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Hope Island, QLD, Australia

Sleep & Environmental Toxins

Sleep is the most vulnerable thing we can do as human beings. Besides sex, our beds are meant for sleeping and our bedrooms a safe sanctuary for contentment, and connection. As a healing tool, sleep is considered just as important as nutritional medicine to improve quality of life – yet one third of us grapple … Read more

Plastic: a toxic cocktail

Article by:  Melissa Petersen AdvDipHSc(Nat), GradCertEvBdPrac  We live in a world full of plastics and toxins. Originally marketed as the ‘the material of a thousand uses’ and seen as an inexpensive, safe and sanitary substance, plastic is now a global concern to the environment and our health. Its strong, flexible and transparent (or coloured) properties … Read more

Immune defence network

The immune system is a complex defence network made up of three layers (Figure 1) – physical, chemical and mechanical.  The first level of defence represents the physical or mechanical barriers which includes the skin, mucous membranes and cilia (which trap and prevent pathogen entry as found in respiratory and digestive tracts). Chemical barriers include … Read more

Microcirculation = Our River of Life

Why is microcirculation so important? A healthy microvascular system is essential to the health of the entire body. It functions to supply blood, oxygen and nutrients to all of the body’s cells, tissues and organs.1  As such, poor microcirculation can lead to the initiation and gradual worsening of many chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, diabetic … Read more

Coping with Stress

Stress is an integral part of our life and everyone experiences stress from time to time. It can create an adverse impact on your physical, mental and spiritual health, and affect your personal relationships, career, and social life. Improving your stress resilience could play a critical role in reducing the impact of stress on your … Read more

How extreme weather impacts allergies

Snapshot: Climate change and increases in extreme weather events indirectly affect allergies by influencing pollen seasons, pollen concentrations, mould growth and allergenicity. Australia is extremely vulnerable to such impacts because of its high prevalence of allergic disease and increasing allergic sensitisation to environmental allergens. Aeroallergens in combination with exposure to air pollutants act synergistically to … Read more

‘Havana Syndrome’ – a link between wireless radiation and symptoms

In 2016 US embassy staff in Havana, Cuba, began reporting unusual symptoms — pain, ringing in the ears, dizziness headaches and cognitive problems. Medical investigations failed to find a cause and many of the staff were withdrawn from the embassy. The baffling condition became known as the ‘Havana Syndrome’ and cases were subsequently reported by … Read more

Want to adopt a Vegan Diet?

Before changing over to a vegan diet, here are a few important facts you need to know to optimise your nutrient intake: The number of people deciding to follow plant-based diets is on the rise around the world, so it is essential to be aware of the most nutrient-dense food options. A vegan diet is … Read more

Gut problems? Eat your vegies!

Do you: Feel easily bloated when consuming prebiotic-rich foods and prebiotic supplements? Feel desperately in need of support for gut and immune health? Eat lots of potentially carcinogenic foods? FINDING ANSWERS IN PLANT FOOD        It turns out that the answer has been ‘hiding in plain sight’ – in the form of dietary polyphenols.  The traditional … Read more