Anxiety, Struggle, Overwhelm

Anxiety, Struggle, Overwhelm

Today I was inspired to write on anxiety, struggle and overwhelm. A common theme that wafted through my clinic and life over the last few weeks.

Typically the stories vary from…

  • Beautiful young women losing their confidence to be themselves in the world, rather focusing on what they’re not than what is. Gripped by feelings of just not being enough, feeling judged and unlovable?
  • Being medicated with antidepressants, yet still being depressed.
  • Relationships and marriages disintegrating and the turmoil of change as newness is reborn.
  • Friendships that have gone pear shaped over a misunderstanding.
  • Work you’re no longer engaged or passionate about.
  • Teenagers that have gone off the rails and lost the big picture.
  • Elderly parents with declining health and associated worries and decisions.

Now stack a couple of these and you’re in the land of anxiety, struggle and overwhelm BIG TIME.

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Adrenal Fatigue: A Growing Epidemic

Adrenal Fatigue: A Growing Epidemic

Adrenal fatigue is a widespread and growing epidemic in today’s world. Surprisingly few people realise they have it. It’s one of the leading contributors to fatigue.

Your adrenal glands sit on top of each kidney. Their role is to produce hormones, including adrenaline and noradrenaline – both of which are used to prepare your body for fight or flight. – healthdirect

Adrenal fatigue may sound like ….….. I wake up tired, need a coffee to get me started then limp through the day with more caffeine and sugar (bread, lollies, biscuits, cake) to keep me going, then I hit the wall in the afternoon and come awake just before bedtime, often sleep badly then I do it all over again the next day.

This story can vary according to, which of the three stages of adrenal fatigue you’ve made it to.

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Constant Sinus Headaches and Migraines? Maria’s Story

Constant Sinus Headaches and Migraines? Maria’s Story

Here’s Maria’s story…..

She was suffering from continuous sinus headaches and migraines. It’d been going on for a year now.

She was taking anti-inflammatories every day and prescription migraine medication several times a month.

In addition to turning up 5 days, sometimes 6 to a demanding office job that was under staffed and under-resourced.  Sounding familiar.

Her debilitating brain fog and head pain had become a way of life that she tolerated and managed.

Maria had reached that tipping point where she just couldn’t stay in the world of pain where she was. There had to be something to make all this pain go away. That’s when she ended up in my office.

After listening intently to all that she was experiencing and had done. We delved head long into the world of food intolerances, since that was the elephant in the room when I heard her story. She welcomed the testing and I recommended changes that would shift her from where she was to where she wanted to be….pain free and enjoying life.

It was like magic….her sinus headaches and migraines quickly became a thing of the past within 14 days. Her energy soared, clarity of mind prevailed. Hence the comment……..“I can’t believe what a huge difference it’s made changing what I eat in such a short amount of time.”

The cycle had been broken.  Now, she was on the road to recovery

I so love cleaning up at the beginning not the end.  Saves money, time and energy.  Simplicity at it’s best.

So, if you want to stop patching up at the end. Or step out of the endless holding pattern of constant headches, sinus or migraines CLICK HERE to book in for initial consult and we’ll get you sorted.

Naturopath Gut Health Melbourne

Naturopath Gut Health Melbourne

Naturopath Gut Health Melbourne – 10 Signs You Have Leaky Gut

Naturopath Gut Health Melbourne – Only recently mainstream medicine considered leaky gut syndrome a fake diagnosis by alternative quacks. But today there is growing research confirming ‘leaky gut’ or increased intestinal permeability as a major factor in chronic and autoimmune diseases.

Alternative practitioners have always felt the gut is the foundation of our health. It all started with Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, saying “All disease begins in the gut”. Now science is finally acknowledging this very fact.

What is a leaky gut?

Leaky gut…. is just that a gut that leaks. Your intestinal lining which is normally kilometres of tight junctions can be damaged, through infections, stress, toxins, ageing and certain foods. This damage causes inflammation and increased permeability. Suddenly poorly digested food particles and bacteria are able to pass through into your bloodstream unhindered.

“Leaky gut syndrome” is said to have symptoms including bloating, gas, cramps, food sensitivities, and aches and pains. But it’s something of a medical mystery.

“From an MD’s standpoint, it’s a very gray area,” says gastroenterologist Donald Kirby, MD, director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the Cleveland Clinic. “Physicians don’t know enough about the gut, which is our biggest immune system organ.” – WebMD

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