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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...
The Good Oil!

The Good Oil!

June 13, 2017 | General, Heart
It can be confusing nowadays to know which oil to use for what. The fact that we do like to eat our foods cooked rather than raw leads us to try and determine which oil to use when. Of course if it doesn’t taste good, it won’t matter how beneficial...
Hepatitis

Hepatitis

June 11, 2017 | Liver
Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver tissue which can be caused by a viral infection, toxins, autoimmune disease or alcohol. Various forms of hepatitis are named after different letters of the alphabet and include A, B, C, D and E. They are sometimes called ‘hep A’, ‘hep B’, ‘hep C’,...
Know your salt

Know your salt

June 10, 2017 | blood pressure, nutrition
Once upon a time table salt was our only choice when it came to salt our food; however these days salt comes in different varieties, colours, and sizes. Salt is a chemical compound made up of two elements, sodium and chloride (NaCl). In...
Common Causes of Headaches

Common Causes of Headaches

June 9, 2017 | Allergy, Pain, Stress
Headaches are very common, being the most common neurological symptom experienced. Around 15% of Australians take pain-relieving medication for a headache at any given time. Headache is a term used to describe aching or pain that can occur in different regions of the head or face. It’s a characteristic symptom...
Travel Bugs

Travel Bugs

June 8, 2017 | Immune
Nobody wants to get sick whilst they are travelling but unfortunately the risk of this happening is high, often ruining a good holiday or interfering with work schedules. Obviously traveling on a plane, a crowded bus or train or enjoying a cruise with a thousand others...
Vaping – How Safe is it For You and Others

Vaping – How Safe is it For You and Others

June 7, 2017 | General
With the dangers of smoking now very well known, vaping has become the next big thing. The vaping industry has seen exponential growth over the past few years in Australia and overseas, particularly among smokers. If you’re still wondering what vaping is… here’s what it’s all about....
Joint pain in winter

Joint pain in winter

June 6, 2017 | Joint disorders
Often people seem to experience a worsening of symptoms of arthritis; joint pain, stiffness and discomfort, over when the weather turns cold and damp. Although studies and experiments have been performed there has been no conclusive cause for joint symptoms to be more prevalent when the weather is cooler There...
Branch Chain Amino Acids - Good for lots of things

Branch Chain Amino Acids - Good for lots of things

June 5, 2017 | Men's Health, nutrition
  Bodybuilders and marathoners have been using branch-chain amino acid supplements for decades. Here's what you need to know:   Like all amino acids, the body uses BCAAs to build proteins for muscles, cartilage, enzymes, hormones, and more. But BCAAs are particularly important for blood sugar regulation, energy production, and muscle health – up to a third of muscle protein is made of branch-chain amino acids...
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