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Accredited Practising Dietitian and Paediatric Dietitian

Vitamin C and Your Immunity

Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid is a water-soluble vitamin that plays a vital role in many metabolic processes including the immune responses. Within the immune system, particular cells called lymphocytes (white blood cells), require vitamin C for proper functioning. Vitamin C also helps protect cells from oxidative stress when your body is fighting an infection. [...]

By |2020-04-23T11:01:08+10:00April 7th, 2020|Immunity|Comments Off on Vitamin C and Your Immunity

Superfoods to Boost Immunity

Having a healthy immune system is important as it prevents us from getting sick. Lifestyle factors such as adequate sleep, maintaining a healthy weight range and regular physical activity help provide the right foundations for our immune system to function at its best. It can also be considerably affected by the foods we eat. [...]

By |2020-05-04T19:18:32+10:00April 1st, 2020|Immunity, Nutrition|0 Comments

Gut Health for Immunity

“You are what you eat.” It’s a common saying, but when it comes to your health – especially your gut health – what you eat has a profound impact on keeping you in good shape and new evidence shows that the bacteria in our gut also interacts with our immune system. Whilst we are still [...]

By |2020-04-14T22:22:58+10:00April 1st, 2020|Gut health, Immunity, Vitality|0 Comments

Exercise to Live Your Best Life

We all know there are a multitude of benefits from regular exercise, but did you know this also includes a positive impact on the functioning of the immune function? Although exercise immunology is considered a relatively new area, some research shows that leading a physically active lifestyle reduces the incidence of communicable (e.g. bacterial and [...]

By |2020-05-04T10:40:25+10:00April 1st, 2020|Exercise|0 Comments