Probiotics, prebiotics, symbiotics, enzymes… Supporting your gut and digestive health can be complicated! We asked our amazing naturopath, Kelly McGillivray, about which products can make supporting your gut health as easy as 1-2-3. We jumped straight into step number 1 – digestive enzymes Kelly, what are digestive enzymes and how do they work? Digestive enzymes are the substances that help us break down our food into the smallest building blocks […]
How is your diary looking this week? If it’s anything like ours, you’re going to be busy! The holidays can be a really fun time of the year but often, they’re also a source of stress and anxiety. Given that they’re mostly unavoidable in some form, we talked to Kelly, one of our in-house naturopaths, about self-care and supporting our stress response during the silly season. So, Kelly, are you […]
When you want to get out and about, the last thing you need is for niggly joints to slow you down. Kelly, one of our in-house naturopaths has shed some light on joint supplements helping you support your joint health. Kelly, Help! There are so many supplements to support my joint health, but which one should I take? Great question! Yes, there are a lot and it can definitely be […]
Good old vitamin C. There when you need it during the colder months when the sniffles start to make an appearance. But if you thought it was only good for supporting your winter immunity, then we have great news for you! Vitamin C is a must-have nutrient for when the weather is warmer too. We talked to Kelly McGillivray, in-house Naturopath and nutrition expert, about its role in supporting skin […]
Living a sedentary lifestyle is a risk factor for a variety of health complications including obesity, heart disease and some cancers. It contributes to over three million preventable deaths every year. Sitting too much can be the result of a variety of factors; from working in an office job which requires you to be at a desk all day, basing most recreational activities inside (such as watching television), injuries which inhibit […]
Magnesium is one of the most abundant minerals residing in our bones and soft tissue. It is required in more than 300 biochemical reactions in the human body. Dr Mark Hyman describes this mineral as “The most powerful relaxation mineral available”. He goes on to say that an average modern diet is deficient in magnesium. As adults, we require more than 400mg per day in order for the aforementioned biochemical […]
There are so many different styles of yoga available and it can be overwhelming when trying to find the right one for you. Given the myriad of health benefits of practicing yoga regularly though, many agree that it’s well worth the hunt. The practice is especially kind to stiff achy joints. Recent studies have shown that yoga can help to improve flexibility and function in joints as well as lower […]
Sleep is vital to our health and wellbeing. Without the right amount of consistent, quality sleep, the human body is unable to perform to its optimal level. Unfortunately, a lack of quality sleep is all too common a problem in Australia with studies showing nearly 50% of adults experience inadequate duration and depth of sleep.