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Herbs, Nutrition and Supplements for Immune Defence

Herbal medicines have shown the potential to assist in the treatment of several types of viral infection resistant to medical treatment53. Different viruses use a range of strategies to enter host cells.  The SARS-CoV-2 virus enters by attaching to angiotensin-converting-enzyme-2 (ACE-2) linkages on the surface of cells in the respiratory tract.  These cells are also … Read more

Assessing your body’s acid levels

Acid-alkali status is increasingly relevant as we tend more towards acid-forming diets.1 Modern western diets have a higher content of acid- forming foods as opposed to base (alkaline)-forming foods, and this results in higher acidity in the body along with the development and progression of chronic health conditions.2 In sports medicine, the process of alkalisation … Read more

MTHFR, Methylation, SNPs – what do they mean for you?

What is Methylation? Methylation is a vital metabolic process that happens in every cell and every organ in your body, taking place a million times a second. Life would simply not exist without it. Think of billions of little on/off switches inside your body that control everything from your stress response and how your body … Read more

The pitfalls of Bicarbonate

Over the centuries human diets have evolved from being alkaline to acidic, which can lead to detrimental health effects. The body uses endogenous (made by the body) bicarbonate to buffer this acidity, but supply is limited. This has lead to the belief that simply replacing bicarbonate as an alkalising supplement will support the body. However, … Read more

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