Love all the research showing how GUT HEALTH is crucial for your health and longevity!Are YOU looking after yours?🤸‍♀️🌱🧠

AWARENESS IS GROWING of the crucial role healthy gut flora plays in maintaining good health, with research showing that changes in the microbiome environment plays a key role in disease progression.

In a recent study, mice prone to motor-neurone disease (ALS) given a probiotic supplement containing the gut microbe Akkermansia muciniphila had a significant reduction of disease progression and prolonged survival.

Read more: https://www.nutraingredients.com/Article/2019/07/23/Gut-brain-axis-may-have-significant-role-in-motor-neurone-disease-progression?fbclid=IwAR3g-KqaS7U1sGe1UtCRA4uxxJsxPxqELVfTX4vdQ1GYIqLw1nBKIYuro2Q

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Have you heard of the gut-skin axis?🤔


Your skin is your body’s largest living organ and it certainly has a lot to cope with. What you may not realise, however, is that your skin’s health is intimately is linked to your gut.👅

When your skin reacts, it can be one of the first signs that something’s up with your gut. Just like the gut-brain axis, whereby your gut and brain communicate with one another via the vagus nerve, your gut and skin enjoy a regular dialogue too, mainly via the microbiome. This powerful pathway is known as the gut-skin axis.🧠

Take a moment to reflect – is your skin sending you a big red flag? When it comes to skin health, it’s essential to turn your attention inwards and nurture the relationship with your microbiome through gut-friendly supplements, food and even meditation.🙏

Please contact me if you would like more advice on how to support your health from the inside out and enjoy a healthy gut, glowing skin and a radiant health mindset.😇

Keep smiling, 
Natalie 🥰Xo

More than half of all women will experience ADRENAL FATIGUE in their life, impacting their health, moods, energy, weight and relationships. ‍🦰😢🥵😠😳

While it is common, it’s not inevitable, and it’s not untreatable if you know how to heal from it.

You may be experiencing adrenal fatigue if you’re experiencing any of the following:
>> Brain fog that’s hard to shake
>> Exhaustion that doesn’t go away even after a good night’s sleep
>>Waking up tired
>> Anxiety and feelings of overwhelm, even over minor concerns
>> Unexplained weight gain that you can’t lose even with diet and exercise
>> Lowered libido

Even if you’re doing “all the right things” according to mainstream information, you may still be struggling to beat adrenal fatigue.

That’s because once burnout sets in, general healthy lifestyle changes like exercise and more sleep aren’t enough to repair your body and get your hormone levels back in order.

Fortunately, healing from adrenal fatigue can be much easier when you know exactly what to do.

To find out the exact steps and lifestyle changes you need to make in order to heal from adrenal fatigue please contact me. 🌱🥰Xo

WATCH THIS SPACE!👀The panel conducting the re-review of evidence behind natural therapies, for which the private health insurance rebate was abolished, has finally been selected!🌱🤗

The Natural Therapies Review Expert Advisory Panel (NTREAP) will include an appropriate mix of subject matter experts in complementary medicine research – a core requirement of any legitimate and rigorous scientific review process, and one of the key factors differentiating it from the previous review. Details of the panel members which includes Prof Alan Bensoussen from NICM, and Naturopathic Practitioner and Associate Professor at University of Technology Sydney Prof Jon Wardle, can be found here <https://www.health.gov.au/committees-and-groups/natural-therapies-review-expert-advisory-panel>

Metagenics ANDRO NK FINALLY Back in STOCK!😷🤒🤗

The best High Potency Immune Support supplement for COLD’S & FLU’S.🤧

Your immune system protects you from potentially harmful invaders by recognising and responding to them as a threat. When it is functioning well, it acts like a powerful, well-regulated army.

The SECRET to getting sick less often is to build a strong, healthy immune system.🤸‍♀️

Ingredients in Andro NK have been shown to or may:

  • Reduce the symptoms and duration of colds.
  • Help to stimulate the body’s natural immune responses.

To find out more information on how to boost your IMMUNE SYSTEM or for existing patients to pick up ANDRO NK please let me know. 😇Xo

Sneezing Your Way into the Change of Season?🤧🌬🌺

Chronic sneezing? Itchy, watery eyes? Is your nose running like a tap? Before you reach for your antihistamines to help (temporarily) reduce your hay fever symptoms, let me ask you – do you know there are effective, natural strategies that can provide you lasting relief?

