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CONTRACEPTIVES PILLS: Some of the Real Impacts For Women?

CONTRACEPTIVES PILLS: Some of the Real Impacts For Women?

CONTRACEPTIVES PILLS – Whats the Real Impact For Women? There is no doubt when oral contraceptive pills (OCP) came to life, the excitement was palatable. We couldn’t believe our luck, we thought our dreams had been answered – an easy solution to our...
Quit Smoking Using NAC!

Quit Smoking Using NAC!

NAC is short for N- acetylcysteine, an antioxidant with many benefits and used in naturopathic treatments for a variety of reasons. I would like to thank bioconcepts for this great article, which demonstrates that there is an over...
High INSULIN Levels Effect Your Health!

High INSULIN Levels Effect Your Health!

Insulin When you think about hormones, for most, estrogen and testosterone come to mind, but understanding about the hormone Insulin , may be one of the most important hormones to get your head around, as it is often thought that unless you have diabetes you...
LIFESTYLE MEDICINE

LIFESTYLE MEDICINE

LIFESTYLE MEDICINE Lifestyle Medicine If we where to check the meaning of the word “lifestyle”, its defined by the way a person chooses to live, and medicine is defined as anything that is used to treat or prevent disease. Lifestyle medicine has its roots...
LIVER PATE : A Forgotten Food!

LIVER PATE : A Forgotten Food!

Pate’s make a great addition to antipasto style snacks!  Pate’s made from livers, are one of the highest sources of vitamin A, and we are certainly not eating many foods high in vitamin A these days. In fact all organ meats (offal) are highly nutritious...
Cinnamon Bread Super Healthy

Cinnamon Bread Super Healthy

Cinnamon-Bread This beautiful tasting cinnamon bread is super quick to make and super healthy, naturally gluten and sugar free. Is a cross between a desert bread and a savoury bread without any sugar and low in carbohydrates.   Cinnamon Bread (Ingredients) 1/2...
Fasting For Renewal Of Life

Fasting For Renewal Of Life

Fasting For Renewal Of Life This is the title of a book by Herbert Shelton written decades ago. When my initial interest started in health, fasting is one of the first things I had come across but at the time it sounded too severe and seemed to be an unacceptable...
Carrot and Mung Bean Salad

Carrot and Mung Bean Salad

Carrot and Mung Bean Salad This carrot and mung bean salad is packed with loads of various herbs and spices, which carry many nutrients – never underestimate their value to your health and taste! INGREDIENTS 140g dried green mung beans 60ml olive oil, plus extra...
Parsley & Bean Salad

Parsley & Bean Salad

Another fantastic flavour packed salad, lasts up to three days in the fridge. Learning how to use beans is new for many of us and yet they make great main meal alternatives to meat dishes, for those wanting to eat, a more plant based diet or those who are sick of...
Are Sleeping Pills Dangerous?

Are Sleeping Pills Dangerous?

Are Sleeping Pills Dangerous? Can’t sleep? Well you may want to reconsider prescription drug use to give you the helping hand you need to get to sleep, in fact after checking the literature it seems there is no disputing that sleeping pills, should fall into the...
How To Save A Gall Bladder!

How To Save A Gall Bladder!

Gall Bladder Is gallbladder removal absolutely necessary in all cases? The gallbladder is a small pouch like organ which sits just under the liver, its job is to store bile, which is produced by the liver. The gallbladder empties bile into the small intestine, and...
Gluten Free Seeded Bread

Gluten Free Seeded Bread

Gluten Free Seeded Bread This is the easiest and nicest gluten free bread I have yet to make! It contains real ingredients, unlike many of the bought, gluten free breads out there which contain added sugars, additives and many “unheard of” ingredients...
TRENDY SNACKS

TRENDY SNACKS

 TRENDY SNACKS   Many people see snacks as desserts, but snacks can be wonderful and satisfying without having to be sweet, the secret is to use good fats or some interesting tastes such as those found in antipasto style foods. You can use smaller amounts of...
ALLERGY, HISTAMINE or INTOLERANCE?

ALLERGY, HISTAMINE or INTOLERANCE?

ALLERGY, HISTAMINE or INTOLERANCE? Many people suffer obvious, allergy type symptoms, yet have not been tested to determine if its actually an allergy or intolerance, or a histamine clearing issue! Treatment varies with each of these and for...
New Age – WARM DRINKS

New Age – WARM DRINKS

 Drinks Well its getting cold now and for those of you looking for something a bit different to drink, some of the funky cafes in Adelaide are really getting creative and opening us up to some fantastic ideas. Some of you might be trying to avoid coffee or, like me,...
MALE INFERTILITY – Withania Improves Sperm Count

MALE INFERTILITY – Withania Improves Sperm Count

MALE INFERTILITY – Withania Improves Sperm Count Withania somnifera, is a herbal medicine, also known as ashwagandha, it has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine to promote physical and mental wellbeing. It has a rejuvenating action which influences and...
Simple Black-eyed Peas Salad

Simple Black-eyed Peas Salad

SPINACH AND BLACK-EYED PEA SALAD This black-eyed pea salad is so simple and quick to make. Black-eyed peas, unlike chickpeas, lima beans and canelli beans don’t need to be pre soaked, making for a quick meal. Three ingredients plus the dressing, couldn’t...
Flourless Muffins – Using Three Ingredients!

Flourless Muffins – Using Three Ingredients!

