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  • Sleep in the time of Corona - immune series episode 1

    Sleep in the time of Corona - immune series episode 1

    Posted by Lou Edney, Nutritionist at Natural Chemist

    17th Apr 2020

    Understandably we are receiving a lot of questions about boosting immunity right now (April 2020). It's always a valid topic, not just in light of COVID-19.Immunity covers many physiological processes and can be affected by genetics, nutritional status and lifestyle habits. As such we are going to a … read more
  • The role of nutritional medicine in children’s mental health

    The role of nutritional medicine in children’s mental health

    Posted by Diana Boot, Pharmacist & Nutritionist

    28th Feb 2020

    Following on from the recently released report by the government carried out by Telethon Kids Institute at the University of Western Australia, it is clear that there is a role for a more holistic view in the treatment and support of our children’s mental health and wellbeing.The report showed very … read more
  • ​MIGRAINES - More than a headache for 1 in 10 Australians

    ​MIGRAINES - More than a headache for 1 in 10 Australians

    Posted by Diana Boot, Pharmacist & Nutritionist

    14th Feb 2020

    MIGRAINES - More than a headache for 1 in 10 AustraliansMigraines are the most common type of headache, affecting about 2 millionAustralians. The symptoms are severe headache, often accompanied by flashes of light, blind spots, nausea and increased sensitivity to l … read more
  • ​Hair nits and other children’s nasties

    ​Hair nits and other children’s nasties

    Posted by Diane Boot, Pharmacist and Nutritionist

    14th Feb 2020

    Nits, the common name for head lice, are tiny insects that live on the scalp and lay their eggs around the root of the hair. They are very contagious, moving easily from person to person where there is head contact – hence the ease of spreading amongst children. However they have neith … read more
  • Nasty Nerve Pain - Neuropathy & Neuralgia

    Nasty Nerve Pain - Neuropathy & Neuralgia

    Posted by Diana Boot, Pharmacist & Nutritionist

    14th Feb 2020

    Neuropathy is the medical term for damage to the nerves, while neuralgia refers to the resulting nerve pain. The pain is usually described as burning, painful, cold, extreme sensitivity or as electric shocks. It may be associated with muscle spasm, pins and needles, numbness or itching.It is ca … read more
  • Gout - The Rich Man's Disease

    Gout - The Rich Man's Disease

    Posted by Diana Boot, Pharmacist & Nutritionist

    17th Jan 2020

    Gout was historically known as the Disease of Kings' or 'Rich Man's Disease'because of its association with the good life. It was recognized by the ancientEgyptians as arthritis of the big toe. Later Hippocrates knew this type of arthritiswas more common in men who drank excess a … read more