Always On Guard

As we go about our daily lives, we are exposed to an abundance of foreign substances, and it is our immune system’s job to detect which of these are harmful and mount an appropriate immune response. When you experience hay fever symptoms however, your immune system has mounted an inappropriate response to a harmless substance (e.g. pollen) and has become hyper-reactive. This causes specialised immune cells, known as mast cells, to migrate to your nose and throat, where they release histamine.[1] This chemical triggers an explosion of inflammation, which forces foreign particles out of your body. It is the swelling and irritation that inflammation causes which leads to the miserable symptoms of hay fever.

Antihistamines – Paper Over the Cracks

By blocking the effects of histamine, antihistamines reduce or suppress hay fever symptoms; however, they do not address the underlying hyper-reactive immune response that causes histamine release in the first place. This is why you only experience temporary relief of your symptoms, which return once you stop taking the medication. Alternatively, an approach that builds immune tolerance, which is the ability of the immune system to resist reacting to harmless substances, can treat the underlying cause of hay fever.

Fix the Wall

There are two key ways to help improve immune tolerance. The first is to boost your body’s production of specific immune cells known as T regulatory (Treg) cells. Put simply, the more Treg cells you have, the more balanced your immune system is, and the less likely you are to react to harmless substances.

The second way is to support the health of your gut and its microbiota (the 38 trillion microorganisms that live in your intestines), as there is a strong connection between the microbiome and immune reactivity.[2] If there is an imbalance of good and bad microorganisms in your gut, your immune system can become hyper-reactive and as a result less tolerant to harmless substances (click here to find out what can cause an unhealthy microbiome).  A healthy microbiome also requires a healthy gut lining (and vice versa!). If the lining of the gut is inflamed or damaged, perhaps due to a poor diet or digestive illness, this can also disrupt your microbiome, increasing immune reactivity and allergic symptoms.

Case Study: Rebuilding Tolerance to Manage Allergy

The Allergy and Reactivity Reduction Program, which can be provided by your Natural Healthcare Practitioner, addresses both immune reactivity and gut health. This program uses herbs and nutrients, specific dietary changes, and lifestyle recommendations to rebalance your microbiome, promote the health of the gut lining, and build immune tolerance – lowering your likelihood of experiencing hay fever. To find out more about correcting allergies, listen to The Allergy Series of the Your Health Guide podcast.


Let’s look at a specific case as an example.

Kate, a 25-year-old female who suffered from hay fever, experienced significant benefit from following the Allergy and Reactivity Reduction Program. She suffered from sneezing, watery eyes and an itchy throat when she was exposed to pollens. She also experienced daily headaches triggered by perfume and strong smells.

As part of the program, Kate was given the following:

  • An immune-building/gut repair formula including medicinal mushrooms Ganoderma lucidum (reishi) and Lentinula edodes (shiitake), and herbs Scutellaria baicalensis (baical skullcap) and Perilla frutescens (perilla).
  • An allergy symptom relief formula including nutrients quercetin and bromelain, and a herbal complex, which work together to reduce histamine release.
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus (LGG®) and Lactobacillus paracasei (LP-33®), two probiotic strains that help regulate a hyper-reactive immune response and improve the health of the microbiome.
  • High strength, purified fish oil to reduce inflammation and support healthy immune function.
  • A custom elimination diet to identify any food triggers.

After 10 weeks following the program, Kate had experienced a significant reduction in her sneezing, watery eyes and headaches, with the added bonus of feeling less anxious (see Figure 1 below).

Figure 1: Kate’s symptoms, rated out of 10, decreased significantly over 14 weeks of following the Allergy and Reactivity Reduction Program with her Practitioner.

A Holistic Approach for Long-Term Gain

The symptoms of hay fever can not only be frustrating but also debilitating. Whilst antihistamines may provide a quick fix, increasing your immune tolerance is the key to resolving your symptoms in the long term. By improving gut and immune function, the Allergy and Reactivity Reduction Program can help address the cause of hay fever symptoms, allowing you to get the most out of life. For a tailored solution and more information about the Allergy and Reactivity Reduction Program, speak to me today.

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