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What is the Appendix?

What is the Appendix?

March 31, 2018 | Digestion, Immune
Once thought to be a useless organ or evolutionary throw-back, the appendix is now gaining attention as a critical piece of the immune system. The appendix is a finger-shaped sac at the beginning of the large intestine that is mostly made of lymphatic tissue. It is located in the lower...
Resveratrol - Health benefits of berries, red wine and chocolate

Resveratrol - Health benefits of berries, red wine and chocolate

March 30, 2018 | General
Resveratrol has been hailed as one of the most exciting nutraceuticals—receiving plenty of research attention because of its pharmacological benefits.  Found in red wine, dark coloured berries, peanuts and even real dark chocolate—resveratrol is a polyphenol which helps to slow down the ageing process and protect against numerous chronic diseases....
Boosting Androgen Receptors

Boosting Androgen Receptors

March 29, 2018 | Men's Health, Women's Health
Fatigue, low libido, hair loss, weight gain? - You may need to boost your androgen receptors.Testosterone is known as an anabolic hormone, and it's not just for men. This potent hormone is found in varying amounts in all bodies, and it regulates key anabolic (growth) functions:   Regulating reproductive functions Boosting resting metabolic rate Promoting muscle mass and strength Increasing bone...
Pregnancy Care

Pregnancy Care

March 28, 2018 | Pregnancy
A healthy diet before and during pregnancy is not only crucial for the optimal development of the baby, as well as the health of the mother, but can also influence and “program” the baby’s future health and increase risk of chronic adult diseases. One example is what is known as...
Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine

March 27, 2018 | Immune
Originating in ancient China, Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM for short, is a unique medical system used to diagnose, treat and prevent illness. The concepts vary significantly from the typical Western notions of disease and the workings of the body. In TCM, treatment aims to restore energy or Qi (pronounced...
Stress busters

Stress busters

March 26, 2018 | Stress
In psychology, stress is defined as a feeling of strain and pressure. It is an expected human response to challenging or dangerous situations and is beneficial in small doses. However, if high levels of stress persist this can lead to other mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. Stress is...
Saccharomyces Boulardii - Probiotic for digestive health

Saccharomyces Boulardii - Probiotic for digestive health

March 25, 2018 | Digestion, Diarrhoea
You’ve probably heard of the term ‘probiotic’—which refers to live bacteria in the gut that assists in healthy digestive function. While technically a healthy strain of yeast, Saccharomyces boulardii is classified as a probiotic which is helpful in reducing diarrhoea, restoring gut health after a course of antibiotics and crowding...
Malaria

Malaria

March 24, 2018 | Immune
Malaria is an infection spread through the bite of certain mosquitos that carry parasites. Symptoms include fever, chills, vomiting, headache and pain in muscles and joints. In some people Malaria can be a serious and life-threatening infection—especially in the elderly, infants and those with a weakened immune system. The incidence...
Meningitis

Meningitis

March 23, 2018 | Inflammation
  High fever, pounding headache and neck stiffness? It could be a medical emergency. Meningitis is inflammation of the tissues that line the spinal column and brain. When there is an infection of the meninges, complications can cause permanent disability and even death. Seek medical attention IMMEDIATELY if you suspect...
Healthy School Lunch Ideas

Healthy School Lunch Ideas

March 22, 2018 | Infant and Children, Teenages
If your child is eating a jam sandwich for lunch for the 5th day in a row—here are some nutritious lunchbox ideas to add a bit of variety. Most suggestions are quick and easy to make, with some even being freezer friendly so that you can prepare meals ahead of...
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