Immune

Eat Only Meat – Carnivory Anyone? Part 1

      Trialing the Carnivore Diet. All Meat Month – give or take a day! Become a carnivore for a month maybe? I have been thinking about this a lot lately and this is my take on it for now. For a start I have a personal bias towards animal products,...

What Is Leaky Gut Syndrome?

    What is Leaky Gut Syndrome? Leaky-Gut-Syndrome, more technically known as a 'hyper-permeable gut’, is a condition where the cells of our intestine begin to ‘unstick’ from one another. These cells in our intestine are a part of a protective lining which...

Vitamin D Toxicity – Too Much of a Good Thing?

Vitamin D Toxicity - Too Much of a Good Thing? Vitamin D is critical to our health, in fact, our immune system depends on it! Making sure we have enough vitamin D is a MUST, but what happens when we have too much? As supplementing with vitamin D becomes more and more...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Probiotics Prebiotics & the Microbiome

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...

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...

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...

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...

Stomach Ulcers & H. pylori

    Ulcers Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori) is a gram-negative bacteria which invades the human stomach, effecting 30% of children and 60% of adults worldwide - that is more than half the population! It has developed the ability to survive in the acid...

10 Tips To Set Up Toddlers For Good Eating

    Due to our fast-paced lifestyles and the convenience of fast and processed foods, setting up our toddlers for good eating habits is becoming increasingly difficult. In order provide our toddlers with all of the nutrients they need for development and set...

“SAMe” A Better Choice In Treating Osteoarthritis!

"SAMe" A Better Choice In Treating Osteoarthritis! S-adenosyl-methionine, otherwise known as "SAMe" appears to be as effective as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in reducing pain and improving functional limitation in patients with osteoarthritis without...

THYROID – Are You Undiagnosed?

Thyroid - Are you undiagnosed? Have you really had your thyroid checked? It's quite common to have your thyroid checked as part of the standard, routine tests, yet usually the only check made to assess thyroid status is the hormone known as Thyroid Stimulating Hormone...

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...

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 systems and nourishing the body in times of illness....

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...

The Magic of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is an inexpensive go-to product which seems to be all of the rage lately! So, What is all the fuss about? Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is organic fermented apple juice which is left raw, unfiltered and unpasteurised in order to maintain its beneficial...

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!...

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...

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...

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. Parasites can be found and contracted anywhere and not just...

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...

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