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Category: Healthy Living


IMMUNITY AND THE IMPACT OF VITAMIN D AND CHIROPRACTIC CARE ON OUR BODIES

Chiropractic Research has shown us that our immune system relies on our brain and central nervous system to choose the best way to respond to potential health threats.1 These 2 super-systems, the central nervous system and immune system, are linked…

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ALMOST MAGICAL MUSHROOMS

Gotcha! You thought I was going to write about magic mushrooms……well we may not be talking Psilocybin but some of the traditional Chinese and Japanese medicinal mushrooms are pretty magical. The Chinese and Japanese have been using mushrooms as medicine…

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PREBIOTICS, PROBIOTICS AND IMMUNE HEALTH

Most of us have heard of antibiotics, and their role in the medical world in treating the ‘bad bacteria’ which may cause infections and serious health complications. But if ‘bad bacteria’ exist, do ‘good bacteria’ exist? The answer is YES!…

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THE LIVER AND ITS USEFULNESS

Most of us have probably heard of the liver and how it helps breakdown any alcohol we ingest. And whilst this is true it has so many more functions to perform. Without a functioning liver a person cannot survive. This…

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HOW ENVIRONMENTAL TOXINS AFFECT WOMEN’S HORMONES

I recently read that we’re unknowingly exposed to hundreds of hormone disrupting chemicals or endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) each day. Since we know of nearly 800 chemicals that are suspected to be hormone disruptors, I think it’s safe to say…

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MEN’S MENOPAUSE

Andropause is a syndrome associated with “a decrease in sexual satisfaction or a decline in a feeling of general well-being associated with low levels of testosterone in older men.”1 Symptoms to look out for are similar to Menopause; including loss…

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GROWING YOUR OWN SPROUTS

Sprouts are an absolute favourite of mine. My favourite sandwich as a child was wholemeal bread with butter, tomato, black pepper and alfalfa sprouts. As well as tasting delicious, sprouts have many health benefits including: High in vitamins and minerals….

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THE PITFALLS OF A HOLIDAY

I recently went on a wonderful holiday to an island. The island had three restaurants to choose from for all meals. One, a Japanese option, the other two best described as Australian fast food. The Japanese was lovely and healthy;…

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CAN HEALING THE GUT PLAY A PART IN MANAGING ALLERGIES?

Allergies are one of the most common chronic health conditions in the world.  Symptoms can range from mild to a serious, life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). Common types are hay fever, eczema, hives, asthma, and food allergy (1). Eggs, milk, and…

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CAN ALLERGENS AND IRRITANTS IMPACT THE HEALTH OF THE BODY?

Last week our Healthy Living Blog post by Sarah, “Allergy or Intolerance” introduced the difference between an allergy and an intolerance, and linked both to gut health. An allergy refers to the body’s reaction to the proteins within the eaten…

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