Iron

Iron is another one of the minerals that we can’t live without. It has an essential role in transporting oxygen through the blood, with two-thirds of it being found in the body’s red blood cells. Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency, affecting around a third of the...
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DEPRESSION: A Gut Feeling

When people talk about emotions, they often use references to the gut. A gut feeling, butterflies in my stomach, or having ‘the guts’ to do something. You may have even been called a misery guts at some point. Well, there may be more to these references than it seems…...
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Protect Your Sight

Health practitioners have expressed concern at the growing number of people presenting with what has been labelled “eye-strain or fatigue” associated with digital screen use. Computer use for study, work and entertainment along with constant exposure to mobiles – texting, social media etc, have led to eye fatigue. Studies...
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SAD is a Real Thing

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a real thing believed to be caused by decreased light exposure in winter. The winter blues may be something more than just a passing flat feeling. Studies show that about one in 300 Australians will experience the clinical condition known as SAD. This usually...
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