What is naturopathy and what happens in a naturopathic clinic?

We are very proud of this clip about Naturopathy and Moruya Natural Therapies and I am pleased to share it with you.

I hope it accurately reflects your experience in clinic and I encourage your comments and feedback, which you can post publicly at  https://www.facebook.com/jacquiberrynaturopath/

 

 

Building better brain health – Free library talks in Moruya & Narooma

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Join your local natural health experts in an informative presentation on how to support clear, calm and alert thinking for all ages using natural health techniques.

 

The presentation will cover how to:

 

  • Improve mental health, boost your brain power and cognitive ability using nutrition and natural medicine

 

  • Avoid neurodegeneration (Dementia, Alzheimers, Parkinsons,), and natural ways to reduce stroke and boost stroke recovery

 

  • Calm the ADHD brain and improve your child’s mental wellbeing

 

There will be plenty of time for questions, so please come along and take advantage of this free event!

Too stressed for self care?

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After 17 years of a special interest in mental health, I have found people commonly say they know what to do to support their mental health, however they are either just too overwhelmed for self-care or the techniques make too little difference in the face of how they feel.

Book a consultation with Jacqui for effective natural solutions for stress, anxiety, sadness and depression, fatigue or general health symptoms that are stopping you from effectively applying self-care measures. Call Moruya Natural Therapies on (02) 44742544

 

 

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Heart health & cholesterol reducing recipes!

 

How do we get enough fibre to help eliminate the ‘bad’ cholesterol? Here are 3 incredibly tasty recipes specifically designed to reduce cholesterol levels when eaten frequently and ideally in conjunction with the mediteranian diet the plentiful vegies, frequent fish, plus nuts and seeds to encourage ‘good’ cholesterol levels.

A prescriptive food plan, plus herbal and nutritional medicine can be effective in controling cholesterol and supporting heart health. Book an appointment for comprehensive support of heart health (02) 4474 2544.

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Oat Bran* Muffins

Ingredients

2 ½ cups of oat bran (ground)

2 egg whites

2 TBSP Olive oil

2 TBSP brown sugar

1 TBSP honey

½ tsp vanilla essence

Any chopped fruit

1 cup skim milk/fruit juice to moisten

Method

Mix all ingredients together, place in big muffin trays. Put in oven at 180 degrees for 17 minutes

*Oats bran is the best bran to bind cholesterol in the digestive tract to help eliminate cholesterol

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Stewed apple with yogurt and muesli – simple breakfast solutions for cholesterol management

 

Stewing apples release pectin, which, when combined with natural yogurt, it is ideal for gut health and microflora. A muesli made of 1/2 oats and 1/2 nuts and seeds supports a high fibre diet specific to reducing cholesterol, with the anti-inflammatory support of the oil in seeds.

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Bitter salad greens

Tasty leaves like rocket laced in olive oil and balsamic or apple cider vinegar can turn a standard dinner into a fresh feast! The bitterness of the leaves stimulate the vagal nerve in the mouth to turn on the juices of digestion for optimal food breakdown and excretion. Part of this response is to stimulates liver enzymes which are needed for cholesterol managment.

Many people may need therapeutic levels of liver support from herbs such as St Mary’s thistle and Globe artichoke to manage cholesterol levels alongside a health food and physical activity plan.

 

Menopause Matters!

For some women, ‘the change of life’ presents constant hormonal challenges like fatigue, hot flushes and mental health challenges.

Herbal medicine can help! Often resolving these symptoms and restoring great energy and that happy calm feeling.

Book an appointment for effective natural solutions today (02) 4474 2544

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Top two tips for healthy hormones at menopause

  1. Balance hormonal health

What you can do

Consume phytoestrogens rich foods such as linseeds and soy products.

How to do it

1-2 tsp ground linseeds or LSA in breakfast or as an ingredient in bliss balls or prinkled on salads.

Use fermented soy products like miso soup for snacks.

Add tofu and tempeh into the meal plan on occasion.

