Last winter I wrote about the therapeutic benefits of using a salt pipe. We received such amazing feedback from this article and from customers using salt pipes
I thought it important to again remind our readers of the amazing benefits of salt pipes. By regularly using a salt pipe, many have found they can breathe more easily and find it is helpful for the treatment and prevention of asthma, hay fever and allergies. We have received feedback from many customers reporting th
Yes, I know it is sometimes hard to believe, after suffering such a debilitating flu as many people have suffered in the past couple of months, that you will ever regain normal health.
Of course, after suffering such terrible illness, it seems to take forever to recover. Then to make things worse, often the flu or virus returns with a vengeance and once again you struggle to regain your energy levels and general feeling of well-being.
So, what can be done to hasten yo
I have written often about the importance of gut health. A part of good gut health is a healthy bowel and intestines. Problems with constipation and bowel elimination are extremely common. This can often be because of poor eating habits however it can also be caused by food intolerances, an overgrowth of bad bacteria in the bowel, stress and sometimes dehydration.
Constipation causes discomfort, such as bloating and cramping, however more importantly we need to be mindful
In 2012 the Australian Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA) conducted a review of children’s cough and cold medicines. They advised that children under 6 years of age, should not be given over-the-counter pharmaceutical cough and cold medicine and children aged between 6 to 11 years only be given such medicines on the advice of a pharmacist, doctor or nurse practitioner. Because of these concerns, I thought it appropriate this week to write about herbs which we feel are a
There has been much written about green lipped mussel, as a treatment for arthritis and joint pain. Interestingly, when I first joined the natural healthcare industry 26 years ago, green lipped mussel was one of the few supplements available for treatment of arthritis and joint pain. Over the years, other products have come onto the market, with this product being almost forgotten however we still have customers who find green lipped mussel is the only supplement which help
At this time of the year we are often asked our advice on the best supplements to prevent and treat colds, flu and viruses. Of course, there are many products on the market and sometimes it can be confusing to understand which supplements are best used as a preventative, which supplements should be taken when you are in the throes of the cold or flu and which supplements are beneficial to help recovery. To get the best results I believe it’s best to have a combination of her
Zinc is an important chemical when it comes to our health and Zinc deficiency can be caused by an inadequate intake or poor absorption of Zinc by our gut. If you suffer from a poor digestive system or take certain pharmaceutical drugs you may not be absorbing Zinc. Chronic stress and adrenal fatigue may also contribute to Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc deficiency.
If you suffer from alopecia (hair loss), dermatitis, dry rough skin, delayed wound healing, poor ulcer healing, p
Last week I wrote of the benefits of supplementing selenium with a prostate formula when treating, or as a preventative to prostate problems. As a follow on, this week I will elaborate on why it is important to supplement with selenium, for our general wellbeing not just for prostate health. Selenium is known to be essential for our health as it activates the anti-oxidant enzyme glutathione peroxidase, which is present in our body cells. This enzyme actually prevents the ge
The Beagle welcomes Bev Dunne of Go Vita Batemans Bay and Nourish on North.
Bev's nutrition column has been enjoyed across the Eurobodalla for many years. Now freely available by mailout subscription it is a pleasure to also be able to bring the weekly column to Beagle readers and to introduce Bev's passion for nutrition to a wider audience. Did you know, one in four men over 55 will suffer from some sort of prostate disease, usually prostatitis, benign prostatic hyperplasi
It’s interesting how we have seen so many super foods come out of South America over the past decade.
Most of these foods have been around for centuries however have only become known to rest of the world in recent times. One of these super foods is Maca powder which was an energising and revitalising super food of the Incas, being grown in the Andes in Peru. Customers have found Maca helpful for – Menopausal Symptoms Osteoporosis Low Libido Adrenal Fatigue Increasing Ene
Recently I wrote about the benefits of turmeric in relation to pain and inflammation. Generally, when we think of pain and inflammation we think of arthritis however our bodies suffer from inflammation for many reasons. It is believed inflammation plays a quite significant role in causing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). IBS is a digestive disorder, the symptoms of which can be abdominal tenderness and pain, bloating and wind and often alternating constipation and diarrhea.
