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Are You Brain Fatigued?

July 3, 2019

The organs with the most ‘energy-hungry’ cells will be the first to feel the brunt of an energy crisis. Thus our brain is the first to feel the effects of low energy. Our brain only makes up 2% of our body weight but uses 20% of our energy. No wonder when we are fatigued the things we notice are brain fog, poor memory, impaired word recall and decreased executive function. We know that stress is a leading ‘energy-zapper’ and it leads to systemic inflammation throughout the body. Chro....

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Our Top 4 Nutrient Energisers

June 11, 2019

The change in temperature and seasons can often affect energy. Many people are coming in-store complaining of lowered energy and if you are wanting to get an ‘edge’ and gain optimum energy and vitality levels this Winter there are particular nutrients the body uses to produce energy. Supplementing with these could be the key to maintaining peak energy levels over winter. The ‘energy factories’ of our cells are called mitochondria and this is where our body generates the energy (ATP) i....

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Our Top 4 Must-Haves for Amazing Energy

May 15, 2019

The change in temperature and seasons can often affect energy. Many people are coming in-store complaining of lowered energy and if you are wanting to get an ‘edge’ and gain optimum energy and vitality levels this Winter there are particular nutrients the body uses to produce energy. Supplementing with these could be the key to maintaining peak energy levels over winter. The ‘energy factories’ of our cells are called mitochondria and this is where our body generates the energy (ATP) i....

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Stay Energised this Festive Season

December 4, 2018

The Silly Season can often mean added stress and pressure - especially when many of us have lots of extra social obligations, work pressures, Christmas preparations, late nights and often an increase in festive food and alcohol consumption. So it is really important to mind our energy levels. If your energy levels are suffering this Festive season consider supplementing with the following. Vitamin B Complex When we are under pressure and stress our requirement for the B-group vitamins (as ....

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

July 26, 2018

If you are unfortunate enough to suffer from IBS you are not alone. It is estimated that 1 in 5 Australians will suffer from the condition at some time in their lives. Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is a disorder of the bowel characterised by abdominal pain and changes in bowel habits (eg diarrhoea or constipation or a combination of both). Other symptoms include bloating, flatulence, mucus present in the stools, nausea and a feeling of incomplete evacuation. None of these symptoms are e....

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How’s Your Blood Pressure?

July 4, 2018

According to the Australian Foundation 32% of Australians have High Blood pressure. A normal blood pressure reading is 120/80. For every 20 point increase in your Blood Pressure reading (i.e. the systolic/top number) you double your risk of cardiovascular disease. So if your blood pressure has elevated to 140 points then you double your risk of getting cardiovascular disease. So obviously the aim in keeping your blood pressure low is important. Are you a “Napper”? A research study of nearl....

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Our Top 4 Nutrient Energisers

May 16, 2018

The change in temperature and seasons can often affect energy. Many people are coming in-store complaining of lowered energy and if you are wanting to get an ‘edge’ and gain optimum energy and vitality levels this Winter there are particular nutrients the body uses to produce energy. Supplementing with these could be the key to maintaining peak energy levels over winter. The ‘energy factories’ of our cells are called mitochondria and this is where our body generates the energy (ATP) i....

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Sleep is Sacred

April 30, 2018

If you did not have a good sleep last night, join the queue. It seems Australians are suffering from chronic tiredness and it’s getting worse, rather than better, The Australian “Sleep Health Foundation” found that 1 in 3 Australians admitted to experiencing poor sleep which negatively impacted their waking life (RN Economics of Sleep Podcast: 19/1/17). Interestingly, ten years ago statistics showed 1 in 4 admitting to this problem which indicates poor sleep and the ramifications on our ....

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Stay Energised this Festive Season

December 12, 2017

The Festive Season can often mean added stress and pressure - especially when many of us have lots of extra social obligations, work pressures, Christmas preparations, late nights and often an increase in festive food and alcohol consumption. So it is really important to mind our energy levels. If your energy levels are suffering this Festive season consider supplementing with the following. Vitamin B Complex: when we are under pressure and stress our requirement for the B-group vitam....

