Maybe Your Hormones are to Blame

Ever feel like you’re going crazy … maybe your hormones are to blame. Buckle up you’re in for a bumpy ride! If you’re a female aged in your late thirties to early fifties, you may be experiencing an assortment of emotional, mental and physical changes. This life stage is know as Perimenopause. It can begin happening 10-15 years before actual Menopause. Hormonal flutuations are a normal part of life and happen month in month out. But when hormone levels become depleted due to stress, imbalances and natural aging, it can have a massive impact on your health and wellbeing. So what…

Why Women Get Tired

Why women are always Constantly Tired and how you can Prevent it from happening to you. In this short article we look at two often overlooked Nutritional Causes for Women who experience Constant Tiredness. Most women assume their constant tiredness is caused by having a busy work load and family life, insufficient sleep or stress. But as demanding as the modern woman’s life is, there are many other underlying factors that cause tiredness too. Chief among them is Iron deficiency. Women are at risk of iron deficiency from puberty to menopause, the child baring years. Heavy periods, fibroids and cysts…

Is Weight Loss a Misnomer?

Everyone likes to talk about weight loss but what type of weight are people actually losing? In this article, you’ll discover the truth about the term collectively known as weight loss. In 2003 I attended a seminar entitled “Fat Loss not Weight Loss” as part of my Naturopathic training. Early in the day the lecturer made a comment that I have never forgotten. “You can lose weight just by going to the toilet!” Although Mr. Eddy ND was stating the obvious; it wasn’t until that moment that it dawned on me just how misleading the term weight loss can be….

Keeping Colds and Flu Away

How to keep Colds and Flu away and achieve Winter Wellness. Protect Yourself Naturally this Winter with 12 Hints to Boost Your Winter Immunity 1. Viruses such as colds and flu are most easily transmitted when large numbers of people are gathered in confined spaces. Therefore, avoidance of these situations is recommended as much as possible during winter. 2. If you do find you yourself in this situation, staying well hydrated is the best way to avoid a contracting a virus. In winter the mucous membranes of the nose and throat can dry out as people gather indoors in heated…

Natural Medicine, Why it’s for YOU

Recent research has shown that 75% of those surveyed had tried Natural Medicine in the last 12 months. As a Naturopath this comes as no surprise. My clinical experience has shown that my clients typically fit into one of four categories, especially if you’re over the age of 30. 1. The first group of clients are those who are passionate about healing themselves through natural medicine supplementation, improved nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. They prefer to use natural medicine in preference to pharmaceutical drugs to treat their health conditions. 2. The second group are those clients that know that…

Thyroid Imbalance

Overweight,Tired, Depressed? Maybe your thyroid is to blame. Among my clients, a thyroid imbalance can often be the culprit responsible for unwanted weight gain, fatigue and depression. It’s not uncommon for my clients to present with blood test results which indicate that their Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) is within the normal range. Therefore, any notion that the thyroid is out of balance is dismissed by their GP’s. However, there is now much evidence to support the notion of subclinical hypothryoidism. In other words, if your TSH blood tests show that you are on the lower end of the range, there’s…

Caroline Springs Naturopathic Health Clinic

Getting Well Naturally, Naturopathic, Nutrition & Weight Loss Clinic, is situated opposite Lake Caroline and Caroline Springs Square. Cafes, restaurants and wonderful walking paths are on our doorstep. Clients are encouraged to take in a walk around the lake when they visit the clinic as fresh air, exercise and sunshine are integral components of healthy living. Getting Well Naturally’s clients can also soak up views of the lake and it’s surrounds which provides a relaxing ambiance for Naturopathic check-ups. Ten years ago Caroline Springs was vacant land full of rocks, clay and thistles. Developer Lend Lease, saw an opportunity to…

Overcoming Food Addictions

You might be surprised to learn that food can be addictive and act like a drug in your body, but it’s true. Some of the most troublesome food addictions include: Sugar cravings (chocolate, cakes, lollies, biscuits, pastries), carbohydrate cravings (bread & pasta). Refined sugar has very little to recommend it. Once consumed it rapidly goes about increasing your blood glucose and insulin levels and giving you a short lived energy burst. Sadly, when it’s effects wear off you are dumped back down again. In the meanwhile unstable blood glucose levels can create headaches, irritability, tiredness, an inability to concentrate and…

Make the most of your Health Insurance

Are you making the most of your Health Insurance? Here’s 3 reasons why seeing a Naturopath can save you Time and Money Some Health Insurance funds provide rebates on Naturopathic Weight Loss Consultations (using the Shake-It Professional Weight Loss Program) over and above your existing level of extras cover. This can provide a significant saving for you. For a full list of Health Insurance funds currently offering this service please go to the Weight Loss page on this website. Finding time for our health isn’t always easy. Competing pressures of work, family and day to day chores, makes scheduling appointments…

