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Healthy Bodies

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Omega 3's, a look at DHA & EPA

Several different omega-3’s exist, but the majority of scientific research focuses on ALA, EPA and DHA.

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Calcium, bones and beyond

Calcium is best known for its role in the maintenance of healthy bones, but this amazing mineral does a lot more in the body.

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Vitamin E

Vitamin E is the collective name referring to a group of 8 fat-soluble compounds essential for health and wellbeing.

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Lysine and the importance of proteins throughout life

Lysine is an amino acids and amino acids are the building blocks of protein.

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What are different fats? And how does your body process them?

Fat serves the body primarily as a source of fuel, providing twice the energy than that of carbohydrates and protein.

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Vitamin D and bone health

Vitamin D is needed to help the body absorb calcium from the intestines as well as regulate calcium levels in the blood.

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Vitamin D, what does it do and how much do we need?

Technically, although called a ‘vitamin’, vitamin D is in fact a nutrient which converts into a hormone within the body.

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Vitamin A

As different foods contain different forms of vitamin A, it is imperative that we consume a wide variety of foods.

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Cod liver oil

In addition to vitamin A & D, the omega-3 fatty acids in cod liver oil have also been shown to help the body in many ways.

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Sports concussions in children and teens

Article by Kids Concussion Service, Children's Hospital Westmead

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Blood sugar and GI, what they are and how to maintain healthy levels

Carbohydrates take the forms of starches and sugars, when digested these carbohydrates are broken down into glucose molecules.

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Eye facts and ways to look after them

No matter what level of vision you have, it’s still important to prioritise your eye health at every stage

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How ageing impacts your immune system

Our immune system tends to get weaker with age and become less effective, although there is a lot you can do to stay healthy.

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How does stress impact the body?

Stress can eventually affect physical health such as cardiovascular health and many other parts of the body.

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Maintaining a healthy metabolism

Metabolism can be influenced by many factors such as age, gender, muscle to fat ratio, amount of physical activity and hormones.

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