Thyroid imbalances are one of the key hormone imbalances which I see regularly in my clinic…..particularly in women. Often your doctor will only do the TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) blood test & often reports back that all is in range & honky dory.
Just because your TSH is in range, doesn’t mean your thyroid is balanced & “A OK”. As a naturopath I like look furthter at the freeT3 & freeT4 results…& possibly various antibodies & reverse T3 to ensure all is good.
There are many symptoms of hyper/hypothyroid…here are a few listed below, but seeing a naturopath to help identify what is really going on is soo important. Many health concerns can look similar…that’s why we take a full history to put the pieces together:
unexplained weight gain/loss
heart palpitations, trembling
shortness of breath
sensitive to cold or heat
muscle weakness or tenderness
changes in bowel motions
poor concentration & memory
and the list goes on…….
There can be many drivers to throwing out thyroid hormone balance such as:
Increased cortisol due to stress
Low carbohydrate &/or restrictive diet
Exposure to toxins, heavy metals
Some Medications ie beta blockers, chemotherapy, phenytoin (anti-seizure meds) etc
Co-Infections often present ie Epstein-Barr Virus, Candida, Hepatitis C etc
Understanding your own circumstances & pathway is important in your healing & returning your body to ‘real balance’ to get you back on track quicker.
I use diet & lifestyle advice to suit your personal case…along with herbs & extra nutritional support where needed. Not all cases are the same & extra support may only be needed for a few months to get you into balance. It all depends on your own case.
If you’d like to get your thyroid under control & back to feeling like your ‘old self’. then give me a call on 0411 378 997 orBOOK NOW
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As you may know already…February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.
Just recently a lovely Darwin lady lost her battle with Ovarian Cancer. She was sooo full of life & wanted to help educate women about trusting their gut instinct to get health concerns checked & double checked early.
We want to help others be more mindful of their health….mind, body & soul. Tammy, Louise & I would love you to join us for our Women’s Awareness & Wellness Afternoon Teal where mindfulness, health – body, mind & soul….& of course healthy treats & organic herbal tea will be on offer.
There will also be some beautiful products from these wonderful practitioners….with 10% sales going directly to Ovarian Cancer Australia.
Please note that if you purchase a ticket & are unable to attend there are no refunds as all ticket proceeds are donated to Ovarian Cancer Australia.
Overindulged…Gut giving you problems…Lacking Energy…or looking to start a Family in 2018???
The reason for a 4 Week Naturopathic Detox is to support the whole body to easily digest foods; support & protect detox & elimination channels; & to restore balance where needed. I will analyse you personal health & provide you with a tailored program to support the results YOU want.
It’s NOT just a quick 3-Day Fast to lose a little fluid – these can actually do damage as there’s often no supportive nutrients or cellular protection used. The quality & potency of supplements is really important…to ensure that you’re actually supported & Detoxing effectively for YOUR body.
Plus…guess what…you’ll EAT REAL FOOD!!
Yes, guidelines for aiding your body to Detox from liver, gut, kidney, skin, breath & even emotionally will also be provided. Plus…you will get support along the way, so you won’t be doing it alone!!
For an investment of $385-435 ($12.80 -14.50 day):
You will receive all Practitioner Only supplements to support YOUR personalised program for a month…..PLUS:
Initial Consult to review Detox Questionaire & Health Goals
Wellness/Detox Herbal Tea
Detox Recipes with real food!
Detox Epsom Salts
Flower Essences to support emotionally during Detox program
Reflexology Treatment mid-way through Detox
Final consult at the end to review Health Goals
And Private Health Fund Rebates are available…..
So what do YOU have to Lose???
So it’s that time again….getting ideas for back to school & work time. We can get a little bored with the same day to day flavours – well this is so nice to spread onto a lovely sourdough or chia/wholemeal wrap, then add your extras…or dip with veggie sticks!
Packed with magnesium, calcium, folate, potassium, iron & protein – it’s a winner!
60g spinach & rocket leaves
400g can Cannellini beans, drained
2 spring onions, chopped
2Tbsp mint leaves
1/4C extra virgin olive oil
1Tbsp lemon juice
1tsp lemon zest
Simply throw all ingredients into a food processor & whiz up till smooth & creamy. Season with salt & pepper.
Easy recipe adapted from Woolworths “Fresh” magazine issue 136.
I see lots of menopausal women in my clinic….& they often ask…is soy ok for me??? This is a simple answer of YES – as a ‘real’ FOOD, not generally a supplement. It’s all about….BALANCE (my favourite word!!)
Edamame (soybeans) are a phyto-oestrogenic food rich in isoflavones. These are compounds that have a weak oestrogenic effect & bind to oestrogen receptors in the body. Including these as part of a balanced diet may help reduce menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes & vaginal dryness, & may even protect you from breast & ovarian cancers.
Soy beans are full of B-vitamins & are particularly rich in choline – needed for brain function & also maintains the myelin sheath which protects our nerve cells. They are jam packed with amino acids….(the building blocks for protein), iron, calcium & Omega 3 EFA’s making them perfect for vegetarians. Your best choice is to buy organic soybeans when you can so you know they’re not genetically modified….& enjoying in moderation.
x1 tin organic chick peas
1/2C shelled organic edamame beans
1C baby spinach
Juice 1/2 lemon
2Tbsp olive oil
x1 clove garlic
2 heaped Tbsp tahini
handful of parsley…& any other herbs you like!
pinch sea salt
top with sesame seeds
Place all ingredients except sesame seeds into food processor & blend till smooth.
Our lifestyle today has seen an increase in heart disease & heart attacks in women – yes…we need to take care of ourselves. Try this combo to boost your antioxidant & vitamin C intake, plus support your cardiovascular & nervous systems.
1C frozen mixed berries
1/2C orange juice/coconut water
1/3C diced cooked beetroot
1/4C Greek yoghurt
2-3 ice cubes
Throw all the ingredients into a blender/food processor, & blend until smooth. Pour into a chilled glass & serve immediately. For an NT tropical twist…..use frozen mango or pineapple!
This vegetarian meal can be switched to replace the tofu with chicken/turkey/prawns if you prefer….& even the noodles can be of your choice…or even brown rice or quinoa if you’d prefer. Add any veggies in the fridge to pack them in there.
2-3 red chilies, finely chopped
1-2 garlic cloves, chopped
2cm ginger, finely grated
3Tbs lime juice
finely grated zest of 1 lime
handful fresh coriander, roughly chopped
300g medium tofu
1/3C coconut oil
150g snowpeas, diagonally sliced
1 bunch broccolini, sliced
3 spring onions, diagonally sliced
1/2 red capsicum, sliced
pkt rice noodles
Combine tamari, honey, lime juice, chili, garlic, ginger & ring into jug & whisk together. Drain tofu, halve & cut into into 1.5cm thick slices.
Heat 2Tbs oil in frypan over medium heat. Cook tofu for 2-3mins on each side or until golden. Pour half of the sauce mixture over tofu &simmer for 1-2mins, till sauce thickens.
Prepare noodles as per packet. Heat remaining oil in wok. Add snowpeas, broccolini, capsicum & spring onions & stirfry for 1min. Add remaining sauce & cook for further 2mins.
Stir through drained noodles with veggies until heated.
Divide noodles & veggies into serving bowls. Top with tofu, coriander & sauce.