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DIGESTIVE ENZYMES

Digestive Enzymes

Enzymes are specialised protein molecules found in all living cells. They accelerate and regulate all biochemical reactions that occur in the human body. An enzyme itself does not change during a reaction but acts as a catalyst by changing one compound (known as the “substrate”) into another (known as the “product”). Enzymes also play a…

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ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

Alzeimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia and is characterised by memory loss, difficulties with language, and motor and sensory functions. This is the first of two articles that will be discussing some of the various natural treatments for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). As the disease progresses changes in mood and behaviour increase. It…

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ESSENTIALS MINERALS: CALCIUM & MAGNESIUM

Calcium & Magnesium

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

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FAECAL RETENTION AND CONSTIPATION

FAECAL RETENTION AND CONSTIPATION

The GI Tract A normally functioning gastrointestinal (GI) tract is an often overlooked important part of good health. The GI tract is responsible for the digestion and absorption of nutrient and fluid as well as protection from absorption of harmful agents. When the GI tract is not well, we can feel quite miserable with stomachache,…

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PARTNERING WITH PRACTITIONERS

Practitioners are the front line of combatting the health problems of the world. We see brave practitioners volunteering with amazing organisations like Medicins Sans Frontiers (or Doctors Without Borders) and travelling overseas to help the less fortunate to combat very serious and deadly illnesses such as Ebola and HIV/AIDS.

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Kingsway Sponsors ACNEM 2014

The month of August is looking to be a busy one at Kingsway Compounding. As key sponsors, we are delighted to be attending the annual ACNEM (Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine) Conference in Sydney, on the 9th -10th at The Menzies Hotel. This is closely followed by the annual A5M (The Australasian Academy…

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Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) Training

Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) Training 9 – 10 August 2014 The Menzies Hotel, Sydney ACNEM returns to Sydney in August to present the two-day version of the Primary Modules in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (NEM), as well as Environmental Health Imperatives and Women’s Health. Register now and receive the 30 day…

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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. Within the human body, iron is an essential…

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5-Methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF) is the most active form of folic acid

5-Methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF) is the most active form of folic acid, the B group vitamin, also known generically as folate. Folate deficiencies have been linked with such health conditions as cancer, cardiovascular diseases and neurological abnormalities. 5-MTHF (together with vitamin B12) functions as a methyl group donor in a range of metabolic and nervous system processes,…

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