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  • Always sick: the role of the gut in immune dysfunction

    Always sick: the role of the gut in immune dysfunction

    You don’t often think, that when you’ve had a flu that leaves you feeling fatigued and run down, that your gut microbiome may have had an impact on how your immune system reacted. A healthy gut promotes and protects against the risk of pathogenic infection by promoting immune homeostasis. The naturopathic ethos of, “treat the gut first’’, is being backed up by some serious science. So, before you reach for immune modulating herbs, think about the microbiome and healthful diets that could put your patient back on track.

  • Mastering Tinospora - A Whole System Immune Adaptogen

    Mastering Tinospora - A Whole System Immune Adaptogen

    At times we come across a highly regarded herb with a wide spectrum of use and wonder how to target it in practice. Tinospora cordifolia is one of those herbs and building your evidence base will take many forms.

  • Going Going GORD

    Going Going GORD

    Long-term reflux also known as gastrointestinal oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) affects approximately one in five Australians. GORD is described as a burning sensation (or heartburn) from stomach acid that moves up into the oesophagus. GORD is a chronic condition and common medical treatment is to prescribe Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI). However, as this case demonstrates, dietary and lifestyle changes along with a focus on gut healing, can result in our patients experiencing relief from these distressing symptoms.

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