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Nappy Rash

July 6, 2017 | Infant and Children
Most babies get nappy rash at some stage which can lead to discomfort and an unsettled child. Nappy rash is caused by a disruption in the protective barrier of the skin – due to fungal infections, moisture, irritation, diarrhoea and it can even occur if the child has a viral...
Could Your Workplace Be Making You Sick?

Could Your Workplace Be Making You Sick?

July 5, 2017 | Allergy, Liver
Have you ever wondered whether your workplace is toxic? And no, I’m not referring to bullying, gossiping and other co-workers which may be impossible to get along with. I’m talking about exposure to chemicals that may be harmful to your health. We all get exposed to chemicals in the foods...
Stay Well This Winter with Echinacea

Stay Well This Winter with Echinacea

July 4, 2017 | Immune
Echinacea is by far one of the most recognised and supplemented herbal medicines worldwide. While it is mainly known for its ability to prevent and treat the common cold it has become increasingly popular for multiple other uses and benefits.  So why the surging popularity in this magnificently attractive flower?...
Pyroluria – a Zinc and Vitamin B6 deficiency

Pyroluria – a Zinc and Vitamin B6 deficiency

July 3, 2017 | Mental Health
Pyrroluria or pyrrole disorder is a condition where elevated levels of pyrroles are found in the urine. Pyrroles, or kryptopyrroles are a biproduct of haemoglobin metabolism (haemoglobin is the protein found in red blood cells that carry oxygen in the bloodstream). There is no known physiological function of pyrolles in...
The Menarche and PMS

The Menarche and PMS

July 2, 2017 | Women's Health
"Menarche" is the term given to the time in a female’s life when menstruation first begins. Typically, this happens between twelve and thirteen years of age, but anywhere between nine and eighteen is considered normal. During these years when young women are beginning to menstruate, they experience...
Juicing fruits and vegetables

Juicing fruits and vegetables

July 1, 2017 | nutrition
Australians are recommended to eat a minimum of 5-6 serves of vegetables per day and 2 serves of fruit per day. The message has been there for years: Eat your veggies; Eat more veggies; Eat a variety of veggies. Vegetables and fruit are rich sources of...
What’s so good about quinoa?

What’s so good about quinoa?

June 30, 2017 | nutrition
Quinoa (pronounced ‘KEEN-wah’) comes to us from the Incas in the Andes where it has been a staple food for over 7000 years. The Incas referred to quinoa as ‘mother of all grains’. Quinoa has been called a pseudo-grain because its nutritional profile, preparation, and uses are similar to grains; however it...
Natural Therapies for Pets – Winter & Cold Weather Care

Natural Therapies for Pets – Winter & Cold Weather Care

June 29, 2017 | General, Joint disorders
  Winter blues, aches and pains, colds and flus – there are plenty of natural therapies to help us humans through these cold weather complaints, but what about our animal companions?   We've got you and your furry friends covered.   Here are some sure-fire natural therapies and home remedies...
Teeth Grinding

Teeth Grinding

June 28, 2017 | Allergy, Immune, Stress
Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is the involuntary action of clenching or grinding the teeth together. Excessive jaw clenching or teeth grinding occurs mainly at night and can be the result of stress, intestinal parasites, drug abuse, allergy amongst other things.   Complications ...
Breast Health

Breast Health

June 27, 2017 | Women's Health
Breasts come in all shapes and sizes and will change from adolescence to menopause. Breast lumps, cysts, mastitis and pain are common problems that can occur. Knowing what these conditions are and how to perform regular breast checks is integral in maintaining healthy breasts. It’s important to visit your doctor...
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