When you cut out your soft drinks, be careful not to replace them with other fizzy drinks that still contain sugar, such as flavoured mineral waters. Remember a teaspoon of sugar is about 5g, so avoid drinks with more than that per serve. Ideally, go for no sugar – plain mineral water, soda water or […]
If you’ve been wondering if you are low in iron, have a read of The Lowdown on Iron to discover: the common signs of iron deficiency anemia the importance of getting blood tested before taking any iron supplements other nutrients that you need to absorb iron, make red blood cells that carry iron around the body […]
Choosing organic food whenever we can is an important way to reduce our intake of pesticides that are found in our food. Growing your own food (and being aware of what the seeds, soil and water you are using may contain) is a fantastic way to get more organic food in our diet. And being […]
My mother was a nurse. In fact she nursed in the first ICU to be set up in Australia, at St Vincent’s hospital in 1961. Given this, she must have had extraordinary nursing knowledge and expertise, and yet the most effective health intervention I picked up from her and continue to recommend to my own […]
If you or someone you know is going through a serious health challenge, check out the CaringBridge website – it helps you set up your own (free) website that you can privately connect to friends and family on, so you can keep everyone updated on how you or your loved one is going. This positive […]
I first had the herb Kava on the island of Vanuatu. It was served in a half coconut shell, and looked like muddy water. And tasted like it too. But it is very effectively used by locals at social gatherings to relax. Unfortunately, when mixed with significant amounts of alcohol, you’re more likely to lose […]
Lots of different things can cause bloating. It’s important to rule out more serious causes by seeing your health practitioner, but there are some simple causes to consider in the first place: Are you bowels moving every day? Yes, they are intended to move every day, and if they don’t you may be feeling pressure […]
Get stuck into your flaxseeds! Flaxseeds (aka linseeds) improve blood glucose control (HbA1c) in Type II Diabetic patients. Whether you have diabetes or are looking to reduce your risk of developing it, add two tablespoons of crushed flaxseeds to your diet every day to improve your blood glucose control! Mix through a serve of […]
Dealing with hayfever can drive you crazy. Apart from the itchy nose and eyes, constant sneezing and nose blowing, it often knocks your energy levels for a six. Hayfever occurs when you develop an allergy, usually to something breathed in from the environment. On first exposure there won’t be any symptoms, but if the immune […]
When we experience long term chronic pain, we need to look at the big picture. As well as addressing the obvious cause of our pain, we need to reduce the systemic inflammation in our body… Reduce inflammation Increase foods in your diet that are anti-inflammatory Fish, especially sardines and wild Alaskan salmon are very high […]
Jane has written a book for anyone going through medical treatment for cancer. It outlines which natural therapies are helpful in reducing the side effects of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and hormone therapy.
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