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Hormones and your mood do you suffer from PMS

Hormones and your mood: do you suffer from PMS?

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and in more severe forms premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) refers to a collection of symptoms experienced anywhere between 1-2 weeks before a menstrual period and usually disappear soon after your period has begun. Each woman will experience her own unique collection of symptoms and therefore treatment will vary from person to person.…

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Tonic Natural Health How to get rid of bloating

How to Get Rid of Bloating

Bloating can be embarrassing and irritating at the same time. When you feel like you are eating well, and exercising doing all the right things, bloating can be incredibly frustrating. I will show you how to get rid of bloating for good with dietary changes and natural remedies. The good thing about this issue is that it is often easily treated.

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Tonic Natural Health Vaginal Dryness

Ladies’ Biggest Secret: Vaginal Dryness

I am not sure why, but women often suffer from vaginal dryness/atrophy for far too long before asking for help, thus I felt the need to write this blog and encourage you to take action at the first sign of symptoms! There is a thin moisture layer that coats your vagina’s walls. The moisture helps…

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Perimenopause to menopause PMS preparation

Perimenopause to Menopause: Making a Smooth, Easy Transition

When you’re in your 40s, you may find yourself waking up at night in a sweat, and your periods may start to vary in blood loss and become erratic i.e  you may have more/less frequent cycles . Chances are, this is perimenopause. Almost all women will experience a host of different symptoms as their hormones…

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Brain gut connection and mental health

Understanding the Brain-Gut Connection

Many people don’t think about the brain-gut connection, but you’ve most likely felt it. If you’ve ever felt like you had butterflies in your stomach, this is an example of the mind-gut connection. This unique sensation suggests that your brain and your gut are connected. Additionally, many recent studies show that gut health …

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Tonic Natural Health Benefits of DNA profiling

DNA Profiling: Personalised health and wellbeing through your DNA

Why do I think DNA profiling is a breakthrough in personalised health and wellbeing?  More than 20 years ago I chose to go into the field of naturopathic medicine not only to help people to overcome illness and live healthier lives, but also to work preventatively. It is my goal to give people the tools…

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Tonic Natural Health Starting a wheat free lifestyle

Wheat-free life – how to get started

A wheat-free diet can have an extensive range of health benefits for many of us. However, with wheat found in such a vast array of food products, it can be initially confusing to know how to get started with a wheat-free life. Here are some tips to help you find alternatives to wheat, as well as some of the many benefits of cutting out wheat altogether …

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Tonic Natural Health Guide to avoiding cows milk

A guide to avoiding milk – what are the alternatives?

If you do want to live a life without cow’s milk, it really can be done! Here we take a look at some of the very good reasons to cut out cow’s milk from your diet, as well as explore some of the alternatives, so you can still enjoy a healthy, nutritious diet. Look at some of the good reasons to cut out cow’s milk …

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What do we know about coronavirus

What do we know about the Coronavirus?

It would not be unreasonable to assume that by the time this piece is written our understanding of COVID-19 would have changed. There’s nothing like the threat of a potential global pandemic to bring the media to frenzy and invite a wide array of commentary from “experts”. Fear is driven from the unknown …

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tonic natural health the 10 minute workout you can do at home

The 10-minute workout you can do at home

Moving your body is so incredibly important for your health, and yet for so many of us, it’s low on the priority list. It might be a little too hot, a little too late or a little bit too much effort to drive to a gym, and struggle your way through an hour long class. But sneaking some extra exercise into your day …

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tonic natural health benefits of staycation

You say vacation, I say staycation

When deciding your holiday schedule for the year, take into account which option is best for your health, not just your work commitments. There is even evidence now that opting for a staycation – holiday at home has health benefits. Have you been saving all your holidays to go on an amazing end-of-year trip? Well, research is showing that squirrelling away holiday

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tonic natural health reset and restore your energy naturally

Reset and restore your energy naturally

Not a day goes by in clinic where I do not have at least one person struggling with fatigue. Busy lifestyles, poor gut health, harmful bacteria and viruses, environmental toxins, high stress levels, vitamin and mineral deficiencies and poor food choices all play a role in decreased energy levels. The link between …

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tonic natural health balance your hormones naturally through diet

Balance your hormones naturally through diet

Why are hormones affecting us so strongly and why is hormonal balance so important? Learn about factors affecting the hormonal balance and how to treat hormonal balance naturally. Whilst you may not be very familiar with the endocrine system and what it does, its effects on you and your health are undeniable. Hormones, on the…

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tonic natural health benefits of cleansing or full body detox

Benefits of cleansing or full body detox

Wouldn’t it be nice if we all had access to fresh, clean drinking water, air, and food? Sadly it is undeniable that we live in a toxic world where pollution and radiation are things we live with every day. There are chemicals in our personal care products as well as in household cleaning agents we…

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Tonic natural health restore your gut health

Restore your gut health

I am sure by now that you are aware that your gut health is uber important for your overall health and well-being. Not only does it provide absorption of nutrients, improve your immune system but also helps to balance brains neurotransmitters. In terms of immune support, the gut bacteria directly provides protection for the lining…

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Tonic Natural Health_Healthy clean skin

Healthy, clear skin, YES!

