How To Avoid Autoimmune Disease Part 2

How To Avoid Autoimmune Disease – Part 2 In Part 1 we discussed what factors can reduce your immune system response and in Part 2 we will cover general steps of how to avoid autoimmune disease. Reduce Inflammation Sounds like a no brainer, but sadly many people never stop to consider what effect the food and drink they consume is having on their health. Health enemy No. 1 is sugar. Obviously added sugar in teas, coffee and cereals is not healthy for you and should be eliminated or minimised, but sugar includes all the sweet stuff, especially high fructose corn Continue Reading →

How To Avoid Autoimmune Disease – Part 1

How To Avoid Autoimmune Disease

How To Avoid Autoimmune Disease – Part 1 It seems that these days there is a real epidemic of immunity problems, so knowing how to avoid autoimmune disease, and the things that are most likely to cause it, is becoming more and more important. We remember when growing up several decades ago that you hardly ever heard of older relatives or family friends having health issues that were autoimmune diseases. In fact, one hardly heard of cancers (except lung cancer from smoking), diabetes, irritable bowel disease and other diseases that are so prevalent today. Back then it was extremely rare Continue Reading →

Real Skin Cancer Cause

real skin cancer cause

Real Skin Cancer Cause We are all aware that exposure to the sun has been blamed for the development of skin cancers, but what if the real skin cancer cause is something else that most people want to believe is harmless to us because it is so convenient? The slip, slop, slap sun protection campaign has been around for several decades not only in Australia but in modified forms in many other western countries as well. How is it then that the incidence of malignant melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, has been increasing alarmingly in western countries? Continue Reading →

Do Hair Dryers Affect Health?

Do hair dryers affect health

Do Hair Dryers Affect Health? Seems like a silly question, doesn’t it? How could appliances as innocuous as hair dryers affect health. Just because we have been using certain electrical appliances for several decades now does not mean that they are all perfectly safe (excluding electrocution risk) and have no impact on our health in the long term. This is the same for the processed foods and beverages on sale, the mobile phones and tablets, the flame-retardants in furniture, cars and clothing, and the assault on our vegetables and fruits with insecticides, fungicides, fertilisers, GMOs, and on our meats with hormones Continue Reading →

Importance of Food

importance of food

Importance of Food This week we were browsing through our local free magazine on the Sunshine Coast (My Weekly Preview), and came across an article about the growth of the region and the careers needed here in the future. The main area of employment seeming to be in medical and allied services. The magazine kindly published a list of medical careers and specialties that today’s school population might want to focus on. “What has this got to do with the importance of food?” we hear you ask. On scanning through the list, which is reprinted below, we thought to ourselves Continue Reading →

Who Wants Optimal Health

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Who Wants Optimal Health? Seems like a no-brainer question, doesn’t it? But you would be surprised how many people settle for a life of “not being incapacitated”, which is why optimal health is more about mindset and values than anything else. Despite all that has been written in recent decades about how to improve health through lifestyle changes and food choices, there is an ever increasing percentage of people taking subscription medications (usually several) and they will be on these for the remainder of their sub optimally healthy lives – think medications for diabetes, high blood pressure, raised cholesterol, acid Continue Reading →

Best Free Hormonal Balance Tool

Best free hormonal balance tool

Best Free Hormonal Balance Tool Sometimes the best things really are free but we seem to have a collective reluctance as a society to fully appreciate what nature has to offer. For example, we are all blessed with the best free hormonal balance tool that we could wish for, but how many people even know about it let alone use it correctly. . What do our eyes and light have to do with our hormones? Well just about everything is the answer, but will you find your GP telling you this if you have problems falling and staying asleep or feel Continue Reading →

How to Recharge Our Batteries

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How To Recharge Our Batteries This is so fundamental and important to our wellbeing that it bears repeating in this blog. We all need to understand how to recharge our batteries and what this means for our health. In Best Life Hack for Optimal Health, we gave you an overview or how important the sun is to us on this planet. You Are a Battery We are all beings of electrical energy that control all of the processes occurring from moment to moment in our bodies. Our hearts are electric pumps, our nerves convey electrical signals, our muscles respond to Continue Reading →

What Causes Disease

What Causes Disease

Photo credit – freeimages.com/Thomas Picard What Causes Disease? Have you ever stopped to think about what causes disease? If you were to ask yourself that question now, how would you respond? Would you say it was primarily due to genetics? Would you say it was just down to chance – a roll of the dice? Would you say it had more to do with what type of work you are involved in, which country you live in and where within that country? Or would you say it was very largely as a result of our lifestyle choices? Perhaps all of Continue Reading →

Link Between Showers and Autoimmune Disease

Link between showers and autoimmune disease

The Link Between Showers and Autoimmune Disease. Continuing with our theme of positive intentional living (as opposed to living on autopilot and never questioning the things we do and take for granted), have you ever thought about what happens to your body when you shower and whether there could be a link between showers and autoimmune disease? We have previously touched on the question of shower head filters in Buy a Filter or Be a Filter but now would like to explain the link to autoimmune disease. Inflammation and Toxicity Autoimmune diseases are born out of chronic inflammatory conditions in Continue Reading →