MARCoNS: Chronic Nasal Infections And Mould

MARCoNS, (Multiple Antibiotic Resistant Coagulase Negative Staphylococci) is a type of infective condition that affects nearly 80% of patients with chronic inflammatory conditions and mold toxicity.
These health issues usually cause patients to develop resistance to antibiotics as the bacteria tend to get protected by biofilm. Biofilm is a layer of mucus that not just protects these bacteria, but also allows them to enter our body making them difficult to be eradicated by our immune system.

What’s In Your Toilet?

The average adult eats around three to four meals a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack). Your body will absorb what it needs from those meals and then excrete the rest. And how we excrete is by daily bowel motions, yes popping! Stools are the waste products that are excreted from our body following the process of digestion. When your gut/digestive system is functioning normally, you can expect to have a bowel movement at least once a day, and up to three times in a day.
The colour, consistency, and appearance of stool change due to a variety of reasons. The change often reflects the normal or abnormal substances present in the stool and the abnormalities linked to the stomach and intestinal functions.

Herbal Antibiotics

The discovery of antibiotics was supposed to prevent infections and ultimately associated deaths. Unfortunately, millions of people infected with bacteria can’t actually be treated with antibiotics and thousands die from those very infections each year. The various bacteria strands behind these infections have mutated to become resistant to the dozens of antibiotics developed to fight against them.

Increased Blood Clotting

More recently, anti-microbials have been recognised as disease-causing agents which our bodies are exposed to on a regular basis. Anti-microbials can create a negative impact on your health by triggering inflammation, disrupting gut microbiome, weakening your immune function and worsening oxidative stress.
The recent ban on the use of anti-microbials like triclocarban (TCC) and triclosan (TCS) from personal care products was expected to bring about some improvement in the incidence of associated diseases.

How toxic are antimicrobials?

More recently, anti-microbials have been recognised as disease-causing agents which our bodies are exposed to on a regular basis. Anti-microbials can create a negative impact on your health by triggering inflammation, disrupting gut microbiome, weakening your immune function and worsening oxidative stress.
The recent ban on the use of anti-microbials like triclocarban (TCC) and triclosan (TCS) from personal care products was expected to bring about some improvement in the incidence of associated diseases.

The functional overview of ADHD

ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is a behavioural and learning disorder. ADHD is known to impair the routine activities of the affected children and adults. Here is a brief discussion about the functional overview of ADHD aimed at understanding how it develops.
Typically, children and adults with ADHD are treated with medications that target the neurotransmitters in the brain. Ritalin and Adderall are the most commonly used drugs for the management of ADHD. These medications basically help by suppressing the symptoms of ADHD without effectively addressing the root cause of the illness.

Do you have shingles?

Oh. No. SHINGLES! Individuals who have experienced shingles know how incredibly painful this condition can be. The common symptoms of this condition such as rashes, nerve pain, and hives can interfere with the routine activities of patients preventing them from living life normally.
Therefore, there is a need to understand the root cause of this condition and seek a functional medicine approach to relieve the symptoms and speed up recovery.

Have you been told to avoid dairy?

We’ve all heard it at some point in our lives, “You should cut out dairy.” The question is why? Why do most functional medicine practitioners recommend a “no” dairy diet?
Isn’t dairy good for you?
I’m guessing you remember the days where the headlines plastered everywhere saying that adults should drink at least 3 cups of milk daily to get enough calcium (+ other nutrients) to protect our bones and overall health? It’s an approved nutritional guide after all… Let’s find out.

Alcohol and your health

We all love to occasionally have a glass of wine, beer, cider or cocktail. Although, if you’re a health-conscious individual I guess you’ve wondered what type of impact drinking alcohol has to your overall health. So how much alcohol is too much, how does alcohol affect my system and what are the healthiest alcohol drinks to enjoy? Let’s dive into these questions!

The role of PEMF in the management of joint pain

Have you noticed that opening a jar has become increasingly difficult because of pain in your hands, or climbing stairs or walking longer distances results in painful knees? The most common thought which comes to mind is “arthritis”. The two most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis which can both cause similar pains and aches throughout the body.