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Disclaimer: This blog provides general information only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice.

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Hibiscus Iced Tea

Hibiscus Iced Tea

Time for (iced) tea With summer turning on it’s scorching best here in Brisbane chilled drinks are all the go.   This refreshing, colourful and tasty hibiscus iced tea hits the spot perfectly.   Health benefits of hibiscus Hibiscus sabdariffa is a plant...

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Is leaky gut causing your acne?

Is leaky gut causing your acne?

Fix your digestion to get clear skin Naturopaths have long observed the link between an unhealthy digestive system and acne. The gut-brain-skin theory proposes emotional states such as anxiety, depression and psychological stress alter the balance of beneficial gut...

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The role of progesterone in acne

The role of progesterone in acne

Progesterone and acne Androgens (testosterone and DHT) are usually the first suspects when looking to arrest the course of hormonal acne. However, sub-optimal levels of progesterone should also be in the frame.   What is progesterone? Progesterone is a steroid sex...

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Buckwheat chocolate chip cookies

Buckwheat chocolate chip cookies

These buckwheat cookies not only taste like a treat they are bursting with nutrients. You can rest easy that you're not sabotaging your healthy eating goals.   What do I love about them, apart from the taste?   Buckwheat   The “wheat” in buckwheat is somewhat...

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Health benefits of asparagus

Health benefits of asparagus

Let’s hear a cheer for the spear! One of the delights of heading into spring is the appearance of asparagus at the local produce market. The Australian season lasts from September –March but the prime time for asparagus is considered September –December.   Health...

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Lactoferrin for acne: what you need to know

Lactoferrin for acne: what you need to know

Acne is an inflammatory skin condition of the sebaceous (oil-secreting glands) glands. The more inflammatory your acne is the higher risk of scarring and hyperpigmentation. The goal of most nutritional acne treatment is to calm the inflammation and bring the sebaceous...

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BPA plastic and acne

BPA plastic and acne

Exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals is a factor that doesn't receive sufficient attention when it comes to hormonal health imbalances like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and acne. One of the most researched endocrine disruptors is Bisphenol A (BPA) an...

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Roast Carrot and Butter Bean Soup

Roast Carrot and Butter Bean Soup

Are you looking for an alternative to the ever-popular pumpkin soup? Well, this roast carrot and butter bean soup could be just the ticket. Roasting the carrots ramps up the sweetness and the butter beans add a creamy, velvet-like texture. This soup is perfect for...

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Should you give up dairy if you have acne?

Should you give up dairy if you have acne?

The link between milk and breakouts   “Ditch the dairy” is a sweeping piece of diet advice often given to people with acne. Will removing this so-called “dietary villain” give you clear skin? Unfortunately, there's no definitive “one size fits all” answer here. Yes,...

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Best non-dairy sources of calcium

Best non-dairy sources of calcium

Do we need dairy for calcium? Dairy foods are widely promoted as significant dietary sources of calcium. But, can you still get enough calcium if you are not consuming milk products? Following is a guide to the highest non-dairy calcium foods for those who are lactose...

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Roast pumpkin and walnut muffins

Roast pumpkin and walnut muffins

These muffins are a healthy and tasty snack. Use a plant based mylk to make them vegan. They are a perfect treat for anyone looking to improve their skin and balance hormones. Each muffin has less than 9 grams of sugar. Pumpkin is packed full of beta-carotene a...

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Cherry Ripe Porridge

Cherry Ripe Porridge

Inspired by the much loved (by me!) Aussie chocolate bar this decadent sounding porridge is a very healthy, guilt-free way to start the day. The raw cacao and cherries are packed with antioxidants plus you'll get plenty of whole grain, gut loving fibre. This quick and...

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