In my Sydney clinic I see a lot people with MTHFR gene mutations who come for professional clinical help to feel better and be well.
MTHFR (methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase) is an enzyme that is part of the methyl cycle that is encoded by the MTHFR gene.
The enzyme is responsible for the catalysing conversion of 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate (from the folate you eat) … Read More
Allergies are a major problem in the modern world. Interestingly they are less recorded in history and primitive cultures so either they were not considered serious medical problems or the modern environment has spawned more allergies in more people. Statistically in medicine we think it is the latter because younger people are now experiencing more allergies than their parents or … Read More
How much do you value your health?
If you are lucky, life will be long. Most of us would say, however, that we would like a long life and we want to be healthy as long as possible. In fact, many of us would actually say that we would not want to live with deteriorating health. Some of us ask … Read More
In today’s world there are often many pressures, particularly for younger people who are just starting out in the world trying to establish a career, business, home and family.
Or, maybe you’re older and trying to work as hard as you can to put money away for your retirement plans.
In industrial societies much of our time can be stolen … Read More
Have you ever forgotten to drink during the day and found yourself quite exhausted?
When you have complained of depression to your healthcare professional, have they ever asked you how much water you drink?
Dehydration and lack of consuming sufficient quantities of water during the day is a major cause of physical and psychologist illness but it is … Read More
This is a question we must all ask ourselves, no matter our age or the lives we are leading.
What we know biologically and medically is that people who exercise regularly every week tend to live longer and have a better quality of health and life. They also have less illness and disease because their bodies work better.
Sure, some … Read More
Does anti-aging medicine sound like the holy grail of mythical magic?
Yes, perhaps. But anti-aging medicine is real. I not only know this as a health professional through the work I do with patients, but also at 60, I pass for someone in her 40s, so I am living proof it works.
• Do you feel you are getting … Read More
Sauerkraut is a traditionally fermented, salted, cabbage dish of the German, Baltic and Russian regions. The literal translation from the German language means sour fermented cabbage.
Historically the sauerkraut dish even goes back even further to ancient Roman times and before. It is a side dish that has a sour flavour, quite a tang and is wet and crispy to … Read More
Vegetable fermenting should be part the mainstay of any good diet. People have been fermenting vegetables for thousands of years in virtually every civilisation. Fermented vegetables produce good bacteria called probiotics for your digestive system to help your digestion and immune system work well.
Fermenting vegetables is something so simple and easy that anyone can do it at home without … Read More
When we look at the human body in medicine we divide it up into systems and every system is interdependent on other systems. The gut, of course, is one of the major systems within the body. If working well, it supports health but if it is working under pressure, no other system can work well.
The gut has two … Read More