Health Articles — ADHD

Heavy Metal Toxicity

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Book your appointment with Melissa to begin your individualised treatment plan specific to your signs and symptoms and medical history. Appointments available online via Telehealth video chat or in our Nth Brisbane Clinic I am launching a new Facebook Group where we can talk about all things health, with a special focus at the moment on Immune support.   Would love everyone to come along and join the group.   Here is the link to join:  Heavy Metal Toxicity Feeling tired, rundown, depressed?  It could be heavy metal overload in the body.   The liver is one of the body’s...

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Autism and the gut

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is characterised by impairments in social interactions and communications, repetitive behaviour.  There are however, common co-morbidities (a medical condition that occurs at the same time as another) that ASD children usually experience such as: allergies, epilepsy, gastrointestinal disorders, attention difficulties, anxiety, insomnia, and low immune system.  Around 91% of children with ASD experience a gastrointestinal disorder of some kind such as constipation or diarrhoea, or both, food allergies and/or intolerances.  Often is the case that these signs and symptoms are not connected to ASD by the practitioner and therefore either ignored or treated in a generic...

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The Mitochondria – the energy factories of the cell

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The Cell is the building block of all living things. Cells get together in a group to function as tissue and then tissues get together to function as organs to perform specific functions of the body eg heart, liver etc. It can be hard to imagine how many cells there are in the body. There are trillions. Most cells have mitochondria inside them and the mitochondria’s function is to produce energy. Even though the organisation and structure of the body can be seen easily, the ability for body to operate boils down to something we can’t see. The function of...

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Autism and ADHD

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Autism and ADHD Sometimes in a child’s early years, a parent may notice that there are some differences between their child and other children as they play. This usually occurs as a child begins either at childcare or school. These differences are not always noticeable in the home environment. You may have noticed the day to day struggles of parenting, finding it tough but just thought it was normal and thought that you are just not as good at coping as others. It may be that there are some imbalances occurring in your child’s brain development. These imbalances can present...

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