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Mental health, diet and your gut

Approximately 10.7% of the global population is affected by some form of mental health disorder.1  In addition, research shows that gastrointestinal comorbidities are also common.2  This is further supported by clinical evidence outlining the existence of a complex bidirectional communication network – the gut-brain axis – and the fundamental role it plays in maintaining digestive … Read more

Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue: A nutritional approach

Chronic nutrient deficiencies can lead to a myriad of symptoms, many of which may not fall into any single “category”.  Multiple symptoms have been grouped and labelled as Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  Research is identifying how specific nutrients may help relieve many of the symptoms experienced. Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are highly debilitating … Read more

How dad’s health changes future generations

The importance of male preconception care Article by Laurence Katsaras, Clinical Resources Manager, Metagenics His responsibility begins before the big event Emerging evidence has demonstrated that the embryo retains epigenetic tags from both parents, and it is now well established that the father’s health significantly influences that of the developing child, as much as the … Read more

Fatigue: clarifying the mysteries

Fatigue is one of the most common conditions presenting to General Practitioners. However, the nature of modern day medical practice dictates that beyond obvious illness or frank nutritional deficiency, the underlying causes of ongoing fatigue often remain unidentified and untreated.  This is where your qualified naturopath may be better equipped to help solve the mystery. … Read more

Naturopathy helps again

When it comes to Naturopaths, many people are unfamiliar with how natural medicine may be able to help with their symptoms.  Indeed, some even shy away from Naturopaths due to ignorance about the amount of qualifications held by these practitioners.  Next time you experience symptoms of discomfort, pain or disease, or just want to prevent … Read more

Anxiety, insomnia: relief with herbal medicine

At its worst, anxiety can be debilitating, affecting people physically and mentally and stopping them from living their best lives. This year has been a particularly challenging year for many, facing bushfires and the considerable impacts on daily life due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Anxiety exists in all corners of the country: city and rural, and … Read more

Resilience: a capacity to recover

Edith Wharton once said: “In spite of illness, in spite even of the arch-enemy, sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways.” The immune system is not some mechanical turn on/turn off … Read more

Beware of Proton Pump Inhibitors

Proton pump inhibitors:  re-emerging safety concerns Prescribed ant-acid medications or Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) are used for the management of a variety of digestive disorders, including reflux and functional dyspepsia.  Since their introduction in the early 1990s, the use of PPI has increased by more than 1000% in Australia, with over 19 million prescriptions written … Read more

Autism: answers

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-62714-4?fbclid=IwAR02Y7jtItcd0kZJqpFRyxZ_MjylVFWFE4IkJA5k5dltWKoQ2lsJGGE5LDU The above link takes you to Scientific Report – Biomarker Exploration in Human Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells for Monitoring Sulforaphane Treatment Responses in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Hua Liu, Andrew W. Zimmerman, Kanwaljit Singh, Susan L. Connors, Eileen Diggins, Katherine K. Stephenson, Albena T. Dinkova-Kostova & Jed W. Fahey; published 02 April 2020. For those who … Read more