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Should we say No to GMO?

What does GMO mean and why is there so much controversy about it? What does it mean to Australian consumers? Whist we humans have been manipulating the genes of plants and animals though natural methods such as cross pollination, grafting, crossbreeding and sexual reproduction for many years. This is very different to the genetic engineering technology used to produce GMOs. GMO stands for ‘genetically modified organisms’. This means plants and animals which are created via… Continue Reading

Winter Immunity Help

Winter here! This is a time when our immune systems can really be put under pressure. Flus and colds can make our life a misery. Having a healthy gut biome is our immune systems first line of defence against nasty viruses and bad bacteria in the body. There are hundreds of diverse competing and co-existing species of flora which make up our gut biome. So much research is being done on how our microbiome can… Continue Reading

Prepare yourself for the Festive Season

Christmas parties, workplace end of year parties and family BBQs can mean an over-indulgence of rich foods and of course alcohol! Plus all these extra activities and social catch-ups can really take its toll on our energy levels. Prepare yourself beforehand. Eat a healthy diet and get plenty of fresh air and exercise leading up to the festive season and you will recover more quickly from over-indulgences.  Digestive upset is something most of us experience… Continue Reading

Gut health – A hot topic

It seems like the importance of gut health is a hot topic these days, with a huge amount of research being done, which has resulted numerous books and articles being written on the subject. Research on gut health is not a new science, it has been around for a long time, ever since the early 1900s when Russian scientist Metchnikoff developed his theory that toxic bacteria in the gut accelerated the aging process and that… Continue Reading

Why we should all have fermented foods in our diet

Why we should all have fermented foods in our diet Fermented foods have a long history. Since Ancient times people throughout the world have used fermentation to preserve meats, dairy products, grains, fruits and vegetables. Sauerkraut made from fermented cabbage which is high in vitamin C often served as military rations in armies such as the Mongols to help prevent scurvy. Nomadic tribes in the deserts of Africa fermented milks from their buffalos, camels and… Continue Reading

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