Autoimmunity and You

autoimmunity and you

Auto immune conditions are increasingly becoming the most complex, and costly, health related conditions to treat. As incidence rates sky-rocket, immune system over activation, or auto immunity, is becoming the common thread that ties together conditions as diverse as: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Lupus, Psoriasis, and, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. While western medicine…

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Why I Believe Treating Mood Disorders Starts In the Gut

why i believe treating mood disorders starts with the gut

All disease begins in the gut – Hippocrates In the clinic I see a lot of patients with varying forms of mood disorders. It could be primary depression or anxiety, where they are looking for alternative treatment options, or it could be secondary, a mental health condition that has arisen due to a longer term…

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Five Signs You Have a Gluten Problem

five signs you have a gluten problem

For far too long it has been assumed that only people with Celiac’s need to avoid gluten. The connection of gluten and Celiac’s disease put gluten squarely in the realm of the gastroenterologist and gut – to propose that gluten could cause other non-gut related problems has been considered taboo until recently. But is it…

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Why Can I Have Cheese, Yoghurt & Butter But Not Milk?

why can i have cheese yoghurt butter but not milk

Cow’s milk has a long history as part of the standard western diet, and other than meat is often the major dietary source of protein. Milk, for many, is also the major dietary source of calcium, which presents many problems of it’s own, resulting from the low availability of the calcium in milk. While the…

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Are You Taking a Fibre Supplement? Three Things You Need to Know

are you taking a fibre supplement three things you need to know

In Australia, like most other developed nations, the incidence of irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis, are soaring. It is currently estimated that 12% of visits to primary care practitioners and 28% of visits to gastroenterologists are due to irritable bowel syndrome. Many people affected by bowel or gastrointestinal problems,…

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An Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Primer

an irritable bowel syndrome ibs primer

Have you heard people talk about Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and thought to yourself, what is IBS? Maybe you’ve been diagnosed with IBS by a medical professional, or self diagnosed, and wanted to know how it will affect you? We regularly ask our clients their main reason for seeking help from a Naturopath. Digestive health…

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How to Support Healthy Elimination

how to support healthy elimination

We often talk about the importance of detoxification and the effective elimination of toxins from the body for overall health. In this article we take a look at the channels our body uses to remove toxins, and a few simple strategies that you can apply to help improve your detoxification ability. What are the Channels…

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Combatting Candida Albicans

If you’ve ever had thrush, candidiasis or yeast infections, then you know we’re not making this up! Regardless of the name, symptoms of a Candida Albican overgrowth can be uncomfortable, unpleasant and more than a little annoying. What are Candida Albicans? We talk about our good bacteria frequently, so it’s about time we spoke about…

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Habits of Effective Pooers

Wow, if you’re looking for a controversial health subject you need look no further than bowel movements! How frequently should we be going to the toilet? What is the best type of poo, or stool if you prefer, to be passing? In Naturopathic philosophy the health of the gut, is closely related to our overall…

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