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1,2,3's of Omega's

Abigail Stratton Health Nutrition

1,2,3's of Omega's

Whether you’re a carnivore, omnivore or a religious herbivore, fat is a crucial element of a healthy diet. The flavour and consistency of many foods including oils, nuts, vegetables and fish results from the fats found in these food groups. Yet on a much deeper, molecular level, fats are critical to several essential functions within the human body. The Fatty Acid Chains The fats found in the foods we eat are made up of fatty acid chains. These chains consist of carbon and hydrogen atoms that are linked together by either one or two bonds. These are two main groups...

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How to Grow Your Own Hemp Oz Scoby

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How to Grow Your Own Hemp Oz Scoby

  Have you ever noticed the little “floatie” bits in the bottom of your kombucha bottle? Would you believe that these are actually newly formed baby Scoby’s? Our kombucha is 100% organic, completely unpasteurised and stored in a light proof bottle, meaning baby Scoby’s can develop in our bottles of booch! Although they are small, these little Scoby’s can grow to become the “mother” of your next brew. So next time you open a bubbling bottle of Hemp Oz Kombucha, be sure to save those floaties! What is a Scoby? A Scoby is actually an acronym for Symbiotic Culture of...

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Immunity and Lifestyle

Kim Clerke Boost Immunity Health

Immunity and Lifestyle

Our body responds to the environment around it. It is constantly protecting us from attacks from our external environment. Imagine our immune system being the cellular level guard against foreign substances (antigens). When they enter our body, our immune system works to recognise them as foreign to our own cells and neutralise them.   The integrity of our immune system is affected by a variety of environmental factors such as pollution, viruses and other infections, stress, and ageing. Combined and separate, these factors have the ability to strengthen or compromise our immune system.   Our lifestyle affects our immune system...

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Immunity and Our Diet

Kim Clerke Boost Immunity Health

Immunity and Our Diet

  The state of your health depends on how your body responds to the world around it. Our bodies are constantly on guard, protecting us from, and processing a barrage of assaults from the external environment. At a cellular level, our immune system is the bodies protection against foreign substances (antigens). When antigens enter the body, the immune system works to recognise the antigens as foreign to our own cells and neutralise them.   Environmental factors such as radiation, contamination, pollution and toxins, viruses and other infections, stress, diet and, inevitably ageing, all impact the integrity of our immune system....

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Fermented Foods, The Gut, and The Immune System

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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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