Weak and Bleeding Gums

It is easier if we divide things up into healthy gums, gingivitis and periodontitis. Whilst this is the progression that gum disease takes, it is important to understand that all three can exist in different parts of a single mouth and gingivitis is often superimposed when periodontitis is present.

The features of healthy gums are:
Pink, firm stippling, healthy gum margin – a sulcus of 1-2mm (the groove between the gum and the tooth), no bleeding on brushing or gentle probing.

Signs and symptoms of gingivitis are:
Reversible/ visible plaque, bad breath, supra-gingival calculus, bone support unaffected, swollen/ inflamed gums, red sore gums, bleeding on brushing and gentle probing, largely aerobic bacteria (grow best in the presence of air).

Signs and symptoms of periodontitis are:
Features of gingivitis except loss of support for the tooth (ligament and bone) has occurredPocket formation- a space next to the tooth of over 4mm, gingival recession (not from toothbrush abrasion), sub-gingival calculus, tooth mobility (later)- loose teeth, or movement of teeth and a change in the way your teeth come together, tooth loss, largely irreversible, largely aerobic bacteria (grow best with out air).

One of the main reasons why individuals suffer from gum disease is plaque buildup, a sticky film of bacteria that constantly builds up, on and in between, your teeth. If left unchecked, plaque will irritate the gums leading to redness and soreness. If allowed to continue, gum disease can cause serious problems. The gum may start to come away from the tooth, creating ‘pockets’ around it where even more plaque can grow. Over time, these pockets deepen, gums continue to recede and teeth can become loose.

Another main reason why gums weaken and bleed is through mal-nutrition. As a practitioner, in line with the gum disease, I normally see connective tissue weakness in other systems and organs in their body. Mal-nutrition is usually caused from poor eating choices or a digestive system that does not work properly. To strengthen this thought, it is common to see pregnant woman with gum weaken, gingivitis, loose teeth. We also see anemia(low iron) in pregnancy, as common place, as well. So when our nutritional intake needs to feed two individuals, one can see the  Mal-nutrition is the key reason to many health issues including gum disease.

To treat the cause of weak and bleeding gums, I offer a Wellness Program that includes eating correctly, exercise and hydration, along with a customised blend of powders presented in a mix that covers your specific health fingerprint.

Please contact Maryborough Health Clinic on 07 41215768 for your in clinic/phone consultation.

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I have a gut feeling about you!

Many of my patients suffer from digestive disorders. The list of diseases are extensive. Conditions include Crohn’s disease, colitis, re-flux, bloating, celiac disease, constipation, diverticulitis, hemorrhoids, lactose intolerance, food allergies,  leaky guy, mucosal toxicity from chemo & radiotherapy, irritable bowel syndrome, worm and parasites, diarrhea, intestinal muscosal atrophy caused from anorexia, alcoholism & certain medications and detrimental bacteria.

In my years of studying “the enemy” being disease, the first clear truth is, disease in the human body is out to kill you. Disease has no conscience. Secondly, the digestive system is the lynch -pin in supporting all other systems of the body. When disease attacks and disables the digestive system, knowing this system feeds all other systems of the body, one will start a spiraling downward effect of illness. All systems are effected including the cardiovascular, nervous, lymphatic, endocrine and immune systems, to name just a few. Once the digestive system is not functioning properly, the transfer of food in liquid form to your 5 lts (adult) of blood is greatly restricted. All systems of your body will feel the effects as they stave of nutrition.

To rebuild your digestive system from lips to rectum, Customised Health Essentials (CHE) formulate a combination of powdered elements as a mix taking into consideration your personal health concerns. The formulated mix is presented for you with a wellness program.

We are always looking to improve the effectiveness of our mixed formula’s. So applying the latest cutting – edge research we specifically select amino acids like glutamine, threonine, serine, N-acetyl glucosamine and proline. Blending these amino acids with proven herbs and minerals. Each formulate mix is individualised according to your  health concerns.

Please feel free to contact us with your health concerns.

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Turmeric Pure 100% Powder. Curcuma Longa.

It is important to note that pure turmeric may be beneficial for health concerns including lowering inflammation, pain management, may protect against cell mutation, a powerful antioxidant, may prevent and treat cataracts, support eye health & vision, pterygium and may protect against plaque in the arteries, high cholesterol and may act as a cardio tonic.

All turmeric is not turmeric.

As popularity and demand grows for turmeric worldwide the opportunity for the rise of synthetic turmeric actives, including curcumin is an ever increasing problem. An example, of this fraudulence included the forged certificates of analysis of the turmeric as a genuine product. This fraud was uncovered last year (2015) by a Indian police investigation into a major well-known supplier of turmeric to the world. The investigation uncovered 43% non-turmeric material in their “PURE” turmeric product. So it is important to purchase your turmeric from a business that checks and guarantees their raw products.

Some of the facts to look for before purchasing pure turmeric for your health.

