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DL-Phenylalanine and NAC – A novel partnership for pain and dependence
Pain and dependence are two major issues facing Australians – 20% live with chronic pain, costing the economy $34.5billion every year; and...
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Does poor nutritional status affect behaviour and social functioning in preschool children?
Early childhood is a crucial time when neurocognitive development and social skills are developed providing the basis for good health into...
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Gamma-aminobutyric acid – Is our second brain at work?
There has been some question as to whether supplemental Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) actually crosses the blood-brain barrier to exert i...
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Nutrients improve depressive symptoms alone or in combination with medication
We have all had those patients who are taking conventional treatments for their depressive symptoms, with little or no effect. Interestin...
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Is Iron deficiency messing with your head?
We all know the importance of iron to our health – the best-known example is that red blood cells need Iron to make haemoglobin, and it’s ...
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Tips to help patients dealing with depression
Here are some simple tips to give to your patients who may be experiencing depression. Also consider signing up to www.thiswayupclinic.or...
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The sunny side of Vitamin D
About 840 million people worldwide suffer from depression and it is now a leading cause of disability and mortality worldwide. Depression...
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COMT gene, dopamine and the stress response in mood disorders
Why are some people able to deal with high stress situations easily while others fall in a heap at the first sign of stress? It cou...
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Treating Gastrointestinal Pathogens: a case study
Case Study: male patient presenting with persistent diarrhoea, fatigue and frequent headaches. ...
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Micronutrient therapy for negative adolescent behaviours
It is a transformational time for our understanding of mental health disorders. They are no longer considered merely a chemical imbalance ...
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Need another reason to eat organic and non-GMO foods?
Glyphosates are a phosphoric amino acid derivative of glycine and are the most sprayed and used herbicide in the world. The World Health ...
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Smoking, Drinking and The Gut
Smoking and consuming even moderate amounts of alcohol are major risk factors for upper digestive diseases and gastrointestinal (GI) tract...
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Low-fat? No-fat? Don’t let your patients cheat themselves out of health. 
Practitioners are still seeing patients in clinic who push the “low fat” diet envelope too far. What happens when you cheat yourself out o...
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Nutrient deficiencies in dependence
We are facing an epidemic of dependence, and as practitioners we are seeing that in our clinics. The overworked executive, the harried mu...
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When it comes to glucose our brains are “selfish”
The brain and the immune system both require large amounts of energy for proper functioning, and they tend to compete for this energy. Un...
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