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June 16, 2019

The microbiome if a hot area of interest for not only researchers, but also the general public and citizen scientist.  In this blog post, I am going to myth bust a few commonly held beliefs and advise you of the main do's and don'ts for microbiome wellness.

Interesting microbiome facts:

The microbiome is now being thought of as another organ in our body and weighs around 2.5 kgs.  There are 200 times more genes in our microbiome than in our body!  It has many functions which are essential to human health.  The microbiome houses around 70% of our immune system, it may play a role in weight management, it produces either pro or anti-inflammatory substances, it makes certain vitamins and aids in the digestion of our food and even the metabolism of certain herbal medicines and drugs.

Microbiome health or lack thereof has been linked to various disease states including gut disorders, alzheimers, parkinsons, multiple sclerosis and many more.  Having a healthy microbiome can protect yo...

June 12, 2016

Is a new healthier you on the agenda?

Need to lose a few kilos?

Has your weight loss plateaued?

Are you tired?

Bloated?

Stressed?

Here’s the naturopathic how to guide to a detox diet…

There are many reasons why detoxification may be necessary for you to enable you to reach or maintain a state of optimal wellness. Some of these reasons are within our control, such as poor diet and alcohol intake, whereas some factors are out of our control such as air pollution and toxins which are produced during digestive processes. In a healthy person, these toxins are mostly easily dealt with and detoxified via the kidneys and liver, however years of toxic accumulation and impaired functioning of these organs, can gradually start to affect our health and manifest as signs such as fatigue, premature ageing, bloating, weight gain, headaches, nausea and more.

Instead of restricting your diet and making adetox difficult, it is important to focus on replacing unhealthy options with healthy ones and ensurin...

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GLORIA CICCHINI
Naturopath Perth
Northern Suburbs
Hillarys 6025
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