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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.


Menopause is a natural process of nature. It is the time when the female reproductive system reduces the oestrogen produced by the ovaries '- meaning an end to the need for reproduction. This 'change of life' is a natural process but many women experience some menopausal symptoms. These symptoms can include hot flushes, low energy, mood swings, sleeping difficulties, and low libido. The length of time and the intensity of symptoms experienced by a woman can depend upon their nutritional status, thyroid imbalance, adrenal fatigue, liver function, and weight.

Nutritional supplementation, diet management and herbal remedies can help alleviate symptoms of menopause.

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Menstrual Problems

Premenstrual Syndrome, heavy bleeding, painful periods are all menstrual related problems. There are many causes for menstrual problems, once these causes are identified then the issues can be corrected. Common causes include nutritional deficiencies, hypothyroidism, hormonal and glandular imbalances, uterine fibroids, endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome.

The female menstrual cycle is a delicate balance of oestrogen and progesterone. An imbalance of these hormones can lead to menstrual problems. By identifying the cause of the issue then nutritional and herbal remedies that support correct hormonal function can help to rebalance the hormones of the body. Correct weight management, stress management and balanced exercise regimes can also help rectify the cause of menstrual issues.

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Morning Sickness

Morning Sickness is nausea experienced by some women during pregnancy. It usually occurs during the first trimester but can occur throughout the pregnancy. Unlike the title, the nausea is not necessarily only experienced in the morning, the nausea can be experienced throughout the day. In some cases vomiting can occur. Morning sickness is thought to be caused by the increased level of oestrogen being produced by the placenta. There are no drugs for morning sickness during pregnancy because of the unknown effect on the growing fetus/baby. However nutritional support, such as Vitamin B6 can help the liver deal with the hormones. Ginger tea has been shown to reduce the nausea. Homeopathic are also effective in helping reduce nausea. It is vital to ensure that a woman is eating correctly during her pregnancy to ensure maximum nutritional for her developing baby.

Obesity / Weight Loss

Obesity is becoming common in Australia, not only for adults but also for our children. Many people try all kinds of weight loss 'fad' diets only to find that they rebound in weight after they finish the 'diet'. Excessive weight has many implications on our health, including heart disease, diabetes type 2, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, and some types of cancer.

Weight loss should not be just a 'diet' but instead an easy to follow eating program. Creating daily meals that are balanced nutritionally can be easy. By learning how foods affect your body and contribute to weight gain will help you to take control of your health and get off the 'diet merry-go-round'.

When you have a balanced eating plan you will not only reduce your fat but also reduce your risk of diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.

At Gold Coast Integrative Wellness we take an accurate reading of your fat/muscle ration and monitor you during your initial fat loss period. We will provide a meal plan for you, with balanced protein, fat and carbohydrate that your whole family can eat. These meals leave you feeling full and satisfied.

We also address the causes of your obesity. For some people it is not just what they eat, but can also be due to thyroid dysfunction, liver toxicity, medications, to name a few. Supplementation can be given to support your body through the fat loss period.

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Prostate Enlargement

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Parasite Infections

We all hear about how we should worm our children but have you thought really what this means and how these parasites can affect your health and your children's health. Parasites are organisms that live inside humans and other organisms who act as a host. Parasites require a host for food and energy. They are harmful to humans because they consume our nutrients and can eat away our tissues and cells and increase the toxic load to our system, making people sick. Some parasite infections produce mild symptoms, while other parasitic infections can be life threatening.

Worms are a parasite that feed in the intestinal tract but some can migrate out of the intestinal tract and migrate to other tissues such as the brain.

Sources of infection can come from insect bites, snail and slug trails, animal faeces, eating undercooked meats, chicken and seafood, contaminated raw fruits and vegetables, contaminated water, eating foods prepared by people who are already infected or inhaling dust that contains parasitic eggs or cysts.

Factors that increase your risk of parasitic infection include an underactive immune system weakened by disease or long term exposure to toxic chemicals and environmental pollution, alcohol overuse, smoking, chronic stress, food allergies, recurrent antibiotic use, and diets that are high in sugar.

At Gold Coast Integrative Wellness we assist you with a bowel detoxification to help eliminate parasites and improve the health and integrity of your intestines. Nutrition and herbal remedies can help to balance the immune system and promote bowel function.

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