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Author Archives: Jean Martain

Jean is a Naturopath, Nutritionist and Herbalist BHSc (Nat) ATMS, with an interest in all areas of general Naturopathic practice including anxiety, chronic fatigue and autoimmune thyroid disease (Hashimotos).


Thinking of St Johns Wort for Depression?

St Johns wort and conventional medication – Let’s compare Are you suffering with depression? Are you thinking of trying St Johns wort? You are not alone. The world health organisation predicts that depression will be among the leading illnesses in Read more…


Anxiety

Understanding the role of stress hormones in depression, anxiety and epigenetics Ongoing stress, depression and anxiety disorders affect the delicate balance of hormones and the receptor sites (altered sensitivity). We have receptor sites for hormones which play an integral role Read more…


Should I test for Food allergies and intolerances? First let’s take a look at the difference between food allergies and food intolerances. Food allergies are immediate hypersensitivity reactions to certain foods via IgE antibodies (a type of protein that stimulates Read more…


Selenium and hashimoto’s thyroiditis Selenium is a key nutrient for healthy thyroid function, the gland which contains the highest amount of selenium of all the body tissues. It is anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and a nutrient cofactor for making thyroid hormones. In Read more…


Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and probiotics – The gut brain axis What is IBS? IBS is a functional gastrointestinal disorder affecting up to one quarter of the global population and accounting for up to half of all gastrointestinal related medical Read more…


Do I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?   What is it?   Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complex combination of symptoms including at least 4 of the below:   Poor memory or concentration Headaches Unrefreshing sleep Post exercise malaise Sore Read more…


Healthy ageing, Brain Food & Omega 3   Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAS) (omega 3) and polyphenols abundantly found in fruit and vegetables support cognition and brain function particularly during the ageing process. PUFAS and polyphenols are known antioxidant and anti-inflammatory Read more…


Brain fog much?   Do you suffer with brain fog and or memory loss? A recent clinical trial showed 16 weeks of 60-min multimodal exercise classes twice weekly including cardiovascular, strength and motor fitness activities enhanced cognition via increased blood Read more…


The Gut, the Brain and headaches!   Did you know that there is a bi-directional relationship between the gut and the brain? The gut and the brain talk to each other folks!   Do you suffer with headaches and migraines? Read more…


Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and vitiligo – A research update   Vitiligo causes skin, hair and oral depigmentation or white patches associated with a loss of melanocytes (cells that colour or pigment the tissue). Affecting up to 1% of the global population Read more…