Gritty and irritable? The surprising link between your liver and moods

Have you ever considered that your mood swings and bouts of irritability might be silently influenced by an organ you seldom think about in terms of emotional health? The liver is an unsung hero in this area of wellbeing. This precious organ, nestled under your rib cage, does more than just process problematic substances and […]

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The liver and cellulite: what you need to know.

Cellulite occurs when alterations to connective tissue occur. Imagine that underneath the outer layer of skin, is a noughts and crosses patterning of structures holding things in place. Underneath those structures, is fat (and it needs to be – that’s healthy!) so when the criss-crosses start to get further apart, the fat underneath pushes up […]

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Summer Berry and Coconut Ice Blocks

The summer holidays can be a whirlwind of parties and celebrations. Between the invites and vacay vibes, it’s easy to get swept up in culinary indulgences – often sidelining our nutritional wellbeing.  Vegetables, the unsung heroes of the food world, are nature’s nutrient powerhouses. Their colours are more than just appealing to the eye; they’re […]

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Are you at risk of fatty liver disease?

Until recently, fatty liver disease was something only heavy alcohol drinkers were at risk of developing. Yet, the prevalence of this harmful health condition is rapidly escalating. It’s affecting even those who consume very little alcohol or abstain entirely—alarmingly, even teenagers. What’s driving this health crisis? The culprit is our everyday diet, which often includes […]

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How bile helps signal satiety to your brain

When we eat, a series of hormones, metabolites and nutrients send messages to the hypothalamus in our brain. Among many things, these messengers help to communicate both hunger and satiety—so we know when to keep eating, or to end a meal. Some common hormones you may have heard of that are involved in this process […]

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The number one thing to focus on for great health

When it comes to achieving great health, there are countless avenues we can take. Yet, there is one direction that has a significant impact on how we look and feel every day that is often forgotten: caring for our liver. When it comes to every aspect of our health, the liver packs a mighty punch. […]

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Building a robust immune system

We are exposed to germs and pathogens every day. When our immune system is functioning well, we might not notice how it kicks into gear to generate a wide range of cells to neutralise the infective organisms. Or how our liver jumps into action to help swiftly prepare any harmful by products for elimination.   It’s […]

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What to look for when choosing supplements

Just like skincare, ‘natural’ products and packaged foods, not all supplements are created equal. But what does that actually mean?  Three key things to look for are the dosage of the nutrients or active compounds, any excipients used in making the supplement and lastly, the raw materials from which the nutrients or active compounds have been derived – they’ll either come from […]

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Why do we feel ‘sick with worry’?

‘Do you trust your gut?’ This simple phrase has a more profound connection to our biology than you might expect. When you’re asked ‘what does your gut say?’ the implication is to trust your instincts. However, science has deepened our understanding of just how much our gut has to do with our feelings.  You may feel queasy when […]

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The secret to getting your bowels working

Many people assume that the best way to get their bowels moving effortlessly is to focus on the lower half of the digestive system. They often do this by increasing their fibre intake. For some, this may be effective. However, for many, getting their bowels to function optimally actually starts much higher up their digestive tract.  While every […]

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