Acupuncture ~& Natural Therapies

Sunshine Coast


SUPER ANTIOXIDANTThese are sold mainly for assisting Eyes and Vision. Many of our older clients take them daily so that they are able to continue to pass their driving tests.  Bilberry alleviates many Eye Ailments by improving the blood supply to that area and by strengthening the capillaries that surround them.

However, Bilberry also has many other excellent health benefits some of which I will list below for you…..

We all have to face the Aging Process but Bilberry helps retard the progression of this process due to the powerful antioxidant properties of the formula.

Cardiovascular System– This formula helps to prevent Atherosclerosis by improving Blood Circulation & also by increasing the strength of the Blood Vessels

It can also help with Raynaud’s disease by assisting the mobility of the Joints of the fingers and it also gives a significant reduction of symptoms for Pain, Cramps & Oedema etc

It helps to alleviate Diarrhea & Dysentery, and assists with the healing of Peptic Ulcers and if taken regularly it can prevent these ulcers forming.

It also has other benefits to the body, but the above are the ones that mainly trigger my older clients to take up the Bilberry capsules.
Bilberry is also very useful for younger clients

How does it work?

Bilberry contains chemicals called tannins that can help improve diarrhea, as well as mouth and throat irritation, by reducing swelling (inflammation). There is some evidence that the chemicals found in bilberry leaves can help lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Some researchers think that chemicals called flavonoids in bilberry leaf might also improve circulation in people with diabetes. Circulation problems can harm the retina of the eye so the use of bilberry also helps to prevent this.  A VERY USEFUL SUPPLEMENT.

16,000 mgs     $52.50
1 capsule per day with food is the normal dosage.
This can be increased to 2  capsules if symptoms are severe, or as we get older, because these are a great healer. I even take mine on holiday with me!

BIOLOGICAL SULPHUR – Methylsulfonylmethanl known as MSM

(As its full name of Methylsulfonylmethanl is hard to remember it is usually called MSM for short)

MSM PLUSMSM is a white odourless crystalline solid that provides a rich source of bio-available sulphur and is very useful as a Safe Supplement to help normalise body functions in a large variety of conditions.


In theory it is possible to obtain enough MSM from a natural food diet but unless your diet consists of primarily raw, freshly picked and unprocessed foods it is most unlikely that your intake will be sufficient.

Biological Sulphur is found in natural products such as Brussels sprouts, cabbage, eggs, fish, garlic, kale, meat, onions and dried beans plus quite a lot of other foods which we commonly eat but most people still have a lack of sufficient amounts.

What I would like to inform you about in this news article is how very important Biological sulphur is to the body. It is an extremely important mineral and I will give you just an abbreviated list of this mineral’s functions- as a full list would probably require me to write a book on it!

  • Biological sulphur disinfects the blood, helps the body to resist bacteria and protects the quality of the cells.
  • It increases the bile function and has a cleansing effect in the digestive tract *It helps to normalise heart action, improves circulation and acts as an oxidising agent in the blood
  • Biological sulphur protects against the harmful effects of toxins, radiation and pollution thereby slowing down the aging process and it is also extends the life span.
  • Known as the ‘beauty mineral” as it is needed for the synthesis of collagen, which prevents dryness and maintains elastin in the skin as well as helping the hair to retain its thickness and quality and the nails to keep healthy.
  • It also helps with the immune system as the collagen also works in the gut lining to produce healthy immune system cells and helps the Liver to maintain its health and strength.

I make an excellent MSM Plus Formula which has produced wonderful results over the many years that I have used it.

Many allergic responses have been resolved and boils, skin eruptions, acne etc have been cured by the use of this MSM formula.

If you need any help and/or advice in this matter, please contact me on 07 5449 1811 to book a consultation either in person or by phone.

5/2 Diet, No Sugar Diet and Juicing Daily Diet + the Juicer & recipe book

NaturopathySeveral of my Clients have sought my advice and asked me to do a blog post on the latest trends of the 5/2 Diet, No Sugar Diet and Juicing Daily Diet + the Juicer & recipe book. Many have tried one or more of these and some have not had very good results. They have been left with stomach and bowel upsets, fatigue, bad tempers (which is often caused by upset livers) etc..

First of all, there is no diet that is any good for you unless it provides all the main needs of the body. In other words it should contain protein, fresh healthy vegetables, salads, fruit, and a few of the healthier carbohydrates.

I have to say that the 5/2 Diet appears to be ok as long as people do not go overboard with the days when they are allowed to eat plenty and then starve themselves on the other days. When you are eating plenty then it should be the best quality food you can buy and balanced between protein, carbohydrate and vegetables, salads and fruit.

Our stomach and bowels like to have a steady and regular supply of food and drink and it throws out the balance of stomach acids, bile and the central nervous system if the amounts change greatly on a regular scale.

The No Sugar Diet can be taken too far and some of the people I know look anorexic but find themselves unable to stop. It seems to take over the brain – but I have also seen some successes with it too. I think most people eat far too much sugars and carbohydrates and cutting out a lot of the excess should be beneficial. Of course, some people take things too far and become fanatical about it, but done with a balanced mind and attitude I feel that this could be very beneficial.

The Juicing Diet which is given with a recipe book supplied with one of the Juicing machines has caused a few problems. The illustrations look very mouth-watering and a lot of the people who have bought these juicers start to make the illustrated juices daily and some make them 2 – 3 times a day. The illustrations show raw spinach at the bottom of the juicer.

A word of caution to everyone who does juicing…….

Did you know that raw spinach contains oxalic acid, an organic substance that can interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients like calcium and iron? Oxalic acid binds with calcium, making it unavailable for use by our bodies. It also attaches to quite a few other vital nutrients, and long-term consumption of foods high in oxalic acid can lead to nutrient deficiencies. The good news is that oxalic acid is broken down upon heating, so there is no loss of nutrients if we eat steamed or sautéed spinach.

Too much juicing of fruits can also be dangerous because of the high sugar content. The Chinese use a lot of watermelon which is made up mainly of water and a little natural sugar. If you include watermelon in your juices it will give you a nice amount of juice with much less sugar so you will need less of the other fruits to make a full glass of juice. This will help to balance out the excess sugar which is in most fruit juices.

If you are interested in more information on safe dieting, book a consultation with Freda Dunn qualified nutritionist on +61 7 5449 1811.