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Inflammation, not Cholesterol, Is a Cause of Chronic Disease

The varied biological role of cholesterol Cholesterol is considered so critical to cellular functioning that it can be directly synthesised by each cell in the body. Biologically, it has numerous and complex roles which includes; regulation of membrane fluidity; participating in signal transduction, intracellular transport and nerve conduction; and acting as a precursor molecule for…

Our children are becoming sicker

Chronic health conditions in children are rising Poor food choices,  allergy-based food avoidance and misguided parental food education frequently  result in a child’s sub-optimal nutritional status. For example, in 2014-15, only 5.4% of Australian children aged 2-18 years ate the recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables. Add to this, environmental toxin exposure, stress in…

Herbal Antibiotic – An International Winner

World Health Organisation’s first warning about anti-biotic-resistant strains of bacteria was followed by the UK Government, and more warnings by the World Health Organisation and by various international governments. Practitioners in the US, Australia, South America and South Africa were becoming really aware and so were the patients. Stunning results were reported with the use of…

Health gut, healthy body, healthy mind

Faecal samples provide large-scale clues to the human microbiome Researchers involved in the American Gut Project (AGP) have created the largest open resource network on the human microbiome with, as of 2017, 15,096 samples provided by 11,336 citizen scientists across 45 different countries – primarily from the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.1 Citizen science…

Breast milk – the foundation of a healthy child

The first feed, Colostrum, is a thick yellowish pre-milk substance which lines the newborns intestinal tract with a healthy dose of beneficial bacterial antibodies. Breast milk can take up to 5 days to ‘come in’, the pituitary gland controls the release of prolactin, stimulates milk production and oxytocin which stimulates the ‘let down’ response.  Breast…

Helicobacter pylori – the bacteria that may have met its match

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is the most common bacterial infection worldwide, colonising the gastrointestinal tract of more than 50% of the global population.1 A highly adapted, spiral shaped, gram negative bacteria,2 H. pylori can persist in the stomach of an infected person for their entire life and, in about 70% of cases, be completely asymptomatic.1,3…

Heavy metal contamination of prenatal vitamins

Recent research showed contamination of over-the-counter pre-natal supplements and one prescription brand.  In Australia, the brand most frequently prescribed by medical practitioners is Elevit.  While no brand names appear in this research article, it does highlight the need to seek professional advice and purchase quality products. In Australia, naturopaths have extensive training in the body’s…

New study: Breast cancer & Chemo

The following article is provided for information purposes.  Professional advice is required, enabling any person diagnosed with cancer to make an informed choice. The article is generally correct but only specific testing will demonstrate which patients will benefit or which will need chemotherapy. The New-York Times:  By Denise Grady June 3, 2018 Many women with…

Addiction: Kicking the Habit

Guest post written by:  Michelle Peterson Kicking the Habit:    Health Tips for People in Recovery The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a US federal agency tasked with preventing deaths, illnesses, and disabilities that result from drug use and untreated mental disorders, recently released a report from its 2016 Survey on Drug…

Celery: the saviour?

If people knew all the potent healing properties of celery juice, it would be widely hailed as a miraculous super-food. Celery has an incredible ability to create sweeping improvements for all kinds of health issues.  Celery Juice Stands Alone  Celery is truly the saviour when it comes to chronic illness. I’ve seen thousands of people…