Antioxidants, Coenzyme Q10, Energy, Fatigue and Ageing

As a potent antioxidant and an integral nutrient for cellular respiration and ATP production, CoQ10 is an extremely valuable nutritional supplement for patients presenting with fatigue, oxidative stress, cardiovascular disease and neurological conditions. As with many supplements, however, the efficacy of CoQ10 supplementation depends…

Illness, Cholesterol, Diabetes and Weight Loss Management

As well as addressing individual variations in different illnesses and imbalances in the body, addressing weight loss is a critical part of successful management ill health. Insulin usually plays a regulatory role in the metabolism of blood lipids by inhibiting liver VLDL production and…

What is the world’s healthiest diet?

It’s written in your genes Many of the foods that most Australians and New Zealanders consume are, on an evolutionary scale, very new additions to our diets. Sugar, white flour, refined oils, colors, flavors, preservatives and many other ingredients are very recent additions. Some…

Cardiovascular and Inflammation

Recent studies such as the JUPITER trial, which showed a beneficial effect on cardiovascular risk from the management of inflammation, not lipids, have shown just how critical non-lipid factors are to cardiovascular health. Many of our patients are at risk for cardiovascular disease and…

Stress

As a society we have been very successful in providing for our basic needs of food, shelter and safety. In fact, it is now being argued that we have been too successful and that the invention of a multitude of labor saving devices and…

Insulin Resistance and Toxicity

Many patients are simply unaware of their dire metabolic risks, as they live with largely asymptomatic high blood pressure, high cholesterol and poor blood sugar control. However, they are aware of their fatigue, abdominal obesity, depression, hormonal imbalance, erectile dysfunction, including impotence and premature…

Western lifestyle, Health and Ageing

As clinicians, we spend our days treating patients that present with a range of diagnostic labels such as hypertension, dementia, dyslipidemia and infertility. The orthodox medical system treats each of these as discrete diseases that once labeled, can then be treated by the appropriate…

Syndrome X

Metabolic Syndrome or SyndromeX, continues to hit health headlines. One in four Australians presenting with the constellation of obesity or weight gain, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and blood sugar imbalance (Diabetes or Hypoglycemia) regulation are meeting the diagnostic criteria for Metabolic Syndrome X….

Vitamin D Deficiency and Stress

UVB exposure is limited by geography, as the lower arc of winter sun causes UVB rays to be deflected off the earth’s atmosphere. This is reflected in the widespread vitamin D deficiency of those populations living at latitudes over 37 degrees, including southern Australia…

Stress & Detoxification

After a hectic 2010 and the indulgences of the festive season, many people are in need of a little Rest and Recuperation, to give their body a chance to detox, heal and revitalise. We all begin the year with resolutions to look after ourselves…