Closing the Gap on Coeliac – Why a GF Diet Shouldn’t Come First

A patient walks into your client and reports that they think they might be reacting to gluten.  Happens every week, if not every day, right?  Awareness about potential negative health effects from gluten is exploding and often patients present self-diagnosing and self...

A Disclosure

  Robert Bransfield MD DLFAPA  likes to start off his presentations with a full and frank disclosure about potential conflicts of interest.  After all, he is a well known psychiatrist and Associate Clinical Professor at Rutgers-RWJ Medical School, who is...

Sorry if I’ve been quiet for while but I promise have been very very busy!  The Australian Naturopathic Summit is getting tantalisingly (& frighteningly!!) close, and I’m just back from a great  Aus/NZ tour with Professor Vormann talking my heart out...

A New Mental Health Education Initiative in July!

“Access the Experts with Rachel Arthur” is a month long intensive webinar series focusing on the best of Mental Health Education. Every Thursday night for the month of July, Rachel will be interviewing a hand-picked guest speaker about a particular area of expertise...

Drop in for a Chat Tomorrow?

The New Practitioner Drop In Class is a monthly drop in class that focuses on providing an easy to access drop in opportunity for integrative health practitioners to participate in some of the most accelerated form of post-graduate education and clinically relevant...

Emotional Pain…Pop a Paracetamol?

During a mentoring session this week a practitioner asked me, ‘How could paracetamol relieve anger?’.  After the initial, ‘What the..??.’ reflex, I thought well the placebo response is really a wonderful thing, the potency of which should never...

Finding YOUR point of difference

I really enjoy mentoring practitioners in business – it’s a real privilege to be able to hear about each practitioners’ aspirations and challenges.  A few weeks back I had the good fortune to speak with a fresh one!  A practitioner who has only been...

Bone Broth Warning

Perhaps you’ve been keeping abreast of the bone broth debate?  The practice of preparing broths made from slow boiled animal bones and made popular by the GAPS diet as well as many Paleo advocates, has come under scrutiny thanks to a small pilot study that...

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...
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