Health Articles

Please find below a range of articles that we have put together to help you learn about your own health and health-related issues. Please click on the title to read the full version.

Healthy Diet

With all the different types of modern diets that have developed recently the question begs as to which one is the best for our health? The latest research has created a fascinating twist to the debate. Several researchers have argued that the Paleolithic diet, also known as the hunter and gatherer diet, so named after […]

Phosphatidylcholine

Phosphatidylcholine Phosphatidylcholine (PC) is an essential phospholipid which consists of phosphate, fatty acids and choline. It is essential for life as it makes up about 50% of all cell membranes making it one of the most important molecules in the body. It is also one of the components of bile (it is required for normal […]

Passiflora Coerulea Extract

Passiflora Coerulea Extract Chrysin (5,7-dihydroxyflavone) is a naturally occurring bioflavonoid extracted from the plant Passiflora coerulea. In the early 1980’s it was found to have the ability to inhibit the conversion of testosterone into estrogens by inhibiting the enzyme called aromatase. Aromatase inhibiting drugs (Arimidex) have been traditionally used to treat women with estrogen dependant […]

Iron Supplements

Iron Supplementation Iron is an important dietary mineral that is involved in various bodily functions, including the transport of oxygen in the blood. This is essential in providing energy for daily life. Iron deficiency means less oxygen is delivered to the cells. This can lead to fatigue, tiredness and decreased immunity. Other symptoms may include: […]

HCG Nasal Spray

HCG Nasal Spray, Injections or Drops HCG can be used for weight loss as part of Dr Simeons HCG Diet protocol and also to help men increase their testosterone production in secondary hypogonadism. Both are discussed below: (1) HCG for Weight Loss HCG has also been used for many years as part of an effective […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) People with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may suffer from constipation, diarrhoea (sometimes one alternating with the other), abdominal aches and pains, abdominal bloating, and/or flatulence. In chronic cases these gut symptoms can eventually cause other major health problems such as fatigue, depression, malabsorption syndrome, nutritional deficiencies, etc. Causes of Irritable Bowel […]

Why are doctors critical of bioidentical hormones?

Why are orthodox doctors critical of Bioidentical Hormones? Unfortunately many mainstream medical doctors refuse to prescribe bioidentical hormones as they are considered unorthodox treatments and instead prefer to continue to prescribe traditional synthetic and horse urine derived hormones despite the evidence. Some so called hormone “experts” even argue that there has not been any research […]

Topical Anesthetics

Topical Anesthetics Topical anesthesia is needed for common procedures such as suturing, wound cleaning, injection administration, cosmetic and laser procedures, tattooing, etc. The ideal topical anesthetic would provide complete anesthesia following a simple pain-free application, not contain narcotics or controlled substances, and be safe to use. The most popular local anesthetics used include: Lignocaine (lidocaine), […]

TRIMIX Injections

Our laboratory has been producing a comprehensive range of penile injections (available on prescription) for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) or male impotence since 2000. Although the thought of penile injections usually instigates a negative response in most men they are one of the most effective treatment methods available only administering tiny doses at […]

Weight Loss

Chemical Imbalances Preventing Weight Loss It is now well recognized that obesity can increase the risks of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, gout, osteoarthritis and gall bladder disease. Many people find it very difficult to lose weight even though they exercise, eat right and having had tried every diet pill on the market. This is […]

Mitochondrial Dysfunction

Mitochondrial Dysfunction In cell biology mitochondria are small organelles found inside most cells. There can be between several hundred up to 3000 inside each cell. Mitochondria are sometimes described as “cellular power plants” because one of its prominent rolls is to generate most of the cell’s supply of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) which is a high […]

Candida/Fungal Infections

Treating Fungal Infections/Candida Candida refers to a yeast overgrowth in the body technically known as Candidiasis. Candida Albicans lives in all mucus membranes such as the intestines, eyes, ears, bladder, stomach, lungs, vagina, etc. It is one of millions of other friendly organisms that serve a useful purpose in the body. One of its important […]

Folinic Acid/MTHF

Folinic Acid/5-MTHF Folinic acid, a nutritional supplement, is a 5-formyl derivative of tetrahydrofolic acid which is readily converted into tetrahydrofolic acid (THF- a folic acid derivative). It therefore has vitamin activity which is equivalent to folic acid. Folinic acid however does not require the action of the enzyme dihydrofolate reductase for its conversion into the […]

Zeolites for Heavy Metal Detox

Zeolites for Heavy Metal Detoxification As our world has become increasingly polluted a greater toxic load has been placed on our bodies. We are evermore exposed to toxic heavy metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, voltile organic solvents, tobacco smoke, phalates, dioxin, drugs, PCB’s, herbicides, pesticides, antibiotics and synthetic hormones. We are continually exposed to these reactive […]

