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Immune Health – how it works to protect you!

Immune Health Your Immune System can sometimes fly under the radar while fighting to protect you against disease and infection, what we mean is that its constantly at work and if its doing its job well you won't even know! But your immune health rely's on certain...

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...

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!

AUTOIMMUNITY – The Body’s Attack On Itself!

AUTOIMMUNITY Autoimmunity is basically when the body's immune system is attacking itself! This attack can be on any number of areas in the body and some autoimmune conditions are more debilitating than others. Whilst not all autoimmune conditions will reveal elevated...

Chronic Fatigue – TIRED, EXHAUSTED ANYONE?

Chronic Fatigue Chronic fatigue syndrome, adrenal fatigue, fatigue, exhaustion, poor energy: regardless of the label given, fatigue is growing at a fast rate and the reasons why are not easy to understand. If we had a late night, we've been over working (either...

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...

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...

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,...

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!!...

ENERGY DRINKS – The Dangers For Students!

ENERGY DRINKS - The Dangers For Students! "Increased alcohol consumption, non-medical prescription drug use, and illicit drug use are associated with energy drink consumption among college students" ! This is what has been revealed by the journal for addiction...

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...

INFLAMMATION – Beyond Anti-inflammatories!

INFLAMMATION - Beyond Anti-inflammatories! Are we over using anti-inflammatory drugs? Whilst I am not suggesting for a moment that we should be putting up with pain, us humans are pleasure seekers and pain avoiders, so that would go against our very nature! But maybe...

Bone Broth – Benefits Beyond Belief!

Bone Broth Bone broth have so many wonderful health benefits, that certainly deserve our attention, especially if we want to use food as medicine! Bone broth has been used for centuries to support gut health, immune systmes and nourishing the body in tiimes of...

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...

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...

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...

Insomnia – Sleep Issues!

Insomnia When it comes to sleeping well, many of us are just not getting what we need, both quality and quantity! If you feel tired and wired or just like you could do with a bit more energy, taking a close look at your "sleep hygiene" is a must. Poor sleep, can...

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...

Mindfulness-Meditation-3

Mindfulness Meditation-3 If you don't know what mindfulness meditation is then come along and experience it. Research shows meditation aids in building muscle mass, so add these sessions as part of your exercise routine this year. The added bonus is mindfulness...

Australian Healthy Eating – Seasonal Produce

Australian Healthy Eating - Seasonal Produce Eating with the seasons, is an aspect of Australian Healthy Eating nearly forgotten!  We can access tomatoes and cucumbers all year rounds, even though these foods, only grow naturally, in summer. Taking the lead and...

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...

Healthy Eating: In The Raw – Interview

THE NEOS KOSMOS NEWSPAPER interviews Maria Harpas, on the merits and pitfalls of a raw food diet, for healthy eating. In The Raw by PENNI PAPPAS Whether it's a need or desire to be healthier, or to lose weight, people generally find a diet that will suit their needs....

Are You Hosting Parasites?

Are parasites causing illness and pain in your body? It sounds extreme, but parasites in humans are more common than you might think. You don’t need to travel in the wilds of South America to pick one up. They can be contracted anywhere. Gone are the days where people...

The Gut & Food Intolerances

The Gut & Food Intolerances Having a food intolerance is no longer a rare occurrence these days. Nuts, dairy, soy, wheat, yeast, gluten appear to the most common troublemakers. But are these problematic for you? What is the likely root cause of food intolerances?...

A Natural Approach to Managing Depression

"It was like I was trapped in a hole with a broken leg - and I still thought I could get out on my own and be fine." This description came from one of our clients, Karen (name changed for privacy). It describes how she felt when trying to lose weight while also...

Increase Your Natural Resistance to Flu and the Common Cold

When we are under a heightened state of stress we are generally running our body with our sympathetic nervous system. This kicks us into our 'fight flight' response by releasing adrenalin into our bodies supply via our adrenal glands. These are tiny little glands that...

Vitamin D – The Little Vitamin That Could

Vitamin D There was once a little vitamin called D, who got pushed around by the big A, B and C vitamins. Nobody thought little vitamin D was useful. Even little vitamin D. But thanks to a large number of independent studies, it was discovered that little vitamin D...

Elevated Histamine Levels Cause Undermethylation

UNDERMETHYLATION Obsessive-compulsive disorder, seasonal depression (SAD) or allergies, defiance, perfectionism. These are just some of the traits that can be related to undermethylation – which may be a result of elevated histamine levels. While slightly elevated...