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Energy and Nutrition

Questioning Your Thyroid

October 21, 2015

Do you think you may have an under active thyroid?

Or perhaps you suspect an over active thyroid?

This questionnaire may go some way in shedding light on whether further investigation is required.

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FODMAPs 101: A Detailed Guide to Low-FODMAP Diet

September 8, 2015

Sue Shepherd developed a form of fructose malabsorption diet. Subsequently a team at Monash University, led by Professor Peter Gibson and including Dr Shepherd and others, developed the low FODMAP diet.

FODMAPs is an acronym for: Fermentable, Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols.

Should a person determine that they are sensitive to any of the above FODMAP, a low FODMAP diet is recommended.

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Alternate Nostril Breathing – Just Breathe!

July 29, 2015

Are you having trouble winding down?

Do you have ‘monkey mind’ making sleep near impossible.

A technique known as alternate nostril breathing (pranayama) is a yogic breathing relaxation technique that can be used by almost anyone irrespective of age, gender or even time availability.

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Diet Over Genes for Bowel Cancer Risk

May 13, 2015

In an insightful study researchers from the University of Pittsburgh asked 20 African Americans to do a diet switch with 20 rural Africans for two weeks.

The speed in which the body responded to the change in diet was frightening – especially regarding biomarkers for bowel cancer – for both of the research groups.

The results from this study suggest high-fibre diets could have a dramatic, positive effect on reducing colon cancer among populations most at risk.

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Free Initial Consult – At Your Place or Ours

February 25, 2015

At Emed we like to stay at the forefront of the Natural Health industry.

We believe that no matter where you are located in Australia or around the world, you deserve access the best Natural Health Practitioners, genetic/pathology testing and products available.

Therefore we are introducing a Free Initial Consultation for new and existing members.

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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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Low Carbohydrate Diet: Fat or Fiction?

November 18, 2014

On November 13th 2014, the ABC program Catalyst explored the science behind the Low Carb Diet – what are the health benefits and are there any risks? Is it suitable for everyone?

The low carbohydrate  diet is rich in quality fats, fibrous fruits, vegetables and meats.

For those individuals who have a hard time metabolising carbohydrates such as those with insulin resistance, Type II diabetes, PCOS, are obese or even for endurance athletes the low carbohydrate diet could provide a proven method of controlling blood glucose and act as as a fuel source.

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