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Immune Boosting Winter Wellness Tips

Written by Melbourne Naturopath Bree Jenner A Healthy Gut Balance is key when it comes to gut health.  Much of our immune system is derived or affected by the gut.  We can nourish the balance of bacteria by eating a diverse range of wholefoods including vegetables, fruit, whole grains and legumes that are rich in prebiotic...
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CoQ10 for Migraine Prevention

Written by Melbourne Naturopath Bree Jenner Migraines are debilitating headaches that can last from 4-72 hours, often affecting one side of the head, and could affect up to 2 million Australians. Associated symptoms can include nausea and vomiting, light and sound sensitivity, throbbing pain that can be exacerbated with movement or physical activity.  Many sufferers experience...
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What are FODMAPs?

Written by Melbourne Naturopath Bianca Potenta What are FODMAPS? “FODMAP” is the acronym for groups of carbohydrates (sugars) found in variety of foods. These sugars are easily broken down by bacteria in our digestive system under a process called “fermentation”. The names for these easily fermentable carbohydrates are a little complex, Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols…....
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Trick or Treatment: Our Thoughts…

Written by Melbourne Naturopath Bree Jenner You may have seen or heard about the recent screening of the story ‘Trick or Treatment’ which aired on 60 Minutes regarding the safety concerns of complimentary supplements, namely Valerian and a Green Tea extract. As with all supplements and medications, we recommend seeking advice from the relevant health professional...
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Your first Naturopathic Appointment? What can you expect?

Written by Melbourne Naturopaths Bree Jenner & Bianca Potenta What can I expect? Your initial Naturopathic appointment will be split over two consultations. The initial consultation takes one hour. During the first part of this consultation, your Naturopath will take an in-depth case of your health and medical history. This will include questions about many...
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D-fend yourself from colds and flu with D-lightful Vitamin D

Written by Melbourne Naturopaths Bree Jenner & Bianca Potenta As the Melbourne winter weather settles upon us and flu season says it’s annual “HELLO,” it’s the perfect time to start boosting our immune system and building our resilience. A great place to start is making sure that our Vitamin D levels are in tip top...
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Can a fast food binge have negative long-term effects on our health?

Fast Food…. Most of us know it isn’t good for us, but it’s everywhere! And our busy lives can have us reaching for food that is quick, easy and at the end of the week, preferably delivered! Some may avoid having fast food regularly, keeping it to an occasional treat, “Its Friday and I’ve been...
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Have you blocked out YOU time this Holiday Season?

Well, that’s it for another year of Christmas festivities, and hopefully that is your cue to put your feet up.  Take advantage of the long weekend (if you’re lucky enough!) and treat yourself to the most important gift of all, some YOU time.  Now is a great time to reflect on the year that is...
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Tips to Stay Hydrated

It’s going to be a hot one over summer in Melbourne this year.  It’s easy to forget your routine during this busy time so we’ve put together a few tips and reminders for you to stay hydrated.  Dehydration can lead to muscle cramping and fatigue, headaches, digestive complaints, confusion, irritability and tiredness – not very...
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