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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).


I left my busy life in the Sydney CBD and moved to a remote area of NSW near Tamworth and Armidale in August of 2018. Spending majority of my time in Glen Innes I travel to the Sydney clinic on Read more…


With Christmas just around the corner and festivities to attend, have you considered your festive health plan? We recommend tracking your goals throughout the season. Knowing your festive health plan allows for a balance between fun and indulgence without undoing Read more…


With Christmas just around the corner life tends to get a little busy and stress levels can rise leading to heightened anxiety! Herbal medicines are wonderful to support the nervous system and adrenal glands through stressful periods and help our Read more…


Frequent cold and flu (influenza)? – 5 reasons why Influenza has been featuring in the media lately and rightly so. Are you one of those unlucky people who catch every cold and flu in town? Do you tend to be Read more…


Candida, biofilms and pomegranate! We see so many drug resistant pathogens in our clinic such as parasites (dientamoeba fragilis, blastocystis hominis), bacteria (helicobacter pylori, klebsiella pneumoniae, staphylococcus aureas, gardnerella vaginosis), fungus (candida albicans, candida glabrata) to name a few. More Read more…


What is telehealth? Telehealth includes telephone or video online health consultations, much like a virtual clinic. The modern world of technology is booming with robotics on the horizon, smart appliances and uber air well under way. With internet access all Read more…


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…