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Excessive Menstrual Bleeding

Excessive Menstrual Bleeding

December 22, 2017 | Women's Health
Menorrhagia is the medical term used to describe prolonged or excessively heavy menstrual bleeding. Many women experience heavy bleeding, but it may not be severe enough to be classified as menorrhagia. Heavy menstrual bleeding can make it difficult to go about your usual daily activities because of the pain and...
Safe Treatments for Fungal & Other Infections in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Safe Treatments for Fungal & Other Infections in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

December 21, 2017 | Immune, Pregnancy
  While most infections are no more serious during pregnancy and breastfeeding, changes to the immune system during these times can increase a woman’s susceptibility. Common infections include upper respiratory tract infections, mastitis and fungal infections such as thrush. It’s often hard to decipher what nutrients are safe to consume...
Acute & Chronic Pancreatitis

Acute & Chronic Pancreatitis

December 20, 2017 | Digestion, Pain
Acute & Chronic Pancreatitis Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas, which can either appear suddenly and last for days (acute) or for many years (chronic). The main causes include alcoholism and gallstones. Treatment may include a change in diet and taking supplements to help provide pancreatic support and reduce inflammation....
Anaemia

Anaemia

December 19, 2017 | fatigue, nutrition
Anaemia is a deficiency in the number or quality of red blood cells. Red blood cells are responsible for carrying oxygen around the body, using a protein called haemoglobin.  The term anaemia suggests that either the level of red blood cells is too low or the level...
Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana

December 18, 2017 | Immune
The use of marijuana or cannabis for medical purposes is a highly controversial topic which sparks emotions and much political debate. Due to growing research to support its use medically, Australia recently legalised medicinal cannabis at the federal level—allowing marijuana, and its chemically related compounds to be prescribed by a...
Support Through IVF

Support Through IVF

December 17, 2017 | Women's Health, Pregnancy
Approximately 20 per cent of couple’s experience fertility difficulties. In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is a process of fertilisation where an egg is combined with sperm outside the body. An assisted reproductive technology such as IVF is a common choice for many Australian couples facing infertility issues. But did you know there...
Vitamin D – Incredible Discoveries of 2017

Vitamin D – Incredible Discoveries of 2017

December 16, 2017 | Heart, Immune, Vitamins
  Vitamin D acts in the body as more of a hormone than a vitamin, and is now seen as having its own entire system – as well as its well-known role in bone health, vitamin D has a huge impact on DNA synthesis, hormone balance, glucose metabolism, immune reactions,...
Digestive Enzymes

Digestive Enzymes

December 15, 2017 | Digestion
  Digestion is a complex and intricate process that starts in your brain and ends in your rectum. As part of the digestive process, food passes through the gastrointestinal tract, and along the way mixes with digestive juices that contain stomach acid, bile, intestinal bacteria, and digestive enzymes, all are...
What is a hernia?

What is a hernia?

December 14, 2017 | Men's Health, Women's Health
A hernia is the protrusion of digestive organs through a weakening of the abdominal wall. If left untreated it can worsen and may require surgery. In fact, surgical procedures for hernias are one of the most common operations performed. The weakened abdominal wall can be present at birth but may...
Gardening rewards and hazards

Gardening rewards and hazards

December 13, 2017 | General, Immune
Gardening is an enjoyable, rewarding pastime enjoyed by many people of different ages but gardeners may not be aware of the potential hazards lurking in the garden. Snakes, insects, diving magpies and accidental injuries sit alongside of other more sinister, potential lethal pathogens found in the soil. Gardening is rewarding...
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