Detoxing – why and how?

Natural Detox Information

Why do we need to detox?

With claims of detox smoothies, detox tea’s and the rise of detox supplements, a lot of people ask why do we need to detox anyway?

Our bodies are continually loaded with toxins By removing or reducing the ‘toxic load’ and detoxing helps you to lose weight, feel energised, clears the skin and has you feeling healthier.…

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Nail markers – what do they mean?

Ever looked at a chipped, brittle, or black-lined nail and wondered why it looks that way? Well, it turns out that nail health is closely associated with how well your body is functioning in other areas.

For the general population, nail health is most often an indicator of poor nutritional intake or poor digestion. Brittle, weak, and peeling nails are the most common concerns I see in the clinic and these symptoms are more often the result of a poor diet than of systemic disease.…

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Good news for number two’s!

There are few things more relieving then knowing your bowels are in good nick (because let’s be honest, they do a pretty good job of telling us when they’re not).

Checking in with five experts… do we need to poo each day?

All experts agreed there’s nothing to worry about if you don’t go every day see below.…

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Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

What is generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)?

People naturally feel anxious and worried from time to time, especially when faced with stressful situations like taking an exam, speaking in public or going for a job interview. This sort of anxiety can make you feel alert and focused, helping you get things done faster or perform at your best.…

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How does being overweight affect my fertility?

The proportion of Australians who are overweight or obese is at an all-time high. We know excess weight is linked to many adverse health consequences. There is now growing understanding that it also affects fertility.

Being overweight affects female fertility

A fine hormonal balance regulates the menstrual cycle. Overweight and obese women have higher levels of a hormone called leptin, which is produced in fatty tissue.…

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Informed consent: women need to know about the link between the pill and depression

The introduction of the contraceptive pill in the 1960s was a major milestone for female empowerment. It allowed women to separate sex from procreation, and to increase their participation in work outside the home.

Now, more than 100 million women worldwide use the oral contraceptive pill to prevent pregnancy or control their menstruation.

But the pill and other hormone contraceptives are not without side effects.…

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Vitamin D3 may increase bacterial richness in the upper gastrointestinal tract and reduce opportunistic pathogens, says a new study from Austria.

Vitamin D3 may increase bacterial richness in the upper gastrointestinal tract and reduce opportunistic pathogens, says a new study from Austria.

Scientists from the Medical University of Graz report that high daily doses of vitamin D3 for five weeks led to significant reductions in bacteria such as Pseudomonas spp.…

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Health Check: does caffeine cause dehydration?

For a long time people have been told that caffeine is a diuretic. For some, this translates into advice to avoid or remove caffeinated beverages from the diet of people at risk of dehydration, or during periods of extreme summer heat.

While possibly well meaning, this advice is wrong.

By definition, a diuretic is a product that increases the body’s production of urine.…

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The great debate – Pros and cons of dairy

Got milk?

One of the most common questions I get, what do you think of dairy? Is it healthy? Do I need it for strong bones? Do you drink milk….

Do I drink milk?

No, I don’t drink milk, I think it should be reserved for growing calves. Here is what I’ve found and I am sure if we keep digging there will be pros and cons for any argument, but what I ask is you to read the China Study.…

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