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Holiday Season Health Tips

Just Keep Moving

– Try to keep moving so your exercise doesn’t fall by the wayside (even a ten-minute walk will do ).

– If you have a pedometer lying at the back of your top drawer – it may be time to get it out so that you can aim for about 10,000 steps a day.

– Include a Christmas Day morning walk and what about adding a walk around the block after your Christmas feast. Nice time to check out the neighbourhood gardens and Christmas decorations.

– What about even going out to the park to play with the new toys with the kids.

Tempting Food

You don’t have to miss out, but it is worth taking these ideas on board:

– Watch your food portion size.  Perhaps use a smaller plate.

– Even chewing your food really slowly and waiting about 20 minutes after finishing your meal to see if you really want seconds.

– Carbohydrates, the starchier the better, seems to be the catchphrase for Christmas. These carbohydrates are really just sugars in disguise, so try to limit these.

– Besides this, over Christmas, it’s virtually impossible to avoid real sugar.

And while enjoying your second serve of trifle, it’s easy to forget that sugars are easily converted to fat and that sugar can also affect stress and the immune system.

– So reach for some beautiful cherries or stone fruit and try to avoid snacking on chocolates and biscuits and cakes and ice cream and lollies and all those Christmas items that at this time of the year are so easily accessible.

You want this to be a fun time, not an “I feel so sick” time.

Stress Overload and Sleep Deprivation

These tend to be pretty normal at this time of year.
– So worth noting that elevated stress (last minute shopping, sprucing up and decorating the house and garden because you’re doing a huge lunch this year) can affect your quality of sleep which isn’t good for your waistline. Research shows that lack of sleep will increase your appetite and also influence the number of calories you consume. So try to pace yourself.

Stress Helpers

Withania is a great herb to use in times of stress. It will calm an agitated nervous system and give a bit of an energy boost. With this being the case it might just be the herb you need to help you through the festive season and all the preparations you have to do before Christmas.

Magnesium

Magnesium (or Christmas Magic) is natures relaxer. Most of us are deficient in magnesium and it is the second most common deficiency in the Western world (after Zinc) It helps stress it helps sleep as well as anxiety and it’s a great mineral to take over the Christmas. And any stressful time of the year.

Traveling over these Holidays?

Furtherest from your mind I know but a little bit of holiday first aid won’t go astray!

You see it’s possible to pick up a gut infection or even nasty virus while you’re away so having some support is a great idea.

Immune system support 

We can help you with good quality vitamin C, Zinc, Echinacea, Super Mushroom complex and some of the key herbs and nutrients to help support your Immune system.

– Digestive system support for traveling overseas is recommended just in case you get food poisoning or catch some sort of stomach bug.

So to support your gut while traveling, something like a probiotic or a good herbal formula to help reduce your risk of bacterial or parasitic infection is great.

– Stomach Bugs. If you do end up on antibiotics while you’re away specific probiotics strains will help reduce antibiotic-associated diarrhea and also protect your gut bacteria from the antibiotic. Besides this there are a  number of herbs that have antibacterial and anti-parasite action in the digestive system and these can help reduce your chances of catching a stomach bug.

So now I feel you are pretty well equipped with ’first aid’ knowledge to have a lovely holiday….

Take the step toward a healthier you!
Call 9879 9596 and book an appointment today!

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Tired all the Time? Here are some Tips to Help you

Tired All the Time and Lost Your ‘Get Up and Go?’

Lack of energy can often be misunderstood, especially when diagnostic procedures (such as blood tests) do not show any imbalance in your body.

If you are tired all the time, don’t accept this as normal.

Tired all the time? It could be your Mitochondria.

Your Wellness Centre Naturopathy - Energy - MitochondriaWhen you’re feeling tired, it is important to consider whether you have the nutrients required for optimal energy. If you’re not providing your body with the nutrients it needs, it can be hard to jump out of bed feeling refreshed. The energy powerhouses within your body are known as mitochondria; and are present in almost all of your cells. During a busy day, your mitochondria produce all of the energy you need, however, producing energy relies on a steady stream of nutrients. If your mitochondria do not receive adequate nutrition, they cannot perform at their best!

