Exclusive Nasal Breathing and Why Your Immune System Depends Upon It

EXCLUSIVE NASAL BREATHING AND WHY YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM DEPENDS UPON IT with Dr Dan Hanson The nose plays an essential role in assisting your immune system. Exclusive nasal breathing (ENB) is required for health at all times, except during speaking and in some forms of extreme exercise. TEN ROLES OF THE NOSE – INCLUDING IMMUNE […]

Empowering Autoimmune Wellness: Understanding and Addressing Underlying Factors

EMPOWERING AUTOIMMUNE WELLNESS: UNDERSTANDING AND ADDRESSING UNDERLYING FACTORS with Luke Szabo Described as your body mistakenly attacking its own tissues and organs, the diagnosis of autoimmune disease can feel somewhat disempowering for many people, walking away thinking that their own body has turned against them for some unknown reason and there is nothing that they […]

How Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can help your Immune System

by Caitlin Ennis, Acupuncturist According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory, the first line of defence in our body is “Wei Qi”. This is a type of energy that sits just under our skin and is responsible for regulating sweating, the opening and closing of our pores and the strength of our immune system – […]

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 […]

Splendour festival flu prevention tips

    Written by Emma McLaughlin, Integrative Naturopath If you are a “Splendour In The Grass” die-hard you’ll know that the annual pilgrimage to this iconic music festival in the hills of Byron can also come with more than a post-Splendour hangover. The Splendour Flu has almost become an urban legend, but myth it is not. […]