Jackie Lowater

Perth Naturopath

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CURRENT VIRUS CONCERNS: immune support for our families

With the current virus concerns (not to mention the lack of toilet paper!), I am mindful of keeping calm.  I believe that should I or my daughter contract the virus,...

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STRESS: is it making you HUNGRY, OVERWEIGHT and TIRED?

In short: probably!  When we get stressed, we produce a stress hormone called cortisol, and this can be responsible for making us hungry, tired and overweight.

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WEIGHT LOSS: it’s not your will-power, your “SET-POINT” needs a reset

Do you believe you don’t lose weight because you lack will power?  (spoiler alert – it’s not true!)  The reason you start a diet and don’t stick to it has...

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SUCCESS STORY: “I have IBS and plan my life around toilets”

I would like to share the story of a man (42) who came to see me with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).  His bowel motions varied from normal, to bouts of...

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REFLECTIONS on TURNING 50

Today is my birthday.  I usually keep quiet about my birthday, but today I turn 50!  Turning 50 has led me to do some reflecting.  And a bit of maths!

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BUSTING STRESS and OVERWHELM

Self-care, a commonly used term, is important for reducing and managing stress.  Most people think of self-care as bubble baths, candles and massages.  I believe self-care falls into 2 categories:

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3 TIPS for ANXIETY

Anxiety is something that affects so many people.  It can include symptoms such as a racing heart, excess sweating, a tight chest, difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, “hamster” thoughts (those...

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A GUIDE to going GLUTEN FREE

Do you worry that if you see a naturopath, they are going to tell you to go gluten-free?  If you see me, it is definitely not something I recommend to...

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AUTISM and Zinc

Did you know that 85% of children with autism are deficient in zinc? 

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TESTING FOR PYRROLE DISORDER: What you need to know

If you want to be accurately tested and treated for pyrrole disorder (also known as mauve factor, pyroluria, kryptopyrole), there are some things you should know before getting tested and...

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