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Sleep in the time of Corona

Understandably we are receiving a lot of questions about boosting immunity right now (April 2020). It's always a valid topic, not just in light of COVID-19.Immunity covers many physiological processes and can be affected by genetics, nutritional status and lifestyle habits. As such we are going to a
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Easing the discomfort of travel sickness

With holidays, too often comes travel sickness or motion sickness as it’s often called – basically, sickness in response to certain types of motion. As many parents know, it is much more common in children especially those between 2-12 years of age. It’s not a disease, but does cause some v
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MTHFR Gene – What is it? How does it affect me? What form of folate do I need?

Recently, functional and mainstream medicine have exploded with a tremendous amount of research into the MTHFR gene mutation. We receive a lot of questions about how to manage your health if you are living with this gene mutation, so here's a little more information! FIRSTLY, what is MTHFR?
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​Dermatitis: scratching until it hurts

The word dermatitis comes from two Greek words and simply means skin inflammation. The skin becomes dry,itchy, red and irritated, and sufferers often scratch their skin untilit becomes painful or even bleeds.Healthy skin provides a barrier that protects the body frominfection or irritation. Nor
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Dry Eyes - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

DRY EYESOur eyes need the flow of tears to provide constant lubrication to maintain goodvision and comfort. Dry eyes affect a significant percentage of the population,especially those over 60 years of age, and it is more common in women than in men.Tears are a combination of water (fo
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Shingles

SHINGLESIt is estimated that by 85 years of age, about half of all Australians will haveexperienced an episode of shingles (herpes zoster). It is caused by thesame virus that causes chickenpox - the varicella zoster virus. The first exposureto the virus causes chickenpox, then the&nbs
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