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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

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

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

Hydration is more than just drinking water

Let’s talk about what it means to be hydrated!  Many people drink abundant amounts of water, yet they are not hydrated. Drinking water does not necessarily mean you will be hydrated. Similarly to eating good food does not necessarily mean the cells are getting their nutrients either. One has to drink water of quality—water is … Read more

Viral Infection and pH

Certain viruses (including the rhinoviruses and coronaviruses that are most often responsible for the common cold and influenza viruses that produce flu) infect host cells by fusion with cellular membranes at low pH. Thus they are classified as “pH-dependent viruses.” The following is an excerpt from an article written by Dr. Mark Sircus, Jan 24, … Read more

It’s all linked: Magnesium and Blood Sugar

No part of our body works in isolation – everything is connected and what happens in one area affects others.  Further, pretty much everything that happens in our body is a biochemical reaction – starting with the breaking down of the foods we eat and ingest all the way through to building muscle and bones … Read more

Assessing your body’s acid levels

Acid-alkali status is increasingly relevant as we tend more towards acid-forming diets.1 Modern western diets have a higher content of acid- forming foods as opposed to base (alkaline)-forming foods, and this results in higher acidity in the body along with the development and progression of chronic health conditions.2 In sports medicine, the process of alkalisation … Read more

Naturopathy helps again

When it comes to Naturopaths, many people are unfamiliar with how natural medicine may be able to help with their symptoms.  Indeed, some even shy away from Naturopaths due to ignorance about the amount of qualifications held by these practitioners.  Next time you experience symptoms of discomfort, pain or disease, or just want to prevent … Read more

Beware of Proton Pump Inhibitors

Proton pump inhibitors:  re-emerging safety concerns Prescribed ant-acid medications or Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) are used for the management of a variety of digestive disorders, including reflux and functional dyspepsia.  Since their introduction in the early 1990s, the use of PPI has increased by more than 1000% in Australia, with over 19 million prescriptions written … Read more