How Does Your Diet Composition Compare?

Posted on September 27, 2016

In recent times, many popular types diets have focused on low-carbohydrate intake. These types of diet can take many forms including the Paleo or Ketogenic diet. But what are Ketones and how do the different versions of these diets compare? Ketones are produced in the liver and are used as a fuel source for your nervous system in the absence of glucose (sugar or glycogen). Ketones are formed by breaking down fat. Getting your body into ...

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How To Stay Young (And Skinny?) With Inulin

Posted on July 19, 2016

How To Stay Young (And Skinny?) With Inulin Recently on the ABC there was a TV program called “How To Stay Young”. The program is still available on ABC Iview and you can watch it here: http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/how-to-stay-young/ZW0782A001S00 The TV program explored some of the science behind how we can slow down the ageing process and prevent many of the diseases associated with ageing such as diabetes and heart ...

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5 benefits of the healing power of Turmeric

Posted on June 20, 2016

The Medicine in your Kitchen – 5 benefits of the healing power of Turmeric How adding Turmeric to your diet may help with Inflammation, Arthritis, Depression, Alzheimer’s and Liver Health. Turmeric is turning into one of the most popular supplements of the decade with more and more research piling in demonstrating the benefits of this famous herb. In Indian and South East Asian Traditional Medicine turmeric was used more than ...

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5 Gym Shortcuts For The Results YOU Want

Posted on May 26, 2016

Whatever your training goals may be, the secret is putting TENSION on the working muscle.  We all want to look good naked right? With this being said, the benefits of regular weight training is much more than simply looking good! Such benefits include a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, poor musculoskeletal and mental health, physical disability, weight gain and even premature death. So whether ...

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A Summer body is made in Winter…also applies to the mind.

Posted on April 13, 2016

A Summer body is made in Winter...also applies to the mind. Oh my goodness, how I LOVE this season! I had written a post about meditation & sleep (but that can wait!) Let's talk Autumn.  That first bite of crisp morning air on the skin and smell of leaves and freshness has 'really' arrived now. Along with it, the luxury of family time at Easter, footy season, soup and everything that accompanies the chilly months - it all ...

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How Antacids Can Exacerbate Reflux

Posted on March 9, 2016

Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disorder, otherwise known as GERD/GORD, or reflux, occurs when the contents of the stomach protrude up into the oesophagus, through the sphincter which divides the two sections. This can produce a burning sensation in the chest and throat, and if chronic, can cause scarring, ulcerations, and is also linked with oesophageal cancer. Antacid advertisements might have us believe that this occurs primarily ...

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Work Place Sitting Versus Standing

Posted on February 2, 2016

Most people are probably now familiar with the standing desk craze that has taken off in many office buildings over the last few years. But is this the answer to the issues that our modern day sedentary lifestyle has caused? And will a standing desk help to improve our posture? The biggest concern isn’t actually so much to do with sitting for 8-10 hours per day but being in a static position for this extended amount of time. If ...

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Tips for staying healthy this summer

Posted on February 2, 2016

1. Do the exercise that you love to do Exercise is easier when you enjoy it. Don't get bogged down exercising in a manner that is not fun. Get your fitness in ways you love and your performance will continue to improve. 2. Vary your training in style and load Variation is the key to avoiding the training plateau. This goes not only for training load, but for type of activity as well. Break things up, keep your body guessing, and ...

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How to prevent desk related injuries

Posted on February 2, 2016

Sitting at a desk and operating a computer may seem like a harmless activity. However because the human body was designed for movement, it does not tolerate this immobility and repetitive action for long periods. The most common musculo-skeletal injuries caused by computer/desk work are: Back, neck and shoulder problems Repetitive strain (tendon) Disorders e.g. tennis elbow, de Quervains Tenosinovitis Carpal tunnel syndrome Eye/Vi...

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Autoimmunity: The Saddest Story Never Told

Posted on January 25, 2016

The path that Autoimmune Disease has taken in the past century impels us to pose some questions as to how and why we continue to treat autoimmunity and immune compromised dysfunction on a disease-specific basis. The key to unlocking the health in people who suffer from Autoimmune Disease is asking the simple yet rarely broached question: Why is this happening? Autoimmune Disease essentially occurs when an individual’s immune system attacks ...

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