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Vitamin D & Sun – how much is enough?

Vitamin D & Sun – how much is enough?

Sunlight contains ultraviolet radiation: ultraviolet B radiation (UVB) acts on the epidermis of the skin and causes erythema (reddening). When the ultraviolet radiation interacts with 7-dehydrocholesterol in the skin, vitamin D is produced. Things that can affect this...

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Which Diet is Right for Me?

Which Diet is Right for Me?

Moderation is a wise approach. A balanced and healthy diet accommodates most foods and drinks, as long as moderation directs your wise choices. The Mediterranean Diet is grounded on the principles of enjoyment and pleasure. Foods, drinks and meals are best eaten with...

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Balancing Hormones Naturally

Hormones are chemical messengers that carry information to cells. The sex hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone) are responsible for growth, development and reproduction and play a significant role in our health and well-being throughout life. A hormone...

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HAIR LOSS – WHAT CAUSES IT?

HAIR LOSS – WHAT CAUSES IT?

Hair is ‘fed’ by the blood vessels lying just beneath the scalp. Between starting to grow and falling out some years later, each hair passes through four stages: anagen, catagen, telogen and exogen. In healthy individuals, up to 80% of hair can be in the course of...

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Stress Less

Stress Less

Being tired or fatigued is one of the most common complaints that healthcare practitioners hear from those who come to see them. The terms “adrenal fatigue” and “adrenal exhaustion” have been previously been used to explain abnormal levels of two adrenal hormones...

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Sleep like a Baby

Sleep like a Baby

It has been said that ‘if sleep does not serve a vital function in the body and the evolutionary cycle – it is a colossal waste of time!’ Of course, sleep is vital to our existence and therefore our health. It is a complex process involving, the brain and...

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Managing Menopause

Managing Menopause

Menopause occurs when there is a with a marked decrease in release of oestrogen and progesterone from the ovaries. The ovaries cease to produce an egg cell each month and therefore periods cease, this is an important trigger for the onset of menopause. Menopause...

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