April 6, 2017
Australian researchers say they have the first proof that soluble fibre can benefit people with asthma by producing a healthy gut.
A University of Newcastle study has shown fibre supplements positively altered the gut microbiota - a community of good and bad bacteria living in the bowel - and in turn reduced airway inflammation in asthmatics.
The research, presented at the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) Annual Scientific Meeting in Canberra, adds to a growing body of evidence that shows what you put in your mouth not only affects your waistline and heart but your lungs too.
March 9, 2016
Asthma can be a frightening condition to experience and horrible to witness.
One in ten people in Australia has asthma and it affects people of all ages.
In conjunction with intelligent application of conventional medicine and natural therapies, asthmas impact can be managed.
February 17, 2016
Pregnant women may need to rethink taking paracetamol for pain relief as research has shown modest associations with taking paracetamol during pregnancy with a risk of developing asthma in the infant/child.
Worryingly the research also indicated that babies who were given paracetamol in the first 6 months of life were almost a third more likely to develop asthma.
The next time mums to be or parents reach for the paracetamol, think about these potential ramifications and reconsider whether there may be other less harmful options.
December 1, 2015
While it may be uncomfortable for many of us to discuss, stool analysis has become a very important tool to determine a wide range of gastro intestinal conditions.
Stool Analysis provides an overview of the components of digestion, absorption, intestinal function and microbial flora as well as pathogenic bacteria, parasites and yeasts.
By indicating a poor digestive function and imbalanced gut flora a number of health conditions can be better understood and more tailored treatment protocols can be implemented.
October 15, 2015
Leaky gut has been known by Natural Health Practitioners to contribute to a range of debilitating conditions for many years.
Once diagnosed with a test such as an Intestinal Permeability kit, leaky gut can be effectively treated with proven ingredients, supplements and dietary changes.
Read on to find out more…
September 22, 2015
Spring is here! However for the one in five Australians who suffer from hay fever (also known as allergic rhinitis), this season is one to dread. For most, hayfever is seasonal because spring time means an increase in pollen from trees, grasses and weeds.
One of the most annoying symptoms is the seemingly unending production of mucus.
Is there a dietary way to minimise the production of such an annoying and often times embarrassing secretion?
August 20, 2015
Cuddling up in a nice warm bed may seem like a good start to a restful night but do you really know what’s sleeping in the bed with you?
Studies have discovered what lurks within our mattresses and pillows and the results are not pretty!
Our beds could potentially be a breeding ground for harmful bacteria, fungi, molds and dust mites.
August 18, 2015
Monosodium glutamate, or MSG, is a food additive often used to enhance the flavor of foods, in particular processed ones.
Hundreds of millions of pounds of MSG are added to foods worldwide every year. You probably already know about the harmful health effects of MSG and are trying to avoid it.
But did you know that it could actually be hiding in your food under other names?
July 22, 2015
Finally recognised as a public health issue, antibiotic resistance means infection- causing bacteria has become resistant to antibiotic medications.
All too often antibiotics are being prescribed and taken inappropriately and unnecessarily. Antibiotics have no effect in treating viruses, fungal infection or other illnesses that are not related to bacterial infection.
Australians are among the biggest offenders of anti-biotic over prescription, abuse and misuse and now resulting ‘Superbugs’ are becoming a global concern.
February 25, 2015
We believe that no matter where you are located in Australia or around the world, you deserve access the best Natural Health Practitioners, genetic/pathology testing and products available.
Therefore we are introducing a Free Initial Consultation for new and existing members.
September 2, 2014
A recent study indicated that young children over-exposed to antibiotics are at greater risk of developing food allergies such as peanut allergies later in life.
The researchers were able to identify a naturally occurring bacteria in the human gut that keeps people from developing food allergies. However this beneficial gut bacteria diminished with frequent antibiotic use at a young age — making children more susceptible to food allergies later in life.
The researchers concluded that it could be probiotics that could assist in reducing the impact of these antibiotic induced food allergies.