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  • Folic Acid vs. Folate: Which one to use, benefits and everything in between.

    Folic Acid vs. Folate: Which one to use, benefits and everything in between.

    Posted by Quieta Bail - Naturopath (BHSc)

    Folate Folate is a water-soluble, naturally found vitamin also known as Vitamin B9, whereas folic acid is it's synthetic version. It has many roles within the body including forming DNA...

    Folate
    Folate is a water-soluble, naturally found vitamin also known as Vitamin B9, whereas folic acid is it's synthetic version. It has many roles within the body including forming DNA and RNA, and metabolising protein. It also helps to break down homocysteine, produce healthy blood cells and is a critical nutrient during pregnancy and foetal development. Folate generally comes in a tetrahydrofolate (THF) form and has additional glutamate residues, making them polyglutamates. Low levels are associated with elevated homocysteine, which is associated with heart disease and stroke. Furthermore, deficiency  increases risk of birth defects and cancer risk.

    Folate is...

  • Salt Bath Benefits: Are They Good For You?

    Salt Bath Benefits: Are They Good For You?

    Posted by Quieta Bail - Naturopath (BHSc)

    Bath Salts: What are they? Bath salts are a fantastic, safe addition to your self-care routine and there are multiple salt bath benefits! Using salts as a therapy has been...

    Bath Salts: What are they?
    Bath salts are a fantastic, safe addition to your self-care routine and there are multiple salt bath benefits! Using salts as a therapy has been around for centuries, such as the Ancient Greeks use of ‘Halotherapy’ i.e. Salt Therapy. Most used for bath salts are Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate), Magnesium chloride, or sea salt. These salts easily dissolve in water and are useful as stress relief, pain, inflammation, skin conditions and much more. Don’t have a bath? Magnesium sulfate can also be found in spray on bottles and lotions for other ways to externally use...

  • Nutra Organics Collagen Beauty Review

    Nutra Organics Collagen Beauty Review

    Posted by Quieta Bail - Naturopath (BHSc)

    Collagen Collagen is the most abundant protein found in the body. This protein benefits our muscles, skin, bones, tendons and digestive system. It is often thought of the “glue” that...

    Collagen
    Collagen is the most abundant protein found in the body. This protein benefits our muscles, skin, bones, tendons and digestive system. It is often thought of the “glue” that holds our bodies together. Collagen benefits our skin as it gives our skin its elasticity and holds our joints and tendons together. It also supports a healthy digestive system by repairing and healing the gut lining. The biggest use though, is for it's beauty benefits. Here our naturopath provides her Collagen Beauty Review.

    As we age our collagen levels naturally decline. After the age of 25 we lose approximately...

  • 10 Best Sleep Supplements for a Good Night's Sleep

    10 Best Sleep Supplements for a Good Night's Sleep

    Posted by Kelsea Bell - Gr8 Health Naturopath

    The annual World Sleep Day survey in 2020 by Royal Phillips found that 70% of people are now experiencing one or more sleep issues since the beginning of the Covid-19...

    The annual World Sleep Day survey in 2020 by Royal Phillips found that 70% of people are now experiencing one or more sleep issues since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. With these alarming statistics, we have seen a huge influx of people who are looking for sleep support. That’s why we have selected our top 10 best sleep supplements to help you get a good night’s sleep.
    Why Sleep is important
    Getting a good night’s rest is incredibly important for our health. Although it may seem like our bodies are just resting, a lot is happening while you sleep...

  • Can Vitamin D Protect You from COVID-19?

    Can Vitamin D Protect You from COVID-19?

    Posted by Quieta Bail - Naturopath (BHSc)

    Harvard Health has recently published an article which discusses treatments for COVID-19 on what helps, what doesn’t help and what’s a potential therapeutic.1 At Gr8 Health, we believe that physical...

    Harvard Health has recently published an article which discusses treatments for COVID-19 on what helps, what doesn’t help and what’s a potential therapeutic.1 At Gr8 Health, we believe that physical exercise, adequate sleep, well-balanced diet, and hydration are all important aspects of maintaining good health and preventing disease. Complementary health can support the conventional medicine model in encouraging the individual to take charge of their health to improve health outcomes throughout their life. Despite what path you decide to take when it comes to protecting yourself against COVID-19 or its potential long-term side effects, arming yourself with a robust immune...

  • Best Essential Oil Blends

    Best Essential Oil Blends

    Posted by Quieta Bail - Naturopath (BHSc)

    ‘Essential oils’ have taken the wellness industry by storm over the last few years. With incredible scents and an array of benefits, it’s hard to say no to adding essential...

    ‘Essential oils’ have taken the wellness industry by storm over the last few years. With incredible scents and an array of benefits, it’s hard to say no to adding essential oil blends and essential oil diffusers to your wellness routine!

    Essential oils are a concentrated liquid which contains the volatile chemicals found in plants. These are usually the compounds in plants which give it characteristic aromas – hence why they smell so good! Essential oils are utilised by the plants to offer protection from environmental conditions and attack from bugs and wildlife. It can also assist plants in pollination...

  • Gut Health Supplements: Best Supplements for Gut Health

    Gut Health Supplements: Best Supplements for Gut Health

    Posted by Kelsea Bell - Gr8 Health Naturopath

    Everyone has certainly jumped on the “gut health” bandwagon, and rightfully so. As I have mentioned previously, gut health is the gateway to good health. A healthy gut contributes to...

    Everyone has certainly jumped on the “gut health” bandwagon, and rightfully so. As I have mentioned previously, gut health is the gateway to good health. A healthy gut contributes to a strong immune system, cardiovascular health, brain health, improved mood, healthy sleep, and of course effective digestion. Therefore, it is essential to put in the groundwork to have an optimal functioning gut. Not only for your health today, but for your long-term health and longevity.
    Why gut health is so important
    “Gut health” relates to the function of the many parts of the gastrointestinal system. This includes the balance of...

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