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Health benefits of Flaxseed Oil

Health benefits of Flaxseed Oil

Flaxseed oil taken to supplement dietary essential fatty acids is unrelated to the New Zealand flax plant (harakeke of the genus Phormium), which is really a lily unique to New Zealand. Flaxseed oil is sourced […]

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Fish Oil in Pregnancy

Fish Oil in Pregnancy

This article specifically addresses the use of fish oil supplements during pregnancy. For more information on the benefits of omega 3 fish oil in general please refer to the broader Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids […]

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Good Evening, Primrose Oil

Good Evening, Primrose Oil

Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis) is a yellow wildflower native to North America. It’s not actually related to the primrose family, although the flowers appear similar. The root and leaf were traditionally used by Native Americans […]

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Vitamin C: Why you should know about me!

Vitamin C: Why you should know about me!

Vitamin C is probably best known for its role in preventing scurvy, the severe deficiency disease common on long distance sea voyages and among soldiers on war rations right through to the early 20th century. […]

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The Hormone Effect - Every Woman's Health Issue

The Hormone Effect – Every Woman’s Health Issue

The endocrine system comprises the body’s hormone-secreting glands and organs, responsible for regulating every other system of the body. If your hormone activity is out of balance your whole physiology, including your emotions, can be […]

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From Mother's milk to super supplement: Colostrum

From Mother’s milk to super supplement: Colostrum

Colostrum is the first milk produced by humans and other mammals to nourish their newborn offspring. It is rich in important immunity and growth factors and essential nutrients to provide the optimum life-enhancing boost for […]

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Why our bodies need Calcium

Why our bodies need Calcium

Our bodies require more calcium than any other mineral. Our bones contain 98% of our calcium stores, our teeth 1% and the remaining 1% is a vital element in blood clotting, neurotransmission, digestive enzyme activity, […]

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Co-enzyme Q10 for Health and Energy

Co-enzyme Q10 for Health and Energy

Co-enzyme Q10, often abbreviated to CoQ10, is also known as ubiquinone, ubidecarenone or vitamin Q.  Discovered in 1957 it is a naturally occurring compound in our bodies, resembling the antioxidant vitamin E in its action […]

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In vino veritas AND Resveratrol..

In vino veritas AND Resveratrol..

Resveratrol is one of several naturally occurring antioxidants found in the skin of grapes and in red wine.  Since research on yeast cells in 2003 showed resveratrol increased their life span, red wine has gained […]

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Nutrient Needs for Pre-Conception, Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Nutrient Needs for Pre-Conception, Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

During pre-conception, pregnancy and breastfeeding your nutrient requirements change, and dietary supplementation is recommended for certain important nutrients.  Folate, iron and calcium are the top three essential nutrients needed to maintain a healthy environment for […]

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