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Sleeping Soundly: The Science of Getting Restful Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep can seem elusive in our modern lives of frenzy and stress. Yet none of us can afford to compromise it …

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Functional Medicine Hypothyroidism

Functional Medicine Solutions And Natural Treatment Options For Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is now the most common thyroid disorder in Australia, affecting at least one in 33 Australians. The condition is characterised by underactive thyroid function, …

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Functional Medicine Hyperthyroidism

Natural Treatment Options For Hyperthyroidism And Graves’ Disease

Thyroid disorders are on the rise in the western world, yet hyperthyroidism and Graves’ disease remain among the most rare forms of thyroid illness. While …

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Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: The Functional Medicine Approach

A quick Google search will reveal thousands of results for natural treatments for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. But how many of them actually work? What causes Hashimoto’s? …

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Breaking Sugar Addiction

How To Break Your Sugar Addiction (And Why You’d Want To!)

You likely know that a high intake of refined sugar causes problems like weight gain, brain fog, and fatigue, and can lead to diabetes, depression, …

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Relieve Stress, Improve Sleep and More with Mindfulness

Mindfulness: Reduce Stress, Improve Sleep and More Mindfulness is more than just another buzzword, trend, or way to idle away your spare time. Using mindfulness …

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Functional Medicine Strategies for Stimulating the Vagus Nerve

Functional Medicine Strategies for Stimulating the Vagus Nerve The Vagus Nerve is perhaps one of the most significant yet underappreciated contributors to health and wellbeing. …

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Pcos Treatment

PCOS Treatment: The Functional Medicine Approach

PCOS natural treatment – the functional medicine approach Acne, facial hair, painful periods, stubborn weight and difficulty conceiving can all form part of the PCOS …

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Menopause Treatment

Menopause Treatment: Natural Remedies for Menopause

A functional medicine approach to menopause The change. The pause. Climacteric. The age of the crone. Whatever you choose to call it, menopause can be …

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Pms Treatment

PMS Treatment: The Functional Medicine Approach

PMS treatment: Natural remedies for PMS to harmonise your hormones A lot of jokes are made about temper and mood swings around ‘that time of …

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Endometriosis Treatment

Endometriosis Treatment: The Functional Medicine Approach

Endometriosis treatment: How to treat Endometriosis naturally for long-lasting relief Severe period pain and endometriosis have become so common that most people think they’re normal. …

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2020 Fatigue: 5 Ways To Feel Better At The End Of A Tough Year

Experiencing end of year fatigue under normal circumstances is not uncommon, but throw a global pandemic into the mix that led to enduring months of …

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Hives Treatment: The Functional Medicine Approach to Hives

Hives treatment: How to treat hives naturally for long-lasting relief Anyone who has experienced hives knows just how uncomfortable and frustrating they can be.  Also …

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Natural Eczema Treatment

Natural Eczema Treatment: The Functional Medicine Approach to Eczema

Searching for the best natural eczema treatment in Australia? Atopic dermatitis or eczema is one of the most common skin conditions we see in our …

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Psoriasis Treatment Australia

Psoriasis Treatment: A Natural Treatment For Psoriasis

Have you already tried dozens of different creams, ointments and oils in the search for the best natural psoriasis treatment? And you’re still searching? Both …

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FODMAPS – What Are They And What Do They Mean For Your Health?

The acronym FODMAP has, in the last few years, worked its way into the Australian health and food vernacular. You can now find processed food …

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What is Functional Medicine? The Solution To Our Current Chronic Disease Crisis

Almost half the Australian population is suffering from chronic health conditions, and the conventional acute healthcare model is failing to manage this crisis. Functional medicine …

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Environmental Toxins In Your Home: Where They’re Lurking And How To Remove Them

Many of us are aware of the health effects of food and exercise. What you might not consider are the products you use in your …

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Chronic inflammation

The Underlying Cause of Most Chronic Health Conditions – Inflammation

What do acne, fatigue, depression and IBS have in common? Most people think of these and other chronic health conditions as separate and unrelated illnesses.  …

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How To Maintain Your Mental Health During A Pandemic

Melbourne in August 2020 has been tough for many people. So far, we’ve experienced lock downs for nearly 5 months, wearing masks is now mandatory, …

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Health and The Coronavirus: How You Can Protect Your Health

No doubt you and your loved ones are concerned about the situation regarding the Coronavirus. As the current international response and the research has been …

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Functional Medicine Approach To Acne Works

The Functional Medicine Approach To Acne

Discover the approach of functional medicine to Acne to solve it for good. Frustrated and fed up from trying potions, lotions and treatments to get …

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Tech And Your Health Changing Behaviour

Tech and Your Health – Changing Behaviour Changes your Health

Today I want to spend just a few minutes sharing some insights and tips into technology – specifically how and what to change in order …

