Could your body do with an immune boost?

During winter your hard working immune system may need an extra boost to protect you from colds, flu and other minor respiratory infections. Here are three signs that it might be time to give it a boost.

1. You’re run down or stressed out

Are you feeling run-down or stressed out? If so, listen to the signals your body is sending you and take a proactive approach to giving your immune system the extra support it’s craving, because either of these situations may indicate that you’re more susceptible than usual to minor infections.

2. You’re surrounded by sick people

If everyone in your office, classroom or home is coughing and sneezing, it’s highly likely that you’ll get sick too.

Supporting the immune health of babies, toddlers and children when they’re exposed to adults or other children with colds and flu is especially important, because their young immune systems are still learning how to identify and destroy infectious organisms, leaving them more prone to getting sick.

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Four strategies to support your weight loss plan

If you’re serious about losing weight, you need all the help you can get sticking to your diet and lifestyle goals. Once you’ve chosen the nutritious diet and exercise plan that’s right for you, the next step is to maximise your chances of success. These smart strategies will help boost your discipline and support your hard work.

1. Find an exercise routine you can stick to

A healthy diet is only part of the solution when it comes to weight loss. If you’ve found it difficult to maintain a training regime in the past, optimise your chances of becoming a regular exerciser by incorporating your activity into your existing daily routine. For example, try scheduling your workout to occur immediately before or after your work commute, or as soon as you’ve dropped the kids off at school.

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Comments | Posted in diet and health weight loss By MHW Team

pregnancy health

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Pregnancy is one of the most special and memorable journeys of a woman's life. Having a wonderful pregnancy that leads to a healthy and happy baby is every mothers dream. By nurturing her body and making intuitive and informative choices, a pregnant woman will ensure she gives herself the best pregnancy possible. 

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addressing baby blues naturally

Monday, 12 October 2015

baby bluesBecoming a new mum can be an exciting and nervous time. There are so many new skills to learn and challenges to overcome looking after your new bundle of joy. During pregnancy and after giving birth your body goes through many physical and hormonal changes and it can feel like the body you once knew so well now changes from day to day. Although you have a new baby to look after, it’s now more important than ever to look after your physical, emotional and mental health to provide you and your baby the right foundations for a healthy and happy future. 

 It’s not uncommon to feel anxious and weepy after the birth of your child. Your body is undergoing many hormonal changes and this may result in a condition referred to as the ‘baby blues’. During this time you may experience mood swings, fatigue, anxiety and difficulty sleeping. These feelings may occur in the week following your child’s birth, reaching their peak on day four to five postpartum. Experts are unsure of the exact reason behind these changes, but believe that fluctuations in hormone levels are the main cause. If these feelings continue one month after the birth of your baby, it’s important to seek help from your doctor, midwife or healthcare professional to ensure you’re receiving the right support.

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recovering after winter illness

Wednesday, 02 September 2015

Often when the symptoms of a cold or flu subside, you can be left feeling tired, run down and with no energy. Your immune system has been busy fighting off infection so needs a little care and maintenance to help you recover. A strong healthy immune system helps you reduce the risk of getting another cold or flu, and improves your energy levels so you feel fit and healthy again.recovery

Effective herbal and nutritional options

Recovery strategies can be used long term, especially if you have a tendency to get a cold or flu every winter, or have a compromised immune system.

There are a number of effective herbal medicines, nutritional supplements and healthy lifestyle choices that can help you bounce back and recover from a cold or flu. Building up and strengthening your immune system helps improves your body’s defence system so you stay well.

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Nutrients for Kids

Tuesday, 03 February 2015

Children’s nutrition can be a minefieldkids nurients

Growth and development during infancy and childhood occurs at a very rapid rate so it’s important to ensure that suitable levels of nutrients are available during this important period. Picky eaters and children with food allergies/intolerances provide a special challenge for parents. While each child will follow their own growth and development or ‘milestone’ pattern, all children follow the same stages of development, in the same order.

Children’s nutritional requirements

The food environment is something that parents can control, particularly when it comes to healthy eating habits and nutrition. Children’s nutritional requirements can vary widely, depending upon their age, rate of growth and their level of physical activity. Consequences of poor nutrition include failure to thrive, intellectual difficulties and childhood obesity. A nutritional deficiency may take weeks or months to emerge and can lead to serious health problems, both now and in the future.

In Australia, children tend to be deficient in, or have low levels of:....

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stress a double edged sword?

Monday, 12 January 2015

Stress: a double-edged sword

Stress can be a double edged sword, both good and bad. Short term (acute) stress, is temporary and allows your body to react and respond quickly to demanding or dangerous situations. Once the danger has passed, your acute stress response resolves and you return to a state of ‘ease’. Long term (chronic) stress on the other hand, is detrimental to your health and is considered a major driver of ‘dis-ease’.

The 3 phases of stress

Different phases of your stress response, as proposed by Hans Selye, are classified into these 3 phases:

—  Phase 1 (Alarm) – your ‘fight or flight’ response; increases adrenaline and cortisol.

—  Phase 2 (Resistance) – persistent, prolonged stress where your body attempts to ‘adapt or normalise’; supports elevated cortisol production.

—  Phase 3 (Exhaustion) – chronically elevated cortisol levels leads to cortisol resistance and decreased cortisol production; your body’s resources become depleted, unable to mount any stress response (adrenal fatigue).

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Healthy Snack Idea

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Healthy snack idea: Make a veggie and dip platter for that afternoon snack. Some veggies you can include are: celery sticks, carrot sticks, cherry tomatoes, boiled broccoli, boiled cauliflower, capsicum sticks, cucumber slices, zucchini slices and mushroom slices. 

You may also like to include pita bread and chickpeas. Don’t forget to include some tahini, hummus or spinach feta dip!

For other ways to help you get your vegetable goodness check this out -

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Comments | Posted in diet and health By MHM Team

Burn up those calories with the only clinically trialled Green coffee extract: Svetol®

Now that you’ve made the decision to lose weight for your general health and wellbeing, wouldn’t it be good to add ‘a little something’ to give your weight loss a boost. Many people like to enhance their weight loss naturally with herbs and nutrients. There are many weight loss products on the market, so choosing the most effective product that’s right for you can be daunting. So where do you start and what makes a good weight loss supplement?

There are a number of herbs and nutrients that may assist weight and fat loss in conjunction with a calorie controlled diet and exercise. Products containing herbs that have been standardised for their main active compounds and therapeutic doses of herbs and nutrients are all important considerations. Svetol® is a good case inpoint.

Svetol® Green coffee extract

Svetol® is a proprietary, standardised and clinically trialled form of unroasted Green coffee bean. Svetol® contains a unique chlorogenic acid and 5-caffeoylquinic acid profile. Contrary to popular belief, targeted studies have identified the active compounds of coffee for weight loss, as chlorogenic acids, particularly 5-caffeoylquinic acid, rather than caffeine.

The active compounds in Svetol® modify insulin secretion, improve blood sugar levels and glucose tolerance by reducing the absorption of glucose in the gastrointestinal tract, encouraging the release of fat from fat stores to be used for energy. This leads to weight loss, reduced body fat and improved body composition by improving the lean tissue (muscle) to body fat ratio.

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think about tomorrow

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

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