Hashimoto’s and Grave’s Disease: Two Sides of One Coin

    Written by Alexandra Preston Hashimoto’s disease and Grave’s disease are both conditions where the immune system damages the thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland that helps regulate metabolism. This is known as autoimmunity (auto = “self”). Grave’s disease features an overactive thyroid, and commonly causes heat intolerance, nervousness, fatigue, weight loss, and heart palpitations. Hashimoto’s […]

I Have Fibromyalgia – What Can I Do?

    Written by Alexandra Preston Fibromyalgia is an often debilitating and isolating condition involving soft tissue pain and stiffness, particularly in localised “tender points”; unrelenting fatigue; cognitive impairment; and other symptoms that vary between patients. Once dismissed by mainstream medicine, fibromyalgia is now known as a disorder of central sensitivity.  To know that it’s […]

How adrenal stress can impact thyroid function

    Written by Alexandra Preston and Reine DuBois. Featuring Kristin Zanotti and Phil Baxter. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the front of our throats. It contributes to a wide range of physical and mental processes, including weight control, mood, cognition, and menstruation. The Australian Thyroid Foundation lists the causes […]

Mould Toxicity: The Problems and the Solutions

    By Reine DuBois and Alexandra Preston Australia is a land of flood and fire, but your home does not have to be swept away by floods to be a problem. Left alone, water damage can create fertile ground for toxic mould, a cause of many chronic illnesses far more common than we think. […]

Trauma: The Root Cause of Chronic Disease?

By Emily Holler We all experience trauma in our lives. It fairly unavoidable as a human being. Even the act of being born is a potentially traumatic experience. But what happens when the trauma we experience is severe and frequent? How does this affect us in the long term? Could intense trauma actually be one […]

Heavy Metal Toxicity: An Emerging Health Threat

By Emily Holler Heavy metals are naturally found in nature, but if they build up too much in our body they can become toxic and inflammatory. Modern industrial practices have increased heavy metals in our environment over the past one hundred years and our exposure has increased exponentially. A prime example is lead based paint, […]

Chronic Fatigue: Unravelling the Mystery

    By Emily Holler There are a number of modern diseases that are baffling medical science. Illnesses such as fibromyalgia, IBS and chronic fatigue are all poorly understood by doctors, which makes them very challenging to treat and in most cases patients are informed that their condition cannot be cured. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) […]