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Joints, Bones & Muscles
Muscle Cramps
Cramps occur when a muscle contracts painfully and involuntarily. They are most commonly experienced in the legs and feet, however can affect any muscle in the body. Read more
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is a progressive disorder of the joints and cartilage that becomes more common with age, although it may also affect young people. Joints that are commonly affected include the knees, hips, spine and hands. Osteoarthritis causes pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints, and may reduce mobility. Read more
Brain Health
Memory
All of us forget things or have difficulty paying attention from time to time, but sometimes these issues are symptomatic of underlying health problems. Read more
Digestive Health
Blood Sugar Balance
Problems of blood sugar imbalance are increasingly common, and are often related to an unhealthy lifestyle. Along with genetic factors and other issues, poor dietary and exercise habits may compromise the body's ability to produce insulin or utilise it effectively. Read more
Flatulence & Bloating
Gas is produced in the bowel as a by-product of the digestion process, but if excess quantities are produced and not released, it can cause flatulence and bloating in the abdomen. Read more
Gastritis
Gastritis is the inflammation of the stomach lining. The condition may be acute, with symptoms of Nausea and vomiting and/or diarrhea lasting for a few days (e.g. due to food poisoning) or chronic, with symptoms being less severe but more persistent. Read more
Indigestion
Indigestion, heartburn and dyspepsia are terms used to describe pain in the abdomen or chest region that occurs after overeating, eating too quickly, or eating foods that are not easily digested. Read more
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder of abnormal bowel functioning. It may affect as many as 15-30% of Australians. Read more
Nausea & Vomiting
Feeling nauseous or sick in the stomach is a warning that vomiting may be imminent. In many cases, the queasy feeling occurs alone, and vomiting does not eventuate; it is relatively rare for vomiting to occur without an accompanying feeling of nausea. Read more
Sluggish Liver
In addition to its important roles in the digestion of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates, the liver helps to maintain cholesterol and blood sugar levels. It also metabolises toxic substances and enables them to be excreted from the body, so sub-optimal function can have a wide variety of health consequences. Read more
Eye Health
Circulation
Circulatory problems can take many forms, and can range from a minor inconvenience (such as cold hands and feet) to cosmetic problems like burst blood vessels, and painful, aching conditions. Read more
Eye Strain
Eye strain and visual fatigue occurs when the eyes are over-used, resulting in painful, tired eyes. Read more
Macular Degeneration
Macular degeneration is a progressive disease caused by the deterioration of a part of the retina called the macula. It is the leading cause of vision loss in New Zealand and Australia. Read more
General Wellbeing
Free Radical Damage
Free radicals are molecules that are unstable or volatile, and consequently have the capacity to damage tissues that they come into contact with. Free radical damage to cells and the structures they form is believed to contribute to the development of many of the chronic diseases associated with ageing. Antioxidants are compounds that restore balance to free radicals, making them more stable, and limiting the damage they cause. Read more
Seniors Health
As we get older, we become increasingly susceptible to health problems. Many of the conditions that we commonly associate with ageing can be relieved or prevented through a healthy diet and lifestyle. Read more
Wounds
Most skin wounds heal naturally and relatively quickly, but severe or infected wounds may take longer to resolve. Circulatory problems may also delay wound healing. Read more
Heart Health & Circulation
Circulation
Circulatory problems can take many forms, and can range from a minor inconvenience (such as cold hands and feet) to cosmetic problems like burst blood vessels, and painful, aching conditions. Read more
Free Radical Damage
Free radicals are molecules that are unstable or volatile, and consequently have the capacity to damage tissues that they come into contact with. Free radical damage to cells and the structures they form is believed to contribute to the development of many of the chronic diseases associated with ageing. Antioxidants are compounds that restore balance to free radicals, making them more stable, and limiting the damage they cause. Read more
Heart Health
Making more heart-conscious health choices can help support a healthy heart and may reduce heart conditions. Read more
Ills, Chills & Immunity
Bronchitis & Coughs
Coughing is the body's method of clearing the airways of obstructions. It is often a symptom of respiratory infections such as winter ills & chills Read more
Immunity
The immune system prevents infections taking hold, and helps overcome those that do. It also assists in building resistance if they're ever encountered again. The components of the immune system range from simple barrier defences to sophisticated cells that recognise and consume invading organisms. Read more
Sinusitis
The sinuses are airspaces within the bones of the face (cheeks, forehead and around the eyes). The term sinusitis is used to refer to inflammation in these areas, which is most commonly caused by allergy or infection. Read more
Winter Ills & Chills
Winter ills refer to colds and can be caused by any of a large number of viral infections, and normally last 7-10 days. Winter chills on the other hand, refer to the flu, and is caused by one of the Influenza group of viruses, and tends to last longer than a cold. Read more
