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Pyrroluria – Medical Condition or Biomarker?

Is Pyrroluria a discrete medical condition or is it a biomarker of other pathology? Courtesy of InterClinical Laboratories,we take a look into the history, research findings and treatment options.   Detection Hydroxyhemopyrrolin-2-one (HPL) or “mauve factor” was first discovered in 1958 in the urine Dr Hoffer’s psychiatric patients. It was named after the colour it appeared in chromatograph assays. … Read more

Detoxing – the body’s housekeeping

Every day, our bodies are exposed to pollutants and chemicals (external) and endogenous (internal) waste products. We process and eliminate most of these toxins as part of normal detoxification and elimination processes, via the liver, kidneys, intestines, skin, lungs and lymph. However, sometimes detoxification and elimination is impaired due to lifestyle, environmental and/or genetic factors.(1) … 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

Gestational Diabetes

The following research indicates that adequate magnesium may play a role in preventing gestational diabetes.  As is always the case with any supplement, taking the correct form is essential to achieving success.  There are many forms of magnesium, as indeed other minerals, with the Oxide being the most readily available over the counter (OTC).   However, … Read more

Are your food choices making you sick?

GoodFood,  By PAULA GOODYER     April 10, 2018 Is it a coincidence that as the number of over-processed foods in our supermarkets has grown, the diversity of microbes living in our gut has shrunk? Many researchers say our modern diet has a lot to answer for when it comes to the rise in obesity, diabetes, allergy … Read more

Add colour to your life

Feeling motivated, driven and focused in our day-to-day lives depends on a number of environmental circumstances and influences in addition to your mood, energy and stress resilience status. Dopamine is a modulating neurotransmitter synthesised in the brain (as a monoamine), and the adrenal medulla (as a catecholamine), which governs motivation of positive reinforcement and reward, cognition, … Read more

Australians at risk of bowel cancer

Sydney Morning Herald article on 21 March 2016 reports of the increased risk of developing bowel cancer with age.  More than 8 million Australians (almost one in three people) will be in the “crosshairs” of bowel cancer in just 10 years. That’s the finding of a disturbing new report released on Monday by leading social demographer … Read more

Added extras

What’s in your medications or supplements?  Most products, whether medical or nutritional supplements, have what are known as “excipients” or “fillers”.  These may be added to hold the active ingredients or give a pill its shape or simply be added for volume. They include everything except the active ingredients. Pharmaceutical excipients – where do we … Read more

The Autoimmune Cloud

  The incidence of autoimmune disease has more than tripled in the last few decades.  The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy Association reports that currently 1 in 20 people are being affected by autoimmune diseases in Australia and New Zealand.     What is Autoimmunity?  Autoimmunity develops over time.  Initiated by the loss … Read more