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The Menarche and PMS

The Menarche and PMS

July 2, 2017 | Women's Health
"Menarche" is the term given to the time in a female’s life when menstruation first begins. Typically, this happens between twelve and thirteen years of age, but anywhere between nine and eighteen is considered normal. During these years when young women are beginning to menstruate, they experience...
Juicing fruits and vegetables

Juicing fruits and vegetables

July 1, 2017 | nutrition
Australians are recommended to eat a minimum of 5-6 serves of vegetables per day and 2 serves of fruit per day. The message has been there for years: Eat your veggies; Eat more veggies; Eat a variety of veggies. Vegetables and fruit are rich sources of...
What’s so good about quinoa?

What’s so good about quinoa?

June 30, 2017 | nutrition
Quinoa (pronounced ‘KEEN-wah’) comes to us from the Incas in the Andes where it has been a staple food for over 7000 years. The Incas referred to quinoa as ‘mother of all grains’. Quinoa has been called a pseudo-grain because its nutritional profile, preparation, and uses are similar to grains; however it...
Natural Therapies for Pets – Winter & Cold Weather Care

Natural Therapies for Pets – Winter & Cold Weather Care

June 29, 2017 | General, Joint disorders
  Winter blues, aches and pains, colds and flus – there are plenty of natural therapies to help us humans through these cold weather complaints, but what about our animal companions?   We've got you and your furry friends covered.   Here are some sure-fire natural therapies and home remedies...
Teeth Grinding

Teeth Grinding

June 28, 2017 | Allergy, Immune, Stress
Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is the involuntary action of clenching or grinding the teeth together. Excessive jaw clenching or teeth grinding occurs mainly at night and can be the result of stress, intestinal parasites, drug abuse, allergy amongst other things.   Complications ...
Breast Health

Breast Health

June 27, 2017 | Women's Health
Breasts come in all shapes and sizes and will change from adolescence to menopause. Breast lumps, cysts, mastitis and pain are common problems that can occur. Knowing what these conditions are and how to perform regular breast checks is integral in maintaining healthy breasts. It’s important to visit your doctor...
Sugar Addiction

Sugar Addiction

June 26, 2017 | Diabetes, Heart
Sugar is actually a good thing. All the cells in our bodies need and use sugar. It is a carbohydrate which supplies the body with the energy to get it through each day. In fact, in ancient times, sugar was used almost exclusively for medicinal purposes, such...
The benefits of Stretching

The benefits of Stretching

June 25, 2017 | exercise
When asked how much stretching people do the answer seems to be very little. Evan those keen on sport don’t seem to put stretching high on the list of importance to their exercise routine. So in this article we explore the benefits of stretching and determine if it is necessary....
Could Mould Be Making You Sick

Could Mould Be Making You Sick

June 24, 2017 | Allergy, Asthma
Mould is part of a group of very common organisms called fungi. Its job is to decompose of dead organic materials and is present virtually everywhere. It is commonly found indoors in wet or moist areas that lack ventilation and can also be found outdoors on decaying plant matter. Unfortunately,...
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,...
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