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Ways to help protect yourself against the Corona Virus and generally improve immune function.

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With the recent outbreak and fear around Corona Virus we wanted to give you some practical Naturopathic ways to boost your immune system. These are some natural ways to boost immunity and the best ways to avoid the Corona Virus.

1. Wash Hands

Washing your hands regularly is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of germs and protect yourself from catching nasty bugs. A good rule of thumb is to wash hands with soap for a good 30 seconds to make sure you are getting rid of all the germs.

2. Get enough sleep

Getting enough sleep is extremely important for helping the immune system stay strong so that it can fight any viruses that are trying to attack. When you are lacking in sleep your body struggles to make it through the day which makes it a bigger job for your immune system to keep up. Most of the body’s repair is also done while we are asleep.

3. Drink plenty of water

Being hydrated is another important factor in boosting your immune system. When you are dehydrated your body has to work that much harder to function properly. Drinking plenty of water is just another way of keeping you strong and healthy. It will also help flush out toxins and pathogens that may be lurking in your system. Additionally drinking enough water will help your bowel work better. One of the main causes of constipation is dehydration.

4. Eating well

Eating a healthy wholefoods diet rich in fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds and grains is a great way of giving your immune system all the vitamins and nutrients it needs to keep fighting off everything that gets thrown at it on a daily basis. Lean protein is also important as are good fats from nuts, seeds, avocado and oily fish.

5. Reduce alcohol

Alcohol has a negative effect on the liver and quickly dehydrates the body making it hard for the immune system to do it’s job effectively. If you are want to give yourself the best chance of not getting sick, reduce or avoid alcohol altogether.

6. Check for food intolerances

Being intolerant to certain foods disrupts the balance of bacteria in the gut. Food intolerances causes inflammation and a whole host of other symptoms. 60% of the immune system resides in the gut so if you are filling it with foods that your body can’t digest you are really putting a strain on your immune system. If you haven’t checked whether you have any food intolerances, you can get a quick 45 minute test done by award winning Naturopath Tony Daniel here at Capalaba Natural Health. Click here for more information on our In-House Food Intolerance Test.

7. Taking supplements

There a quite a few really good natural health supplements that you can take that will help support your immunity. These supplements make it easier for your immune system to fight off the nasties that are constantly attacking it. Some of the best Naturopath supplements for virus’s and boosting immunity include:

  • Super Mushroom Complex which contain the main Asian Therapeutic Mushrooms. It is anti-viral, anti-bacterial and an immune boosting supplement.
  • Engystol which is a homeopathic that boosts immunity especially where viruses are involved. It’s also great for kids and sooky husbands as they are small tablets that have no taste. They also dissolve in the mouth
  • Zinc – one of the most important nutrients for the immune system and also for healing the body. Used as a co-factor in over 300 of the body’s functions.
  • Vitamin C is amazing for killing viruses and keeping you strong and healthy. Important for adrenal health too.
  • Probiotics support good gut health and the immune system through the gut.

These are some of the best ways to avoid Corona virus and to stay strong and healthy all year round. If you would like to purchase any of the above mentioned supplements, feel free to drop into our Naturopathic clinic in Capalaba or give us a call on 3823 3103 and we can post them out to you. If you would like to book in for a food intolerance test please call the clinic and we can make a booking for you or click here.

Dairy Free Alternatives

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Are you lactose or dairy intolerant? Do you suffer from cramping, bloating, gas, diarrhoea, skin rashes, hives, asthma? You quite possibly could be dairy or lactose intolerant. Around 65% of the population is dairy or lactose intolerant. When you think about it, it’s a little bit weird that humans drink milk from another species? I mean, would you honestly walk up to a cow and start sucking on it’s teet? Cow’s milk is designed for baby cows to drink so that they can grow up to be big cows. Just like human babies drink their mothers milk in the early stages of life. So why would we swap species? No wonder there are so many people with dairy or lactose intolerances.  If you are unsure if dairy is an issue for you we can do a simple finger prick and find out. For more information click here. So let’s talk about some dairy free alternatives!

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Why am I feeling tired all the time? Could it be adrenal fatigue?

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Are you feeling tired and exhausted all the time? Do you think it’s just because of your busy lifestyle or stress? It may be more than you think. Although your hectic, demanding lifestyle may be the culprit, persistent tiredness may also be a symptom of Adrenal Fatigue.


Depleted adrenal glands leads to what is known as adrenal fatigue. The adrenal glands are small, but they have a very big role, because they are responsible for managing stress and are important in maintaining our energy levels and motivation. The glands are an integral part of the endocrine system, and secrete hormones that manage a range of your body functions, including adrenaline. The adrenal glands can become depleted due to lack of sleep, excessive exercise, overwork, stress, chronic inflammation and taking care of everyone else first. When this happens, fatigue is often the result. Read More

How we can help you change your life and health…

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Being the start of a new year its always a time to think about what you want to achieve in the year ahead. For a lot of people the start of a new year means getting fitter and losing weight. Especially after indulging over the Christmas/New Year period. You may be suffering from long standing conditions that you finally want to get rid of this year. For example, IBS, crohns, fatigue, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, menopausal symptoms, skin allergies, fibromyalgia etc. So how can we help you change your life and health? Read More

How to thrive on a vegan or vegetarian diet.

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How to thrive of a vegan or vegetarian diet.

With the rise in popularity lately of veganism I thought it was time to discuss how to thrive on a vegan or vegetarian diet. If you have been living under a rock lately, maybe we should go back to the basics and explain what a vegan and vegetarian diet actually is and how to thrive on a vegan diet.

What is a vegan and vegetarian diet?

