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10 Signs of Zinc Deficiency & the Best Foods to Remedy It!

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10 Signs of Zinc Deficiency & the Best Foods to Remedy It!

300 billion new cells are produced every day.

300 million old cells die every minute.

Therefore every minute our DNA is under attack.

If we don’t have enough nutrients or we are undernourished our DNA cannot repair itself correctly and this is why we have an explosion of serious disease especially cancer.

Have you ever seen someone who is a 50-year-old look like a 35 year old?

This reversal of the ageing process is determined by having enough of certain essential nutrients.

Or . . .

I am sure you have seen people who are 50 who look like 65 or 70 year olds.

Yep. . . you guessed it not enough of certain essential nutrients.

Our bodies aren’t getting enough of the essential nutrients we need to help our DNA to be healthy.

This breakdown escalates as we age.

As many as 40% of older people are especially deficient in this one nutrient. (1)

But you can help protect your DNA and possibly reverse the ageing process with the help of this one simple mineral.

I’m talking about zinc.

Health Experts say as many as two billion people around the world have diets deficient in zinc – and studies at Oregon State University and elsewhere are raising concerns about the health implications this holds for infectious disease, immune function, DNA damage and cancer.

One new study has found DNA damage in humans caused by only minor zinc deficiency.

Zinc deficiency is quite common in the developing world.

There are 10 Signs of Zinc Deficiency . . . Therefore there are 10 ways how Zinc can help us . . .

Now this is good news because zinc can help us to . . .

  • Repair damaged DNA
  • Improve our immune system
  • May help fight cancer
  • Helps with Heart health
  • Improves depression
  • Essential for prostate health
  • Improves libido / sexual performance
  • Promotes wound healing
  • Improves skin
  • Helps with detoxification

Unfortunately I see patients every day who are dangerously low in Zinc.

And it’s easy to get the zinc you need for your health cells.

THE TOP 10 ZINC FOODS ARE . . .

Table 2: Selected Food Sources of Zinc (2)
Food Milligrams (mg)
per serving
Percent DV*
Oysters, cooked, breaded and fried, 3 ounces or 85 grams 74.0 493
Pumpkin seeds –
1/2 cup 8.4mg 57
Grass Fed Beef braised 3 ounces or 85 grams 7.0 47
Beef patty, broiled, 3 ounces or 85 grams 5.3 35
Chicken, dark meat, cooked, 3 ounces or 85 grams 2.4 16
Cashews, dry roasted, 1 ounce or 28 grams 1.6 11
Almonds, dry roasted, 1 ounce or 28 grams 0.9 6
Kidney beans, cooked, ½ cup 0.9 6
Chicken breast, roasted, skin removed, ½ breast 0.9 6
Peas, green cooked, ½ cup 0.5 3

Here’s the kicker though . . . your body can only absorb 15 to 40% of zinc from food.

Unfortunately if you are low in zinc food doesn’t supply you with adequate amounts.

Are you at risk?

Are you older than 50?

The people with the following health conditions are most susceptible to zinc deficiency. (3)

  • Alcoholism: Linked to poor zinc absorption, a history of long-term, excessive alcohol use puts people at a considerable risk of developing zinc deficiency.
  • Diabetes: Most doctors agree that diabetics should use zinc products cautiously because large doses can dangerously lower blood sugar.
  • Hemodialysis: Hemodialysis patients are also at risk for zinc deficiency and might require zinc supplements.
  • HIV (human immunodeficiency virus)/AIDS: Linked to shorter lifespans, zinc should be used cautiously in HIV/AIDS patients.
  • Nutrient absorption syndromes: Malabsorption syndromes put people at a greater risk of zinc deficiency.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: RA patients absorb less zinc and may require supplementation.

Not as prevalent, the Linus Pauling Institute reports that these people are also at risk: (4)

  • Premature and low-birth-weight infants
  • Older breast fed infants and toddlers with inadequate intake of zinc-rich foods.
  • Pregnant and lactating women.
  • Patients receiving intravenous feedings.
  • Malnourished individuals, including anorexics and bulimics.
  • Individuals with severe or persistent diarrhea
  • Individuals with Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Individuals with chronic renal disease
  • Individuals with sickle cell anaemia
  • Individuals who use medications including tetracycline and quinolone antibiotics as well as bisphosphonates, may decrease absorption of both zinc and the medication, potentially reducing drug efficacy.
  • Older adults (65 years and older).
  • Strict vegetarians: The requirement for dietary zinc may be as much as 50% greater for strict vegetarians whose major food staples are grains and legumes, because high levels of phytic acid in these foods reduce zinc absorption

Zinc Dosage . . .

