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To detox, or not to detox… Elimination Channels

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Previously I have outlined my main concerns with using the term ‘detox’ in the article “To detox or not to detox – that is the question”. The points I made were broad due to the fact that they encompass so much detail and I wanted to keep the article succinct to get the message across easily. I realise however, this left them potentially open to question or opposition, so I promised to elaborate further.

Here I would like to go into a little more detail by addressing the second point in that article – the fact that your body detox’s itself via numerous channels of elimination. It will, I hope, Continue reading

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To detox or not to detox…. that is the question

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I have been milling over writing this article for a few days, and it’s just not really ‘come’ to me the same way other topics have. But after a meeting this morning with a like minded pharmacist I walked away inspired to get the word out there. So here it is – my professional and scientifically critical approach to ‘doing a detox’.  Continue reading

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Summer Sunscreens Simplified

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With the sun shining these last few days and the weather warming up you just know summer’s just around the corner. Best to find that sunscreen in the bathroom cupboard, or pop out to buy a new one so you don’t get caught out with that early season sunburn! But there’s been a lot of controversy around what sunscreens are safest, why natural over others, UVA vs UVB protection,15+ vs 50+, and what about infants and young children, or Vitamin D exposure? Not to mention the latest left field train of thought, that perhaps it’s better not to wear any at all… So we thought we would take this opportunity to demystify the sunscreen spectacle and simplify the whole thing.

To wear or not to wear…. Continue reading

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Could nutrition be the key to dementia ?

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Dementia is the third leading cause of death in Australia, with a new diagnosis being made every 6 minutes. Surprising? We thought it was, and with September being Dementia Awareness Month what better time to bring to attention the role that nutrition plays in helping to prevent and slow the progression of this debilitating disease. Continue reading

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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.