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Mental health: Understanding Methylation and Pyroluria

Serotonin, dopamine and GABA are essential neurotransmitters for motivation, happiness, sleeping, concentration, memory and general wellbeing. Having pyroluria may cause these to become out of balance if you are deficient in the nutrients needed for their production. Do you suffer fom symptoms such as: – Depression – Anxiety – Migraines/Headaches – Insomnia – Irregular periods […]

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Allergies, Food Intolerances & Sensitivities – Caloundra

Did you know there are differences between allergies, food intolerances & food sensitivities? Did you know that some common signs and symptoms we see in the clinic related to reactions to food is much more than digestive complaints? Some things we see in clinic can include: Nasal congestion or sinusitis Fatigue Migraines or headaches Bloating, […]

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Children’s Health Workshop – Maleny

Join Naturopath and Nutritionist for our Children’s Health Workshop! We will be holding this workshop at Beyond Words Therapy in Maleny. In this workshop you will gain all the secrets to know about: ✔ Gut Health for kids ✔ Food Intolerances & Sensitivities ✔ Immune system boosting ✔ Behavioural support ✔ Overcoming Fussy Eating ✔ […]

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Hormone Harmony Workshop – Caloundra

Welcome to our Hormone Harmony workshop at the beautiful NXT Studio in Caloundra! Learn with our Naturopath & Nutritionist Ellen Discover  how to: – LIFT ENERGY – CLEAR BRAIN FOG – BALANCE HORMONES – REDUCE SUGAR CRAVINGS – HOW TO DO THIS ALL THROUGH FOOD Book in early to recieve early bird pricing! NXT Studio […]

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Everyday Wholefoods Nutritional Workshop – July

Join Integrated Wellness Clinic Naturopaths to discover: -Everyday superfoods -Foods to support gut function -Foods to increase nutrient absorption -How to avoid fads and focus on real food -How to eat healthily on a budget Get in quick for early bird pricing!   Please call 54584800 if you have any questions

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Children’s Health Workshop – Caloundra

Join Naturopaths and Nutritionists for our Children’s Health Workshop! In this workshop you will gain all the secrets to know about: ✔️ Gut Health for kids✔️ Food Intolerances & Sensitivities ✔️ Immune system boosting ✔️ Behavioural support ✔️ Overcoming Fussy Eating ✔️ Increase concentration and lift brain fog PLUS You will recieve recipes and extra resources to assist you at homeCan’t wait […]

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Children’s Health Workshop – Freshbox Morning

Join Naturopaths and Nutritionists for our  Children’s Health Workshop! In this workshop you will gain all the secrets to know about: ✔ Gut Health for kids ✔ Food Intolerances & Sensitivities ✔ Immune system boosting ✔ Behavioural support ✔ Overcoming Fussy Eating ✔ Increase concentration and lift brain fog PLUS You will recieve recipes and […]

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Children’s Health Workshop – Freshbox Night

Join Naturopaths and Nutritionists for our Children’s Health Workshop! In this workshop you will gain all the secrets to know about: ✔ Gut Health for kids ✔ Food Intolerances & Sensitivities ✔ Immune system boosting ✔ Behavioural support ✔ Overcoming Fussy Eating ✔ Increase concentration and lift brain fog PLUS You will recieve recipes and […]

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The Missing Links of Mental Health

Sunshine Coast Naturopath ClinicThe Missing Links of Mental Health

Author: Suzi Le Fanue

In certain circumstances there is a place for pharmaceutical intervention, however, do medications really address all facets of mental health? Mental Health is so multidimensional – there are many neurotransmitter, hormonal, biochemical imbalances, lifestyle and psychological factors that an antidepressant simply cannot address.

Nutrition & Gut Health

All neurotransmitters are made from amino acids and nutrient cofactors. Amino acids are essentially from protein in your diet. For example, the production of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which is important for mood regulation, requires the amino acid tryptophan. This means it is incredibly important to make sure you are eating sufficient levels of protein. As well as this, over 90% of serotonin is found in the gut, and more and more research is confirming the link between the health of the gut and the health of the mind. The types and levels of bacteria in the gut have been shown to play a role in the production of serotonin.

Genes & Pyrroles

Numerous genes have been linked to mental health conditions. One that has significant supportive research is the MTHFR gene, particularly the C677T polymorphism. This gene is fundamental in the process of folate utilisation. Low serum folate can be seen in those with mental health conditions, such as depression.

Pyroluria is a genetically determined metabolic condition characterised by elevated kryptopyrroles in the urine. It is thought that around 10% of the population have “pyroluria”. When pyrroles are high it can be more difficult to produce neurotransmitters like serotonin. This is because your body requires higher amounts of nutrient cofactors needed for neurotransmitter production, such as zinc and vitamin B6. Elevated pyrroles can be seen in the urine of many people with depression, anxiety, insomnia, alcoholism, IBS, anger, inability to cope with stress, strong fatigue and children with behavioural issues.

A Naturopathic Approach to Mental Health

We take an extremely integrated approach to treating mental health conditions. We consider all possible underlying causes, and work alongside other health professionals such as psychologists, counsellors, and GPs. Generally, treatment plans include pathology testing, nutrient analysis, improving gut health, lifestyle changes and the care of a psychologist.

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Mental Mojo Workshop – Freshbox

Welcome to our famous Mental Mojo Workshop! This session will be held in the morning at 10am at Freshbox 🙂 Are you wanting to bring back your zest? Create a clear and calm mind? Increase your energy? Boost Motivation? LEARN WITH OUR NATUROPATH AND COUNSELLOR ABOUT: ✔ POOR DIGESTIVE FUNCTION ✔ NEUROTRANSMITTER IMBALANCE ✔ HORMONE IMBALANCE ✔ GENETIC PREDISPOSITION ✔ NUTRIENT DEFICIENCY ✔ LIFESTYLE HABITS AND SELF CARE And how all of this can […]

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