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.
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.
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.
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.
My good friend Shannon Burford and I breakdown the differences between food allergies, sensitivities and intolerances. We also share our thoughts on functional testing for the accurate treatment of food allergies and sensitivities.
This is a 13 minute information reel revealing details of how Australia’s peak medical research body, the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC), set about reviewing the evidence on a natural therapy it had no prior subject, clinical or research expertise in.
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.
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) is the diagnosis given to people with excessive worry and anxiety, that is difficult to control. Kava is a herbal medicine that has been shown to be effective in the treatment of GAD.
Are you confused when people say there's no evidence that Natural Medicine works? Take 3 minutes to watch this video to find out how they've reached this conclusion.
The evidence for the gut–brain connection continues to increase. Plenty of rodent models demonstrate the effects of gut microbiota on emotional and social behaviours, such as anxiety and depression.
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.
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.
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.
The probiotic Saccharomyces boulardii (SB) was found to have the potential to prevent Gluten Sensitivity in mice. The mice were fed a gluten-free diet followed by a gluten challenge (introduction of gluten).
By now you know how important it is to get sun exposure for vitamin D production. Now researchers have found that sunlight energises T-cells that play a central role in human immunity.
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.
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.
Improved cognitive function and neurogenesis in 8 weeks. If a supplement could make those claims, it would fly off the shelves and cost the earth.
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.