Immune

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...

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!

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 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...

Have You Heard Of Gilbert’s Syndrome?

Have You Heard Of Gilbert's Syndrome? Gilberts syndrome is a genetic condition in which the body is unable to effectively clear bilirubin from the body (unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia) which results in impaired detoxification. It is arguably the most common syndrome...

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...

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 environment of the...

10 Tips To Set Up Toddlers For Good Eating

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...

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...

Constipation : Gut Works

Constipation When you are constipated what happens to your body's waste products? They stay in your body longer when they really need to be eliminated. This is the single largest route for toxin and waste removal so getting things moving well should always be a top...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

Food Intolerance and the Health of Your Gut

Food Intolerances or Allergies? What do we mean by food intolerance? When nuts, dairy, soy, wheat, yeast and gluten are making you bloated, giving you gut pain, diarrhoea, wind, heart burn or you generally don't feel well and are fatigued you may well have an...

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...

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