Although neurogenesis inevitably slows as we get older, scientists are discovering that growing new brain cells can be stimulated in…
Vitamin C and other plant-derived vitamins are well known as an important part of our diets, but a group of lesser known compounds, known as flavonoids or bioflavonoids, have more recently received recognition for their central role in supporting human health. They are not only vital for the absorption of vitamin C but have been shown to reduce oxidative stress and slow the effects of aging, with their anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects.
Need tips on falling asleep faster? Some people fall asleep the moment their heads hit the pillow. Most of us don’t. While it’s not uncommon to lie awake for a while, it’s no fun lying awake for hours, getting more anxious about the fact that you can’t sleep. Here’s some helpful tips on falling asleep faster!
Carrot Ginger Turmeric Juice: Anti-inflammatory and immune boosting, packed with antioxidants, this freshly made juice is a great way to kick-start the day! Put all ingredients through a juicer and drink straight away, while it’s fresh and brimming with life.
Essential minerals are nutrients necessary for various aspects of human health. Our body cannot make them, therefore we need to get sufficient amounts through our diets every day for optimum health.
Schisandra, also known as Schizandra or Schisandra chinensis, comes from a vine native to northern China and eastern Russia. Its sometimes referred to as the ‘five flavor berry’ because it supposedly encapsulates the five major flavours – sour, sweet, salty, bitter, and spicy.
Magnesium is required for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Magnesium is especially important for muscle and nerve function, helping to convert food into the cellular energy needed to transmit nerve impulses. Which types do you need?
Got too many feijoas from the neighbours? It’s nearing the end of the season – don’t let them go to waste! Use feijoa in these yummy antioxidant rich smoothie recipes.
Astaxanthin is a uniquely broad-spectrum antioxidant capable of protecting many of the body’s systems from oxidative damage to the cells. It is harvested from an algae called Haematococcus pluvialis, which produces astaxanthin to protect itself from harsh ultraviolet and extreme changes in its environment.
Did you know polar bear liver is high in Vitamin A – making it poisonous for humans? Or that nutmeg can cause hallucinations? Fascinate your friends and family with these 31 health facts!
Echinacea is most often touted for its immune system support, not only in helping to prevent infections, but also clearing up some of the symptoms of colds, flus and other infections, and speeding up recovery time. Ehinacea also has a few other tricks up its sleeve, with surprising benefits in other areas of health.
About one billion people each year are affected by migraines around the world. Doctors and research scientists have, as yet, no definitive answer as to exactly what causes them. We know that it is probably partly genetic, partly due to dietary deficiencies and lifestyle as well as hormone imbalances.