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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How Reine DuBois, Clinic Director & Naturopath, Manages Insomnia

How Reine DuBois, Clinic Director & Naturopath, Manages Insomnia

As the clinical director and senior naturopath of The Health Lodge I find myself wearing many hats.
In my clinical practice I treat women like myself all the time – busy with lots of expectations - I call this capable woman’s syndrome.  When I have lots on my mind attempting to rest my busy brain after another 12 hour day can bring fear into an already exhausted body - as an inability to sleep is often a challenge I am faced with.
 

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