Men's Health
Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) is also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia. It is a condition in which the prostate gland becomes enlarged, interfering with urinary function. Benign prostatic hypertrophy affects around 20% of men aged 41-50, but becomes more common with age, and occurs in over 90% of men over 80 years old. Read more
Seniors Health
As we get older, we become increasingly susceptible to health problems. Many of the conditions that we commonly associate with ageing can be relieved or prevented through a healthy diet and lifestyle. Read more
Sperm Health & Sexual Performance
Men's sexual health issues can be stressful to deal with, but in many cases, natural medicines and a healthy diet and lifestyle can help to improve the situation Read more
Skin, Hair & Nails
Dry Skin, Eczema & Dermatitis
Dry skin, eczema and dermatitis are all common skin issues, however each condition has its own symptoms and may be triggered by a different cause. Read more
Free Radical Damage
Free radicals are molecules that are unstable or volatile, and consequently have the capacity to damage tissues that they come into contact with. Free radical damage to cells and the structures they form is believed to contribute to the development of many of the chronic diseases associated with ageing. Antioxidants are compounds that restore balance to free radicals, making them more stable, and limiting the damage they cause. Read more
Hair & Scalp Health
Like your skin, the condition of your hair is a reflection of your overall state of health. It may also be affected by exposure to the sun, heat and chemicals, and by hereditary or hormonal factors. Read more
Nail Problems
Like your hair, the condition of your nails is a reflection of your nutritional status. They may also be affected by exposure to chemicals, and in some cases by underlying health problems. Read more
Psoriasis
Psoriasis is characterised by the accumulation of scaly pink-red or silvery-white patches on the skin, which may or may not be itchy. Read more
Sleep, Stress & Worry
Anxiety
Stressed and anxious feelings are normal from time to time. However if your level of stress is higher than warranted by the circumstances, and these feelings don’t subside, this is called anxiety. Read more
Fatigue
Fatigue and low energy may be due to a wide variety of causes, the majority of them related to diet and lifestyle. Adopting better habits often improves energy levels, but overwhelming or persistent fatigue should be professionally investigated to rule out underlying disease. Read more
Insomnia
Some people need less sleep than others, and can function effectively on as little as 4-5 hours per night, but the majority of us need 7-8 hours sleep in order to feel rested and energised. Although everybody's sleeping habits are different, most people agree that it's difficult to function effectively if you haven't slept well. Read more
Low Mood
Suffering from low moods is far more common than most people think but there's no need to be embarrassed or ashamed. Help is available, and the first step to turning things around is to consult your healthcare professional. Read more
Stress
We feel stressed when there is a conflict between the demands we face and our ability to cope with them, and especially when we feel that we don't have the time, resources or skills to deal with our commitments and responsibilities, or that factors in our lives are outside of our control. Living or working in an environment that is emotionally or physically challenging may also be a source of stress. Read more
Women's Health
Acne
The word acne is used to describe lesions such as pimples, blackheads, white heads and cysts that mainly appear on the face, arms, back and chest. Acne is usually troublesome during early adolescence, although can appear and continue into adult years. Read more
Candida
Candida albicans is a strain of yeast that usually lives in balance with the other bacteria and yeasts that inhabit the mucous membranes of the digestive tract, respiratory tract and vagina. If that balance is disturbed, an overgrowth of candida may occur, resulting in thrush and a wide range of other symptoms. Read more
Cystitis & Urinary Tract Infections
Cystitis is an inflammation of the bladder that causes a burning or stinging pain when urinating. It is usually caused by an infectious organism (such as the bacteria E. coli) travelling up the urethra and attaching itself to the mucous membranes lining the bladder. It is more common in women than men, and in some cases can occur repeatedly, or progress into infection elsewhere in the urinary tract, such as the kidneys. Read more
Menopause
Menopause is a natural biological transition that involves many changes within the female body, and tends to occur between 44 and 55 years of age, although some women experience it earlier or later than this. The reduced hormone production that marks the end of a woman's fertile years also has implications for the health of the heart, skeleton, skin and other tissues and organs. Read more
Period Pain
Period pain may occur as part of the premenstrual syndrome, or may be symptomatic of other reproductive disorders, such as endometriosis. Read more
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual tension (PMT) are terms used to describe a group of physical and emotional symptoms that many women experience in the days leading up to their menstrual period. The symptoms vary, but one common feature is that they disappear once the period starts. Read more
Seniors Health
As we get older, we become increasingly susceptible to health problems. Many of the conditions that we commonly associate with ageing can be relieved or prevented through a healthy diet and lifestyle. Read more

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