Nutrient Imbalances

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...

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...

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...

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,...

COQ10 Is A MUST With Cholesterol Lowering Drugs!

      COQ10 Is A Must With Cholesterol Lowering Drugs! Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a natural antioxidant made in your body: it’s found in almost every cell, and it concentrates in the heart, liver and kidneys. Many medical studies demonstrate CoQ10 benefits when...

Chronic Fatigue – TIRED, EXHAUSTED ANYONE?

    bDo you constantly feel tired and/or weak? Could it be chronic fatigue? Fatigue can be felt physically, mentally or a combination of both. What really separates fatigue from just feeling ‘tired’ is that fatigue is either felt constantly or in ‘waves’...

Vitamins Harm: A Waste Of Money?

Are Vitamins Good For You? Vitamins & supplements yet again in the spotlight! And in some respects, rightly so, I thought it might be helpful to many of you to have a Naturopath's opinion, considering the level of training we have in this area. Are Vitamins A...

CONTRACEPTIVES PILLS: Some of the Real Impacts For Women?

CONTRACEPTIVES PILLS - Whats the Real Impact For Women? There is no doubt when oral contraceptive pills (OCP) came to life, the excitement was palatable. We couldn't believe our luck, we thought our dreams had been answered - an easy solution to our contraception...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

GLYCINE – The Anti Aging Amino Acid and more…..

Glycine Glycine is an amino acid produced in our very own body, meaning that we don't need to consume it in our diet. That being said, there are many reasons why we may want to increase the amount of glycine in our diet or with supplementation. Glycine is an...

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 Elimination Diet – Uncover Your Food Reactions!

        The Elimination Diet – Uncover Your Food Reactions! The Elimination Diet is a way of seeing the true effect the food you eat has on your body! Not only does the Elimination diet allow you to see what foods effect you, but it shows you HOW they make...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Health Food to Superfood

Health Food to Superfood Here is a little brief on why some foods are beyond a health food, making them superfoods! Acai Has a high ORAC score, hence has a high antioxidant capacity and therefore slows down the oxidative processes, commonly associated with age-related...

Naturopathic Medicine Integrating In General Practice?

Naturopathic Medicine Integrating In General Practice? Naturopathic and alternative therapies, have a huge roll to play in our health care! It looks like some general practitioners are now agreeing, with a view to educating other GP's, on the importance of an...

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...

Healthy Food: What Are “Whole Foods”?

    Whole Foods We hear the word "whole foods" a lot, but do you actually know what this means? Whole foods, are foods which have not been altered from the state they have been found in nature. They haven't been refined or processed. They are a healthy food,...

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...

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...

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...

Pyroluria could be the cause of your emotional or behavioural issues

Do you have emotional or behavioural issues? It may be more biochemical than you realize. If you are dealing with depression and anxiety, along with issues such as, pessimism, emotional lability, impulsivity, poor stress tolerance, easily fatigued, then it may be more...

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