Planet Health Project Episode 6 - Liver Detox

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Planet Health Project Episode 6 - Liver Detox

Brad and Shannon discuss Liver Detox pathways and what it really means to detox. Detoxing xenobiotics (drugs, food additives, and environmental pollutants). The difference between, & importance of, Phase 1 & Phase 2 detoxification. Other organs of detoxification and elimination are also mentioned.

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Common food additive found to affect gut microbiota

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Common food additive found to affect gut microbiota

A recent study provides evidence that consumption of food containing the food additive E171 (titanium dioxide) affects the gut microbiota as well as inflammation in the gut, which could lead to diseases such as inflammatory bowel diseases and colorectal cancer. This additive has been suspected of causing reproductive toxicity too. It can be found in more than 900 food products including chewing gum, mayonnaise, sweets, jam, jelly and in cosmetics and sunscreen.

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Planet Health Project Episode 5 - Pathology Testing

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Planet Health Project Episode 5 - Pathology Testing

Brad & Shannon discuss pathology testing vs functional pathology testing vs case taking. The Pros & Cons of each form of information gathering, and suggest a few tips for patients going to see a practitioner to help make the case taking process more efficient for practitioner & patient.

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Planet Health Project Episode 4 - The Thyroid

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Planet Health Project Episode 4 - The Thyroid

Episode 4 of the Planet Health Project. Shannon & Brad discuss the thyroid. The importance of the thyroid gland and its function. Thyroid testing, autoimmune thyroid diseases and a very important dietary tip if you are a sufferer of an autoimmune thyroid disease.

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Can exercise prevent Depression?

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Can exercise prevent Depression?

Previous research has shown that physical activity is associated with reduced risk for depression. In this new study published in JAMA Psychiatry, researchers asked the question, does physical activity have a potential causal role in reducing risk for depression? Researchers answer this question by turning to genetics to objectively assess the data from a combined sample size of 611,583 adult participants.

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Sleep Hygiene

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Sleep Hygiene

It is common to have poor quality sleep due to acute stressors throughout the day or environmental disturbances. However, we can minimise the impact that stress and our
environment have on our sleep by practising good sleep hygiene.

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Salicylate allergy

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Salicylate allergy

A broad range of salicylic acid esters are used to flavour foods such as cake mixes, puddings, ice cream, chewing gum, and soft drinks. Salicylates are also found naturally in many foods and in cosmetics. 

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Go nuts for nuts!

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Go nuts for nuts!

A common dietary recommendation I give my patients is to eat some nuts. Many studies have now shown higher nut intake is associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, as well as cancer and death from diabetes.

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Iron deficiency Anaemia

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Iron deficiency Anaemia

A common deficiency I often see in practice is Iron deficiency. When iron deficiency is severe, red blood cell synthesis becomes impaired, and anaemia results.

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Adequate Vitamin D intake.

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Adequate Vitamin D intake.

Its winter in Melbourne and we are getting very little sunshine. No Sun, no vitamin D. No problem, i'll get my levels checked out from my local GP or I will just get a supplement from my local health store.

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The Magic of Mushrooms

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The Magic of Mushrooms

The use of Medicinal Mushrooms in folk and traditional medicine predates history. Pharmacological research has now isolated antifungal, antiviral, and antiprotozoan isolates from this fabulous fungi.

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