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  • Best Magnesium Supplements Tablets and Powders

    Best Magnesium Supplements Tablets and Powders

    Posted by Quieta Bail - Naturopath (BHSc)

    What is magnesium? Magnesium is a superstar mineral which plays a part in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body! These reactions include protein synthesis, function of muscles and nerves...

    What is magnesium?
    Magnesium is a superstar mineral which plays a part in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body! These reactions include protein synthesis, function of muscles and nerves, controlling blood sugar and assisting in the blood pressure and heart rhythm regulation. It’s also required for production of energy and is a component of bone development as well as the synthesis of DNA and antioxidants! Magnesium can be found in food sources such as leafy greens and certain nuts and seeds (i.e. pumpkin seeds, chia seeds & almonds) or through magnesium supplements. Although, data shows that people consume less...

  • Top 10 High Potassium Foods

    Top 10 High Potassium Foods

    Posted by Quieta Bail - Naturopath (BHSc)

    Benefits of Potassium Potassium is one of the bodies essential minerals which we mostly get from potassium foods. It plays a vital role in health, with actions of regulating fluid...

    Benefits of Potassium
    Potassium is one of the bodies essential minerals which we mostly get from potassium foods. It plays a vital role in health, with actions of regulating fluid within the body through the kidneys, assisting muscle function, calcium maintenance and ensuring the nervous system is running smoothly. It also plays an absolute vital role in cardiovascular health and maintenance. Its most well-known job is to help maintain a healthy blood pressure and keep the heart beating regularly. How this happens is that potassium balances out sodium, with this balance being crucial in reducing the risk of hypertension, heart...

  • 11 Best Multivitamins for Women

    11 Best Multivitamins for Women

    Posted by Quieta Bail - Naturopath (BHSc)

    Best vitamins for women Women have different nutrient requirements depending on which stage of life they’re at. For example, from menstruation onwards, some girls may require extra intake of iron...

    Best vitamins for women
    Women have different nutrient requirements depending on which stage of life they’re at. For example, from menstruation onwards, some girls may require extra intake of iron due to increased blood loss. Then through pregnancy and breastfeeding, they change again, as well as though menopause. Knowing which nutrients you need, may therefore be hard, and can also depend on your health, lifestyle, and diet. This is where multivitamin supplementation can come in handy, for any stage of life. Multivitamins for women are a great way to improve nutritional intake.

    Vitamins are mostly found in the foods...

  • Buyers Guide: Top Supplements for a Better You!

    Buyers Guide: Top Supplements for a Better You!

    Posted by Quieta Bail - Naturopath (BHSc)

    Naturopath Recommended Natural Supplements In the last year we have seen an increased interest in people who are looking to improve their health naturally. Supplements are a great way to...

    Naturopath Recommended Natural Supplements
    In the last year we have seen an increased interest in people who are looking to improve their health naturally. Supplements are a great way to do just that - supplement you! Natural supplements are often safe and effective in improving deficiency and come with many benefits. No matter your goal, there is a natural supplement that can assist you. Obviously in conjunction with a good diet and lifestyle. So, what should you be taking? We have put together a handy buyers guide of our top 5 favourite supplements for a better you! Our top three...

  • Cardiovascular disease - reduce your risk today!

    Cardiovascular disease - reduce your risk today!

    Posted by Quieta Bail - Naturopath (BHSc)

    Cardiovascular health is always in the spotlight. Numerous famous business people and stars have suffered including Orville Wright, Christopher Reeve, Dean Jones and Brittany Murphy - with less than 8...

    Cardiovascular health is always in the spotlight. Numerous famous business people and stars have suffered including Orville Wright, Christopher Reeve, Dean Jones and Brittany Murphy - with less than 8% of people surviving cardiac arrest. Cardiovascular disease can come in many forms, and often have many different causes. Research shows that dietary and lifestyle factors, as well as family history, can all increase risk. The good news is, there are positive changes you can make today to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.

    If you’re worried about your heart health, check out this resource: Heart Age Calculator 
    Lifestyle factors
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  • Pre- and Probiotics: what are they & what do they do?

    Pre- and Probiotics: what are they & what do they do?

    Posted by Quieta Bail - Naturopath (BHSc)

    It is estimated that there are almost the same, if not more, microbial cells in the human body than there are human cells. Everyone knows the importance of diet! Although...

    It is estimated that there are almost the same, if not more, microbial cells in the human body than there are human cells. Everyone knows the importance of diet! Although, with so much talk about the body’s microbiome, you also must consider what you’re feeding microbial cells as well. Moreover, it is important we feed the ‘good’ bacteria more than the ‘bad’ bacteria. It is an important balancing act. This is where pre-biotics and probiotics come in.
    Prebiotics
    Prebiotics are what feed the microbiome. It’s almost as though it is the fertilizer for a healthy microbiome to grow. So, what...

  • Do I need to be a gym junkie to take protein powder??

    Do I need to be a gym junkie to take protein powder??

    Posted by Quieta Bail - Naturopath (BHSc)

    Proteins are large molecules that every single cell in our body needs to function properly. Made up of amino acids, protein assists in most bodily processes, from metabolism to improving...

    Proteins are large molecules that every single cell in our body needs to function properly. Made up of amino acids, protein assists in most bodily processes, from metabolism to improving mood! But do I need to be a gym junkie to take protein powder? Short answer, no. Despite the idea that taking protein is just for those who go to the gym, protein can provide you with multiple benefits. Yes, it does help build muscle and repair tissue, but if you’re not pumping the weights, there is still great use.

    Amino acids (the building blocks of protein) are necessary...

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