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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

Plastic is in your body and brain

The following article was published by Dr Mercola and is a must-read for anyone who uses and disposes of plastic. Plastic Is Everywhere Now, Including Your Brain Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola   Fact Checked  May 11, 2023 STORY AT-A-GLANCE We live in a throwaway society, and products intended for short-term consumption are packaged in materials … 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

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

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

Immune defence network

The immune system is a complex defence network made up of three layers (Figure 1) – physical, chemical and mechanical.  The first level of defence represents the physical or mechanical barriers which includes the skin, mucous membranes and cilia (which trap and prevent pathogen entry as found in respiratory and digestive tracts). Chemical barriers include … Read more

Gut problems? Eat your vegies!

Do you: Feel easily bloated when consuming prebiotic-rich foods and prebiotic supplements? Feel desperately in need of support for gut and immune health? Eat lots of potentially carcinogenic foods? FINDING ANSWERS IN PLANT FOOD        It turns out that the answer has been ‘hiding in plain sight’ – in the form of dietary polyphenols.  The traditional … Read more

The #1 Cause of Chronic Inflammatory Conditions

“Leaky gut” or gut permeability The recent explosion of research into the gut microbiome and overall gastrointestinal function has allowed great insight into the impact of gut health on systemic disease. Researchers acknowledge that interactions between the microbiome, gastrointestinal barrier integrity and immune system are integral to development of many chronic inflammatory diseases. “Leaky gut” … Read more

Support your natural defences

We live in a microbial world, which means that we constantly encounter microorganisms that could harm our health. The immune system forms the body’s entire department of defence. Its primary goal is to protect us from invading microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses and parasites. Providing your immune system with all the necessary support can help … Read more