Health Articles — low carb

Childhood Obesity connected to Under Active Thyroid

Posted by Melissa Callaghan on

  ____________________________________________________________________________   If you are a parent of an overweight child this is may be emotionally difficult to read. This post has been written to provide educational information that you may already know or may not be aware of. The purpose is to provide educational information regarding what may occur if changes are not made and habits continue. If you are struggling and are concerned about your child's weight and don’t know how to make the first change, I am here to help and will support and guide you without judgement. Your child's health is important to me as well as...

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

Posted by Melissa Callaghan on

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 gave a lecture on it at the American Diabetes Association national meeting.  When you are experiencing symptoms from three out of the following five risk factors then the chances are high that you have metabolic syndrome, however even if you only have one then...

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Dysregulated fat burning hormones

Posted by Melissa Callaghan on

  Dysregulated fat burning hormones Trying to lose weight but can’t???????It’s great to get out there and start walking, go to the gym, ride a bike. Then you start to do this but nothing is happening. You seriously walk everyday but NOTHING is happening.What is going on????????It’s all about the hormones!!!!!!!There are 5 fat burning hormones that play a HUGE role in how our body burns and stores fat. Basically, what this means is that if any of these hormones aren’t doing their job properly and have become dysregulated then no matter how much walking, riding and cardio you do,...

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Lactose Free Milk is NOT sugar free

Posted by Melissa Callaghan on

This is a very important topic and the message needs to be spread far and wide.  Please share this article. As a Naturopath I see many many many patients with either diabetes or pre diabetes.  Most of my patients in this area have been to see other practitioners before seeking out a Naturopath and the topic of this article is one of the biggest areas of concern for me as I hear it all the time. "I was told by ______ to drink lactose free milk because I have diabetes" I then move on to explain that lactose free milk...

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