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Are you taking too much Folic Acid?

Are you taking too much Folic Acid? It's possible to have too much of a good thing... Our Naturopath Diane explains.   This is a reminder that just because something is natural, doesn't necessarily mean it's always safe. Folic Acid is a very important nutrient for women to take both prior to, and during, pregnancy. There is also a theory  currently under debate that folic acid lowers homocysteine blood levels - a good thing, as high levels contribute to heart disease and dementia! Bu...

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Transitioning into Autumn – and a recipe!

Transitioning into Autumn: Ayurveda and a Recipe from our Osteopath Bron   Autumn in upon us (already!) and, consequently, the corresponding weather patterns which accompany it. Transition seasons such as autumn and spring – we call them transitions due to the fact that they are mediums between the extremes of summer and winter – are times when our bodies tend to struggle. It can be challenging to regulate internal processes as the seasons move, and this may manifest in a multitud...

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Your Autumn Cold and Flu Prevention

Autumn brings with it plenty of cold and flu bugs. How to fend them off? Our Naturopath Diane shares her approach to Autumn immunity!   Autumn has arrived! Not only have the cool mornings begun...this also means the tendency the pick up colds and flus is on the horizon. There have been some really nasty strains over the last couple of years, with viruses ameliorating and then returning, or manifesting into debilitating secondary infections, or leaving the sufferer with post-viral fatigu...

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12 for Twelve: What our Osteopaths are up to

12 for Twelve Ever wondered what your Osteopaths get up to when they’re not at West Perth Osteopathy?   Two of our osteopaths, Dr Madeleine Goodman and Dr Robert De Maio, are currently training to complete the half marathon in the HBF Run for a Reason at the end of May. For Madeleine, this will be her first half marathon. Bob will be completing his 9th. Both Madeleine and Bob are running on behalf of the team 12 for Twelve, a fundraising effort established by Perth local, Rhett Ni...

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Needling Therapy at West Perth Osteopathy

Dry Needling Therapy and Electrotherapy are now offered at West Perth Osteopathy, used in conjunction with Osteopathic treatment to optimise treatment. But what exactly are they, and how can they help you? Dr Allison Smith explains.   Dry Needling Therapy (DNT) is used to strengthen tendons and ligaments, de-activate trigger points, and stimulate growth and blood factors to stimulate healing. Chronic muscle tension and spasm can cause reduced oxygen and other nutrient supply, resultin...

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