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Reducing Iron Overload

Reducing Iron Overload – Iron Chelators How is Iron Toxic? In short iron is toxic because it can be a part of a fenton reaction – thereby becoming a free radical. Normal iron levels are generally well managed by the body, but excess iron causes oxidative damage.  Fenton-type’ redox chemistry, reacting with hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) […]

Hemochromatosis

Hemochromatosis What is it? Hemochromatosis is the most common genetic condition in Australia, affecting 1 in 200 people. The gene is the HFE gene. Although some people will have the genes they will have no adverse symptoms, whilst others will have many complications. The reason for this is unknown. Genes involved are HFE C282Y and […]

Acne Vulgaris

Acne Vulgaris Pathogenesis of Acne: – Acne is a Multifactorial Process at Pilosebaceous Unit – the sebaceous gland and hair follicle (1). The main contributing factors are; Genetics Androgens Cortisol Stress Barrier dysfunction Diet Propionibacterium acnes (bacteria commonly found on human skin) IGF/1 – Insulin like growth factor – hormone Acne and inflammation Stimulates the […]

Iron

Iron Daily Requirement Women                                         18mg Men                                                8mg Infants 0-6 months          […]

The Facts about Fats

Sometimes trying to be healthy can be difficult. There’s so much info out there, it can be hard to know what to do. Fats are especially confusing in this way. So I’ve put some info together to help add some clarity.   Fats Firstly we need fats in our diet, in fact dietary fat should […]

Natural Thyroid Health

Natural Thyroid Health What does the thyroid do? The thyroid gland is like our speedometer, controlling our basal metabolic rate (BMR)  (3). We have receptors to thyroid hormones in every cell of the body, basically telling them to speed up or slow down. The thyroid is stimulated by the hypothalamus-pituitary-axis which is a negative feed […]