50 mg of Zinc sulphate in liquid form is one the best because of its ease of digestion. I do use other zinc formulas but I prefer the liquid form.

One challenge I have noticed with Zinc is that if you have tested low in Zinc, you’re body definitely needs but it can make you feel nauseous.

If this occurs, please understand your body is crying out for it but can’t absorb it very well, hence the nausea.

Start with a smaller dose and build up over time to the 50mg recommended dose.

It’s best taken 1 hour before food either as you wake or before you go to bed or at least 2 hours after food because it can interfere with absorption of other key nutrients like copper and iron.

Personally when I am low in zinc because I have tested it I take mine before bed.

Here’s an interesting look at zinc and depression.

Depression is still the leading cause of disability worldwide, with 1 in 6 Australians experiencing the mental illness at some stage of their lives.

A recent Australian study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders (5) investigated whether dietary zinc and the zinc-to iron ratio predicted the incidence of depression by examining data from two large studies involving mid-age and older Australians.

After taking many of the confounding variables into account, the researchers concluded that low dietary zinc intake was associated with a greater incidence of depression in both men and women.

Wayne’s comment . . . B6 is another nutrient to consider with depression especially both forms of B6 as demonstrated by Dr Carl Pfeiffer and the William Walsh Institute. (6) As mentioned earlier don’t take Zinc if your levels are ok that’s why it’s important to get your zinc levels tested regularly.

The Question is . . . Do You Have Any Signs
of Zinc Deficiency?

If you are a member of our clinic and would like to have your zinc levels tested just let Wayne know at your next consultation.

For those who are not members of the clinic there are 3 ways you can respond . . .

  • I’m healthy and I don’t need to know how my zinc levels are.
  • I would like to find out my Zinc Levels and I also have other health challenges I would like addressed. I’m still uncertain and would like more information about your complete Wellness Program!
  • I’m pro-active about my health and I want to book now and I realise the consultation is normally valued at $300.00 and if I act NOW I will receive the consultation for ONLY $147.

Yours in Health,

From the Team at Unique Health and Wellness.

P.S. 300 million cells every minute need your help and zinc is essential.

P.P.S. It’s important to know where your Zinc Levels are . . .

References:

1. 2 Oregon State University, “Zinc Deficiences A Global Concern.” Sept.17, 2009.

2. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Zinc-HealthProfessional/

3. http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-982-zinc.aspx?activeingredientid=982&activeingredientname=zinc

4. http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/minerals/zinc#deficiency

5. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165032711003533

6. http://www.walshinstitute.org/nutrient-power.html

Have Boundless Energy by Fueling the Mitochondria Fire!

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Energy is something that we sometimes seem to have in short supply.

Do you feel like there’s an energy leak somewhere in your body and you can never get enough?

When you have a lack of energy it can impact your life in many ways.

Perhaps you are not as productive at work.

Or when you get home you barely have any energy to enjoy your evening.

Or you feel exercise is out of the question. You feel tired in the morning, during the day and at night. Exercise even though you know it’s important for your health . . . unfortunately . . . Right now . . . It’s out of the question to implement into your daily routine.

Maybe you’re so tired that your day is just a blur, and you’re only goal is to stay awake.

Tiredness at Work

Low energy can decrease production at work

Imagine . . .

  • Where your working days are NOW filled with laughter, enjoyment and excitement because of your regained energy whether you’re employment or self-employed.
  • Being able to exercise or play the sport you love, maybe it’s 18 holes of golf, lawn bowls, cycling, Pilates, Yoga, going to the gym or whatever exercise you enjoy and still have the energy to take your partner shopping, play with your grandkids and have late-night drinks with “the boys/girls.”
  • Entertaining your friends with your sharp humor… being able to remember jokes, the kind of intellect that comes from having an active, clear mind – regardless of your age
  • Jumping out of bed – every morning – with a bright, optimistic view of life.

For you to be able to achieve this . . . what can you do?

One way to boost your energy levels is to fuel your mitochondria fire.

What’s that?

I thought you would never ask.

What are Mitochondria?

Mitochondria are often called the powerhouse of the cells because their job is to assist with generating metabolic energy in cells. They generate the most useful energy
from carbohydrates and fatty acids.
1

Every cell in your body needs energy to perform their job from your brain cells to your muscle cells.

Brain cells need to communicate with different parts of your body, as do muscles.

