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Importance of Magnesium

Written by Felicity Downes-Casipit (Naturopath, BNat.) What is Magnesium? Magnesium is a mineral found in abundance within our bodies. Roughly half of all the magnesium in our body can be found in the bone whilst the remainder can be found within cells and organs, leaving just a little to circulate in the blood. Hundreds of […]

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Top Herbs For Stress Management

Written by Michelle Matthews (Naturopath, BNat.) Feeling Stressed? Did you know feeling stressed is a normal physiological and physical response the body manifests to protect itself? Stress can be classified into positive and negative forms which the body experiences: Positive stress (referred to as eustress) is often temporary or short-lived experience which can include, excitement, […]

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Brain Boosting Herbs for Memory and Cognition

Written by Michelle Matthews (Naturopath, BNat.) Your brain is ever-evolving. It is not something which is fixed or stationary. In recent years, new research into brain plasticity (neuroplasticity) which is the study of the brain’s ability to change and adapt as a result of an experience (new and old), has helped to revolutionise how we […]

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Healing Power of Maca

Written by Erica Mirabilio BHSc (Nat) Maca (Lepidium meyenii)  Lepidium meyenii, commonly known as “Maca” has also been referred to as the ‘Peruvian ginseng’ due to its Traditional use in Peruvian medicine for its invigorating effects. Maca is a plant from the Brassicaceae / Cruciferae family. It’s related to the radish, yet has an aroma similar […]

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Healing Power of Bilberry For Eye Health

Written by Erica Mirabilio BHSc (Nat) Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)  Vaccinium myrtillus, commonly known as ‘Bilberry’ is a small berry from the Ericaceae family. The Bilberry plant is a leafy shrub which grows up to 60cm long and is mostly found in the woodlands. When flowering, this plant produces berries that are similar in appearance to the […]

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How to revitalise your digestive system

Written by Simone Austin One of the topics currently getting the nutrition and medical world excited is gut flora, also known as the gut microbiome. These are microorganisms like bacteria, fungi and viruses living in your gastrointestinal tract, otherwise known as your gut. We all have our own unique colony. Why all the interest in […]

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Green Dragon Smoothie Recipe

Green dragon smoothie bowl

Our green dragon smoothie bowl not only looks delicious but is packed with nutritional superfoods to help your body replenish. We recommend adding slippery elm powder. Caruso’s Slippery Elm is a soothing, easily digested beverage which acts like a lubricant throughout your stomach, intestines and large bowel. Servings: 1 Prep time: 15 mins Ingredients to blend: […]

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10 Top Tips for Winter Skin Health

By Simone Barrance, Naturopath, Adv. Dip. Nat. Your skin is the largest organ of your body, and consists of three layers: the epidermis (or outer layer), the dermis (middle layer) and the hypodermis (the deepest layer). The epidermis itself is made up of five layers, the outermost being known as the stratum corneum. The stratum […]

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What’s the minimum amount of exercise you need to stay healthy?

By Grace Jennings-Edquist & Jennifer Wong, ABC Life While some of us are setting big exercise goals at the start of the year, like preparing for a marathon, others are simply aiming to put in the bare minimum needed to stay t and healthy. If your fitness goals for the year are simply to ward […]

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“Caruso’s Keeps Me Going!” -78 year old Triathlete Alf Lakin.

  Meet Alf Lakin. Gold Coast based triathlete now 78 years of age, representing Australia in various domestic and international events. Alf started competing in triathlons approximately three years ago, when he decided he needed a change from his usual track and field activity. He says that the “challenge of doing the sport” was what […]

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