• Vitamin D levels fall in winter and as we age

    Vitamin D levels fall in winter and as we age

    It’s a bit of a quandary – too much sun causes skin cancer, but not enough means inadequate Vitamin D. How do we make sure we are getting enough, why is Vitamin D so important and how do our needs change as we age? Vitamin D is found in small amounts in the diet, the

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  • Natural medicines for mental health: what’s the proof?

    Natural medicines for mental health: what’s the proof?

    Stress severely impacts upon the health of 1 in 5 Australians according to the Australian Psychological Society. And the lead up to Christmas is a time when many people are more affected. There are some natural medicines that have been proven to help in the treatment of mental health conditions. However it’s worth looking at

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  • Constipation – A Common Taboo

    Constipation – A Common Taboo

    Constipation is a topic that can be difficult to discuss, but it is very common. It’s important that we do talk about it, as a healthy functioning bowel is fundamental to good health. Normal bowel function means that a soft, well-formed stool is passed at least once per day. Constipation usually occurs because too much

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  • Do you need to ‘detox’?

    Do you need to ‘detox’?

    Isn’t it just a normal body function? Detoxification is a series of natural metabolic processes where our bodies turn toxins from our environment into substances that are less harmful and more easily excreted. It is something that our bodies do everyday, without us even thinking about it. Why then the hype about ‘detox’ that we

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