Nervous System

Naturopathic Approaches to Enhance Mental Clarity

Clarity; The ability to think and express ourselves clearly. Fresh mountain air and spring water have clarity. Clarity is also represented by the old saying, to be clear as a bell. Unfortunately, in the 21st century, it is hard for bells to be heard and difficult to find clear air and water, even in Far North Queensland. We too struggle with clarity for many reasons. From a naturopathic perspective, there are often physical factors that negatively impact our sense of clarity.Herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, dietary and lifestyle approaches can treat this condition naturally, without the use of pharmacological drugs.

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Naturopathic Causes & Treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder

SAD

Living in the higher latitudes of the northern hemisphere I, like the locals, have learnt to view the weather in a different light. “At least it’s not bitterly cold,” we say. As we fully submerge ourselves into winter grey and indulge in hot toddies, hot ports and warm hearths, some of us may unfortunately feel like a storm cloud has descended on us. People will describe low moods, feeling foggy and physical symptoms that are worse in the damp weather such as lung and joint problems. Whilst a seasonal decline in energy and mood is normal for many of us, some of us may actually be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or the winter blues.

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Naturopathic Causes & Treatment of Low Energy

low energy

Our cars are not the only things that are hard to start on a cold and frosty morning. For some of us it takes a while to get the old bones moving. There are many reasons why we may feel tired. It is important, as always, to see your doctor and eliminate any underlying disease. Sometimes however, there seems to be no explanation as to why our energy levels are low. Causes of fatigue that can be treated by natural medicine are poor digestion and absorption e.g. in Crohn's disease, coeliac disease), bowel flora imbalance, infections, adrenal exhaustion, blood sugar and hormonal imbalance. Herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, dietary and lifestyle approaches can treat this condition naturally, without the use of pharmacological drugs.

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Naturopathic Causes & Treatment of Stress

stress

Whilst occasional anxiety is normal, feeling anxious without reason is not. Persistent worrying thoughts that affect your day-to-day life may indicate you suffer from a generalized anxiety disorder. Symptoms may include irritability, impatience, restlessness, feeling tense or on edge or poor concentration. If your physical health is affected, stress may produce symptoms such as headaches, muscle tension, jaw pain, difficulty falling or staying asleep (insomnia), dry mouth, fatigue, chest tightness, indigestion, bloating and excessive sweating. Certain nutritional deficiencies can cause severe anxiety. Herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, dietary and lifestyle approaches can treat this condition naturally, without the use of pharmacological drugs.

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