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Cold Water Immersion – Take the plunge?

Cold Water Immersion – Take the plunge?

A growing number of athletes, trainers, celebrities and wellness influencers are espousing the use of cold-water immersion therapy. But what is it, how do you do it properly and can it really be of benefit to our health? When practiced on a regular basis, cold water immersion therapy can provide long-lasting changes to your body’s…

The link between the gut and our mental health

The rate of mental health issues in Australia is increasing. The National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing conducted in 2007 found that an estimated 1 in 5 (20%) Australians aged 16–85 experienced a mental disorder in the previous 12 months (ABS 2008). 1 With such a high proportion of our communities reporting mental health…

Why is gut health so important? 

April 18 2022 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Gut Health,

The gut microbiome is the foundation of good health. Good gut health brings a balance between the good and bad bacteria in your digestive system. Poor gut health, also known as gut dysbiosis, not only affects your digestion, but multiple systems of the body and your overall health and wellbeing. It can affect your brain…

Stress, the body and disease

Stress is the body’s reaction to harmful situations – whether they’re real or perceived. When you feel threatened, a chemical reaction occurs in your body that allows you to act in a way to prevent injury. This reaction is known as “fight-or-flight” or the stress response. During the stress response, your heart rate increases, breathing quickens, muscles…

Adenomyosis: What is it?

March 15 2022 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Womens Health,

Many women in Australia and worldwide aren’t aware they have adenomyosis because the condition doesn’t always cause symptoms. The condition may affect 20% to 65% of females in Australia and USA. March is Adenomyosis and Endometriosis Awareness Month, so we will be exploring the similarities and differences between the two. Many of our patients ask…

What is a Health Coach and How Can They Help You?

“It’s going to be my New Year’s Resolution” – we’re all familiar with that saying.  You decide that you want to be healthier—exercise more, eat better, lose weight, feel less stressed or get a health problem under control. You set your goal, such as walking 30 minutes every day—and for a while you manage to…

A Functional Approach to COVID-19

The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is forcing us to reevaluate so much of our lives, to focus on those we love, and what is most important. As an act of self-preservation and as an act of service to all our friends, neighbours, co-workers, and fellow West Australians it is imperative that we now, more than ever, focus…

The 4 Types of PCOS

February 16 2022 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Womens Health,

PCOS also known Polycystic ovarian syndrome is an increasingly common hormone condition that causes ovarian cysts to form on a woman’s ovaries. It affects from 12-20% of women in Australia and worldwide that are in the reproductive age group. PCOS is caused by an imbalance of female hormones and can cause a range of symptoms…

CIRS

January 28 2022 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Uncategorized,

One in four people in Australia have a genetic susceptibility towards Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS). The most common trigger for CIRS is mould and mycotoxins from buildings with water damage. The ongoing inflammation can affect virtually any organ system of the body and if left untreated becomes debilitating. What is CIRS? CIRS stands for Chronic Inflammatory…

The Rosacea – SIBO Connection

The Connection Between Rosacea and SIBO Rosacea patients have a higher prevalence of SIBO than the general Australian population. There is a direct link between Rosacea and SIBO, which will be discussed in this article. Rosacea Rosacea is a common chronic inflammatory disease that mainly affects the central face; typically involving the cheeks, nose, middle part…