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Can Raspberry leaf assist childbirth?

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Raspberry leaf has traditionally been used by women and midwives since ancient times as a 'partus preparator' to prepare the uterus for labour and childbirth, and is still very popular with women worldwide today when taken during the third trimester of pregnancy.

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How can I stop my annoying cough?

Friday, 11 August 2017

Although coughs can occur at any time of the year, winter is the peak season for coughs associated with viral or bacterial infections. While a cough helps to protect and clear your respiratory system from irritants and mucus congestion, it can be annoying, not only for you, but for your family and workmates too. An untreated cough will only slow down your recovery process and keep you awake at night, causing your body to become even more rundown.

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How can I support my thyroid?

Monday, 7 August 2017

Your thyroid gland is responsible for maintaining a healthy, balanced metabolic rate. The thyroid gland, situated at the base of the throat, is an important part of your endocrine or hormone system, responsible for the production and release of thyroid hormones including T4 (tetraiodothyronine, commonly known as thyroxine) and T3 (triiodothyronine).

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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

Monday, 26 June 2017

Colds and flu can strike at any time. 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.

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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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