Motor Neurone Disease – integrative treatment approach

What is motor neurone disease? The muscles that allow us to speak, breath, swallow, and move around are all controlled by nerve cells called neurones. In motor neurone disease (MND) these neurones stop working normally. Muscles need to be used to stay strong and function properly, and without neurons to activate them, muscles gradually weaken […]

Hyperthyroidism – An integrated treatment approach

To understand what hyperthyroidism is, it is important to first understand what the thyroid is, and the role of the thyroid in the body. The thyroid is a small gland located at the front of the neck, just below the Adam’s apple. The thyroid is responsible for releasing two thyroid hormones, T3 and T4. These […]

Chemical messengers: how hormones help us sleep

<img src=”https://thehealthlodge.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/man-909049_1280.jpg” alt=”man-909049_1280.jpg” /> Jo Abbott, Swinburne University of Technology When it comes to motives for getting a good night’s sleep we don’t usually think about our body’s hormones. But sleep allows many of our hormones to replenish so we have the optimal energy, immunity, appetite and coping ability to face the day’s highs and […]

Naturopathic treatment for hayfever

Hay fever is one of those conditions that people just learn to live with.  The constant sneezing, itchy eyes and runny nose can be extremely debilitating.  Unlike other allergies, it is a condition that is generally caused by our environment and often no matter how diligent we are with keeping the home dust and mould […]