Karina Franco-Posts and Blog

November 29, 2017

Morning sickness is the feeling of nausea or vomiting experienced during pregnancy and is reported to affect an estimated 80 per cent of women at some stage, though it is typically common during the early stages and often peaks around the sixth week. 

‘Morning sickness’...

November 28, 2017

How can a naturopath help with airborne allergies and are there symptoms/allergens in particular that naturopathy is good in treating?

From a naturopathic perspective, allergies are often associated with weak adrenal, immune, and digestive functions.  Naturopaths always...

November 28, 2017

A recent study has crowned sugar one of the most addictive substances on the planet, reporting that it’s eight times more addictive than cocaine[1].

Today, the average diet is a far cry from the natural wholefoods our predecessors enjoyed during the Palaeolithic era. A...

November 28, 2017

The benefits of turmeric have been well documented recently. However, there has been a real shift towards combining foods to enhance nutritional properties and ensure maximum absorption.

Tumeric (curcumin) is a member of the ginger family and is thought to have anti-inf...

November 22, 2017

‘Summer is coming!’ is one of the recurring magazine headlines displayed from supermarket newsstands at this time every year. Articles about ‘the new miracle diet’, ‘foods to make you thin’ or ‘the one-week detox to make you bikini ready!’ are on a constant rotation, r...

November 22, 2017

Coconut oil

Continuing the case against the "fat is bad" idea, Karina Francois, naturopath and author of Clean Food, Clear Thinking, says coconut oil speeds up your metabolism and increases energy.

"It contains medium chain triglycerides that are easily absorbed by the b...

November 22, 2017

It's called Orthorexia Nervosa

Many of us might imagine a future when we naturally shun wine and laziness, choosing instead to munch mung beans because we actually want to.

But as ideal as that sounds, trying to adhere to a perfect diet can be a slippery slope to the unh...

November 21, 2017

If your child complains about tummy aches and has bouts of constipation or diarrhoea it could well be a sign of food sensitives. 

Food sensitivities differ to food allergies even though intolerance's can cause some of the same signs and symptoms as food allergy, people...

November 21, 2017

Working women are some of the busiest women on earth. More women are providing for the family, both in the office and at home, and sometimes, those commitments mean that focusing on your wellness slips down the list of priorities. But in order to juggle life’s various...

November 21, 2017

I’ve been thinking about this question as I always grab myself a cuppa to unwind or during breaks.

Without looking too much into research I find having something warm helps me relax…as well as taking a moment for myself.  The aromas of the tea feel like an instant relax...