7 Nutrients to overcome Fatigue

When your body needs energy, it calls on the following nutrients to keep you energised:

  • Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10): is a vital nutrient used by your mitochondria in the process of energy production. It also protects against daily damage.
  • Magnesium: helps your body transform the food you eat into energy. Once created, units of energy must also bind to magnesium before they can be used by the body.
  • B group vitamins: enter the mitochondria, where they are used to synthesise energy, and assist the mitochondria.
  • D-Ribose: This is a very special 5 carbon sugar that helps make up ATP or energy in the body. Taken as a powder it helps directly fuel the energy pathways in our most vital tissues such as heart, brain, and muscles significantly improving fatigue.
  • R-alpha lipoic acid: This is a powerful antioxidant that protects the mitochondria against free radical damage, supporting cellular energy production. It works with B vitamins to more efficiently convert carbs, fats, and protein into fuel.
  • N-Acetyl Cysteine: One of the building blocks of our bodies’ master antioxidant Glutathione.
  • Acetyl-L-Carnitine: brings fats into your mitochondria to burn for energy.

Want To Be Bursting With Energy?

Energising yourself also means creating a diet and lifestyle that supports your energy stores:

  • Fresh veggies and nuts - Your Wellness Centre NaturopathyEat foods rich in unrefined and unprocessed carbohydrates, protein and fat; the primary ingredients for energy production.
  • Avoid stimulants such as caffeine, which can drain your energy and deplete vitalising nutrients including your B vitamins. Sleep for seven to nine hours each night.
  • Destress by spending time in nature, meditating and having fun!

“Being busy and feeling stressed, places
increased pressure on your mitochondria.”

  • Exercise four to five times per week. Exercise stimulates your body to make new mitochondria, resulting in more energy!
  • When feeling very fatigued, go for a regular walk, swim or yoga class which will be beneficial for your energy levels than staying sedentary.

Time to Rediscover Your Spark

Free yourself from fatigue! If you’re ready to be energised, talk to your Wellness Centre’s Fatigue Naturopaths today about The Energy Program and the necessary nutrients to create more energy, and how to investigate the factors that could be driving your fatigue.
Providing a strong foundation for energy production will set you on the path to a refreshed and re-energised you.

Talk to your Ringwood Naturopath at Your Wellness Centre today!
Ring 9879 9595

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Gut Toxicity Causes, Resultant Conditions, Treatment

Your Wellness Centre Naturopathy - Gut ToxicityThe identification of bowel toxicity followed by effective treatment is invaluable to many patients. Current dietary and lifestyle practices have produced an increasing number of health disorders caused by a malfunctioning digestive tract and toxicity that results from it. We start by looking at the causes of toxic bowel syndrome also referred to as Gut Toxicity.

The causes of toxic bowel syndrome are as follows:

  1. Perhaps your digestion of protein is not as good as it could be due to excessive consumption and lowered stomach acid production.
  2. Intestinal overgrowth of anaerobic bacteria – (bacteria that don’t need oxygen to survive) often due to maldigestion.
  3. Insufficient healthy gut flora. – aerobic bacteria necessary for healthy gut function.
  4. Maybe there’s something missing in the diet.  Perhaps you lack things like glutamine, vitamins A, B12, folic acid, B5.   These nutritional deficiencies will cause the breakdown of the gut barrier and its ability to recover.
    It’s then possible to have what is now known as leaky gut. Here the Intestinal lining could be damaged resulting in holes that allow the entry of increased levels of molecules from the gut into the bloodstream. Because these molecules are able to cause unwanted actions you could end up with problems like a poorly functioning liver or liver damage and widespread inflammation in the body. Irritation, inflammation or damage to the intestinal mucosa results.
  5. Oral antibiotic therapy: Many individuals report having Thrush after taking antibiotics. This is because of the Candida overgrowth that often occurs after antibiotic therapy. Besides this, antibiotics actually disturb natural bacterial growth, causing overgrowth of putrefactive and other bad bacteria.
  6. Saccarin sweetened beverages: These can lower your production of important enzymes from the pancreas and then result in poor digestion. Undigested food particles pass to the colon, resulting in more bad bacteria and increased toxicity.
  7. High stress lifestyles: Cause the slow down of digestive processes producing chronic poor digestion and bowel toxicity.
  8. High sugar diets: When complicated with drugs, hormones and other immune disturbing practices can cause overproduction of not only Candida but also other putrefactive or bad bacteria.
  9. Over-eating: this is too much for the digestive system and a lot of undigested food particles pass into the colon, producing more toxic or putrefactive bacteria.
  10. Food sensitivities and allergies: For example, casein, gluten, yeast and other chemicals can trigger immune responses from elements in the gut. The result is the food and allergic reactions experienced by some individuals.
  11. Gastrointestinal infections and infestations (bacterial, fungal, parasitic and viral): Produce severe diarrhea, breaking down the balance of normal gastrointestinal flora.
  12. Autoimmune Diseases: For example, the New England Journal of Medicine has documented that the absorption of colonic bacteria from the small intestine produced an auto-antibody cross-reaction with receptors in the brain causing Myasthenia Gravis.

