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The gut, microbiome and muscles

We have heard about the gut-brain axis, but what about the gut-muscle axis? And most importantly, how does it work and what conditions does it work in? A 2017 review investigated the role of the gut microbiome in sarcopenia and whether there is a gut-muscle axis that may be involved in its pathogenesis.1 Primary sarcopenia … Read more

Pyrroluria – Medical Condition or Biomarker?

Is Pyrroluria a discrete medical condition or is it a biomarker of other pathology? Courtesy of InterClinical Laboratories,we take a look into the history, research findings and treatment options.   Detection Hydroxyhemopyrrolin-2-one (HPL) or “mauve factor” was first discovered in 1958 in the urine Dr Hoffer’s psychiatric patients. It was named after the colour it appeared in chromatograph assays. … Read more

Detoxing – the body’s housekeeping

Every day, our bodies are exposed to pollutants and chemicals (external) and endogenous (internal) waste products. We process and eliminate most of these toxins as part of normal detoxification and elimination processes, via the liver, kidneys, intestines, skin, lungs and lymph. However, sometimes detoxification and elimination is impaired due to lifestyle, environmental and/or genetic factors.(1) … 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

Not all Supplements are Created Equal

About 42% of the Australian population take vitamins, minerals, and/or supplements in any given 6 month period. Most people trust that what they are taking is safe and trust the advice of their healthcare practitioner. However, questions are sometimes raised by savvy patients regarding safety and quality, and these questions are not unsubstantiated. At True … Read more

Why “Active” vitamins are best

In order for your body to utilise the vitamins you take, these must be converted into an active form.  Just like a new credit card needs to be activated before you can begin using it. Let’s look at Vitamin B6, also called pyridoxine.  For Vitamin B6 to be utilised by the body it must be … Read more

Our children are becoming sicker

Chronic health conditions in children are rising Poor food choices,  allergy-based food avoidance and misguided parental food education frequently  result in a child’s sub-optimal nutritional status. For example, in 2014-15, only 5.4% of Australian children aged 2-18 years ate the recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables. Add to this, environmental toxin exposure, stress in … Read more

Herbal anti-bacterial – An International Winner

World Health Organisation’s first warning about anti-biotic-resistant strains of bacteria was followed by the UK Government, and more warnings by the World Health Organisation and by various international governments. Practitioners in the US, Australia, South America and South Africa were becoming really aware and so were the patients. Stunning results were reported with the use of … Read more

Anxious high school students?

When people, adults or students, present with mental health concerns often the first line of treatment is medication.  However, the humble Vitamin C should not be overlooked, in particular with anxiety-related conditions.  Not only does Vitamin C support healthy adrenal function, it also combats inflammation and oxidative stress.  Furthermore, considering the often nutritionally-deficient diets of … Read more