Healthy, glowing skin doesn’t have to be elusive. Check out my top tips for your clearest skin along with three things that you can do today to get started on improving your skin health. Read on to learn more!

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Anxiety, Depression & Natural Medicine

With one in five Australians experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression at some point in their life and the rising cost of prescription medications, along with the adverse effects and withdrawal symptoms that many suffer from, it is not surprising that many are exploring alternative avenues.

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Women’s Multivitamins

Many of my patients prevent to the clinic suffering from vitamin and mineral deficiencies. This may be due to poor dietary intake as well as farming and agricultural methods, including the use of fertilisers, which affect the vitamin and mineral balance of the soil and in turn the food we consume. I do recommend that…

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Happiness in the darker months

Finding peace and happiness in a busy lifestyle can be hard for some and the cooler months can make this particularly hard with less outdoor exercise and sun exposure resulting in less serotonin boosts and vitamin D absorption. To help you work towards a healthy, happy winter I have put together 9 essential lifestyle and…

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How to Detox for Health

Detoxification remains one of the core concepts of naturopathic medicine. At a clinical level, effective detoxification is far more than a focus on the liver detoxification pathways. The skin, lymphatics, bowel, kidneys and respiration are all other essential systems to support during a truly holistic detoxification program, yet often overlooked and forgotten. In my clinic,…

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When the party’s over…

It makes me ridiculously happy to see so many of my clients having achieved their health goals this year. Coming into the festive season, with extra party foods and drinks, can though undo some of the good work that has been done on improving gut health. Higher alcohol, gluten and sugar intake can all lead…

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Tonic natural health 7 ways to boost your fertility naturally

7 ways to boost your fertility naturally

1.Work towards a healthy BMI Both Mum and Dad need to ensure that they are in their healthy weight range. Carrying excess weight impacts upon our hormones and therefore, for mum, this can reduce ovulation and for dad, extra weight will affect both testosterone levels and affect sperm production. Being underweight can be just as…

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Tonic natural health should you get rid of gluten to improve your fertility

Should you get rid of gluten to improve your fertility?

Gluten is like glue in your digestive system! Remember how you made glue by mixing flour and water together when you were little? The same thing is happening in your digestive system…eek! Gluten is a rubbery protein found in wheat, rye, triticale and barley. It is a big problem for people with Coeliac Disease but…

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Beating Springtime Allergies

With the pollens of Spring many people find themselves rushing off to the pharmacy for antihistamines. Unfortunately, these drugs rarely deal with all of the symptoms of seasonal hay fever not to mention the unwanted side effects such as headaches, sleeplessness/sleepiness and rapid heartbeat. So if you are wanting to tackle your hay fever symptoms…

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Tonic natural clean up your environment for your health

Is your home making you sick?

We’re exposed to toxins in our environment almost everywhere we turn, but we do have the power to ensure our home environment is a safe haven from the chemical onslaught through our choices of cleaning products, cookware, house paint, carpet, deodorant, makeup, food, and water. Examining each and every product we come into contact with…

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Don’t Wait for Losing Weight

Healthy eating is SO important but never forget that exercise is an integral part of any type of weight loss program. It has a beneficial impact on appetite, and provides long-term health benefits. For most patients it’s recommended to aim for, or build up to, 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise, where you are puffing…

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Tonic natural health working on weight loss

Is your weight stopping you conceiving?

If you’re overweight, or carrying a few extra kilos, you may already have tried one of those ‘fad diets’ advertised in magazines and on the internet. However, many of these diets can leave you feeling hungry and slow down your metabolism, making you more likely to suffer from rebound weight gain. This is because these…

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Winter is Coming…

Are you at the mercy of winter each year? Do those dreaded colds and flus leave you and your family with runny noses, coughs, sore throats, headaches, fevers and fatigue through the winter months? These symptoms are often the leading cause of time away from school and work. Now is the perfect time to boost…

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Tonic natural health tea for fertility

Tea for Fertility

I love the ritual of making herbal tea…I love using my favourite teapot and cup, the teas too are fragrant and a perfect source of easily absorbable vitamins and minerals. Of course if you know me, you have probably tried one of my herbal medicine tonics and no, they do not taste amazing, unlike my…

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Tonic natural health mythbusting menstruation part 3 testosteron

Mythbusting Menstruation: Part 3

Testosterone? In women? What? Okay, so I know when you hear testosterone you picture Rambo, but it’s actually really important for women too. While women have about 15 times less testosterone than men, the tiny amount we do have contributes to a healthy libido, muscle mass and bone strength, energy, mood, clear thinking and decision-making.…

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Tonic natural health women´s hormones mythbusting menstruation part 2

Mythbusting Menstruation: Part 2

PMS, the syndrome that has spawned a thousand acronyms! The internet will give you many “definitions” of PMS. Many are not particularly flattering to women, and show a certain culture of disdain and dismissal, but some actually describe common premenstrual symptoms. For example, ‘Pissy Mood Syndrome’ or ‘Psychotic Mood Shift’ show the anger and irritability,…

