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Hope Island, QLD, Australia

The #1 Cause of Chronic Inflammatory Conditions

“Leaky gut” or gut permeability The recent explosion of research into the gut microbiome and overall gastrointestinal function has allowed great insight into the impact of gut health on systemic disease. Researchers acknowledge that interactions between the microbiome, gastrointestinal barrier integrity and immune system are integral to development of many chronic inflammatory diseases. “Leaky gut” … Read more

Overcoming Period-Problems & Other Issues

All too often women just accept that their monthly cycle will be accompanied by pain or debilitatingly heavy bleeding, while others think it is great not to have the monthly ‘inconvenience’.  Every woman is entitled to a regular, healthy, pain-free menstrual cycle so if this is not the case for you, read on and make … 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

The importance of a menstrual cycle

The Secret Powers of Ovulation (It’s Not Just for Making a Baby) September 11, 2019 by Dr Lara Briden Ovarian hormones estrogen and progesterone are highly beneficial for health. That means that natural ovulatory menstrual cycles are beneficial for health because cycling is the only way to make ovarian hormones. Does that surprise you? Men make their … Read more

Chemicals that change your child’s brain

  Exposure to common hormone-disrupting toxins in pregnancy and early childhood has been linked to the increased incidence of brain development disorders reported in the last decade.1  Recent data expands upon the link between endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and maternal thyroid hormone signalling during early pregnancy, and how it impacts offspring IQ and influences possible neurodevelopmental … Read more

Insomnia’s effects on the brain

Research is drawing links between brain plasticity and the healing powers of sleep Most of us feel a good night’s sleep helps us function better during the day. But researchers are only now beginning to connect the dots between brain plasticity and the healing powers of sleep — and what happens to insomniacs when that … Read more

The Autoimmune Cloud

  The incidence of autoimmune disease has more than tripled in the last few decades.  The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy Association reports that currently 1 in 20 people are being affected by autoimmune diseases in Australia and New Zealand.     What is Autoimmunity?  Autoimmunity develops over time.  Initiated by the loss … Read more

But my grandparents were fine!

A friend recently asked why so many of his work colleagues were being diagnosed with quite serious health issues.  Without knowing their situations, this was not an easy question to answer.  As a general recommendation, a few dietary changes can often relieve many symptoms.  These usually include elimination of wheat, dairy, artificially flavoured/coloured/sweetened foods, processed … Read more

Ooops … we got it wrong!

For about the past 10 years, we have been told by GPs and television marketing that we are not getting enough calcium from our diets and that we need to supplement.  Then the dairy industry decided to fortify milk  with calcium.  Most of the calcium used in over-the-counter supplements and food fortification is in the … Read more