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A common complaint we hear in the naturopathic clinic is hair loss. Do you think that hair loss is a condition that only affects older men or a…

Hotels and restaurants, and education lead the field in burn-out. One in ten workers suffer from burn-out. In the hotel and restaurant sector the proportion of people suffering…

People often ask me the same questions: “How do I lose weight ?”, “Should I be on a high or low protein diet to lose and maintain my weight…

Have you ever noticed how some people have an inner calm about them? They appear serene like a calm pond whilst others seem more turbulent like Cook Strait…

Eric’s first article on Osteoporosis covered the Causes, Risk Factors, Signs, Symptoms. This article overviews the Prevention of and Treatment for Osteoporosis, including diet, exercise, vitamin D, nutrient supplements, and…

The NZ Orthopaedic Association President Professor Geoffrey Horne, said the predicted burden of osteoporosis on the NZ health system generated by the over 60s was alarming. The numbers…

I have often thought to write about how diet and nutrition affects the mind, and about my experiences in the clinic over the years treating patients with all…

You will have most probably heard a lot about “metabolic syndrome”, or “syndrome X”. In 1988, a man called Gerald Reaven noted that several risk factors such as…

In the 21st century, guys are working harder than ever, are under more stress, become less active as they age, and many still smoke and generally consume more…

I wanted to originally research and write an article on cognition as well as memory, but on closer inspection found that memory is such a huge topic in…

Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped bi-lobed gland located at the base of your neck, just below your Adam’s apple. Every single aspect of your metabolism, from the rate…

You only get one set of kidneys. It is important to take care of your important organs, such as the kidney system which plays an important role in…

Gout is one of those conditions which can be aided considerably with a change in diet and lifestyle, and is a form of arthritis which is normally associated…

Gallbladder disease is one of the leading causes of problems with digestion that result in hospital admissions. Did you know that around 10% of the New Zealand population…

At least 50% of adults who seek medical treatment in New Zealand self-diagnose themselves as being afflicted with fatigue. This article will go into detail about one of…

In recent times, there seems to have been significant growth in the number of people developing Coeliac disease. Some of our food and lifestyle changes contribute to this. 

In my last article, I started to outline some of the steps to beating candida and here I give you some more steps towards beating it!

James came to see me about a very itchy skin complaint affecting his face and around his armpits. He had the complaint ever since coming back from Dubai…

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world today, and are the leading cause of impaired vision in New Zealand, with a large percentage of the…

Now that designer coffee, hip caffeinated energy drinks and exotically flavoured teas are quickly becoming the hallmarks of urban consumerism, the downside of increasing caffeine consumption is easy…

Do you have breast lumps? Breast lumps can be grouped basically into two categories: Cysts or lumps, generally benign in nature, the most common. Malignant tumours: generally breast cancers.

Most people are now familiar that mild to moderate consumption of red wine reduces the risk of heart disease. This article will explore the risks as well as the…