With so many health supplements on the market, which ones should women choose? Here’s a quick guide to some of the best, and why they're so good!
The number of health supplements available for children has increased alot recently – you can buy them in health food stores, pharmacies - even in supermarkets. Does your child really need health supplements?
It can be tricky to get your children to eat healthy foods every day. Here are 5 sneaky ways you can help:
Looking for ways to add superfoods to your diet? Here are three great tasting shakes and smoothies with secret superfood indgredients to make your body bounce!
A dictionary definition of a superfood might tell you they are high in nutrients, low in calories and offer a range of health benefits. All of this is true, but what makes superfoods super?
You’ve probably heard that the key to not getting sick is to have a healthy immune system, but how do you achieve that?
Eating healthily, getting enough sleep and taking exercise are all great ways to help your immune system thrive. Sometimes however, we all need a bit of extra help, and these natural supplements might be what your immune system needs!
March 17th – 23rd is Arthritis Australia’s Arthritis Awareness Week. Even if you don’t have arthritis, you probably know someone who has. There are many types of arthritis and the most common in Australia are oseto-arthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Complementary Medicines refer to non-pharmceutical or conventional products used to treat illnesses. The most frequently recommended complementary medicines for arthritis conditions, particularly Osteo-Arthritis (OA) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), are Omega 3 Fish Oils, Chondroitin and Glucosamine.
Every now and then, a new word appears in relation to foods and health, and soon, everyone is talking about it. Antioxidants are one example. Ten years ago, no-one really used this term. Now people use ‘antioxidants’ to sell everything from baby foods to cereals and sport drinks.
If you’re looking for a more natural solution to your seasonal allergies, take a look in your kitchen!
There’s a good chance you might have heard the term ‘chronic inflammation’ used in relation to several illnesses lately. Why?
Arthritis is a word often used to brand diseases affecting joints and bones, but did you know there are more than 100 different illnesses that can affect your musculoskeletal health?
It’s no secret that heart disease is one of the biggest causes of death and disease in Australia. The statistics are frightening, but the good news is you have more power to prevent heart disease than you think.
Caring for your heart is not matter of romance! You need to care for your heart health, especially as you age. This is not only important for people diagnosed with heart disease – it’s relative to anyone at risk of developing heart disease.
Most honeys have some medicinal properties, and you may often hear that a spoonful of honey will soothe a sore throat, but what is special about Manuka Honey?
The holidays are upon us, and this means much more food, alcohol and lazy days at the beach, but there's no need to let yourself go! Here are 5 top tips to keep you in good health while still making the most out of your holiday time!
There are so many anti-ageing products on the market, but how many of them keep you looking beautiful AND help maintain your health too?
We’re all aware of illnesses we might face in old age; diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, alzheimer’s, dementia. Genetics plays a large role in the way we age, but so does food and lifestyle. What can you do now that may improve your chances of ageing better later?
An allergy is an adverse physical reaction to an external trigger. Different people are allergic to different things, and while some lucky people have no allergies at all, up to one in three people suffer allergies in some form. Luckily, there are natural ways to help manage your allergies.
The humble honey bee gives us health supplements and superfoods such as Bee Pollen, Propolis and Royal Jelly. Of the three however, Royal Jelly is most frequently associated with women’s health. Here's why.
Evening Primrose Oil has long been associated with women’s health, but does the oil from this North American wildflower really live up to it’s reputation?
Keeping bones and joints healthy throughout your life, and especially as you age, is vitally important if you want to keep moving easily and enjoy all that life has to offer.
Since their discovery over 30 years ago, numerous analyses and studies of the Green Lipped Mussel have revealed amazing healing properties, notably their effect on inflammation in the body and the easing of symptoms of chronic arthritis and rheumatism.
Referred to as the ‘Food of the God’s’, Bee Pollen is one of nature’s complete foods. Carefully collected and processed by honeybees from only the finest pollen (the bees are very particular and collect only pollen with a high Amino Acid content!), it becomes a concentrated rich source of every nutrient your body needs.
If Obesity is preventable, why is it considered the single biggest threat to public health in Australia?
