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Fitness It is reported that over the last 20 years, rates of obesity have increased markedly leading to talk of overweight and obesity as a “pandemic.” Research facts suggest by the year 2020, 80% of all Australian adults and one third of all children will be overweight or obese. Most of us are aware that fitness is important and that …

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Liver Dysfunction

Consequences of a Dysfunctional Liver The healthy liver regulates fat metabolism and is the major fat-burning organ in the body.  Indeed the healthy liver not only burns fat, it can pump excessive fat out of your body through the bile into the gut. Thus, if your liver is healthy you will not have much difficulty in controlling your weight. Conversely …

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How healthy are your kidneys?

How healthy are your kidneys? You probably don’t often think about your kidneys.  If you have never experienced a problem with them you would have no reason to.  However, kidney disease tends to creep up on people, not causing symptoms until it becomes severe. The kidneys are bean shaped organs that are the size of a clenched fist.  They are …

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Fat on the inside

Are you fat on the inside? Being overweight is bad for our health, we all know that. Being overweight increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, cancer and arthritis. You may not be aware that the location you store excess body fat is the main determining factor in whether you will develop one of these conditions. Excess …

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Quickloss Comparison Table

Meal Replacements Many people are confused about Meal Replacements because they think that they are the same as “Diet Shakes” or “High Protein Powders” or “Low carb Powders” or “Muscle Building Powders” etc BUT – they are NOT THE SAME MEAL REPLACEMENTS must meet stringent criteria – standard 2.9.3 of the Australian New Zealand Food Standards Code. Meal Replacements must …

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Neopuntia

The Original Lipophilic Fibre NeOpuntia® : a step by step development Since 1996, BIO SERAE R&D team has focused its scientific research on the field of dietary fibres for weight management purpose. After comparative studies, they demonstrated the much higher ability of some kind of Cactus (Opuntia ficus-indica) to interact with fat compared to other plants. From that time, BIO SERAE …

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Scleroderma

SCLERODERMA What is it? Scleroderma is an uncommon disorder of connective tissue characterised by thickening and hardening of the skin, particularly of the fingers. Internal organs like the oesophagus, lungs, intestine, kidneys and heart can also be involved.   What are the symptoms? Typically, the skin in scleroderma is bound down to underlying structures producing tapering in the fingers known …

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Lipoma

LIPOMA What is a lipoma? A lipoma is a slow growing benign tumour composed of fat found in the subcutaneous tissues, just below the skin. Lipomas are most often found on the torso, neck and upper thighs and arms where there is plenty of fatty tissue. However they have also been found growing inside body organs such as the heart, brain …

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Lactose Intolerance

Lactose Intolerance Milk and other dairy products contain a type of sugar called lactose. An enzyme called lactase is produced in the digestive tract, which digests lactose into its building blocks (glucose and galactose). People who cannot produce the enzyme lactase are said to have lactose intolerance. Some cultural groups are much more prone to lactose intolerance than others. The …

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Period Problems

PERIOD PROBLEMS   The menstrual cycle is normally between 21 to 35 days long, calculated from the first day of bleeding to the first day of the next menstrual bleed. The average period lasts for 2 to 7 days.       The amount of bleeding may be very light (which is usually no cause for concern – consider yourself …

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