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Ramp up the detox

Ramp up the detox

It’s an unfortunate fact of modern life that we are exposed to all manner of toxins; in our homes, cars and workplaces, in the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink.

What does your poo say about you

What does your poo say about you

Nobody wants to talk about it, but your toilet habits can say a lot about your overall health, do you spend way too much time in the loo or experience constipation, diarrhea, pain, bloating or flatulence? These symptoms can be a sign you may have a functional gut disorder.

Pea for pain

Pea for pain

Research has shown PEA (palmitoylethanolamide) to have anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective and anti-nociceptive (anti-pain) properties and taking it regularly may boost your body’s natural response to pain by acting on the nerve cells which cause pain.

The benefits of collagen

The benefits of collagen

Taking collagen for its health and healing properties has become a popular trend in recent years. Naturally found in the connective tissue of animals, it is the main protein responsible for keeping the tissue that connects, supports, binds, or separates other tissues or organs firm and flexible.

Find your Fibre!

Find your Fibre!

We all need fibre. Whether you’re a fan of low carb, intermittent fasting or another style of eating, this unique nutrient does wonders for our health. Fibre is also known as roughage.

Mighty Magnesium

Mighty Magnesium

Being the fourth most abundant mineral in the body, magnesium plays many roles in supporting your health. It helps dampen the effects of stress hormones to promote calming sleep, as well as relaxing muscles and reducing cramping.

Zinc: essential for health

Zinc: essential for health

You may currently take zinc when you have a cold or flu. However, did you know that your cells need zinc on a daily basis? The adult body contains approximately 2.0 to 3.0 g of zinc, mostly stored inside your cells. Zinc has far-reaching actions which affect the health of your whole body.

Weight Loss & the Set Point

Weight Loss & the Set Point

All the individuals have a unique metabolic ‘set-point, a weight range that your body fights to maintain. To stay in its ‘happy place’, your body will resist weight loss attempts and cause you to regain weight after successful weight loss.

Take the Omega 3 Test

Take the Omega 3 Test

Knowing your Omega 3 levels can reveal your risk for certain health conditions such as heart disease. A level of 8 – 12% is good, while less than 4% is not so good. Pregnant women and people with poor gut health, such as IBS, are also wise to know their Omega 3 status.