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Can Evening primrose oil help?

Monday, 17 July 2017

Evening primrose oil has long been used for medicinal, culinary and cosmetic purposes, and is widely sought after for its rich source of the omega-6 fatty acid (FA) known as gamma-linolenic acid or GLA.

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Need cold & flu relief?

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

During the cooler months, its not uncommon for you or your family to succumb to mild upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs), including the common cold or flu. Many theories abound as to why colds and flu are more common in winter, ranging from crowding as more people are driven together indoors, right through to a vitamin D deficiency. Viral in nature, remedies for colds and flu are best taken at the onset of symptoms and can be bolstered by providing immune support.

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Strengthen your immune system for winter

Monday, 26 June 2017

Colds and flu are more prevalent in winter, so staying healthy during the winter months can be challenging. Sometimes it's difficult to avoid getting a cold or flu when you're surrounded by sick family and friends, or even just commuting to work on public transport, so strengthening your immune system can help you stay healthy this winter.

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Probiotics: maintaining balanced intestinal flora

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Increasing recognition surrounding the interaction between intestinal flora and your general wellbeing has the experts talking, and its no wonder when so many of todays heavily processed foods, medications and lifestyle habits directly impact the health and delicate balance of your intestinal flora. It was previously estimated that our gastrointestinal tract housed around 400 varieties of living intestinal flora. More recent studies estimate that to be around 3,500 varieties.

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Healthy brain function for children

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

A healthy brain is important for your childs mental and neurological development, cognitive function and their ability to learn. Two reasonably common childhood nutritional deficiencies that may adversely impact brain health include omega-3 fatty acids and iodine. Many children are missing out on omega-s, particularly if fish is not regularly featured in their diet, and the demise of iodine sanitisers in dairy products and a shift away from iodised salt has led to an increase in iodine deficiency. Supplementing with omega-3 fatty acids and iodine may be beneficial for the prevention of an omega-3 or iodine deficiency.

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Protect your eyes from damaging blue light

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Artificial light is prevalent in our society today. Electronic devices such as computers, tablets, phones, laptops and televisions, and fluorescent and LED lighting, all emit a spectrum of light known as blue light.

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Breastfeeding and breastmilk composition

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Breastfeeding is one of the most natural, convenient and cost effective ways to feed your new baby. The composition of breast milk, which cannot be replicated in an infant formula, contains all the essential nutrients and non-nutritional elements necessary for your baby's healthy growth and development, right from birth up until around the age of two.

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Activated B vitamins

Friday, 19 May 2017

Activated B vitamins, particularly activated folate (methylfolate) and activated vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin), are two of the hottest B vitamin ingredients right now on the Australian market. As B vitamins are water soluble, regular daily intake is required to support general health. So, what is the difference between activated B vitamins and other, non-activated B vitamins?

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Lutein and zeaxanthin: your natural sunglasses

Friday, 12 May 2017

Vision is a fundamental component of our special senses, considered our window to the world, and many of us don't think twice about our eye health until there is a problem. From a very early age, we often spend hours every day exposed to damaging blue light emitted from electronic devices such as computers, smart phones and TVs and as we age, its quite normal to become aware of visual changes. Whether youre young or old, its never too late to look after your eyes to help maintain healthy vision.

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Looking after your joints

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Joint pain can be debilitating and adversely affect the way you live your life on a daily basis. It's estimated that around 28% of the Australian population suffers from some form of arthritic or other musculoskeletal condition. Early management can help to delay the onset of mild arthritic conditions, allowing to you to stay more active and independent.

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