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Winter Blues

July 12, 2017

The “Winter Blues”, also known as SAD (seasonal affective disorder) is caused by lack of sunlight. In Australia we are not subjected to the reduced daylight hours that some of our northern hemisphere friends are, but many Australians still experience lowered mood, energy and vitality during our Winter months. If reduced sunlight affects you in winter, incorporate the following tips to stay vital and happy. Eat Foods To Boost Your Mood Foods rich in tryptophan (an amino acid), help your bod....

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Sleep is Sacred

February 21, 2017

If you did not have a good sleep last night, join the queue. It seems Australians are suffering from chronic tiredness and it’s getting worse, rather than better,  The Australian “Sleep Health Foundation” found that 1 in 3 Australians admitted to experiencing poor sleep which negatively impacted their waking life (RN Economics of Sleep Podcast: 19/1/17). Interestingly, ten years ago statistics showed 1 in 4 admitting to this problem which indicates poor sleep and the ramifications on our ....

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5 Quick Ways to Beat the Heat

January 17, 2017

We're in for a hot day today and in the heat we can often feel drained, fatigued and out of sorts. Here's 5 quick ways to maintain vitality when the temperature soars... 1.Stay Hydrated Very obvious but often overlooked. Increase your fluids on hot days to avoid lethargy. If you don't like just plain water why not add some slices of lemon or orange, ice cubes and mint leaves - very refreshing!  Keep a jug on the kitchen bench or your desk to catch your eye as your walking past ....

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Navigating the Vitamin Maze

October 4, 2016

When you walk into a health food store is the array of vitamins confronting, confusing and overwhelming? Do you wonder whether you actually need a certain supplement or what it is for, or how much to take? We often hear that if you eat well you shouldn’t need supplements. With the amount of chemicals we are exposed to, both in our foods and in our environment coupled with the pace of our lifestyle which brings added stress and pressure, supplements are essential health boosters that supp....

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Resuscitation Icypoles

January 5, 2015

After a full day in the sun, why not give the kids (big & small) a great treat to replenish their nutrient stores. These icypoles are a delicious way to provide an array of nutrients lost during physical activity whilst supporting both their musculoskeletal and nervous system.       Juice 400ml of pineapple and watermelon (this is our favourite combo but you can experiment with any fruit) Mix 3 teaspoons of magnesium powder to the juice – stir well Pour in....

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Magnesium on the Menu

February 4, 2014

In our Back on Track program we include magnesium as an essential supplement - and here’s why... Magnesium is needed for our body to produce energy Magnesium is needed for muscle relaxation Our nervous system needs magnesium to function optimally Our bones need magnesium Our heart needs magnesium Magnesium is great as both a mood and sugar stabiliser Suffice to say, Magnesium is an essential nutrient. Early Signs Of Magnesium Deficiency Can Include: Muscle cramps and sp....

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On the 3rd Day of Christmas

December 9, 2013

On The 3rd Day Of Christmas… Stay Energised             The Silly Season can often mean added stress and pressure - especially when many of us have lots of extra social obligations, work pressures, Christmas preparations, late nights and often an increase in festive food and alcohol consumption. So it is really important to mind our energy levels. If Your Energy Levels Are Suffering This Silly Season Consider Supplementing With The Followi....

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Elite Athletes… what can we learn from them?

August 7, 2012

In keeping with the current Olympic theme (and that amazing hurdles heat run by Sally Pearson last night) I thought I’d explore today the best food and nutrients we can take daily as well as optimum pre and post workout fuel. A lot of us “non-elite” people workout to stay healthy, improve our energy levels, to lose or maintain weight, to relieve stress and to keep our mood and hormones stable and optimal. So if you are in this category and not working out for more than an hour than....

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