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Nutrition & Lifestyle Support

How to optimise mitochondria and Energy Production 

Recent Australian studies state that about 1 in 200 people will carry a mitochondrial genetic defect – that equates to nearly 120,000 Australians.(1)  Not all these people will develop illness but may develop mild symptoms that go undetected throughout their lifetime.  Many other people without a genetic predisposition can also have mitochondria dysfunction through biochemical…

Cholesterol Treatment – Is your cholesterol too high and should you be on a statin?

Cholesterol is essential for the normal functioning of the body. Many Australians have elevated cholesterol and are unsure if they are at risk of artery damage, according to the Health Department of WA, 1 in 3 Perth residents have been told by the doctor they have elevated cholesterol.  Keeping your blood cholesterol at a healthy…

Why do I have a Brain Fog? 

Brain fog, also described as mental fatigue, is a symptom of other medical conditions. It’s a type of cognitive dysfunction involving: memory problems lack of mental clarity – slow thinking or not thinking clearly poor concentration inability to focus  feeling confused or forgetful a kind of haziness or mental fatigue When is brain fog a…

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…

Combatting Menstrual Migraines Naturally

More than 70% of menstrual migraines sufferers in Australia are women. And more than half of them get severe, debilitating headaches before or during their periods. This is often caused by estrogen levels dropping sharply at that point in a woman’s menstrual cycle. (1) These hormone-triggered migraines can have a profoundly negative effect on the…

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…

A Functional Medicine Approach to Autism

The concepts of Functional Medicine are well suited for disorders like Autism Spectrum Disorder. The development of autism involves multiple organ system imbalances, including the brain, gut and immune systems and detoxification pathways. There is a wide range of severities and causes for children and adults with autism, so not everyone should be treated in…

Low Progesterone Symptoms – How to boost your progesterone levels naturally

Low progesterone can cause different symptoms for both premenopausal and post-menopausal women. The good news is that there are plenty of natural ways to increase natural progesterone.  For some women, using natural therapies alone will help them eliminate unwanted symptoms and increase progesterone. Other women may need additional support, choosing to use a progesterone cream…

How glutathione can benefit your overall health

Adequate availability of glutathione, a master antioxidant in the body, is critical for maintaining health, protecting the body from toxins and promoting longevity.  Your body produces its own glutathione, but poor diet, pollution, toxins, methylation imbalances, nutrient deficiencies such as B6, medications, stress, trauma, aging, infections and radiation can all contribute to the depletion of…

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…