Symptoms of Gut Toxicity include:

Bloating, flatulence, tiredness after eating, brain fogginess, aches and pains in the joints, diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, drowsiness after meals, constipation, halitosis, fatigue, failing memory, constant tiredness, candida infections.

Conditions that may result from the above processes are:

Gall stones and constipation
Coeliac disease
Diverticulitis
Gastric Ulcers
Hypochlorhydria
Inflammatory bowel disease
Crohn’s disease
Pancreatic insufficiency
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Scleroderma

The above list emphasises the importance of identifying toxic bowel syndrome. The cascade of related health disorders that may occur as a result of toxic bowel syndrome dramatises the importance of both assessment and treatment of this disorder.

Correction of toxic bowel syndrome is especially important to those patients requiring nutritional support to alleviate their health problem, since toxicity can interfere with proper utilisation of nutrients.

To Reverse Gut Toxicity:

This requires specific antimicrobial/antiparasitic treatment, healing of the gut and replacing the noxious bacteria with those which are beneficial to good health.

How Long will it take?

Treatment time depends on your response to our approach.

Removal of the toxicity takes could take from 2 weeks to 6 months. Really severe cases have been known to take between 1 and 2 years.

How will You Benefit:

Freeing the gut of toxicity and improving leaky has far-reaching effects on your future health.

You will feel so much healthier, some clients describe a feeling of lightness, “I haven’t felt this good for at least five years” and “I just feel so much more energetic”, are frequent expressions of appreciation.

Contact us or ring 98799596 for more information or to make an appointment.

 

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Processing Digestion

Your Wellness Centre Naturopathy - DigestionDigestion for most of us is not even thought about when we eat.

It is only when we start having digestive issues that we think about this topic at all.

So let’s take a closer look at digestion and what we can do to help ourselves should this start to worry us.

Digestion is the breakdown of large insoluble food molecules into small water-soluble food molecules so that they can be absorbed through the small intestine into the bloodstream.

When thinking of digestion, most of us simply forget that it starts in the mouth. So very important to really chew your food well and allow it to mix with the enzymes in our saliva.

Simply put digestion is both a mechanical and chemical process.

Process of Digestion

Digestion - Your Wellness CentreFirstly, there is the breakdown of food, into macronutrients, such as protein, carbohydrates and fats, and micronutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. 

Then the process is continued with the release of hydrochloric acid in the stomach and a variety of enzymes throughout the digestive tract. 

If this process is efficient then the majority of vitamin and mineral absorption will occur in the small bile from the gallbladder, and pancreatic enzymes from the pancreas further assist with digestion. 

Once absorption has taken place, there is still some fibrous and fluid-based contents that pass into the large intestines where further water absorption occurs. What is left is discarded by excretion via the rectum and anus.

For many, this process does not occur as efficiently as described. And many may experience discomfort after eating either a food that does not agree with them or simply when they overeat.

Symptoms could range from reflux and heartburn to abdominal pain, bloating or cramping.

In the case of reflux and heartburn, it is common to reach for the pharmaceutical antacids such as Mylanta and Gaviscon for quick relief.

Of course, we will suggest natural remedies to help the problem.

Natural Remedies to Help Digestion

1)  Apple cider vinegar may help to support digestion.

2) Digestive enzymes or supplements containing hydrochloric acid help to assist digestion too. 

3) Certain herbs such as gentian, fennel, coriander, cumin, cardamom, and ginger can be helpful if we have overeaten or have a sluggish digestion.

4) Bitter foods are particularly good to stimulate digestion, try including rocket, endive, chicory or cabbage. Lemon, garlic, ginger and apple cider vinegar, are great additions to salad dressings and stir-fries to help digestion.