Energy from the mitochondria facilitates that communication.

It’s similar to the energy from a battery.

Energy generated from mitochondria is in called adenosine triphosphate or ATP.

Mitochondria produces ATP using the electron transport chain.

On that chain, there are 4 groups of proteins that work together to generate the energy, after which they pass it along to the 5th protein to complete generation.

Once again expressing the importance of having daily adequate protein.

So you basically have an assembly line of energy workers in your body pumping an ongoing supply of energy into your cells.

What happens when the mitochondria aren’t functioning correctly?

Mitochondrial Disease . . .

‘Mitochondrial diseases are a clinically heterogeneous group of disorders that arise as a result of dysfunction of the mitochondrial respiratory chain. They can be caused by mutation of genes encoded by either nuclear DNA or mitochondrial DNA.’ 2

Mitochondrial disease impacts tissues in the body that are highly dependent on energy, which includes the brain, heart and muscles.

It could involve multiple tissues or a single tissue.

Diseases of the mitochondria include: (2a)

  • Fatigue / Tiredness / Chronic Fatigue / Muscle weakness.
  • Diseases of the mitochondria appear to cause the most damage to cells of brain, heart, liver, skeletal muscles, kidney and the endocrine and respiratory systems.
  • Visual loss and blindness
  • Cardiac conduction defects (heart blocks)
  • Parkinson’s – A progressive disease of the nervous system.
  • Dementia / Alzheimer’s – A progressive form of dementia that results in memory, cognition and behavior problems
  • Progeria – Rare genetic disorder that causes children to age rapidly
  • Fibromyalgia – Disease that affects the muscles and soft tissue; causes fatigue, insomnia and pain
  • Diabetes and exocrine pancreatic failure (inability to make digestive enzymes)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome

As you can see, mitochondria disease is quite pervasive and it can impact many areas of your body.

Since the mitochondria are so critical for our energy supply, any type of issue will manifest in tiredness or fatigue.

Boost Your Mitochondria

So how do you fuel the mitochondria fire?

There are several ways to do this through your lifestyle and diet.

High Intensity Exercise increases mitochondria

High Intensity Exercise increases mitochondria

Exercise

Exercise has been shown in studies to increase mitochondria volume.3

The study showed an initial spike in mitochondria formation, after which it leveled out and continued to generate at a steady pace.

The type of exercise is important to note, because it’s typically high intensity, aerobic exercise that helps to increase mitochondria. Some examples of this type of exercise are running, cycling, swimming, and skiing.

Foods That Give You Energy

Eating low nutrition foods puts an extra burden on your mitochondria.

Instead of generating energy to help your body function, energy is being wasted burning through junk food.

Try avoiding foods sugar laden foods, dairy, gluten and the inflammatory foods.

Instead, opt for wild fish, vegetables, fruits, greens, and try coconut milk as an alternative to dairy.

Vitamins to Increase Energy

In addition to foods it’s important to supplement with vitamins.

The following vitamins are helpful for boosting your energy:

  • CoQ10- This is produced by our body and plays a key role in the mitochondrial chain (3a)
  • Riboflavin – This vitamin helps to stabilize the mitochondrial membrane (4)
  • Selenium – Preserves mitochondrial function and stimulates biogenesis (5)
  • Vitamin B3 – Slows the progression of mitochondrial disease (6)

As mentioned above one of the most important nutrients for Mitochondria Health is CoQ10, but unfortunately levels of CoQ10 start dropping from the age of 20.

The following graph tells the whole story:

coenzyme_graph

When looking at the graph above notice the rapid decline of CoQ10 for Heart especially between 40 and 50 year olds.

For males this is a very vulnerable age for heart attacks.

Bizarrely it seems to hit the fit 40 to 50 year old males.

I’m sure you’ve heard about or read in the papers, about the extremely fit guy who had a heart attack and passed away.

Once you know this information . . . how important is it to supplement with CoQ10.

Also by the time you’re 80, most of your CoQ10 has disappeared.

And that’s bad news…

In addition to supplying energy, CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant.

Think of an anti-oxidant like a fireman putting out a fire.

The fire represents Chronic inflammation and Chronic inflammation is one of the drivers to all disease.

Therefore CoQ10 gives energy and puts out this fire via its antioxidant properties and protects your organs and tissues from damage.

Aside from giving your heart and brain the extra fuel it needs to keep working, it preserves them and keeps them in working order for much longer.

Think of an apple.

If you cut a piece off and leave it lying on your kitchen counter, because of oxygen the apple discolours and the apple starts to break down.

