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Watermelon May Be the New Viagra!

I know it’s the wrong time of the year for watermelon but keep this in mind for summer! If you can’t wait, have a look […]

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How to Revive Your Sex Life After Menopause

Menopause will almost certainly heat up your life between the sheets – but probably not in the way that you’d like. Hot flushes and night […]

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Sex Drive Dwindling?

There is nothing wrong with your libido unless you think there is. Your libido is your overall sexual drive or desire for sexual activity. There […]

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Feeling Toxic? It’s Time to Assess Your Picture

Ask yourself these questions: Are you often tired or lethargic? Are you having trouble losing weight? Do you regularly suffer from bloating, diarrhoea, constipation or […]

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Flaxseed – Best Eaten Whole and Ground.

Flaxseed isn’t something to scoff at. There are over eleven hundred human studies on flaxseed, and over fifty-three hundred studies in general on flaxseed. Flaxseed […]

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Perimenopausal Depression – An Invisible and Thoroughly Under-Recognised Symptom

Your mind is a vacation, a warehouse, a garden, your home. It can be your private, no-judgements, heavily argued court room, yet it can also […]

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Eggs Are Back in The Spotlight!!

Eggs have gone from good, to bad, back to good, and now apparently back to bad (can you keep up?). In the past we have […]

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The All Too Common ‘Period Pain’, and Menopause

For some women, menopause has a certain appeal. It means the absence of the female hormones that are too often causing pain, moods, dysphoria and […]

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Eat Right for Your Hormones.

Your food choices are powerful. All foods affect chemical processes within the body, producing either a positive or a negative result. Hormonally, certain foods can […]

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Black Beans – “Beans Beans the Musical Fruit, The More You Eat the More You Toot The more you toot the better you feel, so eat your beans at every meal!”

When you think of black beans, think of fibre. One cup of cooked black beans contains a whopping 15g of fibre (for comparison, 1 cup […]

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Intermittent Fasting in Menopause? Worth it?

For most, menopause is a huge deal. It’s often a time of unwanted or unexpected and sneaky changes to your confidence, temperature, mood, sleep, relationships, […]

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  • Feb 27, 2019
  • Recipes
  • Samantha Mainland
Looking for A Low Carb, Fun Way to Eat Sardines? Try This Sardine ‘Pasta’ With Crunchy Parsley Crumbs

Sardine ‘Pasta’ With Crunchy Parsley Crumbs Ingredients: 1tbsp olive oil 50g dried breadcrumbs 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 rosemary sprig, leaves finely chopped 2x […]

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Sardines – Some Are Calling It ‘Nature’s Multivitamin’. Is It Really All That Good?

Have you heard of “The Sardine Diet”? No, neither had I. Whilst it recommends eating a tin of sardines every single day, I am not […]

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Are You Hungry, Thirsty or Just Bored? Read Our 8 Tips on How to Distract You from Eating Inappropriately

Are you someone who ALWAYS thinks about food? Does the mere thought of a diet make you hungry? Hunger and eating may not be as […]

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Struggling to Lose Weight?

Weight loss is probably the most popular New Year’s resolution in Australia. But what are the success rates? Weight loss is not as simple as […]

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Is Your Brain Struggling? Need Some Extra Care to Keep a Sharp Mind?

Need a little something-something to keep the brain ticking? Concerned you’re starting to forget a few things or that your brain power is starting to […]

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Start the Year with a Detox

Written by Samantha Mainland, Naturopath. B.Nat, BMedsMgmentProfHonsCM Ask us about our Weight Loss Detox. Our Weight Loss Detox is a thoroughly researched combination of supplements, […]

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Stress; Your Old Excitable Friend

Stress is something we all experience, on a day to day or on a week to week, or even month to month basis. Stress is […]

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Too Many Women Gain Abdominal Weight During Menopause – Should You Be Concerned?

Generally, most women are afraid that oestrogen will cause weight gain. Most women link menopause to oestrogen to getting fat. However, how accurate is this? […]

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The Food You Eat Fuels Your Body, Choose Wisely.

Weight loss can be tricky if your food is not addressed. Cravings, strong appetite and portion sizes can significantly impact the success of your weight […]

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Never Fret, Eating Organic Is Not Only for The Rich

Eating organic may seem out of reach for some. Whether it is the price tag that too often accompanies the organic produce, or the early […]

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Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes represents a major health concern to the people of Australia. The latest stats from the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011-13 Australian Health Survey showed […]

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Tips for Managing Stress

A 2014 study by Neu et al. evaluated the cortisol levels in 26 mothers of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and 26 mothers of ‘healthy’ children. The results showed that there was no significant difference in cortisol levels (stress response), in those mothers with seriously unwell children

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8 Ways to Get Your Body Moving

Who said you had to do all your exercise at once? Try quick 10min routines throughout the day.

