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Anti-Inflammatory Eating

  The following information is courtesy of Dr Deanna Minich It is not merely a coincidence that the acronym for Advanced Glycation End-products spells out AGE. Research shows these molecules can cause oxidative stress and inflammation, two mechanisms implicated in the aging process. Inflammation and oxidative stress have also been associated with many chronic diseases plaguing society today, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.  AGEs, as you’ll see below, are implicated in these … Read more

Aspartame and brain damage

I shared the following article on my previous website in 2008 and, sadly, it seems that far too many people remain unaware of this information – particularly as it relates to mental health and neurological issues, both of which have increased in the past decade. Consuming a lot of aspartame may inhibit the ability of … Read more

Gut Health explained

Dr Mark Hyman explains the importance of a healthy gut, a diverse microbiome and reducing inflammation for optimal health.   Important note:  for my Australian readers, please consult your qualified naturopath for high grade Australian TGA-approved products and DO NOT order products on line as you have no control over quality.   Mark was not … Read more

Balancing hormones with good nutrition

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) PMS affects up to 80-90% of females of reproductive age and is characterised by luteal phase physical, mood and behavioural symptoms. PMS has a large impact on quality of life and daily activities. It is believed magnesium modulates hormonal levels, especially progesterone, to relieve symptoms of depression, irritability, tiredness, and anxiety.1 Dysmenorrhoea … Read more

Ultra Processed foods link to disease

Ultraprocessed foods have infiltrated the globe, bringing with them rapid increases in obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, and 13 of 15 major cancers Ultraprocessed foods contain a number of harmful ingredients and contaminants, including seeds oils rich in linoleic acid (LA), additives, artificial sweeteners, emulsifiers, colorants, bisphenols and phthalates Frozen foods have … Read more

Connecting the dots on female hormones

Understanding the glands that regulate your hormones The complex orchestration of hormones, affecting every cell of a woman’s body begins with the master regulator, the hypothalamus. In turn the pituitary, ovaries, adrenals and thyroid glands work in unison ensuring the delicate balance of hormones is maintained. This delicate balance can easily become overwhelmed without proper … Read more

Seeking mental clarity

What is meant by the ‘Gut-Brain Axis’? The connection between the gut and the brain, known as the Gut-Brain Axis, is a rapidly progressing field of research. Scientists are discovering more about how the gut and brain are connected. Every month, new data from universities and labs worldwide shows how important gut microbes are for human … Read more

Your body is an ecosystem

You may be familiar with terms like gut microbiome, gut flora, microbiota, gut bugs ….all these relate to the millions of microbes that inhabit our body, especially our digestive tract. What is a microbiome? An easy way to think about the microbiome is to first consider a “macrobiome.”  Picture a flourishing rainforest or thriving tundra … Read more

When is as important as what

Eating varied, fresh, whole, and preferably organic foods is the optimal way of ensuring you are giving your body the nutrients it needs to be healthy.  But did you know that when you eat is also important. I would like to share an informative article compiled by Dr Deanna Minich where she explains the relevance … Read more