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Immune system

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…

Autoimmune Disease

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

Autoimmune disease (AID) refers to a group of chronic inflammatory conditions characterised by an inappropriate immune response in which the immune system produces auto-antibodies to an endogenous antigen. Autoimmune disease may be systemic as with lupus or restricted to certain organs as with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. AID worldwide has significantly increased over the past 20 years…

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,…