Revolutionary Endometriosis Care

If you, or anyone you know could benefit from naturopathic care for endometriosis, please share below. This is a clinical trial and registration is now open. The program in Brisbane will be run by me and facilitated by PhD candidate Sophia Gerontakos at Vibe Natural Health in Grange. We are kicking off in Brisbane onContinue reading “Revolutionary Endometriosis Care”

Bad, Mad, Sad

Are you feeling bad, mad, or sad? ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜€ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ, and just as important is knowing what you are feeling and being able to articulate them. Not knowing is called alexithymia, which means an inability to describe our own emotions. It can also be associated with difficulty with identifying different types of emotions. Critically notContinue reading “Bad, Mad, Sad”

Dietary relief for arthritis & musculoskeletal pain

Thereโ€™s a ton of ideas floating around social media about the best diet for chronic health issues. Some have research to back them up, many donโ€™t. So, when I read this recent paper reviewing the studies that found positive effects of dietary changes on pain intensity in musculoskeletal pain (MSK) I was one happy practitioner!Continue reading “Dietary relief for arthritis & musculoskeletal pain”

Rethinking Chronic Pain

A recent article written for the Australian Natural Therapies Association magazine discussing as a practitioner how to approach pain from a holistic perspective. We have all felt pain at some time in our lives and as health care professionals many of us are treating patients with persistent pain in our clinics. In acute pain, onceContinue reading “Rethinking Chronic Pain”

PainWise – Innovative Pain Education

Hello! It has been radio silence for a while but I have been working on a project and my BIG NEWS is that we are about to launch a new pain education program at Vibe Natural Health called PainWise. I am so excited about this 4-week education program because I know how powerful knowledge isContinue reading “PainWise – Innovative Pain Education”

Turmeric, a super spice for pain

If you do a quick search about Turmeric on the Internet you may begin to wonder what it canโ€™t do. The list of benefits reported is extensive and the diseases it is purported to treat are numerous. This super-spice is popping up in all sorts of interesting ways from Turmeric lattes to fermented drinks. ItContinue reading “Turmeric, a super spice for pain”

A high fat diet worsens post-operative pain and inflammation

Obesity commonly correlates with increased pain. One of the mechanisms for this is relatively straightforward; having central adiposity (fat around the stomach region) or being obese is associated with low-grade chronic inflammation, and this, in turn, is associated with a greater incidence and severity of chronic pain conditions. In the recent study authors (Song. etContinue reading “A high fat diet worsens post-operative pain and inflammation”

Relief with opioid discontinuation

Managing persistent or chronic pain is complex. Frequently there is a lack of objective reason for persistent pain yet it is real, personal and subjective and people with persistent pain are of then desperately seeking effective pain relief. I recently attended an โ€œExplain Painโ€ course in Cairns (which was lovely and warm), which looks atContinue reading “Relief with opioid discontinuation”