But put it in a BPA free plastic bag and put it in the fridge it stays fresh for longer.

This is a simple example of the type of anti-aging power that CoQ10 gives you.

New scientific research is opening up a new world of CoQ10.

Importantly though the type of CoQ10 used is important.

I haven’t the time to go into it now but this it’s why a lot of people when they are clients of the clinic suggest that CoQ10 doesn’t work.

Unfortunately they are using the wrong type!

For myself, I have been using CoQ10 for over 25 years that has a 633% superior absorption than other types of CoQ10 and it’s nice to read more scientific validation of its benefits.

These include:

  • Tiredness, Chronic Fatigue and Energy Depletion improves with taking CoQ10. (6a)
  • Memory or Cognition … an animal study performed at Johns Hopkins University found that CoQ10 supplementation improves learning and memory. (6b)
  • Blood Sugar: An Australian study showed that patients who took CoQ10 were able to maintain healthy blood sugar levels that were already within the normal range. (7)
  • Vision and Eye Health: A recent clinical trial showed adults who supplemented with a combination of CoQ10, acetyl-L-carnitine, and omega-3 fatty acids for one year improved their visual function. (8)
  • Easier Breathing: Researchers in Texas found a correlation between CoQ10 levels and respiratory health. (9)
  • Gum Health: CoQ10 improves gum health and also supports tissue healing. (10)
  • Heart Health … according to the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, a number of clinical studies have found CoQ10 promotes cardiovascular health. (11)

Natural Ways to Increase Energy

  • Colon Cleansing – This is a natural way to remove toxins from the body and allow energy to flow more freely
  • Movement – They say sitting is the new smoking. If you’re sitting for long periods of day, try to get up at least once per hour.
  • Mindful breathing – You would be surprised how much energy you can get from a simple deep breath. Oxygen gets that energy moving through your body.

Energy is something that we can all use more of.

Making conscious changes to your diet and lifestyle will start you on the path of increased energy, which will improve your overall quality of life.

If you are a member of our clinic and interested in Regain Your Energy Now Program and you would like to know more about fatigue and how it’s related to stress, adrenal fatigue or cortisol levels, just let Wayne know at your next consultation.

For those who are not members of the clinic there are 3 ways you can respond . . .

1. I’m unsure and would like to know more about our Regain Your Energy Now Program.

2. I have other health challenges and tiredness is just one of them. I’m still uncertain and would like more information about your complete Wellness Program! . . .

3. I’m pro-active about losing excess fat, I want to book now and I realise the consultation is normally valued at $300.00 and if I act NOW I will receive the consultation for ONLY $147.

To find out more, and to learn if mitochondrial issues are causing you to have chronic fatigue and or tiredness, you can book a naturopathic consultation with Dr. Wayne Pickstone (Dr. of Chinese Medicine) at the Unique Health and Wellness Centre TODAY!

Normally valued at $300.00 for ONLY $147

Yours in Health

From the Team at Unique Health and Wellness

P.S. As mentioned earlier . . . Low energy can be caused by mitochondrial disorders. These conditions can be frustrating to deal with, however we are here to assist you with natural solutions that are proven to work for many clients.

P.P.S. I’m pro-active about improving my energy, I want to book now and I realise the consultation is normally valued at $300.00 and if I act NOW I will receive the consultation for ONLY $147.

References . . .

1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK9896/

2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1224/

2a. http://www.umdf.org/site/c.8qKOJ0MvF7LUG/b.7934627/k.3711/What_is_Mitochondrial_Disease.htm

3. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1540458/

3a http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3561461/

4. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3561461/

5. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22776356

6. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4203351/

6a http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20010505

6b. http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/content/view/print/151477

7.Hodgson JM, Watts GF, Playford DA, Burke V, Croft KD. Coenzyme Q10 improves blood pressure and glycaemic control in a controlled trial in subjects with type

8. diabetes. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2002 Nov;56(11):1137-42.
2 Blasi MA, Bovina C, Carella G, et al. Does coenzyme Q10 play a role in opposing oxidative stress in patients with age-related macular degeneration? Opthalmologica. 2001 Jan-Feb;215(1):51-4.


9. Ye CQ, Folkers K, Tamagawa H, Pfeiffer C. A modified determination of coenzyme Q10 in human blood and CoQ10 blood levels in diverse patients with allergies. Biofactors. 1988 Dec;1(4):303-6.


