supplements Tag

Not all supplements are created equal.   Often patients are taking supplements that do not offer therapeutic results, and are self-prescribing – with supermarket brands  Quality supplements are more expensive because they are...

Are you confused about what supplements you need to take? Or are you unsure if you actually need to take them at all? The idea of nutritional supplements can be baffling....

Is your child Vitamin D deficient?

The Murdoch Research Institute in Melbourne has been looking into why Australia has the highest reported prevalence of food allergy in the world. Results from the studies being carried out point to diet, vitamin D, hygiene and skin care as important factors.

How can I get prebiotics in my diet?

Prebiotics are substances in food that selectively feed good bacteria and not bad microbes in your intestine and bowel. They feed these bacteria that protect us against infection, allergy, inflammation, cancer and they also help make vitamins such as vitamin K. So where do we get them from supplements or food? Well food should be your predominant source for most people but there are specific ones and some people do not tolerate some. So read the following guidelines and get more in your diet!

If my children eat a healthy diet, why do they need to take supplements?

This is a common question we hear from parents. Firstly, congratulations if your children are eating a healthy diet! You are helping lay the foundations for their future well-being and teaching the importance of being healthy and strong.

Fighting Infection From the Gut

Gastrointestinal Associated Lymphoid Tissue (GALT) Our digestive system is a prime entry point for a disease-causing organism to enter our bodies. So the body has developed a highly specialized digestive-immune interaction system called Gastrointestinal Associated Lymphoid Tissue or GALT. An overwhelming percentage of our immune system is present in the gut as this GALT and rightly so as it is a vulnerable place for the body. Food presents a risk of infection and the body recognizes this and strives to protect itself.

OMEGA-3 oils are good for you. But which one do you take?

Deborah Taylor, director of NatMed Natural Medicine, contributor to The West Australian newspaper fish oil article, naturopath and member of the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids gives us the facts. Since their discovery in the 1970s, omega-3 fatty acids have been firmly under the scientific spotlight: the subject of discussion, speculation, and multiple studies of their potential health benefits.

Determining Individual Biochemical Needs To Take the Guesswork Out of Supplementation Programs. Get to the bottom of your health issues! Health testing to get the best out of your vehicle’s performance has...

Multi-vitamin and mineral is essential insurance Harvard university produced a report in 2002 recommending all adults take a multivitamin and mineral daily. B vitamins to support nervous function and energy Phytonutrients and antioxidants...