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Boosting brain health

Get familiar with fungi to feed your family a natural immune-booster

Next time you top your Friday night pizza with mushroom or indulge in a stroganoff, you may be supporting your immune health. Certain mushrooms exert their immune modulating properties in many ways, most notably via the increased expression of cytokines, which regulate inflammation and your body’s immune response to disease.

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DHA for brain health

DHA is an essential omega 3 fatty acid that is important for brain health. Trout is a rich source of DHA, with 744mg per fillet. Trout is low in mercury so its safe to consume regularly.

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The Food & Mood Connection- Nutritional Biochemist Dr Elizabeth Steels

You may know instinctively that the foods you eat – both healthy and not – can have an impact on your mood, but until recent years, nutrition and psychology were never discussed in the same conversation.

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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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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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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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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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