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The new sleeping beauty: How to relieve insomnia for better health and wellbeing

It’s often said sleep is the best medicine, but if you’re the one in around three people suffering occasional mild insomnia[1] you need to deal with that first. 

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Head of Nutrition Ryan Pinto shares his guide on achieving your best performance through nutrition

An expert guide to achieving your best performance and recovery through nutrition. Written by Ryan Pinto, Sports Dietitian and the Head of Nutrition for South Sydney Rabbitohs and NSW Waratahs. He has a passion for helping athletes and motivated individuals to improve their nutritional intake to suit their performance goals.

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Maintaining energy levels with the NSW Waratahs & Eagle Natural Health

With a focus on optimising performance on the field, the NSW Waratahs players Harry Johnson-Holmes, Cameron Clark and Jake Gordon discuss how diet and supplements play a role in assisting with an increased work load and improving energy levels. Eagle Natural Health is the official partner of the NSW Waratahs. 

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I’m hungry: The lowdown on breastfeeding your baby

If your baby is smacking or licking their lips, opening and closing their mouth or sucking on their lips, tongue, hands, fingers, toes, toys or clothing, it’s a sure sign that it’s dinner time.

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Planning your pregnancy: Nine ways to help get your mind and body baby ready

Planning for a baby is exciting, emotional, yet often overwhelming. And it’s so much more than just getting your body and environment ready for conception, birth and the new bundle of joy in your life.

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Supporting Optimal Performance with the NSW Waratahs & Eagle Natural Health

Every elite athlete has a backstory and a team of supporters who have been with them from the beginning. Eagle Natural Health ask the NSW Waratahs players Harry Johnson-Holmes, Cameron Clark and Jake Gordon about their journeys, who’s been their biggest support. Eagle Natural Health is the official partner of the NSW Waratahs.

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Is your tummy doing the talking? Why digestive health tells the story behind many modern ailments

Over 2,000 years ago Hippocrates stated that “all disease begins in the gut” – and in the last few decades research has started to catch up with this traditional wisdom and recognise that a healthy gut promotes good overall health.

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Immune system love – managing your wellbeing through every season

Are you suffering from the effects of colds, flu or infection? Or are you just generally feeling sluggish and run down? These all impact your lifestyle in their own ways – and linked to how well your immune system is functioning.

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Pre and post game rituals for optimal recovery and performance with the NSW Waratahs & Eagle Natural Health

There’s something fascinating about a locker room. Eagle Natural Health ask NSW Waratahs players Cameron Clark, Harry Johnson-Holmes and Jake Gordon about their pre and post game rituals. Eagle Natural Health is an official partner of the NSW Waratahs.

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Dream the impossible dream: 7 sleep hygiene hacks for better health

Staring at the ceiling at 3am is no fun for anyone and when the call of deep slumber seems like an impossible dream, it can take a huge toll on your mental, physical and emotional health. Four in 10 Australian adults suffer some form of inadequate sleep and its more than just tiredness.

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Activated B Vitamins for Energy and Stress Management with Sports Dietitian Ryan Pinto

Sports Dietitian Ryan Pinto discusses the role of B vitamins when it comes to our nervous system health and mood.

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Proteins, carbs & supplements- Separating the fact from fiction, with Ryan Pinto

Head Nutritionist for the NSW Waratahs and South Sydney Rabbitohs Ryan Pinto discusses the role supplements can play in conjunction with a healthy diet.

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Iron weight

Iron—that heavyweight essential mineral powering the haemoglobin in your red blood cells—is essential for the creation of those workaholic cells carrying oxygen around your body.  A lack of it may cause anaemia, leaving you feeling tired and less able to fight off infections, yet deficiencies are often not evident with significant clinical symptoms easily going undiagnosed

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Fuelling and Protecting Older Athletes with Head of High Performance Paul Devlin

Head of High Performance for the South Sydney Rabbitohs Paul Devlin discusses the main challenges and stresses for older players on the field all season, including a Vitamin C protocol to support immune health.

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Tips to train and recover like a pro athlete

Fitness is so much more than going to the gym. It is a holistic lifestyle choice that incorporates exercise with diet, nutrition, a work/life balance and a positive mental attitude. So find out how you can be best prepared to train and recover like a pro athlete, including tips from Ryan Pinto, Head of Nutrition for the South Sydney Rabbitohs and NSW Waratahs.


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Energy and Performance with Head of High Performance Paul Devlin

Paul Devlin, Head of High Performance for the South Sydney Rabbitohs, discusses the most important ways to maintain energy during training, including nutrition, supplementation and measurement.

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Importance of Protein for Recovery with Sports Dietitian Ryan Pinto

Sports Dietitian Ryan Pinto discusses importance of Protein for recovery and optimal performance, and how much and when to consume.

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Gut instinct: The best travel companion to combat diarrhoea

Bali Belly and Montezuma’s Revenge are just two of the more unfortunate travelling ‘rites of passage’ that millions of people suffer when ingesting raw and peeled fruits and vegetables; and raw, rare, under cooked or heat exposed meats and seafood.

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Health begins in the gut- infographic

Did you know, your digestive health plays a major role in your health and wellbeing. The following infographic explores this.

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Recovery Tips for Elite Athletes that Work for Me Too

Head of Nutrition Ryan Pinto for the NSW Waratahs and South Sydney Rabbitohs shares his recovery tips for elite athletes, including hydration, adequate sleep and carbohydrate timing.

