Health Articles — Chronic fatigue

Toxins and detox

Posted by Melissa Callaghan on

Toxins and detox Your body is exposed to toxins on a daily basis both internally (from inside your body) and externally (from outside your body).Internal toxins may include an imbalance in gut bacteria allowing the bad bacteria to dominate, yeast, viruses, stress, anxiety and even the negative thoughts associated with life can have an effect. External toxins come from the environment we live in.Some sources of toxins include:FoodSome major exposures are from food, in particular processed food which is full of chemicals, additives & pesticides. Some signs you may see to indicate toxicity include poor digestive health, food intolerance's from...

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Peri menopause - the impact of Insulin and Cortisol

Posted by Melissa Callaghan on

Things have changed. The lifestyle you have been living for years is no longer working. Always thought the candle could be burnt at both ends forever.  It was always so easy to go out to dinner all the time and have a few drinks and not worry about the impact that it has on the body. But now, you can't so much as even look at a slice of bread and you put on 10 kgs. Tried every new diet known to man and little bits of success but it just doesn't fit into your lifestyle, can't sustain it or...

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Hormones out of balance!!!

Posted by Melissa Callaghan on

  Hormones out of balance!!! Can you relate to these signs? Fatigue, headaches or migraines, thyroid dysfunction, mood changes, irritability, anxiety or depression, weight gain, irregular menstrual cycle, breast tenderness, fibroids, endometriosis, low libido, hot flashes. Your progesterone may be getting stolen!!! These signs can also be triggered by other conditions such as hypothyroidism, low iron, low vitamin d, cortisol imbalance, are a few examples however we can't rule out progesterone. As a Naturopath it is my job to find the root cause of your signs and symptoms and when you present to me with many of the above signs...

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Subclinical Hypothyroidism - Blood test results are good but symptoms are still there!!!

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Subclinical Hypothyroidism As a Naturopath I feel that it a very important for everyone to have an understanding of what all of the thyroid hormones are doing not just TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone). Further testing may be required to gain an understanding of this, if these tests haven't already been done in the past.  Often is the case that testing has been done for thyroid and you have been told everything is normal, this usually means that what has been tested is within the "reference range".  There is a big difference between reference range and optimal range.  Quite often only...

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Metabolic Syndrome - High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Insulin Resistance, Central Adiposity

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Come on over and join my Facebook Group where I talk about how toxins effect your whole body and how they are keeping you sick.   Would love everyone to come along and join the group.   Here is the link to join:    Metabolic Syndrome When the word 'syndrome' is used, it is discussing a collection of conditions that are connected. Metabolic syndrome also known as syndrome x is a collection of risk factors that increase your chances of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.  This syndrome dates back to 1966 but became widely recognised in 1988 when Gerald Reaven...

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