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The benefits and uses of NAC in Australia

July 18 2021 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Uncategorized,

What are the Benefits and uses of NAC?  Firstly, lets understand what NAC is.  NAC, also known as N-acetyl cysteine, is a super nutrient with many benefits.  In our clinics in Perth and across Australia we use NAC regularly to assist in detoxification and to support a range of functions in patients.  NAC is made…

Oxalates and chronic disease – is yeast or candida the underlying answer?      

July 11 2021 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Uncategorized,

Oxalate sensitivity could be linked to underlying yeast or candida overgrowth.  Oxalate, also known as oxalic acid, is an organic compound found in many plant foods. For most of us, oxalates cause few to no issues but for some people with sensitivities, when the level of oxalates is high, it can lead to an abundance…

 Managing autoimmune disease with glutathione

July 11 2021 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Uncategorized,

Glutathione and Autoimmune disease need to be discussed together.  In today’s world, even in Australia, our bodies have a lot to cope with – stress, lack of sleep, environmental toxins, poor nutrition, high sugar consumption, food intolerances and the list goes on… add an autoimmnue disorder in the mix and the stress and inflammation potential…

Preventing and treating dementia the Functional Medicine way

June 21 2021 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Uncategorized,

It is estimated that Dementia treatment in Australia is amounts to between 400,000 and 459,000 cases in 2020 with Alzheimer’s disease accounting for up to 70% of diagnosed cases. The number of people with dementia is expected to increase to between 550,000 and 590,000 by 2030. [1] The term dementia describes a group of conditions…

The difference between Celiac disease and gluten intolerance and sensitivity

There has been a rise the number of people who are choosing to live a gluten-free lifestyle but there is still some confusion around the reasons for their choice and varying severity of their symptoms. Reactions to gluten are varied and not all point to an allergy or adverse outcome. Celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity…

Approaching ADHD the Functional Medicine way

September 12 2020 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Uncategorized,

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common neuropsychiatric disorder in children and is increasing in prevalence in Australia. Six percent of children are now being treated with ADHD medication and ADHD diagnoses have increased by 42 percent in the past eight years.(1) While medication can certainly help, Functional Medicine focusses on what triggers…

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…

Impact of toxins and heavy metals on methylation

Many toxins and metals can adversely affect your health, and many are damaging to DNA methylation, particularly if you have a MTHFR mutation.  Growing evidence shows that environmental metal exposure involves changes in epigenetic marks, which may lead to a possible link between heritable changes in gene expression and disease susceptibility and development. Protection from…

Types of psoriasis and how your gut health could be the underlying cause

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that speeds up the lifecycle of your skin cells. Its symptoms manifest on your skin yet it is caused by your immune system going rogue and attacking your own tissues. When it comes to psoriasis treatment options, conventional medicine uses a “one-size-fits-all” approach to address psoriasis symptoms.   A Functional…

9 most common causes of fatigue

Are you feeling tired all the time? Do you find yourself wanting to hit snooze more than usual? Functional Medicine and clinical nutrition can help restore your energy by understanding the underlying issues that cause fatigue. Exhaustion and low energy are often a result of what’s happening on the inside, or sometimes, the lack of what’s…