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Artificial sweeteners for weight management?

Artificial sweeteners for weight management?

According to the currently available evidence, artificial sweeteners are not beneficial for health and weight management. Both animal and human studies indicate the consumption of artificial sugar substitutes increases the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease [1] with long-term consumption associated with weight gain and not weight loss [2], [3]. Although this may appear counterintuitive, it highlights the holistic approach to healthcare needed to manage these complex conditions. There are

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Is the food pyramid upside down?

Is the food pyramid upside down?

Many people believe the common (and logical) misconception that eating fat makes you fat. However, current research shows us that a high fat, high protein and low carbohydrate diet reduces hunger, increases energy levels, assists with weight loss, improves athletic performance, and in some cases may even reduce the need for diabetes medication. Scientists have encouraged us to follow the Australian food pyramid guidelines, which recommended that we reduce fat

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Some questions answered about the Thyroid

Some questions answered about the Thyroid

Why is the Thyroid so important? The thyroid gland is one of our largest endocrine glands, located in the neck and shaped like a butterfly. It contributes to regulating our metabolism, producing energy and maintaining healthy calcium levels. The most common problems include an underactive thyroid, referred to as hypothyroidism, or an overactive thyroid, referred to as hyperthyroidism. Pathology tests which measure thyroid function include TSH, fT4 and fT3. Sometimes

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Some common questions answered about Anxiety and Depression

Some common questions answered about Anxiety and Depression

Why is it that when my anxiety gets worse there is often a change in how my digestion works? Well this is not surprising. Naturopaths have long understood that there was a strong connection between the nervous system and the digestion, however, this has now been demonstrated in the research, where it has been found that 95% of the body’s serotonin (an important mood-regulating hormone) is produced and utilised in

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What about your Skin – Part 4 Psoriasis

What about your Skin – Part 4 Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized by well demarcated…

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