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It’s all linked: Magnesium and Blood Sugar

No part of our body works in isolation – everything is connected and what happens in one area affects others.  Further, pretty much everything that happens in our body is a biochemical reaction – starting with the breaking down of the foods we eat and ingest all the way through to building muscle and bones … 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

The pitfalls of Bicarbonate

Over the centuries human diets have evolved from being alkaline to acidic, which can lead to detrimental health effects. The body uses endogenous (made by the body) bicarbonate to buffer this acidity, but supply is limited. This has lead to the belief that simply replacing bicarbonate as an alkalising supplement will support the body. However, … Read more

Beware of Proton Pump Inhibitors

Proton pump inhibitors:  re-emerging safety concerns Prescribed ant-acid medications or Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) are used for the management of a variety of digestive disorders, including reflux and functional dyspepsia.  Since their introduction in the early 1990s, the use of PPI has increased by more than 1000% in Australia, with over 19 million prescriptions written … Read more

Minerals for strong bones

Mastering Manganese ‘A well-known professional basketball player was a devout vegetarian. He felt he performed better if he kept to a strict vegetarian diet. However, while his shooting and concentration seemed improved, he kept breaking bones, which then healed very, very, slowly. His joints also became increasingly unstable. His basketball career seemed to be at … 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

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

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

The Bone Protector

If you watch television or read newspapers and magazines, you will no doubt have read/heard reports that natural medicines don’t work.  That, when it comes to our health, the only option we have involves taking synthetic, chemically-manufactured drugs.  However, human beings have been using what nature has to offer for thousands of years – very … Read more