As you can see digestive support is as close as your kitchen pantry!

Common Causes of Digestive Discomfort

This can occur due to overeating, eating too fast, poor diet, eating foods which we have an intolerance or sensitivity to, a lack of hydrochloric acid or enzyme production or lack of bile production. 

Mostly it is because of poor diet, or food sensitivities. 

Certain foods are more likely to cause problems after eating them.  These are generally processed foods, wheat, dairy, sugar and fried foods.  Coffee and alcohol are common culprits too. 

How can we Avoid Digestive Issues

Limiting foods that are known to cause problems in the digestive tract, such as wheat, dairy, caffeine, refined sugar, processed food, and alcohol, is recommended. 

Instead choose a whole-food diet of foods that are as close to nature as possible – vegetables, fruit, lean grass-fed/organic beef, free-range chicken, wild caught fish, legumes, nuts, seeds and healthy fats.

Keeping a food and related symptom diary or even trying an elimination diet may be helpful to identify which foods may be aggravating your digestion.

As suggested above, chew thoroughly and eat slowly – if you don’t break down your food properly in the mouth, it gives the rest of the digestive tract more work. 

Of course, give us a call on 9879 9596 or contact us to help you with any other digestive problems you may have.

 

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What Are FODMAPs?

Your Wellness Centre Naturopathy - FODMAPsIt has been found that besides there being an imbalance of bad bacteria, parasites or fungi a range of foods called the FODMAPs have been implicated in many digestive disorders as well.

So just what are these? and why have they gained popularity as one of the supportive measures in the management of those diagnosed with IBS.


The term “FODMAP” stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols. These nutrients are very prevalent in much of our foods.

Here are a few of them:
Oligosaccharides, such as fructans/fructo-oligosaccharides (found in grains and vegetables).
Galactans/galacto-oligosaccharides (found in legumes). 

Disaccharides, such as lactose (found in milk and dairy products).
Monosaccharides, such as fructose (found in fruit and honey).
Polyols, such as sorbitol (found in sweetened products).

Why should we take notice of FODMAPS?

Susceptible people can experience intestinal symptoms from the eating of FODMAPs because of the way they act in the digestive system.

• Firstly, these carbohydrates are not well absorbed into the body and remain in the digestive tract for longer periods than expected.
• FODMAPs draw water into the intestines, which can increase bowel motions and promote diarrhoea
• These carbohydrates can be metabolised by the bacteria that normally reside in the bowel, producing gases like hydrogen or carbon dioxide, which cause excessive abdominal bloating, abdominal discomfort and pain and flatulence.

These symptoms are similar to those of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and could include diarrhoea, vitamin, and mineral deficiency, bloating and flatulence, abdominal cramping, headaches, and nausea. When someone presents with IBS symptoms, leaving out FODMAP foods can be useful.

To find out if FODMAPs might be contributing to your IBS symptoms, the most effective strategy is to eliminate all FODMAP containing foods and observe your symptoms. However, if you are having limited success with the FODMAP diet, you may need to check for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, parasite infection, food sensitivities and stress hormone abnormalities, all of which can contribute to IBS symptoms.

So you can see that there are many factors that need to be taken into account when addressing IBS symptoms.

A word of caution here, mind you, It is not generally recommended that you follow a low FODMAP diet for life; restricting the dietary intake of a wide array of foods should generally be avoided if possible to reduce the risk of nutrient deficiencies. Do talk to us if you need guidance. Ring 98799596 or click here.

FODMAPs are a normal part of the diet and have benefits for health, such as providing fibre and probiotics for gastrointestinal health. Because of this, there is a special method used in finding out which FODMAP is the culprit, if at all!

If you are one of those struggling with IBS, why not make an appointment with one of our practitioners as soon as you can to direct you as to how to best find out which of the FODMAP categories are a problem and how best to follow the FODMAP diet.

Get in touch now!
Call us on 03 9879 9596.

 

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Leaky Gut Syndrome

What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?

Your Wellness Centre Naturopathy - Leaky GutGenerally, the walls of a healthy gut allow very small molecules to pass through so that we can absorb nutrients. Leaky gut occurs when tight junctions in the gut, which control what passes through the lining of the small intestine, don’t work properly.  This could allow unwanted bigger molecules such as food molecules, which are usually too large to pass through the intestinal barrier,  to leak into the bloodstream. Others pass through in the form of metabolic waste and microbial toxins.

