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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

Struggling to lose weight?

5 Signs that Acidosis is Sabotaging Weight Loss Acid-base homeostasis is crucial for healthy endocrine system function. The endocrine glands produce wide-ranging hormones which regulate the body’s metabolism and are highly sensitive to imbalances such as chronic metabolic acidosis (CMA). CMA is characterised by a minor but insidious decrease in blood pH. Balancing the pH … Read more

Chronic disease is on the rise

The last few decades have witnessed a sharp rise in the incidence of several lifestyle disorders including diabetes, hypertension, heart attacks, and stroke. It has been found that the number of people living with two or more chronic conditions is increasing at an alarming rate. There is a need to understand the pathogenesis that underlies … Read more

Good health starts in the mouth

Oral microbial health can influence the health of teeth and gums, as well as systemic health.  As we are beginning to understand, the body contains may distinct microbiomes. The oral cavity is no exception, harbouring up to 200 microbial species per person and several discrete microbial colonies on the different surfaces available for adherence (teeth, … Read more

Why some get sick and others do not

Terrain Theory vs Germ Theory – Written by Deborah Freudenmann BHSc It is commonly observed that some people tend to be more prone to develop health issues like infections and allergies more commonly than others. Also, some people tend to develop more severe symptoms of infections or other diseases while some develop very mild symptoms … Read more

Insomnia

Breaking the stress-insomnia cycle is imperative to recovery from both stressful situations and the insomnia that may ensue. Recent studies into sleep disturbances has revealed that 4 out of 10 Australians do not get enough quality sleep every night.  While an individual’s need for sleep may vary, the generally recommended 8 hours are all too … Read more

Sleep & Circadian Rhythms

The circadian rhythm is a 24-hour pattern which operates in response to light/dark cycles and the Earth’s rotation. This rhythm regulates sleep patterns, but recent research has revealed it is more than just a sleep/wake cycle – this daily rhythm affects all tissues, organs and systems of the body. Circadian rhythm disruption Modern life is … Read more

Sugar – are you having too much?

Sugar related diseases are on the rise.    Everyday hundreds of companies push their addictive, attractively packed products with additives that are not beneficial to our health. One CEO of a major food company stated ‘people want flavour’ and with that thought in mind nutrition goes out the window. They use many tricks to get … Read more

Minerals: the ins and outs

Speak to any gardener or farmer and they will tell you that the success of their plants depends on the nutrient levels of the soil.  This is also true when it comes to our body which will only thrive if all nutrients are available.  These nutrients include minerals, vitamins, essential fatty acids (good fats), complex … Read more

Tired or Wired? Adrenal fatigue?

Feeling tired?  Just not enough energy to get through the daily demands?  Have you experienced chronic stress – this does not need to be a major trauma, but can be a long-term exposure to any form of stress – physical, mental, emotional; always on the go!  If so, perhaps your adrenal glands are also tired. … Read more