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Health conditions

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Digestive Health – Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)

Improve your digestive health and start to repair your gut today with dietary changes and effective nutritional supplementation. Digestive illnesses are common and debilitating conditions which significantly affect a person’s quality of life.

Mental Health – Anxiety, Depression and Stress

There is mounting evidence to suggest that many mental health disorders do not originate in the brain, but instead have their origin in physiological, biochemical disturbances. Physiological factors such as inflammation, stress, energy depletion, poor sleep, nutrient deficiencies, toxicity, leaky gut and/or bacterial imbalance in the gut may all contribute to a disturbed brain chemistry. Therefore a stress less program that addresses these issues may assist relieve feelings of depression and anxiety.

High blood pressure

High blood pressure increases the chance of stroke and heart failure. Dietary and lifestyle changes are often all that is needed to reduce blood pressure and the chances of developing further complications.

High cholesterol levels

Are your cholesterol levels above 5.5mmol/L? Elevated cholesterol levels have long been associated with the development of heart disease and stroke. A healthier diet and lifestyle will reduce cholesterol levels, help prevent heart disease and lifelong medication.

Menopause

The transition to menopause can vary. Some women may have severe disabling symptoms and others may have none. However most women (60%) will experience some symptoms. Similarly, the types of symptoms experienced will vary between women – some get hot flushes, some get mood symptoms, others may have a dry vagina; some have all symptoms! Additionally women who experience large amounts of stress are likely to be more affected.

Dietary changes and supplementation during the peri- and post-menopausal years may help to alleviate these symptoms by supporting the adrenal cortex. The adrenal cortex take over the production of sex hormones at this time.

Pregnancy

Research indicates that pregnancy is a time when there is a greater requirement for certain nutrients. Your nutritionist can provide diet and lifestyle advice that may assist in the improvement of the mother’s nutritional status and also recommend appropriate high quality supplementation to support conception, pregnancy and lactation.

Pre menstrual stress (PMS)

Natural medicine, dietary and lifestyle changes are more likely to give you lasting relief from PMS. Effective treatment of PMS depends on identifying the root cause and supporting the body in this area. Unfortunately, traditional treatment is usually aimed at symptoms rather than at the root cause, so treatment is only effective for a short period of time. The benefit of using natural treatment, such as herbs, minerals, vitamins, dietary and lifestyle changes is that symptoms are alleviated permanently because the body’s equilibrium is restored. This means that symptom-relief is not just temporary but long-lasting.

Obesity and Type 2 diabetes

Obesity often precedes Type 2 Diabetes and it is recognized as a major risk factor in this disease. Weight control/loss and a few dietary changes may be all that is needed to reverse Type 2 diabetes or prevent its onset. It is important to slow the progress of Type 2 Diabetes in order to reduce the risk of developing chronic complications.