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What is a Paleo Diet?

What is a Paleo Diet?

June 23, 2017 | nutrition
  Paleo, short for paleolithic, is an ancestral approach to eating real, whole, naturally-occurring and nutrient-dense foods that are truly nourishing to our bodies. The Paleo approach really encompasses the idea that food is medicine.  “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” Hippocrates, 5th century BC Hippocrates, the father of western medicine,...
Ankylosing spondylitis - Natural therapies to help

Ankylosing spondylitis - Natural therapies to help

June 22, 2017 | Joint disorders
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is an autoimmune condition affecting mostly the spine. It is an inflammatory condition that causes stiffness usually in the lower spine joint where it attaches to the pelvis, the sacroiliac joint, but it can also affect the hips, neck, shoulders, eyes, lungs and bowel. This condition...
MRSA Infection: Alternative Therapy Support

MRSA Infection: Alternative Therapy Support

June 21, 2017 | Immune
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium that has become resistant to elimination by antibiotic therapy. It is commonly found on the bodies of most people, residing comfortable in places like the nasal cavity, the respiratory tract and within the hair follicles of the skin. Trouble starts when it enters the...
The many health benefits of garlic

The many health benefits of garlic

June 20, 2017 | Digestion, Heart, Women's Health, Immune
Garlic has been used as a remedy in folk medicine for over 4000 years. The medicinal properties of garlic are attributed to its sulphur compounds that are responsible for its strong odour and flavour, and have antibiotic, antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal actions.
Why Exercise Is So Important for Children

Why Exercise Is So Important for Children

June 19, 2017 | Infant and Children, Teenages, exercise
Physical activity in children is important for a wide variety of reasons. It helps to reduce overweight and obesity, increases strength in muscles and bones and can even improve concentration at school. Exercise is a vital component of any child’s development—laying the foundations for a healthy life. 10 reasons why...
The effects of Statins on the body

The effects of Statins on the body

June 18, 2017 | Heart
It is estimated that 30 million people worldwide are taking statins. Statins are a pharmaceutical prescription drug used to lower cholesterol. It was in 1784 that cholesterol was first isolated from gallstones, since then many scientists have dedicated their life’s work to understanding cholesterol and discovering the medicines that would...
Postnatal Care for Mum

Postnatal Care for Mum

June 17, 2017 | Women's Health
Holding your baby in your arms for the first time is exhilarating and daunting at the same time. With so many changes in your body, sleep deprivation and limited time, what can you do to take the best care of yourself while you take care of...
Why brussel sprouts are good for you! About Indole-3-Carbinol

Why brussel sprouts are good for you! About Indole-3-Carbinol

June 16, 2017 | Women's Health
  Indole-3-carbinol (I3C) is a chemical found in brassica vegetables such as cauliflower, broccoli, mustard greens and the infamous brussels sprouts. I3C is released when these vegetables are chopped and chewed. It is then converted in the stomach into several different compounds....
Anxiety in Children

Anxiety in Children

June 15, 2017 | Infant and Children, Stress, Teenages
Anxiety, both in adults and children, is an inherent response to a perceived threat and is part of our survival instinct. It is designed to activate our fight or flight response and keep us safe from harm. It is perhaps one of the most important tools that...
Raynaud’s Phenomenon

Raynaud’s Phenomenon

June 14, 2017 |
Raynaud’s phenomenon, otherwise known as Raynaud’s syndrome or disease, is a condition that causes discomfort when blood flow is reduced to your fingers and toes. This reduced blood supply is due to narrowing of the smaller arteries that supply blood to your extremities and may last from just a few...
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