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Which form of B12 is best?

Posted on March 19, 2018 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (6503)

There are several different ways of supplementing with vitamin B12. The most popular choices include fortified foods, tablets and injections. To decide which is the best form for you, first you need to understand the different forms of B12.

1. Methylcobalamin

This is the most active form in the human body. It can cross the blood-brain barrier–without assistance to protect brain cells and contributes methyl groups needed for detoxification.


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What is Gastro Oesophageal Reflux Disease?

Posted on February 25, 2018 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (32)

GORD is a very common disorder and occurs when stomach acid refluxes into the lower oesophagus through the lower oesophageal sphincter (LES). The LES is a band of muscles that act as a protective barrier against reflux material by contracting and relaxing. If this barrier is relaxed at inappropriate times or otherwise compromised, reflux occurs. Chronic or reoccurring reflux allows prolonged contact of stomach contents with the lower oesophagus, leading to symptoms.

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Do we need to "detox"?

Posted on February 21, 2018 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (556)

So you’re thinking about starting a detox or a body cleanse? Many detoxes make extravagant claims and promises of “perfect skin”, “abundant energy” or “rapid weight loss”. Regrettably most detoxes are a waste of money and potentially dangerous – especially if they have you starving yourself of food and consuming nothing but lemon water for a week.

The body does a pretty good job of detoxifying itself. The body is n...

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The Gut/Skin Connection

Posted on February 15, 2018 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (29)

When it comes to taking care of our skin the first thing that usually jumps to mind are the various cleansers and serums that we use topically. These products are vital for thoroughly cleaning the skin and delivering crucial ingredients for happy glowing skin. However, this is only half the battle. So much of our outer beauty is regulated by our inner health, in particular our gut health.

When I talk about gut health, I am referring to all stages of digestion and...

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The Importance of Legume Preparation

Posted on February 10, 2018 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (32)

Legumes are rich sources of proteins, healthy fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and fiber. They are an excellent sources of β-carotene (provitamin A), thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin, pyridoxine (B6), pantothenic acid, folic acid (folacin), ascorbic acid, and vitamin E and K (1). Legumes represent a crucial component of the human diet and their regular consumption is vital for good health.

Legumes are excellent sources of several phytochemicals ...

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Top Tips for an Anxiety and Stress Free Life

Posted on February 7, 2018 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (29)

Stress effects everyone at some stage and short periods of stress are normal and can actually be quite helpful - think about the stress before an exam that helps you perform at your best. But chronic stress can be harmful and lead to additional health issues. So having a few techniques to fall back on and help you manage your stress is always a good thing! 


  • Regular physical exercise - Exercise can help combat stress and anxiety. It also helps you to fe...
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LED skin phototherapy

Posted on January 29, 2018 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (58)

So what is LED skin therapy and how does it work?

First perfected by NASA whilst conducting experiments on how to grow plants in space, they discovered that LED lights also helped Astronauts recover faster from injuries sustained during weightlessness. Trials have found that a 20 minute LED treatment over 6 to 12 week period had a positive smoothing effect in 83% of participants and improved skin tone by an incredible 91%! Another study found that 81% had a positive effect o...

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What does a body composition analysis involve?

Posted on January 18, 2018 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (21)

A body composition analysis is an important health and nutrition assessment tool which uses a bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) technology. It is a method of assessing your body composition, the measurement of body fat in relation to lean body mass. Research has shown that body composition is directly related to health. A normal balance of body fat is associated with good health and longevity. Excess fat in relation to lean body mass, altered body composition,...

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Weight Management and the Microbiome

Posted on January 14, 2018 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (25)

Each person has up to 2kg of microbes in their digestive tract and together these microbes make up the gut microbiome. The microbes, which include trillions of bacteria collectively contain at least 100 times as many genes as you do. The bacterial DNA in your gut outnumbers your own DNA by 100 times. You have about 20,000 genes, but there are 2,000,000 (or more) bacterial genes! They help the body produce certain vitamins and amino acids and play a significant role in digestive and immune and...

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Easy and Healthy New Year Habits to incorporate into your routine today!

Posted on January 5, 2018 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (30)

Easy and Healthy New Year Habits to incorporate into your routine today!

1. Improve digestive health - with Apple Cider Vinegar: Add a table spoon to a glass of warm water each morning before breakfast to reduce gas and bloating and reduce constipation. If apple cider isn’t your thing, try a half a lemon instead.

2. Feel happier – By practising Gratitude: Start a daily gratitude journal. Studies have shown this daily practise can increas...

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