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Healthy Bowel Function

Healthy Bowel Function

August 13, 2017 | Digestion, Constipation, Diarrhoea
A well-functioning digestive system is considered vital to optimal health and wellbeing. It is responsible for the digestion, absorption and assimilation of nutrients from the foods we eat. Poor bowel health can lead to diminished health and contribute to other conditions such as acne, psoriasis, allergies, depression and metabolic syndrome....
Keratosis pilaris - those little white bumps on the skin

Keratosis pilaris - those little white bumps on the skin

August 12, 2017 | Skin Conditions, nutrition
Ever had those annoying white pimple like bumps appearing on your upper arms, legs or other parts of the body and wondered what they are? Often referred to as "chicken flesh" or "goose flesh" Keratosis pilaris (KP), also known as follicular keratosis, is caused by an over-production of...
Phantom smells

Phantom smells

August 11, 2017 | Depression, Immune
Phantosmia is the medical term for people who smell an imaginary odour. This means that the person will smell something that is not actually there. The condition can also be called phantom smell or olfactory hallucination. In phantosmia the smell is often unique and can sometimes be very unpleasant. If...
Nutritional Deficiencies after Weight Loss Surgery

Nutritional Deficiencies after Weight Loss Surgery

August 10, 2017 | Weight loss, Minerals, Vitamins
Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, is a procedure that aims at inducing weight loss and improving health in obese patients by changing the normal digestive process and restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold. Weight loss surgery is considered the most effective intervention for severe obesity, however has the potential for long-term vitamin and mineral deficiencies is .....
What is Bipolar Disorder and Can Natural Therapies Help?

What is Bipolar Disorder and Can Natural Therapies Help?

August 9, 2017 | Behaviour, Depression
Bipolar is a complex mental health disorder that is defined by dramatic or unusual mood episodes of highs, (mania or hypomania) and lows, (depression). The episodes of mania and depression can range from mild to extreme in their intensity and severity. Episodes can come on gradually...
New Understandings in Multiple Sclerosis

New Understandings in Multiple Sclerosis

August 8, 2017 | Immune
  Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable disease that causes a disruption to the flow of information within the brain, and from the brain to the body. No one knows what causes multiple sclerosis and managing symptoms and flare-ups is notoriously tricky. But there have recently been huge research breakthroughs...
Migraines

Migraines

August 7, 2017 | Pain
Migraines are more than just your ordinary headache.. Severe pain usually on one side of the head. a migraine is caused by a spasm of the blood vessels leading to the brain and is also associated with fluctuating hormone levels, stress, food allergy/intolerance and...
Gallbladder issues after weight loss surgery

Gallbladder issues after weight loss surgery

August 6, 2017 | Digestion, Diets, Liver
It is estimated that around 10% of Australians are obese and many of these people are opting for different forms of weight loss surgery. Aside from the risks of surgery, there are additional complications which include problems with the gallbladder, mainly gallstones. Gallstones are very common among obese people and...
The Importance of Monitoring Your Blood Sugar Levels

The Importance of Monitoring Your Blood Sugar Levels

August 5, 2017 | Diabetes
Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) is when you as the patient collect detailed information about your blood glucose levels at various time points during the day on a day-to-day basis.  As a diabetic, self-monitoring of blood glucose levels can provide short- and long-term health benefits. Regardless of the goal; whether it...
Evening Primrose Oil

Evening Primrose Oil

August 4, 2017 | Skin Conditions, Women's Health
Evening primrose oil is a polyunsaturated fatty acid obtained from the pretty Oenothera biennis (Evening Primrose) plant, a common wild flower from North America. Historically it was used by the Native Americans for food and as a medicine, the seeds being used for food and the whole plant...
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