Tag: colds & flu

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Mushroom Magic

June 20, 2018

The use of mushrooms in a therapeutic capacity dates back thousands of years across many cultures throughout the world including Europe, China and Japan. In fact the same mushrooms that are recorded in Ancient Chinese herbal texts from 200AD are still in use today. Medicinal mushrooms contain many biologically active compounds which can positively enhance our wellness. However of these compounds, the polysaccharide (in particular beta-glucans) are the most widespread and appear to be the most....

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Are You Prepared for an Amazing Winter?

May 11, 2018

With this sudden cold blast, our thoughts turn to preparing ourselves for Winter. Media reports are predicting that it will be the coldest on record and already we have noticed a high influx of clients and patients with colds, flu, gastro and viruses! So I chatted to Kate Loftus, one Mammoth’s consulting Naturopaths, and I’d like to share with you her amazing insights, expertise and passion for the healing powers of natural medicine and healthy lifestyle practices. This time of year, Kat....

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Worst flu season on record

August 29, 2017

Australians are in the midst of the  worst flu outbreak on record in 2017! Listen to any news outlet and you will know that we are in the grip of the worst flu season on record. A single strain of flu is usually the cause of outbreaks, but this year we have been hit with 4 strains: two types of influenza A and two types of influenza B strains. According to Dr Vicky Sheppeard, NSW Health’s Director of Communicable Diseases, ‘the high levels of flu strains circulating in the community i....

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