Blog Posts

  • Support for the management of food intolerances

    Support for the management of food intolerances

    Date: 12-04-2022

    Food intolerance is extremely common, with surveys indicating that up to 25% of the population believe they have a food intolerance. Symptoms can be vague, making them difficult to diagnose but the best approach is to gain a correct diagnosis under the guidance of your health professional. Continue reading for our suggested steps to support the management of food intolerances.

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  • Sports performance & exercise recovery

    Sports performance & exercise recovery

    Date: 28-03-2022

    Implementing a new fitness routine is an invaluable step towards improving your health. Although the benefits of exercise are incomparable, any new increase or change in physical activity can bring along some unwanted side effects. Although undesirable, these effects are only temporary and will usually lessen over time as your body and muscles adjust. But there are also proven ways to help aid your recovery from exercise and improve overall performance. Read our Blog to find out more.

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  • Hacking your psychology to maintain healthy exercise habits

    Hacking your psychology to maintain healthy exercise habits

    Date: 28-01-2022

    Can you relate? You set a New Year’s resolution to get fit and healthy on December 31 and by the end of January, you are struggling to maintain that early enthusiasm. What went wrong? For many of us, nothing went wrong; we just weren’t playing to the strengths of our psychology. Continue reading to find out how to hack your psychology to maintain healthy exercise habits.

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  • Naturopathic Principles: Doctor as Teacher and Disease Prevention

    Naturopathic Principles: Doctor as Teacher and Disease Prevention

    Date: 06-01-2022

    Naturopathy and natural medicine stems from the application and interplay of the seven naturopathic principles and these principles impact every aspect of the therapeutic exchange – assessment, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Principle 5, Doctor as Teacher, describes a primary role of natural health practitioners, to educate and guide their patients in the direction of healthy lifestyle choices that will help them take responsibility for their health. This understanding helps determine long term health and wellness and leads to Principle 6, Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

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  • Naturopathic Principles: Treat The Whole Person

    Naturopathic Principles: Treat The Whole Person

    Date: 29-11-2021

    The fourth principle is Treat the Whole Person, which encompasses the concept that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Illness and disease impact the whole person, not just a specific organ or body system and as such, natural health practitioners take a individualised, “patient centred” approach. Read this month's Blog to find out why treating the whole person can be key to achieving the desired health outcomes.

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  • Addressing a Modern Day Sleep Epidemic with Evidence-based Herbal Medicine

    Addressing a Modern Day Sleep Epidemic with Evidence-based Herbal Medicine

    Date: 23-11-2021

    Humans spend approximately one third of their lives sleeping, with sleeping being a fundamental physiological process required to maintain physical and emotional well-being. Chronic insomnia is reported to affect up to 50% of the Australian population at any given time, and sleeping pills are among the most frequently prescribed medications worldwide (Bruni). Given the well-known risk of side effects associated with commonly prescribed sleeping medications, interest in complementary and alternative medicines for sleep concerns has increased in recent years.

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  • Dietary Tips for Sleep

    Dietary Tips for Sleep

    Date: 10-11-2021

    Sleep is potentially the most underrated tool to thriving health. Lack of sleep can affect many areas of our lives and has been linked to increased appetite and weight gain, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes and fertility concerns. We often promote a good night's rest by establishing routines to limit screen time before bed and ensure lights are dimmed of an evening but did you know that your diet is also a big factor in improving the duration and quality of sleep? Read our Blog for our dietary tips to help you achieve a restful, lasting night's sleep.

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  • Coffee – Friend or Foe for Brain Function?

    Coffee – Friend or Foe for Brain Function?

    Date: 30-10-2021

    Coffee is a substance that many of us have formed quite an attachment to. It brings not only ritual, joy and connection but comes with a multitude of health benefits when consumed moderately. However, there are those of us for whom coffee is not suitable. Whether you're a coffee enthusiast or it's not quite your cup of tea read our Blog to learn more about the health benefits of coffee consumption as well as some alternative options to support cognition and concentration.

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  • Life After Lockdown - Readjusting to the 'New Normal'

    Life After Lockdown - Readjusting to the 'New Normal'

    Date: 21-10-2021
    Have extended periods of restrictions, social distancing and lockdowns programmed so much of your life that the reality of re-entering into society has you feeling more than a little anxious or overwhelmed? So much of the past few years has been out of our control so it can help to focus on the things that are within your control. If you're feeling daunted at the prospect of returning to ‘normal’ life, continue reading our Blog for our suggestions on to help ease the transition.

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  • Herbal Medicine for ADHD

    Herbal Medicine for ADHD

    Date: 14-10-2021

    Are you looking for additional ways to support yourself or someone you love suffering with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? Read our Blog for tips on some herbs that may help.

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  • Naturopathic Principles: Treat the Cause

    Naturopathic Principles: Treat the Cause

    Date: 29-09-2021

    Welcome to the third instalment of our naturopathic philosophies series. The third principle is Treat the Cause. Identifying and treating the cause is based on the assumption that health and disease happen for a reason. Some of these reasons include genetics and physiology, diet, lifestyle, social-economic status, one’s environment, previous medical intervention, resilience, social support and spiritual connection. Naturopathy works from the perspective that health can be improved by reducing the number of factors that place a strain on the body and interfere with its ability to heal and return to normal functioning.

