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Heartburn – low not excess stomach acid

The human requirement for vitamins, minerals and other nutrients remains relatively constant throughout adult life. Unfortunately our ability to properly digest food and absorb vital nutrients declines with advancing age. Surprisingly, one of the most common age-related causes of impaired digestive function is the reduction of hydrochloric acid produced by the stomach. Hydrochloric acid (HCl) … Read more

Can Naturopathy help me?

Recently someone commented that when reading articles about natural medicine, the use of words such as “may help”, “may relieve” and “may support” a particular condition or symptoms did not create a lot of confidence in them towards complementary therapies.  The Australian regulatory authorities and TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) do not permit the use of … Read more

Helicobacter pylori – the bacteria that may have met its match

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is the most common bacterial infection worldwide, colonising the gastrointestinal tract of more than 50% of the global population.1 A highly adapted, spiral shaped, gram negative bacteria,2 H. pylori can persist in the stomach of an infected person for their entire life and, in about 70% of cases, be completely asymptomatic.1,3 … Read more

Celery: the saviour?

If people knew all the potent healing properties of celery juice, it would be widely hailed as a miraculous super-food. Celery has an incredible ability to create sweeping improvements for all kinds of health issues.  Celery Juice Stands Alone  Celery is truly the saviour when it comes to chronic illness. I’ve seen thousands of people … Read more

Is acidity making you sick?

How our lives have changed                                      100,000 generations:  hunters and gatherers                                            500 generations:   introduction of agriculture                                              10 generations:   industrial times                                                 2 generations:   eating highly processed foods While our lifestyles have changed, our genes do … Read more

Digestive Bitters

Digestive bitters have a long history of traditional use, but how exactly do they work?  Research explores how herbal bitters are able to stimulate our digestive secretions. Here are a number of theoretical models and the evidence behind them. However, bottom line is:  Bitter herbs work.  They help produce saliva which is the first biochemical … Read more

Antacids eroding your health

Article courtesy of Daniel Weber. Daniel comments: For many years Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) were claimed to be without side-effects, although many of us in the CAM profession found that unlikely. This latest study shows how right we were and how wrong the biomedical industry was.  Hydrochloric acid is absolutely necessary for functioning digesting and … Read more

Good digestion is essential to a healthy body

Digestive disorders are now considered rampant and new evidence is pointing to the rise in metabolic acidosis, the new ‘disease of civilisation’, as the cause.  by Toni Crisp (Nut Med) B Arts (Journalism)  Metabolic acidosis is a condition in which the body produces too much acid or when the kidneys cannot remove or neutralise acids in … Read more

Is acidity causing you pain?

Metabolic Acidosis: The Modern Scourge Escalating Digestive Disorders Metabolic acidosis is a condition in which the body produces too much acid or when the kidneys cannot remove or neutralise acids in the body. Scientists have found that low grade chronic metabolic acidosis is common but often goes undetected because it most often occurs despite normal … Read more

Managing Food Intolerance and Leaky Gut

Food intolerance is a result of a reaction to a food, beverage, food additive or component found in food that produce symptoms in one or more of the body’s organs and systems, but is not a true allergy.  Food intolerance can also be triggered by incomplete digestion of food which may result in poor assimilation … Read more