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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

MTHFR, Methylation, SNPs – what do they mean for you?

What is Methylation? Methylation is a vital metabolic process that happens in every cell and every organ in your body, taking place a million times a second. Life would simply not exist without it. Think of billions of little on/off switches inside your body that control everything from your stress response and how your body … Read more

The pitfalls of Bicarbonate

Over the centuries human diets have evolved from being alkaline to acidic, which can lead to detrimental health effects. The body uses endogenous (made by the body) bicarbonate to buffer this acidity, but supply is limited. This has lead to the belief that simply replacing bicarbonate as an alkalising supplement will support the body. However, … Read more

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