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  1. The secrets to good gut health

    The secrets to good gut health

    Your gut is your first line of defence against pathogens and toxins. It’s also responsible for digesting your food, absorbing nutrients and making vitamins. But the importance of gut health extends far beyond that! We now know that it impacts your immune system, body weight, metabolism, brain functions and mood regulation.

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  2. Can plant-based eating protect you from COVID-19?

    Can plant-based eating protect you from COVID-19?

    Since the start of this pandemic, and as coronavirus panic has escalated, there have been many touted treatments and cures. Some may have a scientific basis, though there are numerous bogus or downright dangerous ones as well.

    One of the latest claims to capture headlines in the media is from well-regarded scientist Dr T. Colin Campbell who has drawn on his previous research to say that eating a plant-based diet is protective against COVID-19. Could this be true?

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  3. Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Get Sweaty! The benefits of exercise and sauna use

    Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Get Sweaty! The benefits of exercise and sauna use

    Sweating is the body’s built-in air conditioning system. When our internal temperature rises, our sweat glands release water to the surface of our skin. As the perspiration evaporates, it cools the skin and blood underneath. Sweat arises from one of three instances - when we exercise, when we have a fever, or when we are anxious and stressed.

    We all have around 4 million sweat glands that excrete a mixture of water, salt, amino acids and other substances. The exact composition of sweat varies from person to person based on hormone balance, physiological changes, and any bacteria and viruses in the body.

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  4. Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Playing with fire - Inflammation in the body

    Zoe Bingley-Pullin: Playing with fire - Inflammation in the body

    Inflammation is the body’s response to outside threats such as infection and toxins. A short-term bout of inflammation to combat a hazard is both positive and protective for our health. This is defined as acute inflammation.

    Chronic inflammation on the other hand, is long-term, lasting from several months to years. It can result from a failure to eliminate the cause of an acute inflammation, an autoimmune disorder, long term exposure to an irritant (such as an industrial chemical), or recurrent episodes of acute inflammation.

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  5. Pandemic Protection: staying healthy & foods that boost your immune system

    Pandemic Protection: staying healthy & foods that boost your immune system Stopping the spread of Coronavirus and #flatteningthecurve is the number one goal for all Australians right now. You’ll know that even the slightest sniffle is being regarded with the utmost suspicion, and could see you sent packing from work to self-isolate at home. With that in mind, sources of illness and infection should be avoided at all costs and we need to shore up our immune systems to ward off attack. Read more...
  6. Are you suffering from a food intolerance?

    Are you suffering from a food intolerance?

    So what is food intolerance? Food intolerance is defined as a detrimental reaction to a food, beverage, additive or other food compound that produces problematic symptoms.  They’re more common these days than ever before, with some sources estimating that up to 20% of the world’s population suffer from a food intolerance.  Are you one of them?

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  7. Fighting Flab with Fibre

    Fighting Flab with Fibre

    Fibre is now recognised as being vitally important to our gut health and our overall health.  But did you know that it can help you to lose weight and keep it off too?  Studies show that a higher fibre intake is associated with lower body fat, body weight and BMI.

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