So far in this “Looking after your Gut Health” series, we’ve talked about: The bare-bones basics of supporting your digestive health Herbs and nutrients that can help The importance of digestive enzymes A probiotic primer: what are they, and what do they actually DO? You’ve probably heard the term “probiotic” before – perhaps as an ingredient in yogurt, kefir or kombucha. If so, you probably know that probiotics are good […]
In the previous article of this “Looking after your Gut Health series” we briefly touched on your pancreas and its role in creating digestive enzymes. In this article, we’re going to explore what each of these enzymes is and what it does in more depth. First though, a little background on enzymes in general… Enzymes 101: what are they and why are they important? An enzyme is a type of […]
Wondering what all the fuss about gut health is? If you’ve been paying attention to the media over the last few years, you’ve probably noticed that gut health is a hot topic. Stories about Kiwis’ digestive health – from the importance of intestinal bacteria balance, to fibre, enzymes, gut-supporting nutrients and more – no longer just appear on health-focussed websites. They’re now part of mainstream media sites like the New […]
Looking for extra gut health support? In the first article of this “Looking after your Gut Health” series, we talked about the bare bones basics of supporting a healthy digestive system. If you missed that article, the short version is that it all begins with a healthy diet: one that’s low in sugar and processed food, and high in fibre and nutrients. Get that wrong, and the best natural health products […]
Joints complaining about the colder weather? You’re not alone! For centuries, those of us with a bit of life experience on our clocks have been saying that our joints can help us to predict coming weather patterns. When the weather gets colder or wetter, or the pressure starts to drop, our joints generally let us know about it. And while this association often gets dismissed as “just an old wives’ […]
Kyolic aged garlic extract is sourced from natural garlic and then aged for 20 months for peak results. The ageing process transforms the natural sulfur in the garlic into an antioxidant powder. Best of all, it is completely odourless. Kyolic aged garlic is scientifically proven to boost the immune system. Say au revoir to nasty colds and flus! Individuals taking kyolic aged garlic extract take an average of 58% less […]
It’s a quintessential spice in curry, a relative of ginger and one of the healthiest ways to add flavour and colour to a home-cooked meal. Turmeric has been used to relieve everything from joint pain to Irritable Bowel Syndrome but like many alternative therapies, there’s not always much research to back up the ancient wisdom.
There’s snuggling up all cosily on the couch to watch Harry Potter for the hundredth time, toasting marshmallows over a “campfire” on the hearth, and seeing just how cute your little ones look rugged up in their winter coats and beanies. Plus, because the nights are longer, they’re more likely to sleep late… which means you get to enjoy a sleep-in too.