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Omega 3 & 6

The term “essential fatty acids” relates to oils/fats which must be obtained from diet. Essential fatty acids (EFAs) include the Omega-3 and Omega-6 oils. While Omega-9 oils are not truly “essential” because they can be synthesized in the body, sources include avocado, almond, peanut, and walnut oils. Omega-3 oils are contained in cold water fish … Read more

Not all DNA tests are equal

At True Medicine we only use certified, accredited and ethical laboratories. The following is an article published by Dr Joseph Mercola November 07, 2023 and shared here as “food for thought”. STORY AT-A-GLANCE Do you know who has access to your genetic data? If you’ve used a DNA testing company like 23andMe, chances are your … Read more

Why this is NOT the way to alkalise your body

Bicarbonate soda supplementation is NOT the ideal way to alkalise your body. Over the centuries human diets have evolved from being alkaline to acidic, which can lead to detrimental health effects. The body uses endogenous [made in your body] bicarbonate to buffer this acidity, but supply is limited. This has lead to the belief that … Read more

Folate, pregnancy, Neural Tube Defects and more

In the 60s it was suggested that low folate status was one specific risk factor for Neural Tube Defects (NTD) including Spina Bifida. What began with recommendations to supplement with folic acid during pregnancy expanded into mandatory food fortification in many countries, including Australia[i] in the mid to late 1990’s. Both of these approaches have … Read more

The many dangers of glyphosate

The following information was provided by and highlights the need for vigilance in sourcing only organic produce and avoiding the use of this herbicide around your home. Glyphosate is an herbicide used to kill weeds. It’s the active ingredient in Roundup and other weed killers, and can cause a variety of side effects. Recent … Read more

Paraquat and Parkinson’s Disease

Further to previous article on this topic – – I am pleased to share a report provided by Paraquat Paraquat, also known as Gramoxone, is one of the most commonly used herbicides in the world. Commercial farmers use it to kill weeds and grasses. Because Paraquat is highly toxic and can lead to … Read more

Antibiotics in your food

Antibiotics are powerful drugs. Medical professionals often prescribe them. But the truth is, factory farms use the majority of antibiotics. And the overuse of antibiotics is causing antibiotic resistance — one of the most serious public health issues facing our world today. Learn more about the dark side of antibiotic use — and what this … Read more

Using Spices to Reduce Glycation

The following article has been shared with the permission of the Author, Dr Deanna Minich Glycation is the process through which a molecule (i.e., protein, amino acid, lipid, DNA) attaches to a carbohydrate. While glycation is a normal process, advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are of concern as they may become harmful to health. AGEs are substances formed … Read more

Supplements – the Pros and Cons

The following article was written by Grace Rivas, BHSc Nat. Practitioner, Nutritional & Herbal Medicine, Functional Medicine & Holistic Health –  The Pros & Cons of taking supplements… With the desire to attain good health, the ready availability of nutraceuticals and many online influencers promoting supplements, this self-prescribing trend has become dangerously popular, consequently with an increase in … Read more

Proton Pump Inhibitors Linked to Increased Dementia Risk

The risk for dementia before age 90 years was significantly higher among people with a history of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use and was highest among those diagnosed before age 70 years regardless of when PPI treatment was initiated. Researchers used four Danish registries to collect data on dementia diagnoses and prescription PPI use among … Read more