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Testing for food intolerances

Testing for food intolerances

January 21, 2018 | Digestion, Immune
If you suffer from fatigue, IBS, headaches and bloating after eating certain meals it could be a reaction to foods in the diet. Food intolerances are on the rise and differ slightly from food allergies which tend to have more obvious symptoms such as anaphylaxis and hives. There are a...
Maca root benefits—boost nutrition, reduce stress and balance hormones

Maca root benefits—boost nutrition, reduce stress and balance hormones

January 20, 2018 | Men's Health, Women's Health, Immune, Menopause
Hailed as a newfound superfood, researchers are continually finding new health benefits associated with this root vegetable. Often referred to as Peruvian ginseng, maca has been cultivated and traditionally used for thousands of years to enhance fertility, increase energy, relieve menopause and regulate menstrual cycles. What is Maca? There are...
Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis

January 19, 2018 | Immune
In Australia, one in 25,000 babies are born with Cystic fibrosis (CF)—making it the most common life-threatening genetic disorder among Caucasians. CF primarily affects the respiratory, digestive and reproductive systems. The glands produce a thick, sticky substance which make it difficult to digest food and in the lungs, it causes...
Skin Care Routines

Skin Care Routines

January 18, 2018 | Skin Conditions
Moisturiser, toners, cleansers - confused? What is really needed for good skin care? Finding the right products for sensible skin care can be a daunting experience. There are a lot of choices available and it can be confusing understanding what a product does as well as trusting  advertising claims such...
Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis

January 17, 2018 | Immune
Tuberculosis (TB) is a potentially serious bacterial infection that mainly affects the lungs. It is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis that is spread from person to person by coughing and sneezing. Most people with TB, don’t have any symptoms and the bacteria remains dormant in the body. However, if...
Bach Flower Essences

Bach Flower Essences

January 16, 2018 | General
Flower essences are herbal infusions or decoctions, made from the flowering part of a plant. They are made in a form similar to homeopathy where they are heavily diluted and act as a vibrational medicine in the body. Flower essences usually work on emotional imbalance such as fear, anxiety, grief...
Iodine

Iodine

January 15, 2018 | Minerals, thyroid
  Iodine is a chemical element, naturally occurring in seawater. In the human body, iodine is key component of thyroid hormones.   Iodine deficiency Although iodine is needed only in very small amounts, a deficiency can lead to serious health problems. Severe iodine deficiency results in impaired production of thyroid...
Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol Addiction

January 14, 2018 | Men's Health, Women's Health
  Addiction is a condition that results when a person ingests a substance, for example, alcohol or nicotine, and/or engages in an activity, such as gambling or shopping, which can be pleasurable but the continuation of which becomes compulsive and as a result interferes with responsibilities such...
Cystic acne

Cystic acne

January 13, 2018 | Skin Conditions, Teenages
Most individuals will be affected by acne at some time in their life. But if you have multiple large, red, painful bumps deep within the skin, it could mean you’ve developed something called cystic acne. It’s more severe than your typical acne and can occur in puberty and adulthood. Complications...
Understanding germs: bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infections

Understanding germs: bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infections

January 12, 2018 | Immune
Germs are everywhere—you can find these microbes in food, water, soil and even inhabiting your body. Sometimes they co-exist in the body in harmony and are actually beneficial i.e. bacterial strains found in probiotics and yeasts found in fermented foods. Sometimes, however, they can cause serious problems by secreting toxins,...
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