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104, 2024

5 Exercises for Building Strong Bones

5 Exercises for Building Strong Bones By Jessah Shaw, Adv Dip ( Nut Med) Whether you’ve got osteoporosis and want to improve bone health or are simply being proactive and want to avoid getting osteoporosis in the first place, keep reading for 5 exercises to build strong bones: 1) Tai Chi Tai Chi, often called meditation in motion, is an ancient Chinese martial art that involves sequences of slow, flowing movements that promote both fitness and relaxation. The weight-bearing nature of tai chi helps to strengthen leg muscles, and also increases flexibility, particularly [...]

2503, 2024

Carpel tunnel syndrome may be an early diabetes warning

Carpel tunnel syndrome may be an early diabetes warning By naturopath Margaret Jasinska New research has found that people who develop carpel tunnel syndrome are at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Carpel tunnel syndrome is quite common, there are mild cases and more severe cases. A study has found that people who undergo surgery for carpel tunnel syndrome are more likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes within a year. This finding was published in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. Patients who had surgery to both wrists had the highest risk of type 2 [...]

1803, 2024

Blood sugar spikes could be harming your brain

Blood sugar spikes could be harming your brain By naturopath Margaret Jasinska Abnormally high blood sugar can cause inflammation in your brain. It is well known that type 2 diabetics are at higher risk of dementia. It’s not just diabetics who need to be careful. Experiencing a big spike in blood sugar after eating a sugary or starchy food can still harm the brain in people who are not considered diabetic. Sugar is sticky; it can bind to structures in the brain, raising the risk of plaques and tangles. Research conducted by the Alzheimer’s Research Trust and published [...]

1803, 2024

5 Tips for Increased Energy

5 tips for increased energy By Jessah Shaw, Adv Dip (Nut Med) More than ever we are seeing an increasing number of people with low energy and reasons for this can vary for each individual. Many people experience this due to excessive stress, a nutrient deficient diet, an overworked liver, lack of exercise and other reasons. Keep reading to discover 5 tips that can boost your energy levels: 1) Drink more water So simple, yet effective. The majority of individuals are chronically dehydrated which can make you feel fatigued, contribute to constipation and [...]

1103, 2024

Gout raises the risk of heart disease

Gout raises the risk of heart disease By naturopath Margaret Jasinska Did you know gout doesn’t only cause painful arthritis in the feet? It actually places your heart at risk. Elevated uric acid is usually an indicator of metabolic syndrome, or insulin resistance. This is the leading risk factor for heart attacks and strokes. People with gout are 58 percent more likely to develop cardiovascular disease. The increased risk was seen across 12 different cardiovascular conditions, including heart failure, arrhythmias, and valve diseases. According to Nathalie Conrad, PhD, senior author of the study, "These findings suggest that the [...]

1103, 2024

SIBO raises the risk of gallbladder polyps

SIBO raises the risk of gallbladder polyps Gallbladder polyps are quite common. They usually do not cause any symptoms and are generally discovered incidentally during an upper abdominal ultrasound. Fortunately, approximately 95 percent of gallbladder polyps are benign, meaning they are not cancerous. There is potential for them to become cancerous in the future, so it’s best to be monitored and try your best to improve your health. New research has shown that people with Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) are more likely to develop gallbladder polyps; particularly women. Research conducted at the Department of Gastroenterology, School of [...]

803, 2024

5 foods to boost your immune system

5 foods to boost your immune system By Jessah Shaw, Adv Dip (Nut Med) Strengthening your immune system is critical for the protection and health of your body such as keeping colds and flu at bay as well as enabling faster wound healing, less fatigue, clearer skin and healthier hair and nails. Read on for 5 foods that will boost your immune system: Onion The onion family encompasses onions, chives, leeks, shallots, and garlic. Onions are the most reliable food source of the flavonoid quercetin, which has scientific support as an anti-inflammatory and [...]

803, 2024

5 Top Tips for Better Sleep Hygiene

5 Top Tips for Better Sleep Hygiene By Jessah Shaw, Adv Dip ( Nut Med) We’ve all had those mornings where we wake up feeling unrefreshed, and whatever the reason for this may be, we can all agree that lack of sleep or poor-quality sleep can have a significant impact on our overall state of health. This is especially detrimental when it’s a frequent occurrence. Here are 5 tips for better sleep hygiene: Establish a consistent sleep schedule Having a consistent sleep and wake time sets a rhythm for the body. This repetition [...]

703, 2024

What you should know about uterine fibroids

What you should know about uterine fibroids By naturopath Margaret Jasinska Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths that can occur in or on the uterus. They can develop in women during their childbearing years and are especially common in women approaching menopause. Fibroids can create some health problems, but the good news is they rarely develop into cancer. Fibroids can grow on the outside of the uterus, or inwards into the uterine cavity. Some can even develop a stalk and be called pedunculated fibroids. They are very common, especially in women over 35 where it is reported that between [...]

603, 2024

5 fruits that are low in carbohydrates

5 fruits that are low in carbohydrates By Jessah Shaw, Adv Dip (Nut Med) Whilst all fruits contain natural sugar that add to your daily carb count, they are also high in fibre, vitamins, and minerals that your body needs. This ultimately makes fruit one of the healthiest carbs you can eat. We recommend pairing fruit with a protein or fat such as a small handful of nuts or Greek yoghurt to reduce the effect it can have on blood sugar levels. If you are a diabetic or overweight, we recommend having no more than 2 pieces of [...]

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