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What Happens to Digestion When You're Stressed

What Happens to Digestion When You're Stressed

September 12, 2017 | Digestion, Stress
“Stress” has a tricky medical definition. Sometimes it means being worried or feeling anxious, or having a sense of being rushed or running late; or it could refer to physical demands that the body is struggling to meet, like recovering from an illness or surgery, or increasing your physical activity...
Why We NEED Cholesterol

Why We NEED Cholesterol

September 11, 2017 | Heart
Cholesterol has a bad reputation. Its link to heart disease – the number one cause of death in Australia, the US and the UK – has painted cholesterol as the bad guy, but did you know that cholesterol is essential for health, and that low cholesterol can be not only dangerous, but potentially fatal?
Meniere Disease…..Can Natural Therapies Help?

Meniere Disease…..Can Natural Therapies Help?

September 10, 2017 |
Meniere's disease is a rare disorder of the inner ear that causes episodes of vertigo, tinnitus, fluctuating hearing loss with a progressive, ultimately permanent loss of hearing, and a feeling of pressure deep inside the ear.  Meniere's disease can occur at any age but the typical age of onset is...
Adrenal Support

Adrenal Support

September 9, 2017 | fatigue
  Our adrenals, are endocrine glands that produce a variety of hormones including adrenaline, cortisol and aldosterone. Along with the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland, they are involved in the stress response. The term ‘adrenal fatigue’ refers to under functioning of these glands due to long-term physical or emotional stress....
Malnutrition In Western Society

Malnutrition In Western Society

September 8, 2017 | nutrition
  When you hear the term ‘malnutrition’, do you think of starving children in developing countries? Well, you are not wrong. Around 45% of deaths among children under 5 years of age are associated with undernutrition. These mostly occur in developing countries. However, it is not the complete picture. In...
The Benefits of Detoxing

The Benefits of Detoxing

September 7, 2017 | Allergy, Digestion, Skin Conditions, Weight loss, Immune, Liver
  Do you feel tired all the time? Suffer from bloating, constipation or other digestive complaints? You could need an internal spring clean! In our modern world, we are faced with daily exposure to a wide-range of toxins and chemicals which we breathe, eat and absorb through the skin. Add...
Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia Gravis

September 6, 2017 | Immune
Myasthenia gravis is a long-term autoimmune disease that causes muscle weakness. The term ‘myasthenia gravis’ comes from the Greek work myasthenia which means muscle weakness and the Latin word ‘gravis’ meaning severe. In myasthenia gravis, the transmission of nerve impulses to muscles is interfered with by the immune system –...
"Mummy my legs hurt" - Growing Pains in Children

"Mummy my legs hurt" - Growing Pains in Children

September 5, 2017 | Infant and Children
  Growing pains are harmless muscular pains that affect children during peak growth times. They may be harmless, but many children and their parents could swear that the cramping (and subsequent crying) feel like they're doing serious damage. Generally (and falsely) believed to be caused by the growth of bones,...
How to Get Relief from Hives

How to Get Relief from Hives

September 4, 2017 | Allergy, Skin Conditions
  Big, red itchy welts on your body…sounds terrible, right? Some people will get a one-off bout of hives but for some it can re-occur continuously causing extreme discomfort. Pharmaceutical antihistamines are usually the go to medication of choice but it’s not really resolving the underlying issue. So what are...
The damaging effects of too much glucose

The damaging effects of too much glucose

September 2, 2017 | Diabetes
After eating your glucose levels are elevated, insulin is then secreted from the pancreas, its job is to drive glucose into the cells where it can be metabolised. There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that too much sugar is bad news for your body. Sugar is addictive! 
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