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Viral Infection and pH

Certain viruses (including the rhinoviruses and coronaviruses that are most often responsible for the common cold and influenza viruses that produce flu) infect host cells by fusion with cellular membranes at low pH. Thus they are classified as “pH-dependent viruses.” The following is an excerpt from an article written by Dr. Mark Sircus, Jan 24, … Read more

Herbs, Nutrition and Supplements for Immune Defence

Herbal medicines have shown the potential to assist in the treatment of several types of viral infection resistant to medical treatment53. Different viruses use a range of strategies to enter host cells.  The SARS-CoV-2 virus enters by attaching to angiotensin-converting-enzyme-2 (ACE-2) linkages on the surface of cells in the respiratory tract.  These cells are also … Read more

Resilience: a capacity to recover

Edith Wharton once said: “In spite of illness, in spite even of the arch-enemy, sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways.” The immune system is not some mechanical turn on/turn off … Read more

Keep your brain working well

There are ever increasing reams of evidence of how natural remedies can help alleviate many chronic diseases we are currently facing. Chronic diseases are the leading cause of health problems and death worldwide1.  Among these is a staggering increase in cognition-related diseases including mild cognitive impairment or decline to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Cognitive impairment … Read more

Prevention of Breast Cancer

While it is refreshing to see more and more published medical research on prevention of cancer, much of the information is quite generic.  There is no mention of the most beneficial forms of the nutrients mentioned.  Everyone has unique needs with some people requiring activated forms of certain vitamins, others have problems absorbing or metabolising … Read more

Genes do not determine your health

You only “inherit” a small percentage of your health outcomes – environmental impacts or epigenetics hold the key. Millions of research hours have been put into the complex field of geroscience to answer the age-old question of why some people age better than others. Recent twin studies revealed that heritable genetics may only play a … Read more

The gut, microbiome and muscles

We have heard about the gut-brain axis, but what about the gut-muscle axis? And most importantly, how does it work and what conditions does it work in? A 2017 review investigated the role of the gut microbiome in sarcopenia and whether there is a gut-muscle axis that may be involved in its pathogenesis.1 Primary sarcopenia … 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

Exposing hidden heavy metal toxicity

Heavy metals are so ubiquitous in our environment that everyone is exposed to them.  They cannot be avoided completely and are found in virtually everyone to some degree.  Sources of heavy metals range from environmental, occupational, household (including  foods, water, paints, cosmetics, etc), medical and hobbies. Heavy metals can enter the body through inhalation, intestinal … Read more

Autoimmune Disease and Infection

The incidence of autoimmune disease is increasing with more than 100 autoimmune diseases now recognised in medicine.1  However, in the majority of cases patients are not tested or treated for infection.  Autoimmune diseases are now the third leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide.  Autoimmunity occurs when the immune system recognises and attacks the host … Read more