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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…

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 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…

Brain Inflammation and Mental Illness

January 07 2022 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Autoimmune Disorders, Nervous System,

The Link between brain inflammation and Mental illness in Australia and worldwide is getting a lot more validated research.  Neurologist, Dr. Perlmutter, stated: most brain diseases are diseases of brain inflammation. But when the brain is inflamed, it doesn’t effect you like inflamed joints or a sore throat. It takes form as other cognitive problems.…

The Gut-Thyroid Connection

The Gut-Thyroid Connection is well researched, with a strong interrelated connection present between the thyroid and gut.  Hippocrates said: “All disease begins in the gut.” 2,500 years later we’re just beginning to understand how right he was.[1] In this article we will explore the Gut-Thyroid Connection, also known as the Gut-Thyroid Axis. Thyroid and gut…

Natural Treatment of Scleroderma

October 17 2021 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Autoimmune Disorders, Immune system,

Scleroderma is a rare, chronic autoimmune, connective tissue disease, involving the hardening and tightening of the skin and connective tissues.  The Natural Treatment of scleroderma is possible through calming the immune system, removing triggers and balancing the gut and biochemistry.  It affects people both in Perth, Australia and worldwide.  Scleroderma comes from the Greek: sclero,…

IGG & IGE antibodies – what are the differences in food intolerances and how do we test for them?

IGG and IGE antibodies – what are the differences in food intolerances and how do we test for them? Food intolerances and food allergies in Australia and worldwide and classes differently and have a range of different symptoms producing either IgG & IgE antibodies,  There are a number of reasons why a food can cause…

Functional medicine approach to lupus

September 23 2021 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Autoimmune Disorders, Immune system,

Lupus, also called SLE, which stands for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects people in Perth and Australia wide.  Lupus can affect many different parts of the body and there is no cure for lupus. About 20,000 people in Australia and New Zealand have lupus. About 9 in 10 are women…