When this happens the immune system treats these foreign substances as antigens or nasties, setting off an allergic response in which antibodies are secreted in the bloodstream to couple with and immobilise these large molecules.

What could cause Leaky Gut?

  • Eating excessive amounts of inflammatory foods such as dairy, sugar, and alcohol.
  • Gluten sensitivity.
  • Use of antibiotics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
  • Infections such as candida, intestinal parasites, and small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).

Let’s Take a closer look:

The digestive tract is an elaborate system that involves organs from the mouth to the anus. One of the system’s components, the small intestine, performs an essential barrier function in keeping the body free from allergy.

The intestine’s membrane acts as a wall separating undigested food and the bloodstream. (The digestive tract organs properly break down food into smaller, usable molecules, which then are sent through the bloodstream to nourish the body’s tissues.)

Some amount of wall permeability is common.

In people with a healthy digestive system, up to 20 percent of undigested protein can pass through the mucous membranes.

Symptoms of Leaky Gut

Your Wellness Centre Naturopathy - Gut Benefits of ProbioticsLeaky gut symptoms are not unique. They’re shared by a range of problems. And tests often fail to uncover a definite cause of the problem.

Many are left without a diagnosis and, therefore, untreated, because a lot of the symptoms are quite common. These symptoms include unexplained food intolerances and allergies, constipation, diarrhoea, wind, bloating, cramps and heartburn as well as aches and pains.

Leaky Gut Syndrome has been directly linked to being a potential contributing factor in:

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Autism
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Depression
  • Eczema
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Food allergies
  • Fungal disorders
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Migraines
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sinusitis
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Urticaria

In a Nutshell, Leaky Gut Syndrome sets up inflammation in the gastrointestinal mucosa. The intestinal wall becomes more permeable allowing bits undigested food molecules, which are usually too large to pass through the intestinal barrier,  to slip through the gaps in the gut wall and enter the bloodstream.

When this happens the immune system treats these foreign substances as antigens or nasties, setting off an allergic response in which antibodies are secreted in the bloodstream to combine with and immobilise these large molecules. This weakens your system and makes you more susceptible to the wide ranges of issues listed above.

What we need to do now is to get your digestive system back on track. Help you understand what Leaky Gut means and encourage you to follow the protocol and the diet set out for you.

Ring 9879 9596 for an appointment or Contact us here.

 

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All About the Alkaline Diet

What is the alkaline diet all about and why are people turning to it?

The alkaline diet is about promoting health and is mainly comprised of foods which break down to produce an alkaline ash or residue.

People turn to it knowingly or even unknowingly because when the body is slightly alkaline they actually experience a difference in how good they feel.

Your Wellness Centre Naturopathy - Alkaline DietIt is becoming more popular, thanks to the advent of the green morning smoothie using popularised blending gadgets showing the alkaline ingredients used and its ease of preparation. Those making these blends report that this gives them a great start to the day.

Many realise that they do not need to feel tired all the time and that there is an easy way to feel good on a daily basis without having to resort to that early morning coffee fix!

Others lose more weight than ever before and previously tired people find themselves more energetic.

However, there is much more to embracing an alkaline diet besides just the early morning smoothie!

It means that the balance of alkaline to acid foods should be eaten at all meals throughout the day. Adopting the 80:20 principle gives the amount of alkaline to acid foods we need at each meal. Simply looking at your plate, just less than a quarter of it should be occupied by acid foods while just more than three-quarters of the plate should have alkaline foods.

The alkaline diet does mean a change in thinking because it is different to the modern diet which is highly acidic.

However, once adopted, it is an easy to follow the lifestyle, with the payoff being that of fantastic health and well being.

Take the step toward a healthier you!
Call 9879 9596 or email us and book an appointment today!

 

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Hope for those in Pain

We know that pain should not be chronic and it should go away. When it doesn’t, we have an Inflammatory snowball effect. It’s a bit like if you kept injuring yourself in the same location repeatedly. The result would be unresolved ongoing inflammation.

Pain and Inflammation - Your Wellness CentreHowever, not all inflammation has a visible injury. For example, if there is inflammation in your gut, the only symptom may be some niggling gut issues, yet you cannot ‘see’ the problem.

Nevertheless, there may be an inflammatory snowball effect occurring inside.

