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Gripe water – A Gentle, Traditional Remedy for Colic

March 24, 2019

Baby grimacing, colic Gripe water is a traditional remedy used to calm unsettled, colicky babies. It’s a blend of herbs known to have calming, antispasmodic effects on the digestive system and therefore is a useful formula that can…

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Are you magnesium deficient?

May 29, 2018

A question I commonly get in clinic is should I be taking magnesium? Sounds like a simple enough answer, although it usually gets an “it depends” as an answer. Magnesium is a vital mineral involved in so many…

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5 tips for childhood constipation

May 21, 2018

In my last post I chatted about how I approach constipation in my littlest patients. It’s usually a combination of specific probiotics and prebiotics, alongside gentle, non-habit forming laxatives, all the while addressing any underlying causes. Today I’ll…

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A Naturopath’s approach to Thrush – Part 1

May 16, 2018

Thrush is a term often used by women, and commonly found preceding the words “bane of my life”. It’s a common condition (so common 40-75% of sexually active women have experienced it) whereby there is an overgrowth of…

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Treating Thrush Naturally – a Naturopath’s approach – Part 2

May 16, 2018

Last post we talked about many of the drivers that contribute to women developing thrush. I also mentioned the importance of being sure your symptoms are from thrush, or Candida Albicans, and that they’re not actually stemming from…

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Addressing Urinary Tract Infections Naturally

March 2, 2018

Urinary tract infections. Painful, uncomfortable and unfortunately pretty common. Whilst women tend to suffer them the most, they can also occur in men (especially older men) and I have worked with many children suffering urinary tract infections as…

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Is your gut the cause of your acne breakouts?

January 3, 2018

Anyone who has suffered from acne knows how challenging it can be, not only to treat but also to remain confident, self-assured and settled when your skin is breaking out. Many health conditions are invisible to anyone other…

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Easing the pain of ear infections naturally

November 6, 2017

Chances are if you are reading this blog post you know what it’s like to have a child with ear infections. Irritable, up all night, off their food, pulling their ear and possibly screaming louder then you knew…

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Feeding our kids – why good nutrition matters

November 6, 2017

There’s been a rapid rise in childhood illness, much of it non-communicable, nutrition related. Diet related diseases are the biggest killer of children today. Life expectancy is on the decline with reports that this generation may be the…

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