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Herbs, Nutrition and Supplements for Immune Defence

Herbal medicines have shown the potential to assist in the treatment of several types of viral infection resistant to medical treatment53. Different viruses use a range of strategies to enter host cells.  The SARS-CoV-2 virus enters by attaching to angiotensin-converting-enzyme-2 (ACE-2) linkages on the surface of cells in the respiratory tract.  These cells are also … 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

Genes do not determine your health

You only “inherit” a small percentage of your health outcomes – environmental impacts or epigenetics hold the key. Millions of research hours have been put into the complex field of geroscience to answer the age-old question of why some people age better than others. Recent twin studies revealed that heritable genetics may only play a … Read more

Inflammatory Bowel Disease relief

In lay terms, the following research discusses the benefits of a healthy plant-based diet on relieving the symptoms and damage related to bowel inflammation. In particular, the G.E.M.M. protocol, available only through specially trained and accredited practitioners, has proven highly successful in relieving and regulating digestive imbalances. While there are many products available that fall … Read more

The gut, microbiome and muscles

We have heard about the gut-brain axis, but what about the gut-muscle axis? And most importantly, how does it work and what conditions does it work in? A 2017 review investigated the role of the gut microbiome in sarcopenia and whether there is a gut-muscle axis that may be involved in its pathogenesis.1 Primary sarcopenia … Read more

Can Naturopathy help me?

Recently someone commented that when reading articles about natural medicine, the use of words such as “may help”, “may relieve” and “may support” a particular condition or symptoms did not create a lot of confidence in them towards complementary therapies.  The Australian regulatory authorities and TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) do not permit the use of … Read more

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

Things are changing

Shifting Climates, Foods, and Diseases: The Human Microbiome through Evolution Human evolution has been punctuated by climate anomalies, structuring environments, deadly infections, and altering landscapes. How well humans adapted to these new circumstances had direct effects on fitness and survival. Research is showing how the gut microbiome could have contributed to human evolutionary success through … Read more

Autoimmune Disease and Infection

The incidence of autoimmune disease is increasing with more than 100 autoimmune diseases now recognised in medicine.1  However, in the majority of cases patients are not tested or treated for infection.  Autoimmune diseases are now the third leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide.  Autoimmunity occurs when the immune system recognises and attacks the host … 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