Herbal medicine

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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