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What is the ketogenic diet?

What is the ketogenic diet?

January 26, 2018 | Diabetes, Weight loss
The ketogenic diet is best known as a low-carb diet that forces the liver to burn fat instead of carbohydrates. It incorporates foods that are high in fat and protein and significantly reduces the types and portions of carbohydrates. Unlike many fad diets, the ketogenic diet is based on physiology...
Hair Colour Chemicals

Hair Colour Chemicals

January 25, 2018 | Men's Health, Women's Health
Each month, 1 in 3 Australians visit a colourist and 1 in 5 colour their own hair at home [1]. Separating fact from fiction is tricky when it comes to chemical-laden hair colours – salon staff may guarantee a natural product and you could still walk out with an allergic...
Vitamin A and Beta carotene explained

Vitamin A and Beta carotene explained

January 24, 2018 | Eyes, Immune, Vitamins, Nutrition
  Vitamin A is one of the fat-soluble vitamins, along with vitamins D, E, and K. Fat-soluble vitamins are absorbed in the presence of fats in the diet, and can be stored in the body’s fatty tissue.   The different types of vitamin A There are two main sources of...
Keep Your Gallbladder Healthy

Keep Your Gallbladder Healthy

January 23, 2018 | Digestion, Heart, Liver
  The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped organ that sits just below the liver. It is attached to the liver and the duodenum (the first part of the small intestine) through tubes, called ducts. The gallbladder functions as a reservoir for bile, a thick yellow-green fluid made by the liver....
Green Tea

Green Tea

January 22, 2018 | Diabetes, Weight loss, Age related illnesses
Green tea is a popular beverage in Asian culture—renown for its health benefits. Its use dates back 5,000 years, where it was drunk to maintain alertness and formed part of various traditional ceremonies. It is now well known that green tea improves cardiovascular health, reduces the risk of cancer and...
Testing for food intolerances

Testing for food intolerances

January 21, 2018 | Digestion, Immune
If you suffer from fatigue, IBS, headaches and bloating after eating certain meals it could be a reaction to foods in the diet. Food intolerances are on the rise and differ slightly from food allergies which tend to have more obvious symptoms such as anaphylaxis and hives. There are a...
Maca root benefits—boost nutrition, reduce stress and balance hormones

Maca root benefits—boost nutrition, reduce stress and balance hormones

January 20, 2018 | Men's Health, Women's Health, Immune, Menopause
Hailed as a newfound superfood, researchers are continually finding new health benefits associated with this root vegetable. Often referred to as Peruvian ginseng, maca has been cultivated and traditionally used for thousands of years to enhance fertility, increase energy, relieve menopause and regulate menstrual cycles. What is Maca? There are...
Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis

January 19, 2018 | Immune
In Australia, one in 25,000 babies are born with Cystic fibrosis (CF)—making it the most common life-threatening genetic disorder among Caucasians. CF primarily affects the respiratory, digestive and reproductive systems. The glands produce a thick, sticky substance which make it difficult to digest food and in the lungs, it causes...
Skin Care Routines

Skin Care Routines

January 18, 2018 | Skin Conditions
Moisturiser, toners, cleansers - confused? What is really needed for good skin care? Finding the right products for sensible skin care can be a daunting experience. There are a lot of choices available and it can be confusing understanding what a product does as well as trusting  advertising claims such...
Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis

January 17, 2018 | Immune
Tuberculosis (TB) is a potentially serious bacterial infection that mainly affects the lungs. It is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis that is spread from person to person by coughing and sneezing. Most people with TB, don’t have any symptoms and the bacteria remains dormant in the body. However, if...
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