Muffins Check out these super quick flourless muffins, very versatile and easy to make, excellent snack food and great for kids. You can make and freeze too! INGREDIENTS 2 to 3 ripe bananas 1 cup of rolled oats (oats contain a type of gluten and if you can’t...
What To Look For In Your FOOD

What To Look For In Your FOOD

What To Look For In Your FOOD Fresh Local Whole Organic Seasonal Food Here are some valuable things to consider about your food: Quality – Wherever possible food needs to be fresh, local, organic or biodynamic, unprocessed and whole food, additive and chemical...
Turkey Patties

Turkey Patties

Turkey Patties Ingredients 230gms Turkey mince 1 Egg 3 Tablespoons almonds ground Salt and black pepper Pinch of cayenne ¼ bunch coriander chopped finely 1 Tsp herbamare 1 Finely grated carrot 1 Finely grated zucchini Method Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Make...
Rethinking Our Love Affair With COFFEE

Rethinking Our Love Affair With COFFEE

Rethinking Our Love Affair With COFFEE When it comes to coffee, we really do love it, its got so much going for it – it socially connects us to others, its easily accessible, its got that “nurturing” quality about it, it can give us a hit of energy...
The Changing Face Of Medicare – How It Effects You!

The Changing Face Of Medicare – How It Effects You!

The Changing Face Of Medicare – How It Effects You! A couple of weeks ago The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) released a new directive to GP’s recommending that they say no to any requests from Naturopaths for pathology testing!...
MELATONIN  –   (Has The Wow Factor)

MELATONIN – (Has The Wow Factor)

Melatonin Has The Wow Factor Most people know melatonin as the hormone that helps us sleep, and very few of us need convincing that sleep is extremely important when it comes to our health and well-being. In fact along with regular formed bowel movements, sleep,...
Have You Heard Of Gilbert’s Syndrome?

Have You Heard Of Gilbert’s Syndrome?

Have You Heard Of Gilbert’s Syndrome? Gilberts syndrome is a genetic condition in which the body is unable to effectively clear bilirubin from the body (unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia) which results in impaired detoxification. It is arguably the most common...
ADDICTION RECOVERY – Practical Advise!

ADDICTION RECOVERY – Practical Advise!

Addictions Addictions are becoming a major issue and whilst one of the key elements to recovery is, ones genuine want to stop and for their lives to change, there are some still some potholes that can interfere with ones recovery and rehab centres for many have not...
ENERGY DRINKS – The Dangers For Students!

ENERGY DRINKS – The Dangers For Students!

ENERGY DRINKS – The Dangers For Students! “Increased alcohol consumption, non-medical prescription drug use, and illicit drug use are associated with energy drink consumption among college students” ! This is what has been revealed by the journal for...
Stomach Ulcers & H. pylori

Stomach Ulcers & H. pylori

Stomach Ulcers & H. pylori Ulcers Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori) is a gram-negative bacteria which invades the human stomach, effecting 30% of children and 60% of adults worldwide – that is more than half the population! It has developed the ability to...
10 Tips To Set Up Toddlers For Good Eating

10 Tips To Set Up Toddlers For Good Eating

10 Tips To Set Up Toddlers For Good Eating Due to our fast-paced lifestyles and the convenience of fast and processed foods, setting up our toddlers for good eating habits is becoming increasingly difficult. In order provide our toddlers with all of the nutrients they...
“SAMe” A Better Choice In Treating Osteoarthritis!

“SAMe” A Better Choice In Treating Osteoarthritis!

“SAMe” A Better Choice In Treating Osteoarthritis! S-adenosyl-methionine, otherwise known as “SAMe” appears to be as effective as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in reducing pain and improving functional limitation in patients...
Salads

Salads

Salads Salads are compulsory if you want to eat nutritionally, this goes for todlers, teens, adults and elderly. A salad from my perspective is made up predominately of raw vegetables or fruits. Whilst adding, small amounts of nuts, seeds or cooked vegetables, add...
What’s With Diet Fads? Paleo Anyone?

What’s With Diet Fads? Paleo Anyone?

Are you getting caught up in too many trendy diets, and what’s with the Paleo Diet? Just like, with many new food trends, the paleo diet should be considered carefully if you want to adopt it as a long term way of eating and particularly if you are responsible...
THYROID – Are You Undiagnosed?

THYROID – Are You Undiagnosed?

Thyroid – Are you undiagnosed? Have you really had your thyroid checked? It’s quite common to have your thyroid checked as part of the standard, routine tests, yet usually the only check made to assess thyroid status is the hormone known as Thyroid...
More On Bone Broths!

More On Bone Broths!

So if you loved the info from the blog on  bone broth, want the health benefits, but can’t come to pigs trotters and chicken feet! Here are some recipes using more conventional parts of an animals anatomy:)   CHICKEN BROTH 1 Chicken frame (basically the...
INFLAMMATION – Beyond Anti-inflammatories!

INFLAMMATION – Beyond Anti-inflammatories!

INFLAMMATION – Beyond Anti-inflammatories! Are we over using anti-inflammatory drugs? Whilst I am not suggesting for a moment that we should be putting up with pain, us humans are pleasure seekers and pain avoiders, so that would go against our very nature! But...
GLYCINE – The Anti Aging Amino Acid and more…..

GLYCINE – The Anti Aging Amino Acid and more…..

Glycine Glycine is an amino acid produced in our very own body, meaning that we don’t need to consume it in our diet. That being said, there are many reasons why we may want to increase the amount of glycine in our diet or with supplementation. Glycine is an...
More On Bone Broths!

Bone Broth – Benefits Beyond Belief!

Bone Broth Bone broth have so many wonderful health benefits, that certainly deserve our attention, especially if we want to use food as medicine! Bone broth has been used for centuries to support gut health, immune systems and nourishing the body in times of illness....

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