Saliva Hormone Testing – The Evidence

Saliva Hormone Testing as Used by Researchers Saliva hormone testing has been used in research scientific testing for decades and has been proven to be highly accurate. The World Health Organization has used this method of hormone testing for worldwide comparisons of hormone levels in women with breast cancer living in industrialized vs. non-industrialized countries […]

Wyeth Employs Ghost Writers

The New York Times recently published a story reporting a US Senate investigation in regards to Wyeth, the pharmaceutical producers of Premarin traditional HRT, paying ghostwriters to put their name to articles drafted or prepared by Wyeth which underestimate the risks and over emphasise its benefits. NYT reported “While such reviews are common in medical […]

Limitations of Lab Test Reference Ranges

The Importance of Achieving Optimal Laboratory Test Readings When most physicians review a patient’s blood, saliva or urine test results, their primary concern is if any results fall outside the “normal” laboratory reference range. The problem is that standard reference ranges usually represent “average” populations rather than the optimal physiological levels required to maintain good […]

Magnesium Deficiency

Magnesium Deficiency Magnesium (Mg) is an essential mineral for optimal health. Recent reports indicate that many of us are actually magnesium deficient. This deficiency can trigger the following conditions: Anxiety and Panic attacks- Magnesium keeps adrenal stress hormones under control. Asthma- Both histamine production and bronchial spasms increase with Mg deficiency. Blood clots- Mg has […]

Acid:Alkaline Balance

Acid:Alkaline Balance – pH pH is the abbreviation for potential hydrogen. The pH of any solution is the measure of its hydrogen-ion concentration. The higher the pH reading, the more alkaline the fluid is. The lower the pH reading, the more acidic it is. The pH range is from 0 to 14, with 7.0 being […]

Judge rules against Wyeth

A Navada judge awarded damages to three women with breast cancer caused by Premarin and Prempro hormone replacement produced by Wyeth. The intitial damages awarded was $134 million but was later reduced to $58 million as the initial sum was excessive. This is the largest award to date against Wyeth, which faces about 5,300 similar […]

Collagen

Collagen Collagen is the most abundant form of natural protein found in the body accounting for approximately 25% of the body’s protein. Collagen makes up 75% of the body’s skin tissue which has been scientifically proven to diminish at a rate of approximately 1.5% each year from the age of 25 years onwards. It is […]

Iodine

IODINE SUPPLEMENTATION Iodine is an extremely important element yet iodine deficiency is becoming increasingly prevalent because of low levels in the soil and the move away from iodised table salt. Many of us are severely deficient and don’t know it. Some problems caused by iodine deficiency include Without sufficient iodine, the thyroid gland is unable […]

Acne Treatments

Acne Treatments Acne (acne vulgaris) is a dermatologic condition characterized by lesions that most often appear on the face and neck, but also develop on the chest, back, shoulders and upper arms. Approximately 80 percent to 95 percent of adolescents develop some degree of acne, but its prevalence declines over subsequent years until middle age, […]

Glyconutrients

Glyconutrients are a newly discovered class of vital biologically active sugars or glycoproteins. They lie at the core of your cells ability to communicate all of their needs and are absolutely vital for proper cellular function. A lack of any of these glycoproteins can lead to body system malfunction with deficiencies linked to several disease […]

Detoxification Program

As our world has become increasingly polluted a greater toxic load has been placed on our bodies. We are evermore exposed to toxic heavy metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, voltile organic solvents, tobacco smoke, phalates, dioxin, drugs, PCB’s, herbicides, pesticides, antibiotics, synthetic hormones and even endotoxins produced in our own bowels by unfriendly bacteria. We are […]

Vitamin D

Benefits of Vitamin D There is a vast body of science showing the many health benefits of vitamin D. You may be surprised to learn the important role that vitamin D plays in your health. What is Vitamin D For? Vitamin D Maintains Your Calcium Balance Maintenance of blood calcium levels within a narrow range […]

Balancing Estrogens with DIM

Diindolylmethane (DIM) Diindolylmethane, or DIM for short, is a very important phytonutrient found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, brussels sprouts and bok choy. In the last 10 years or so it has been discovered that supplemental use of DIM, and its precursor indol-3-carbinol (I3C), is associated with a beneficial shift in estrogen […]

Emotional healing

Esoteric Healing Science and medicine is yet to discover the fact that most diseases and aging is caused by an emotional and/or less frequently a mental energetic disturbance trapped within the cells in the body that causes either a blockage or over stimulation of energy flow into that area of the body which will ultimately […]