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Inflammation and your joint health- infographic

Prolonged inflammation can exacerbate symptoms such as joint pain, and there are diet and lifestyle interventions that can help to reduce symptoms. The following infographic looks at this.

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Have an anti-inflammatory day

Around 2.1 million Australian suffer from osteoarthritis, an inflammatory joint condition. Hands, the spine and joints like hips, knees and ankles tend to suffer most, with pain and stiffness usually getting worse over time.

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Talking turmeric: Why this culinary spice is fighting more than just inflammation

Putting the word ‘inflammation’ into Google garners around 108 million results (well it did the day we did) – talk about a chronic response!  Inflammation—the body’s natural response to injury or infection that often causes redness, swelling, pain or heat

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Happy tummy, happy mind?

Mental Health Week – October 10-17. Forget the NBN! Your ENS ‘enteric nervous system’ is your personal high-speed, communication super highway linking your gut to your brain 

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The link between your gut & inflammatory arthritis

Healthy gut bacteria may play an important role in managing inflammatory arthritis, according to a 2017 international meta-analysis

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Naturopath Teneille Newton shares her five tips for a healthy trip

There’s no greater feeling than travelling to a new city or country. The excitement, anticipation and joy of discovering a new town, new people and new food. There’s so much to see and do – so many places to go – so there’s no time to get bogged down on the toilet with a dodgy tummy.

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Why supplements are important to your health, Dr Joe Kosterich

Dr Joe Kosterich explains how best to supplement your diet to support the immune system to help ward of change-of-season colds and allergies. Every year we tend to get around two to four colds[1], with symptoms and severity ranging from mild to severe. 

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Foods that boost brain health, Q&A with Teresa Mitchell-Paterson

Our brain is arguably the most important organ in our body. It controls and coordinates actions and reactions; manages how we walk, talk and learn is responsible for our feelings; regulates breathing, sleep and hormonal balance; and even determines the mates we choose.

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Don’t be bone idle: Discover five simple ways to maintain bone health through menopause

Menopause is a fact of life for women, yet can be an empowering transition into a new chapter of life. By adopting or continuing a healthy lifestyle during menopause, women can help reduce their symptoms (most will experience them), from hot flushes, sleep disturbance and joint pain to night sweats, bladder changes and anxiety

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Balancing the fight or flight response

Fight or flight. It’s how our bodies respond to stress. And this modern malaise can manifest into adrenal exhaustion – a term often used to umbrella symptoms including fatigue, body aches, low blood pressure, mild anxiety, sleep disturbances and digestive issues.

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The 8 pillars for taking charge of your health, Dr Joe Kosterich

Most of us drive cars. We know there are many different things needed to keep the car running smoothly. This includes putting the right petrol in the tank, having correct air in the tyres and the correct engine oil. 

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The mighty mineral: discover why magnesium is essential for promoting holistic health

Your nervous system is integral to controlling your heart rate, breathing, digestion and skeletal muscle movement – and it is magnesium that is the mineral most critical to proper nervous system function.

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5 tips to incorporate into your daily routine to help prevent colds this winter

We are exposed to viruses all day long, but some people seem more susceptible to catching colds or the flu. Here are a few tips that may help you to ward off the nasty symptoms of a cold or flu this winter.

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A rainbow of fruits & veg to ward off that winter cold!

Everyday we are exposed to germs on public transport, the work place and even home. Here are a few foods that will help fight off colds and flu when you get run down. 

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Probiotics & prebiotics, the beneficial bacteria within

Are you aware that we have more bacteria living within our digestive system than we have cells in our body? Ten times as many in fact!

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Managing your blood glucose

Australians are consuming more added sugars than ever before, according to a 2016 Australian Bureau of Statistics report.

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Ubiquinol for healthy hearts

Your heart literally never takes a rest but it needs constant supply of energy to ensure it doesn’t skip a beat.

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Antioxidants for good health

Antioxidants are the buzz words of the health world but what exactly are these mystical ingredients and what do they do?

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Naturopath & nutritionist Teresa Mitchell-Paterson shares her thoughts on supplementation

It would be nice to think we could achieve all our nutrient needs from food – however modern life, illness, eating patterns, farming, transport and storage disrupts our ability to fulfill all our vitamin and mineral requirements.

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Boosting health for mum & bub

Congratulations you’re a mum! Like pregnancy, the newborn phase can be joyous but exhausting. 

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Fishing for more essential omega- 3s

Just one in five Australians is getting enough omega-3 fatty acids for good health, according to a recent study.

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Zinc: a building block for good health at every age

Zinc is a master-mineral of good health but many of us don’t get enough each day. Zinc deficiency is one of the world’s most prevalent micronutrient deficiencies

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Nourishing your pregnancy

While you may not need to ‘eat for two’ during pregnancy, it is encouraged to follow a well-balanced diet to provide optimum nutrition to you and your baby.

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Symptoms of iron deficiency & how to boost your intake

Anaemia affects roughly a third of the world's population with half the cases due to iron deficiency, according to the World Health Organisation.

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Stress & your hormones

Almost three quarters of Australians say that stress is impacting their physical health, according to a study by the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

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Vitamin D shines bright for immune health

We live in the sunburnt country so it’s perhaps ironic that up to three in 10 Aussies are deficient in the ‘sunlight vitamin’- Vitamin D.

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