Nervous (neurological disorders, stress)
The nervous system is the network of nerve cells which transmits nerve impulses between parts of the body. Neurological diseases include stress and anxiety and disorders inclduing ADD, autism, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy and stroke.
Enhance Mental Clarity
Clarity; The ability to think and express ourselves clearly. Fresh mountain air and spring water have clarity. Clarity is also represented by the old saying, to be clear as a bell. Unfortunately, in the 21st century, it is hard for bells to be heard and difficult to find clear air and water, even in Far North Queensland. We too struggle with clarity for many reasons. From a naturopathic perspective, there are often physical factors that negatively impact our sense of clarity.Herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, dietary and lifestyle approaches can treat this condition naturally, without the use of pharmacological drugs.
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Sleeping pills linked with higher risk of cancer & death
Many frequently prescribed sleeping tablets are linked with an unexplained increased risk of death and a higher likelihood of developing cancer.
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Naturopathic Causes & Treatment of Autism
Autism is a brain development disorder characterised by impaired social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behaviour. These signs all begin before a child is three years old. The autism spectrum disorders (ASD) also include the related conditions Asperger syndrome. Asperger's however, has no delay in language development. Autism has a strong genetic basis, although the genetics of autism are complex and it is unclear. Proposed environmental causes are heavy metals, pesticides and childhood vaccines. One study suggests implicates the hygiene hypothesis as a cause of autism.
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Prozac Only Effective as Placebo
This data raise the possibility that the apparent drug effect (25% of the drug response) is actually anactive placebo effect.
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Naturopathic Causes & Treatment of ADHD/ADD
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or AD/HD or ADD) is a developmental disorder. It is primarily characterised by "the co-existence of attentional problems and hyperactivity, with each behavior occurring infrequently alone" and symptoms starting before seven years of age. ADHD management usually involves some combination of medications, behaviour modifications, lifestyle changes, and counselling. Its symptoms can be difficult to differentiate from other disorders, increasing the likelihood that the diagnosis of ADHD will be missed. Most clinicians have not received formal training in the assessment and treatment of ADHD, particularly in adult patients. However herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, dietary and lifestyle approaches can treat this condition naturally, without the use of pharmacological drugs.
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Obesity linked to increased risk of dementia
As reported on the BBC News on 3rd May 2011, there is a link between being overweight and dementia. The study says 1.6 billion adults are overweight worldwide. While previous studies have indicated a link between obesity and dementia, a new study of 8,534 of Swedish twins, in the journal Neurology, suggests just being overweight is also a risk factor.
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