TESTOSTERONE – MORE THAN A SEX HORMONE

Male Hormone Screen

Often thought of as the ‘primary’ male hormone, testosterone is in fact one of several male hormones (or, androgens), which play an important part in the health of muscles, bone, and skin. Mainly produced by men, testosterone is also produced in a woman’s ovaries in small amounts. Essential for normal reproductive and sexual function, testosterone […]

HOW AMINO ACIDS AND MINERALS AFFECT ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

Amino Acids and Minerals

Often hailed as the ‘building blocks of protein’, amino acids are essential for the synthesis of enzymes, some hormones and neurotransmitters, metabolic pathways and mental stabilisation. Just about every function within the human body needs amino acids. Along with amino acids, minerals and vitamins also affect our exercise capacity and performance, so it’s important for […]

PREBIOTICS, PROBIOTICS & OUR GUT

Probiotics

The ‘second brain’ in our gut By now, you’ve probably heard of the important role ‘gut health’ plays in everything from a strong immune system, healthy weight, improved brain function, good sleep and better absorption of essential vitamins and minerals. Nutrition research has discovered that there’s a whole ecosystem of bacteria in our guts, complete […]

REGULATING INSULIN LEVELS FOR BETTER HEALTH

Insulin Screening

Insulin is a vital hormone made by the pancreas which allows our bodies to use the sugar (glucose) found in carbohydrates for energy, and helps us absorb nutrients from food. When we consume carbohydrates, the amount of glucose in our blood increases and the pancreas releases insulin to help send it into our organs and […]

HELPFUL HEALTH TIPS FOR MEN

Health Tips for men

On average, men live 4.4 years less than women, and research says that the last 11 years will be in poor health. But by swapping out a few unhealthy lifestyle choices for better options, and adopting regular health screenings, men can live healthier and happier lives. Make sleep a priority Good sleep isn’t something to […]

THE GUT MICROBIOME AND ITS ROLE IN GENERAL HEALTH

Gut Microbiome Analysis

While most people understand that the gastrointestinal (GI) system is the body’s tool for taking in and absorbing nutrients and water, this system of critical organs also functions as one of our body’s frontlines in the fight against disease. The GI system includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, small intestine, colon and rectum. […]

FINDING THE BEST MENTAL HEALTH MEDICATIONS FOR YOU

Mental Health DNA Profile

Did you know, that beyond determining characteristics such as blood type and eye colour, your genes are responsible for how your body processes medications? Pharmacogenomics, also know as pharmacogenetics, is drug-gene testing that studies how your body’s genes respond to medications. We each inherit thousands of genes from our parents. These genes carry information that […]

UNDERSTANDING KEY HORMONES & GLANDS – BALANCE & IMPACT

Hormone Balance

When in balance hormones help the body thrive, they carry messages between cells and organs making sure our bodies function as they should; from growth and sexual development, through to how well we sleep and deal with stress, even impacting how our body breaks down food. Sometimes our hormone levels become too high or too […]

Understanding food allergy, sensitivity and intolerance.

Food Sensitivities & Intolerance

While the idea of food allergy is becoming more clearly understood there is still some confusion surrounding the definition of food allergy compared to food sensitivity and food intolerance. The incidence of food allergy continues to increase in Australia with allergy occurring in around 1 in 10 infants, 1 in 20 children and in about […]

Stress Related Fatigue – Are you just tired all the time or is it something more?

Are you experiencing high levels of fatigue? Do you wake up feeling foggy and un-rested Most people expect to wake up in the morning feeling refreshed and rested, however for some people a ‘good night’s sleep’ leaves them feeling just as exhausted as they were when they went to bed. While many people put this […]