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Travel Vaccination

Date: 14 May 2016
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   Travel Vaccination This blog provides some insight and guidance into the main travel vaccines and conditions they are necessary to prevent via active (vaccination) immunity via a review of the available literature. Hepatitis A This is a type of viral liver infection caused by hepatitis A (HPA) virus which is widespread in other parts of the world such as Africa […]


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Thyroid Health

Date: 13 May 2013
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 The thyroid gland, part of body’s endocrine system, is located at the front of the neck just below the Adam’s  apple and is not ordinarily palpable under the skin.  It consists of two lobes in the shape of a butterfly surrounding the windpipe. The thyroid gland produces thyroxine (T4), 20% of the bodies tri-iodothyronine (T3) and calcitonin. […]


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Antioxidants: Defenders against damage from free radicals

Date: 25 Apr 2013
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Antioxidants: Defenders against damage from free radicals! Ordinarily speaking, body uses oxygen in most, but not all, bodily chemical reactions, particularly in the production of energy.  It uses this energy to perform a variety of routine bodily functions that sustain life in the broadest terms such as defending itself against bugs (bacteria, fungi, viruses, you name […]


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Superfoods: What’s a superfood?!

Date: 25 Apr 2013
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Superfoods! What’s a superfood?  According to various scientific information sources, a superfood is an unscientific term used in various contexts used to describe food with high nutrient, vitamin or phytochemical content that may confer health benefits, with few properties considered to be negative.  This lead Aaron Moss in the journal Nature Nutrition in 1998, to […]


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Winter Warmers: A short list of ‘must haves’ to see you through the winter months!

Date: 04 Apr 2013
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Winter Warmers: A short list of ‘must haves‘ to help see you through the winter months! Vitamin C Vitamin C (aka. ascorbic acid) cannot be manufactured by our bodies so it must be derived from food or food supplements. Vitamin C is crucial for normal body functioning especially ‘healing’ but it also plays a variety […]


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