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Fermented Foods, The Gut, and The Immune System

Kim Clerke

Fermented Foods, The Gut, and The Immune System

Fermented foods and beverages such as Kombucha, yoghurt, sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir account for roughly one-third of the global human diet and have been found to positively support gut health. Some experts even recommend that fermented foods be included in national dietary recommendations. Many fermented foods contain 1 million to 1 billion viable microbes per gram or millilitre, and a large portion of those may survive passage through the digestive tract, therefore eating fermented foods has the potential to increase the number of microbes in the diet by up to ten thousand-fold. Many species of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium help crowd out...

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What Do Organic Products Mean To Our Health?

Kim Clerke Health Hemp Oz

What Do Organic Products Mean To Our Health?

Is what you’re eating ‘Boosting your Immunity’? With everything that’s going on in the world today the phrase ‘you are what you eat’ has never been more relevant. With all the nasties flying around we have been preoccupied with hand hygiene, cough etiquette, social distancing, restricted access, border closures, resort shutdowns. With all this, no wonder we are feeling a little on the messy side.  While keeping the nasties at bay externally it is just as important to build up immunity on the inside. As COVID-19 hit vitamin sales went through the roof. Somehow, we felt comfortable knowing that we were at...

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Preventing and Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

Abigail Stratton

Preventing and Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

Like many people diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, John Leith knew virtually nothing about the condition – the risk factors, the symptoms or long-term health impacts of the disease. Type 2 Diabetes is a progressive condition, so many people don’t display any noticeable symptoms. Another factor delaying diagnosis is that the tell-tale signs such as fatigue, being thirsty, dizziness or gradual weight gain are easily ignored or dismissed as a normal sign of ageing, stress or lifestyle choices.  This is what makes a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes all the more shocking for someone in the prime of their life....

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Gut Health is sexier than you think

Abigail Stratton

Gut Health is sexier than you think

By Kim Clerke, Microbiologist When you think about what parts of the body get the most attention, it’s often on the outside; your hair, eyes, teeth, skin, nails and overall appearance. The beauty industry tells us we’re worth it. We all want great looking bodies, but what about a great functioning microbiota?   Do we ever think about what’s happening in our gut? Once upon a time, our gut was thought to do one simple thing – digest food. More recently, scientists have discovered that the microbiome – the name given to the trillions of microbes (between 300 and 500 different...

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Hemp Oz recognised as a leading Australian Food and Agribusiness Innovator

Abigail Stratton

Hemp Oz has been recognised as a leading Australian food innovator in the fourth annual FIAL Innovations Book: Celebrating Australian Food and Agribusiness Innovations. This prestigious 2019 collection of Australia’s best innovations highlights the Hemp Oz success story among 50 industry-leading innovations. Hemp Oz was recognised for its inspired solution to an age-old problem: namely that oil (or rather hemp seed oil) and water don’t mix. When Hemp Oz founder and CEO, John Leith was inspired to give the on-trend beverage kombucha a healthy twist by introducing hemp oil he needed to overcome the challenge of infusing hemp seed oil...

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