregnancy and want to boost our chances. I just need to know if we self medicate, can we take any combination of natural products and say any number of herbal remedies together? Can I take Vit D, Vit C, CoQ10, Echinacea tablets, Cranberry powder and add some superfood powders and other herbal tinctures of my choice to the mix? We were thinking of making a list of all our ailments and go to the healthshop and just buy whatever we need, and take it all! This way we can sort out all of our problems and I can focus on getting pregnant with the next round of pregnancy supplements from the health shop. I think that sounds like a fantastic plan. There is so much info on google and its easy with natural products as you don’t have to concern yourself with contraindications and side effect.

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IBS Question

Publisher: Natural Medicine Magazine, Aug 2016

SAJNMM question:
I am suffering from quite a lot of pain in my gut and sometimes I feel really bloated. Could I have IBS? I am the CEO of a big company and have a lot of stress. Should I see a doctor or are there natural home remedies I can use to treat the condition? T.S.

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Nutritional Support for Cystic Fibrosis

Publisher: Organic Lifestyle Magazine, June 2016

The global incidence of Cystic Fibrosis is estimated as 1/2500 live births. CF cannot be cured, but the symptoms can be managed to support overall health, to manage associated symptoms and increase quality of life. CF is diagnosed in males and females equally, although males tend to have a higher life expectancy (approximately 40 years) in comparison with women (approximately 37 years).

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Nutrition and Lifestyle Strategies for Depression

Publisher: Natural Medicine Magazine, June 2016

Question from reader:
I suffer from depression. Its pretty bad. Some mornings I wake up and I just don’t want to go on. I don’t see the point. I have nothing to offer humanity. I have children but they don’t care much for me. My husband passed away four years ago and I am caught it the mundane routine of daily life, ill health, insomnia, alcohol dependancy and frankly – everything bores me to tears. Talking of tears – I cry all the time.

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Nutrition Strategies for Arthritis

Publisher: Natural Medicine Magazine, May 2016

Question from reader:
My doctor diagnosed me with arthritis in my wrist. I had a bad fall a few years ago on the tennis court, which resulted in a fractured wrist. I still have a lot to be grateful for – but I am feeling rather blue due to the loss of functionality and pain in my wrist. Is there some natural gel or ointment I could apply and a possible natural remedy suggestion from someone on your expert panel? With so much appreciation for your educational content!

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Superfoods for Health and Beauty

Publisher: Natural Medicine Magazine, April 2016

‘Superfoods’ quite literally mean foods that are super-rich in nutrients, not just vitamins and minerals, but also plant-nutrients known as ‘phytonutrients’. These phytonutrients have multiple health benefits, ranging from balancing hormones, supporting digestive function, assisting the body to cope with stress, fighting against cancer and promoting immune defences, just to name a few.

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Reducing Inflammation in the Oesophagus

Publisher: Natural Medicine Magazine, April 2016

Question from reader:
‘I have a narrowing esophagus and the doctor said it could be cancer. Either way they need to go in there with a balloon and stretch it. I need expensive meds and scans etc. What could possibly have caused it? I would love to try something natural instead of drugs and procedures. My daughter thinks its possibly due to the Aromat I love to use (she says MSG in it is bad) and I always have diet drinks in the fridge.

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Nutrition and Lifestyle Strategies for PMS Related Symptoms

Publisher: Natural Medicine Magazine, March 2016

Question from reader:
I’m a single dad and my teenage daughter suffers from PMS. Now I don’t know much about it, but I don’t think her pain is normal. She cramps so badly some mornings and I simply I cannot get her into the car and off to school like that. She also has these hectic mood swings before her period. I need some advice as well as remedies to give her every month before her period to help with the mood swings and more importantly, the cramping.

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