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Buy Local – Eat Seasonal

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We know not many will take the time to read this article – it’s long – but there’s a simple message delivered. Eat seasonal produce bought from local suppliers.
Seasonal produce ensures you are consuming food with the highest density nutrients to fuel the thousands of chemical reactions taking place in your body every day. Buying from local suppliers helps ensure that the produce is in fact seasonal, fresher, and helps keep small farms and businesses viable. So the next time you step out to do your grocery shop, visit the local farmers market or independent grocer, and read the signs stating from where produce has been sourced – it will support not only your local community, but also contribute more bang for its buck to your health.

However, if this simple post hasn’t convinced you, we encourage you to settle in with a hot herbal tea read the full article….

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“Let Food be thy Medicine”

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We’ve all known it for a long time, it’s important to eat the right foods, and no one said it better than Hippocrates in 400BC – “Let food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food”. This two part series of Catalyst on the ABC network goes into just some of the reasons why this is a slogan to live by.

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Could inflammation be linked to depression ?

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The recent tragic loss of comedian Robin Williams has brought to light much discussion on the topic of mental health and depression. This has included many complementary health practitioners citing ‘new’ research linking inflammation as a pathway for developing depression – but this concept in fact is not new at all, with many studies over several years proving a definitive link between the two, the article below just one example of this. The good news is, if inflammation and depression truly do go hand in hand, a number of nutritional steps can be taken that may improve the efficacy of prescribed medications, or in fact negate the need for them at all. Contact us to find out more.