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About the Gold Coast Naturopath Clinic

Health is so important to us all, but because we do not understand the signs and symptoms that can occur, ill health and disease can arise. When we experience health we also feel good and vital. When health is gone we wonder where our feelings of vitality have gone. Health is the most important concept of life. Ill-health and disease is the result of toxin accumulation.

The information contained in this site is not provided as an alternative to the advice of a qualified health practitioner. It is only provided as a general overview of the topics. Please speak to a qualified health professional about your individual circumstances.

Sciatica

Is the pain that occurs when the sciatic nerve becomes inflamed through compression. The sciatic nerve is the nerve that runs from the lower back through the buttocks and down the leg into the calf and foot. Inflammation causes sharp radiating pain down the leg. The cause can be due to bulging disc, arthritis, obesity, poor posture, and lack of exercise. Our CRP Pain Relief Program can help to reduce the pain caused by sciatica. A nutritional approach can help to aid the healing process of the body and help create muscle mass when in conjunction with light exercise.

Shingles

Is a viral disease characterised by painful skin eruptions with blisters in a specific area of the body along a nerve. It is related to the virus that causes chicken pox and is generally only seen in people that have had chicken pox as a child. Our CRP Pain Relief Program can reduce the pain associated with shingles. Nutrition and herbs are used to help promote the immune system and assist with detoxification.

Sports Injuries

Many injuries can occur from sport, they commonly affect the muscles, ligaments and tendons. Muscle strain occurs when a muscle is stretched beyond its limit causing a tear to the muscle fibers. They frequently occur near the point where the muscle joins the tough, fibrous connective tissue of the tendon. The injury site may be tender to the touch, and can have visible bruising. Tendons attach muscle to the bone and is involved in joint movement. Ligaments connect bone to bone and helps to stabilize the joint. A strain is defined as a stretched or injured tendon. A sprain is a stretched or injured ligament. When a part of the body is injured, the immune system is stimulated and begins the process of repairing the injured area. Ligaments and tendons generally have a poor blood supply and so incomplete healing can occur after an injury.

Tendonitis is painful inflammation of the tendon. Pain is sudden and may be severe. Common causes include mineral deficiencies, physical tension of the area, nutritionally poor diet, excess intake of sugary food and poor circulation. At Gold Coast Integrative Wellness we address the causes by ensuring the eating plan of a person contains all the essential nutrients eg magnesium, silica and more. Reduce highly sugary foods that contribute no nutritional value such as soft drinks and lolllies.

Our CRP Pain Relief Program can be used to reduce the pain and inflammation of the injury, thereby promoting cellular healing. Nutritional supplementation may be used to provide the ingredients that the body requires for the healing process. Other supplements may also be given to reduce the inflammation and reduce the pain.

 
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Stress

In our busy lifestyles everyone is affected by stress to varying degrees. Stress can be positive or negative. Short term or acute stress can help you complete a project for a deadline but long-term or chronic stress can deplete your body of nutrients and leave you susceptible to illness and fatigue. There are many causes of stress '- from personal, to relationship, to work, to children, to financial. We cannot avoid all stress but how we handle the stress can contribute to our health or lack of it. Symptoms of stress can include irritability, muscular tension, inability to concentrate, headaches, increased heart rate and blood pressure, and fatigue. Management of stress is imperative. At Gold Coast Integrative Wellness we can help provide nutritional support and strategies so that you can have the ability to cope with the stressful situations.

Ulcers

Stomach or gastric ulcer occur when there is an injury to the tissue lining the stomach. Peptic ulcer refers to the ulcers that occur in either the stomach or the first part of the small intestine, called the duodenum. Most ulcers are caused by a common bacteria found in the stomach called H. Pylori. This bacteria (H. Pylori) can lead to very serious conditions in later years. Originally doctors believed that ulcers were caused by stress, bad diet, smoking, or a variety of other causes. However, research has showed that H. pylori, which are now thought to infect about 3 billion people, is the actual culprit in the ulcer formation. Symptoms of stomach ulcers include abdominal pain (just under the ribcage), indigestion, nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, weight loss, and blood in the vomit or faeces.

At Gold Cost Integrative Wellness we have a test available that is able to detect H.Pylori. Herbs and Nutrients can be used to help kill the bacteria, with a regime to help restore the flora balance of the gut.

 
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Weight Loss

See Obesity / Weight Loss