Firstly, the turmeric needs to contain 4-6% curumin as the main therapeutic bio-active. Secondly, the most purified form of curcumin consists of 3 main components – demethoxy curcumin (20.26%), bisdemethoxy curcumin (3.66%) and curcumin (76,08%). Thirdly,  the combining of a quality turmeric with other elements – minerals, herbs and amino acids, in ratio for a customised mix covering multiple health issues, will not only enhance the therapeutic health goal, but in effect make the supplemental mix more targeted and personalised to your specific needs. Buying a container of tablets that is mass produced with the same ingredients and dosage for everybody, may work for some, but for many, it will fail to be effective. Health issues are so individualised, so personalised, that supplemental mixes made for you and your health concerns is the best approach to wellness. Fourthly, combining quality turmeric with other elements in ratio to enhance the therapeutic “punch” is important. We combine turmeric/black pepper extract, turmeric/Ceylon cinnamon, turmeric/German lecithin, etc in ratio when targeting a health issue.  Alternatively, adding organic coconut and/or flaxseed oil to a dry mix to form a golden paste is popular for human and animal treatments.

Dosage should be customised to achieve best results for you. We at Customised Health Essentials (CHE) offer the single element for purchase or professional guidance along with a customised mix and phone consultation. You choose.

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GOUT – A growing pain

Gout is a common type of arthritis that surfaces when you have elevated uric acid(sodium urate) in your blood, tissues and urine. Gout and joint pain almost always is the fate of a gout suffer. Pain can appear in any joint with the big toe joint being the most commonly affected. When the high levels of uric acid crystallise, the crystals take on a needle shape that tends to “jab” into the joint area causing significant pain. A gout attack tends to be more likely at lower, colder temperatures where the uric acid can crystallise in the joint. Acute pain is usually the first symptom followed up by inflamed, red, swollen, hot and extremely sensitive joint areas.

There are many reasons why uric acid can be elevated. Some indicators are high or daily alcohol intake, obesity, diabetes, high acid/low alkalising foods, poor kidney function, low water intake, a B5 deficiency, chemotherapy, vitamin E deficiency, carrying candida infections, long term antibotic use, high intake of specific foods that elevate uric acid like purine-rich foods that include mincemeat, brewer’s yeast, peanuts, meat gravies, sardines, mussels, mushrooms, asparagus, shellfish, mackerel and anchovies.

Topically in a cream, DMSO is used for relieving pain and swelling.

My base Gout Powder Mix contains cherry powder, celery, couch grass, burdock extract, cleavers, nettle and devil’s claw. This mix will be customised to the individual as to content and dose.

We do consultations in-house/phone to help you with your eating, hydration and exercise, presented as a WELLNESS PROGRAM, so you can fully deal with your health issues in a positive way.

Glenn Mackie – registered Nutritionist, Compounding Herbalist, Iridologist.


Gout Mix is made from natural elements www.customisedhealth.com.au


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Should gluten be part of our eating program?

Go Natural with your own personalised mix customised for your health concerns.

Go Natural with your own personalised mix customised for your health concerns.

Looking further into this protein, gluten which makes up around 15% of our daily protein ingestion, yet is actually unable to be completely digested by human enzymes. The portion left behind are fragments of gliadin. These peptides have a damaging effect in the gut, the immune system, or directly cytotoxic effects on human cells. An important point to note is that, this damage happens on healthy individuals!!! This may explain why so many of my patients that are not coeliac – having been tested, suffer from bloating, pain, loose bowel movements, etc.
What causes some non-coeliac individuals to experience marked symptoms upon gluten ingestion and others to remain unaffected is as yet unconfirmed. Looking at how robust ones immune system is in controlling the inflammatory effects is the main area being explored. The problem with relying on the immune system in an aging body, is sooner or later the gluten will effect your gut.
Now knowing the harmful effects gluten has on the human gut, should you eat gluten products?
If you remove gluten from your diet, be careful you don’t replace it with other products of a lower nutritional content.
At Maryborough Health Clinic we offer Wellness Programs covering eating, hydration, exercise and customised supplementation for each patient.
For those living afar, a phone consultation can be arranged.
See our website for more details. www.customisedhealth.com.au
Glenn Mackie – Compounding Herbalist, Nutritionist, Iridologist.

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Skullcap – Antiviral & Anti-inflammatory

Baical Skullcap with its broad spectrum antiviral and strong anti-inflammatory properties may prove to be an important therapeutic tool in the treatment of emerging conditions. The use of Baical Skullcap and its constituents of baicalin and other flavonoids may assist with viruses including HIV, influenza A & H & N, parain-influenza virus, dengue, hepatitis B & C.
Regarding the strong anti-inflammatory properties, Skullcap may be used to modulate cytokine and chemokine release induced by pathogenic attack. This reduces nitric oxide, interleukin, interferon gamma and nuclear factor-kappa B pathways.
Combining Baical Skullcap with other elements may personally address your health concerns.


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Virus and Autoimmune Disease Connection

The questions of why ones immune system goes haywire and turns on itself is gathering momentum. Why, one reason is 20 years ago they was about 32 know autoimmune diseases. Today we top 73 recorded autoimmune diseases and it seems the list will continue to grow at an alarming rate.

