1. Join Mr Vitamins Community Thursday Night – hear David Wolfe LIVE
Thursday evening May 16th – this week! Free event at the world class venue The Concourse, Chatswood.
This is a truly amazing experience to see David live – as he shares his knowledge and passion for Superfood Nutrition, Eating for Beauty and Longevity.
2. Watch the amazing video below on David Wolfe’s passion for chocolate…
David Wolfe discusses the massive health benefits of raw cacao, chocolate and the antioxidant properties of this delicious super food – which is greatest when it is raw and unprocessed. This video will inspire you to hear more from David – live at the Mr Vitamins event.
Winter is just around a corner, and when temperatures drop, staying warm and healthy can be a challenge. Many kids love that change, out come the jackets, and scarves, with plans for snow trips, and outdoor fun.
But winter can also mean colds, sore throats, fever and flu. Prevention is the key to cutting down on those winter colds. There are many herbal and natural treatments that can help prevent a cold, provide real protection and speed up the healing process, but which ones are the best for your child?
What is The Healthy Child Check?
Designed to boost their immune system the Helathy Child Check will prepare your child for a healthy winter.
Naturopath Tanya Marinovic, mother of two, has gained much experience and knowledge in all aspects of baby and childcare – first hand!
She loves to support parents to improve the health of their little ones using Herbal Medicine, Homoeopathy and Nutrition (alternative foods, recipes, new shopping habits). [Read more…]
Over recent years the focus on good health has emphasised your pH level, which is an indication of how acid or alkaline your body is. If you are too acidic there are potentially many adverse inflammatory health conditions, such as arthritis, that may result.
The ideal pH is to be slightly alkaline. Les than 7 is considered acidic, whilst 7 is neutral and above 7 is alkaline.
Why is it important to be alkaline to improve fertility?
It is not well known that sperm thrive in a slightly alkaline environment with a pH of [Read more…]
Are you under the weather? Antibacterial Products will help you!
As if aching and fatigue isn’t enough to bear, then there’s the pain of a sore throat. A sore throat is a constant pain, and one seemingly without end. The good news is you can help heal your sore throat using antibacterial products such as propolis.
How do antibacterial products work on sore throats?
The antibacterial properties in a product such as propolis can inhibit growth of bacteria; the same organisms that cause the illness in the first place. A sore throat typically occurs from bacterial or viral infection. The inflammation in the throat is our body’s natural protective response and a product like Propolis – with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, can help kill the infection as well as ease the inflammation.
It isn’t widely known, but Propolis also has a mild anaesthetic quality that when applied direct to the source can help ease the pain of a sore throat within moments.
Other ways antibacterial products can help
In addition to alleviating a sore throat, antibacterial products can help control or prevent conditions like periodontal disease and other mouth or gum infections. This is particularly useful for people whose immune systems are already weakened, as they may be more susceptible to oral infections, which can cause [Read more…]
At first glance the words Cocoa Butter and natural health don’t seem to go together. When we think of Cocoa Butter or Theobroma Cacao L., as it is officially known, we think of either Chocolate or skin care.
Chocolate isn’t a typical food on most healthy shopping lists but is becoming a common addition. The Aztecs named this rich butter ‘Food of The Gods’ and for very good reasons. They knew that it not only tasted great but also [Read more…]
Skin is the first thing we notice about each other and we all want to look and feel our best, and this is so closely tied to our self-esteem.
Treating acne skin is far easier than we are led to believe.
There is no denying that it can be very painful to have acne as a teenager. A natural reaction is to reach for any product that promises relief. However, a gentler, holistic approach can offer more effective, complete and long term results that also promote health and wellbeing, and set you up for a lifetime regime that will serve you well.
Large skincare companies seduce us with the idea of instant results and the myth of using a plethora of treatments and products. However, many skincare products can be expensive, full of chemicals, and fiddly to use.
Instead, consider a simple, natural two-pronged approach that is (1) effective in treating the external signs of acne, and (2) promotes long term internal health.
AND, you will be surprised how much easier it is on your wallet and how simple it is to apply.
This two-pronged approach involves Fine Green Marine CLAY!
Stay away from the chemicals and synthetics
The big skincare companies will have you believe that you need to spend a lot of money on a lot of fancy products to treat acne. But, this will not necessarily get you the best results. [Read more…]
Reducing chemical exposure – for our kids, ourselves, and the planet
It has long been known that certain chemicals are dangerous– poisons, toxins and heavy metals can all have a detrimental effect on our health. But did you also know that certain chemicals commonly used around the household may be linked to cancer, obesity and fertility issues?
