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A Healthy Approach to Weight Loss

When we eat foods that raise blood glucose we get a boost of energy that is then frequently followed by a drop in energy levels or a low i.e. a tired feeling. Certain foods raise blood sugar fast and are considered to have a high GI.

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Lactobacillus Plantarum, Lactobacillus Rhamnosus & Probiotic Blend

Lactobacillus Plantarum is a species of bacteria which is commonly found in many fermented foods and is also naturally present in human saliva. It is one of many so-called ‘friendly’ bacteria, in that it is non-harmful and has several beneficial uses...

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Oregano Oil for Nail Fungus

Nails can become infected with fungus at the nail plate, bed or root.  The fungus spreads over time leading to discolouration, thickening and crumbling at the nail edges and pain.  Many people become embarrassed by the condition and therefore try to keep their feet or nails out of sight either by wearing closed shoes in hot weather or by covering nails with polishes and products......

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Glucose Blood Levels & Diabetrose

Glucose is usually used by the body’s cells as fuel that keeps us going.  Glucose comes from the carbohydrates we eat and can also be produced by the liver.  Glucose needs insulin (a hormone) to help it get into our cells so it can be used productively.....

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Catherter Care

It is really very important to try less invasive options before considering catheterisation and, if used, urethral catheters should be removed as soon as they are no longer necessary, given the virulence an intractability of CAUTI’s (Catheter associated UTIs) and the resultant cost in money and health....

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Healthy Bladder

It is essential to take good care of your bladder as once it becomes damaged, you can suffer from debilitating conditions such as incontinence: it is estimated that a third of people aged 30-70 years suffer problems with incontinence.....

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Urinary Catheterisation

A urinary catheter is a flexible tube used to drain urine from the bladder.  Most catheters transfer urine to a drainage bag that can be emptied regularly but some can be inserted a few times a day (self-catheterisation) to empty urine straight into the toilet....

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Osteoporosis Diet for Healthy and Strong Bones

Eating a healthy balanced diet is essential for building strong, dense bones.  Our bones grow in length until we reach our late teens. However, our bones continue to increase in density through to our late 20’s. “Bone turnover” or bone regeneration happens throughout our lives...

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Bacterial Prostatitis

The prostate is the gland that produces the fluid component of semen.  It is about the size of a walnut and is located between the bladder and penis.  The urethra runs from the bladder to penis through the prostate.   The urethra allows urine to pass out of the body. Bacterial Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate...

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Interstitial Cystitis & Acupuncture

Actor Paul Orchard’s luck ran out soon after he played the part of Lucky in the movie Layer Cake alongside James Bond actor Daniel Craig. He underwent a medical procedure that, although successful, left him with interstitial cystitis, where the bladder becomes inflamed.

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Urinary Tract Infections in Men

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are far less common in men than women.  The incidence is particularly low in younger men.  The major factors that increase risk of developing a UTI for men are...

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Candida and Antibiotic Overuse

Candida is a type of fungus, specifically, a yeast.  There are different species of candida, some more harmful than others.  Some cause common, highly unpleasant but fairly harmless infections such as genital candidiasis, oral thrush, nappy rash or nail infections.  Some however can prove life-threatening to those who are immunocompromised such as cancer, diabetes, AIDs, kidney dialysis or transplant patients when candida spreads through the blood...

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Sweet Cures use a rare sugar to control blood sugar.

You are probably aware of recent campaigns to challenge adverts that seek to sell weight loss by using images of emaciated, airbrushed young women. Feeding off body insecurities, they suggest that only one body image is beautiful and that weight loss is just about looks. The truth is that when you are healthy inside, both the mind and the body benefit....

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Chickens and E-Coli

E-Coli is the most common cause of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).  It has long been known that bacteria can move from the rectum to the vaginal area and make their way into the urethra causing infection. It was thought that the E-coli was originating in our own gut... 

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What are Bladder Stones?

Urine can become concentrated, causing minerals to crystalise into hard masses in the bladder which are referred to as bladder stones.

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The Difference between Bladder and Kidney Infections

Discover the differences between bladder infections and kidney infections. There is a lot of crossover between symptoms of bladder infections and kidney infections such as...

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Cat Cystitis / Feline Cystitis

The following symptoms/behaviours can be indicative of your cat having Feline Urologic Syndrome (cystitis)...

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Sucrose, fructose, and glucose can contribute to obesity and rotten teeth…

Everyone knows that some sugars are bad for us. Sucrose, fructose, and glucose, whilst providing a fast energy boost, can contribute to obesity and diabetic problems, lead to rotten teeth, lower the immune system, and feed Candida.

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Lactobacillus Rhamnosus and your daily Probiotic

Lactobacillus Rhamnosus is such an ideal probiotic to use daily in that it has been proven to survive acid and bile in the stomach and therefore is able to stick to and colonize the gastrointestinal tracts of humans. It is known to produce an antimicrobial substance that is active against a variety of bacteria, including, among others, Escherichia coli, Salmonella and Clostridium.

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