10. Horowitz S. Coenzyme Q10: one antioxidant, many promising implications. Altern Comp Therapies. 2003 Jun:111-6.

11. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11796022

Disclaimer

The information provided does not take into account individual needs of any particular person. When providing this information it is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research. The information provided should not be construed as personal medical advice or instruction and is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. We encourage you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.

The Kale Vegetable. Is Kale Good For You?

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Kale Vegetable.

Is Kale Good For You?

Fresh Kale is all the rage these days.

We hear so much about how it’s a superfood packed with so many nutrients, but is it really that good for you?

Firstly . . . What are the health benefits of Kale or juicing Kale . . .

What is Kale good for . . .

  • Kale is low in calorie, high in fiber and has zero fat.
  • Kale is high in iron.
  • Kale is high in Vitamin K.
  • ​Kale is filled with powerful antioxidants.
  • Kale is a great anti-inflammatory food.
  • Kale is great for cardiovascular support.
  • Kale is high in Vitamin A.
  • Kale is high in Vitamin C.
  • Kale is high in calcium.
  • Kale is a great detox food.
Is Kale Bad For You

The benefits of Kale are numerous, and today it’s known as a super-food.

Secondly why can Kale be bad for me . . .

Kale is among the foods referred to as goitrogenic.

These types of vegetables are said to inhibit or slow down Thyroid Function and possibly cause hypothyroidism or low thyroid function.

Medically if your TSH is above 5 your Dr may suggest going onto thyroid medication like Thyroxin.

However Natural medicine does have answers, even if your TSH is 5 or above.

That’s great news because after 2 years on Thyroxin your TSH may be ok but symptoms usually return.

Also a large number of people have subclinical hypothyroidism.

This condition occurs in 3% to 8% of the general population.(1)

It is more common in women than men, and its prevalence increases with age.

It’s time to get your latest blood test results out.

If your TSH is between 2.3 and 5 you have subclinical Hypothyroidism.

Or if you have any of the following you may have subclinical hypothyroidism.

Do you suffer from . . .

  • Weight gain around the waist?
  • Feeling tired, especially at 3pm?
  • Waking through the night?
  • Poor memory?
  • Depression and irritability?
  • Having no interest in sex?
  • Constipation?
  • Aching muscles and joint pain?
  • Feeling the cold?
  • Craving sugar and carbs?
  • Hair loss?
  • Using coffee and alcohol to lift you?

Did you Answer YES to three or more?

If so you may have an underactive thyroid gland – even if you have had ʻnormalʼ blood test results from your Doctor.

Your Thyroid

Thyroid

The Thyroid Gland is a major organ of the body that needs to be looked after.

The thyroid is a small gland located at the base of your neck and it's role is to produce hormones to regulate your metabolism.

Hypothyroidism impairs this process, and when the thyroid is functioning incorrectly it causes lots of issues throughout your body.

Symptoms of thyroid disease are discussed as above and the big 6 include . . .

  • Fatigue
  • Excess Fat
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Hair Loss

How Does Kale Inhibit or Slow Down Your Thyroid?

Kale and other cruciferous vegetables contain a substance called thiocyanate, and a Sulphur containing compound called glucosinolates.

Both glucosinolates and thiocyanate in high concentration will interfere with iodine nutrition.

Iodine is critical to thyroid function and so large amounts of thiocyanate could lead to an underactive thyroid or hypothyroidism.

Thyroid Foods to Avoid

The cruciferous vegetables list includes cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, and mustard greens.

To be clear, these foods only affect your thyroid when they are consumed in raw form.

Cooking with Kale . . .

When they are cooked, lightly steamed . . . the risk to the thyroid is significantly reduced.

Eating Raw Kale

If you currently have a thyroid issue, it may be a good idea to leave that raw kale out of your daily smoothie.

Although kale does contain a lot of nutritional benefits, it’s not worth the risk to your thyroid function.

Those with a healthy thyroid, do not have to worry that kale will negatively impact their thyroid however it’s best to eat it in moderation.

When eating raw kale occasionally, it is recommended to eat the rainbow diet which means to balance it out with colorful foods such as Beetroot, blueberries, and squash.

So is Kale good for you?

Yes and no.

If possible, it’s best to avoid it in raw form and substitute it for other greens such as celery.

This goes double if you currently have thyroid issues.

There are many Kale recipes on how to cook with Kale and if you don’t wish to give kale up entirely, lightly steam it prior to eating it.

Taking this step will make it easier to consume and safer for your thyroid.