Unresolved inflammation, visible or not, becomes more problematic the longer it keeps interfering with the normal functioning of your body, and has been linked to many types of chronic disease such as arthritis and type 2 diabetes.

At Your Wellness Centre, we can help with any ‘niggling’ issues, such as gut or maybe joint discomfort, to avoid the snowball effect occurring and so stop inflammation going ‘through the roof.

Nobody wants to be in pain, and for optimal health, it is important to stop abnormal inflammation in its tracks. Pharmaceutical anti-inflammatories are commonly used to help relieve persistent pain, however, some medications may be accompanied by unwanted side effects if used ongoing.

Fortunately, Your Wellness Centre Practitioners have a range of natural anti-inflammatory and pain relief solutions that can be individualised for your situation, whether you need acute care or more ongoing support.

Safe and Natural Solutions for Inflammation

Many people are aware that fish oils reduce inflammation and can assist with joint conditions such as arthritis. However, let’s also look at the other herbal ingredients that offer safe and effective anti-inflammatory support, for example:

Turmeric - Curcuma - Your Wellness CentreTurmeric – this traditional anti-inflammatory Ayurvedic herb has a long history of use for injuries, whilst recent research demonstrates it also helps reduce the swelling and pain of arthritic conditions. BCM-95® Turmeric has significantly enhanced absorption, meaning you get the benefit of this powerful herbs’ anti-inflammatory properties when you need it.

BosPure® Boswellia – another Ayurvedic herb, Boswellia has analgesic, anti-rheumatic and anti-inflammatory qualities. Boswellia can be used for all types of pain, but particularly arthritic or traumatic pain associated with inflammation.

• The herbs’ Devils claw and Jamaica dogwood, when combined, not only help reduce pain, but decrease spasms and improve blood flow, and in so doing support the healing process.

• These anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving herbs are ‘gut friendly’ and safe for long-term use. Your Wellness Centre Practitioners can recommend the best anti-inflammatory combination for your needs.

Factors that Sustain Inflammation

It is important to learn which diet and lifestyle behaviours may be adding to inflammation in your body, such as:

1. Smoking;

2. Being an unhealthy weight;

3. Eating a diet containing refined/processed carbohydrates (e.g. white bread, pasta, white rice, cereals);

4. Consuming ’trans’ fats (e.g. fried or fast foods, packaged baked goods, vegetable fats used in some margarine);

5. Being sleep deprived;

6. Regularly consuming alcohol, coffee, excess sugar and/or salt;

7. Experiencing ongoing digestive issues that upset the balance of ‘good’ bacteria (e.g. stomach pain, bloating, diarrhoea); and/or

8. Experiencing ongoing psychological stress (unhappy employment situation, social isolation, caring for a loved one with a serious disease).

Modifying any or all of these is an important step in a holistic approach to reducing inflammation that may be contributing to your pain or illness. If you relate to any of the above factors, speak with Your Wellness Centre Practitioners who can offer you support.

Put an end to Inflammation!

Don’t let visible or invisible inflammation be a perpetuating problem! Your Wellness Centre Practitioner has a range of safe and effective natural medicines, along with the knowledge needed to help you address any pain and inflammation you may have.

Addressing inflammation can not only improve your quality of life now, but reduce your risk of chronic disease in future.

Take the step toward a healthier you!
Call 9879 9596 and book an appointment today!

 

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Detox: The Ultimate Transformation

Undertaking a regular detox may enhance your health and wellbeing, improving quality of life. Many people schedule a detox every six or twelve months for optimal health to help improve the balance between your body’s toxin burden and its detox capacity. By the end of your Individualised Detoxification Program you will be looking good and feeling great.

Read further to find out if an individualised Detox could benefit you!

Detox Healthy food - Your Wellness Centre NaturopathyDetoxification is a process that your body undertakes every day to help eliminate toxins and restore a healthy balance. Your body is constantly exposed to toxins from the external world, as well as those created within. The human body is amazing in the way that it has evolved since prehistoric times to adjust to the ever changing world; but what happens when the toxins in our world are evolving faster than humans? This can increase the body’s toxic burden and impact on its ability to clear toxins. Do you want your body to effectively and efficiently eliminate toxins you are exposed to? Or maybe you are interested in detoxing because you want to look and feel even healthier! Have you noticed any signs or symptoms that indicate your body may be suffering from the burden of toxins and be in need of a good detox?

