Someone asked me to comment on theories around the rise of childhood allergies. The immune system is extremely complex consisting of an array of different types of white blood cells such as natural killer cells, neutrophils, macrophages, B lymphocytes and T lymphocytes. The T lymphocytes can be further classified into T helper 1 cells, Read More

Menopause, that lovely time of life when your menstrual cycle goes haywire, you snap at everyone from the dog to the postman and you seem to be generating so much heat that you could power a small village.  As you near menopause you’ll notice your cycle becomes irregular (longer or shorter) and more often, Read More

Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS is an increasingly prevalent disorder I see regularly in practice. It is termed a functional bowel disorder which basically means the function of the bowel is altered without evidence of anything more sinister such as blood in the stool. Symptoms include cramping, flatulence, abdominal distension and a change in, Read More

February often marks the time when New Years Resolutions, made with all the best intentions, tend to fall by the wayside and old habits start to rear their ugly heads. Old habits really do die hard so its a good time to refer back to those resolutions and decide whether you really do want, Read More

Why not go into 2013 feeling fantastic. January is the perfect time to do a detox after the excesses of the Christmas & New Year Period. I primarily use the Metagenics Integrated Detox Program at Vital Spirit because it addresses significant sources of internal toxin exposure rather than just targeting the detox organs themselves., Read More

I’ve been wanting to see this documentary for a while. It’s about a 42 year old Australian guy, Joe Cross, who decides to do something radical for his health. Tired of the discomfort of Chronic Urticaria (hives) and the medication to treat it. Joe embarks on a 30 day juice fast where he drinks, Read More

You would have to be living in a hole to not realise that November has been re-named Movember in order to raise funds for Men’s Health Issues, particularly prostate cancer and depression. So I thought it was the perfect opportunity to write about some of the problems particular to men that can be quite, Read More

We are becoming increasingly aware of the growing issue of mental illness within the Australian population. The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing indicated that an estimated 3.2 million Australians (20% of the population aged between 16 and 85) had a mental disorder in the twelve months prior, Read More

Ever looked at the long list of ingredients on a product and wondered what all those numbers were about? Based on the book by the same name by Bill Statham this ingenious app allows you to look up food and cosmetic additives either by their name or additive number and work out whether it, Read More

Spring can be a wonderful time with the weather starting to warm, the smell of jasmine in the air and lighter, longer days. But if you are one of those unfortunate people that suffer from seasonal allergies; hayfever, sinusitis, even hives, September marks the start of a season of hell. Itching, watery eyes, sneezing, Read More