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Recognising the adrenally fatigued patient

Our ability to cope with stress depends largely on the complex interactions between components of our hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA axis). The adrenal cortex figures prominently in the manifestation of adrenal fatigue due to disregulation of the production of cortisol. Adrenal … Continue reading

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Cholesterol Tests may be sending the wrong message.

There’s a small, but significant revolution going on in our understanding of heart disease risk factor markers. Most practitioners have a basic awareness of the general comings and goings of cholesterol in the body; that most of the body’s cholesterol … Continue reading

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The Vitamin E Complex

Natural vitamin E is not necessarily natural. Soy or corn based tocopherols are chemically changed to the (RRR- or d-) alpha-tocopherol via the addition of one or two methyl groups to either the gamma- or delta-tocopherol isomers respectively. This C5 … Continue reading

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Having Sleeping Problems- Try This

People tend to have sleeping problems as they grow older. What can we do about it? Too much stuff running around in your head. Unresolved problems that keep us awake. How do we leave the day behind and slip into … Continue reading

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What is Sarcopenia and how can you prevent it.

Sarcopenia is the age related loss of muscle mass and strength which tends to predispose people to falls and fractures. The first signs may appear around 40 but accelerates after the age of 75. As muscle activity is decreased with … Continue reading

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Coffee delays onset of Alzheimer’s.

Coffee is no longer the nutritional bad guy it used to be. There’s scientific talk that it might reduce the risk of diabetes; possibly also endometrial cancer.  Apparently it can reduce the damage associated with a fatty liver, but the … Continue reading

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Sleep Deficiency causes Weight Gain

There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that if you are not getting enough sleep each night you are going to put on weight. In fact many researchers now believe this is a major factor in the current … Continue reading

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Arthritis Diet – Suggested Foods from The International Academy of Nutrition

Millions of Australians suffer from painful and swollen joints associated with arthritis. While the role that foods play in the condition is still the subject of much controversy, there is a growing body of evidence to suggest that some foods … Continue reading

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Dr Buist’s suggestions for foods and supplements for those with cancer or as a cancer-preventive measure

Undereat. Use high nutrient density foods as discussed below. Don’t eat processed foods. Remove all sugar, refined flour, cakes, biscuits, pasta, cakes, ice cream, saturated fats. Eat seasonal foods. You can have any of the following suggestions for breakfast/lunch or … Continue reading

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Warning: Don’t take supplements containing fructose

For the past two years I have been warning practitioners about the potentially harmful effects of fructose and sugars containing fructose. There is ample evidence that fructose plays a major role in the development of hypertension, obesity, metabolic syndrome and … Continue reading

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