Meet the team - Q&A with Emma McLaughlin, Naturopath

Meet the team - Q&A with Emma McLaughlin, Naturopath

Emma McLaughlin is a passionate naturopath and modern herbalist. You can find her at The Health Lodge on Wednesdays and Fridays.

When did your passion for natural health first begin?

From a young age I spent time outside growing vegies and herbs in my garden. When I finished school, I worked in plant nurseries which evolved into a specific interest in medicinal plants and growing healthy food. Realising that a natural understanding of health managed by lifestyle was something that could be translated into a career, I chose to study naturopathy to help others understand how they can do this within their own lives and how it can be applied to managing certain health conditions.

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Supporting chronic illness through food and lifestyle choices

Supporting chronic illness through food and lifestyle choices

“Chronic disease” refers to a disease state that is ongoing or long term (at least 3 months as defined by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics) and refers to diseases that generally cannot be cured or prevented by medication or vaccine. This predominantly includes conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, cancer, asthma, chronic pulmonary disease, depression and chronic pain conditions.

In studies conducted by the Australian Government the main contributing factors to chronic disease are Tobacco and alcohol use, Physical inactivity and Poor nutrition.

All of which are lifestyle related issues that can be turned around with the implementation of behavioural change, good food choices and lifestyle modifications.

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Staying Healthy During the Silly Season

Staying Healthy During the Silly Season

December. The most highly anticipated, dreaded and exciting month of the year! Between work Christmas parties, vacations and New Years Eve frivolities, not to mention the veritable feast we all partake in on Christmas Day itself, it becomes quite a challenge to maintain the healthy habits we have painstakingly adhered to throughout the year.

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