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Iron Deficiency + Vitamin C

Iron Deficiency + Vitamin C

Iron deficiency is a very real health challenge for vegans, vegetarians, women with frequent and heavy menstrual cycles, pregnant women and those with a poor diet. Low iron contributes to a decrease in energy because less oxygen carrying red blood cells are produced...

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Magnesium the Miracle Mineral

Magnesium the Miracle Mineral

Magnesium is a mineral found in the sea, earth, plants and animals and has many vital roles in the human body. It helps plants with photosynthesis and acts as a metabolic reaction in animals. In our body the majority of magnesium is found in our bones approximately...

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Zinc and the Common Cold

Zinc and the Common Cold

Zinc is an essential mineral in our body and is the second most abundant one to Iron. When you think zinc, you might think common cold and so only think of increasing your zinc intake every so often and perhaps usually on those seasonal changes. However, zinc is...

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Why Colloidal Minerals are so Important to your Health?

Why Colloidal Minerals are so Important to your Health?

If it’s not in the soil it’s not in your food! Colloidal Minerals lost from our farming lands leave our crops devoid of essential minerals required for good health. Now that we know the minerals are not in our food, where do we look to supplement our body needs? A...

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Kids Health: What I Discovered

Kids Health: What I Discovered

I remember almost a decade ago before nodding off to sleep I asked a simple question ‘If a child is in their physical body for the first 7 years of life, what comes next… after the physical body?’ I drifted off with an open and curious mind and woke in what seemed...

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Nutrient Rich Goodies from the Ocean

Nutrient Rich Goodies from the Ocean

Begin the year with some nutrient-rich goodies from the ocean. New year, new you?! Yep, it’s the time of year for New Year’s resolutions and after all the over-indulging of the holiday season it might just be time to look at how we can get some healthier foods back...

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Salt and your Nerve System

Salt and your Nerve System

In our house we LOVE salt, we are salt junkies, we have it on almost everything we eat! However, if there were a top-10 list of minerals that have gotten a bad rap, sodium would be close to the top of that list. There are numerous reports and articles that malign this mineral to the point that people try desperately to rid it completely from their diet which is a dangerous action to take.

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Sick or Health Expression?

Sick or Health Expression?

Prior to bringing kids into the world my husband and I were living a great life – travelling and eating in great restaurants for close to eleven years. When we decided to have kids, we wanted to make sure we were congruent in our health beliefs and our health...

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Are your hormones getting to you?

Are your hormones getting to you?

Here comes the hot flush! Those in the know understand what I am talking about. Perimenopause and menopause are like birthing, you don’t know what it’s like until you actually go through it! And when you are going through it you want your best friends on your side to...

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The Oxymoron of Junk ‘Food’

The Oxymoron of Junk ‘Food’

I was writing an article the other day and whilst writing it prompted me to ask myself ‘what is food?’ Remember the quality of your life is based on the quality of your questions and so I went digging to see if I can bridge this gap between what food actually is and...

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Nutritious Food whilst Traveling…in the Air!

Nutritious Food whilst Traveling…in the Air!

Once you have made the firm decision to change your eating habits, you will find many little tests along the way. These situations like parties and restaurants can present challenges however the biggest challenge of all lands when you decide to travel…by plane!

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‘Raw Milk Fake Milk’

‘Raw Milk Fake Milk’

My sister and I used to walk to school, and as a treat to ourselves on the walk home we would visit the Clydesdale horse stables which were almost on the corner of Malvern Road and Glenferrie Road in Melbourne. It was a large stable with blue cobble stones and we'd...

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7 Ways to Support a Well-functioning Immune System

7 Ways to Support a Well-functioning Immune System

Winter: time to rejuvenate. What? Usually people are encouraged to 'deaden' themselves in winter! We're told to get flu shots and raised to trust in over-the-counter medications, yet this means the cold, cough and flu hang around for longer than needed. So, yes,...

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Breast milk… ‘FOOD’ tailored to your child

Breast milk… ‘FOOD’ tailored to your child

Most mothers understand that breastfeeding is a natural, healthy choice for their child. Some mothers have no difficulty getting into the rhythm of breastfeeding, while others encounter challenges and may consider formula as an option. However, I know some mothers...

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Big Pharma or Self-sufficient?

Big Pharma or Self-sufficient?

Life's getting more convenient every year and statistics about increased life expectancy and 'stamping out disease' are proudly quoted. But is it really getting 'better' because of the pharmaceutical industry? Today, as parents, we have incredible choice in the way we...

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Why Lice Make Their Home In Your Child’s Hair!

Why Lice Make Their Home In Your Child’s Hair!

"How can I get rid of lice… it is so annoying!" I bet my bottom dollar that as a parent or a health professional you have asked or been asked this question… many times. It's the same question asked by parents in different countries around the world – Australia, NZ,...

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You Don’t Medicate Your Children…Really?

You Don’t Medicate Your Children…Really?

For years I thought health was about how you felt. I would, as a child, be taken to someone to get something to take something away. Interestingly, however I was also taught by my father at the age of seven that I had all the answers inside of me all I had to do was...

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The Significance of the “Wibbly” Tooth!

The Significance of the “Wibbly” Tooth!

I’ve been guest blogging lately for a couple of sites and I’ve found myself speaking about teeth a lot hence the prompt to write down our Vital Wellbeing thoughts on teeth in a health alert.  I have been mostly writing about a child’s transition from their physical...

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Teach Your Child To Read The Ingredients!

Teach Your Child To Read The Ingredients!

At times I feel like a giant ogre with my kids as I harp on about food and making wise choices. I am sure as a parent you have felt this at times too. I unapologetically say "No!" in front of people now if I feel the food offered is not appropriate. I'm no longer...

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Are You In A Rush To Get Your Health Back?

Are You In A Rush To Get Your Health Back?

Every process we go through requires time. Whether it is the aging process, the birth of a child, job promotions, graduating, or learning new skills like walking, talking or riding a bike. Reaching new milestones and new levels in understanding takes time. I imagine...

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