Living with MTHFR gene mutations

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 “Living with MTHFR gene mutations”

What do I do if I have allergies?

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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 “What do I do if I have allergies?”

The importance of rest, sleep and relaxation time

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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 “The importance of rest, sleep and relaxation time”

How to Ferment Vegetables

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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 “How to Ferment Vegetables”

Top 5 tips to cope with colds and flu

 

When the temperature gets lower during winter months lots of people can experience colds and sometimes flu. You experience each of these when your immune system is compromised because your muscle are shaking to keep you warm.

Colds tend to be bacterial and flu tends to be viral with higher temperatures. It’s also important to accept that we’re meant … Read More “Top 5 tips to cope with colds and flu”

What Does Visiting a Naturopath Entail?

I am often asked what visiting a naturopath entails.

Naturopaths are medically trained specialists in natural medicine. Like other branches of medicine, we go to college for many years and study human biology, chemistry, biochemistry, pathology and clinical medicine, largely to degree standards.

What sets naturopaths apart from standard Western medicine is that we also study medical herbalism, nutritional medicine, … Read More “What Does Visiting a Naturopath Entail?”

Do You Have Mercury Poisoning?

Mercury toxicity can happen in a number of ways and have profound effects on your physical and mental health without you ever knowing the source of your problems. A blood test might not even show up the problem and the odds are that your doctor has not been trained to look for or recognise the symptoms of such chronic toxicity.… Read More “Do You Have Mercury Poisoning?”

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis

You may be aware that our essential nutrients to sustain life are carbohydrates, fats and proteins. You may also be aware that we need different vitamins in order to help our bodies work well. You may even understand that your blood needs iron to prevent anaemia and you need calico to make you be strong.

What you may not be … Read More “Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis”