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HEART ATTACK - Signs To Be Aware Of

HEART ATTACK - Signs To Be Aware Of

February 14, 2018 | Heart
  John, a 52-year-old male, was riding his horse on the weekend when he suddenly collapsed and fell off his horse due to a heart attack. Passers-by performed CPR until the paramedics arrived. The paramedics continued CPR before rushing John to hospital. John was lucky to have survived. At the...
Constipation in Children

Constipation in Children

February 13, 2018 | Digestion, Infant and Children
Constipation is a common problem in children. It is defined as infrequent bowel movements or poo that is hard to pass. Constipation can cause irritability, bloating, stomach cramps and withholding behaviours. Treatment usually involves improving the diet, encouraging healthy bowel habits and adding gentle supplements into the mix if necessary....
Plants in the garden to be cautious of

Plants in the garden to be cautious of

February 12, 2018 | Allergy, General
Australia is known as the lucky country – but to be honest sometimes you may wonder how we all survive in this wonderful country. What with the dangerous snakes, killer jelly fish, deadly spiders, giant birds and drop bears (only kidding about that one). So now I am going to...
Spice Up Your Life

Spice Up Your Life

February 11, 2018 | Digestion, Pain, Inflammation, Joint disorders
A spice is a bark, root, fruit or seed that is primarily used for adding flavour to meals. They reduce the need for artificial flavours, salt, sugar and fat and can be used as a natural preservative. Many spices have medicinal properties by supporting the immune system, decreasing free radical...
Deciphering Food Labels

Deciphering Food Labels

February 10, 2018 | Diets, Nutrition
Trying to find healthy foods in the supermarket can be difficult due to misleading claims and confusing labelling—not to mention the overwhelming number of choices available. Many pre-packaged foods have a strange list of ingredients that require a science degree to understand. Some state that they are low-fat with a...
Caprylic Acid

Caprylic Acid

February 9, 2018 | Digestion, Heart, Skin Conditions
Caprylic acid is a medium-chain fatty acid found in coconut oil. It contains potent antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties. This makes caprylic acid helpful in treating yeast infections, digestive disorders, skin conditions, urinary tract infections and oral infections. It also has the ability to lower the risk of antibiotic resistance....
PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy)

PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy)

February 8, 2018 | Pain, Joint disorders
Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy is a safe, drug free alternative that has been found to offer therapeutic benefits for joint and cartilage related pathologies. This therapy may help: Stiffness in Joints Painful joints Lower back pain Sprains and strains Increase physical function Chronic pain Wound healing Electromagnetic...
GAPS Diet

GAPS Diet

February 7, 2018 | Behaviour, Mental Health, Diets
  Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAP Syndrome or GAPS) is a condition, which establishes a connection between the functions of the digestive system, our microbiota and the brain. The diet includes foods high in nutrients and eliminates those which are difficult for the body to digest. The aim is to...
Mammograms

Mammograms

February 6, 2018 | Women's Health
Approximately 1 in 8 women in NSW will develop breast cancer –this is why routine mammograms are important for early detection. A mammogram is an x-ray of breast tissue which can detect changes which are not felt during a physical examination. In this article we will discuss the importance of...
Krill Oil

Krill Oil

February 5, 2018 | Heart, Inflammation, Joint disorders
  Krill oil is a small shrimp-like crustacean which inhabits deep Antarctic waters. It is a rich source of omega-3, phospholipids and a unique antioxidant called astaxanthin which is responsible for the oils red pigment. Research has found that krill oil is effective in reducing cholesterol, inflammation and arthritis symptoms....
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