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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

Mouth bacteria affect mood

Oral health shown to affect many other areas of the body – mind, heart, depression, anxiety and more … It is well established that the pathophysiology of psychiatric disorders involves uncontrolled inflammatory processes. More recently, it has been discovered that inflammatory proteins associated with periodontitis may exacerbate or increase susceptibility to mental health disorders.   Evidence … 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

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

Assessing your body’s acid levels

Acid-alkali status is increasingly relevant as we tend more towards acid-forming diets.1 Modern western diets have a higher content of acid- forming foods as opposed to base (alkaline)-forming foods, and this results in higher acidity in the body along with the development and progression of chronic health conditions.2 In sports medicine, the process of alkalisation … Read more

MTHFR, Methylation, SNPs – what do they mean for you?

What is Methylation? Methylation is a vital metabolic process that happens in every cell and every organ in your body, taking place a million times a second. Life would simply not exist without it. Think of billions of little on/off switches inside your body that control everything from your stress response and how your body … 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

Heart Disease, Copper and Soft Drinks

Recently a popular news story warned that high, long term consumption of sweetened beverages such as soft drinks and soda may increase health risks. A study published in the journal Circulation (1) found that sugar sweetened beverages as well as artificially sweetened beverages were associated with mortality rates. The study consisted of over 37,000 men … Read more

Fish Oils – Essential to every cell

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for cellular health and function. As well as attenuating acute inflammation,6 they are required for foetal neurodevelopment,7 can prevent cognitive and mood disorders8 and minimise cardiovascular risk and all-cause mortality in adults.9 Despite this, 80% of adults do not meet the recommended daily intake (RDI) of 500 mg of omega-3. Interestingly, even this … 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