July 18, 2018
5 Must-Dos For A Good Night's Sleep

5 Must-Dos For A Good Night’s Sleep

If you’re like almost half of Australians, the stress of your daily life, an overexposure to technology and a less-than-ideal diet can see you struggle to fall asleep at night. Sleep isn’t a lost cause however, with these five simple, pre-bedtime rituals which can see you snuggled up in bed, dreaming peacefully in no time.   Set A Routine In order to sleep like a baby, it’s a good idea
July 27, 2018

How to Fall Asleep, Stay Asleep and Wake Refreshed with These 5 Foods

While we’re always reminded of the foods not to eat to avoid being awake all night, like caffeinated drinks, sugary sweets and chocolate, there are a range of foods which can actually help us fall asleep and stay asleep for longer. Rich in a range of vitamins and minerals, these foods will not only boost how refreshed you’ll feel in the morning, but your overall health as well. Warm Milk
August 1, 2018
What Happens To Your Body If You Don't Get Enough Sleep

What Happens To Your Body If You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

Sleep has long been a bit of a mystery; what happens to our bodies when we sleep, how sleep occurs and even why we sleep aren’t fully understood. The effects of not enough sleep however are quite apparent, with even the smallest disruptions to our slumber resulting in loss of concentration, diminished reaction times, inability to fully control our emotions and even physical illness. While the long term effects on
August 7, 2018
Five Foods High in Magnesium To Increase Your Daily Intake

Five Foods High in Magnesium To Increase Your Daily Intake

Magnesium is one of the most abundant minerals residing in our bones and soft tissue. It is required in more than 300 biochemical reactions in the human body. Dr. Mark Hyman describes this mineral as “The most powerful relaxation mineral available” going on to say that an average modern diet is deficient in magnesium. As adults we require more than 400mg per day in order for the aforementioned biochemical reactions
August 16, 2018
3 Foods to Boost Your Immune System

3 Foods to Boost Your Immune System

Foods to nourish and support your immune system all winter long! Winter is here, the cooler weather bringing with it a host of viruses and bacteria which can overwhelm your immune system. Your immune system – your inner army of cells and good bacteria fighting off harmful invaders – needs to be supported and well-nourished in order to keep you on our feet! And while your immune system requires a
January 24, 2019

Why is the Heart and Circulatory System so important?

The heart is important because it is the pump that forces blood around the transit system of your body so it can stop off at stations such as your liver, kidneys, stomach, pancreas and other organs, to provide them with blood and nutrients for survival. It is relied on for the health of our organs and tissues, as blood carries important oxygen and other nutrients like vitamins and glucose. Without
February 18, 2019

The Link Between Mental Health & Heart Disease

Two of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide are coronary heart disease (CHD) and mental illness[1]. It appears that there may in fact, be a close link between the two, with some mental illnesses such as depression, considered a risk factor for heart disease and with the prevalence of heart disease being higher in those with mental illness[2]. While it’s easy for us to think of our bodies
March 5, 2019

How sleep deprivation affects your heart

Getting a sub-par night’s sleep can result in a feeling of sluggishness, an inability to process complex thoughts and situations and leave you grumpy. These are not the only consequences of a bad night’s sleep however, with a consistent lack of proper sleep leading to some serious risk factors of heart disease; including high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.   How Much Sleep Do You Need? While everyone is different,