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Gut Dysfunction, Liver Detoxification and Toxic Overload

Coeliac Disease – Gluten Free Anyone?

Coeliac Disease Do you have unexplained digestive pain, skin rashes, joint pain, iron deficiency, or bone and muscle pain or even chronic fatigue? Varying symptoms like this could be Coeliac disease! Coeliac disease is a serious autoimmune disorder and triggers the...

The Secret to Fasting!

The Secrets To Fasting Fasting is as old as time with many religions practicing fasting; Christianity, Islam and Buddhism! Our ancestors would fast at times when food was scarse, so it just occurred naturally. Many of us have heard the term fasting and may cringe just...

Learn About FASTING

Learn About FASTING Thanks to Argo's we are doing a talk on fasting and everything you need to know. You Will Learn: The different styles of fasting The benefits Who should and who shouldn't How to make it work for you When Wednesday 21st March Time 6.30pm Where...

All You Need To Know About Yeast Infections

What Are Yeast Infections? Yeasts are tiny organisms belonging to the fungi group (mushrooms & mould). When humans consume high amounts of yeast, or there are problems with the type and numbers of your beneficial flora, overgrowth becomes problematic in the body and...

What Is Leaky Gut Syndrome?

What is Leaky Gut Syndrome? ‘Leaky-Gut-Syndrome’, also known as intestinal permeability, is a condition of the gastrointestinal tract which has claimed quite a bit of attention in recent years. In fact, health practitioners are now believing its linked to long term...

Move Over PROBIOTICS?

PROBIOTICS or PREBIOTICS?

Most of us have heard of probiotics, those good bacteria that reside in our digestive system, referred to as the gut or human microbiome, they literally are responsible for the health of our whole body – YEP really important stuff. But what about prebiotics few know what a prebiotic even is!

SIBO – Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth!!

What is SIBO?  SIBO is a condition where excessive amounts of bacteria are found in the small intestine (where you absorb all your nutrients) that causes hydrogen, methane or hydrogen sulphide gas production. These gases mimic Irritable bowel syndrome symptoms and can...

Overmethylation: what is it and how does it work?

METHYLATION What Is It? Let's avoid getting too technical: simply put, methylation makes things happen in your body. Methylation adds a methyl group to our DNA, and in doing so is responsible for many biochemical activities in the body, which effect our energy levels,...

Turmeric and Ginger Anti Inflammatory Hot Drink

Turmeric and Ginger Anti Inflammatory Hot Drink What a great new drink to replace coffee and easy to make. Turmeric is the best natural anti inflammatory - read more on anti inflammatories here. Ingredients 4 teaspoons of turmeric powder 2 teaspoons of ginger powder 1...

Quit Smoking Using NAC!

NAC is short for N- acetylcysteine, an antioxidant with many benefits and used in naturopathic treatments for a variety of reasons. I would like to thank bioconcepts for this great article, which demonstrates that there is an over...

LIFESTYLE MEDICINE

Lifestyle Medicine If we where to check the meaning of the word "lifestyle", its defined by the way a person chooses to live, and medicine is defined as anything that is used to treat or prevent disease. Lifestyle medicine has its roots well and truly in naturopathic...

Fasting For Renewal Of Life

Fasting For Renewal Of Life This is the title of a book by Herbert Shelton written decades ago. When my initial interest started in health, fasting is one of the first things I had come across but at the time it sounded too severe and seemed to be an unacceptable...

How To Save A GallBladder!

GallBladder Is gallbladder removal absolutely necessary in all cases? The gallbladder is a small pouch like organ which sits just under the liver, its job is to store bile, which is produced by the liver. The gallbladder empties bile into the small intestine, and bile...

ALLERGY, HISTAMINE or INTOLERANCE?

ALLERGY, HISTAMINE or INTOLERANCE? Many people suffer obvious, allergy type symptoms, yet have not been tested to determine if its actually an allergy or intolerance, or a histamine clearing issue! Treatment varies with each of these and for those who suffer the...

What To Look For In Your FOOD

Fresh    Local   Whole   Organic    Seasonal Food Here are some valuable things to consider about your food. Quality - Wherever possible food needs to be fresh, local, organic or biodynamic, unprocessed and whole food, additive and chemical free (this is particular...

Rethinking Our Love Affair With COFFEE

Rethinking Our Love Affair With COFFEE When it comes to coffee, we really do love it, its got so much going for it - it socially connects us to others, its easily accessible, its got that "nurturing" quality about it, it can give us a hit of energy and these qualities...

The Changing Face Of Medicare – How It Effects You!

The Changing Face Of Medicare - How It Effects You! A couple of weeks ago The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) released a new directive to GP's recommending that they say no to any requests from Naturopaths for further testing! This directive,...

MELATONIN – (Has The Wow Factor)

Melatonin   Has The Wow Factor Most people know melatonin as the hormone that helps us sleep, and very few of us need convincing that sleep is extremely important when it comes to our health and well-being. In fact along with regular formed bowel movements, sleep,...

Have You Heard Of Gilbert’s Syndrome?

Have You Heard Of Gilbert's Syndrome? Gilbert's syndrome (GS) is a genetic condition, involving,  high bilirubin levels (unconjugated hyperbilirubinaemia) which results from impaired liver bilirubin clearance! It is arguably the most common syndrome known to humans!!...

ADDICTION RECOVERY – Practical Advise!

