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Nutrients To Support Mental Health

Often times issues such as depression are thought of mainly in terms of a biochemical imbalance or emotional issues - but did you know the foods you eat play a huge role in determining the state of your mental health ? Eating patterns that occur when someone is depressed are much the same as they are PRE depression - these things include lack of appetite, meal skipping, cravings for sweet foods. Many people suffering from depression may be deficient in an array of essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals. In this article I'm going to discuss a few of the most important nutrients, minerals etc - and give some examples of where you can source them in your diet. Please not...

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5 Nutrients for Healthy Skin

Hello everyone, I hope you're all still doing well. Today I'm continuing on with another skin health blog post - focussing on the nutrients required for glowing, healthy skin. In this post I'll be discussing 5 nutrients, their mechanisms that make them useful for skin health - and what foods you can find them in. I'm all about using food as medicine so won't be going through any specific brands of nutrients - I think if you're skins looking a little lack lustre, improving your diet first will definitely give you great benefit. If you are lacking in one of these nutrients, it's best you see your health care practitioner to get some tests done before supplementing with anything, as you...

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What Causes Acne ?

As a student naturopath, looking into the reason behind the illness or health issue is one of my main tasks. Generally speaking, there are usually many different potential causes, some may overlap, and sometimes there may only be one cause. These factors can be external and controllable factors such as diet, and lifestyle choices, or intrinsic factors such as genetic 'snips' and predispositions. For this reason please take this post with a grain of salt, this is not to say these are the only causes of acne, nor that these are the causes for YOUR acne. It is always important to seek out a healthcare practitioner that can take a look into your specific case, and determine what needs to...

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Eating for a Healthy Gut

The first few nutrients on this post are related to the integrity of the gut lining. This is very important to have and keep this in a healthy state, because if there is damage done to this lining many issues can arise from what is known as "leaky gut". I have spoken about potential symptoms you may be experiencing if this part of the body is not in good health in this blog post. The foods mentioned in the second half of this post should only be eaten once the lining and general integrity of your gastrointestinal system are first looked after - otherwise you may be doing more harm than good. If you would like some help in this...

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5 Herbs to Support Gut Health

While gut health is something many people associate with probiotics, the term bad bacteria and 'SIBO', there are other aspects we need to consider. For today's blog post I'm focusing in on 5 herbs that are useful in maintaining your gastrointestinal lining, rather than the bacterial side of things. Also, before we get started - if you're not into herbs, stay tuned for a post relating to foods that support this area! The integrity of your gut is important for many aspects of your health ( some may even say all aspects ) - why ? Because this lining is what we call a 'selective' barrier, allowing nutrients in to the blood stream, and waste products to be removed out and...

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