A vegan diet excludes all animal products – that includes meat, fish, dairy, eggs, gelatin and honey. Being a “vegan” means avoiding things made from animal products also i.e leather, wool, suede, fur, feathers and silk.

A vegetarian diet avoids meat, fish and poultry. It is less restrictive and includes dairy and sometimes eggs depending on the person’s own idea of vegetarianism. Read More

Lose Weight … And start building your Summer body Now?

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Lose weight

Lose weight and feel great. Build your summer body now.

There is only 1 month to go before Summer is officially here and that means approximately 2 months until Christmas! Now is the time to lose weight and start building that Summer body of your dreams. Months of hiding behind leggings and sweaters, the warmer weather means you are suddenly thrust into shorts and t-shirts. Suddenly you notice that you may have put on a few kilos over the cooler months. You may have gained some cellulite on your legs and bum. You also realise that you may have to get into a bikini/swimsuit very soon.

Don’t freak out though! Tony the award winning Naturopath from Capalaba Natural Health is here to help! He has been helping people lose weight and building their dream bodies for the last 13 years with the HCG diet. Over 3,000 people have successfully completed the weight loss program and couldn’t be happier. Even people who are at their wits end with losing weight and have tried every other diet out there. They have said this is the one that actually worked for them and helped them lose weight and reach their weight loss goals. Tony will even teach strategies to help keep the weight off too. Read More

Are Hot Flushes and night sweats driving you crazy?

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Menopause Hot Flushes

Would you love to know how to quickly get rid of Menopause Symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats using information most people don’t even know about. It’s almost like magic.

So often I get woman coming into our Capalaba clinic experiencing Menopause or Perimenopause symptoms. Hot Flushes, Night Sweats, Fatigue, Weight Gain and Mood changes are all so very common. I often hear that some women can get upwards of 20 flushes per night and that they are so tired and irritable from a lack of sleep.

The majority of these women have had these symptoms for many years. Recently I had one lady who had over 20 flushes per night for the last 5 years. Read More

Lose 8 KGS in 7 weeks

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So, we’ve all been there; looked at ourselves in the mirror and not liked what’s looking back at us. From our experience, the biggest factors to why people don’t lose weight is the impending dread to how long it will take to lose those extra kilos and the perceived effort it’s going to take.
We have assisted over 3,000 people lose weight quickly, safely and responsibly. More importantly, we’ve help people keep the weight off. In most cases, we’ve helped people attain their target weight very quickly.

Capalaba Natural Health specialises in weight loss solutions and our clients typically lose between 20kg and 30kg. People start their weight loss journey for wide and varied reasons. Maybe it’s to get healthier, for that upcoming wedding or maybe you’re looking to lose some post-pregnancy weight. We’ve seen many successful weight-loss journeys start with the hCG diet.

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The benefits of losing weight

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The benefits of losing weight

With convenience becoming more and more important in today’s busy environment it isn’t too much of a surprise to learn that Australia’s general health and wellbeing is seeing some concerning trends. Recent research suggests that the most commonly prescribed medications by your local Doctor are, in fact, for illnesses and conditions that have earned the moniker of “lifestyle diseases”. Before we explore the solution to this modern illness, we first need to explore what a lifestyle disease is.  Over the last couple of decades people have been experiencing illnesses that, until fairly recently, were fairly rare.

As we touched upon at the very start of this blog, people are relying more and more on convenience and due to work and family commitments are very time poor.  This, as we’ll discover is a very dangerous combination especially when you’re trying to lose weight. With rates of diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure on the rise it is really time for us to take a collective moment and reflect on the damage we’re doing to our bodies.

The Problem

Thirty years ago, when diets were more balanced, the answer to weight loss and a healthy lifestyle was to go and pound the pavement or join the masses and sign up for the new phenomena that were gyms. Fast forward thirty years and gyms are on every street corner but we’re still seeing increased levels of lifestyle illnesses and people struggling with weight loss.  The introduction of high fat, high sugar diets combined with an increasingly sedentary lifestyle has impacted just about everybody’s waistlines and general health.


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Weight Loss & Pregnancy

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Weight Loss & Pregnancy

In a world where there are more weight loss products, diet-programs and TV shows than you can shake a stick at, we are all becoming more and more aware of the importance of looking after ourselves, our health and our weight. There are many reasons why people are turning to weight loss products and diets such as Keto but there are some people who are looking to lose weight so they can increase their chances of hearing the pitta-patter of tiny feet reverberate around their homes! We all know the obvious health reasons to losing weight and getting fitter, but weight loss and pregnancy isn’t always talked about or discussed as a reason to lose those stubborn kilos. Recent studies in the United States and Australia have shown that losing as little as 5% of your body weight can increase your chances of conceiving.

Why Does Weight Loss Matter In Pregnancy?

For Women
Weight loss can increase your chances of becoming pregnant, but we really must explore why being over-weight can affect pregnancy and the chances of falling pregnant.
Losing fat makes you healthier, helps your liver detoxify your body and process hormones that need to be in perfect balance to fall pregnant. Losing weight and having a strong, healthy body creates a healthier environment for the baby to grow in and receive all the nutrients it needs, which in turn will help sustain pregnancy and create a healthier child. By helping clients lose weight and cleaning up their bodies we have helped many woman conceive who had previously been unable too.

For Men
Being a man is 50% of the process of creating a child. Strong, healthy sperm is needed to fertilise the egg and losing weight will help increase sperm counts, raise testosterone levels and lower estrogen levels. Zinc levels are important for good quality sperm along with other vitamins and minerals. Studies have suggested that for men to increase their chances of fathering children they should reach a healthier weight at least three months prior to conception. For men, reaching this target three months prior, is incredibly important as recent studies have determined it takes around three-months for sperm to develop and getting in shape assists with healthy sperm.

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