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Quick Weight Loss Tips to Spring into Summer

Quick Weight Loss Tips to Spring into Summer

September 22, 2017 | Weight loss
    Winter is over, the sun is making an appearance and it's almost swimsuit weather. If you're looking to boost your weight loss efforts and get your summer body back, here are some real deal, scientifically-backed quick tips to help you slim down and shape up:   Choose to...
B group vitamins

B group vitamins

September 21, 2017 | Digestion, Heart, Mental Health, nutrition
The B vitamins are the most important group of vitamins essential for energy production, immune system function and the manufacture of hormones and neurotransmitters. Each has very specific roles within the body and they are best taken as a complex – unless there...
Free Radicals - what ARE they?

Free Radicals - what ARE they?

September 20, 2017 | Immune
Free radicals are molecules that freely attack other molecules and cause radical alteration to the stability and function of cells. Understanding these chemical interactions can shed light on how pollutants, pesticides and drugs can be detrimental to health. Don't worry – we'll keep it simple: Quick Chemistry Refresher Atoms have...
Caring for Feet

Caring for Feet

September 19, 2017 | Joint disorders
They carry us through life from our very first steps and we wonder, why when we are older, our feet hurt - have we taken as good care of them as they have of us? The ankle (tarsus) consists of 7 tarsal bones which...
How to Prevent and Treat Sinus Infections

How to Prevent and Treat Sinus Infections

September 18, 2017 | Allergy, Immune
Sinusitis is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection and to some extent is a normal part of common cold and influenza-like illnesses. Non-infectious causes can play a part too and include allergy, deviated septum, tumour, polyps, trauma and foreign body. Symptoms include a runny nose, nasal...
Coeliac Disease

Coeliac Disease

September 17, 2017 | Digestion, Immune
Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disease where the body has an abnormal reaction to the protein gluten which is found in wheat, rye and barley. It affects the small intestine, causing inflammation, damage and malabsorption. Coeliac disease is one of the most common chronic diseases that is often underdiagnosed—approximately 1...
Sports Food

Sports Food

September 16, 2017 | exercise
It is well established that athletes need good nutrition, a balanced diet and sufficient hydration to enhance athletic performance. In addition to a healthy diet, many athletes frequently consume sport foods, defined by the Australian Institute of Sport as “specialised products used to provide a practical source of nutrients when...
Probiotics - Good For So Many Things!

Probiotics - Good For So Many Things!

September 15, 2017 | Allergy, Skin Conditions, Immune
  Probiotics are types of bacteria and yeasts that are beneficial for human health. These types of microorganisms concentrate in the digestive system but they also exist on the skin, in the reproductive system, and even in the joints, lungs, nasal cavity, eyes and ears! The body is an ecosystem...
Vitamin C

Vitamin C

September 14, 2017 | Immune, Joint disorders
  Most people think of vitamin C when thinking of the common cold but there is a lot more to vitamin C than just supporting our immune system What is vitamin C? Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic, acid and in its synthetic form, L-ascorbic acid. It is a...
Nasal Polyps

Nasal Polyps

September 13, 2017 | Allergy, Immune
  Polyps are soft, benign growths that resemble teardrops or grapes on the end of a stalk. They commonly occur in the back of the nose, near the opening to the sinuses either individually or in groups. They are often painless but can interfere with breathing and may lead to...
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