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Mental health, diet and your gut

Approximately 10.7% of the global population is affected by some form of mental health disorder.1  In addition, research shows that gastrointestinal comorbidities are also common.2  This is further supported by clinical evidence outlining the existence of a complex bidirectional communication network – the gut-brain axis – and the fundamental role it plays in maintaining digestive … Read more

Anxiety, insomnia: relief with herbal medicine

At its worst, anxiety can be debilitating, affecting people physically and mentally and stopping them from living their best lives. This year has been a particularly challenging year for many, facing bushfires and the considerable impacts on daily life due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Anxiety exists in all corners of the country: city and rural, and … Read more

Resilience: a capacity to recover

Edith Wharton once said: “In spite of illness, in spite even of the arch-enemy, sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways.” The immune system is not some mechanical turn on/turn off … 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

Autism: answers

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-62714-4?fbclid=IwAR02Y7jtItcd0kZJqpFRyxZ_MjylVFWFE4IkJA5k5dltWKoQ2lsJGGE5LDU The above link takes you to Scientific Report – Biomarker Exploration in Human Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells for Monitoring Sulforaphane Treatment Responses in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Hua Liu, Andrew W. Zimmerman, Kanwaljit Singh, Susan L. Connors, Eileen Diggins, Katherine K. Stephenson, Albena T. Dinkova-Kostova & Jed W. Fahey; published 02 April 2020. For those who … Read more

Keep your brain working well

There are ever increasing reams of evidence of how natural remedies can help alleviate many chronic diseases we are currently facing. Chronic diseases are the leading cause of health problems and death worldwide1.  Among these is a staggering increase in cognition-related diseases including mild cognitive impairment or decline to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Cognitive impairment … Read more

Heartburn – low not excess stomach acid

The human requirement for vitamins, minerals and other nutrients remains relatively constant throughout adult life. Unfortunately our ability to properly digest food and absorb vital nutrients declines with advancing age. Surprisingly, one of the most common age-related causes of impaired digestive function is the reduction of hydrochloric acid produced by the stomach. Hydrochloric acid (HCl) … Read more

Is it worms or a behaviour disorder?

Chronic pinworm infection can lead to disruptions in mood, behavior and sleep, particularly in children. Recognize some key manifestations of this often overlooked, insidious co-infection. A common presentation, often undiscovered and ill-perceived, may relate to parasitic or worm infections and the complications known to arise from it. Although often asymptomatic,2 this article aims to shed light … 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

Exposing hidden heavy metal toxicity

Heavy metals are so ubiquitous in our environment that everyone is exposed to them.  They cannot be avoided completely and are found in virtually everyone to some degree.  Sources of heavy metals range from environmental, occupational, household (including  foods, water, paints, cosmetics, etc), medical and hobbies. Heavy metals can enter the body through inhalation, intestinal … Read more