Let Adelaide’s experienced naturopath help with your health conditions

                                     Here at Highbury Natural Health Centre & IBS Clinic, naturopath Linda Lowen can help with a wide range of health issues.
Highbury Natural Health Asthma


Over 2 million Australians are currently diagnosed with asthma.

The conventional asthma treatment typically consists of a non-steroidal bronchodilator – an anti-inflammatory agent that you inhale. The next level is typically an inhaled steroid, which is a very potent anti-inflammatory agent.

These aggressive drug approaches do not treat the cause of your asthma and come with some serious side effects. While asthma is a serious disease, you may be surprised to find that safely treating your asthma with herbal medicines and dietary approaches is not a complicated affair.

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Cholesterol and Heart Disease

Cholesterol does not cause coronary artery disease or heart attacks. It is only a minor risk indicator that has been distorted out of all proportion. In fact, high cholesterol levels are due more to the carbohydrates we eat than to the fats.

Dietary sugar raises your small, dense LDL cholesterol levels. This is the type of cholesterol that correlates with heart disease. Dietary fat, on the other hand, raises your large, buoyant LDL, which is harmless.

It turns out the “conventional wisdom” to avoid dietary fat to avoid heart disease has led millions astray by focusing on the entirely wrong food. If you want to reduce your risk of heart disease.

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Natural Therapies and Diabetes

Much of what you have probably heard about diabetes may be incorrect. Type 2 Diabetes is NOT a Disease of Blood Sugar. Rather, it is a disease of insulin and leptin signalling. Learn how you can achieve normal Blood Sugar Levels, improve energy levels, lose weight, lower cholesterol, and regain your health and vitality without diabetic drugs.

Many Type 1 diabetics using insulin therapy lack good glycaemic control. Similar treatment strategies of diet and nutritional supplements can reduce the risk of diabetic complications and improve general health, wellbeing and lifestyle. 

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Eczema and Psoriasis

These inflammatory conditions of the skin are slightly different conditions, but the terms are often used generically for any itchy, red, scaly skin problem.

While psoriasis is known as an autoimmune condition, eczema is referred to as an allergic condition. The important thing is that neither of them is actually a skin condition. They are both mediated by an imbalance in the immune system and exacerbated by poor detoxification and elimination by the liver and kidneys.

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Food Allergy or Intolerance 

A food allergy occurs when an individual ingests a food (usually containing a protein) that the body sees as a “foreign" or threatening substance - known as an ANTIGEN or ALLERGEN. The person's immune system responds by mounting an attack, producing large amounts of IgE antibodies, which attach themselves to specialised white blood cells. These cells release histamine and other inflammatory substances, producing "classic" allergic symptoms of swelling and inflammation.

Food sensitivities are reactions that are not consistent and do not necessarily result in definite specific antibody responses in the blood. They are difficult to pinpoint by traditional blood tests and scratch tests.

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It’s important to realise that menopause is not a disease condition that requires treatment, as many would have you believe.

Menopause is a natural event – a period of years in a normal woman's life in which gradual hormonal changes bring about a shift away from the physical powers of childbearing, in favour of a more mature condition of mental development and wisdom.

If you would like to try herbal medicine or other natural therapies to help alleviate troublesome symptoms of menopause.

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Acid reflux is an extremely common health problem. So common in fact, that it affects one out of two people. Other terms used for this condition are gastro oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), or peptic ulcer disease.

Typically, acid reflux is thought to be caused by having too much acid in your stomach. This is a serious medical mistake that affects hundreds of millions of people who are given the wrong advice and the wrong treatment.

What’s the REAL Cause of Acid Reflux? Find out here. 

Highbury Natural Health Thyroid Deficiency

Thyroid Deficiency

Feeling tired? Mentally dull? Perhaps a little constipated? Do you have difficulty sleeping? Are you feeling depressed? Are you cold when everyone else is warm? Are you anxious or having panic attacks? Gaining weight? Losing your hair? Have dry skin? Brittle nails? Is your blood pressure too low? Do you have slightly high cholesterol? Do your joints ache? Have you lost interest in sex?

If any of this sounds like you, you may have adrenal fatigue or be suffering from thyroid deficiency syndrome.  

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease

It is estimated that approximately 30,000 Australians suffer from Crohn’s disease and about the same number from Ulcerative Colitis.

The primary aims of medical therapy for patients with Crohn’s Disease or the many forms of Colitis are directed at inducing and then maintaining remission of symptoms and mucosal inflammation and an improved quality of life with the least amount of steroid exposure. Medications include corticosteroids, anti-inflammatory agents, such as sulfasalazine and mesalamine and immune modulators. For many people, despite continuous treatment with immune-suppressing drugs, flare-ups occur regularly.

While most medical sources will tell you the cause of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases is unknown and diet has very little or nothing to do with it, studies that have focussed on diet in relation to remission rates go back as far as 1987 show others. 

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Weight Loss

The key to healthy weight is to understand your body.

We have been taught that successful weight loss is all about counting kilojoules and increasing exercise. Why doesn’t this always work? The answer is because your body has a different agenda. Its main aim is to ensure your survival and sometimes the messages you give it when cutting kilojoules are confused as a threat against your existence.

Your body will choose to gain weight if it perceives it is cold or there is an impending famine. When you cut kilojoules, your body thinks food is in short supply so it will slow down your metabolism so that you can survive with less food. If you increase your exercise at the same time, the message is: “food is in short supply and I have to work really hard to find it”. Your body will respond by slowing your metabolism further. 


Chronic Fatigue

Feeling physically exhausted after a long day’s work or after strenuous exercise is natural. But if the tiredness or fatigue does not improve with bed rest and continues for weeks or months you may be looking at a disorder called Adrenal fatigue or the more debilitating

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). The symptoms of CFS vary from patient to patient and based on the severity of the condition. The most common symptom is fatigue that is severe enough to interfere with your daily activities.

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Headaches and Migraines

Headaches affect virtually everyone at one time or another. Unfortunately, despite their prevalence, migraines are still one of the most poorly understood medical disorders of our time. Preventing migraines begins by avoiding the triggers. Most often this means eating a healthy diet that’s right for you. Naturally, there’s a wide range of headaches. Compared to other types of headaches, migraines are still in the minority. Headaches, in general, may result from chemical, environmental, emotional, or physical sources, and/or any combination thereof.
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