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three fermented foods everyone should know about

Three Fermented Foods Everyone Should Know About

By Marianne Fernance | Sep 10, 2013

When we say fermentation many people immediately think of beer, wine, or spirits. But, have you heard of fermented foods? You’re probably familiar with cheese, yoghurt, and even cultured butter. These are great examples of fermented foods, that most people would use on a daily basis – in this case, they are all dairy products,…

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3 tips to a healthier mouth a healthier you

3 Tips to a Healthier Mouth & a Healthier You

By Marianne Fernance | May 1, 2013

If cleanliness is next to Godliness, then oral hygiene isn’t far behind. If you want to know how healthy you really are, open your mouth and look in the mirror. Poor oral hygiene, periodontal disease, mouth ulcers, and tooth decay, have all been associated with chronic disease including: diabetes cancer and heart disease. Good oral…

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prevent osteoporosis with diet lifestyle not calcium tablets

Prevent Osteoporosis With Diet & Lifestyle Not Calcium Tablets

By Marianne Fernance | Mar 5, 2013

Recently we looked at the danger of taking calcium supplements, particularly without advice and monitoring by a Naturopath or other health care professional. One of the most common reasons given for calcium supplementation is the prevention or treatment of osteoporosis. While low dietary calcium intake is definitely a contributor to osteoporosis, an increase in calcium…

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the danger of calcium supplements

The Danger of Calcium Supplements

By Marianne Fernance | Feb 11, 2013

During our life style reviews we ask our clients for a list of pharmaceutical drugs and supplements they are taking. Invariably calcium supplementation is one that appears on most people’s lists. This is often present in multi vitamin and multi mineral formulas, pharmaceutical calcium supplements for osteoporosis, or is present in antacids. Calcium has become…

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stress less this year

Stress Less This Year

By Marianne Fernance | Jan 8, 2013

The festive season is over and many of us now face the challenging prospect of returning to the stress of daily work life. New research by The Australia Institute shows that stress is becoming an ‘epidemic’ national health issue. Stress damages many of your body’s systems, including immune and inflammatory response. Is your health being…

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how to holiday enjoy it and not blow your diet

How to Holiday, Enjoy It, and Not Blow Your Diet?

By Marianne Fernance | Dec 20, 2012

Have you been working hard all year to lose body fat or get into shape? There are few things as frustrating as returning from a relaxing holiday and finding you’ve acquired a few extra kilos along the way. Suddenly, those new jeans you bought during the post-Christmas sales don’t fit any more and stress levels…

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men have you heard of andropause three things you can do

Men, Have You Heard of Andropause? Three Things You Can Do

By Marianne Fernance | Sep 17, 2012

fatigue and lack of energy, obesity and weight gain, depression, irritability, and mood, low libido and sexual dysfunction. Just like female menopause, andropause is caused by your bodies declining hormone production during ageing, most specifically androgens that include testosterone and DHEA. Accompanied with this is an increased production of sex hormone binding globulin. This binds…

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what you need to know about diabetes toxicity

What You Need to Know About Diabetes & Toxicity

By Marianne Fernance | Aug 9, 2012

Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases of the western world having exploded by over 600% in the last 35 years (1). If we look at Australia alone, there is one new diagnosis of diabetes every 9 minutes. (2). Usually, weight is the leading risk factor for diabetes, however with increasing numbers of new…

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tackling the cholesterol myth

Tackling the Cholesterol Myth

By Marianne Fernance | Jul 19, 2012

Eggs are often maligned due to cholesterol levels, but is cholesterol really the issue we’ve been made to believe it is? In this article, we will take a look at one of modern medicine’s most sacred cows. We will dismantle the myth that cholesterol causes heart disease. Part of what we’re going to cover is…

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