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Approaching ADHD the Functional Medicine way

Approaching ADHD the Functional Medicine way

September 12 2020 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Uncategorized,

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common neuropsychiatric disorder in children and is increasing in prevalence in Australia. Six percent of children are now being treated with ADHD medication and ADHD diagnoses have increased by 42 percent in the past eight years.(1) While medication can certainly help, Functional Medicine focusses on what triggers…

Attaining a healthy level of thyroid autoimmune antibodies

The thyroid is something that is often the source of many health problems. Hypothyroidism is the most common thyroid disorder in Australia, affecting around 1 in 33 Australians. It is more common in women than men, and in those aged more than 60 years.(1) Thyroid autoimmune antibodies develop when a person’s immune system mistakenly targets…

Treatment of Klebsiella bacteria and its symptoms

Klebsiella pneumoniae (K. pneumoniae) are bacteria that normally live in your intestines and faeces. They are harmless when they’re in your intestines but if they spread to another part of your body, they can cause severe infections.  If your immune system is weakened or you have been using antibiotics for a long while, you are…

Impact of toxins and heavy metals on methylation

Many toxins and metals can adversely affect your health, and many are damaging to DNA methylation, particularly if you have a MTHFR mutation.  Growing evidence shows that environmental metal exposure involves changes in epigenetic marks, which may lead to a possible link between heritable changes in gene expression and disease susceptibility and development. Protection from…

Types of psoriasis and how your gut health could be the underlying cause

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that speeds up the lifecycle of your skin cells. Its symptoms manifest on your skin yet it is caused by your immune system going rogue and attacking your own tissues. When it comes to psoriasis treatment options, conventional medicine uses a “one-size-fits-all” approach to address psoriasis symptoms.   A Functional…

A biochemistry approach to schizophrenia treatment

Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally. It can cause many symptoms, including hallucinations, paranoia, breaking from reality, flat affect or a reduced ability to express emotions.  People with schizophrenia require lifelong treatment. Early treatment may help get symptoms under control before serious complications develop and may help improve the…

9 most common causes of fatigue

Are you feeling tired all the time? Do you find yourself wanting to hit snooze more than usual? Functional Medicine and clinical nutrition can help restore your energy by understanding the underlying issues that cause fatigue. Exhaustion and low energy are often a result of what’s happening on the inside, or sometimes, the lack of what’s…

The Functional Medicine approach to Menopause

Menopause is recognized as an important reproductive health issue for women and a significant stage within a woman’s life cycle. By the year 2030, the global population will include approximately 1.2 billion women who have entered menopause, with millions of Australian women included in this number. By definition, menopause is the absence of periods for…

11 causes of sleep disorders and how to improve your sleep

In Australia and throughout the world, many of us do not get the sleep we need to function optimally. Often, there are underlying problems that cause regular cycles of sleep to be disturbed and the development of sleep disorders.  Sleep disorders are often a result of an underlying deficiency or an overstimulation of the brain.  Balancing…

MTHFR: Genetic mutation could be the underlying cause of weight gain or prevent weight loss

How the MTHFR genetic mutation could be contributing to weight gain or stopping your weight loss attempt If you have an MTHFR genetic mutation you may be experiencing a number of different symptoms, including ineffective weight loss. Other symptoms include chronic fatigue, histamine intolerance, chronic pain, mental health disorders, amongst many others which vary in…