SOME NUTRIENT SUPPLEMENTS CAN BE HARMFUL FOR YOUR MENTAL & PHYSICAL HEALTH

April 29, 2016 by  
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The latest news on certain nutrient supplements helping to treat depression may be enlightening to some……but unfortunately the research results should be treated with caution. Rather than rushing out to buy these supplements I urge you to consult a Naturopathic Medicine practitioner or doctor, particularly one that specialises in genetic conditions, nutritional medicine and mental […]

Why Protecting & Encouraging a Healthy Microbiome is So Essential

June 2, 2015 by  
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Why Protecting & Encouraging a Healthy Microbiome is So Essential For every cell in the human body, there are about 10 nonhuman cells. These microbial residents of our gut, skin, eyes and nasal passages collectively are referred to as the “microbiome” — and research of its role in human health has revealed enough surprising discoveries […]

MTHFR – GENETIC CAUSE OF ANXIETY, DEPRESSION AND CARDIOVASCULAR PROBLEMS

March 7, 2015 by  
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As a practitioner for over 21 years, I’m always bemused when I read an article in a newspaper or see a story on a current affairs program that claims to provide ‘breaking news’ about a health condition that I’ve usually been treating for many years. I’m equally bewildered when they allege that there is a […]

Fluoride Linked to Thyroid Problems, Reduced IQ, Fatigue and Depression

March 5, 2015 by  
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‘Study links fluoride to health issues’ Australian health authorities are reviewing the case for fluoride in drinking water amid concerns scientific evidence supporting the benefits and risks to people’s health may have shifted. While most Australians have been regularly consuming low amounts of fluoride since it was added to drinking water in the 1960s and […]

DO AUSTRALIAN DOCTORS ‘OVER-PRESCRIBE’ ANTIDEPRESSANTS?

September 7, 2014 by  
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2013: BIG APPETITES FOR ANTIDEPRESSANTS Australian doctors dole out more antidepressants than almost any other rich country, according to a new OECD report that confirms antidepressant prescriptions have soared over the last decade. Earlier this year an Australian study found a dramatic 93.5% increase in dispensing of antidepressants despite their problematic effects. See the study […]

DO YOU SUFFER FROM DEPRESSION OR ANXIETY? YOU MAY HAVE PYROLURIA.

February 17, 2014 by  
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Do you suffer from anxiety or depression or some other mental health problem? Do you find it hard to feel an inner feeling of calm? If so, you may be suffering from Pyroluria. Pyroluria is a genetic abnormality in hemoglobin synthesis that affects up to 10% of the population (although most people are not aware […]

DEPRESSION – A CLINICAL CASE STUDY

February 10, 2014 by  
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THE FOLLOWING CASE IS TAKEN FROM MY PATIENT FILES AND ILLUSTRATES HOW DEPRESSION CAN BE PROPERLY TREATED WHEN THE CAUSE IS KNOWN Maureen* was 48 yo and happily married with 3 teenage children. She worked full-time as a lawyer and had worked her way up to a top position that earned her respect and a high wage. […]

CHOLESTEROL LOWERING DRUGS – ARE THEY REALLY NECESSARY?

December 3, 2013 by  
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STATIN USE IN AUSTRALIA IS THE HIGHEST IN THE WESTERN WORLD Australia’s use of cholesterol-lowering drugs has tripled in the last 10 years and is the highest in the developed world. Statin drugs are the most profitable drugs in the world and Lipitor is the best selling drug in history. This is despite only one […]

DEADLY MEDICINES AND ORGANISED CRIME

December 3, 2013 by  
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ANH-Intl Exclusive: Interview with Dr Peter Gotzsche, author of “Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime” When a co-founder of evidence-based medicine’s standard-bearer, the Cochrane Collaboration, describes the pharmaceutical industry as akin to the mafia, it’s time to sit up and take notice. That’s precisely what Dr Peter C Gøtzsche, who is also head of the Nordic […]

FOOD CANNOT TREAT DISEASE!

October 14, 2013 by  
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In the last few years, there has been a swing towards raw, organic food and facebook readers are swamped these days with so-called ‘miracle’ foods that will treat every illness known to man. There are posts on everything from pomegranates and pineapples through to trendy food products such as chia seeds that are supposed to […]

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