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Weight Management and the Microbiome

Posted on January 14, 2018 at 7:20 PM

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 (98)

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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Xenoestrogens

Posted on February 11, 2017 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (76)

What are Xenoestrogens?

“Xeno” literally means foreign. Therefore xenoestrogen translates to mean foreign oestrogens. They are also called “environmental hormones” or endocrine disrupting compounds (EDC).


How Do They Work?

By binding to and disrupting hormone receptors, including oestrogen, androgen, progesterone and thyroid receptors. Leading to an imbalance in normal hormone levels. Evidence is steadily growing that they are responsible...

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Rheumatoid Arthritis - Natural Treatments

Posted on November 5, 2016 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (190)

Introduction:

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, progressive disease which causes inflammation in the joints, resulting in reduced mobility and painful deformities. The exact cause is still unknown but genetic and environmental factors are thought to contribute. The inflammation and production of pro-inflammatory cytokines causes the synovium, which lines the inside of joints, to thicken, especially in the wrists, fingers, feet, and ankles. Over time, the cartilage and elast...

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