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Smoothies – Are the Rumours True?

Smoothies, juicing, and detoxes are things we hear a lot about nowadays. Most of us love a smoothie, especially an expensive one in a three-pound meal deal. Smoothies are also popular in current online culture and are promoted as extremely healthy, but are they that healthy? Or are they just...

What is Disease and Immunity?

What is Disease? A disease is a specific abnormality that has a negative impact on the structure or function of all or part of an organism. Medical illnesses having distinct indications and symptoms are commonly referred to as diseases.1 External influences, such as infections or internal dysfunctions can cause disease.1 ...

What is Bile Reflux?

What is Bile? Before we understand bile reflux, we must understand what bile is. Bile is a part of the digestive process, a digestive fluid produced in the liver and stored in the gallbladder.1 To aid the digestion process, bile breaks down fats into fatty acids, which can then be...

5 Superfoods for Your Gut

We’ve all heard the term “superfood” floating around within health communities, but what does it actually mean? There’s no regulated definition; it can mean different things to different people.  The definition we’ve chosen to work with is “a food that offers high levels of desirable nutrients, is linked to the...

What are Food Allergies & Intolerances?

What is a Food Allergy? A food allergy occurs when the immune system reacts abnormally to certain foods that are eaten. Even though allergy reactions are frequently modest, they can be extremely dangerous.1 There are various types of food allergies, which are discussed below.  Non-IgE Mediated Allergic Reaction A non-IgE-mediated food...

An Introduction to Digestive Enzymes

What are Digestive Enzymes? Digestive enzymes are substances that help to digest your food. The salivary glands release them, the cells lining the stomach, the pancreas and the small intestines.1 They can also be obtained by eating foods that contain them or taking a supplement. These clever little things do...

What does the Pancreas Do?

It's common knowledge that the human body has a pancreas, but do we know what it’s there for? How important is it? Can you live without it? How do you keep it healthy?  Here we will discuss everything you need to know about the pancreas and what you can do...

Best Foods for Gut Health: Top 5

Our gut health is extremely important to our overall health. The gut is intricately connected to many of our bodies' inner workings: our skin, our brains, our immunity, our hormones, our digestive health…the list goes on. The gut plays a vital role in the digestion of what we eat; the...

What is Heartburn & Reflux?

Heartburn, despite its name, actually has nothing to do with the heart. However, it is a burning sensation in the chest brought on by stomach acid rising to the oesophagus (acid reflux). The tube that joins your throat and stomach is known as the oesophagus.1  Can Heartburn be Linked to...

Caffeine; Friend or Foe?

There has been a lot of coverage over the last 10 years calling to question whether caffeine is beneficial or a detriment to a healthy diet. We hope through reading this article, you will better understand the nature of caffeine and whether or not you should include it in your...