Anti-Epileptic Medications & Nutrient Interactions 101

Ok here’s a gripe I’m having currently.  I have a number of patients who are taking anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) and most of these are children who require them for seizure control.  Naturally, working alongside such serious pathology and these critical...

What Does the new RACGP Guideline re Naturopathic Requests Mean?

It’s taken a little while for me to collect my thoughts on this one. Initially there was a little flash of anger, frustration and a good deal of huffing and puffing when I heard about the RACGP guidelines recommending GPs say no to any requests from naturopaths...

I need a (Local) Hero!

Well here’s a thought…the ‘Superfood’ nutrition movement has just about eaten the South Americans out of quinoa and the Pacific Islanders out of coconuts..isn’t it time for a local hero?  I get a bit despondent when any new food is touted...

When I Would Give Withania A Miss

We kicked off mentoring this year with some great cases last week.  One was a pregnant hyperthyroid client.   During the session the wonderful practitioner mentions that the client is using Withania somnifera as required for anxiety. Insert sound of brakes screeching...

The Awake Delta Wave Experience

There’s taking a break and then there’s taking a break.   For most of us Christmas does not fit the definition of a break but rather simply an altered version of our escalated pre-Christmas frenzy.  The crazy end of year work wrap up replaced by the...

Pssssst! I’ve got something very exciting to tell you…

It is with great excitement & enthusiasm that today I can announce the launch of our crowdfunding campaign for the first independent Australian Naturopathic Summit to be held in Byron Bay on the 27-28th August 2016 (check out our campaign video below!).  This...

Are you ready to accelerate your clinical skills in 2016?

It’s here!…The New Look Mentoring for 2016. We’re so excited to announce the new mentoring program for 2016, specifically designed to add more value and provide greater skills and knowledge acceleration to Integrative Nutrition Practitioners. Introducing the...

A Duck Called Homer? (HOMA-IR)

Most of us know that measuring a fasting blood glucose to assess how well someone is managing their glucose levels is about as crude and insensitive as waiting for the smoke detector alarm to tell you your dinner is cooked!  If we wait to see an abnormal result here...

Supersize Me SAMe!

If you’re left wondering why on earth Rachel undertook the “Supersize Me Month” (see previous post here) then you may have missed her SAMe: Mental Health & Beyond tour.  It’s funny really because one of the key areas Rachel discussed in...

Is This How Other People Feel?

One thing that you need to know about me is that I consider myself pretty healthy…surprise! :0) As in, I wake with energy, I love exercising and on a typical day I am blissfully ignorant of my digestive system..as in it doesn’t speak to me via oohs aahs...

More on Men…now from the Medicos

Medical Observer recently highlighted the increasing issue of Erectile Dysfunction amongst males and specifically made some points that I think we can all be in agreement about: Initiate the discussion – the more comfortable the practitioner is in asking about...

Get In Line for Great Deals: New Look Group Mentoring for 2016!

I know…it’s unbelievable right but it’s that time of year again! While we’re all madly finishing off our to-do lists for 2015 you might want to cross the ‘Attend a Group Mentoring Session with Rachel Arthur’ one off the list?  We have limited sessions left before the...

Imagine No Days Off…

A few weeks ago I was camping with my kids in rural northern NSW. We’d gone there for a long weekend to sail on the glorious Clarence river… yes that is literally what floats our boat! Anyway, thanks to a public holiday we all planned to stay on for the...

The Case Is In – The Jury is Out

We have a case being presented on Monday at 3.30pm EDST on a 32yo Female presenting with hives, swollen lips and eyelids but minus the classic biochemical markers of allergy (IgE and eosinophil elevation)..what’s going on?  To boot she has very high stress...

Sensational SAMe – National Tour in November

We’re super excited to announce Rachel’s upcoming tour Sensational SAMe – Mental Health and Beyond with Nutrition Care & based on the incredible feedback about Rachel’s last tour…you should be too! “I love having the opportunity to share...

Is there a role for you here?

A 33yo Female presents with severe long-standing diarrhoea, weight loss, fatigue and generalised musculoskeletal pain.  Initially without a medical diagnosis, however she’s been told by an ‘integrative practitioner’ that unusual African parasites...
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