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For many of us, a good night’s sleep may seem unattainable. We are desperate to sleep but as soon as our head hits the pillow, we toss and turn and are more awake than ever. Even if we do manage to drop off, we cannot stay asleep for long.
There are many reasons for disturbed or poor-quality sleep. Stress is the number one reason, and health issues are also high on the list.
Being fit and healthy before travelling may reduce your chances of falling victim to a nasty travel bug, but it is never foolproof, and nothing spoils a holiday more than getting sick!
So, pack some natural remedies ‘just in case’ and follow our tips to overcoming the most common travel ills.
Inflammation is simply your body’s reaction to an infection, irritation or injury. It is usually a helpful responseand shows that your body’s defences are working correctly. Sometimes, however, the body can learn to over rely on this, responding for longer than necessary or when there is no substance to fight off. An improper inflammatory response can lead to numerous health problems because it is non-specific and somewhat unpredictable.
Iodine is required for the production of the thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and tri-iodothyronine (T3), which are best known for their role in metabolism (they control the rate at which calories are burned), and also regulate many other bodily processes.
But most importantly, the thyroid hormones (and consequently iodine) are vital for healthy growth, development and reproduction.
PH is basically a measure of how acid or alkaline a substance is. All organic matter, including the human body has a pH level. The pH scale covers a range from zero to 14, where seven is neutral, less than seven is acidic, and above seven is alkaline. The ideal blood pH is 7.4, very slightly on the alkaline side of neutral. Healthy metabolic processes require an alkaline environment.
Are you felling exhausted? Is your concentration shot, are you becoming increasingly irritable and catching colds easily? However, you keep going because that’s what you’ve always done and you feel you have to. For those who frequently run themselves ragged before they crash and burn, rest assured there is a way to break this vicious cycle!
Coronary heart disease was the leading cause of death in Australia in 2018. These frightening facts are sending out a clear message – look after your heart today, not tomorrow!
An estimated 1.2 million Australian adults had 1 or more conditions related to heart disease, based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2017-2018 National Health Survey.
Eighty percent of CHD can be prevented by good lifestyle choices.
Nearly every Complementary medicine brand has a turmeric product in their range, and for good reason! It is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory which can significantly improve joint pain.
However, not all Turmeric products are created equal….
Iodine is an essential micronutrient that is primarily derived from the ocean and soil. Its most important known function is as a component of thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones are produced by the thyroid gland (located at the base of the neck) and play a vital role in the regulation of metabolic processes such as growth and energy expenditure.