Mim's Blog


Cystitis

Having a quiet wee should be one of lifes simple pleasures. Cystitis shatters this pastoral scene. With visions of razor blades, hell-fire and multiple midnight journeys back a .....

Constipation

The occasional bout of constipation is part of life’s rich tapestry. More than now and then, however, can be a bit of a strain. Straining, going to the toilet less frequently,  .....

Childhood coughs

Coughs and colds affect everyone, young and old. But at least an adult can tell you what’s wrong. Young children just suffer, some more silently than others. Here are some natu .....

Coffee

There are over 200 chemical constituents in the roasted coffee bean; of which, caffeine is the most widely known and studied. Near my clinic is a coffee shop. I often see victi .....

Antioxidants

Since the mid 1990s, antioxidants have been a buzzword in the fields of both nutrition and medicine. Antioxidants are of interest to nutritionists (and naturopaths) because mo .....

Weight loss

The metabolic rate governs how quickly the body burns calories for energy. If you are interested in weight loss, you are interested in procuring a speedy metabolic rate. We al .....

Theory No. 47 - Stress and Weight

Everyone has a theory about weight gain. Mine (theory No. 47) relates to the connection between unexplained weight gain and stress. Good reasons for weight gain include an unn .....

Stress and Cortisol

This article is a summary of a lecture Mim Beim gave to the AGM of the ATMS (Australian Traditional Medicine Society) in Sept 2005. Stress Although stress wasn’t identifie .....

Slip, slap...what? Is the sun really that bad for you?

Mim blogs on skin, sunlight and melanoma: can we trust the death rates around the world or should we give up our vampire looks for a bit more vitamin D? She shares a sunburn remedy and the r .....

Five Ways to Avoid a Hangover

Natural Cures for Hangover Prevention Bah Humbug. The festive season is bad for business for us naturopaths. Who is going to make an appointment to see some pursed-lipped health nu .....