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The wonderful world of medicinal mushrooms

The wonderful world of medicinal mushrooms

Date: 2017-12-01
Author: Ravinder Lilly
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Enjoyed as delicacies around the world, mushrooms have also been used for their medicinal properties for thousands of years - from China and Japan to eastern Europe.


What you need to know about DAO

What you need to know  about DAO

Date: 2017-11-22
Author: Stephanie Radnan
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Histamine is a chemical compound that is involved in the immune system response. Histamine is often associated with allergies and their associated symptoms such as sneezing, headaches, nasal…


Caterpillar mushroom and its uses in traditional medicine

Caterpillar mushroom and its uses in traditional medicine

Date: 2017-11-01
Author: Ravinder Lilly
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In many cultures, mushrooms are enjoyed for their taste and meaty texture and their deliciously-nutritious properties. As well as containing a whole host of antioxidants, protein, vitamins and…


Perilla: the allergy super-herb

Perilla: the allergy super-herb

Date: 2017-09-01
Author: Bonnie Bayley
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If you struggle with allergy symptoms like a stuffy, runny nose, sneezing, irritable eyes or an itchy throat, you’re not alone - around one in five people in…


The digestive rescue kit for holidaying 

The digestive rescue kit for holidaying 

Date: 2017-08-29
Author: Belinda Fay
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When travelling overseas, many people may experience various health-related changes, such as traveller’s diarrhoea. High-risk destinations for traveller’s diarrhoea can include Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and…


Biofilms: what they are and how we can break them down

Biofilms: what they are and how we can break them down

Date: 2017-08-10
Author: Claire Georgiou
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Biofilms are formations that occur when a group of microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses attach themselves to a surface and create a colony.1 Biofilms can…


Echinacea helps cold and flu in pregnancy

Echinacea helps cold and flu in pregnancy

Date: 2017-07-19
Author: Claire Georgiou
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When you’re expecting, the part of your immune system which protects against viruses and bacteria runs at a lower intensity than usual. Due to this, expectant mothers are…


Glutathione, what is it?

Glutathione, what is it?

Date: 2017-06-23
Author: Belinda Fay
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Glutathione is a small protein molecule made up of three amino acids: cysteine, glutamate and glycine. Naturally produced in the body, glutathione is present in virtually every cell…


Choline, an essential nutrient

Choline, an essential nutrient

Date: 2017-05-26
Author: Belinda Fay
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Choline is an essential nutrient that has similarities to the B vitamins. Although the human body makes some choline, choline needs to be obtained through the diet to…


Arginine and its effects on viral replication

Arginine and its effects on viral replication

Date: 2017-04-13
Author: Belinda Fay
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A single virus particle (virion) cannot replicate or express genetic material (DNA, RNA) without a host cell. Viral infection and virus replication involves six steps:1 attachment: virus binds…


The thyroid gland – small but mighty

The thyroid gland – small but mighty

Date: 2017-03-15
Author: Alinda Coleman
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The thyroid gland is one of the unsung powerhouses of the body – its crucial roles involve controlling our metabolic rate, body temperature, energy levels, and growth and…


Managing children’s behaviour naturally

Managing children’s behaviour naturally

Date: 2017-02-17
Author: Melissa Peterson, freelance writer
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Tantrums and meltdowns are all very normal for a young growing child. However, when meltdowns turn into aggression, or tantrums happen daily, then nutritional and herbal support together…


Antioxidants and the liver

Antioxidants and the liver

Date: 2017-02-02
Author: Corinne Bett BHSc Nat, Dip RM, Cert IV Nursing
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Antioxidants are well known for their health benefits. Often derived from plants, they come in the form of phytochemicals that protect the plant from external damage in their…


How your gut can affect your mood

How your gut can affect your mood

Date: 2017-01-19
Author: Amy Jordan, BSc(Hons)HumNut
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When you learned about the human body in school, you were probably told that the brain controls everything in the body. What we now know, is that the…


Surviving the silly season (yes, it’s possible!)

Surviving the silly season (yes, it’s possible!)

Date: 2016-12-13
Author: Amy Jordan, BSc(Hons)HumNut
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It’s that time of year again! Parties and mince pies, roast turkey and your nan’s delicious Christmas pudding, gingerbread and candy canes. With all the delicious treats and…


Why detox may help support your healthy body

Why detox may help support your healthy body

Date: 2016-11-25
Author: Amy Jordan, BSc(Hons)HumNut
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Detoxing - we’ve all heard of it, we’re all told we should be doing it, but what actually IS it? And how do we go about detoxing anyway?


All about methylation and what you can do to keep yours healthy

All about methylation and what you can do to keep yours healthy

Date: 2016-11-15
Author: Georgia Marrion, BHSc(Comp med) AdvDipHSc(Nat) MHumNut
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Have you been hearing a-lot about methylation lately, and wondering what it’s all about? Methylation is a biochemical process which is involved in a wide range of bodily…


Vitamin D and its ‘helper’ nutrients

Vitamin D and its ‘helper’ nutrients

Date: 2016-10-28
Author: by Amy Jordan, BSc (Hons) HumNut
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Most of us have heard of vitamin D, but did you know that it needs other vitamins and minerals to do its job properly in the body? Read…


Why to choose ferrous bisglycinate for iron supplementation

Why to choose ferrous bisglycinate for iron supplementation

Date: 2016-09-27
Author: Georgia Marrion, BHSc(Comp med) AdvDipHSc(Nat) MHumNut
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Iron is the most common type of nutritional deficiency in the world,1 and one in eight Australians are not consuming enough.2 But what does this important mineral do,…


Maximise your mitochondria

Maximise your mitochondria

Date: 2016-09-09
Author: Bonnie Bayley
Access: Public


From your beating heart, to your breathing, right down to the complex signals within your cells. It takes a lot of energy to keep the numerous biological processes…






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