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Everyday Chemicals & PCOS

Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) EDCs are found in commercial, industrial and agricultural industries, and can alter the body’s hormonal and  regulatory systems. The hormonal disruption caused by EDCs can interfere with the endocrine system and contribute to the  development of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). EDCs have been found to disrupt the reproductive and metabolic systems … Read more

Struggling to lose weight?

5 Signs that Acidosis is Sabotaging Weight Loss Acid-base homeostasis is crucial for healthy endocrine system function. The endocrine glands produce wide-ranging hormones which regulate the body’s metabolism and are highly sensitive to imbalances such as chronic metabolic acidosis (CMA). CMA is characterised by a minor but insidious decrease in blood pH. Balancing the pH … Read more

Eye Health – reducing screen fatigue

The term “Zooming” has now become part of the vernacular as social distancing protocols mean in-person meetings give way to virtual meetings. Under lockdown it is not only work but school, social lives, entertainment, shopping and news which are all being fed through screens. While technology has many positive aspects, including allowing people to continue … Read more

Support your natural defences

We live in a microbial world, which means that we constantly encounter microorganisms that could harm our health. The immune system forms the body’s entire department of defence. Its primary goal is to protect us from invading microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses and parasites. Providing your immune system with all the necessary support can help … Read more

Chronic disease is on the rise

The last few decades have witnessed a sharp rise in the incidence of several lifestyle disorders including diabetes, hypertension, heart attacks, and stroke. It has been found that the number of people living with two or more chronic conditions is increasing at an alarming rate. There is a need to understand the pathogenesis that underlies … Read more

Conception, pregnancy and vitamins

When it comes to pre-conception and pregnancy nutrition, the supplementation with folate has become widespread.  However, there are numerous factors affecting the absorption of folate and how the body uses it. These factors include dose and form of the vitamin (no supplement should contain more than 400mcg of folic acid so always check the label).  … Read more

Healing with Plants: Beating the Winter Bugs

The strongest weapon against the first signs of infection is a robust immune system that is primed and ready for attack.  With the cold and flu season looming, traditional herbal wisdom provides us with a powerful toolbox we can draw upon to stimulate the immune response in effort to combat viruses before they take hold … Read more

Inflammation – good or bad?

Inflammation is the body’s chief defence against injury or infection. It is a signal to the immune system to heal damaged tissue, as well as defend against foreign invaders such as viruses and bacteria. Inflammation can often cause localised redness, swelling, pain and/or heat and may cause loss of function of the involved tissues. Without … Read more

Good health starts in the mouth

Oral microbial health can influence the health of teeth and gums, as well as systemic health.  As we are beginning to understand, the body contains may distinct microbiomes. The oral cavity is no exception, harbouring up to 200 microbial species per person and several discrete microbial colonies on the different surfaces available for adherence (teeth, … Read more

Mouth bacteria affect mood

Oral health shown to affect many other areas of the body – mind, heart, depression, anxiety and more … It is well established that the pathophysiology of psychiatric disorders involves uncontrolled inflammatory processes. More recently, it has been discovered that inflammatory proteins associated with periodontitis may exacerbate or increase susceptibility to mental health disorders.   Evidence … Read more