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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

Not all Supplements are Created Equal

About 42% of the Australian population take vitamins, minerals, and/or supplements in any given 6 month period. Most people trust that what they are taking is safe and trust the advice of their healthcare practitioner. However, questions are sometimes raised by savvy patients regarding safety and quality, and these questions are not unsubstantiated. At True … 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

Why “Active” vitamins are best

In order for your body to utilise the vitamins you take, these must be converted into an active form.  Just like a new credit card needs to be activated before you can begin using it. Let’s look at Vitamin B6, also called pyridoxine.  For Vitamin B6 to be utilised by the body it must be … Read more

Our children are becoming sicker

Chronic health conditions in children are rising Poor food choices,  allergy-based food avoidance and misguided parental food education frequently  result in a child’s sub-optimal nutritional status. For example, in 2014-15, only 5.4% of Australian children aged 2-18 years ate the recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables. Add to this, environmental toxin exposure, stress in … Read more

Health gut, healthy body, healthy mind

Faecal samples provide large-scale clues to the human microbiome Researchers involved in the American Gut Project (AGP) have created the largest open resource network on the human microbiome with, as of 2017, 15,096 samples provided by 11,336 citizen scientists across 45 different countries – primarily from the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.1 Citizen science … Read more

Celery: the saviour?

If people knew all the potent healing properties of celery juice, it would be widely hailed as a miraculous super-food. Celery has an incredible ability to create sweeping improvements for all kinds of health issues.  Celery Juice Stands Alone  Celery is truly the saviour when it comes to chronic illness. I’ve seen thousands of people … Read more

Unhealthy eating habits lead to poor NAPLAN scores – study

An Australian study has confirmed what we already suspected: that eating nutrient poor foods results in poor academic outcomes, particularly in the areas of reading, numeracy and language (spelling, grammar and punctuation).  The study, only just published, was conducted in Adelaide with the participation of 26 schools and a total of 528 children aged 9 … 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