One of the interesting associations with autoimmune diseases, is its strong connection with bacterial, virus and fungal infections. An example of this connection was found with a 42 year old women suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatism affects all the body’s synovial joints. Symptoms include redness, swelling, pain, and tenderness in the affected joints. A sample of the synovial fluid was taken and tested for foreign elements, and the test came back with trace elements of glandular fever virus. The person reported that they had glandular fever when they were 15 years old. They had know symptoms of the virus from then till the connection was made with they rheumatoid arthritis some 27 years later at age 42.

Interesting, can a forgotten virus, bacteria or fungal infection lay dormant from when we were in our teenage years, to be reborn as the main instigator of an autoimmune disease?

The false instructions told to so many ones coming down with glandular fever, ‘to just go home and rest’, ‘it will past’ and ‘you will grow out of it’ seems to be the wrong way to deal with viruses and other detrimental bacteria and fungal infections.

As with our example – glandular fever, the virus may lay dormant acting as a “sleeper” for many years, only to reactivate in the blood stream seeking out a weakness that can exploit and call home. In this case, the synovial fluid and membrane in the joints is being manipulated. Over time the virus creates and supports inflammation. Then we see the real threat of negative change as the body’s immune system improperly identifies the changed synovial membrane as foreign and attacks it which then develops into the autoimmune disease rheumatoid arthritis.

To put it into a nutshell according to the latest evidence, viruses, detrimental bacterium and fungi, if left unchecked will greatly influence the  establishment of an auto immune disease. 

Low level infections and inflammation in the body that most people ignore, can mutate into one of these 73 recorded autoimmune diseases, sometimes taking many years before a blood test identifies it. Some of the main culprits are candida albicans, tubercle bacilli, gonococci, staphylococci and streptococci to name just a few.


A Wellness Program needs to be established.  Included in the program as an example with -glandular fever, a Antiviral Mix would be made up with astragalus, lysine and ascorbic acid. Each mix is customised to the individual and varies in dose, and content.

If an autoimmune disease is established, an Immunomodulator Mix is critical to retrain the body’s immune system from, self attacking self to self protecting self. On this website please look up Autoimmune and see the different powdered elements that may makeup your personalised mix.

If you would like a phone consultation please request one through this website.

Lets work together for your wellness.

Glenn Mackie – Nutritionist, Herbalist.






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Prostate problem gone

After talking to my friend about my prostate blood test PSA being 186, my friend recommended I go see Glenn at Maryborough Health Clinic, which also had helped him with another health concern with success. I am 49 years old and started getting signs of prostate issues back in 2010.

My first consultation with Glenn was in February, 2013. From that consultation I walked away with a clear program that would be the start of charging my life’s course. At the next monthly appointment with Glenn, what was noticeable was the frequency of trips to the toilet was down to 1 time nightly from 4 times. It was great to get some decent sleep. Also I had better energy levels through the whole day, not needing an afternoon sleep and not looking for a sugar hit for more energy as has been the case before. My partner said my memory had improved as well.

I wanted to get a PSA test monthly so Glenn and myself can check  on the progress of my health but my doctor said 3 monthly PSA tests only. So it was 3 months working on Glenn’s wellness program before I could check my PSA levels even though each month I saw small improvements in my general health.  Finally the PSA test came back with the number 98. This gave me the encouragement to continue with the life changing program  to this day.

As of August, 2015, the benefits of change are – PSA level is 1.2 from last blood test with the doctor saying – ‘continue doing what your doing’. Sleeping straight through the night – 8 hrs, no toilet breaks. Body is alkaline at 7 when I test with pH strips – no longer an acid body. Clear improvements with energy levels, memory, mobility and general blood tests.

The personalised program with Glenn’s personalised herbal mix seemed to work well for me. I continue to recommend friends and family to see Glenn with their health concerns.

Thank you

Dom G

Dom was on a modified Prostate Combo Mix that took into account his many personalised health needs. Also helpin Dom bring his acid body back to alkaline helped great.

Glenn Mackie – Nutritionist, Herbalist.


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Jen D.

Before I started a wellness program with Glenn, I was a type 2 diabetic for 12 years taking various drugs for high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and anti-inflammatories for joint pain. When taking my glucose test at home I was averaging between 9 to 16 on my glucose testing device.

Glenn changed my eating habits and helped me with an exercise program. He had prescribed me his diabetic mix he makes up from herbs and other powders at 5gms three times daily with water.

Within 2 weeks I could see health improvements. Because I check my blood glucose daily, I was surprised to see the test showing on average between 5.1 and 7.3. My energy levels have improved and friends commented that I was more mentally alert at work and I had lost 1 kg in fat.

Within 5 months of seeing Glenn in consultation, I have lost 22 kg in fat and gained 3.5 kg in muscle. With my doctor’s advice I slowly lowered the strength of the drugs I was on until I am drug free. My blood glucose averages between 4.3 – 4.9. I am swimming 30 laps of the main pool and walk about 4 km’s daily.
With regular consultations on the wellness program a decision was made to change the herbal powder mix to Glenn’s skeletal & muscle mix to manage pain, inflammation and cramping. Changing one’s lifestyle with a wellness program that puts it all together – eating, exercise and supplements, has given me a new life focus.

Thank you Glenn.

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