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  • Naturopathic Principles: The Healing Power of Nature

    Naturopathic Principles: The Healing Power of Nature

    Date: 03-09-2021

    The second principle in our naturopathic philosophy series is the Healing Power of Nature (vis medicatrix naturae), which refers to the body’s innate ability to heal itself. When illness or imbalance occurs the body naturally wants to correct this in an effort to be healthy and well. Naturopaths believe that symptoms are a manifestation of the body’s attempt to rehabilitate and their role therefore is to support the body and encourage this intrinsic healing process.

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  • Winter immune rejuvenation: prevention is better than cure

    Winter immune rejuvenation: prevention is better than cure

    Date: 20-08-2021
    The human body is in continuous contact with viruses and other pathogens – and this exposure is heightened during the colder months. In order to combat these exposures the immune system has developed various protective measures to prevent the entry of, or to eliminate, these invaders. Substantial evidence suggests that the ability of the immune system to respond to invading pathogens is significantly influenced by various environmental and lifestyle factors.

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  • Building and maintaining resilience in difficult times

    Building and maintaining resilience in difficult times

    Date: 13-08-2021
    Did you know that 70-90% of GP presentations are related to stress? This may come as no surprise given our modern lifestyles coupled with the emotional rollercoaster of a once in a generation pandemic. Stress, whether psychological, physical or emotional, has been implicated in many disease processes including anxiety, depression, hormone imbalance, compromised immunity and gut dysfunction. While this may sound overwhelming; adapting, overcoming and even growing from stressful life events is possible, partly thanks to the concept of resilience. Read our Blog for advice on coping with stress and how best to build your resilience.

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  • Naturopathic Principles: First, Do No Harm

    Naturopathic Principles: First, Do No Harm

    Date: 11-03-2021

    Naturopathy and natural medicine stems from the application and interplay of the seven naturopathic principles that we discussed last fortnight. These principles impact every aspect of the therapeutic exchange – assessment, diagnosis and treatment.

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  • An Introduction to the Naturopathic Principles

    An Introduction to the Naturopathic Principles

    Date: 24-02-2021

    Here at Biomedica, we hold these naturopathic principles close to our hearts and they guide all that we do. We support our practitioner’s work with their patients in this same way. Read on as we bring you a weekly series on the Naturopathic Principles and Philosophies.

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  • Leisure sickness – how to stay well during the holidays

    Leisure sickness – how to stay well during the holidays

    Date: 10-01-2021

    Do you seem to always fall ill the moment you go on holidays or take a break from work? You may be experiencing “leisure sickness”. Read our blog to learn how to lower your risk.

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  • Magnesium and Pain

    Magnesium and Pain

    Date: 15-12-2020

    Do you suffer from ongoing pain? You are not alone, pain is the most common reason people seek medical attention. Read our blog to discover how magnesium may be able to help.

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  • What is Collagen?

    What is Collagen?

    Date: 11-12-2020

    What do lacklustre hair, aging skin and painful joints have in common? The answer is a lack of collagen. Collagen is being talked about in medical journals and consumer magazines but what is it and when should you be using it?

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  • Unique herbal combination for stress and mood support

    Unique herbal combination for stress and mood support

    Date: 16-11-2020

    2020 has undeniably been a difficult year and Australians are reporting worsened mental health with increases in anxiety, depression and stress. Nutritional and herbal medicines have been shown to have a therapeutic effect on mood and stress.

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  • Nigella sativa & allergy season

    Nigella sativa & allergy season

    Date: 03-11-2020

    Back to the future; one of the worlds most ancient medicinal spices made famous by the Persian physician Avicenna and found in Tutankhamun's tomb, has had so much scientific interest of late for its use throughout the allergy season. Remember to ask your Naturopath or herbalist about Black seed (Nigella sativa).

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  • Not All Magnesium Supplements Are Created Equal

    Not All Magnesium Supplements Are Created Equal

    Date: 16-10-2020

    Magnesium is fundamental to so many processes in your body and most of us simply do not get enough through our diet. Subsequently, there are a vast number of supplement choices available. The different chemical forms of magnesium serve different purposes, for example, magnesium oxide is poorly absorbed but beneficial to assisting bowel movements. So, which is the right magnesium for you?

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  • Health is wealth: investing in long term health and wellbeing

    Health is wealth: investing in long term health and wellbeing

    Date: 01-09-2020

    With health consciousness on the rise, how can you achieve optimal long term health and wellbeing? Read our blog post to find out more.

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  • What health conditions can a naturopath assist?

    What health conditions can a naturopath assist?

    Date: 17-06-2020

    Naturopathy is one of the more well-known modalities under the umbrella of complementary and alternative medicine, yet many remain unfamiliar with what a naturopath does. Read more to find out about the health conditions Naturopaths can assist with.

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  • The Importance of Setting Health Goals and Committing to Treatment Plans

    The Importance of Setting Health Goals and Committing to Treatment Plans

    Date: 05-05-2020

    The arrival of a new year often brings the intention to set new health goals and resolutions. Your first step may be to visit a natural health practitioner, for a complete assessment of your health concern. Read more for our tips on committing to treatment plans.

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