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Common Eye Problems

January 6, 2018 | Eyes, Men's Health, Women's Health
Many people experience problems with their eyes, especially as they get older. Dry eyes, changes in vision, chalazion, allergies and infections are common issues that can be experienced by any age group. Here’s the A-Z of common disorders and conditions that affect the eyes. Allergies Seasonal allergies such as allergic...
About skin

About skin

January 5, 2018 | Skin Conditions
The Integumentary system is the largest organ system of the body and comprises of an external cutaneous membrane, known as the skin, and includes hair and nails (and scales, feathers and hooves - which of course don’t apply to us). Its role is to protect the internal...
Glutamine

Glutamine

January 4, 2018 | Digestion, Nutrition
Glutamine is a major amino acid that is primarily used in the synthesis of proteins. Traditionally considered to be a “non-essential” amino acid, its status has recently been bumped up to “conditionally essential” during times of increased demand such as inflammation, illness, infection and injury [1].   Glutamine is used...
What is iridology?

What is iridology?

January 3, 2018 | Men's Health, Women's Health, Immune
As the old saying goes ‘our eyes are the windows to our soul’. But did you know that specific colours and markings in the coloured part of our eyes can tell us our great deal about our physical and mental health. Your eyes are unique to you and...
Common Nutrient Deficiencies

Common Nutrient Deficiencies

January 2, 2018 | nutrition
Deficiencies in micronutrients are common and can happen if there is malabsorption, poor diet or underlying medical conditions. Most nutrient deficiencies can be diagnosed by a blood test but sometimes a highly trained health practitioner can detect deficiency signs and symptoms in their patients. Here’s some of the most common...
Is Sydney Water Safe?

Is Sydney Water Safe?

January 1, 2018 | Immune, Dental
Sydney prides itself on having safe drinking water. It is derived from natural sources, filtered and monitored for harmful contaminants such as certain pesticides and microbes including cryptosporidium. In many aspects Sydney water is actually very good. All water regulators strictly adhere to guidelines laid down by the National Health...
Malabsorption syndrome

Malabsorption syndrome

December 24, 2017 | Digestion
When you eat a nutritious meal, you would expect to reap the benefits by providing your body with a range of vitamins and minerals. In people with malabsorption syndrome, they are unable digest and absorb nutrients adequately—resulting in nutritional deficiencies and other complications. People with celiac disease and...
Changes To Traditional Diets After Migration

Changes To Traditional Diets After Migration

December 23, 2017 | Diets
  Immigration is usually accompanied by environmental and lifestyle changes. Over time, immigrants tend to adopt the dietary habits and food culture of their new country, leading to changes in their own cultural practices and traditional diets. What is so good about traditional diets? In the book “The Jungle Effect”,...
Excessive Menstrual Bleeding

Excessive Menstrual Bleeding

December 22, 2017 | Women's Health
Menorrhagia is the medical term used to describe prolonged or excessively heavy menstrual bleeding. Many women experience heavy bleeding, but it may not be severe enough to be classified as menorrhagia. Heavy menstrual bleeding can make it difficult to go about your usual daily activities because of the pain and...
Safe Treatments for Fungal & Other Infections in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Safe Treatments for Fungal & Other Infections in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

December 21, 2017 | Immune, Pregnancy
  While most infections are no more serious during pregnancy and breastfeeding, changes to the immune system during these times can increase a woman’s susceptibility. Common infections include upper respiratory tract infections, mastitis and fungal infections such as thrush. It’s often hard to decipher what nutrients are safe to consume...
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