Health Articles — nutrition

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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The immune system needs a super hero!!!

Posted by Melissa Callaghan on

    The immune system needs a super hero!!! As a Naturopath, I am always asked, "how can I boost my immune system?" My answer is always the same: Let's start by improving your gut health!!! Our gut is home to about 38 TRILLION microbes, that's more trillions than the United States national debt.  The gut contains 150 times more DNA than we have in our whole body.  It's just a little bit important and yet we constantly think "she'll be right" and throw more junk at it.  Then we wonder why we get sick. Our body has a mutually...

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Signs that your digestive system needs some help

Posted by Melissa Callaghan on

  ____________________________________________________________________________ Your overall health begins with your digestive system. If it is working effectively then chances are that you are healthy. If it is experiencing a few difficulties then chances are you are noticing it physically.  Our digestive system is crucial for the breakdown and absorption of the food and drink we consume and its effectiveness is crucial to maintain adequate levels of essential vitamins and minerals. Any problems in this area can lead to a whole host of health problems. We often think of the obvious when it comes to digestive health imbalances such as bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, reflux, heartburn,...

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Smelly Poo

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  ____________________________________________________________________________ Smelly Poo Just like period pain is NOT normal Neither is a foul-smelling pooEvery household usually has that one person that you always want to avoid going to the toilet after they have been, don't they? Keep reading to find out what could be causing that smellI usually give it a rating scale with my patients in clinic1. Means it’s ok to go after they have been2. Means you must at least acknowledge the smell and complain about it to them3. Means you need to steer clear for at least 3 days after they have goneIt’s all well...

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Two types of food underlying the majority of disease.

Posted by Melissa Callaghan on

 Two types of food underlying the majority of disease Often towards the end of each year and the beginning of a new year we re-evaluate how we are living our lives.  There are some moments when we reach a turning point and decide that what we are currently doing is no longer working for us. You know you want to make changes but don't know how. You've tried every single diet program under the sun but you either can't lose weight or you just put it straight back on. Read on to find out how I can help you achieve...

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