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Energy Credit

Energy Credit – How an Energy Credit Can Help You

Recently I did something that felt amazing. I sat at my kitchen table and wanted to squeal with delight – you know, that feeling when …

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Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence – It’s OK to feel sad (or angry)

“Don’t cry, it’ll be OK”, “calm down, there’s no need to be upset”, “chill out/get over it”. Did you hear these and similar sentiments growing …

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How Guilt Can Be Disrupting Your Gut Health

How guilt can be disrupting your gut health

You may have heard the phrase ‘rest and digest’. It’s the opposing state of ‘fight or flight’. These are two arms representing our autonomic nervous …

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My Favourite Reframe

My favourite reframe

About a year ago, I did a positive parenting course – being a single mum to a powerful tween I felt there were areas I …

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Why Mindful Eating Matters

Why mindful eating matters

When it comes to healthy digestion, what do your environment, mindset, and the way that you perceive and consume your food have to do with …

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Use Tech For Your Health

How to use tech for your health

Have you ever thought about how you can use technology to support your health journey? We’re now living in a time when pretty much all …

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5 Tips For Socialising Success

Bee’s 5 tips for socialising success

Today I’m going to give you my 5 favourite ‘failsafe’ strategies for keeping your health on track when you want to go out and enjoy …

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Workout For Your Emotions

A workout for your emotions

When we experience pain or discomfort, over time, we create and attach emotions to those sensations. Your physical experience might be a cramp in your …

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Detoxing What Is It

Detoxing – What is it and why should we do it?

We are all familiar with the idea of doing a ‘detox,’ and yet while it is often poo-pooed, there is legitimacy to it. At its …

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Supplements And Medications

On Supplements and Medications

If you are like most of our patients, you engage with us because your health is sub-par, or because you want it to be optimal, …

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The Functional Future Of Medicine

The Functional Future of Medicine

Thanks to the wonders of modern medicine, no longer are we keeling over in droves from acute infectious diseases. Instead, we of the modern world, …

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The Way Of Sleep

The Way of Sleep

The only person who knows exactly how much sleep you need is you. We find that around eight hours is the magic number for most …

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The Why Of Sleep

The Why of Sleep

If there is a word that personifies modern life, it would be: ‘busy’. Busy is something we pride ourselves on; no matter the arena. To …

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Fluoridation And Water

Fluoridation – how safe is your drinking water?

Today let’s get a little controversial and talk about water. Are you aware that your water is medicated? Although there are many water treatment processes, …

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Floatation Tanks – a novel way to calm a busy mind

I’ve recently started tracking my time – taking note of what I get up to and for how long. The goal is to become more …

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Top Healthy Eats In Melbourne

Top Healthy Eating Spots in Melbourne

Are you like me when it comes to eating out? I’ll go out and have an amazing meal and thoroughly enjoy it and the next …

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Adrenal Fatigue – a modern woman’s war cry

When it comes to adrenal fatigue, have you simply earned your exhaustion (or is it something more)? Let’s contextualise for a moment. If you were …

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MTHFR…what the?

If you are into health, then you may have heard about MTHFR, and if you’ve dared to dig into it, you are probably thoroughly confused. …

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Organic food…is it worth it? – do the health benefits outweigh the cost?

Organic produce is often seen to be relatively expensive, less accessible and goes ‘off’ quickly, so why would you eat organic? For many, the choice …

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Change – strategies for success and staying on track

Whenever you want a different outcome, you need to do something different. Fact – that means change We know that change can be one of …

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How to create goals that stick (a revolt against New Year’s Resolutions)

To be resolute means to be “admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering” and a resolution is something that you make a firm decision to do, or …

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7 Ways To Stay On Track During The Silly Season

7 ways to stay on track during the ‘Silly Season’.

There’s no need to warn you that Christmas is fast approaching (and if it weren’t Christmas it would be New Years, Easter, birthdays, Anzac Day, …

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Cholesterol finally off the hook…

Cholesterol from food finally found not to be guilty after all! This from the US government: “available evidence shows no appreciable relationship between consumption of …

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What Is Your Food Made From

What is your food made from?

Modern food just ain’t what it used to be. This statement should be read quite literally. Many of the packaged products available, should more accurately …

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Resoleomics Stress And The Self

Resoleomics, Stress, and ‘The Self’.

Leo Pruimboom writes on resoleomics in his article entitled: ‘The evolutionary origins of inflammation’, which I summarise here: What is resoleomics? Resoleomics is the body’s …

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Paleo

Paleo – A Simple Truth – Melbourne Functional Medicine

You, dear reader, really are an amazing organism; a work of art, say some; a beautiful machine prefer others. Either way, the problem is that …

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