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Calculating macros for your unique needs

Calculating macros for your unique needs

July 28 2022 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Uncategorized,

Everyone has different requirements when it comes to their macronutrient needs. The balance of food groups is important, as it impacts how satisfied you feel with your meals, whether you are getting all the nutrients you need and how you manage your weight. However, calculating how much protein, fat and carbohydrate you need to consume…

Nutrition – What You Need To Know About Staying Mentally Healthy

July 12 2022 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Nutrition & Lifestyle Support,

We know that our diet and our mental health are inextricably linked. Extensive research has demonstrated that good nutrition is associated with better mental health outcomes and a poor diet can lead to a number of different conditions such as depression and anxiety. But why is this so? And what can we do about it?…

Preventing Osteoporosis The Natural Way

July 07 2022 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Muscular Skeletal, Uncategorized,

The functional medicine approach to osteoporosis is to look at the body’s interconnected systems to understand the causes of deteriorating bone health, build bone strength and improve overall health. Osteoporosis means ‘porous bones’. It is a condition where bones become thin, weak and fragile and even a minor bump or accident can cause a bone to break,…

Getting to the root of hair loss

June 29 2022 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Nutrition & Lifestyle Support,

The traditional medicine approach to curing hair loss is to treat the hair loss itself. A variety of treatments may be prescribed, from topical creams and shampoos to drugs to laser treatment to surgery. But hair loss is a clue that something is wrong in the body, and it is worth investigating what may be causing…

Glyphosate and how it impacts our health

June 23 2022 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Nutrition & Lifestyle Support,

Glyphosate, a herbicide widely used to control weeds, has been banned in dozens of countries globally and by multiple Australian local governments because of its toxicity to humans. Glyphosate and its side effects have become a major concern due to widespread use and its concentration in edible products. [1] It does, however, continue to be…

Eating less but not losing weight? Find out why.

We generally understand that eating fewer calories and burning more calories is how we lose weight: calories in versus calories out. However, many people find that although they exercise regularly and eat well-portioned, low-calorie meals, the weight just does not seem to come off. In fact, as we get older, the weight gets increasingly hard…

What are biofilms and are they harmful?

May 30 2022 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Immune system,

Biofilms are the barriers that form around infections, tumours, injury and illness in the body to prevent their spread. In this sense, they protect us from disease. But these barriers can also prevent the immune system, medications and therapies from reaching these areas when they are needed, meaning that you won’t get better until the…

Vitamin B12 deficiency and how it can impact your health

May 30 2022 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Nutrition & Lifestyle Support,

There are many different types of B vitamins that each have their own role in how your body functions. Vitamin B12 deficiency, commonly underdiagnosed by conventional medicine, is an increasingly common deficiency across a broad spectrum of our population. This deficiency has been estimated to affect about 40 percent of people over 60 years of…

How do FODMAPS affect your digestion?

FODMAP, which stands for fermentable oligo-saccharides, di-saccharides, monosaccharides and polyols, are different types of starches and sugars. In addition to balancing a person’s gut bacteria, following a low FODMAP diet is one of the most effective methods to reduce symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBS), small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and other gastrointestinal disorders. What…

Cold Water Immersion – Take the plunge?

A growing number of athletes, trainers, celebrities and wellness influencers are espousing the use of cold-water immersion therapy. But what is it, how do you do it properly and can it really be of benefit to our health? When practiced on a regular basis, cold water immersion therapy can provide long-lasting changes to your body’s…