Chemotherapy – some new thoughts

The Wall Street Journal by Lucette Lagnado January 29, 2018 Chemo or no chemo? That is the question. Doctors are at odds over whether some women with breast cancer should have chemotherapy—one treatment among the arsenal long seen as crucial to fighting the disease, along with surgery and radiation. Many oncologists are shunning chemo as…

Toxins and children’s behaviour

One of Australia’s leading environmental doctors speaks out about the role toxins play in the health of our unborn children. For more information on making a healthy baby, arrange a consultation at True Medicine on 07 5530 1863.

Is your gut leaking?

Leaky Gut Syndrome is one of many diseases that results from chronic inflammation. Poor gut health and inflammatory bowel diseases can be significant causes.  Identified by naturopaths more than 25 years ago, leaky gut syndrome has now been recognised by the medical profession as Gut Permeability. Gut Health is Connected to All Aspects of Your…

A social drink or an addiction?

Addiction and Epigenetics – An Inheritable Disease? Why are humans drawn to a multitude of substances and behaviours?   It has become increasingly apparent that chronic substance abuse involves adaptations that are both genetic and epigenetic affecting our brain reward circuitry its limbic and cognitive regions.  A growing amount of literature is emerging in the field…

It’s all in the format – Zinc

As with all supplements, whether they be vitamins or minerals, quality and format are vital.  Our bodies only recognise natural forms of nutrients – synthetic, inexpensive forms cannot be used.  Many over-the-counter supplements are synthetic and, therefore, a waste of money.  Furthermore, it is important to always be assessed for nutritional deficiencies to ensure you…

Millions for drugs that don’t work

Perhaps we should all be appalled by how the pharmaceutical industry takes advantage of the sick, by offering solutions that are proven not to work, but cost a fortune and cripple the finances of individuals and entire governments. These same players will claim that holistic medicine is bogus and has no scientific basis, and position…

The Microbiome and Multiple Sclerosis

The following article was prepared by the Dr Clark Research Association, David P. Amrein The Importance of the Intestinal Flora on the example of Multiple Sclerosis I frequently write about the importance of the intestinal microbiome, because it is becoming ever more clear how important the intestinal flora is for human health. A recent TED Talk…

Is acidity making you sick?

How our lives have changed                                      100,000 generations:  hunters and gatherers                                            500 generations:   introduction of agriculture                                              10 generations:   industrial times                                                 2 generations:   eating highly processed foods While our lifestyles have changed, our genes do…

Brain Inflammation

Brain inflammation has been linked to long-term neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia, so it’s important to understand the link between diet and brain health. When it comes to your diet, how much attention do you pay to eating to keep your brain healthy? Diet and Brain Inflammation Continually eating the wrong things can lead to…

Mould & fungal toxins

Mycotoxins are some of the most prevalent toxins in the environment. Mycotoxins are metabolites produced by fungi like mould, which can infest buildings, vehicles, and foodstuffs. A majority of mycotoxin exposures are through food ingestion or airborne exposure. In the European Union, 20% of all grains harvested have been found to be contaminated with mycotoxins….