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Want to Delay Your Menopause?

We all know that food plays a role in our energy and wellbeing, but did you realise that your food choices now can impact you later on (like, years later)?

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The Little Ol’ Gallbladder

Did you know that the gallbladder plays a key role in oestrogen dominance, perimenopause and premenstrual syndrome? Has that piqued your interest?

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Naturopath Frequently Asked Questions

Understanding the changes and understanding that you are not alone, is a powerful resource. Below I have complied some frequently asked questions that every lady should know.

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Tips for Reducing Toxins

A great detox program can help to detoxify your internal environment, however is it also equally important to review your lifestyle habits and consider the external environment.

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Menopause and Fatigue

Throughout peri-menopause your oestrogen and progesterone levels become unpredictable. These levels change on a daily and monthly basis affecting not only your energy, but your mental clarity, moods and other symptoms.

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It’s All in The Guts!

It seems that as we have become busy and our food has become convenient, we have become too complacent with our capabilities, and ignore the old adage that good health starts in the guts.

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8 Ways to Stay Hydrated

Whilst summer often comes with a heightened thirst sensation, winter has the opposite effect, and many can simply ‘forget’ to drink water. Winter is also a time for numerous hot drinks, with the most common ones – green tea, black tea and coffee – being dehydrating.

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Chronic Stress Is the Most Under-Rated Illness We Are Exposed To

Stress has the power to stop you eating, make you gain weight, interrupt your sleep or stop you from getting to sleep in the first place, break your relationships, reduce your work quality, make you depressed, make you paranoid, reduce your energy and reduce your quality of life.

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  • Feb 28, 2018
  • News
  • Samantha Mainland
Support for Breast Cancer Survivors!

Breast cancer is something that most women have come to fear and too many women have had to experience. It can create a scar on the body, a mental or emotional scar, and effects your health records.

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Tips to Reduce Oestrogen Load within the Body

Tips to Reduce Oestrogen Load within the Body

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Joint Pains and Menopause

Did you know that anywhere from 28-40% of menopausal and peri-menopausal women experience joints pains due to hormonal changes?

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8 Tips to Increase Your Iron Levels

If you are still menstruating, you need to keep an eye on your iron levels and ensure you are getting enough. If you are vegetarian or vegan, you need to be extra careful, and ensure you are getting this vital mineral.

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Your Brain and Menopause

Acknowledging that your brain is no longer keeping up with your demands, whether it be lifestyle, career or relationships, can be alarming and often frightening.

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Metabolic Syndrome and Menopause

Whilst the cause of Metabolic Syndrome continues to challenge the experts, lifestyle choices and hormonal changes are known contributing factors.

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6 Ways to Keep a Sharp Mind

A good foundation is the basis to a thriving structure. Your good fats are also needed to ensure correct and efficient communication between all cells in the body.

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Menopause and Fatigue

Throughout peri-menopause your oestrogen and progesterone levels become unpredictable. These levels change on a daily and monthly basis affecting not only your energy, but your mental clarity, moods and other symptoms.

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Metabolic Syndrome

Whilst the cause of Metabolic Syndrome continues to challenge the experts, lifestyle choices and hormonal changes are known contributing factors.

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9 Practical Ways to Reduce Your Weight

Are you having trouble with weight? Are you slightly concerned about your weight, but not enough to start a diet over-haul? Check out these easy tips to slot into your routine!

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Fakes, Imposters, Diluted and Burnt Honey!

I know what you are thinking; doesn’t all honey have some kind of health benefit? Yes, all honeys have some level of anti-bacterial potential however, these qualities quickly disappear.

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Know Thy Breasts

Written by Samantha Mainland, Naturopath. B.Nat, BMedsMgmentProfHonsCM Meet the author: Samantha is a highly educated Naturopath having graduated from both Southern Cross University with a […]

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Love Thy Breasts – Self Examination

Embrace the beauty, curves, feel and size of your breasts. They are your own, and no one else’s. Everyone’s breasts look and feel different. You […]

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The Female Heart

The heart is a small cone shaped organ, about the size of a small closed fist, and one of the strongest muscles in the body.

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8 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

The “winter blues”, also known as SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), is characterized by mild depression, lack of motivation, and low energy that affects 1 in every 300 Australians during this cold season.

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Oysters – Slippery, Silky Sex Enhancers?

Oysters are 50% protein, 26% fat and rich in omega 3 fatty acids. Their high protein content makes them great for weight loss, and the rich omega 3 content makes them excellent for brain health and joint pains.

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Menopause, Inflammation and Joint Pain

When working efficiently, inflammation is a favourable response. It is a protective process that is mounted by the immune system in order to neutralise a threat and restore function to the body.

