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Optimising digestive health

Calming down the culture of ‘busyness’

Be inspired by the traditions of the South Pacific and look to kava for supporting anxiety “Busyness is more than an annoying truth of modern life. It has emerged as a significant health concern.” Joseph Bienvenu, Psychiatrist and Director – Anxiety Disorders Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Loving your liver over the festive season (and beyond)

Your liver is your body’s detoxifier. Everything entering your body passes through your liver to be processed before being absorbed into your blood stream – that includes any festive fizz! he good thing about your liver however, is that its cells contain powerful enzymes that break down many of the toxins or chemicals.

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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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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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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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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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