Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Does Prolonged Antibiotic Use Kill Brain Cells?

Gone are the days where prolonged antibiotic use is without healthy scrutiny. Even in allopathic circles, there appears to be hesitation when it comes to prescribing antibiotics unnecessarily.

However, the potential adverse effects that can be tied up with such use are still being revealed. A new study published in the Journal Cell Reports notes a new concern to add to that file.

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Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Core Strength and Back Pain

It is important to have an understanding of the ‘core’ muscles and their function in core stability.

The ‘Core’ muscles develop what we call the powerhouse, essentially consisting of a ‘box’ of muscles. Ensuring correct posture is executed during exercises and movements will assist in strengthening core muscles.

Exercise; specifically core exercises are often a forgotten or misunderstood treatment for lower back pain. These muscles support and brace the spine during movement. Therefore, strengthening them can help to prevent further flare ups and allow distal muscles like the hamstrings, to work more efficiently.

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Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Fat Won’t Make You Fat

Keeping up with which foods to eat and which ones to avoid could be a full-time job. That’s because scientists continue to learn more about what we put in our bodies. Some of their latest findings could change your mind about fat.

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Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Is Dementia Type III Diabetes – Diabetes of the Brain?

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and is characterised by the death of nerve cells, memory loss and reduced cognitive function.

Insulin is responsible for the uptake of glucose into brain cells, so insulin resistance in the brain beaks down the nerve connections required for memory and learning.

Insulin resistance is also associated with damaging levels of inflammation and compounds that are toxic to the nerves within the brain.

Here is how it works.

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Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Enjoy Avo’ Power – Ditch the Refined Carbs

If you want to stay warm during winter how would you get your Coonara (wood heater) going?

Well, you would probably use some kindling to get it started and then put logs on when you could.

You might use some small kindling initially.

But you know that bigger kindling helps get the logs going.

And it is the logs – like red gum – that keep you warm for hours.

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