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Dairy free diet - are you getting enough calcium?

Many people are unable to tolerate milk and milk products due to lactose intolerance or milk protein allergy. In both cases dairy products must be removed from the diet.Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose (the sugar in milk), due to the absence of the enzyme lactase. It is mor
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Plant based diet - are you meeting your nutritional requirements?

A vegan diet includes foods from plant sources only. It can be nourishing and satisfying, but it takes very careful planning to avoid nutritional deficiencies. Vegans must work hard to ensure they are consuming adequate amounts of essential fatty acids, protein, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, iron, zin
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Cholesterol lowering diet

Cholesterol is an essential component of our cell membranes, needed for nerve cell protection, bile production, hormone production and vitamin D production. However, in excess it increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. It is consumed in the diet and produced in the liver and intestines
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Headlice Guide - Treating Headlice

What Are Head Lice?Extremely common when children return to school from their summer break,head lice are tiny insects which cause intense itching. In fact, most cases of head lice are discovered when a child keeps scratching his or her head.Living on the human scalp and feeding on blood, just the th
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Self care - the art of meeting your own needs

The power of self care is truly amazing. Once we start to choose ourselves, nourish ourselves and care for ourselves, we finally start to feel as if we are worthy. Once we commit to self care, we start to become aware of the limiting behaviours and, over time, start to replace them with healthier on
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Adrenal fatigue: taking care of your body’s shock absorbers

Our adrenals glands are very small glands that play a very large role in our body. Sitting just above our kidneys, they act like shock absorbers, helping us deal with stress. However, if you are over worked and over stressed, the poor little adrenals become exhausted – called adrenal fatigue. S
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