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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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Multivitamin and folic acid use lowers autism rate

Children of mothers who take multivitamins and/or folic acid supplements have a 60% lower autism risk, even if their moms take the supplements before getting pregnant. The risk is lowered even in those who used the supplements before becoming pregnant but discontinued their use while pregnant. Dr. Stephen Z. Levine and his colleagues conducted a case-control cohort study in which they…

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middle ear infection in toddlers and children

Middle ear infection in infants and children

“Middle ear” refers to the medical terminology in which there are three parts: The external ear, the middle ear – a space bordered on the outer side by the tympanic membrane (ear drum) and the inside by the inner ear. Eustachian tubes lead from this space into the naso-pharynx. In years past, otitis media (O.M.,…

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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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AFP Peptizyde product overview

AFP Peptizyde™ contains three different digestive enzymes isolated from plant sources and has been designed to help the body in breaking down proteins. AFP Peptizyde™   AFP Peptizyde™ contains digestive enzymes and has been designed to help the body in breaking down proteins. It is a combination of three different proteolytic enzymes isolated from plant…

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Essential fatty acids (EFAs)

EFA’s function as homeostatic constituents of cell membranes, helping to relay signal information from outside the cell to the cell interior and are precursors to eicosanoids that influence other cells, similar to hormones. About EFA’s EFA’s are critical nutrients for humans and are labeled “essential” because our bodies are not able to make them. They…

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Candida overgrowth

In the past 20 years, overgrowth in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract of the usually benign Candida albicans has become increasingly recognized as a complex medical syndrome known as Candidiasis, or yeast syndrome. Candidiasis (Yeast Syndrome) Normally, C. albicans can live harmoniously in the creases and crevices of the digestive tract (and vaginal tract in women).…

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Hiding medicine taste

Over the years at Kingsway we have received many phone calls from customers asking about the best options for hiding medicine taste (for their own or their children’s medicine). Ideas for Hiding Medicine Taste One of the hardest tasks a parent has is to give their children medicines. Children hide, run, struggle or even fight…

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Plant based enzymes

A high potency enzyme for digestion

AFP Peptizyde is a high-potency enzyme combination for digestion of food protein; Increases breakdown of casein and gluten proteins; High Dipeptidyl Peptidase IV (DPP IV) enzyme activity; Safe, non-toxic alternative or supplement to GFCF Diet.

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Gluten & casein free diet

Many of you (and/or your children) are on a restricted diet of some sort. In this article, we are going to give a brief summary of the diets that we are commonly asked about and the effects that they can have. The Average Diet The average diet which is eaten today is completely different to…

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Iron is essential for humans

Iron is essential for humans. It is a vital component of hundreds of proteins and enzymes found within the body. Iron is needed for growth and reproduction, as well as healing and immune function. It plays a vital role in the metabolism of almost all living organisms. An Essential Element Within the human body, iron…

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Mutaflor® is a probiotic (capsule)

Mutaflor® is a probiotic (capsule), which contains a viable non-pathogenic strain of Escherichia coli (E coli), named Escherichia coli Nissle 1917. Mutaflor® The therapeutic effects of Mutaflor® are strain specific and have been demonstrated by in-vitro and in-vivo experiments and clinical studies. E coli Nissle 1917 has demonstrated an ability to exert beneficial effects on…

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