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Vitamin C & its Multitude of Uses

Posted by Cassia Wellness Clinic on 7 April 2019
Vitamin C & its Multitude of Uses
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) is a water soluble vitamin & is an essential nutrient for humans, unlike most mammals & other animals, the human body cannot manufacture vitamin C itself as we lack the necessary enzyme to synthesize the vitamin C from glucose.  Therefore, we require a constant supply from our diet or in the form of supplements. Vitamin C is found in fruit & vegetables e.g. bell peppers, dark leafy greens, chillies, tomato, blackcurrants, kiwi fruit, guavas, citr...
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The Stress Response

Posted by Cassia Wellness Clinic on 3 April 2019
The hypothalamic, pituitary, adrenal (HPA) axis is our central stress response system and combines the stimuli form the central nervous system as well as the endocrine system. The HPA is responsible for how we respond to stress. This response is characterized by the release of corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRF) from our hypothalamus, a portion of the brain that contains a number of small nuclei with a variety of functions. When this hormone binds to the anterior pituitary gland, anothe...
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Mindful Breathing

Posted by Cassia Wellness Clinic on 1 April 2019
Mindful Breathing
Whether you fear change or the possibility of "blowing it," slow down the physiological aspects of fear. Try mindful breathing. Mindful breathing will slow down your body and help you cope. Use this technique when you hear your mind say Why bother? Or when it is caught up in other fear-driven thoughts. As each breath comes and goes, turn your attention to it in a non-judgemental way. Don't try to make it go faster or slower. Just watch it. Notice any thoughts that pop in...
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Health Begins in the Gut

Posted by Cassia Wellness Clinic on 4 March 2019
Health Begins in the Gut
Symptoms of Leaky Gut Syndrome Bad breath, gum disease and dental problems Bloating, stomach cramps Hayfever and chronic sinus problems Allergies Food sensitivities and food allergies Difficulty losing weight, Sugar  and carbohydrate cravings Fatigue and loss of libido Mood changes Mental fog,  poor concentration, poor memory Constipation or diarrhoea Poor digestion, acid reflux and other gut disorders Thrush, Chronic yeast prob...
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Homeopathy

Posted by Deirdre Parkinson on 28 February 2019
Homeopathy
Homeopathy is a system of treatment discovered by Dr Samual Hahnemann 200 years ago. It was a popular and successful method of treatment then, until the advent of antibiotics and the subsequent growth of the use of pharmaceuticals. However it is still used today by naturopaths, homeopaths and some doctors as a natural form of medicine used by over 200 million people worldwide to treat both acute and chronic conditions. Homeopathy is based on the principle of "like cures like" ...
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