Do you have an Unhealthy Gut?

How's your Microbiome?

Recent research (2018) The Role Of The Gut Microbiome In Systemic Inflammatory Disease

has aligned with ancient medicine, where Hippocrates (400BC) stated that,

  “All disease starts in the gut.”


Systemic illness can be seen in;

·         Autoimmunity- Chronic conditions, Ulcerative Colitis, Coeliac Disease.

·         IBS- IBD, IBC, IBM.

·         Anxiety and Mood Disorders- Neurotransmitter imbalances and depletions.

·         Unexplained fatigue- parasites, bacterial overgrowth, food sensitivities.

·         Skin conditions- dermatitis, acne, eczema, unusual skin conditions.

·         Weight gain- hormone imbalances, hunger and satiety imbalances, blood sugar imbalances, storing abdominal fat.

·         Allergies- Hay Fever, Chronic Sinusitis, seasonal allergies.

Some symptoms your gut maybe upset;

·         Constipation or Diarrhoea or alternating, or taking too long to process through.

·         Pain.

·         Undigested food.

·         Strange coloured faeces or smell.

·         Burping, flatulence, bad breath.

·         Uncomfortable, enlarged colon.

Stool Tests can be done to analyse whether you have parasites, bacterial, fungal or viral particles in your gut or colon. However, a quick check of your Diet, and health history can reveal a lot.

Microbes use certain foods to grow from.  Healthy foods support healthy gut microbes which help you with your digestion, hormone, appetite and mood balance. Antibiotics can eradicate, not only unhealthy microbes, but healthy microbes, and it may take some time to rebuild their numbers up again.

A Leaky Gut which has been damaged by antibiotics, toxins or prolonged poor health, can also require treatment to rebuild the gut lining and tighten the intestinal junctions, to restore good health.

It is important for your health to maintain a healthy gut for your health.



Natural Health and Pharmaceutical Treatment

WELLBEING and Pharmaceutical Treatment; Why you need to know the difference.

Well-being is a healthy state of physical and mental life force balance. Conventional medicine offers treatments in conquering infectious diseases and surgical operations.

However, to date, there have been no cures found for chronic disorders or common complaints. In addition, some drugs are now so powerful, they cause iatrogenic deaths. Most drugs have side effects.

There have been no cures, or safe treatments found for cancer, even after fifty years of intensive research.

Very little government funding is spent on prevention.

Natural medicine believes that we all have a vital life energy inside us which is programed to help us recover, to self-heal. This energy, or, vitality, is affected by our environment, our thoughts and feelings, our relationships and self-concept; by our food, our genetics, our spirituality, as well as our biochemical body functions and organ health. We are complex creatures and we have centuries of ancient therapeutic medicine available to us.

Visit your naturopath for a well-being health check- up and encouragement, soon. They are like a coach, a master ‘jigsaw puzzle’ worker who can put all the pieces together for you and keep you positive.

They care. Your well-being is important to them.



CANCER…that ignominious cell intruder who covers itself with a ‘cloak’, like a blood clot, and stealthily evades our immune system. Then proceeds to defy death and multiply to take over our, previously healthy body, to make it, its own.

The word invokes fear.

Because there is no cure.

And even if you do get rid of it, it taunts you mercilessly that one day, “it will be back.”

So what do we do?

We know that 30% is related to the person’s Microbiome, that 50% is their altered Immune System, the remaining 20% is…a mystery, e.g.,  Genetic? Epigenetic? Methylation? Stress? Hypoxia?

The aims include,

1.       To increase the host’s resistance to cancer cells and to improve the terrain to which these cells aim for.

2.       To nourish with a wholesome diet

3.       To focus on the health of the whole person; spiritually, mentally, intellectually, socially.

4.       To provide an individual treatment, not just a blanket response.

5.       To provide natural remedies with no side-effects.

Some treatments would include,

a)      Relaxation, de-stress activities and perspectives

b)      Anti-anxiety herbal treatment

c)       Anti-inflammatory and immune/ auto-immune support

d)      Slowing tumour growth and inciting cancer cell apoptosis

e)      Hormonal balance

f)       Blood sugar level regulation

g)      Support for liver and kidneys

h)      Microbiome rebalance

i)        All individually-based  treatments

j)        Ancient wisdom.

Our immune system has a Tumour Necrosis Factor which daily eradicates stray cells, a DNA which checks the helix and attempts to mend it; but we are far from finding a cure. Natural Medicine believes that our body has the power to heal itself, and, with the right conditions, it can do so. However, finding those ‘right’ conditions can be challenging. If we can re-strengthen and support the body’s natural immune defenses, we can improve the possibility of improving protection against cancer cells developing and allowing some sort of “spontaneous recovery after the event” (Bone and Mills (2013:175) Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy. 2nd Ed. Churchill Livingstone. Elsevier. USA).

Pamela Wade

Sunshine Beach Naturopathy 2017

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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder can drive a parent “up the wall’.

 ADHD and ASD children do not sleep well at night time and so miss out on their restorative brain and body maintenance. Their little body struggles to detoxify adequately, often with many heavy metal environmental poisons remaining in circulation, not allowing them to function effectively, or more importantly, feel good.

As a consequence of their super-activity, most ADHD children are deficient in basic minerals, especially magnesium necessary for nerve, mood and muscle functions.

Alongside this comes an exhausted adrenal system which does not seem to let the child sleep, feel good or respond to life’s situations rationally. They get very irritable and run on either too much adrenalin or eventually run out of it.

Nutritionally, all this activity is too much depletion.

If you have an overactive child, and are feeling like he needs some natural intervention, please see me for a consultation.

Pamela Wade

Adv Dip Naturopathy

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