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Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Enjoy

Food is often looked at solely in terms of its impact on weight, but it is the safest, most effective and cheapest medicine for preserving and restoring overall health.

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Need More Sleep? Did You Know: Humans Need Less Sleep Than Any Other Primate!

Sleep is a mysterious yet necessary process that all humans, ranging from those who are very rich, to those who are very poor, require on a regular basis in order to function adequately.

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Chia Seeds and Sleep

Chia seeds are readily available globally and have been found to contain high amounts of fibre, omega 3 fatty acids, protein and are one of the largest vegan sources of tryptophan

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Metabolic Syndrome

Whilst the cause of Metabolic Syndrome continues to challenge the experts, lifestyle choices and hormonal changes are known contributing factors.

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Lipoic Acid – Type 2 Diabetes Support

Lipoic acid is thought to protect the structure and hence the function, of the cell membrane insulin receptors, and thus helps with insulin response. In type 2 diabetes mellitus it is the communication between the insulin molecule, and the insulin receptor that is the characteristic downfall

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8 Ways to Get Your Body Moving

8 Ways to Get Your Body Moving

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International Year of the Pulses

In Australia the terms legumes and pulses are generally used interchangeably. Technically speaking, pulses are the edible seeds from the plants in the legume family and coupled with legumes, they are fast becoming one of Australia’s proud, home grown, success stories.

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Eating Organic is Not Only for the Rich

Eating organic may seem out of reach for some. Whether it is the price tag that too often accompanies the organic produce, or the early morning farmers’ market runs that make organic eating not quite practical, Fear no more!

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Bone Health Awareness

2 in 3 Australians (men and women) over 50 years old have osteoporosis or osteopenia. Let me repeat that. Two in three Australians.

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Top 5 Calcium Rich Vegetables

Quite often, dairy is placed in the spotlight as being the best source of absorbable calcium however this is not entirely accurate. There are a multitude of different food sources that also provide an adequate amount.

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Calcium is Vital for Bones

Calcium is a vital mineral required for the formation of strong bones, as it helps increase the density and strength of bones. Calcium can be found in some foods, particularly dairy.

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Anxiety

Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia with 1 in 8 females (13%) reporting an anxiety related condition in the 2014-15 period. Women are more likely to experience anxiety than men are.

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What Can I do to Reduce My Anxiety?

Whilst there is no magical pill that can ‘turn off’ anxiety, there are multiple avenues that anxiety can be addressed through.
It is important to identify and source what may be feeding or exacerbating your anxiety so that the stimulant, or aggravating factors, can be addressed.

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Oestradiol and Glycolic Acid cream found to be highly effective in treating skin ageing in postmenopausal women

Hormones play a vital role in many physiological processes. Women heading through menopause are well aware of this. Did you know that your hormones play a significant part in the suppleness and youthfulness of your skin?

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Naturopath Frequently Asked Questions

It never ceases to amaze me how powerful and ‘connected’ the human body is.
Understanding the changes and understanding that you are not alone, is a powerful resource.

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Mushrooms The New Super Food

Mushrooms are a nutrient, mineral and vitamin dense fungi that is surrounded by folklore, phobias and delicious recipes. A ring of these edible fungi are believed to be either a portal to another dimension, or a dance floor for our small fairy friends.

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Calcium Supplement For Healthy Bones

As menopausal women are the greatest sufferers of osteoporosis, it is important to assess your calcium intake and bone density and if calcium supplementation is required, calcium hydroxyapatite is believed to be the best form for your bone health.

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Sleep is Essential to Living

Sleep is essential to living. Whether you have noticed it or not, poor sleep can affect your energy, moods, motivation, appetite and more. Sleep is essential to living, yet it is often the first thing we sacrifice.

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Chronic Stress Is the Most Under-Rated Illness We Are Exposed To

Chronic stress is the most under-rated illness we are exposed to, in my opinion. Stress has the power to stop you eating, make you gain weight, interrupt your sleep or stop you from getting to sleep in the first place

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7 Great Quotes to Help You Through the Stress

7 Great Quotes to Help You Through the Stress

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We Are What We Eat

The old saying ‘we are what we eat’ may be annoying to hear, but it points out the importance of your food choices.

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Joint Pain and Menopause

Did you know that anywhere from 28-40% of menopausal and peri-menopausal women experience joints pain due to hormonal changes?

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What Is Fish Oil?

Fish oils are a great source of polyunsaturated fatty acids (good fats), collectively called Omega 3 fatty acids. These fats have a variety of different health benefits.

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Benefits of Fish Oil

Fish oil has been found to improve HDL levels (beneficial fat) in the body and provides a health balance between the LDL and HDL (bad and good fat) in the body.

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Sardines – The Oceans Superfood

Sardines are one of the most underrated fish we know. They are a nutritional powerhouse consisting of a great combination of vitamins and minerals.

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