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Nutritional Deficiencies after Weight Loss Surgery

Nutritional Deficiencies after Weight Loss Surgery

August 10, 2017 | Weight loss, Minerals, Vitamins
Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, is a procedure that aims at inducing weight loss and improving health in obese patients by changing the normal digestive process and restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold. Weight loss surgery is considered the most effective intervention for severe obesity, however has the potential for long-term vitamin and mineral deficiencies is .....
What is Bipolar Disorder and Can Natural Therapies Help?

What is Bipolar Disorder and Can Natural Therapies Help?

August 9, 2017 | Behaviour, Depression
Bipolar is a complex mental health disorder that is defined by dramatic or unusual mood episodes of highs, (mania or hypomania) and lows, (depression). The episodes of mania and depression can range from mild to extreme in their intensity and severity. Episodes can come on gradually...
New Understandings in Multiple Sclerosis

New Understandings in Multiple Sclerosis

August 8, 2017 | Immune
  Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable disease that causes a disruption to the flow of information within the brain, and from the brain to the body. No one knows what causes multiple sclerosis and managing symptoms and flare-ups is notoriously tricky. But there have recently been huge research breakthroughs...
Migraines

Migraines

August 7, 2017 | Pain
Migraines are more than just your ordinary headache.. Severe pain usually on one side of the head. a migraine is caused by a spasm of the blood vessels leading to the brain and is also associated with fluctuating hormone levels, stress, food allergy/intolerance and...
Gallbladder issues after weight loss surgery

Gallbladder issues after weight loss surgery

August 6, 2017 | Digestion, Diets, Liver
It is estimated that around 10% of Australians are obese and many of these people are opting for different forms of weight loss surgery. Aside from the risks of surgery, there are additional complications which include problems with the gallbladder, mainly gallstones. Gallstones are very common among obese people and...
The Importance of Monitoring Your Blood Sugar Levels

The Importance of Monitoring Your Blood Sugar Levels

August 5, 2017 | Diabetes
Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) is when you as the patient collect detailed information about your blood glucose levels at various time points during the day on a day-to-day basis.  As a diabetic, self-monitoring of blood glucose levels can provide short- and long-term health benefits. Regardless of the goal; whether it...
Evening Primrose Oil

Evening Primrose Oil

August 4, 2017 | Skin Conditions, Women's Health
Evening primrose oil is a polyunsaturated fatty acid obtained from the pretty Oenothera biennis (Evening Primrose) plant, a common wild flower from North America. Historically it was used by the Native Americans for food and as a medicine, the seeds being used for food and the whole plant...
Kidney Disease

Kidney Disease

August 3, 2017 | Diabetes, blood pressure
  The kidneys are two bean shaped organs that are located just below the rib cage, one on either side of the spine. Each day our kidneys filter approximately 1200mls of blood per minute. Waste products and foreign substances are then removed from this blood via the production of urine....
Artificial Sweeteners – Are They Really A Better Alternative?

Artificial Sweeteners – Are They Really A Better Alternative?

August 2, 2017 | Diets
They’ve been tied to cancer, diabetes, and even weight gain; and yet the use of artificial sweeteners is increasingly popular, as people desire sweet taste without extra calories. It all started in 1879 by accident. The story goes that a researcher at Johns Hopkins University spilled a chemical compound over...
Autism and Complementary Therapies

Autism and Complementary Therapies

August 1, 2017 | Behaviour
  What is Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviours, speech and nonverbal communication. There is not one type of autism, instead there are many types, caused by different combinations of...
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