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 →

Effect of Wheat on Gut Permeability

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Effect of Wheat on Gut Permeability No doubt you will have heard of the debate about going gluten free or continuing to eat grains as is standard practice in the western world, but what is the scientific effect of wheat on gut permeability and what does this mean for you and your health? There is a fabulous free resource known colloquially as “PubMed” – just type www.pubmed.com into your browser and you can then search millions of scientific studies. Alessio Fasano is recognised as one of the leading experts in the world on celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. If you Continue Reading →

Coconut Oil Treats Dementia & Alzheimer’s

Coconut Oil Treats Dementia & Alzheimer's

Coconut Oil Treats Dementia & Alzheimer’s You have probably heard of the benefits of taking virgin cold pressed organic coconut oil for blood lipids, correcting cholesterol and losing weight, but did you know that coconut oil also treats dementia & Alzheimer’s? We have known of this for a few years now when we first heard about a US doctor who had treated her husband who had severe early onset Alzheimer’s at only 58 years old. We have just listened to this doctor, Mary Newport MD, being interviewed on the “Awakening from Alzheimer’s” free docuseries currently available at this link. She Continue Reading →

Dietary Fat Is Associated With Lower Death Risk

dietart fat is associated with lower death risk

Avoid one of these and eat the other to lower risk of dying Dietary Fat Is Associated With Lower Death Risk No, that is not a misprint. Despite dietary fat having been demonised for over 40 years and the consumption of whole grains (aka carbohydrates) having been praised and touted as our health saviour, it is really gratifying to see that science is now saying that dietary fat is associated with lower death risk and that high carbohydrate intake is associated with higher total mortality risk. Isn’t it great when the contrary position you have held for many years is Continue Reading →

Rusting Away With Oxidative Stress

Rusting away with oxidative stress

Rusting Away With Oxidative Stress If we had one goal to aim for in promoting a healthy and long life, it would be to avoid rusting away with oxidative stress. Just as metal rusts when exposed to oxygen in air and water, so molecules in our body are similarly affected by oxygen. Why Can Oxygen be Bad for Us? How can this be when we require oxygen to breathe in order to survive? The answer is the manner in which that oxygen is delivered. When we receive oxygen in air in its molecular form with balanced paired electrons, we can Continue Reading →

Why An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

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Why An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away We have all heard the phrase “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but have you ever stopped to think if that is true and if so why? “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” seems logical if one is thinking along the lines that fresh organic fruit and vegetables are good for you and should be encouraged instead of eating processed foods, but is there more to it than that. Is there a Scientific Explanation? Turns out there is. Aside from the enzymes, polyphenols and flavonoids in apples, Continue Reading →

Best Natural Gut Health Support

best natural gut health support

Best Natural Gut Health Support We are often asked, “What is the best natural gut health support?” by people experiencing gastro-intestinal issues. These issues could include general food intolerances, bloating, gas, cramping, irritable bowel disease, Crohn’s, gluten sensitivity, Celiac disease, reflux or irregular bowel movements. These are just some of the symptoms that people will associate with their GI tract, but the truth is that problems caused by negative interactions with food can cause a great many more diseases and symptoms, which, because they are not located in GI tract, people do not realise that they are closely linked with 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 →

Delicious Easter Treat

Delicious Easter Treat – Bounty Bites As we settle in for a long weekend and a welcome break with family and friends over Easter, here is a delicious Easter treat of bite size Bounty bars. Enjoy this sweet treat instead of some of the not so great Easter chocolate on sale in the shops. Makes: Approximately 24 bounty bites Ingredients: Coconut Filling: 1 cup organic coconut cream 3 tbsp organic raw honey 2 cups desiccated coconut Chocolate Coating: 150 grams organic cacao butter 1 ½ cup raw organic cacao powder 2 tbsp raw organic honey (depending on desired sweetness) 5 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 →