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IBS and Anxiety

Research is linking gut and mental health problems revealing more and more studies that highlight the importance of a holistic approach. The psychological burden associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is high, with estimates that up to 60 percent of sufferers experience comorbid psychiatric illnesses such as anxiety, and almost 40 percent contemplate suicide.1 Rectal … Read more

Pyrroluria – Medical Condition or Biomarker?

Is Pyrroluria a discrete medical condition or is it a biomarker of other pathology? Courtesy of InterClinical Laboratories,we take a look into the history, research findings and treatment options.   Detection Hydroxyhemopyrrolin-2-one (HPL) or “mauve factor” was first discovered in 1958 in the urine Dr Hoffer’s psychiatric patients. It was named after the colour it appeared in chromatograph assays. … Read more

Natural medicines under wrongful fire

On Monday 10 September 2018 the current Governments’ health insurance reform laws were passed by the Senate, which includes the approved removal of 16 natural therapies from the Private Health Insurance rebates. It will now be a straightforward process for those laws to be in place by 01 April 2019. NHMRC Review of Naturopathy  The … Read more

Mental health – anger issues and nutrition

Micronutrient Therapy for Negative Adolescent Behaviours It is a transformational time for our understanding of mental health disorders. They are no longer considered merely a chemical imbalance of neurotransmitter function but rather a broader interplay of factors which affect brain function.  Many emotional symptoms are in part the result of inflammation, gut dysbiosis, oxidative stress … Read more

Addiction: Kicking the Habit

Guest post written by:  Michelle Peterson Kicking the Habit:    Health Tips for People in Recovery The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a US federal agency tasked with preventing deaths, illnesses, and disabilities that result from drug use and untreated mental disorders, recently released a report from its 2016 Survey on Drug … Read more

Disease is not caused by your genes

Naturopathy is based on the fundamental principle  of treating the individual person rather than their symptoms or disease state. In order to identify the underlying cause of any symptoms, it is valuable to gain as comprehensive a case picture as possible, and certainly the more detailed information, the better understanding the practitioner has of the … Read more

Are your food choices making you sick?

GoodFood,  By PAULA GOODYER     April 10, 2018 Is it a coincidence that as the number of over-processed foods in our supermarkets has grown, the diversity of microbes living in our gut has shrunk? Many researchers say our modern diet has a lot to answer for when it comes to the rise in obesity, diabetes, allergy … Read more