What’s new in the world of supplements?

Noticed there’s a whole range of new supplements on the market? Nutritionist Amanda Powell found out everything you need to know about Acai berries, Krill Oil, Spriulina and more. ACAI BERRY The health benefits of acai berry have made headlines, with astronomical antioxidants attracting health-o-philes. A five gram serving of acai berry powder provides 4,695 […]
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Supplement Guide

An A to Z list of numerous health conditions with suggested supplements in the form of herbs, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, which may improve the body’s natural healing process. Caution: always seek professional help for any serious disease or for pregnancy. Acne Herbs Vitex, echinacea, evening primrose oil, golden seal, red clover, sarsparilla, watercress […]
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How to beat PMS

These anti-PMS strategies will send your symptoms packing, writes Victoria O’Sullivan. If that time of month turns you into Cruella de Vil, complete with chocolate aisle cravings and a first trimester tummy, put your hormones back in their place with anti-PMS strategies from naturopath Victoria O’Sullivan. 1. Ban the beans “Processed sugar can create a […]
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Soy helps reduce menopausal symptoms

Suffer hot flushes and night sweats caused by the menopause? A new study indicates we should eat more soy. Good news: Consuming soy could minimise severity of hot flushes in menopause. The bad news: it only applies to the 20 to 50% of women – those whose bodies produce soy metabolite equol, a US study […]
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3 ways to boost your calcium levels

Find out how to keep bone breakages at bay and improve your overall health Boost your calcium levels and improve your health You mightn’t realise its significance now, but your calcium intake is a bit like saving your pennies for a worthy investment in the future (an investment in preventing bone fractures when you’re older, […]
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Help me sleep!

Can’t sleep? We quiz the experts on different approaches to sleeping The integrated sleep program Doctor of traditional Chinese medicine and co-founder of Koh Samui’s Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary health retreat Karina Stewart deems sleep so integral to health, it’s a staple of Kamalaya’s customisable program. The sleep enhancement program is geared towards setting guests up […]
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6 ways to manage PMS

PMS is no fun. Here, we share six ways to help and manage your PMS. 1. Food Stabilising blood sugar will favour consistent energy levels and moods according to dietitian Melanie McGrice (melaniemcgrice.com.au). “Grains that have a low glycaemic index, which means that they provide longer-lasting energy, can also help to increase the hormone serotonin […]
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How to treat skin rashes

Skin rashes can come about from a number of triggers. Here are a few treatments to keep in mind when they come about. Treatment options vary depending on what instigated it; however, generally when a rash surfaces it will appear “itchy, red and blotchy”, says GP Dr Joe Kosterich. Kosterich. Pharmacy treatment: Moisturising creams and emulsifying […]
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10 ways to lower your cortisol levels without the price tag.

So how can you bring down that all important cortisol level without emptying your back pocket? Here are some easy and affordable ways you can relax.   1. Swimming: Any physical exercise will release the happy hormones, endorphins, leading you to momentarily lower cortisol levels. However, swimming takes things one step further, with the water providing […]
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How much sleep do you really need?

You’d sleep in every day if you could, but how much sleep do you really need to function at your best? Our bodies have different needs, but most research suggests that seven to eight hours of shut-eye a night will leave you feeling refreshed. Professor Leon Lack, Flinders University academic and author of Sleep Well, […]
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