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March 2020

8 things you can do to support immune function today

By | Lifestyle

8 things you can do to support immune function today

Your immune system is remarkable and knows how to do its job. Here are some tips to either get out of its way or help it along.

This information is not intended to treat or prevent the COVID-19 (coronavirus) but inform readers on how to take steps to improve their general immune function.

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Zinc
  • Rest & Sleep
  • Stress Management
  • Balanced Whole foods Diet
  • Avoid substances that suppress immune function
  • Stay hydrated

Get in touch if you want to work with me or if you’re a current client wanting an acute consult. I have reduced the price of my acute consults to $30 for the time being to make it easier for you all to access natural health.

Stay safe. Don’t panic. Deep breaths.


In Your Health,

Tessa x

What is the Microbiome anyway?

By | Gut Health

Are you mostly human or bacteria?!

Want to nerd out about the microbiome with me? Check out these cool facts.

  • The microbiome is a collection of bacteria that live on and in the human body in a symbiotic relationship of mutual benefit, yes even your nostrils have their own little microbiome!
  • 80% of the human microbiome reside in your large intestine which weighs between 2-3kg!
  • It is thought that you are compromised of 50% bacteria cells and 50% human cells!
  • DNA sequencing is the new technology that is responsible for an explosion of research and information on the microbiome.
  • Healthy people without chronic health conditions, IBS, IBD and autoimmune disease etc have a diverse microbiome which appears to be key to gut health. However, new research may shed more light on this in the future.
  • You can test your stool to see how diverse and healthy your microbiome is and then you can manipulate your microbiome composition to a healthier and more diverse profile for better health outcomes. Contact me to find out more about microbiome testing.GUT TIP : A diverse diet equals a diverse microbiome! Aim to consume a minimum of 40 different plant foods each week. Not to brag, but it’s not uncommon for me to get to 70 a week! What can I say?! 

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