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July

Your Friend in Ditching the Post Pregnancy Belly Fat: Probiotics

If you know a thing or two about probiotics, then you probably know that these “friendly” bacteria assist our bodies to digest properly and keep our gut and immune system healthy.  But what you may not know is that probiotics may actually help women lose that unsightly belly fat that builds up during pregnancy.

If you’re a woman who wants to get rid of the post pregnancy belly fat, or you know one who wants to achieve this, then probiotics may help.

How do we know probiotics may help women say goodbye

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July

With the Temperature Dropping… Probiotics are a Kids’ Best Friend Against Colds and Flu

There’s nothing worse than seeing your child fighting cold and flu, and with the days getting shorter and the temperature moving southwards, chances are you might be thinking of the cold and flu season. What can you do as a parent – if anything – to try and minimise the pain and discomfort of colds and flu for your child?

Just when you thought there’s probably very little you can do, the good news is that we’re not entirely powerless against winter and its tendency to facilitate colds and flus. Instead,

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14

July

Toilet Training Made Easy!

If you’re a parent of a toddler, chances are two words may have evoked a bit of fear and apprehension in you: toilet training! Sure, it can be frustrating and extremely hard work, but there are things you as a parent can do to ensure the transition from nappies and pull ups to the big toilet is made easier!

So here are the top three things you need to do as a parent to help your child toilet train:

Drink water regularly: Water is essential for our body’s health, and as you

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14

July

Barefoot Benefits for Kids of All Ages

These days, when it comes to parenting, we’re all too aware of this trend to wrap children in cotton wool, hoping to protect them from germs and illness. What many parents aren’t actually aware of though are the benefits associated with old-fashioned ways of doing things. Take barefoot kids for instance. Today, it’s rare to see children playing without shoes on.

But are kids at a disadvantage when they play with shoes on?

According to podiatrists, there are significant advantages in allowing your children to play and experience time without shoes on.

The

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14

July

Iron: Are You Deficient?

Iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency in the world. More than 2 billion people suffer from iron-deficiency anaemia worldwide. It is an important part of many enzymatic reactions involved in energy production and metabolism. It is a co-factor in the production of some hormones and neurotransmitters such as thyroid hormones, serotonin, melatonin, dopamine, and noradrenalin. Iron is important for a number of immune responses including lymphocyte production and iron deficiency causes reduced immunity.

Signs & Symptoms of Iron Deficiency

Fatigue and shortness of breath on exertion are the most common symptoms
Decreased

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14

July

Lower Back Pain: What Causes It?

If you’ve ever experienced lower back pain, you’re not alone! According to a study called, “Low Back Pain in Australian Adults” published by the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics in 2004, it was found that around 20% of adults in Australia suffers from low back pain at any one given time.

That’s a fair chunk of the adult population, and when you consider the important function the lower back has when it comes to supporting our weight, mobility and of course, organ and muscle protection, people need to familiarize themselves

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14

July

Migraine and Chiropractic

Migraines can be a debilitating condition for anyone at any age and why they happen can be the result of many different things including stress, period pain, head trauma, exercise, fatigue and even food and environment.

According to one report by the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, females are two to four times more likely to suffer from chronic migraine pain and are particularly worse for those between the ages of 22-55. In Australia alone, those suffering from migraines can cost the country more than $750 million each year.

Although there are some

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14

July

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction

Imagine being unable to move your jaw, the part of the body that you constantly use to swallow, chew, yawn and talk. Sadly, this is a reality for many people as they suffer the harsh effects of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction or TMJ.

TMJ is a condition that affects the hinge joint connecting the jaw to the skull. The joint is covered with 68 pairs of muscles. When the articular disk that separates the jaw bone and the skull is misplaced, this will limit the amount of movement you are able to

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14

July

Exercise: A Great Way to Posivitely Manage Depression

If you’ve lived with depression or know of somebody who has, then you know just how much of a heartache it really is. Waking up in the morning in a cloud of indifference, inertia, sadness and heaviness…and not knowing how long it will go on for, is part of the depression experience. For some this low time lasts a short time like an hour or two…but for others it can go for weeks or even months.

No matter what your situation may be, if you are affected by depression –as most

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14

July

Pregnancy and Lower Back Pain

Having a baby can be one of life’s happiest moments, however the months leading up to birth can be among the most stressful mentally and physically for the expectant mum. All too often, additional weight stress placed on the lower back may be a significant cause of pain.

Causes of Lower Back Pain during Pregnancy and Treatment

This pain can be attributed to the stress the additional weight of the baby and amniotic fluid places on the lower back. Lower back pain may also be caused by the widening of the pelvic

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