Addictions Addictions are becoming a major issue and whilst one of the key elements to recovery is, ones genuine want to stop and for their lives to change, there are some still some potholes that can interfere with ones recovery and rehab centres for many have not...

H Pylori, The Stomach Invasion – Ulcers

Ulcers Helicobacter Pylori (H Pylori) is a gram-negative bacteria which invades the human stomach, effecting 30{ad0958e2cc4f7ce1b8a4a11258b282f3c28808b1a53d76a4b670a19fad40adab} of children and 60{ad0958e2cc4f7ce1b8a4a11258b282f3c28808b1a53d76a4b670a19fad40adab} of...

10 Tips To Set Up Toddlers For Good Eating

10 Tips To Set Up Toddlers For Good Eating Setting up toddlers for good eating habits should come naturaly, but because of the rapid change in our lifestyles, convenience foods and processed foods we need to think about our strategy and approach if we want to make it...

What’s With Diet Fads? Paleo Anyone?

Are you getting caught up in too many trendy diets, and what's with the Paleo Diet? Just like, with many new food trends, the paleo diet should be considered carefully if you want to adopt it as a long term way of eating and particularly if you are responsible for...

More On Bone Broths!

So if you loved the info from the blog on  bone broth, want the health benefits, but can't come to pigs trotters and chicken feet! Here are some recipes using more conventional parts of an animals anatomy:)   CHICKEN BROTH 1 Chicken frame (basically the carcas with a...

Elimination Diet – Why, When & How!

Elimination Diet - Why, When & How! There are one of two reactions that occur when we contemplate an elimination diet of sorts - either excitement and relief, at the thought of detoxing and cleansing the body, or dread and avoidance at having to give up the perception...

Constipation : Gut Works

Constipation When you are constipated what happens to your body's waste products? Well delayed exit is the logical answer, considering this is our body's largest pathway for elimination, getting it happening should be top on your health check list! So its still quite...

The Power of Retreats – Meditation

The Power of Retreats - Meditation When it comes to changing habits, particularly those related to our health, nothing is more motivating or inspiring than going on a retreat. Whether it be a weekend, or week long, retreats have all the components us humans need to...

Food Additives – How Do They Affect Health?

Food Additives - How Do They Affect Health? Ideally, if we all just stuck to eating whole foods, you know, those foods, like - fruit, veg, nuts, seeds, fish, eggs, poultry, meats, wholegrain, then we wouldn't need to know about food additives, because they are not...

Beyond-Autism-ADHD-Aspergers

Beyond-Autism-ADHD-Aspergers Autistc Spectrum Disorders (ASD), include autism, regressive autism, Aspergers and any pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), all of which are characterised as , neurodevelopmental disorders which include...

The Magic of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is an inexpensive go to for all manner of health benefits. What is all the fuss about and what is it anyway? Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is organic fermented apple juice, left raw, unfiltered and unpasteurised in order to keep the “mother” . This is...

Shopping List for HEALTHY EATING!

Healthy - eating If you are trying to move to healthy eating patterns, one of the most important places to start is in the kitchen. You must have all your ingredients to be able to throw things together, you also need to allocate a little time each week, to being on...

That Sugar Film

That-Sugar-Film If I was granted a few wishes, one would be for everyone to go see "That Sugar Film",  it is a fantastic educational on all the aspects of sugar, this movie leaves no rock unturned and it's fun to watch. It certainly provides a true and clear...

Tumeric Lemon Soup

This is a creamy (without the cream!) soup, using health promoting ingredients such as tumeric, lemon rind and ghee. Ghee is clarified butter, used commonly in Indian dishes, it is high in vitamins A and E, tumeric has been used for thousands of years as a remedy for...

Health : The Balancing Act!

Health One of the most confusing questions may be -  what should I do, or what do I have to do for my health, or to become healthy? It seems we spend much time and plenty of money to find our health, but are our efforts all in vain? Where do we lose our way and when...

Depression

Depression If you have struggled most of your life with depression, been on an antidepressant for as long as you can remember, find it difficult to find joy in anything, feel tired more often than not, then maybe its time to take a closer look at your biochemistry!...

Anxiety, Depression and the MTHFR Connection!

Anxiety, Depression and the MTHFR Connection! Recently there has been a lot of press around mood issues such as anxiety and depression and the possibility, that the cause is connected to a genetic mutation, of the MTHFR gene (methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase). This...

Healthy Snack Ideas: Flaxseed Crackers

Looking for healthy snack ideas? If you usually turn to fruit, or fruit based snacks, it might be time to consider something like, these flaxseed crackers. We often buy crackers, but you can make your own! It will take you a couple of hours once every 6 weeks...

Green Tea, Coffee, Chai Tea, Herbal Teas

Warm drinks are popular, both in summer and winter, and whilst a lot of us indulge in these drinks purely for pleasure, they can provide far more benefits to our health. Besides taste, warm drinks help connect us to other humans in social settings, they provide a...

Green Juicers

Want to start to introduce juicers into your diet but don't know where to start? Here is a quick look at the two type of ways to get greens into your diet. GREEN JUICERS                                                                         To make a green juice, you...

Liver Detox – Do You Have Signs of Toxicity?

Liver-Detox-Toxicity Our modern lifestyles now rely on an increasingly high amount of chemicals to meet our needs, these include food additives, pharmaceuticals, cleaning products, hygiene products, cosmetics, plastics, petrochemicals, industrial pollutants, heavy...