Are you setting yourself up for diabetes?

Are you setting yourself up for diabetes?

Carbohydrates are made up of three components – fibre, starch and sugar. Different foods have different amounts of these three components. Fibre and starch have more complex structures, so take longer to digest, sugars have a simpler structure, so foods with a higher sugar content are digested quickly. For example, white rice has less fibre in it as the bran has been removed, so is quickly digested. Brown rice has a higher fibre content as it still contains the bran so is more complex and slower to digest.Read more

A deficiency in zinc can cause many problems

A deficiency in zinc can cause many problems

Zinc deficiency is very common. Zinc is a very important mineral needed for hundreds of processes in your body. We need zinc to make hydrochloric acid in our stomach. Good levels of hydrochloric acid are important to make sure the stomach is at the correct pH so that we can breakdown our food and kill the bugs in our food. We also use zinc to make our neurotransmitters including dopamine which makes us feel motivated, and serotonin which makes us feel happy.Read more

One of the best things you could do for your health

One of the best things you could do for your health

Have an infrared sauna – or even better have regular infrared sauna’s.
Infrared sauna’s help you to sweat, which helps remove toxins such as heavy metals and chemicals from our body. We all have a load of toxins in our body from sprays on our fruit and vegetables. There are heavy metals in our soil and in our drinking water and many people are exposed to an extra load from their workplace. We are also exposed to toxins through vaccinations, cleaning products, skin care and amalgam fillings – just to name a few.Read more

Mouth Breathing

Mouth breathing can cause many problems in your body. Are you a mouth breather? Watch this short video to find out what you can do to stop mouth breathing.

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Liver Function Blood Tests

Liver Function Blood Tests

Liver Function Tests are a common blood test that your doctor will run to check how well your liver is functioning. Liver Function Tests are also run regularly if you are on medication that has the potential to damage the function of the liver.
The Lab ranges for the results of these tests are very wide so your liver may still not be functioning optimally even if your results are within these ranges. As a naturopath the optimal range we work within is much narrower than those used by most doctors.
The liver is a very important organ in the body as it helps the body to process and remove toxins, it also helps clean our blood and it stores nutrients; so, it’s extremely important that we look after it.
Your liver may not be functioning well if you have any of the following symptoms:Read more