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Supporting Heart Health and Balancing Blood Sugar

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Supporting Heart Health and Balancing Blood Sugar

We have all heard the term blood sugar. It gets thrown around by medical professionals and nutritionists and if you suffer from diabetes then you are probably sick of hearing it! Although many realise that blood sugar is important, few people understand how their daily symptoms, mental state and activities are affected by it. Sugar, also known as glucose, is the main source of energy for the human body and the term blood sugar refers to the levels of energy (sugar) present in our bloodstream at any one time. When we consume carbohydrates, the body breaks them down into sugars,...

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Fighting and Preventing Inflammation

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Fighting and Preventing Inflammation

Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury or infection. It often causes localised swelling, pain, heat or redness and may cause loss of function in the involved tissues. Stress, inflammatory foods, and low activity levels can make inflammation even worse. On the flip-side, inflammation can be good, it helps your body defend itself from infection and injury. What causes this inflammation in our body? Studies have linked our diet and lifestyle factors to reducing, or promoting inflammation. Consuming high amounts of sugar, high-fructose corn syrup and refined carbohydrates may contribute to inflammation in the body. Processed and packaged foods...

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Supporting Your Immune System

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Supporting Your Immune System

As the human population continues to grow and people are living longer, our living environment has changed significantly. With periodic outbreaks of infectious diseases such as SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) and now the Coronavirus Pandemic occurring more frequently, there is greater need to support our immune systems. The human immune system is made up of organs, cells and microbes (infection fighting chemicals) and is our main protection against bacteria, viruses and disease. The internal line of defense of the immune system are white blood cells, antibodies, proteins, the lymphatic system, the spleen, bone marrow...

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The Importance of Sleep

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The Importance of Sleep

Sleep is a vital component of our overall health and well-being, but it’s often neglected. A good night’s sleep is as important to our health as eating well and exercising. As we rest, our body heals damaged cells, boosts our immune system, recovers from the day’s activities, and recharges our heart and cardiovascular system for the next day. However, our lives are busy, and many of us aren’t getting the quality 7-8 hours of rest that our body needs. Poor, or lack of, sleep is associated with a variety of unhealthy side effects. Sleep deprivation leads us to feeling drowsy,...

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The Rush to Embrace Immunity - Naturally Good

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The Rush to Embrace Immunity - Naturally Good

Hemp Oz has been featured alongside the Healthy Chef Teresa Cutter on Naturally Good. Read on to learn more about the recent rush to embrace immunity:  'In the first few weeks of March 2020, immunity-related internet searches tripled. Sales of supplements with well-known immunity credentials, things such as zinc and Echinacea, also jumped by as much as 255 per cent in some parts of the world. In May, one of Australia’s biggest vitamin brands, Blackmores, reported that vitamin C was flying off local shelves. Teresa Cutter, founding director of The Healthy Chef Functional Food Range, says the brand’s Natural Immune Support product has attracted...

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