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Additives – Colours, Preservatives & Flavours

Additives – Colours, Preservatives & Flavours

October 8, 2017 | General
A food additive is anything that a manufacturer adds to a product in order to: Improve the taste and appearance of food. (e.g. beeswax coating...
Urinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy

Urinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy

October 7, 2017 | Women's Health, Pregnancy
Pregnant women are more susceptible to a wide-range of infections, with urinary tract infections (UTIs) being the most common type. In 80% of cases Escherichia coli is the most common infectious pathogen found in urine samples, followed by Staphylococcus saprophyticus. Higher bacterial counts in the urine are present in 2-10%...
Brain Foods - Food for Thought

Brain Foods - Food for Thought

October 6, 2017 | Age related illnesses
Australian society is getting older, and with this ageing comes an increase in brain diseases - Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, among others.  As we age our brain shrinks, which affects our memory, learning and concentration. Many studies have demonstrated that nutrition can play a beneficial role in protecting the...
Joint Pain

Joint Pain

October 5, 2017 | Joint disorders
Experiencing pains in your joints is a common occurrence. Joint pain, also called arthralgia, can be caused by many things such as arthritis, wear and tear or strain, and may occur in any joint but is particularly common in the shoulder, knees and hips. It may be accompanied by swelling...
Naturopath’s Approach to Fibroids

Naturopath’s Approach to Fibroids

October 4, 2017 | Women's Health
Otherwise known as leiomyomas, uterine fibroids are tumours that grow in the wall of the uterus. They are almost always benign, that is non-cancerous, and are common in women in their reproductive years. According to research, 1 in 4 women have uterine fibroids but due to many women displaying no...
Viral Gastroenteritis

Viral Gastroenteritis

October 3, 2017 | Immune
Last month NSW health issued a health alert due to the increase in cases of viral gastroenteritis. They found that in one week there was a 34% increase in hospital admissions compared to the same time last year. Gastroenteritis is usually caused by a viral infection of the stomach and...
Shingles

Shingles

October 1, 2017 | Immune
  Shingles is a painful rash that is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. The rash develops into itchy blisters, usually on one side of the body, either on the face, chest, back, abdomen or pelvis. The most common place is...
What’s for Breakfast?

What’s for Breakfast?

September 30, 2017 | Men's Health, Women's Health, nutrition
If you’re one of those people that skips breakfast and wonders why you feel fatigued, it could be that you’re missing out on the most important meal of the day! Eating breakfast jump starts your metabolism, increases energy and has been shown to help manage weight. But even if you...
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

September 29, 2017 | Depression, Stress
PTSD stands for post-traumatic stress disorder. It is quite normal to feel scared during or after a stressful situation or event. This event might be a serious accident, physical or sexual assault, war or torture, or a natural disaster such as a bushfire or a flood. The body’s reaction to...
Superfoods

Superfoods

September 28, 2017 | nutrition
They are thought to be miracle foods, packed with nutrition that can improve your health and prevent disease, but is there such a thing as a super food? There is no official definition to what constitutes a ‘superfood’, but many foods are marketed to the public as such,...
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