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Zinc, Immunity & more

Zinc is a critical micronutrient and a fundamental component for the function of several proteins. It is required for numerous biological processes, including reproduction, growth and development, neurological function, and perhaps most notably, immune function. Zinc deficiency is correlated with immune dysfunction and systemic inflammation, yet approximately 85% of Australian women and 50% of men … Read more

Supplements – the Pros and Cons

The following article was written by Grace Rivas, BHSc Nat. Practitioner, Nutritional & Herbal Medicine, Functional Medicine & Holistic Health – https://www.gracerivas.com/  The Pros & Cons of taking supplements… With the desire to attain good health, the ready availability of nutraceuticals and many online influencers promoting supplements, this self-prescribing trend has become dangerously popular, consequently with an increase in … Read more

No “One size fits all”

When it comes to using supplements, there are a lot of considerations that must be taken into account.  Simply reading something or listening to a well-meaning friend and then purchasing a supplement off the shelf does not mean it is suitable for you. Here’s one example of ECGC, an extract from green tea, known for … Read more

Low iron

Do you have low iron levels?  Iron levels won’t remain replete despite supplementation or even infusions? Lactoferrin may help. Article written by Laura Dwyer, BHSc (Naturopathy) published in ATMS Journal Vol 28 No 3 Anaemia – Iron Deficiency (ID) or Iron Deficiency Anaemia (IDA) – is a global public health concern, predominantly afflicting adolescent girls, … Read more

Information courtesy of Deborah Freudenmann BHSc What are the symptoms of mould exposure? Mould enters our bodies through the respiratory tract as we breathe in the spores. While some people don’t notice any health changes when exposed to mould, others notice major impacts to their lung health, breathing capacity, and general wellness. Many also develop … Read more

Hormones and our daily rhythms

Circadian rhythm or internal clock?   Usually we hear about the circadian rhythm in relationship to melatonin; however, holistically speaking, our endocrine circuit runs on a clock, with some pulsatile, situational variation of course. Not everything is perfectly aligned to these times. Consider this graphic a framework (based on the reference below). The daylight-driven hormones like … Read more

Depression – shattering the current theory

Science and research are ongoing, often revealing new evidence that sometimes challenges long-standing and long-held theories.  What precedes many of these scientific findings is decades of clinical evidence – so once science catches up, it’s really exciting. SHATTERING THE SEROTONIN THEORY OF DEPRESSION “Although it is often stated with great confidence that depressed people have … Read more

What will your baby inherit?

Blue eyes?  Blonde hair?  OR lead, arsenic, mercury, cadmium …..? Heavy metal testing should be the foundation of every preconception and infertility program.  Testing available through True Medicine. You may think that you lead a ‘healthy’ lifestyle, but unfortunately we are exposed to innumerable environmental toxins every day – and these toxins build up on our … Read more

Mental health tops chronic illness in Australia

                                            References i. Â 2021 Census data: over 8 million Australians have a long-term health condition. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Commonwealth of Australia (updated Jun 28 2022 accessed Jun 30 2022). Available from https://www.abs.gov.au/media-centre/media-releases/2021-census-data-over-8-million-australians-have-long-term-health-condition … Read more

Sleep & Environmental Toxins

Sleep is the most vulnerable thing we can do as human beings. Besides sex, our beds are meant for sleeping and our bedrooms a safe sanctuary for contentment, and connection. As a healing tool, sleep is considered just as important as nutritional medicine to improve quality of life – yet one third of us grapple … Read more