What is the Immune System?

There are different branches of our immune system.  About 70% of our immune system and their related cells are located within our digestive system, lining the mucosa of our gastro intestinal (GI) tract.The health of our digestive system plays a vital role in providing a healthy immune system.   It relies heavily on an adequate… View Article

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How To Support Your Immune System With Nutrition

  How to keep our immune system as robust as possible and build our family’s resilience. Maintaining a nutritionally dense diet has to be our number one priority, followed closely by managing our stress levels, getting good quality sleep, staying active and getting plenty of laughter.  All these aspect of our lives are fundamental to… View Article

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How does stress, anxiety & low self-esteem affect us physically?

Hormones are chemical messages from our brain to tell the rest of our body what to do next.  They work automatically, without us having to think about it, but the way we think affects how our hormones behave. Cortisol is often referred to as our ‘stress hormone’ and we have cortisol receptors in virtually every… View Article

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What is MCT oil?

  I am often asked what I think about MCT oil.  ‘Is it healthy?’, ‘Would I recommend it?’ and ‘How much should I put in my coffee?’ There are numerous health claims ranging from weight management to improved brain function.  So here are some of your questions answered. First a quick basic chemistry lesson…. The… View Article

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What is detoxification?

  What is detoxification? A process where our body transforms toxins to a less harmful substance, for example, into a water soluble state. We are constantly exposed to thousands of chemicals every day and our bodies are working continuously to eliminate unwanted materials and toxins.  While we could all work to reduce our daily toxin… View Article

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Is salt really bad for our blood pressure?

All salt originates from the sea and has a mineral profile similar to that of our blood. In nature sea salt contains an abundance of minerals, the same proportion as found in our blood and these minerals help form vitamins, enzymes and proteins. ‘Salt is born of the purest parents; the sun and the sea’ Pythagoras… View Article

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What exactly are vitamins?

  Vitamins are organic compounds, found in nutrients in our food, needed for the proper functioning of our bodies and to fight disease.  Originally called vitamines from vita, meaning life and amine, meaning containing nitrogen, the term was changed later to ‘vitamin’ because not all those substances contained nitrogen. Some cannot be made by our… View Article

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THE TRUTH ABOUT HEARTBURN AND GERD

THE TRUTH ABOUT HEARTBURN AND GERD Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD is when stomach acid and fluids rise into the oesophagus causing irritation and inflammation.  This problem is often associated with the abnormal relaxation of the lower oesophageal sphincter (LES), which is the muscle at the top of the stomach.  When this sphincter is relaxes… View Article

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About Colloidal Silver

COLLOIDAL SILVER SOOTHES  ☞ PROTECTS  ☞ PURIFIES It has been used to help alleviate various health conditions such as, sinus infections and sore throats, pink eye, gram positive and gram negative bacteria, eczema, herpes, ear infections and acne to name a few, and may also be beneficial for animals.  Other uses are for water purification,… View Article

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Our microbiome:  We are what they eat!

Our microbiome:  We are what they eat!  Everyone’s talking about the microbiome, it’s a real buzz word at the moment here are some facts. Our gut is at the foundation of our health. 2000 years ago Hippocrates said, ‘all disease begins in the gut’ and this is at the core of many healing protocols used… View Article

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How much water do you drink?

How much water should I drink?   As a Naturopath I am often told, ‘I don’t like water’ or ‘I’ll be visiting the loo all day’ and ‘I forget to drink water’.  Optimal water intake varies from person to person, depending on activity level, diet, environmental exposure, and lifestyle but guidelines suggest anywhere between 6… View Article

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