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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…

Benefits of spore forming probiotics & soil based probiotics

Spore forming and soil based probiotics have many health benefits and are used by us clinically throughout Australia.  By definition, a probiotic is a food, product or preparation containing one or more microorganisms that when consumed, maintain or restore beneficial bacteria to the digestive tract. [1] Probiotics are made of good live bacteria and/or yeasts…

The toxic effects of hidden mould

Some people get sick from exposure to mould. Others have no symptoms and don’t experience ill effects of any kind. Let’s look at the potential dangers of mould exposure, symptoms of mould illness and how you can treat it, as well as how you can reduce your exposure to mould.  What is mould exactly? Mould…

How low dose naltrexone could benefit your health condition

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) has emerged has an effective treatment for many chronic health conditions, pain management and autoimmune conditions.  Naltrexone is a medication that was originally used to help manage alcohol and opioid addiction by preventing the “high” caused by these substances. It is now also used in low doses, termed Low Dose Naltrexone…

Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Treatment – have you been floxed?

Quinolone antibiotics were first developed in the 1960s to work against a broad range of bacterial infections. Unfortunately, like most medications, there are a host of unwanted side effects and for a small amount of the population, fluroquinolone toxicity can have devastating effects. These may include symptoms of extreme fatigue, tendon rupture, joint and muscle…

How endocrine disruptors affect our health and hormones

In the last 25 years, research has demonstrated that endocrine disruptors in Australia and worldwide are linked to many health problems, including male reproductive disorders, premature death, obesity and diabetes, neurological impacts, breast cancer, endometriosis, female reproductive disorders, immune disorders, liver cancer, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s symptoms, prostate cancer and thyroid disorders. (1) So, what exactly are…

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…