If you are a member of our clinic and interested in finding out if you may possibly have a thyroid challenge and you would like to know more about what the next steps are just let Wayne know at your next consultation.

For those who are not members of the clinic there are 3 ways you can respond . . .

Yours in Health

From the Team at Unique Health and Wellness

P.S. Kale if eaten raw daily can create health challenges especially to your thyroid. The best way to eat Kale is by lightly steaming.

P.P.S. I’m pro-active about improving my health, I want to book now and I realise the consultation is normally valued at $300.00 and if I act NOW I will receive the consultation for ONLY $147.

Disclaimer

The information provided does not take into account individual needs of any particular person. When providing this information it is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research. The information provided should not be construed as personal medical advice or instruction and is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. We encourage you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.

(1) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2664572/

(2) http://www.endocrineweb.com/conditions/hypothyroidism/news-update-can-kale-cause-hypothyroidism

Natural Therapies Rebate

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NATURAL THERAPIES REBATE

Natural Therapies Rebate

M_O_S_T_ _I_M_P_O_R_T_A_N_T_ _– _P_L_E_A_S_E_ _R_E_A_D_ _

2016 Labor Party Health Policy

As many of you would be aware Bill Shorten and the Labor Party are
“ceasing the rebate for Natural Therapies.”

Natural Therapies Rebate

Bill Shorten and the Labor Party are
“ceasing the rebate for Natural Therapies. "(1)

If Labor is elected what will it mean?

  • Private health rebates and insurance for Natural Therapies may be reduced or stopped and the average cost of a visit to a Practitioner could increase by approximately $20. .(2)
  • More pressure on the underperforming and overburdened Medicare and health care system.
  • The Natural Therapies industry is represented by approximately 25,000 small to medium businesses – this policy is highly likely to have a negative effect on employment numbers in the industry throughout Australia.

A vote for Labor can lead to a Government that takes away medical insurance funding and support for Natural Therapies.

Why are Natural Therapies and Medicines important to Australia?

Two out of three Australians have used complementary or Natural Medicines over the past 12 months and approximately 42% of these use Complementary Medicines to prevent or manage chronic, high priority health problems.

Complementary Medicines are not only effective in a range of chronic health conditions, but they can offer a genuine opportunity to reduce disease burden in a cost effective manner. .(3)”

In addition, the industry that produces Complementary and Natural Medicines generates $4.3 billion in sales per year, representing 6,000 highly skilled jobs and 73 TGA approved manufacturing plants. .(4)


Natural Therapies is a growth industry delivering cost effective health outcomes and significant economic benefits for Australia. If this is a concern for you, speak to your local Labor candidate and let them know how you feel.

To find out who your candidate is visit: www.alp.org.au/people or www.openaustralia.org

To Your Success,

Dr. Wayne Pickstone

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“Can Stress Cause Fatigue?”

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“Can Stress Cause Fatigue?”

You wake up late on a day when you have an early morning meeting.

You jump out of bed; race to get ready and run out of the door.

You begin to relax as you drive down the street because you still have time to make your meeting.

As you merge onto the highway you see a wall of traffic in front of you.

You realize with a sinking feeling that you’re going to be late after all.

You probably got stressed out, tired or fatigued just reading that. Continue reading

“How to Overcome Fatigue”

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“How to Overcome Fatigue”

How tired are you right now on a scale of one to ten?

Ten meaning you’re bursting with energy and one meaning you’re reading this with one eye open.

That tired huh?

Now because a number of people who will be reading this are active members of our clinic, a majority of you will be saying they have a score of 7 or 8 or 9 out of 10.

Most patients when they first enter the clinic give me a score of 2, 3 or 4.

Continue reading

How to Deal with Stress That May Cause Weight Gain

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“How to Deal with Stress,
Especially Depression or Anxiety That May Be
Causing You to Put On Excess Fat”

Part 2 of 4 Reasons Why You’re Possibly Not Losing Weight
How To Address Each Problem NOW!

If you would like to finally understand the reasons why stress – especially anxiety and depression – can cause weight gain, and the link between stress and belly fat, then you have come to the right place. Continue reading

“Lose Weight Fast Without Exercise” – By A Health Expert

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“How To Lose Weight Fast Without Exercise”

Do you want to know how to to start losing weight fast without exercise, but you’re unsure of where to begin to look for answers?

This blog is especially for you if you find it difficult to do exercise because of joint or any other health challenge.

However for those who can exercise reading this blog will help identify what other measures you can place into your daily routine to effectively help you to lose those unwanted fat cells.

Continue reading