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  • The Liver and Detoxification

    May, 2012

      Food, alcohol, drugs, bacteria, viruses and the environment launch a daily assault on the body’s inbuilt detoxification systems. When the detoxification system is overwhelmed, disruption of homeostasis will inevitably follow, leading to a wide array of symptoms.   Supporting inbuilt liver detox processes   I examine the body’s own inbuilt detox processes and ways […]

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  • Nutrigenomic Profiles – How Important Are They?

    Feb, 2019

    What is Nutrigenomics? Nutrigenomics is the study of the effects of food and food constituents on gene expression, and how genetic variations affect the nutritional environment. It focuses on understanding the interaction between nutrients and other dietary bioactives with the genome at the molecular level, to understand how specific nutrients or dietary regimes may affect […]

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  • 5 Reasons Why You’re Struggling to Lose Weight

    Feb, 2018

    Banting, Blood Type, Low GI, Low Fat, Fasting… you’ve tried them all. Yet, those kilos just aren’t budging and your mood is sinking with each incremental increase on the scale. If you’ve been losing the battle against the bulge, perhaps it’s time to start investigating the underlying contributory factors:   Adrenal stress and thyroid function […]

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  • Defeat Autism Now (DAN!)

    Jan, 2018

      INTRODUCTION Having just attended the Defeat Autism Now (DAN!) conference in Long Beach, California, I was amazed by the collection of scientists, researchers, doctors and nutritionists all of whom have adopted a biomedical approach to treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). It was really incongruent to have to remind myself that this approach, […]

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  • GAPS and IBS

    Oct, 2016

      The GAPS diet was derived from the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) to naturally treat chronic inflammatory conditions in the digestive tract as a result of a damaged gut lining (or ‘leaky gut’). Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride adapted SCD to found GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) to fit the needs of her patients suffering from […]

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  • Cruciferous veg and thyroid function

    Sep, 2016

      I see a lot of clients with thyroid dysfunction or auto-immune thyroid disease like Hashimotos. Generally, at some point in the consultation, many will ask me if they should avoid cruciferous veg because of their goitrogen content.   What are goitrogens   Goitrogenic compounds are found in some cruciferous vegetables. These compounds can interfere […]

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  • Dairy-free, Calcium-free – I think not

    Aug, 2016

      I often see clients that are concerned about their calcium intake if they are following a dairy-free diet.  The good news is that calcium doesn’t only come in dairy products and calcium pills, it is contained in many different foods with a variety of different colours. And most, are quite delicious. More delicious, that […]

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  • Diet may help ADHD kids more than drugs

    Mar, 2011

      A study published in the Lancet this year, looks at the effects of a restricted elimination diet on the behaviour of children with ADHD.  There were several phases to the trial. At the start of the first phase, children were placed on a few-foods diet (rice, meat, vegetables, pears and water) which is a […]

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  • Gut bacteria hold the key to health

    Jul, 2010

    “For each human cell in your body there are 10 microbial cells, most of them living in the gut and helping us digest things we can’t digest on our own,” said Justin Sonnenburg, PhD, assistant professor of microbiology  and immunology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Each individual’s microbial ecosystem is different in its […]

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  • Women With PCOS Have Higher BPA Blood Levels, Study Finds

    Jun, 2010

    Women with the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the most common hormone imbalance in women of reproductive age, may be more vulnerable to exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), found in many plastic
household items. A recent study has shown that as the BPA blood level increased, so did the concentrations of the male sex hormone […]

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