Diabetes – Dietary And Lifestyle Advice

‘Diabetes’ usually refers to one of three main conditions in the body relating to the body’s inability to manage healthy blood sugar levels.  These three conditions are diabetes type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes. Diabetes is a disease in itself and if...

Soy – Is It A Healthy Option Or Not?

Opinions on whether soy is a healthy addition to the diet are very split. Even within the medical and naturopathic world, colleagues often disagree as to whether soy should be included in the diets of men or women with a history of estrogen positive breast cancer....

Spring Clean Your Diet

Diana Arundell is a university qualified naturopath and consults from her Avoca Naturopath clinic. She has a special interest in fertility and pregnancy health, digestive health, immune function and wellness programs. She is a lecturer of Nutrition at Macquarie...

Sugar And Artificial Sweeteners

Sugar is a current hot topic. People are taking a closer look at how much sugar they are consuming, starting to read labels and realising how much sugar we are feeding ourselves and our family. It can be a healthy wake up call. As with pretty much everything in life –...

Turmeric – Natures Anti-Inflammatory And More!

Turmeric (curcuma longa) is a well known and loved spice frequently used in the traditional medicine dispensary and kitchen of Indian and Asian cultures. The rhizome (or root) is the part used which contains the highest concentration of the active ingredient call...

A Vegetarian Diet – Is It Healthy?

A well balanced vegetarian diet can be a very healthy diet, however a well balanced vegetarian diet requires education, planning and some effort. Many people embarking on a vegetarian diet simply eliminate meat and in some circumstances all animal products, and don’t...