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Stool Analysis – Providing a Spotlight on Gastrointestinal Health

December 1, 2015

While it may be uncomfortable for many of us to discuss, stool analysis has become a very important tool to determine a wide range of gastro intestinal conditions.

Stool Analysis provides an overview of the components of digestion, absorption, intestinal function and microbial flora as well as pathogenic bacteria, parasites and yeasts.

By indicating a poor digestive function and imbalanced gut flora a number of health conditions can be better understood and more tailored treatment protocols can be implemented.

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Spice Up Your Life – How to Add Herbs to Your Diet

August 6, 2015

Love a bit of spice in your life?

A recent study confirms that eating spicy food particularly fresh chilli, regularly positively influences our long term health and wellbeing.

Published on the 4th August 2015 in the British Medical Journal, the study looked at 199,293 Chinese men and 288,082 Chinese women aged 30 to 79 years in 10 different geographical areas.

Addressing disease states involving the cardiovascular system, metabolic system and gastrointestinal system, near daily intake of fresh chilli was shown to reduce both morbidity and mortality by 14%.

 

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Key Nutrients for Hypertension

July 28, 2015

There are a surprising number of key nutrients that have been shown to be very useful when supporting hypertensive and cardiovascular patients.

Ranging from magnesium, omega 3 fish oils and CoQ10 to pomegranate juice and sesame some of these nutrients may be well known, others may surprise you!

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Birth Weight a Factor in Childhood Cancer

July 15, 2015

An important piece of the puzzle in how to possibly prevent or reduce childhood cancers has recently come to light.

A study released July 2015 in the journal Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology announced that the occurrence of childhood cancer rises as birthweight increases.

This finding, in conjunction with other genetic and environmental factors will advance more accurate treatment protocols and advice when addressing these insidious and devastating childhood diseases.

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Fasting – Revisiting an Old Idea

July 7, 2015

Fasting.

It’s a contentious topic that has its supporters on both side of the fence. However fasting, in its various modes has a plethora of clinical studies to back up its introduction in reducing the signs and symptoms of a variety of conditions.

With demonstrated improvements in brain activity, cardiovascular system, mood, chronic pain conditions and gut health, sensible and supervised fasting can not be ruled out as a valid treatment adjunct in a number of conditions.

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HIIT Improves Body Shape of the Obese

June 17, 2015

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) involves repeated bouts of high intensity effort followed by varied recovery times.

HIIT has been shown by extensive research to be highly effective in improving body composition particularly for the obese.

When combined with fish oil, green tea and the Mediterranean diet, the results are extremely encouraging in improving a range of health conditions .

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Kill the Sugar and Reduce Type 2 Diabetes

May 12, 2015

Do you want to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 14-25%?.

Some simple alterations in our daily routine could make a lot of difference.

By replacing a serving of soft drinks with a serving of water or unsweetened tea or coffee, the risk of developing diabetes is reduced by 14%.

Replacing a serving of sweetened milk beverage with water or unsweetened tea or coffee cuts the risk of developing diabetes by between 20 to 25%.

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Intermittent Fasting – The 5:2 Diet

December 3, 2014

First established in August 2012 by Doctor Michael Mosley, the 5:2 diet is a diet where people eat normally for five days of the week and restrict their calories for two non-consecutive days.

According to Dr Mosley the diet works because it is “simple, logical and not too challenging”. The 5:2 diets mimics in a similar way to the feast and famine lifestyle of cavemen as it restricts calories and gives the body a chance to repair itself.

With many health benefits including management of cholesterol, type II diabetes and lowering of blood pressure, the 5:2 diet provides a long term option for people from all walks of life.

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