Reverse T3 Dominance

Reverse T3 and Reverse T3 Dominance The thyroid gland is located in the lower part of the neck near your Adam’s Apple. It secretes two essential thyroid hormones: triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) which are responsible for regulating cell metabolism in every cell in your body. They promote optimal growth, development, function and maintenance of […]

Copper Toxicity

COPPER TOXICITY Copper is essential for good health and is required for several physiological functions such as the production of neurotransmitters (Dopamine, noradrenaline), the enzyme cytochrome C oxidase (breaks down Vit C), for lactase activity (lactose digestion) and for elastin and collagen production, to name a few. Therefore sufficient amounts of copper are necessary for […]

Meditation for Health

In our practice we see many patients with chronic illnesses that would benefit from meditation to help aid the healing process. Insomnia, anxiety and fatigue conditions, to name a few, will all benefit from meditation as it helps calm the mind and promotes REM sleep which is where the body undergoes growth and repair. Science […]

Malic Acid

Malic Acid Fibromyalgia Syndrome (fibromyalgia) is a condition which is characterized by a syndrome of generalized musculoskeletal pain, aches, stiffness, and tenderness at specific anatomical sites. Since it was first described, fibromyalgia has become recognized as a fairly common rheumatic complaint with a clinical prevalence of 6 to 20%. Additionally, fibromyalgia has been associated with […]

N-Acetyl-Carnosine Eye Drops

N-Acetyl-Carnosine Eye Drops Recently Russian biochemists have been researching an analogue of the di-peptide carnosine called n-acetylcarnosine or NAC which they claim to be efficacious in the treatment of cataract. N-acetylcarnosine was used in a clinical trial with 96 patients aged 60 and above. All the patients had senile cataract in various stages of maturity. […]

Methylcobalamin (Vitamin B12)

Methylcobalamin (Vitamin B12) Vitamin B12 deficiencies have been mainly related to blood deficiency diseases, such as macrocytos and pernicious aneamia. Vitamin B12 deficiencies are followed by neurological and psychological disorders, such as disturbed sense of co-ordination, loss of memory, abnormal reflexes, weakness, loss of muscle strength, exhaustion, confusion, low self-confidence, incontinence, impaired vision, frequent need […]

Glutathione

GLUTATHIONE Glutathione (GSH) is classified as a ‘tripeptide’, which means it is composed of three amino acids. The human body produces glutathione from the amino acids Cysteine, Glutamic Acid and Glycine, and it is the key antioxidant compound required for vital functioning of all cells. Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant essential for alleviating oxidative stress […]

Human Growth Hormone

Growth Hormone (hGH) Growth Hormone or human growth hormone, also known as hGH or somatotropin, is secreted by the pituitary gland into your blood stream where it stays for only a short time before it is metabolized by the liver into somatomedin-C (insulin like growth factor, IGF-1), which stays in the blood a lot longer […]

GH3 and KH3 – Youth Drug

GH3 and KH3 – An anti-aging Treatment In the 1940’s Prof. Anna Aslan, General Director of the State Institute for Geriatric Research and Geriatric Medicine in Bucharest, Romania, after several decades of research, discovered a method that slows down and sometimes reverse the premature decay and aging process. She called it the GEROVITAL GH3 TREATMENT. […]

GABA

Gamma-Amino Butyric Acid (GABA) – A Natural Relaxant Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is both an amino acid and a mood enhancing neurotransmitter. It is formed by glutamic acid in the body with the help of vitamin B6, and prevents nerve cells from firing too much, thus having a claming effect. This results with a relaxed or […]

Risks of Breast Cancer on HRT

Risks of Breast Cancer on HRT Recently the media has created a scare campaign against estrogen stating it causes breast cancer. Unfortunately this over simplification on the subject has created much confusion in many women, not to mention their doctors. Estrogen is not evil as it is made out to be by the media. In […]

The Truth about Troches

Troches or subbuccal lozenges are fast becoming a very popular method of administering bioidentical hormones in Australian women. Although we do recommend the use of Bioidentical Hormones we feel there are more effective methods of administering these hormones. In addition there also appears to be a lot of misinformation being publicized about troches. Troches are […]

Are your cosmetics causing you harm?

Are your cosmetics causing you harm? Many cosmetic companies including some of the most prestigious brands all contain ingredients that may cause you harm and even potentially cause cancer. To minimalise your exposure to these potentially dangerous ingredients make sure you read the labels and ensure you do not use any product that may contain […]

Neuropathic Pain

New Effective, Innovative Treatments for Neuropathic Pain Chronic neuropathic pain is the result of actual nerve cell or axonal damage due to inflammation, trauma or degenerative disease. It is characterised by shooting/stabbing pain, as well as sensations of burning, tingling and numbness. Many different types of neuropathic pain share a common pathway of pathophysiology. Diabetic […]