Can I Take Probiotics with Anti-Biotics?

So can You Take Probiotics while taking Anti-Biotics? The Answer is Yes! This would have to be one of the biggest myths around. It doesn't make sense to wait until you finish the antibiotic medicine while your good beneficial bacteria are being decimated! 

We used to believe that taking a probiotic would result in the death of the good bacteria we are adding in. Researchers have given this the big thumbs up to adding additional probiotic bacteria during treatment, going as far assaying that it will actually reduce the side effects of the Anti-Biotics, such as diarrhoea and harmful effects on the gut bacteria. 

You're not wasting your money, researchers now suggest that we should take a probiotic during anti-biotic treatment.

Probiotic Bacteria are necessary to maintain great health. Bacteria aid our Metabolism, help reduce pathogen colonization, aid gut health, make vitamins like B12 and aid the immune system as well as many other health benefits. 

It's probably one of those important health habits that you can do for life... "Add Beneficial Bacteria to Your Diet" every single day!


What Can You Do to Help Re-balance Your Gut?

One of the fastest way to help re-balance your gut starts with the diet. For centuries fermented foods have played a critical role as a staple food in many cultures. Well before we knew about the benefits of fermented foods, consumption dates back as far as 6000 B.C. It was used as a way of preserving food long before fridges and modern preservatives.  

We now know that Fermented Foods contain all natural bacteria that help to support normal digestive function. Ironically our ancestors consumed probiotic foods daily. Now we are lucky if we eat any at all in our diets.

Fermented Probiotic Foods

Naturally Fermented Foods You Can Add to Your Daily Routine.

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The Warning Signs You Need Probiotics!

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You may not know you need probiotic so this list might help you.

  • Recent Antibiotics Use
  • Alcohol Consumption
  • Sugar Consumption (cravings)
  • Recent Illness 
  • Smelly Gas / Wind / Bloating
  • IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Chrohns Disease
  • IBD

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If you want to get more results with your nutrition click on the link and book a live video consultation with me.

My aim is to help provide a personal strategy just for you and discover what you want to achieve. 

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Are Hidden Toxins Disrupting Hormones

Are Hidden Toxins & Heavy Metals Disrupting Hormones

By Scott Collins Naturopath and Founder of Grasses of Life

It could be said that hormones are both friend and foe and when these chemical messengers aren’t playing nice can make life a living hell. Probably the most common hormone experience for women is that of their monthly cycle. Being male I can only speak of the suffering I have observed in women, whose lives are paralyzed for a few days each month or those who experience a life time of suffering.

In my case I went searching for more answers when a close friend suddenly experienced immobilizing pain and cramping more so than ever before. I went looking beyond the surface into an area which I focus a lot on my practice “Heavy Metals and Endocrine Disruptors”.

We call these effects of Environmental Toxins "Endocrine Disruptors. They can be found in all areas of life from plastics (Bisphenol A), Insecticides chemicals found in cosmetics called pthalates, parabens and heavy metals.

Endocrine Disruptors

In 2002 the World Health Organization (WHO) defined endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), as “an exogenous substance or mixture that alters functions of the endocrine system and consequently causes adverse health effects in an intact organism, or its progeny, or (sub)populations.” (WHO, 2002)

Heavy Metal Endocrine Disruptors


Cadmium is a heavy metal that is found commonly in industrial applications and in more recent times is now found in many areas of modern living.  Cadmium is considered to a highly toxic element which accumulates in the body such as the ovaries, testes, kidneys, and in the bones.  Many reproductive issues are associated to problems in the ovaries and testes.

Cadmium is also known to affect the Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, Prolactin, of significant note is that cadmium was shown to reduce Progesterone production from the ovaries.  Researchers have also indicated that Cadmium can mimic eostrogen in the body, have an estrogenic affect


Lead is a heavy metal that is found is exhaust fumes, contaminated water, old pipes, potter glazes and in old paints.

Lead exposure produces a wide range of adverse effects on human health, effects such as anemia, psychological disorders, peripheral neuropathy, nephropathy, and abdominal colic (WHO, 1995) Lead affects hormones through it's neurological affects on the brains endocrine signalling such as the Hypothalamus. . 

Lead has also been shown to affect follicle development and maturation in the ovaries which may in turn affect natural fertility and the menstrual cycle. In men it has been shown to reduce testosterone levels and increase reproductive toxicity.

