Important News

Mark Hinchey Naturopathy will be closed from Thursday 20th of December, 2018 and reopen on Thursday 3rd of January, 2019. My official, last appointment date, at MacDonald Jones Stadium will be on Thursday 10th of January, 2019 (See below). If you require an appointment prior to my departure, please arrange an appointment time...
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Do You Have a Framework for Practice? Clinical Practice Guidelines

I want to begin by asking you a series of questions.
  1. Do you have a framework or methodology for practice? Is this something you have ever thought of?
  2. How do you know that you are providing the best, appropriate care for patients?
  3. How often do you intentionally self-reflect on the options and advice you provide...
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Nutritional and Herbal Interventions for Addictions

The word addiction is derived from the Latin word, addicere, which means "bound to" or "enslaved by". For those of you reading this article, I cannot think of a more precise way to describe my own experience with addiction. The feeling of being all consumed by my addictions, despite the adverse consequences resulting from my...
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Nutritional and Herbal Interventions for Depression

I believe, we can all feel sad, moody or low, at various times. Yet, for some people, the experience of these feelings is intense, often occurring for long periods of time, perhaps days, months or years. Depression is beyond "low mood", it is a serious condition that can affect both physical and mental health. I...
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Can Tryptophan Manage Your Anxiety?

I am constantly searching for the best chemical intervention that can help manage my anxiety. Today, I may have found that intervention. On the 1st of May, 2018, I started a review of all literature written on the amino acid, tryptophan. My search included an examination of all published articles on tryptophan between June 2013...
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