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Immune system

What exactly is the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet?

The AIP diet, autoimmune paleo diet or autoimmune protocol diet is often recommended to patients that are suffering from a reactive autoimmune condition.  More and more research shows how our gut health influences everything from our weight, to our mood, to our cognitive ability. It can be the reason for chronic health conditions, the root…

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…

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…

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…

How to boost your immunity to combat the COVID-19 Coronavirus

March 21 2020 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Immune system,

Boost your immunity to ward off COVID-19 Coronavirus Boost your immunity and immune system naturally to help combat COVID-19 Coronavirus.  With COVID-19 beginning to spread in Perth, WA and Australia wide through public transmission, we should all be looking for natural ways to boost our immune system and take precautions to help reduce the chances…

Autoimmune disease protocol diet (AIP) and how nutrition and gut health can assist with symptoms

January 02 2020 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Autoimmune Disorders, Immune system,

In contemporary society, more and more people are finding that underlying their chronic health conditions is an autoimmune disease and impaired gut health.  There are strong links between Autoimmune disease and Gut Health. Autoimmune diseases have a strong link to the state of our gut health. With a Functional Medicine approach, you can learn how…

Viral Infections

July 30 2019 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Conditions, Immune system,

Symptoms, Causes & Treatment Viruses are intracellular parasites that rely on host cells to reproduce. A viral infection occurs when a virus infects human cells. The symptoms of viral infections are largely due to the immune system response to the virus, in particular the release of cytokines.  Virus’s are much more common than most of…

Mouth Ulcers

July 30 2019 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Conditions, Immune system,

Mouth ulcer – Causes, Symptoms & Treatment A mouth ulcer is an open sore in the mucous membranes of the mouth.  Once formed, mouth ulcer may be maintained by inflammation and/or secondary infection. Mostly mouth ulcers are benign and self-limiting (e.g. when caused by trauma) but in some cases can become persistent and recurrent. Many…

Glandular Fever

July 30 2019 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Conditions, Immune system,

Symptoms, Treatment & Causes Glandular fever, also known as infectious mononucleosis is an acute infectious disease caused by the Epstein-Barr virus and characterised by fever, pharyngitis, swollen glands, often spleen enlargement, and severe fatigue that can continue for months. It mostly occurs in adolescence and young adulthood. Glandular fever can be a debilitating illness for…

Herpes Simplex Virus

July 30 2019 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Conditions, Immune system,

Causes, Symptoms & Treatment The Herpes simplex virus (HSV) causes recurrent viral infections – Type 1 most commonly causes cold sores around the mouth, and Type 2 most commonly causes genital herpes. Both types are ubiquitous and contagious and are transmitted by the shedding of the virus from an infected person. After the initial infection,…