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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

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

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

Natural medicines under wrongful fire

On Monday 10 September 2018 the current Governments’ health insurance reform laws were passed by the Senate, which includes the approved removal of 16 natural therapies from the Private Health Insurance rebates. It will now be a straightforward process for those laws to be in place by 01 April 2019. NHMRC Review of Naturopathy  The … Read more

Celery: the saviour?

If people knew all the potent healing properties of celery juice, it would be widely hailed as a miraculous super-food. Celery has an incredible ability to create sweeping improvements for all kinds of health issues.  Celery Juice Stands Alone  Celery is truly the saviour when it comes to chronic illness. I’ve seen thousands of people … Read more

Aluminium – it’s everywhere …. but is it safe?

Aluminium is ubiquitous in the environment. In recent years, it has increasingly been incorporated in consumer products, foodstuffs, medications/vaccines and drinking water with a presumption of safety. This presumption is based on the belief that as is not overtly toxic in acute low dose ingestion, cumulative consumption must also be benign. However, is this assumption actually … Read more

Life, stress & illness

  The relationship between stress and illness is complex. The susceptibility to stress varies from person to person.  Factors that influence the susceptibility to stress are: genetic vulnerability familial learned mechanisms coping style type of personality and social support. Studies have shown that short-term stress boosted the immune system, but chronic stress has a significant … Read more

Good digestion is essential to a healthy body

Digestive disorders are now considered rampant and new evidence is pointing to the rise in metabolic acidosis, the new ‘disease of civilisation’, as the cause.  by Toni Crisp (Nut Med) B Arts (Journalism)  Metabolic acidosis is a condition in which the body produces too much acid or when the kidneys cannot remove or neutralise acids in … Read more

Do we need to supplement?

When it comes to supplements, there is a lot of conflicting information around.  Some people insist that if you eat a healthy balanced diet, there is no need to supplement.  Yes, and, No. We live in a world where soils have become both depleted in nutrients and polluted with chemicals. Even if the mineral level … Read more