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The ‘6 per day’ Plant Food Challenge

By Mel   •   June 18th, 2018

Research is showing that in order to have a healthy gut we need to have a greater diversity of our microflora. Consider that our gut contains over a trillion living microorganisms – that’s 10 times the number of cells in the human body – and most of these live in the colon (our large intestine).  These microorganisms make up our microbiome – this is like our internal gut ecosystem. There are over 1000 different species of bacteria that can be found in the gut and each of us has only around 160. And the interesting thing is that the make up of our microbiome is unique to each of us ...read more

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Why diversity is important for a healthy gut

By Mel   •   June 8th, 2018

Our gut contains over a trillion living microorganisms – that’s 10 times the number of cells in the human body – and most of these live in the colon – our large intestine. These microorganisms make up our microbiome – this is like our internal gut ecosystem.  There are over 1000 different species of bacteria that can be found in the gut and each of us has only around 160. And the interesting thing is that the make up of our microbiome is unique to each of us – no two are the same. Dysbiosis is an imbalance in our microbes - when our pathogenic bacteria become more dominant. When ...read more

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SPINAL HEALTH WEEK – 21st to 27th May 2018

By Mel   •   May 4th, 2018

Chiro Can Help : Discover how chiropractors can help improve your quality of lifeAs part of Spinal Health Week 2018 (21-27 May), the chiropractors at Karrinyup Wellness Centre are encouraging Australians to make small lifestyle changes to improve their spinal health and wellbeing.Musculoskeletal conditions are very common, affecting 30% (6.9 million) of all Australians including 3.7 million people with back problems. In some cases, these are difficult to avoid (such as an accident or injury) however, everyday habits can be a big determining factor in how well our spines handle stress.During ...read more

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Eight reasons to drink a green smoothie

By Mel   •   February 21st, 2018

The green smoothie – we’ve all heard of it. But why is it so popular?  Because it is quick and easy to make, packed full of delicious ingredients, is healthful and nutritious and can be varied according to taste and what’s in the fridge.  It is my go-to ‘fast food’ when I know I have a busy day, as I can sip it throughout the morning knowing I’m getting some wonderful energy boosting goodness.  So here are some health benefits for including a green smoothie into your diet.Perfect way to boost your Fruit and Vegetable Intake It is recommended that we eat our 5 vegetables and two ...read more