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Natural Cold Fighters: Myth or Medicine?

Natural Cold Fighters: Myth or Medicine?

Cold and flu season runs from December to March each year, and while you can pick up a respiratory viral infection at any time, it is most likely to happen during this time. Over 100 types of the virus cause the common cold (Rhinoviruses), and three influenza viruses...

From Fatigued to Full of Life: Tips for Boosting Your Daily Energy

From Fatigued to Full of Life: Tips for Boosting Your Daily Energy

Are you fed up with feeling tired all the time? The stresses and pressures of modern life have left many of us feeling exhausted, overwhelmed and with little time or energy to take care of ourselves. And it’s our bodies that are beginning to pay the price. When were...

How Lab Tests Can Guide Your Diet Choices

How Lab Tests Can Guide Your Diet Choices

Many lab test results are accompanied by the familiar response: "Everything looks normal." Yet, for many, the reason for getting a lab test done is a lingering sensation of not being at our best. This divergence between data and feeling is a testament to the fact that...

The Importance of Personalised Healthcare

The Importance of Personalised Healthcare

Health is deeply personal. And complex - it’s determined by an interaction of your individual characteristics, lifestyle and the physical, social and economic environment that you inhabit. Most health experts agree that these wider determinants of health, as they are...

Are Your Hormones the Cause of Your Symptoms?

Are Your Hormones the Cause of Your Symptoms?

Maybe you’re dealing with a spat of insomnia, finding yourself increasingly tired and irritable, gaining weight and struggling to lose what you gain. Or maybe you’re seeing more and more of your hair in your brush or on the bathroom floor. All of these somewhat...

Why Information Overload is Bad For Your Health

Why Information Overload is Bad For Your Health

In 2019 when surveyed about where they got their health information, 26.2% of the public responded “results at the top of Google,” while 25.1% said “a trusted government website.” These responses came second and third to “your doctor” (56.7%)*¹. Now you’ve probably...

3 DIY Epsom Salt Baths to Relax and Decompress

3 DIY Epsom Salt Baths to Relax and Decompress

Epsom salts are an organic and inexpensive way to reduce tension and stress. The salt’s relaxing properties can be attributed to its high levels of magnesium. Epsom salts are easily available at pharmacies, in the healthcare aisles of supermarkets or in health food...

How Optimising your Gut Health Improves Overall Health

How Optimising your Gut Health Improves Overall Health

The quote “all disease begins in the gut” is attributed to Hippocrates, a Greek physician often referred to as the father of modern medicine, who died more than 2500 years ago. It’s an interesting concept, and while Hippocrates may not have meant it literally, it is...

6 Ways to Conquer Burnout and Overwhelm

6 Ways to Conquer Burnout and Overwhelm

As the lines between our work and home lives become increasingly blurred, burnout and overwhelm can quickly become an issue. It’s hardly any wonder that the World Health Organisation (WHO) recognised burnout as an occupational phenomenon. Burnout describes a state of...

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Sleep

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Sleep

How well have you slept over the past couple of nights? What about in the last week? The past month? Most people we speak with about their sleep rarely report it being perfect. Some might be getting the hours in, but it’s rarely of the quality that will have them...

Biohacking: How To Hack Your Body And Mind

Biohacking: How To Hack Your Body And Mind

We all want lives full of energy and vitality. However, with our busy, modern lives, that can sometimes feel like an unattainable goal, especially if you don’t quite know where to start. So perhaps biohacking can help.  WHAT IS BIOHACKING? Biohacking is the...

How Lauren Ended a Decade of Bloating, Flatulence and Diarrhoea

How Lauren Ended a Decade of Bloating, Flatulence and Diarrhoea

Many clients are attracted to The Thrive Practice by a desire to relieve symptoms that have plagued them for so long. Symptoms that conventional medicine is often ill-equipped to resolve and so tend to manage. This was Lauren’s reasoning when she approached us. Lauren...

Signs and symptoms of an unhealthy gut, and how to resolve them

Signs and symptoms of an unhealthy gut, and how to resolve them

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF AN UNHEALTHY GUT? Typically, gut health symptoms manifest as bloating, flatulence or belching after a meal. Other gut-related symptoms include a sense of fullness shortly after eating, chronic diarrhoea or unintentional weight loss....

Gut Testing: What you can discover about your Digestive Health

Gut Testing: What you can discover about your Digestive Health

Good gut health is the foundation for overall health. For a system that’s so crucial to the survival of humans, the digestive system can feel a little cryptic at times. That’s where gut health testing comes into its own.   WHAT IS GUT HEALTH TESTING? Gut health...