Just a quick update regarding the recent government restrictions on some allied health providers due to COVID-19.
We wanted to assure you that as healthcare practitioners we are exempt from these restrictions.
Our professional organisation representatives have attended a briefing with the Principal Medical Advisor at the Department of Health today. The key message from that briefing is:
Government encourages healthcare professionals to continue working to help ease the pressure on our hospital system.
Continue using your immune support, and follow the Government Guidelines paying particular attention to personal hygiene and infection control by washing hands regularly, coughing into your elbow or on a clean tissue and disposing of it immediately.
Whilst there has been a general consensus in the community that this is merely, for most people a mild flu. My research since it first came to my attention in January leads me to feel that this respiratory illness should be taken very seriously. The mechanism of this virus does not follow the normal mechanisms of many known upper respiratory viruses and is highly infectious.
All consultations will be carried out via online or phone by appointment only.
Our clinic operates on Tuesday and Thursday as our staff are committed to other organisations offsite on alternative days.If you would like to book an appointment or purchase supplements please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 07 5525 2211. Please be patient and respectful with our staff, we are working through our enquiries as quickly as we can.
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Sometimes this condition can be due to an endocrine disorder such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Acne is also linked to excess hormone production such as androgens, growth hormone, insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), insulin and glucocorticoids.Androgens, hormonal mediators (including IGF-1) are found in dairy products and are best avoided during treatment. A low GI diet has also been researched and improvement observed in male patients.
In an open-label trial treatment with chaste tree for a minimum of 3 months resulted in an improvement for 70% of the patients. This could be due to the mild anti-androgenic effect of chaste tree.
Address the glycaemic load with diet, the herb gymnema and green tea with meals. This will regulate insulin and IGF-1 .
Some studies recommended lower animal protein intake due to IGF-1 aspect in these products.
Supplementing with selenium and chromium for PCOS patients has decreased the severity of acne.
Zinc as well as lactoferrin also reduced the lesions in the treatment group.
Without treatment cysts and scarring may occur and often a combined approach is needed.
Please contact us on (07) 5525 2211 in confidence for further information or for assistance to assess and help try and resolve acne problems.
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Non alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)
Risk factors put forward for the development of NAFLD have diets high in refined carbs, high fructose intake and some medications such as cortisone, methotrexate and anti retrovirals.
Many patient with NAFLD are type 2 diabetics or pre diabetic. Untreated this conditions
evolves in NASH which has inflammations added to the fatty liver accumulation.
Emerging drivers of NAFLD are now proposed such as gut dysbiosis and altered microbiome.
and reduction in a pro-lipogenic state. Untreated this condition could lead to renal failure.
Non conventional treatment focuses on dietary modification. The Mediterranean diet high
in fruit and vegetables will improve liver fat content. At present there is no standard
pharmacological treatment available.
was reduced. High intensity training reduced the liver triglycerides even further.
To turn your liver back into a healthy state many different agent are needed such as vitamin
E, omega 3's, phosphatidylcholine and herbals.
The University of Miami did studies using Rice Bran Arabinoxylan in adults with NAFLD and
liver enzymes reduced significantly after 90 days.
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Researchers have been studying the Diabetic Epidemic. In 1960, diabetes only affected 1% of population and sugar consumption was steadily raising since the early 1900. They concluded that there is no relationship between BMI and diabetes risk in those people with lowest toxin load.Persistent organic pollutants (POPS) have detrimental effect on blood sugar metabolism. The prevalence of pre-diabetes is three times larger in populations exposed to high levels of organchlorine.
In addition, organochlorine and organophosphate pesticides have been found in rheumatoid arthritis patients and in children with ADHD. Eating conventionally grown foods (non-organic) dramatically increases your levels of these pesticides. Blood levels drop dramatically within 3 days of only eating organically grown foods.Most people are aware that fish consumption will lead to higher mercury levels.
IVF failure has been directly linked to toxicity of the mother. Parabens, PCB's and organochlorine pesticides above a certain threshold will lead to failed implantation and reduced oocyte retrieval.
People vary largely in their detoxification potential. Adverse drug reactions are the first indicator for impairment.
Most people are not aware of the half lives of many of the toxins hiding in our tissue. Cadmium has a half life of 16 years, and commonly found in conventionally grown tofu. On the other hand, arsenic will be excreted after 2-4 days and most is found in rice.Exposure to environmental toxins is ubiquitous in today's modern society with biomonitoring projects in Australia indicating sources of toxins are widespread.
One study measuring chemical exposure from personal care products showed a total paraben and benzophenone-3 concentration are significantly higher in Australian population than reported worldwide.There is a definite need to clinically support patients with detoxification. Consider Oligoscan which is painfree and revolutionary way to assist in detecting the bioavailability of trace elements and heavy metal intoxication in real time.
Please contact us on (07) 5525 2211 in confidence for further information or an appointment should you believe you may be suffering from toxicity issues.
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We've all heard about the importance of probiotics after a course of antibiotics, but should we have them other times? Should there be specific probiotics we take or are any fine? And what about the quantity and how long we need to have them?
To help you navigate the murky waters of myths and facts about probiotic use, we dispel four myths about probiotics and gut health.
1. Myth: "Buying any probiotic will colonise my gut."
Fact: Nearly all over the counter probiotics dare different from each other and do not permanently colonise the gut.
Unfortunately probiotics don't last long in our system, while we don't know what makes probiotics so transient, we do know that:
A human gut microbiome is comprised of a core microbiome and variable commensal community, which depends on recent diet
We also know that the first three years of life are crucial for the development of your own individual core microbiome. C-section delivery, stress, antibiotics and other factors can all change the microbiome leading to a decline in diversity.
Probiotics have been shown to change the pH of the gut, and allow the core microbiome to grow. Needless to say if you want to improve your microbiome, then you need to include probiotics.
2. Myth: "Yoghurt contains all the probiotics I need."
Fact - While it takes bacteria to ferment the milk to make yogurt, not all of the bacteria are alive by the time you purchase it.
Yogurts that have specific probiotics in them should have on the label "live active cultures" or similar wording. Also, keep in mind that you would need to consume a lot of yogurt to get the required amount of bacteria.
3. Myth: "Take probiotics every day."
Fact - Our bodies naturally manufacture billions of flora in our intestines and digestive track but sometimes it needs a boost, particularly when on antibiotics or our systems have been overloaded with toxins.
Probiotics can be used for extended periods to nurture your gut and digestive tract back to good health and improve specific conditions.
Some probiotic strains have been scientifically researched as they do enhance the growth of your own indigenous populations. (Bifidobacterium lactis HN019 and Bb12 as well as Lactobacillus rhamnosus LGG). To establish a more diverse microbiota we recommend including prebiotics and prebiotic-like foods.
4. Myth: "Take probiotics after a course of antibiotics."
Fact You can and should take probiotics while you have antibiotics.
While you should take probiotics when having a course of antibiotics, it is important to take antibiotics and probiotics at different times.
Most antibiotics get absorbed in the upper gastrointestinal tract where probiotics work mainly in the lower gastrointestinal tract. So it's important you give the antibiotics time to move through the gut.
If possible wait around six hours between the two. It's best to take probiotics that have more potency when on antibiotics as the probiotics can be affected by your medication.
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