Alyssa Tait

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Why You Need to Know More About Curcumin Than Your Musculoskeletal Patients

2019-08-15T10:02:56+10:00

You’ve all seen it – the mile-long supplement list your patient brings in. Who knows what all those pills do, or if they need them? If your patient has musculoskeletal pain, curcumin is usually there. Does it work? Do they need it? Do they know something you don’t? You don’t want them being taken [...]

Why You Need to Know More About Curcumin Than Your Musculoskeletal Patients2019-08-15T10:02:56+10:00

Safety Signals in Your PPP Patients: the Role of Nutrition

2019-08-15T09:50:39+10:00

Being a clinician working in persistent pelvic pain (PPP) you’re working with the whole person. Arguably even more than when you specialise in elbows or necks. Persistent pain is complicated, and when it involves the pelvis, it seems to involve even more layers. We can’t understand a woman’s pelvic pain without knowing about her [...]

Safety Signals in Your PPP Patients: the Role of Nutrition2019-08-15T09:50:39+10:00

Endometriosis and toxins – part of your pelvic pain?

2019-07-04T15:23:12+10:00

Pelvic pain in endometriosis: you might have period pain, pain with sex, pain with bowel motions, or just plain pain with no clear trigger. People don’t understand how bad you can feel. You might go through stages of feeling okay, and being able to do some stuff. And then the pain really hits you [...]

Endometriosis and toxins – part of your pelvic pain?2019-07-04T15:23:12+10:00

Estrogen and your vagina, vulva and bladder

2019-07-25T12:02:43+10:00

Beyond its critical roles in brain function and heart health, estrogen keeps your vulva and vagina happy. Specifically, it helps vaginal lubrication, vaginal immune health and bladder and urethral health. Low estrogen can contribute to all kinds of genital problems. There are at least five reasons why your doctor might recommend you try using [...]

Estrogen and your vagina, vulva and bladder2019-07-25T12:02:43+10:00

Painful Sex: 5 Reasons Physiotherapy May Be the Answer – A 3 Minute Video

2019-07-04T21:28:31+10:00

So you're struggling with painful sex. I bet you didn't think of physiotherapy for this! This might come as a surprise, but physiotherapy might be exactly what you need to solve your problems with painful sex. I've written a lot about this, but if you want to avoid reading to much, I have summed up [...]

Painful Sex: 5 Reasons Physiotherapy May Be the Answer – A 3 Minute Video2019-07-04T21:28:31+10:00

Vaginal thrush issues? Time to ditch the sugar!

2019-07-05T07:56:43+10:00

Thrush loves sugar, Candida loves candy: it’s a piece of naturopathic wisdom. Or is it just folklore? Is there any real evidence for it? Many women who have experienced chronic or recurrent vaginal thrush suspect it: Sugar is not the vagina’s friend. I treat women with ongoing thrush problems all the time, and when [...]

Vaginal thrush issues? Time to ditch the sugar!2019-07-05T07:56:43+10:00

Supplements: Can You Trust Them?

2019-07-09T13:14:15+10:00

If you watched the Four Corners special on supplements and the Australian Complementary Medicines Industry, you might think you are being taken for a ride! Here’s a few things to consider if you watched the Four Corners special. The program focused almost entirely on multivitamins and –minerals, which are by definition hardly targeted interventions. [...]

Supplements: Can You Trust Them?2019-07-09T13:14:15+10:00

Autoimmune Disease and Leaky Gut: Nine Big Culprits

2019-07-25T12:03:47+10:00

One major factor in the development of autoimmune disease is increased intestinal permeability. Or, in fewer letters: leaky gut. If your gut is a mosquito net, imagine puncturing a few small holes in it: that’s leaky gut. Sounds minor, but as anyone who has had a holey mosquito net when camping can attest, it’s [...]

Autoimmune Disease and Leaky Gut: Nine Big Culprits2019-07-25T12:03:47+10:00