I have written previously about the anti-inflammatory properties of Turmeric, especially when it comes to treatment of pain and inflammation as well as inflammatory bowel disease. I have also written recently about the benefits of probiotics as well as fermented foods when it comes to gut health and other health conditions. The great news is, we now stock a newly released product which contains bio-fermented Turmeric, Ginger and Black Pepper as well as 7 strains of probiotics
Fermenting for your Health Workshop
with Naturopath Katie Urbanik Although fermented foods have been around for a long time, they are very much on the health radar these days particularly when it comes to gut health and general wellbeing. We’re frequently asked about the benefits of fermented foods and how best to ferment foods. There are many and varied ways of fermenting foods.
To assist our customers in learning these techniques we’re holding two Fermentation Workshops
As a follow on from our Kale Brock seminar and our series of articles on gut health, I thought it appropriate this week to write a little more about probiotics. We all know probiotics are the good bacteria we need for good gut health. Interestingly our body contains more than 500 probiotic strains. Researchers are now finding however certain individual strains can be more relevant to specific health conditions.
We now know gut health can be a contributor to stress, anxiety
We all know sugar is detrimental to our health, and watching Damon Gameau’s “The Sugar Film” on SBS this week, certainly reinforced this fact.
When we think of addictions, we think of alcohol, cigarettes, even coffee but rarely do we think of sugar. Research has shown sugar can be as addictive to lab rats as crack cocaine or heroin!!
Many think of sugar as a necessary food, however it contains no nutrients which protect the body from disease. In fact, we now know sugar
The countdown is on to our Kale Brock Heal Your Gut Seminar next Tuesday evening.
This is the final in a series of Kale Brock articles which I’m sure you have all found very interesting and enlightening.
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PROBIOTICS FOR DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY By Kale Brock Mental health organisation Beyond Blue says depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. In Australia, it’s estimated that 45% of people will experience a menta
With two weeks to go to our Healing Your Gut Seminar I’m sure, like me, you will find the following article by Kale Brock, fascinating reading.
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MICROBES AND WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
By Kale Brock
Scientific evidence is pouring in on the topic of weight management and the microbiome and the evidence is clear; the balance of microbes within your body determines to a large extent the weight (and health) outcomes you experience!In a qui
Further to my article last week, I’m continuing to share with you another article by Kale Brock, the keynote speaker at our upcoming Heal Your Gut Seminar on 4 April 2017.
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PROBIOTICS FOR ALLERGIES & HAYFEVER (STUDIES) By Kale Brock Allergies flare up and noses run wild as our immune systems seemingly go awry throughout the Spring weather. You might be surprised to find though, that the bugs in your gut are an important ally to h
I have written often about the importance of good gut health. We now know poor gut health not only affects our digestion and immune health, but may also contribute to arthritis, depression, asthma, Alzheimer’s Disease, allergies and even obesity.
Recently I had the pleasure of meeting Kale Brock a researcher and journalist who has written the books The Gut Healing Protocol and The Art of Probiotic Nutrition. Kale specialises in the areas of gut health and the microbiome a
I have often written about various superfoods, and although I believe the term ‘superfoods’ is a somewhat overused, there are several superfoods which I believe should be more highly rated.
Spirulina is one of those fantastic superfoods which was originally found in the natural alkaline lakes of South America and Africa, becoming a major part of the diet of many of these communities. This extremely nutritious micro saltwater plant contains a huge amount of vegetable protein
Have you noticed when you walk along a beach breathing in the sea air, you feel so much more energised, relaxed and have a general feeling of well being. One of the reasons is we are breathing in this healthy sea air which is charged with negative ions. Negative ions have been proven to increase our absorption of oxygen as well as balance our serotonin levels. Although most of us are in fact fortunate to live near a beach, we obviously aren’t at the beach 24/7. There is how
The Beagle welcomes Bev Dunne of Go Vita Batemans Bay and Nourish on North
Bev's nutrition column has been enjoyed across the Eurobodalla for many years. Now freely available by mailout subscription it is a pleasure to also be able to bring the weekly column to Beagle readers and to introduce Bev's passion for nutrition to a wider audience. Above: Bev Dunne and her family of Go Vita Batemans Bay and Nourish on North. I’m sure many of us have been using Turmeric for a long t