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PROBIOTIC MAY STOP STAPH

A new study suggests that people who have a certain helpful microbe, or probiotic, in their gut may be less likely to have harmful “staph” germs. Staph is short for Staphylococcus aureus. It’s a very common germ. Staph usually doesn’t cause problems. But it can cause boils, pneumonia, and other infections. Antibiotics usually cure staph infections.…

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PLAN YOUR PLATE

What’s the eating style that’s best for health? Is it a Mediterranean eating plan? Vegetarian? Low carb? With all the eating styles out there, it’s hard to know which one to follow. Healthy eating is one of the best ways to prevent or delay health problems. Eating well, along with getting enough physical activity, can…

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FLUORIDE EXPOSURE

Water fluoridation began in Australia in the 1960’s and has made a significant contribution to improve the oral health of Australians. Along with good oral hygiene and a healthy diet it can help prevent dental decay. Given the condition back then when there was not a single dental product contained fluoride: no fluoride toothpastes, no…

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WHEN TO AVOID LOW-CARB DIET

Fatigue, constipation or slow metabolism could be the signs that you need to increase your daily carbohydrate intake. These symptoms are familiar for ketogenic dieters, or any other low-carbohydrate diet. Our daily activities, body condition and life stages differ, thus one might need higher daily carbohydrate intake than others. Who should avoid a low-carb diet?…

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more reasons for Taking Nutritional Supplements

MORE REASONS FOR TAKING NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

Healthy young people normally make sufficient amounts of conditionally essential molecules in the body, although the levels are not always optimal. With inadequate levels of minerals or vitamins, key enzymes in biochemical pathways may not function optimally. There are thousands of dietary supplements on the market, including 40+ essential nutrients alone and in various combinations,…

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MALNUTRITION AND DENTAL DISEASE

Cavities and gum diseases are not often regarded as serious diseases, yet they are epidemic throughout our society, from the youngest of children to the oldest of senior citizens. Dental caries and gum pathology are frequently associated with serious chronic health problems. Multiple independent studies published after 1990 document this. Cavities are associated with poor…

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zucchini

IMPRESSIVE HEALTH BENEFIT OF ZUCCHINI

Zucchini–or zucca in Italian, has a long history of more than 7000 years ago. From it’s origin in the northern parts of South America to Europe where their cultivation began, it is now used in various dishes and also good for our health thanks to its nutritional benefits.   This ubiquitous summer squash contains zero fat, but…

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jobs

WE NEED A COMPOUNDING TECHNICIAN TO JOIN OUR FRIENDLY TEAM!

We are looking for a compounding technician to join our existing friendly team in our state-of-the-art facility.   Who we are looking for: Experience in compounding or laboratory work is preferred but not essential as training is provided. The successful applicant must have an eye for detail, a good work ethic, be able to work…

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MANY BENEFITS OF VAGUS NERVE

The vagus nerve–cranial nerve which connects to many body systems–has a significant influence on systemic inflammation and overall physical as well as mental health.   Relation of inflammatory and vagus nerve The inflammatory response occurs when tissues are injured by bacteria, trauma, toxins, heat, or any other cause. It is the underlying cause of most…

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gluten

WHEN GLUTEN NEEDS ENZYME

Gluten–the main protein in grains such as wheat and barley–can sometimes be difficult to digest, given to the complex protein which the body can not break down. Gluten carries a unique chain of amino acid building blocks that cause the protein chain to form into a shape with a lot of loops. The looped bonds…

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sugar

SUGAR IN METABOLIC SYNDROME

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of disease risk factors which increase the risk of type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Metabolic syndrome is also known as insulin resistance syndrome. There is evidence to suggest that diets high in added sugar promote the development of metabolic disease both directly and indirectly. Directly, the fructose component in…

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AGEING AND IODINE DEFICIENCY

The signs and symptoms of iodine deficiency are often overlooked, since many of them are very similar of what we call “ageing”. Ageing is a convenient theory to collect conditions for which we have little curiosity about their true cause. As such, there may be several causes that do not originate directly from ageing. Low…

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PEA

The acronym PEA stands for Palmitoylethanolamide. It is a naturally occurring fatty acid amide produced in the body. PEA binds to receptors in the cell nucleus and is involved in the regulation of neuroglia cells within the central nervous system. What is PEA? PEA plays an extensive role in many biological pathways related to inflammation and…

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PERSONALISED MEDICINE: COMPOUNDING WITH KARL LANDERS

Original content sourced from fxmedicine.com.au The flexibility, technology and sophistication of modern-day compounding has come a long way from it’s humble origins. Compounding is now a specialised area of pharmacy available to health professionals which is ideal for those patients who have specialised needs outside of what’s commercially accessible. In today’s podcast pharmacist Karl Landers takes us…

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CALCIUM AND MAGNESIUM

Calcium and Magnesium are both classified as “essential minerals” which humans require for good health. Like all minerals, these cannot be made in our body and must therefore be plentiful in our diet in order for us to remain healthy. Calcium Calcium is a major constituent of bones and teeth (99%), where it plays two…

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POLYLAX™ AND MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE

This article is a continuation of our previous article titled ‘Faecal Retention and Constipation’ (Click button below to access this earlier article). Now we will look at two products that many of our patients are using in their treatment protocol. Access Related Article – Faecal Retention and Constipation Polylax™ and Magnesium Hydroxide Both Polylax™ and…

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