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Organic vs. Conventional

Organic vs. Conventional

What’s the deal?  Here are my pros, cons and tips for eating organically… Pros: More antioxidants – plants naturally produce antioxidants as a protection against bugs and weeds.  The more harsh the weather condition, the stronger their natural...

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Fatigue… beyond iron deficiency

Fatigue… beyond iron deficiency

Do you go straight to the pharmacy or health store to buy iron tablets at the first sign of fatigue?  Without a blood test to confirm your iron levels? Do you know that it can be dangerous to take iron tablets if you don’t need to, especially...

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Enhance Your Resilience to Stress

Enhance Your Resilience to Stress

Are you tired but wired?  Here are my top 10 tips to enhance your body’s resilience to stress… B complex vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B7) are vitally important for the adrenals and energy production. B vitamins are water soluble...

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Cholesterol ~ Lower Naturally

Cholesterol ~ Lower Naturally

Our liver synthesises 1000-1400mg (about 80%) of our cholesterol on a daily basis.  While 300mg is the upper limit of our recommended daily intake (RDI).  Our liver has an intelligent feedback mechanism which regulates our endogenous production...

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Health Benefits of Summer

Health Benefits of Summer

Your Health Loves Summer! Welcome summer!  Here are my top 10 reasons to love summer… Vitamin D ~ deficiency of this important vitamin may be the reason you feel SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) during the winter months. Vitamin D enhances...

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Hypothyroidism Natural Treatment

Hypothyroidism Natural Treatment

The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland located at the front of the neck.  It plays a mighty role for its small size.  It determines the body’s metabolic rate, energy levels and temperature.  Hyperthyroidism is the opposite, where there is an...

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Hypoglycaemia (Low Blood Sugar)

Hypoglycaemia (Low Blood Sugar)

Below 2.8 mmol/L in non-diabetics or 3.9 mmol/L in diabetics. Signs & Symptoms: confusion, dizziness/light-headedness, shakiness, hungry, headache, irritability, racing heart rate, sweating, pale skin, trembling, weakness, anxiety, chills...

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Osteoporosis Natural Treatment

Osteoporosis Natural Treatment

Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become fragile and brittle, leading to a higher risk of fractures than normal bones. Osteoporosis occurs when bones lose minerals, such as calcium, more quickly than the body can replace them.  This...

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Functional Foods vs. Supplements

Functional Foods vs. Supplements

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” (Hippocrates) Functional Foods have positive effects on health and wellbeing, beyond basic nutrition.  They are like superfoods that are extremely high in at least one particular vitamin or...

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