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How to be heart smart.

How to be heart smart.

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.

December 10, 2019
Goodbye gout

Goodbye gout

Gout is a type of arthritis that is characterised by sudden and painful bouts of redness, tenderness and swelling around the joints. More common in men than women, it tends to affect the joints in the big toe but can also affect other parts of the foot as well as knees, wrists, fingers and elbows. The first bout of gout usually lasts a week or two and, although the pain and swelling usually subside, another attack often follows.
December 03, 2019
Are all Turmeric products created equal?

Are all Turmeric products created equal?

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….

November 27, 2019
Why is Iodine so important?

Why is Iodine so important?

 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.

November 19, 2019
Curb those sugar cravings!

Curb those sugar cravings!

Do you need a caffeine shot to kick start your day? Do your energy levels drop by mid-afternoon? If you answered yes, then you’re not alone! Remarkably a few simple changes can turn this around.

November 12, 2019
Choosing the best herbal preparation.

Choosing the best herbal preparation.

When it comes to herbs, how do you know which preparation is best for you? Let us explore the various types of herbal preparations to help you decide on the right choice for you.
November 05, 2019
A good night’s sleep- why it is so essential?

A good night’s sleep- why it is so essential?

Sleep is an essential part of life and vital for a normal, healthy functioning body. We are naturally programmed for quality sleep so that our bodies and minds can rejuvenate and recharge, allowing important processes to take place.
October 29, 2019
Healthy Bowel Habits

Healthy Bowel Habits

Although they’re not a topic for polite conversation, bowel problems are surprisingly common, and affect most of us at some stage of life.  Here’s a handy guide to help you maintain healthy bowel habits.

October 24, 2019
Beat Period Pain

Beat Period Pain

One in five women who suffer period pain (also known as dysmenorrhoea, menstrual pain or menstrual cramps) say the pain is severe enough to interfere with their ability to function normally one to three days every month. No wonder menstrual cramps are the leading cause of absenteeism in women under the age of 30.

October 15, 2019
Natural Support for Breastfeeding

Natural Support for Breastfeeding

Many mothers find the prospect of breastfeeding daunting, particularly these days when it is assumed that breast is best. If you don’t produce enough milk, rather than admitting defeat and feeling guilty bottle-feeding your baby, there may be a simple, natural solution.
October 08, 2019
How do Adaptogens work?

How do Adaptogens work?

Adaptogens are a unique group of herbal ingredients used to improve the health of your adrenal system, the system that’s in charge of managing your body’s hormonal response to stress.
October 01, 2019
Why are greens so important for your health?

Why are greens so important for your health?

We all know that if a food is green, then usually it is healthy right? But what is it that makes these foods so good for us, and how can you add more of them into your diet?
September 24, 2019
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