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Support your natural defences

We live in a microbial world, which means that we constantly encounter microorganisms that could harm our health. The immune system forms the body’s entire department of defence. Its primary goal is to protect us from invading microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses and parasites. Providing your immune system with all the necessary support can help … Read more

Healing with Plants: Beating the Winter Bugs

The strongest weapon against the first signs of infection is a robust immune system that is primed and ready for attack.  With the cold and flu season looming, traditional herbal wisdom provides us with a powerful toolbox we can draw upon to stimulate the immune response in effort to combat viruses before they take hold … Read more

Good health starts in the mouth

Oral microbial health can influence the health of teeth and gums, as well as systemic health.  As we are beginning to understand, the body contains may distinct microbiomes. The oral cavity is no exception, harbouring up to 200 microbial species per person and several discrete microbial colonies on the different surfaces available for adherence (teeth, … Read more

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

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

Clearing out toxins

What is Detoxification? Detoxification is the process where: the body excretes toxic chemicals that it has been exposed to from the environment and diet, and the body excretes harmful compounds that are created during its own metabolism pathways (such as uric acid and excessive hormones) Doesn’t the Body Detoxify Naturally? Yes! The body has its … Read more

Children not sleeping?

Sleep issues are common in childhood with many children experiencing difficulties in falling asleep, regular night-time awakenings, and/or waking up early without being able to fall back asleep. Common causes of sleep disturbances and anxiety in children include: ● Poor sleep hygiene (irregular routine, bedroom is too hot/cold/noisy/bright) ● Food allergies or intolerances ● Gastroesophageal … Read more