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The common skincare ingredients disrupting your hormones

Our skin is our bodies largest organ and what we put on it really does matter. A percentage of everything we place on our skin is either absorbed into our bloodstream or penetrates within the layers of our skin and certain chemicals have the ability to disrupt the way our body naturally functions.   On […]

Top 4 Apps to Support your Mental Health

It is estimated that around half the population in Australia will experience a mental health disorder at some point in their life with 1 in 6 people currently experiencing depression or anxiety or both. Finding ways to help yourself or a loved one cope with mental health is extremely important, we’ve put together out top […]

7 Common Fertility Myths Debunked

MYTH#1 You need to have sex every day during your fertility window to conceive. = False. Intercourse every second day through the fertile window is just as successful and often much less stressful for the couple. MYTH#2 I am under 40, so I still have plenty of time to conceive.  = False. Age is one […]

Changes to Consultation Fees 2019

Changes to consultation fees as of July 2019 We are proud to deliver a range of services and passionate practitioners dedicated towards inspiring, educating and empowering you to achieve true health. In order to ensure we can continue to provide you with the best service, there will be small price increases in selective services effective […]

Folate, Folic acid, Folinic acid, Methylfolate – Whats the difference?

A common question I receive in clinical practice is about folic acid supplementation. What type of folate is best? How much should I take? Why should I take it? Folate is the natural form of vitamin B9 that is plentiful in dark green leafy vegetables, legumes, and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli. It is essential for […]

Probiotics for Stress and Anxiety

Probiotics for Stress and Anxiety: A Review of the Research   Currently, 12% of people are affected by anxiety related disorders each year. This can lead to various physical, mental and emotional symptoms and reduced quality of life. These may include tight chest, trouble breathing, heart palpitations, ‘butterflies’ in the abdomen, racing thoughts, negative thinking, […]

How to reduce the risk of premature birth

Since premature birth is a leading cause of death for children under 5 years of age, any successful method of reducing the risk is very important (Middleton et al, 2018). A new systematic review was published 4 days ago on the prestigious Cochrane database looking at the use of Omega-3 supplements in pregnancy. It showed […]

Acupuncture for Stress & Anxiety

Acupuncture for Stress & Anxiety in Essendon, Melbourne Acupuncture for stress and anxiety related symptoms is performed by registered acupuncturist and herbalist Lachlan McDonald OMD. Lachlan is experienced in working with patients with stress, anxiety, and mood related concerns.   What is Anxiety?  Anxiety is an umbrella term for a group of mental health conditions […]

Acupuncture and IVF Research Update: May 2018

A new study was published on May 15 2018 looking at acupuncture performed three times during a stimulated IVF cycle to see if this type of acupuncture would improve live birth rates (Smith et al, 2018). The study included 824 women with an average age of 35.4 years old. It looked at acupuncture performed once […]

Immune support for Children

Runny noses, itchy throats and constants cough, recurrent colds and flus and ear infections these may just be some of the issues you are trying to avoid with your children as we get ready to head into Winter. Here we are sharing some nutritional and lifestyle approaches to help prepare your children for winter and […]