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June 2018

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Magnesium: A Vital Nutrient for All Children

Magnesium is an important and necessary element for human health.  It is the second most abundant electrolyte in the body within the cells (the first being potassium), and the fourth most common mineral after calcium, potassium and sodium. The human cells will die without adequate magnesium and low levels will affect over 300 enzymatic systems in the body.  These are crucial factors needed in the growth, development and brain development of children for protein synthesis, DNA and RNA production, Vitamin B1 activation and the utilization of other important nutrients such as Calcium, Potassium, Zinc, Iron and Vitamin D Magnesium deficiency is widespread in children.  Unfortunately, if left untreated, it inevitably leads to many physical and mental health concerns which stem from metabolic dysregulation of the deficiency. Important for...


Simple Guide to Liver Cleansing

Your health and well-being depends on how well your body removes and purges toxins. With exposure to environmental toxins, toxic body care products and processed foods, the majority of people are in desperate need of a serious detox. A liver cleanse is a great way to do this. One of the main ways that the body rids itself of toxins is through the liver. In fact, the liver is one of the hardest working organs in the body. It works tirelessly to detoxify our blood; produce the bile needed to digest fat; break down hormones; and store essential vitamins, minerals and iron. When liver function is not optimal, we cannot digest our food properly, especially fats. Some of the essential functions of the liver include: Processing nutrients absorbed by the intestines...


Natural Remedies for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

First of all, please note that Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is completely different from another condition that sounds very similar, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). IBD is an autoimmune disease that does have very serious consequences. However, irritable bowel syndrome, even though it can cause debilitating pain, is a functional bowel disorder, meaning there are no significant physical conditions that contribute to the problem. So how do you know if you might be suffering from IBS? Common signs and symptoms include frequent: Diarrohea Constipation Abdominal discomfort and/or pain Bloating Gas Spastic colon (spastic contractions of the colon) There are some simple, basic strategies you can use as an alternative to the drugs that are typically prescribed. These drugs may help control the symptoms but do nothing to address the underlying cause. Avoid ALL...


What are the Benefits of a “Keto” Diet?

A keto (ketogenic) diet is becoming more popular as people are realising its many benefits. It is a low carb diet where the body produces ketones in the liver to be used as energy.  It is referred to by many different names eg. Ketogenic diet, low carb high fat (LCHF), low carb etc. Basically, how it works is when you eat food that has carbohydrates in it your body produces insulin and glucose.  As glucose is the easiest molecule for your body to convert and use as energy, it will be the chosen energy to be used over any other energy source. Insulin is produced because it needs to process the glucose in your bloodstream, by taking it around the body. Since the glucose is being used as...


Tame your Gout with Herbs that Support the Kidney and Urinary System

If you suffer from gout, you know that it can cause strong pain, joint stiffness, and swelling.  But there are herbs that will help your kidneys and urinary system to work better and reduce your symptoms. What is Gout? Gout is actually a form of arthritis.  But this form of arthritis is specifically caused by excess uric acid in the blood.  This excess acid forms crystals of uric acid in the joints causing pain. The most common area to experience gout is the big toe, though it can affect any joint in the body.  People with gout typically experience a sudden attack of pain that has no warning. Medical doctors will typically prescribe medications to reduce the inflammation and help prevent flare ups.  It’s also important to treat these...