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Hormones causing havoc

Hormonal imbalances are not solely the realm of women.  Men also suffer imbalances which can lead to prostate enlargement or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.  Unwanted hormones enter our body through various sources:  oral contraceptive pill, hormone replacement therapies, foods, medications, plastics, drinking water and other environmental sources. Imbalances, in particular elevated oestrogen, have been linked to: … Read more

Environmental Toxins

The story aired on Sixty Minutes last night tells of toxic substances sprayed over foods we eat.  If you missed it, please follow the link: http://sixtyminutes.ninemsn.com.au/stories/1029050/poisoned Pesticides, herbicides and other substances have been sprayed on crops for decades.  These chemicals enter the soil where they remain, unable to be broken down by nature. It is only … Read more

Diabetes medication

Metformin and Vitamin B12 Deficiency Evidence suggests that metformin lowers vitamin B12 levels and raises homocysteine levels in patients with type 2 diabetes Observational studies have suggested that metformin causes vitamin B12 deficiency in some patients; researchers have proposed several possible mechanisms whereby metformin might interfere with B12 absorption. Understanding this interaction is important, because … Read more

Taking a Break

I will be taking a much needed break at the end of April.  The clinic will be closed from Monday 26th to Friday 30th April 2010.  If you are running short of supplements or need to arrange a visit, please be mindful that the clinic will not be open during the last week of April.   … Read more

Food Labels

Before placing any item into your supermarket trolley, make it a habit to read the ingredients list.  Some manufacturers list by name, others use code numbers.  This is where the little pocket book The Chemical Maze is invaluable as it is compact enough to fit into any pocket or handbag.  It lists all ingredients showing … Read more

Iodine

New official iodine advice for pregnancy Posted on the 5/03/2010 by * By Danny Rose * From: AAP * March 04, 2010 5:41PM   AUSTRALIAN women who are intending to fall pregnant should be taking an iodine supplement, health authorities now say in a “huge” change to the official advice. Women planning to start a … Read more

Bone health

Rarely a week goes by when I do not receive a call from a patient who has had a bone density scan and was told they have osteopoenia.  Osteopoenia is a term used to describe bone density that is below optimum; it is not a diagnosis and should not be confused with osteoporosis.  Peak bone … Read more

The Worms that Bug us

Do you feel tired and run-down?  Do you suffer from food, chemical or environmental sensitivities and can’t understand why these symptoms are suddenly plaguing you?  Do you find it difficult to lose or gain weight?  You may be harbouring a parasite or two or even dozens!  Parasites – worms in this instance – are the … Read more