How naturopaths can help –

Herbal medicine such as Black Cohosh and Hops have therapeutic strength phytoestrogens so support hormonal changes quickly.

     2. Stress managment and supporting adrenal health

What you can do –

Studies show that women who exercise regularly have less hot flushes than those who don’t.

How to do it –

Choose a daily movement activity that brings you joy.

How naturopaths can help –

A class of herbal medicine called adaptogens can have a huge impact on energy and your coping capacity at times of stress and change.

 

 

Healthy weight – watch it on TV!

 

 

SBS fat-fighters

Are you frustrated and upset about diets that don’t work?

Confused about what is healthy food for healthy weight?

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/insight/tvepisode/fat-fighters

SBS recently aired this episode on Insight; ‘Fat fighters’. It aptly demonstrates that healthy weight is a controversial issue. We have the statistics to demonstrate that being overweight has health risks and weight loss is not easy. That no specific diet works better than another for short term weight loss, and is not the answer to long term healthy weight. We just need to eat healthy? What does that mean amongst all of today’s health messages and dieting hype?

The best evidence about achieving sustainable healthy weight comes from the American Heart Association.  It states that people should set achievable, individual, specific goals and self-monitor their progress toward attaining these goals in a supportive environment.

What this means is that we need to:

  1. Be health literate (learn about good health from quality sources without an agenda),
  2. Have a plan for healthy eating
  3. Follow up with support

 

Book Now  to take control, be empowered, have a plan & support to achieve your goals.

 

Would you like further information about what the quality research says?

  • Lifestyle programmes that include healthy eating, exercise and health education improve well-being, weight loss and improve reproductive functioning.
  • One diet type is not best – the key is to develop a food plan that suites the individual. The research demonstrates that low carb or low-calorie weight loss plans do not demonstrate significant difference in long term weight change.

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  1. Atallah, Long-term effects of 4 popular diets on weight loss & cardiovascular risk factors: a systematic review of RTC, American heart association, 2014
  2. Schwingshackl, Impact of long-term lifestyle programs on weight loss and cardiovascular risk factors in overweight/obese participants: a systematic review and network meta-analysis, 2014

 

Womens Wellness Weekend

What is your tipping point? At what point do the challenges to your health become significant enough for you to decide to care for yourself, make a positive change for health, and prioritise yourself?

This weekend is a gift of spring, an opportunity to nourish ourselves and infuse joy into a moment in time. Gather with Women in a calm, joyous and peaceful place to share skills about being the best women we can be, and return home filled with support, and a personal plan to be well and stay well.

Myself and seven women who are both local and from all over Australia will be sharing our expertise in health in our specific fields. Our aim is to give you the motivation and tools to make positive change that is personalised and relevant for you right now. It will be informative, fun and relaxed in a place of rare natural beauty – the perfect weekend away with women.

I will discuss the evidence based therapies for stress management and optimising energy levels: this includes food, lifestyle and interventions such as natural therapies, followed by a workshop to create a personal, manageable plan that you can take home and implement.

Once vitality is improved, we will look at how this can improve fertility and reproductive health. Importantly covering specific techniques to improve symptoms of common reproductive problems. The focus is on potent and effective lifestyle interventions that are relevant to you.

I hope to see you there.

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A three minute health weight check-up

5 Reminders to keep trim

  • Move. An exercise plan is great, but don’t forget the importance of incidental exercise. Walk rather than tram/drive, climb those stairs to work, spend the last half of your lunch hour walking.
  • Reward yourself and relax at night with non-food rituals like music, favourite activity, baths, and candles. Something to make you feel loved.
  • Stand up strong and avoid the junk food. Minimise packaged snacks like cakes, crackers and chocolate.
  • Have healthy food handy for snacks such as nuts, cheese, fruit, yogurt, hummus dips, and tasty tea.
  • Replace bread and rice with loads of vegies in your meals. Try new add new ones like grilled capsicum, lemon juice on chopped tomato and parsley, roasted beetroots and fetta.
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