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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

Why some get sick and others do not

Terrain Theory vs Germ Theory – Written by Deborah Freudenmann BHSc It is commonly observed that some people tend to be more prone to develop health issues like infections and allergies more commonly than others. Also, some people tend to develop more severe symptoms of infections or other diseases while some develop very mild symptoms … Read more

Insomnia

Breaking the stress-insomnia cycle is imperative to recovery from both stressful situations and the insomnia that may ensue. Recent studies into sleep disturbances has revealed that 4 out of 10 Australians do not get enough quality sleep every night.  While an individual’s need for sleep may vary, the generally recommended 8 hours are all too … Read more

Probiotics and our Microbiome

What do probiotics actually do?  Are they necessary? Believe it or not but our bodies have an internal ecosystem that is non human. We are a host to trillions of bacteria! These bacteria are our life force and play an important role in our ability to function as a living being. Without bacteria we simply … Read more

Dietary acid load and mood

Dietary acid load implicated as major factor in mood imbalances Article and research courtesy of BioConcepts The latest research identifies a direct and significant correlation between dietary acid load (DAL) and emotional health. The higher the DAL, the higher the risk for significant mood dysregulation.1 A 2020 Iranian study collecting data from over 4300 people … Read more

Is your gut fit?

Is your gut health in top shape?  It had better be because if its not you are more prone to illness and disease. We first have to understand that our good bacteria is an integral part of a healthy gut and to be healthy we need to understand more about the role bacteria (probiotics) play. … Read more

Sleep & Circadian Rhythms

The circadian rhythm is a 24-hour pattern which operates in response to light/dark cycles and the Earth’s rotation. This rhythm regulates sleep patterns, but recent research has revealed it is more than just a sleep/wake cycle – this daily rhythm affects all tissues, organs and systems of the body. Circadian rhythm disruption Modern life is … Read more

The hungry brain

Skeletal muscle and the brain are the most energy-demanding tissues in the human body and, consequently, require substantial supply of micronutrients involved in energy production. There is a strong biological and physiological rationale for the use of vitamins and minerals for the support of cellular energy production, especially within the brain. Skeletal muscle and the … Read more

Moods: Mind or Biochemistry?

Do we control our moods or do our moods control us? Who is really in charge? Whilst there are many factors that can influence our moods such as our relationships, our environment or not feeling the best, what drives chemical reactions that can in turn make us moody? Good Moods V’s Bad Moods Good moods … Read more

Holiday season tips

The month of festivities is here! A time of getting together, laughter, celebration and often over indulgence.  All this indulgence during the festive season can take its toll on our gut microbiome and health. Why not try to not let your gut health fall to far behind this festive season. After what 2020 has taught … Read more