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SLEEP – Are You Getting Enough?

By Marianne Fernance | Sep 16, 2016

I have found that there are very few things in life that beat a lazy morning sleep-in with no alarm clock! Living a modern, hectic lifestyle, I find that sleep can be a wonderful restorative, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. The more we learn about sleep, the brain, and overall health, the…

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Why I DETOX – Optimise Your Machine

By Marianne Fernance | Aug 12, 2016

I often get asked is detox really necessary to maintain good health? There’s a lot of hype about detoxification, and it can be hard to separate fact from fallacy. Our bodies have inbuilt processes and organs that rid itself of toxins and waste products. These will pass through the liver, kidneys, lungs, lymphatic, digestive system,…

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asthma in children the three r s of treatment

Asthma in Children – The Three R’s of Treatment

By Marianne Fernance | Jun 3, 2016

Asthma, is one of the 4As of early childhood health– Allergies, Asthma, Autism & ADHD. Combined, these represent a cluster of health conditions that are exploding in our children. Asthma particularly is the most common childhood condition in Australia, and the most common cause of childhood visits to the hospital and even missed school days.…

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causes of inflammation

Causes of Pain & Inflammation

By Marianne Fernance | Mar 1, 2016

In the last two months I have been seeing many patients with poorly managed pain. Typically they have either come to see me after finding that standard approaches to pain management have stopped working, or never worked to start with. The actual conditions are often varied. It may be:

muscular aches.
digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease.
worsened period pain.
and headaches.
Regardless of how the pain is manifesting, I always find it’s important to understand the “real” reason for pain. Short of acute injury, pain is a warning signal, and usually a sign of out of control inflammatory processes going on. In this article I hope to clarify facts about causes and contributors of inflammation and inflammation driven conditions.

“Chronic pain and inflammation ruins lives, but it doesn’t have to be this way – our bodies are designed to repair, recover and WIN “

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do you really want that tablet

Do You Really Want That Tablet?

By Marianne Fernance | Feb 2, 2016

Each year in Australia about 19 million prescriptions are written for antibiotics. This is enough for eight of every ten Australian’s to have taken antibiotics during the year. It unfortunately is high enough to also give Australia one of the highest rates of antibiotic usage in the world. There is definitely a time and place…

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autoimmunity and you

Autoimmunity and You

By Marianne Fernance | Nov 8, 2015

Auto immune conditions are increasingly becoming the most complex, and costly, health related conditions to treat. As incidence rates sky-rocket, immune system over activation, or auto immunity, is becoming the common thread that ties together conditions as diverse as: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Lupus, Psoriasis, and, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. While western medicine…

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why i believe treating mood disorders starts with the gut

Why I Believe Treating Mood Disorders Starts In the Gut

By Marianne Fernance | Aug 31, 2015

All disease begins in the gut – Hippocrates In the clinic I see a lot of patients with varying forms of mood disorders. It could be primary depression or anxiety, where they are looking for alternative treatment options, or it could be secondary, a mental health condition that has arisen due to a longer term…

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three foods i always try to buy organic

Three Foods I Always Try to Buy Organic

By Marianne Fernance | Jun 29, 2015

Have you ever been travelling through Singapore or Thailand and looked at the amazing array of counterfeit or grey market products available in the markets? It seems that you can get absolutely anything, and for often less than a quarter of the price you would pay for the real thing. Computer software and games seem…

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is pyrrole disorder affecting your child

Is Pyrrole Disorder Affecting Your Child?

By Marianne Fernance | Jun 8, 2015

Often, if a child has learning difficulties and behavioural issues they will very quickly wind up with a diagnosis of ADHD, Autism, or another spectrum related disorder. Often, the diagnosis may be correct; however, sometimes the real problem may be Pyrrole Disorder which shares many signs and symptoms. The statistics say that at least 10%…

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