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Is it worms or a behaviour disorder?

Chronic pinworm infection can lead to disruptions in mood, behavior and sleep, particularly in children. Recognize some key manifestations of this often overlooked, insidious co-infection. A common presentation, often undiscovered and ill-perceived, may relate to parasitic or worm infections and the complications known to arise from it. Although often asymptomatic,2 this article aims to shed light … Read more

Is your gut leaking?

Leaky Gut Syndrome is one of many diseases that results from chronic inflammation. Poor gut health and inflammatory bowel diseases can be significant causes.  Identified by naturopaths more than 25 years ago, leaky gut syndrome has now been recognised by the medical profession as Gut Permeability. Gut Health is Connected to All Aspects of Your … 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

Travel Pitfalls

Prior to travelling to overseas destinations, it is advisable to inform yourself as to possible infections or risks to your health.  In some instances, vaccines are recommended or even required by the Australian government in order to be allowed back into the country.  Always check what these vaccines contain and, if they cannot be avoided, prepare … Read more

Hidden agenda

Parasites are very clever and have smart ways of ensuring their own survival.  An example is the cat parasite Toxoplasma gondii also known as toxoplasmosis. Often harmless, it is warned against during pregnancy.  The article, http://weeksmd.com/?p=4611, found that around 9% of Americans are infected with Toxompasma gondii.  What is interesting is that mice infected with Toxoplasma lost their fear … Read more