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Your body is an ecosystem

You may be familiar with terms like gut microbiome, gut flora, microbiota, gut bugs ….all these relate to the millions of microbes that inhabit our body, especially our digestive tract. What is a microbiome? An easy way to think about the microbiome is to first consider a “macrobiome.”  Picture a flourishing rainforest or thriving tundra … Read more

What does health mean to you?

Health encompasses more than just the absence of illness –  it means physical, mental, spiritual and emotional well-being.  Physical health refers to the state of the body and its ability to function optimally. This includes factors such as nutrition, exercise, sleep, and avoiding harmful toxins and substances. Physical health involves maintaining a balanced lifestyle, like … Read more

Prevention is better than treatment

It is always wonderful to read about advances in medicine. Especially when this involves doctors acknowledging the importance of nutrition for our health.  For decades doctors have, and many still do, claim that “you can eat what you want” or “diet makes no difference” to your health.  Perhaps this is due to the fact that … Read more

Supplements – the Pros and Cons

The following article was written by Grace Rivas, BHSc Nat. Practitioner, Nutritional & Herbal Medicine, Functional Medicine & Holistic Health – https://www.gracerivas.com/  The Pros & Cons of taking supplements… With the desire to attain good health, the ready availability of nutraceuticals and many online influencers promoting supplements, this self-prescribing trend has become dangerously popular, consequently with an increase in … Read more

Omega 3 – The Ultimate Brain Food?

Three recent studies offer an exciting opportunity to delve deeper into the understanding of how omega-3 fatty acids benefit the brain. With one study focusing on the potential protective effects of omega-3 against air pollution, another shedding light on the importance of omega-3 for Alzheimer’s disease, and a meta-analysis revealing positive outcomes in perinatal depression … 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

Hormones and our daily rhythms

Circadian rhythm or internal clock?   Usually we hear about the circadian rhythm in relationship to melatonin; however, holistically speaking, our endocrine circuit runs on a clock, with some pulsatile, situational variation of course. Not everything is perfectly aligned to these times. Consider this graphic a framework (based on the reference below). The daylight-driven hormones like … 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

Mental health tops chronic illness in Australia

                                            References i. Â 2021 Census data: over 8 million Australians have a long-term health condition. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Commonwealth of Australia (updated Jun 28 2022 accessed Jun 30 2022). Available from https://www.abs.gov.au/media-centre/media-releases/2021-census-data-over-8-million-australians-have-long-term-health-condition … Read more