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Vitamin B9 explained – Folate vs folic acid

Vitamin B9 is commonly referred to as folate or folic acid.  While these two terms are used inter-changeably, they have distinctly different meanings.   It is helpful for everyone to understand the difference between…

A naturopathic approach to pre-conception care

Once a couple makes the monumental decision to have a baby they are usually keen to fall pregnant asap. It’s an exciting time! There are, however, many benefits to taking just a little time to look at your health and wellbeing before starting…
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Essential nutrition for vegan-vegetarian pre-conception, pregnancy and breastfeeding

Vegetarian and vegan diets are gaining popularity, with more people opting for a plant-based lifestyle. Plant foods provide us with a vast array of nutrients essential for our health, but when we restrict any food group careful planning is needed…
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Reducing pain and improving fertility for women with endometriosis

Endometriosis is an inflammatory condition, which affects approximately 10% of women. It can cause significant pain, irregular menstrual cycles, bowel and bladder dysfunction and may lead to fertility problems and mood disorders. Some women…