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Understanding blood tests for Iron (iron studies)

Understanding blood tests for Iron (iron studies)

April 24, 2021 | General
Any blood test ordered by a healthcare professional is used to help evaluate a patient’s health status. A blood test for iron may also be referred as an iron panel, iron profile, iron status, iron indices or Fe studies. This test is performed to evaluate the current store of iron in the body and is commonly ordered when investigating the cause of certain health symptoms or if anaemia or iron overload is suspected.
Magnesium – the go-to for hormonal health

Magnesium – the go-to for hormonal health

April 14, 2021 | Women's Health, Minerals
Hormonal health, and symptoms affecting the hormonal system, can be distressing for many females. Symptoms such as anxiety, depression, irritability, cramping and sugar cravings may be helped by ensuring adequate magnesium is available in the body. This can be achieved through diet, by including certain foods and reducing others, or repleting with a good quality magnesium supplement.
Nutrients and Herbs for Emphysema

Nutrients and Herbs for Emphysema

March 31, 2021 | Asthma, Respiratory
With emphysema any damage to the lungs is generally permanent and disease is progressive. Treatment goals are aimed at slowing disease progression, to help reduce inflammation and mucous production - to aid breathing, to support immunity and general health.
Improving iron absorption

Improving iron absorption

March 24, 2021 | Pregnancy, Nutrition
Absorption is the way iron levels are managed in the body, whereas iron excretion is an unregulated process and occurs through loss in sweat, menstruation, exfoliation of hair and skin cells, and from the rapid turnover and excretion of enterocytes
DHA - for healthy brain, heart and eyes

DHA - for healthy brain, heart and eyes

March 17, 2021 | Heart, General, Infant and Children, Pregnancy
DHA is found throughout the body and is especially high in the brain, eyes and heart where it plays an important role in their healthy function.
Improving libido for women

Improving libido for women

March 10, 2021 | Women's Health, Menopause
A reduced response of desire and arousal may be due to number of physiological and psychological explanations. The menstrual cycle, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, stress, fatigue, depression, illnesses and physical changes in the body cause libido to fluctuate. There are many natural and herbal medicines and nutritional supplements available which may improve the physiological symptoms associated with low libido of women.
The importance of a healthy diet

The importance of a healthy diet

March 3, 2021 | Men's Health, Women's Health, Diets
A nutritious diet is important for all people of all ages for growth and development and to maintain healthy body functions. Nutrition is influenced by such things as disease, disorders and medication. Focusing on obtaining the best nutrition can help make a positive health impact.
Common reasons for fatigue

Common reasons for fatigue

February 24, 2021 | Sleep Disorders, Diets, fatigue, Nutrition
  Fatigue can affect anyone at any time and in most cases can be easily explained by preceding events, such as busy time at home or work or a sudden burst of physical activity. However, in some instances the reason for fatigue may be unclear. The following article looks at...
Protein for athletes and physically active people

Protein for athletes and physically active people

February 17, 2021 | Immune, exercise, Nutrition
Protein is the major structural and functional constituent of the human body. It is composed of amino acids which serve mainly as “building blocks” for protein. Amino acids also work independently in the making of other important molecules such as hormones and neurotransmitters. Amino acids are considered essential in...
The benefits of a positive attitude

The benefits of a positive attitude

February 11, 2021 | Depression, General
For some people life situations can mean desolation but what research has found is that a positive outlook improves your capacity to deal with stressful situations, increases longevity, immunity, cardiovascular health and general well-being. Being able to think positively or having a positive attitude is an effective way to manage stress and offers many health...
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