How To Avoid Autoimmune Disease – Part 1

How To Avoid Autoimmune Disease

How To Avoid Autoimmune Disease – Part 1 It seems that these days there is a real epidemic of immunity problems, so knowing how to avoid autoimmune disease, and the things that are most likely to cause it, is becoming more and more important. We remember when growing up several decades ago that you hardly ever heard of older relatives or family friends having health issues that were autoimmune diseases. In fact, one hardly heard of cancers (except lung cancer from smoking), diabetes, irritable bowel disease and other diseases that are so prevalent today. Back then it was extremely rare Continue Reading →

Effect of Wheat on Gut Permeability

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Effect of Wheat on Gut Permeability No doubt you will have heard of the debate about going gluten free or continuing to eat grains as is standard practice in the western world, but what is the scientific effect of wheat on gut permeability and what does this mean for you and your health? There is a fabulous free resource known colloquially as “PubMed” – just type www.pubmed.com into your browser and you can then search millions of scientific studies. Alessio Fasano is recognised as one of the leading experts in the world on celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. If you Continue Reading →

Dietary Fat Is Associated With Lower Death Risk

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Avoid one of these and eat the other to lower risk of dying Dietary Fat Is Associated With Lower Death Risk No, that is not a misprint. Despite dietary fat having been demonised for over 40 years and the consumption of whole grains (aka carbohydrates) having been praised and touted as our health saviour, it is really gratifying to see that science is now saying that dietary fat is associated with lower death risk and that high carbohydrate intake is associated with higher total mortality risk. Isn’t it great when the contrary position you have held for many years is Continue Reading →

Rusting Away With Oxidative Stress

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Rusting Away With Oxidative Stress If we had one goal to aim for in promoting a healthy and long life, it would be to avoid rusting away with oxidative stress. Just as metal rusts when exposed to oxygen in air and water, so molecules in our body are similarly affected by oxygen. Why Can Oxygen be Bad for Us? How can this be when we require oxygen to breathe in order to survive? The answer is the manner in which that oxygen is delivered. When we receive oxygen in air in its molecular form with balanced paired electrons, we can Continue Reading →

Best Natural Gut Health Support

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Best Natural Gut Health Support We are often asked, “What is the best natural gut health support?” by people experiencing gastro-intestinal issues. These issues could include general food intolerances, bloating, gas, cramping, irritable bowel disease, Crohn’s, gluten sensitivity, Celiac disease, reflux or irregular bowel movements. These are just some of the symptoms that people will associate with their GI tract, but the truth is that problems caused by negative interactions with food can cause a great many more diseases and symptoms, which, because they are not located in GI tract, people do not realise that they are closely linked with Continue Reading →

Who Wants Optimal Health

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Who Wants Optimal Health? Seems like a no-brainer question, doesn’t it? But you would be surprised how many people settle for a life of “not being incapacitated”, which is why optimal health is more about mindset and values than anything else. Despite all that has been written in recent decades about how to improve health through lifestyle changes and food choices, there is an ever increasing percentage of people taking subscription medications (usually several) and they will be on these for the remainder of their sub optimally healthy lives – think medications for diabetes, high blood pressure, raised cholesterol, acid Continue Reading →

True Gluten Free Benefits

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True Gluten Free Benefits As we mentioned in the recipe for delicious Grain Free Gluten Free Focaccia Flatbread, being “conventionally gluten free” really does not cut it. The gluten free industry has really exploded in the last few years and there are heaps of processed foods available in health food stores and supermarkets purporting to be gluten free. But do these products give you true gluten free benefits? What Is Gluten? Gluten is an umbrella term for the family of proteins found in all grains. So a different member of the gluten family will be found in wheat, rye, barley and Continue Reading →

Link Between Showers and Autoimmune Disease

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The Link Between Showers and Autoimmune Disease. Continuing with our theme of positive intentional living (as opposed to living on autopilot and never questioning the things we do and take for granted), have you ever thought about what happens to your body when you shower and whether there could be a link between showers and autoimmune disease? We have previously touched on the question of shower head filters in Buy a Filter or Be a Filter but now would like to explain the link to autoimmune disease. Inflammation and Toxicity Autoimmune diseases are born out of chronic inflammatory conditions in Continue Reading →

Positive Intentional Living

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Positive Intentional Living In the last blog about what causes illness, we put forward the proposition that many illnesses are in fact caused by unintentional self-inflicted disease promoting activities that may have occurred over a long period of time. In order to avoid unintentional self-inflicted disease caused by operating on autopilot and doing repeatedly, without thinking the same things that everyone else does, it is necessary to adopt a mindset of positive intentional living. When living intentionally, one considers and examines all aspects and activities of our day-to-day routine, and tries to align these with optimal health as much as Continue Reading →

What Causes Illness

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What Causes Illness? We have been listening to the expert speakers on the Autoimmune Revolution Summit and it is fascinating to learn about their cutting edge wisdom and clinical practice experiences, as they explain what causes illness and autoimmune disease and how to avoid and recover from them. In the course of listening to these experts, it is becoming clearer that despite all the names given to all the different diseases and conditions that people can be diagnosed with as their health deteriorates, the actual causes (excluding accidents) can be broken down into just 3 groups:- Infectious diseases ie acquired Continue Reading →