Mr Vitamins Nutritionist Karen Ball looks staying healthy in a world of plastic…
A report released earlier this year by the United Nations, lists over 800 chemicals that are known as endocrine disruptors – chemicals which mimic human hormones, and which have been linked to cancer, birth defects and changes to the growing foetus, decreased fertility, and obesity.
Two of the most concerning chemicals in plastics are:
Polycarbonate: often used in the production of food storage containers, the lining of cans, and bottles, in particular baby bottles. Releases bisphenol A, or BPA, a chemical now known to cause serious health problems. Whilst this chemical is easily removed from the body, the unknown effect of long term exposure is concerning, with recent studies showing a link between BPA and increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Canada has recently banned the sale of polycarbonate baby bottles, with the EU and parts of the US looking to phase out use in some products, especially children’s toys, dummies, teethers and bottles.
PVC: used in bottles, cling film wrap and seals on screw-top jars. PVC itself is considered fairly safe, but to make it soft and pliable plasticisers are added, and these can leach phthalates and DEHA – endocrine disruptors known to affect reproductive development, especially in young boys, and have possible links to increased risk of diabetes and obesity. [Read more…]
Candida, or candidiasis is an infection caused by a yeast overgrowth, usually from the species Candida albicans, which is found almost everywhere in the environment. Ideally you have normal amounts in your body controlled by a properly functioning immune system and your body’s production of beneficial bacteria (also known as flora).
If there is not an abundance of friendly bacteria (from stress, lifestyle, diet, etc.), your immune function is decreased and yeast overgrowth is more likely.
Candida can be difficult to diagnose. The infection can involve the nails, scalp, skin, mouth, throat, gastrointestinal tract and/or reproductive system, with symptoms being broad and affecting the whole body.
If you have been suffering from coughs and colds, Cinnamon and Honey might be the answer. From a Chinese Medicine perspective, Cinnamon is heating and so helps to cure excess yin or coldness in your body. Honey, on the other hand, is neutral, being equally balanced between yin and yang. When used together Cinnamon and
Honey are a powerful way to cure the common cold.
Cinnamon’s Medicinal Origins
Cinnamon has been used as a medicinal herb in China, India, Indonesia and Egypt for centuries, and more recently in Australia, the US and Europe. Cassia and Ceylon of Ceylon are the two most common types of Cinnamon. Cinnamon of Ceylon is superior in quality and has a slightly sweeter taste than Cassia.
Both forms of Cinnamon have antibacterial and antiviral properties and these are what help rid your body of the bacteria and viruses that cause coughs, colds and flu.
Raw Honey with Cinnamon boosts your Immune System
Honey is also packed with antibacterial properties. Drinking warm water with Honey and Cinnamon cleanses your system of infection. If you drink it regularly, it will help to boost your immune system and decrease inflammation so that viruses and bacteria cannot take hold. [Read more…]
People take Bee Pollen for a range of health reasons. Bee Pollen is known as a ‘superfood’ because of its naturally high vitamin and mineral content. Think of Bee Pollen as a food rather than a supplement, and you’ll see many ways you can add it to your daily diet.
Why use Bee Pollen Every day?
Adding a raw, high quality pure bee pollen to your diet is an excellent way to balance and maintain overall health. The benefits of Bee Pollen include better nervous system health, improved digestion, immune support and increased energy. Bee pollen is rich in essential vitamins, nutrients and minerals. It’s an excellent supplement where dietary intake is less than ideal. Bee Pollen is naturally high in protein that is easily absorbed by the body – an excellent choice for vegetarians!
With so many great health outcomes how can you add this superfood to your diet?
FRESHLY SQUEEZED JUICES: Add a teaspoon of Bee Pollen to your freshly squeezed fruit or vegetable juice. Juicing every day is an excellent way to get the nutritional benefits of fruit, vegetables and antioxidants. Adding Bee Pollen gives a powerful vitamin and [Read more…]
So many ailments affect our children today. We hear more often about ADHD, Autism, Allergies, Asthma and Learning Difficulties, to name a few.
There appears to be a direct link between these conditions and changing environmental factors.
MINDD Foundation offers powerful resources to support our children's health. Read more...