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Gut is key to boosting your immune system

Your Gut is the Key to Boosting Your Immune System

Written by Charlie Smith  With Covid-19 still threatening the health of many and the looming flu season, you’d want to do everything to give your immune system a maximum boost. But did you know that it all starts in the gut? It is in the gut where food is broken down into macromolecules. Therefore, it’s vital to keep the gut healthy for optimal nutrient absorption. Furthermore, studies reveal that 70% of our immune function is in the stomach. There is also increasing evidence regarding brain and gut connection. So, how do you support gut health?  CONSUME PROBIOTICSMillions of bacteria live...

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Alison Bell
13 Remarkable Health Benefits of Getting Outdoors

13 Remarkable Health Benefits of Getting Outdoors

Written by Julie Singh, TripOutside THE BENEFITS OF GETTING OUTDOORS If you’re a self-professed homebody, you could seriously benefit from a change of scenery. Spending time in nature could improve your physical and mental health, ward off illness, and actually make you happier!  As the Father of Western Medicine, Hippocrates, once said, “Nature itself is the best physician.” If you’re curious about the health benefits you can reap from being outside, read on! Below, we cover 13 reasons to soak up everything nature has to offer.   Read on for the best benefits of getting outdoors. 1. BEING IN NATURE BOOSTS LIFE...

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What is Sympathetic Dominance & How Can it Affect My Health?

What is Sympathetic Dominance & How Can it Affect My Health?

Written by Jordan Pie, Nutritionist & GAPS Practitioner. Stress can manifest itself in different ways. While our bodies have systems in place to cope with stress, constantly feeling stressed can cause problems. Do you ever: Wake up after a restless night’s sleep feeling groggy and tired? Feel overwhelmed by all the things on your to-do list – school drop-offs, work, grocery shopping – and feel your heart racing? Get home after a hectic day at work, a trip to the gym and the busy supermarket, and fall onto the couch with a glass of wine in one hand and some chocolate...

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Alison Bell
Thyroid: 10 Things I Wish My Endocrinologist Would Have Told Me

Thyroid: 10 Things I Wish My Endocrinologist Would Have Told Me

Written by Dr Izabella Wentz When I was first diagnosed I consulted with a variety of specialists, I felt that I still didn’t get a good understanding of what’s really going on in Hashimoto’s. Here are a few things that would have been helpful to know at the beginning of my journey… Ten Things I Wish My Doctor Would Have Told Me… You are not going crazy! The anxiety, depression, irritability, mood swings, and emotional numbness you are feeling could be related to your thyroid. Thyroid antibodies are a marker that lets us know that the immune system is destroying thyroid tissue,...

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