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Shifting Climates, Foods, and Diseases: The Human Microbiome through Evolution Human evolution has been punctuated by climate anomalies, structuring environments, deadly infections, and altering landscapes. How well humans adapted to these new circumstances had direct effects on fitness and survival. Research is showing how the gut microbiome could have contributed to human evolutionary success through … Read more

Glyphosate, weed killers and cancer

Glyphosate is the world’s most widely produced herbicide and is the primary toxic chemical in Roundup™, as well as in many other herbicides. In addition, it is a broad-spectrum herbicide that is used in more than 700 different products from agriculture and forestry to home use. Exposure to glyphosate has been linked to autism, Alzheimer’s, … 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

Balancing female hormones

From puberty, to periods, to menopause – hormones can pose a challenge for many women throughout their lives. You may be all too familiar with symptoms such as painful, heavy or irregular periods, premenstrual mood swings and bloating, hot flushes…and the list goes on. Female hormonal conditions are complex and frequently frustrating for women. While … 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

Our children are becoming sicker

Chronic health conditions in children are rising Poor food choices,  allergy-based food avoidance and misguided parental food education frequently  result in a child’s sub-optimal nutritional status. For example, in 2014-15, only 5.4% of Australian children aged 2-18 years ate the recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables. Add to this, environmental toxin exposure, stress in … Read more

Health gut, healthy body, healthy mind

Faecal samples provide large-scale clues to the human microbiome Researchers involved in the American Gut Project (AGP) have created the largest open resource network on the human microbiome with, as of 2017, 15,096 samples provided by 11,336 citizen scientists across 45 different countries – primarily from the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.1 Citizen science … Read more

Chemicals that change your child’s brain

  Exposure to common hormone-disrupting toxins in pregnancy and early childhood has been linked to the increased incidence of brain development disorders reported in the last decade.1  Recent data expands upon the link between endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and maternal thyroid hormone signalling during early pregnancy, and how it impacts offspring IQ and influences possible neurodevelopmental … Read more

Support sleep and gut health in ASD children

Nearly half of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder have compromised gastrointestinal function and nutrient deficiencies. Studies show the positive effect of multivitamin and mineral supplement on symptoms. Children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) are known to have significantly lower levels of most vitamins and minerals compared to healthy controls. The most common deficiencies are Vitamins … Read more

Environmental chemicals and your unborn baby

There are calls for public health authorities to intervene to reduce the use of phthalates, following research suggesting that maternal exposure during pregnancy leads to shorter pregnancy duration and smaller head circumference. Phthalates may be used in coatings for tablets, or in perfumes, nail polish and eye makeup; household cleaning products; home flooring and wall … Read more