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Teeth Whitening

September 26, 2017 | Dental
Having an impressive set of pearly whites is an important part of today’s culture. Many people turn to the dentist for whitening treatments or buy do-it-yourself products to use at home. Your teeth are one of the first things that people notice about you and some people conceal their teeth as...
Influenza A

Influenza A

September 25, 2017 | Immune
2017 has been a particularly bad year for cases of influenza A. While some types of flu cause milder symptoms, others can make you very ill. Symptoms usually begin 2 to 5 days after infection and include muscle aches, soreness, headaches and fever. Certain herbal medicines can relieve symptoms quickly,...
Alkalizing! What Does That Mean?

Alkalizing! What Does That Mean?

September 24, 2017 | Joint disorders, nutrition
The human body is designed to be slightly alkaline. Alkalinity and acidity are measured on a ‘pH’ scale of 1-14 which ranges from highly acidic to highly alkaline. On that scale, 7 is considered ‘neutral’ and 7.35-7.45 is the pH of the majority of the bodies’ important cellular fluids and...
Protection Against Ticks

Protection Against Ticks

September 23, 2017 | Immune
Depending on where you live in Australia, ticks can be a major concern for humans and our pets. Ticks are parasites that feed on animal and human blood. 70 species are found in Australia with the deadliest being the paralysis tick Ixodes holocyclus. Over 95% of tick bites in Eastern...
Quick Weight Loss Tips to Spring into Summer

Quick Weight Loss Tips to Spring into Summer

September 22, 2017 | Weight loss
    Winter is over, the sun is making an appearance and it's almost swimsuit weather. If you're looking to boost your weight loss efforts and get your summer body back, here are some real deal, scientifically-backed quick tips to help you slim down and shape up:   Choose to...
B group vitamins

B group vitamins

September 21, 2017 | Digestion, Heart, Mental Health, nutrition
The B vitamins are the most important group of vitamins essential for energy production, immune system function and the manufacture of hormones and neurotransmitters. Each has very specific roles within the body and they are best taken as a complex – unless there...
Free Radicals - what ARE they?

Free Radicals - what ARE they?

September 20, 2017 | Immune
Free radicals are molecules that freely attack other molecules and cause radical alteration to the stability and function of cells. Understanding these chemical interactions can shed light on how pollutants, pesticides and drugs can be detrimental to health. Don't worry – we'll keep it simple: Quick Chemistry Refresher Atoms have...
Caring for Feet

Caring for Feet

September 19, 2017 | Joint disorders
They carry us through life from our very first steps and we wonder, why when we are older, our feet hurt - have we taken as good care of them as they have of us? The ankle (tarsus) consists of 7 tarsal bones which...
How to Prevent and Treat Sinus Infections

How to Prevent and Treat Sinus Infections

September 18, 2017 | Allergy, Immune
Sinusitis is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection and to some extent is a normal part of common cold and influenza-like illnesses. Non-infectious causes can play a part too and include allergy, deviated septum, tumour, polyps, trauma and foreign body. Symptoms include a runny nose, nasal...
Coeliac Disease

Coeliac Disease

September 17, 2017 | Digestion, Immune
Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disease where the body has an abnormal reaction to the protein gluten which is found in wheat, rye and barley. It affects the small intestine, causing inflammation, damage and malabsorption. Coeliac disease is one of the most common chronic diseases that is often underdiagnosed—approximately 1...
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