Obesity has reached epidemic proportions worldwide. Being overweight or obese now eclipses more traditional health issues such as under nutrition and infectious diseases. Obesity has overtaken smoking as the leading cause of premature death and illness in Australia, with more than 17 million Australians considered overweight or obese. It is estimated that by 2020, if weight gain continues to increase at current levels, 80% of all Australian adults and 33% of all children will be overweight or obese.
Dr. Maurice Hanssen, a British researcher, once stated “Pollen should be part of the ideal athletes diet, a diet pattern which produces maximum performance with no harmful side effects”.
If there is one natural food that offers an incredibly wide range of health benefits to the human body, it’s Manuka Honey.
What if there was a pill that could give your body all the nutrients it needs, protect you from disease, fight infection, give you energy, speed the healing process, and slow the ageing process?
Would you wash your face with a floor cleanser, drink your laundry detergent or inhale your engine de-greaser? When you use chemical products on your skin you actually ingest them, just as you do your food, and in doing so, you’re feeding yourself with dangerous chemical toxins...
You take vitamins and supplements to improve or maintain your health, so you expect those products to be manufactured safely, with quality ingredients and compliance to regulations or standards, right? But how do you know this is the case?
Consumption of natural health supplements is at an all-time high, and the industry is growing rapidly. It has been reported that up to 1 in 3 westerners take some kind of complementary or alternative health product on a regular basis. With so many products on the market, all varying in price and claims, it’s difficult to know which ones to trust with your good health. Here, we explain some common symbols and references you may find on the packaging of your health supplements, in order to help you choose the best quality natural health supplements for you.
Natural Australian Lanolin is a natural product found in sheep's wool that is often used to protect, heal and moisturize skin. Lanolin is perfect for anyone looking to maintain skin softness and appearance with an all-natural product.
Herbs of Gold is an Australian producer of health supplements combining traditional European, Chinese and Ayurvedic (Indian) medicines with modern vitamin and mineral knowledge.
Natural Life™ products are built on the philosphy that the key to good health is abundant in nature. With all-natural and organic ingredients, 6 Botanicals Australia is no different.
Lecithin is a natural health supplement most commnly used to assist with lowering cholesterol and improving liver health.
Royal Jelly is a nutrient produced by bees for the raising of a Queen Bee. For humans, Royal Jelly is a super-rich source of a multiple of vitamins and minerals that can benefit general health and wellbeing.
Shark cartilage is a 100% natural product that is widely used as a supplement for the repair and maintenance of joint health. It is said to bring relief to sufferers of arthritis, osteoarthritis and sport-induced tissue pain.
Squalene is a derivative of shark liver and is often referred to as ‘shark liver oil.’ It's benefits may include temporary relief from arthritic pain and joint inflammation, and for maintaining healthy immune function, endurance and fighting disease.
Propolis has been around for over 45 million years and has been used as a healing agent since early civilisation. Today, there is mounting evidence that Propolis may stimulate and support healthy immune function. A healthy immune system means greater resistance and better defence against infection, illness and disease.
Evening Primrose is a wildflower, native to the US, where it has been used by native Americans for healing purposes for centuries. Today, the Evening Primrose plant grows easily in many parts of the world and its range of health benefits - particularly for women - have been studied and documented for decades.
Bee Pollen is the richest natural source of amino acids, vitamins and minerals yet discovered. This natural superfood can benefit general health, stamina immunity.
New Zealand's Manuka Honey is a natural healing agent that may benefit your overall health and stimulate natural healing.
The green lipped mussel is rapidly gaining attention as a natural supplement for relief from chronic joint and inflammatory illnesses such as arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatism.
Goat milk is often used as an alternative to cow's milk because it is a good source of calcium that is far easier to digest.
Glucosamine is a naturally occurring compound that may be useful in repairing damaged tissues, cartilage and joints.
Omega 3 is a natural fat that the body cannot produce, yet it is required for optimum function of the brain, eyes and heart and is also useful in reducing inflammation.
Think of honey and you think of sweetness, but did you know honey can work wonders for your skin? Here's how...
Omega 3 Fatty Acids are reported to have a range of health benefits, but what do the scientists actually say about it?
You know Omega 3 is good for you, but do you know the health benefits of this ocean marvel? Here are 7 healthy reasons to add omega 3 to your diet.