Health Articles — Fibromyalgia

Signs that your digestive system needs some help

Posted by Melissa Callaghan on

  Signs that your digestive system needs some help Your overall health begins with your digestive system. If it is working effectively then chances are that you are healthy. If it is experiencing a few difficulties then chances are you are noticing it physically.  Our digestive system is crucial for the breakdown and absorption of the food and drink we consume and its effectiveness is crucial to maintain adequate levels of essential vitamins and minerals. Any problems in this area can lead to a whole host of health problems. We often think of the obvious when it comes to digestive health imbalances...

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Peri menopause - the impact of Insulin and Cortisol

Posted by Melissa Callaghan on

Things have changed. The lifestyle you have been living for years is no longer working. Always thought the candle could be burnt at both ends forever.  It was always so easy to go out to dinner all the time and have a few drinks and not worry about the impact that it has on the body. But now, you can't so much as even look at a slice of bread and you put on 10 kgs. Tried every new diet known to man and little bits of success but it just doesn't fit into your lifestyle, can't sustain it or...

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Autoimmune disease

Posted by Melissa Callaghan on

Autoimmune disease is where the immune system has a case of mistaken identity and thinks your body is the enemy and begins to attack your health body.  There are presently around 80 recognised autoimmune diseases with the number on this rise. When looking for underlying triggers of autoimmune gut health and inflammation are major factors. Your gut is your like your body's life support system, you need a balance of bacteria, yeast, and all the components for digestion.  If this balanced ecosystem is out of balance, then problems arise.  It is one of your major defence forces against toxins and pathogens...

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The Mitochondria – the energy factories of the cell

Posted by Melissa Callaghan on

The Cell is the building block of all living things. Cells get together in a group to function as tissue and then tissues get together to function as organs to perform specific functions of the body eg heart, liver etc. It can be hard to imagine how many cells there are in the body. There are trillions. Most cells have mitochondria inside them and the mitochondria’s function is to produce energy. Even though the organisation and structure of the body can be seen easily, the ability for body to operate boils down to something we can’t see. The function of...

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