Signs that indicate you may need to detox:

Factors that increase the need to detox:

• Digestive complaintsWoman on Weight Loss - Your Wellness Centre
• Skin problems

• Hormonal imbalances
• Neurological conditions
• Poor energy
• Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
• Food intolerances
• Exposure to pollution and chemicals
• Exposure to new cars and new furniture
• Smoking, alcohol and coffee consumption
• Diets high in saturated fats, refined carbohydrates, processed and packaged foods
• Fertility and pre-conception care
• Overweight or obesity

What’s Involved in Detox?

Your individualised Detoxification Program will involve reducing the toxins that you are exposed to on a daily basis, whilst strengthening the function of your detox organs to process and eliminate toxins stored in your body. This is known as reducing the toxic burden and improving your toxic resistance, thereby enhancing your ability to cope with toxins. Detox can greatly improve your overall health and wellbeing.

The following ingredients can help promote your detoxification abilities:

• Milk thistle, green tea, gardenia: Stimulate the liver, enhancing the elimination of toxins.

• Dandelion, ginger, meadowsweet: These herbs regulate healthy digestion by increasing digestive juices and enzymes.

• Glutamine and zinc: Nutrients to protect and heal the gut.

At Your Wellness Centre we will recommend a Detox Program that is tailored to your individual health needs. Therapeutic detox options include an Integrated Detoxification, or a Specialised Gut, Liver or Heavy Metal Chelation Program for more targeted results.

Detox and Renew Your LifeSalad-detox - Your Wellness Centre Naturopathy

When detoxing, it is important to reduce the toxic load that you are encountering in your daily life. We will recommend a diet to encourage clean eating and reduce your exposure to dietary toxins. This diet will be rich in fresh fruit and vegetables, low in animal fats, and contain alkalising and anti-inflammatory foods.

It is just as important to remove other “toxins” from your daily life that may be affecting your health. Stress is a major factor that may need addressing. It’s also a good idea to do an audit of toxic household chemicals by reviewing your personal care items, cleaning products, and plastics used for food containers and water bottles; encouraging healthier choices.

The New You

Undertaking a regular detox may enhance your health and wellbeing, improving quality of life. Many people schedule a detox every six or twelve months for optimal health to help improve the balance between your body’s toxin burden and its detox capacity. By the end of your Detoxification Program you will be looking good and feeling great.

Take the step toward a healthier you!
Call 9879 9596 and book an appointment today!

 

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Live Blood Analysis

Forewarned is Forearmed!

Knowing your state of health gives you plenty of opportunities to rectify and work on any problem areas of your body before they become diseased.

This is why at Your Wellness Centre we are on the cutting edge of the latest research and technology in helping you reach your health potential.

Your Wellness Centre Naturopathy - Live Blood AnalysisOne such piece is the HemaviewTM (Live Blood Analysis Screening equipment). This HemaviewTM allows practitioners to accurately determine such things as immune function, nutrient absorption, rate of cellular damage, digestive performance and level of inflammation in your body as well as the effects of your current lifestyle on your health.

Live Blood Analysis will also dramatically help you to rectify imbalances. Therefore you will actually see improvements in your health with follow-up screenings as you put the health improvement recommendations into practice.

All that’s needed is a pin prick of fresh blood and you will be able to see the vitality, motility and viability of the immune systems white blood cells. Bacterial, parasitic or fungal forms may be seen. Major nutritional deficiencies can be detected, such as antioxidants, essential fatty acids, B12, folate, iron, digestive enzymes, and liver nutrients.

It will also show whether immune support is needed or if gut permeability is evident.

You will be able to see functional imbalances very early in the disease development spectrum.

Degenerative changes associated with chronic disease and ageing can be seen, eg. Infection, oxidation, liver function. And as mentioned before, you will be able to visually monitor the efforts of your health improvements.

This is the technology of choice to use if you simply feel tired, just don’t feel well, have a diagnosed health problem, or simply want to know the state of your health.

To have this unique test done, simply ring us on 9879 9596 and of course, we have a really special offer.

Use the enclosed Live Blood Analysis Voucher to have the test done at less than half price. Normally $120. Until the 6th November, only $59.

Your Wellness Centre Live Blood Analysis

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Your Wellness Centre Naturopathy Melbourne