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Sarah Woolner | Naturopath

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5 ways to detox (that don’t involve food)

October 4th, 2016

A change of season is the perfect time to embark upon a little detoxing routine. Keep in mind that detoxes do not necessarily need to focus on food or weight loss. They can be as simple as getting rid of old products, decluttering storage spaces or even giving screen time a break. Not all of

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Prenatal Nutrition Care

July 7th, 2016

Growing a little one from an embryo of just a few cells to a functioning human being is a beautiful and fascinating process. Prenatal nutrition is important during pregnancy, as nutritionally, it is a very demanding process. Each and every pregnancy is different and requires a unique approach to prenatal nutrition care. The importance of

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Nutritional support for chronic pain relief

June 8th, 2016

We all know that vegetables and fruits are good for us and that we need to be eating more of them. They provide us with essential nutrients including vitamins, minerals, fibre and water. But, did you know that boosting your intake of plant foods may help with pain relief? pH balance and pain In the

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Winter immunity — is your diet helping or hindering?

May 31st, 2016

There is a distinct chill in the air and winter has made its presence felt. Now is the perfect time to start building up your immune system. But, how exactly do we go about boosting immune health and what impact does our diet really have?

Yes. Supplements can be dangerous.

May 17th, 2016

On Monday night, the ABC’s Four Corners program raised some serious concerns regarding the safety of dietary supplements. And I am really glad that they did. Supplement safety is an issue that needs to be discussed.

How stress affects immune health

May 9th, 2016

The human immune system is incredibly complex, and it cleverly communicates with other systems in our body such as the endocrine and nervous systems. It can be divided into the innate and adaptive immune systems. The innate arm of the immune system is like the front-line soldiers of an army. They are front and centre

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Cherry, lemon thyme & chia jam

December 17th, 2015

Cherries are a favourite at Christmas time in Australia and we are in the midst of a pretty fruitful season. But, what do you do with those leftover cherries that have seen better days? Make some jam of course.

Love your liver this silly season

December 11th, 2015

We are well and truly into the silly season. Summer has come out of hibernation, Christmas is fast approaching and the party invites come rolling in. One too many late nights and a little overindulgence can leave you feeling a little worse for wear. Our liver usually bears the brunt of it. Fortunately, there are

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Water โ€” our most essential nutrient

November 26th, 2015

Water is the most vital nutrient for the human body and is required for majority of our bodily functions. We cannot survive much longer than a few days without it. Our bodies are made up of between 55 and 75% water, and adults can lose up to 3 litres of water per day. As our

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Medicinal foods for hay fever and allergy sufferers

November 15th, 2015

The development of allergies and asthma is a complex interaction of genetic susceptibility and environmental factors, including your diet and nutritional status. The prevalence of allergies and asthma is on the rise in developed countries, particularly in Australia and New Zealand. The exact reason for this increase not entirely clear at this stage, however it

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