We have only discussed two metals and after the hundreds of tests we have performed there is massive evidence in the scientific community to clearly demonstrate the connection between metals, hormones disruption and fertility issues.


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Healing Bentonite Clay

As a Naturopath, "I love" bentonite clay both as an internal cleanser and topically for a variety of skin conditions.

Clays are used throughout the world for their healing properties and bentonite clay is one of the most common forms of green healing clay's. The use of clay's because of its natural healing properties was common practice by the originals of North America. These Ancient Civilizations used natural bentonite clay as a food, for body purification, healing and in spiritual practices.

Benotnite clay is truly remarkable even used to help protect against radiation when applied topically to the skin. It has been reported that Russian scientists have worn it to reduce the harmful effects of radiation.

Detoxification: Many authors report using Bentonite Clay to assist in detoxification of heavy metals and other toxins. They report adding a 1 teaspoon of clay to water

According to Eytons Earth:

A True Healing Bentonite Clay has "Absorptive Properties while being pH balanced and with a negative ionic charge".

Using an uncontaminated green healing clay internally can be advantageous for general health. Traditionally, only small amounts of hydrated clay are required to achieve the following benefits:

  • Detoxification of the digestive system (the sorptive action of clay pulls contaminants from the body)

  • Bacterial, organic and non-organic toxicity

  • Elimination of internal parasites ( digestive tracts )

  • Immune System Support ( clay used internally stimulates the body's elimination system and supports organ function )

  • Fixes free oxygen in the blood stream ( occurs once the liver has been restored to full function )

  • Increases T-cell count

  • Fights free radicals

What's The Research Says?

A recent study found that bentonite clay was able to assist in the removal from aflatoxins (Aka toxins made by mold and fungi that are found in contaminated foods) from feed fed to piglets. It was like the bentonite pulled out or sequestered the toxins from the body. Quang Et al 2008 Trop Anim Health 40:649-656
Removal of Fluoride From Drinking Water: Bentonite clay was shown to remove between 38-46% of fluoride from drinking water. Srimurali et al 1998 Environmental Pollution Vol 99 2:285-589
Reduced Soil Contamination: Heavy Metals are found naturally in our environment some foods like mushrooms grown in these soils can see heavy metals like cadmium be taken up into the food as it grows. Adding bentonite clay to the substrate or growing medium (soil) can reduce heavy metal sorption by the plant. Liu et al 2015 Env Sci Pollut Res 22:17182-17191

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The Secret Language of No!

The Happening Events The Secret Language of No Julia MckeowenII

You may not know it but you do it all the time. In all your interactions, verbal and non-verbal.

So, what are we doing all the time? According to Julia McKeowen founder of Find Your Medicine, we are giving-in to people and meeting their needs before ours. 

Julia has come to realise that we ‘give-in’ because we have weak personal boundaries, and the cost is high. 

Have you ever witnessed someone being treated a certain way and you think, wow “you let them do what!?!” But when it comes how you get treated, you sometimes let the behaviour slide and make excuses?

So why do we put up with this? Perhaps it’s because we lack practice and confidence in saying ‘No’ to others….maybe it’s because we fear hurting their feelings, letting them down or losing them from our life all together? 

This behaviour makes us do favours for others when we don’t really want to. It drives us to “keep up appearances” and eventually we become a “People-Pleaser”. But what really happens is we fail to send a true message about what is okay and what is not okay in our lives and in the process, we abandon ourselves.     

We have been taught that putting our needs first is selfish but this creates a healthy environment for us to thrive! When we are clear about what works for us and what doesn’t, we can exercise boundaries in accordance with our values and needs. We can create sustainable happiness and greatly improve our health and well being. 

If you’re curious to find out how to develop and maintain Healthy Boundaries to improve your life, business, health and relationships, Julia is speaking for one afternoon at both Brisbane and the Gold Coast on the 18th and 19th March.

Grasses of Life are sponsoring The Happening Events and have 10x tickets to give away for FREE!

These will go quick so be sure follow this link for Brisbane and this link for the Gold Coast.

The first 10 people to use the Voucher Code Sponsored, will see a Free ticket appear. Go ahead and reserve your spot and get ready to learn some huge insights about your personal boundaries that will support you honouring You and Your Life.

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