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Do you have the “hangry’s”?

Ever snapped at someone, or had someone snap at you, and then after having something to eat all is well with the world again? You might feel calmer, happier, and possibly embarrassed at your recent outburst! Well you may have just been hangry – referring to the state of being angry and irritable because you ...

Anti-inflammatory foods and spices

  A key contributor to inflammation in our body is the food that we eat. A diet high in processed foods, refined sugar, grains, vegetable oils, trans fats, chemical additives and the like, will lead you down the path to inflammation and ill-health.  Replacing processed foods with whole, ideally organic foods is the more scenic, ...

Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is not a disease in itself, but a collection of risk factors that often occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. A person is diagnosed as having metabolic syndrome when they have any three or more: central (abdominal) obesity – excess fat in and around the stomach (abdomen) raised ...

Disease Prevention and Gut Health

Disease Prevention: The World Health Organization defines prevention as ‘approaches and activities aimed at reducing the likelihood that a disease or disorder will affect an individual, interrupting or slowing the progress of the disorder or reducing disability’ (WHO 2004). An important part of disease prevention is health promotion. This describes activities which help individuals and ...

4 things you can do to promote Longevity

Move and enjoy: Just be active! It doesn’t always have to be planned or gym workouts. Simply sitting less, and getting more physically active throughout the day wherever possible is also essential to reducing one of the major risk factors for metabolic syndrome, obesity. One strategy for sticking with exercise is to make it enjoyable ...

Free range eggs?

I love my eggs scrambled in butter, side of bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms and spinach leaves, sprinkled with Himalayan salt, and sour dough bread with avocado on the side – makes for a happy girl! But I am careful to buy organic or free-range eggs and have done so for as long as I can remember. ...

Green Soup

Not quite the weather for a green smoothie – how about a green soup instead? This is a low carb, nutrient dense green soup, great for everyone. The “magic” ingredient is watercress! Hippocrates used watercress back in 400BC for his hospital, Culpepper in the 1700s believed it could cleanse the blood, and modern science has ...

Functional Medicine vs. Pathology

Prevention based (lifestyle) medicine vs. Disease based (reactive) medicine Medicine and health care are undergoing a paradigm shift. At Core Naturopathics we are seeing more and more demand for our services to assist clients with the sky rocketing incidence of chronic disease in society and the resulting complex health challenges they are facing. Despite the ...

Why We All Need To Personalise Our Health

  At Core Naturopathics we have designed a really special type of clinic. It’s based on some important Naturopathic philosophies & one of the top priorities of any Naturopath is to recognise that you are working with a very unique individual. Our whole clinic is centred on achieving the best outcome for your individualised health, ...

Nutrigenomics

Nutritional genomics, or nutrigenomics, is the study of how foods affect our genes and how individual genetic differences can affect the way we respond to nutrients (and other naturally occurring compounds) in the foods we eat. Nutrigenomics has received much attention recently because of its potential for preventing, mitigating, or treating chronic disease, and certain ...