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Celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, and gluten intolerance Australia: Identify common symptoms and naturally treat gluten reactions

Celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, and gluten intolerance Australia: Identify common symptoms and naturally treat gluten reactions

The ingestion of gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, is linked to several clinical disorders including wheat allergy, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, and severe gluten intolerance in Australia. Evidence states that one in 70 Australians have celiac disease with four out of five people remaining undiagnosed. 1 The rates of gluten sensitivity are…

Paleo Diet – your questions answered

May 25 2020 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Frequently Asked Questions,

How to make the Paleo Diet suit me Everyone seems to have an opinion of the paleo diet at the moment – some claim that it’s bad news for your health whilst others espouse it’s a cure all for everything.  There are, however, many variations on the paleo diet. Some plans are strict, some less…

Common fungal infections in Australia and the 7 most common symptoms

May 18 2020 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Immune system,

Fungal infections are common throughout Australia and much of the natural world. We commonly see fungal infections in residents of our capital cities Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Adelaide, as well as in many remote areas of Australia. In humans, fungal infections occur when an invading fungus takes over an area of the body and is…

What is the COMT gene and how do treatments balance mood, hormone levels, and improve overall health?

May 11 2020 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Mental Health,

COMT Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) is one of a number of enzymes that process neurotransmitters such as dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine.  As we know, not everyone in Australia or anywhere in the world responds to stress in the same way. Life experience influences our perception of stress, but certain genes make us more or less sensitive to…

What is Functional Medicine? Your questions answered

May 04 2020 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Frequently Asked Questions,

What is Functional Medicine? Functional Medicine, (also known as Integrative Medicine, Natural Medicine, Holistic Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine), is an integrative, science-based approach to health care with a focus on patient-centred care.  It provides alternative therapies by blending natural medicine and the latest scientific research to address the underlying causes of disease. Rather than…

Histamine Intolerance – Signs and symptoms of histamine intolerance and natural treatment for allergies and skin conditions

April 27 2020 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Respiratory System, Skin Disorders,

Histamine intolerance is often a key underlying cause of skin conditions and allergies that affect people in Perth and Australia-wide.  Histamine intolerances are often caused by bacterial overgrowth, SIBO, low methylation, a poor functioning DAO enzyme in the gut, high oxalates, and insufficiency of key nutrients such as B6 that support the clearance of histamine.…

SIBO: What causes small intestinal bacterial overgrowth & natural treatment with Advanced Functional Medicine Perth

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is a form of gut dysbiosis affecting the small intestine, requiring specialised SIBO treatment to return the gut to optimal health and improving overall wellbeing. We specialise in the treatment SIBO at our Perth clinic of Advanced Functional Medicine, treating patients both in Perth and Australia wide. Initially thought to…

Parasite Treatment Perth – Symptoms of intestinal parasites and natural treatment of parasitic infections

Parasites are more common in humans than you think and as a functional medicine practitioner, I often detect parasitic infections in my patients. We commonly administer parasite treatment in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and throughout Australia as these parasites are more common than most think. Many patients contract them overseas and bring them home but others…

What are common autoimmune disorders and who is most at risk?

April 03 2020 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Autoimmune Disorders,

There are currently more than 80 different autoimmune conditions we know about, ranging from common autoimmune disorders to very rare autoimmune disorders. Common autoimmune disorders affect around 5% of people and this percentage is continuing to rise. The risk of contracting an autoimmune disease in modern times is drastically increasing. At our Perth clinic of…

Understand how your MTHFR gene mutation can be responsible for anxiety disorder and other mental health conditions

Anxiety disorder can significantly impact your quality of life. If you have a MTHFR gene mutation, it is probable that you have suffered from anxiety and depression at some time in your life.  Many of our patients at our Perth clinic of Advanced Functional Medicine have tried different antidepressants with little or no effect, often…