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Tonic natural health women´s hormones mythbusting menstruation part 1

Mythbusting Menstruation: Part 1

The ups and downs of women’s hormones Okay, guys, listen up! We know that you know that women are complex creatures, and that’s one of the things you love about us, right? But sometimes it can be a little overwhelming trying to understand where your lady friend is at, when she’s loving and affectionate one…

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Tonic natural health herbs for health

Herbs for Health

Herbs – what a wonderful gift nature has provided us with. As the musician Jacqueline du Pre once said “the intense perfumes of the wild herbs as we trod them underfoot made us feel almost drunk.” And it’s true, not only can their heady scents intoxicate us but can also invoke memories of baked dinners,…

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Tonic natural health how to get pregnant

How to Get Pregnant….Fast!

If you’re looking for help getting pregnant, you’ve come to the right place. At Tonic Natural Health, we specialise in fertility, offering advice, consultations, as well as our tailored Fertility Formula program. Read this blog post to find out how to get pregnant quickly, thanks to understanding your menstrual cycle. Getting pregnant with Tonic Natural…

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Tonic natural health eating for ultimate fertility

Eating for Ultimate Fertility

Good nutrition is vital for preconception health as well as through your pregnancy and beyond. Nutrition is the building block for both the egg, sperm and also ensuring the mother has a sufficient storage of nutrients so that she isn’t depleted throughout her pregnancy. Starting to eat well when you find out you are pregnant…

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Tonic natural health nutritional supplements supporting fertitlity

Nutritional supplements, are not all created equally!

Before thinking of baby Most men and women doing pre-natal planning will decide to take prenatal supplement. If you go to your GP for this, they will recommend a chemist brand supplement starting with E, but this formula is actually all wrong for what we need. You need to include top quality supplements that are…

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Tonic natural health fertility friendly foods

Fertility Friendly Foods

There is a really strong link between diet and fertility. Providing your body the nutrients it needs to make a strong healthy baby is super important. Depending on what your diet is now, and where it needs to be for pre-pregnancy and pregnancy, you may need to spend 3-6 months prior to conception cleaning up…

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Tonic natural health fertility blood tests

Fertility Tests

Before the preganancy When you first start to think about having a baby, the majority of people will just stop using contraception and get started on the baby making process! However it is super important to have some blood tests done at this point because some deficiencies may prevent pregnancy from occurring, some may make…

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Tonic natural health ten steps to improving your fertility

Ten Steps To Improving Your Fertility

There could be a number of reasons why you want to increase your fertility. Perhaps you have been trying for a while and you’re not yet pregnant, you may have had a long and arduous journey and been told that it “may not happen”, or a baby may be just a tiny thought in the…

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Alcohol and fertility

Alcohol & Fertility

Why alcohol won’t help you increase your chances of getting pregnant” We all know that it’s not recommended to drink while pregnant because it could harm your baby, but did you know that alcohol can have a devastating impact on your fertility? The findings from studies done around the world are indisputable. Alcohol should be…

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Tonic natural health regulate your cycle to predict ovulation

Regulate Your Menstrual Cycle

Are you a woman who has no idea when your period is coming, or do they come like clockwork every month at the same time? Your cycle should arrive approximately every 28 days and hopefully, ovulation will occur each cycle too. The way we work out cycle length is we count the first day your…

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Tonic natural health egg sperm health

Egg & Sperm Health

Targeting the health of the egg and sperm through diet and supplementation makes a HUGE difference to fertility outcomes. Firstly let’s look at the egg You want the quality of the egg to be the best it can be (think free-range organic VS cage eggs) so it can survive the sperm “attack” and the journey…

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Tonic natural health reducce your stress fertility

Stress & Fertility

The way your body deals with stress is to send out chemical markers that increase inflammation, in the hope that the inflammation will attract other things in our blood that will heal the stress. However, our body perceives all stress the same, whether it is a cut or burn, or psychological stress like a bad…

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What you need to know about protein powders

There are so many different protein powders available on the market. What’s the best one for you? Whey protein is the most common protein powder and has a full amino acid profile, giving a complete source of protein to provide recovery and repair muscles. Whey is a dairy product and can be hard for the…

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IBS…or is it?

We have all heard of IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It tends to be diagnosed when no other reason can be found for the symptoms that are occurring. The most common symptoms being bloating, pain, swinging bowel movements, uncomfortable feelings after eating and even fatigue. People experience a range of diverse symptoms which can be attributed to IBS.

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Detox & weight loss

A detox should not be a quick weight loss fix, but a method to prepare the ground (your body) for long term harvest. A comprehensive detoxification program should be a means to achieve your goals, yes. But, also and most importantly, to set up long term sustainable lifestyle changes to achieve fundamental improvements in your…

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Tonic natural health clean up your environment

Clean Up Your Environment

We are exposed to toxins in our environment almost everywhere we turn but we can make our own environments a safe haven from chemical onslaught through our choices in our cleaning products, cookware, house paint, carpet, deodorant, makeup, food, and water. Products harming our fertility Examining each and every product we come into contact with…

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