June 21, 2019

HAPPY GUT, HAPPY LIFE: How the Gut Affects the Mood

It’s easy to imagine the different parts of our body working independently of one another, our brain leading the charge. It is especially easy to imagine this link between your brain and your gut. Our moods and emotions often manifest themselves in your stomach – just think about the nausea you may have felt when you have a deadline or exam looming. However, with more nerves than your spinal cord, […]
June 20, 2019

Gut Feeling: Understanding the Role of Prebiotics vs. Probiotics

Humans have been consuming sources of probiotics for thousands of years! They can be found in fermented foods and foods high in probiotic activity such as miso, kimchi and kombucha. The question is, what exactly are probiotics? What is the difference between probiotics and prebiotics? How can we promote their growth and development in our guts? Probiotics Probiotics are ‘good’ bacteria that, when taken in adequate amounts, help support the […]
September 6, 2018

How to look after your Gut Health – The Lowdown on Probiotics

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 And now, let’s talk probiotics … 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 yoghurt, kefir or kombucha. If so, you […]
September 5, 2018

How to look after your Gut Health – How Digestive Enzymes can help

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 […]
September 5, 2018

How to look after your Gut Health – The Basics

Have you been paying attention to the media in the last few years? You’ve probably noticed then 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-focused websites. They’re now part of mainstream media sites like the New Zealand Herald and Stuff [1] [2] [3]. We’ve […]
August 10, 2018

How to look after your Gut Health – Herbs and Nutrients that Support Digestive Health

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 […]
July 9, 2018

Are your joints noticing the change of season? Here’s what you can do…

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’ […]
December 20, 2017

Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract (InfoGraphic)

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 […]