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Tap Water Vs. Bottled Water – Which is Healthier?

  Walk down any supermarket isle stocking various brands of bottled water, and in the battle of tap water vs. bottled water, the latter appears the clear winner. After all, who wouldn’t want to drink only the purest water, derived from pristine springs and snow capped peaks. At least, that’s the story marketers would have you believe. …

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5 New Year Resolutions to Naturally Boost Immunity

It’s the start of another year and it’s time to make your New Year resolutions. One resolution that most people make but have difficulty in sticking to is being healthier. Whether it’s improving your diet, lowering stress, exercising more, or quitting smoking, adopting healthier lifestyle habits holds significant health benefits, in particular if you suffer from …

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11 Allergy-Fighting Foods that Suppress Allergic Reactions

As per the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA), allergies have seen an epidemic increase since the second half of the 20th century, especially in Western countries. Australia has one of the highest incidences of allergies, with 40% of all children showing evidence of allergic sensitisation which can later on lead to food …

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The Link Between Food Additives and Hyperactivity

Are Food Additives a cause of Hyperactivity? In 2007, the well respected journal Lancet published a study funded by United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency which supported varying degrees of hyperactive behaviour in the children after they consumed fruit drinks containing mixture of food colourings and preservatives. The additives are: allura red (E129) an orange / …

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Health Personality Test: What Your Allergies Say About You

Health Personality Test: What Your Allergies Say About You Avoiding allergen triggers is one of the best ways to reduce your allergic symptoms. Avoidance is not always possible, but by finding out what you are reacting to, you’ll have more control over prevention. There are a range of tests that can be done to pinpoint …

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Probiotics – Trust Your Gut Feeling!

Probiotics – Trust Your Gut Feeling! Trillions of beneficial bacteria, “flora”, live in your gut. These microorganisms assist with digestion and absorption of your food, help strengthen your immune system, and contribute to your body’s overall health and function. And since your gut can provide up to 80% of your immune function, good digestive support …

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