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Weaning Off Breastfeeding

Weaning Off Breastfeeding

October 14, 2017 | Women's Health, Infant and Children
Every breastfed child will be weaned at some point, be it after a few weeks or a few years. In some cases it can be an easy transition. However, for some mums and babies it can take a little getting used to. Luckily there are some tried and tested techniques...
Immune Building Nutrition

Immune Building Nutrition

October 14, 2017 | Immune, nutrition
  You first get a runny nose that may be followed by congestion and a sore throat. The next thing you know you get fever and chills, your body aches and you feel awful. Like most people, you probably have had the flu at some point in your life and...
Fish Oil

Fish Oil

October 13, 2017 | Behaviour, Depression, Heart, Pregnancy
Fish, and fish oil supplements, are a rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids. This is a type of polyunsaturated fat that cannot be made by the body and therefore must be obtained from the diet.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Electrical Muscle Stimulation

October 12, 2017 | Age related illnesses, Muscles
Electrical muscle stimulation is a way of eliciting muscle contractions with out the use of movement or the use of drugs. This method of muscle stimulation can support circulation, allow for muscle growth or prevent muscle wastage amongst other things. Electrical Muscle Stimulation is
Genetics 101

Genetics 101

October 11, 2017 | General, Immune
Genes are part of our cells that contain biological information which control cellular growth and development. Genetics is the study of these genes—identifying what they are, how they work and what they do. Genes are made of a substance called deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) which is found inside the centre (nucleus)...
Aspergillus and Aspergillosis Infection

Aspergillus and Aspergillosis Infection

October 10, 2017 | Asthma, Immune
There are many ubiquitous airborne fungi all around us that we constantly inhale. Some of these fungi are relatively harmless while others can cause infections that present with symptoms that may at first seem rather miscellaneous, only to progress to much more serious ailments that debilitate our health. One...
What is Menopause?

What is Menopause?

October 9, 2017 | Women's Health, Menopause
Menopause marks the end of the monthly cycle of menstruation in a woman’s life. It is a natural occurrence and most women will experience menopause between the ages of 45 and 55, with the average age being 51. As a woman approaches menopause, the production of the female hormones oestrogen...
Additives – Colours, Preservatives & Flavours

Additives – Colours, Preservatives & Flavours

October 8, 2017 | General
A food additive is anything that a manufacturer adds to a product in order to: Improve the taste and appearance of food. (e.g. beeswax coating...
Urinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy

Urinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy

October 7, 2017 | Women's Health, Pregnancy
Pregnant women are more susceptible to a wide-range of infections, with urinary tract infections (UTIs) being the most common type. In 80% of cases Escherichia coli is the most common infectious pathogen found in urine samples, followed by Staphylococcus saprophyticus. Higher bacterial counts in the urine are present in 2-10%...
Brain Foods - Food for Thought

Brain Foods - Food for Thought

October 6, 2017 | Age related illnesses
Australian society is getting older, and with this ageing comes an increase in brain diseases - Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, among others.  As we age our brain shrinks, which affects our memory, learning and concentration. Many studies have demonstrated that nutrition can play a beneficial role in protecting the...
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