Naturopathic Weight Loss

What makes Naturopathic Weight Loss is so popular and successful? When you come to GWN for weight loss, be excited, because what you’re about to learn explains why so many people struggle to lose weight and keep it off. You’ll also learn why so many factors have contributed to the frustration and heartache that so many people experience when their weight loss attempts are two steps forward and one step backwards. Many people get a couple of things right but their efforts can be thwarted completely, by the one or two things that they didn’t know to do. Working with…

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD Syndrome)

Does overcast weather make you sleepy and sad? For those who live in Melbourne, the long range weather forecast is a much anticipated part of the day. Millions watch/listen to the weather report with just one question in mind. Will the sunshine tomorrow? Instead, they are greeted with a prediction of a wet, cold and miserable weekend ahead. Melbourne’s current spate of wet weather looks set to continue with predictions of overcast conditions and showers throughout much of the cup weekend.’ You can almost hear their collective sigh. No sun, disaster! The weather has a profound affect on our emotional…

How to defeat Thush and increase your Fertility.

In recent times I’ve noticed a huge increase in the number of women coming to the clinic for persistent Thrush. Their stories of suffering from this condition are heartbreaking. Listening to my clients recounting their miserable and humiliating symptoms of vaginal itching and stinging, vaginal discharge like cottage cheese, fatigue and pain on intercourse, it’s easy to see why women can feel completely exhausted and demoralized. One of the most heartbreaking things of all is the impact it can have on a woman’s fertility. Most of these women will struggle to fall pregnant despite treating themselves with over the counter…

Eradicate Thrush & Candida

How to eradicate Thrush & Candida for Good and Gain Unlimited Health Health is a curious thing. Most people only ever think about finding an effective long term solution for thrush when they’re utterly fed up. Or when the thrush is having such an impact on their daily lives that they have no other choice. It’s amazing how much suffering people will put up. Sadly, men seem to be the worst for this. Men don’t pay attention to their health at the best of times but I’ve seen some male clients with systemic candidiasis so bad that it’s a marvel…

Naturopath or Nutritionist?

Don’t know whether to see a Naturopath or Nutritionist? Find out why you needn’t choose at all. Visiting either a Naturopath or a Nutritionist is an excellent choice for improving your health and well being. Nutritionists are trained in accessing your diet and whether or not you need additional nutrients/foods to improve your diet. They will also assess you for nutritional deficiencies based on your presenting symptoms and medical history. At GWN all Naturopathic consultations incorporate a nutritional assessment as a standard procedure as Naturopath’s are trained in Nutrition along with many other modalities. Naturopath’s are trained in a huge…

Is Fasting the Magic Bullet for Weight Loss?

Weight loss methods are always a hot topic at this time of the year. Studies have shown that while calorie restriction is associated with longevity, restricting your food intake pushes your body into starvation mode. This slows your metabolic rate and encourages your body to store fat rather than burn it for energy. Skipping meals is a recipe for weight loss disaster. Stimulating your metabolism to burn fat is as easy as eating smaller more frequent, nutrient dense foods specifically for your unique body type, age, gender and lifestyle. Remember health and weight loss is all about what you eat…

It’s a new dawn!

“It’s a new dawn, it’s a new life, it’s a new day for me……” We’re already one month into 2013 and many GWN clients are making awesome progress with their weight loss plans. All it took was a commitment to make a change and now they’re on their way. I can’t begin to tell you how exciting it is to be a weight loss health coach for these incredible people. They are an inspiration to themselves, their family, friends and workmates. Regular Body Composition Assessments (BCA) are just the motivation many people need to keep losing weight while preserving their…

Recurrent Infections

Every winter people suffer needlessly with recurrent infections. With the cold weather now in full force, there has never been a better time to fortify you body against nasty winter bugs. If you work in an air conditioned office, amongst children, in hospitals, in shopping centres, airports or anywhere people conregate in large numbers, you are at risk of contracting viral and bacterial infections this winter. Your risk of infection is greatly increased if you are under stress, sleep deprived, burning the candles at both ends, drinking too much or eating the wrong foods. These factors create the perfect environment…

BUPA Weight Loss Rebates

If you are a member of BUPA and need to lose weight check out our Shake-It Professional Weight Loss Program. Full of vitamins, minerals, fibre and nutrients it’s certain to make you look and feel amazing. Comprising of smoothies, bars and soups you can eat as meal replacements or just as a fat burning addition to a healthy diet. Combined with regular Body Composition Assessments and nutritional advice at your regular check-ups and you have a winning formula for weight loss. To find out more, including other Health Funds which rebate on our weight loss progam please visit the Weight…