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Connecting the dots on female hormones

Understanding the glands that regulate your hormones The complex orchestration of hormones, affecting every cell of a woman’s body begins with the master regulator, the hypothalamus. In turn the pituitary, ovaries, adrenals and thyroid glands work in unison ensuring the delicate balance of hormones is maintained. This delicate balance can easily become overwhelmed without proper … 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

Zinc, Immunity & more

Zinc is a critical micronutrient and a fundamental component for the function of several proteins. It is required for numerous biological processes, including reproduction, growth and development, neurological function, and perhaps most notably, immune function. Zinc deficiency is correlated with immune dysfunction and systemic inflammation, yet approximately 85% of Australian women and 50% of men … Read more

PCOS and Insulin Sensitivity

Magnesium (Mg) is an essential mineral which influences many areas of your health and how your body functions.  Recent research highlights its role in Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and insulin regulation. Due to the definitive known effect of magnesium on insulin resistance and the fact that insulin resistance is a main aetiology in polycystic … Read more

Sleep and your microbiome

Sleep remains an underestimated component of health, and the gut microbiome may be a significant influence. Connections exist between the GI microbiome and sleep physiology. The Gut Brain Axis, variations in the light/dark cycle, inflammation, as well as microbiome abundance and diversity may elucidate factors linking the gut microbiome and sleep physiology. Addressing the Gut … Read more

Cataracts – prevention and treatment

The following article excerpt shares information provided by Dr. Eric Berg, a chiropractor and health educator, and Dr Mercola  Cataracts1 is an eye condition that causes your vision to blur due to a buildup of proteins on the lens of your eye. Left untreated, cataracts can result in progressive loss of vision and, ultimately, blindness. Risk … Read more

Low iron

Do you have low iron levels?  Iron levels won’t remain replete despite supplementation or even infusions? Lactoferrin may help. Article written by Laura Dwyer, BHSc (Naturopathy) published in ATMS Journal Vol 28 No 3 Anaemia – Iron Deficiency (ID) or Iron Deficiency Anaemia (IDA) – is a global public health concern, predominantly afflicting adolescent girls, … Read more

Sleep & Environmental Toxins

Sleep is the most vulnerable thing we can do as human beings. Besides sex, our beds are meant for sleeping and our bedrooms a safe sanctuary for contentment, and connection. As a healing tool, sleep is considered just as important as nutritional medicine to improve quality of life – yet one third of us grapple … Read more

Immune defence network

The immune system is a complex defence network made up of three layers (Figure 1) – physical, chemical and mechanical.  The first level of defence represents the physical or mechanical barriers which includes the skin, mucous membranes and cilia (which trap and prevent pathogen entry as found in respiratory and digestive tracts). Chemical barriers include … Read more

Coping with Stress

Stress is an integral part of our life and everyone experiences stress from time to time. It can create an adverse impact on your physical, mental and spiritual health, and affect your personal relationships, career, and social life. Improving your stress resilience could play a critical role in reducing the impact of stress on your … Read more