April 6, 2017
Australian researchers say they have the first proof that soluble fibre can benefit people with asthma by producing a healthy gut.
A University of Newcastle study has shown fibre supplements positively altered the gut microbiota - a community of good and bad bacteria living in the bowel - and in turn reduced airway inflammation in asthmatics.
The research, presented at the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) Annual Scientific Meeting in Canberra, adds to a growing body of evidence that shows what you put in your mouth not only affects your waistline and heart but your lungs too.
March 30, 2017
Zinc is an indispensable trace mineral playing an essential role in each and every cell.
In humans, zinc enzymes outnumber all other trace mineral-dependent enzymes combined, with over 300 zinc related mechanisms involved in normal body functioning.
Is it any wonder then that zinc is paramount in a myriad of biological processes?
June 6, 2016
When penicillin and other antimicrobials became widely available after World War II, it was not long before their pathogenic targets began developing resistance to the drugs that were meant to quash them.
Drugs such as streptomycin, chloramphenicol, tetracycline and sulfonamide have lost much of their original potency, leaving us in a battle against the rise of the multi-drug- resistant “superbugs”.
Supplements which support normal gut immune function reduce pathogenic invasion without the problem of resistance, and can safely be used alongside antimicrobial therapy, or as stand-alone treatment where drug therapy fails or compromises your health.
July 7, 2015
Everybody knows somebody who has had their gall bladder removed. That’s how common it is! Have you ever wondered what exactly the gall bladder is and why it is so frequently removed without any significant concern?
Often without questioning the consequences people are going under the knife at the advice of medical doctors. The gall bladder is a digestive organ with a purpose and without it there is a whole job not being done.
Natural therapies seek to firstly prevent gall stone attack occurring, but also provides some sound advice about what to expect and how to manage after gall bladder removal.
May 15, 2015
Fibromyalgia is a complex neurophysiological syndrome.
It encompasses a vast range of symptoms, including extreme fatigue, pain, sleep disturbances and cognitive impairment, many of which overlap and may be confused with other conditions such as rheumatic diseases, multiple sclerosis (MS), depression and hypochondriasis.
Nutritional therapy for fibromyalgia can be helpful in counteracting stress, ridding the body of toxins, and restoring nutrients which have been malabsorbed or robbed from the body. Find out more…
April 28, 2015
An editorial published 22 April 2015 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, noted that no matter how much exercise an individual does, it cannot work off the ill effects of a long term unhealthy diet.
“Let us bust the myth of physical inactivity and obesity,” the authors write. “You cannot outrun a bad diet.”
Healthy choices must become the easy choices. By ignoring the insidious marketing of the junk food industry, we can reclaim our health and wellbeing.
April 22, 2015
Effective from June 2015 Kellogg’s has revealed that it is voluntarily adapting the Health Star ratings on all its cereals both in Australia and New Zealand.
More than 70 per cent of Kellogg’s cereals, or 26 products in the range, have a rating of between 4 and 5 health stars, with their cereals ranging from 1.5 to 5 stars.
The food industry has a long way to go however with food giants including McCain, Mars, PepsiCo, Mondelez, George Weston and Goodman Fielder yet to implement the health star scheme.
February 25, 2015
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.
November 11, 2014
People exercise for a variety of reasons including maintaining physical fitness, promoting a healthy body composition, maintaining or improving bone density, improving muscle strength and joint mobility and promoting emotional well being.
Whatever the reason for exercise, the body needs the right nutrition and recovery strategies in place to sustain performance and facilitate recovery.
Pre-workout supplements continue to become increasingly popular among recreational and professional athletes. Both aerobic and anaerobic athletes use pre-workout supplementation because of their potential erg-ogenic effects and ability to increase performance.
February 6, 2014
With the rise of ‘fat shaming,’ ‘fat pride’ and ‘fitspiration’ on social media it can be confusing to tackle or even talk about the current obesity epidemic without offending someone.
At the same time should we be avoiding having necessary life saving interventions with overweight people because it is a sensitive subject?
With over 60% of Australians now overweight or obese, it is clear that our current anti-obesity measures are failing us as a nation.
Obesity is a serious health issue, and we don’t do anyone any favours by pretending otherwise.