Articles written by Lexie McPhee
Lexie is an Endeavour College of Natural Health Alumni and online Naturopath. Her 100% online clinic and e-courses have enabled her to relocate to sunny Portugal whilst still serving her clients worldwide. She focuses on supporting women with acne and mentoring new Naturopaths in the treatment of skin conditions. Her current research obsession is metabolic nutrition and bio-energetic health.
Wednesday, 10 May 2023
Stress is one of the most common drivers of acne that I see in my clinic. In fact, the longer I am in practice, the more obvious it becomes that the root cause of acne often lies within the psychological and emotional health of the person.
Wednesday, 26 April 2023
“Xeno-WHAT?” I hear you say? My point exactly. Xenestrogens are abundant in our environment, they harbour harmful effects to human hormones and fertility, yet are rarely considered as obstacles to cure in the treatment of hormonal conditions such as acn…
Thursday, 8 April 2021
Inflammation is a major driver of the most common skin conditions such as acne and eczema.
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Graduation and becoming a fully-fledged practitioner in the much anticipated ‘real world’ is such an exciting and nerve wracking time.
Thursday, 25 February 2021
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So, 2020 and lockdown happened and now you have acne.
Monday, 18 May 2020
As modern humans, it seems to be a requisite of our culture to fill up the schedule and make the most of every waking second of the day. Whether it’s work or play, we tend to glorify the go-hard or go-home mentality. When exhaustion is a competition and…
Friday, 1 May 2020
Remember when you could get in your car and drive to your appointments, kids in tow, Keep Cup in hand? I still can… just!
Wednesday, 15 April 2020
Hydrotherapy is a principle treatment within traditional Naturopathic philosophy. This understated and oft-forgotten therapy can be as simple as washing a wound, or as complex as a cryotherapy session. The basis is the same – water is a powerful natural…
Wednesday, 8 April 2020
There is a common thread that ties together all of the plant world. What is the one thing that all our favourite plants – from medicinal herbs and weeds to fruit crops – have in common? They all rely on pollination! Bees are the unsung heroes of the pla…
Monday, 30 March 2020
With the current global focus on contagious viral illness, taking measures to support viral immunity has never been more important. Luckily, precautions can and should be taken to improve your immunity against viral illness.
Do you eat the same five vegetables on rotation? Apples and bananas the two options in your fruit bowl? Variety is the spice of life and will feed lots of different species of friendly bacteria to keep the population strong and fend off the angry mobs.
Thursday, 16 January 2020
The idea of your first year in clinical practice can spark many different emotions – excitement, nerves, dread, curiosity and relief. Or maybe you are pushing the thought to the back of your mind until the last week of your last semester!