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Swallowing capsules

Learning how to swallow capsules (or tablets) can be very challenging for children, as well as for some adults. Here we provide some useful tips to help! Swallowing capsules can be a challenge! We teach children not to swallow anything until it has been completely chewed and not to put strange objects in their mouths;…

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Essential fatty acid Omega 3 explained

fish oil omega 3

The majority of the Australian population are not meeting the recommended intake of Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids Since 1995 there has been a significant increase in the consumption of Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s), however, the recent National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey found that only 20 percent of the Australian population met the recommended…

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Obesity: Hormonal impact of environmental chemicals

Sometimes chemicals in our environment could do more harm than good. Studies find that some of it have been linked to obesity due to low-level hormonal impacts. These chemicals are referred to as “obesogens” and they contribute to the obesity epidemic by disrupting how our bodies create and store fat. The good news is there…

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Understanding Vitamin D

sun vitamin D

Vitamin D has emerged as the nutrient of the decade. Numerous studies have found benefits for nearly 100 types of health conditions. These health benefits include reduced risk of bone diseases, many types of cancer, cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes mellitus, bacterial and viral infectious diseases, and autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, neurological conditions such…

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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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Flouride 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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Comments: Answering the vitamin and nutritional supplement criticism

vitamin criticism

Another physician said “No case for vitamin supplementation in normal, healthy, non-pregnant or lactating adults who are receiving the recommended daily intake of nutrients.” Is this true? Let us have a look at the commentary by  Bill Sardi regarding criticism about dietary supplementation.   Vitamin A Vitamin critic: “Vitamin A Toxicity occurred in Antarctic and…

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