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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

Immune System Hacking with Lactoferrin

We all know what happens when our immune system ‘fails’ us: colds, flus, allergies. But what exactly is the immune system, how does it work, and what can we do to ensure that it’s operating optimally to both protect us and fight off nasties?  At its simplest, our immune system exists to protect us from [...]

By |2020-04-23T11:01:54+10:00March 10th, 2020|Immunity, Vitality|0 Comments

5 Easy Strategies for Winter Wellness and Resilience

Even the thought of winter has the potential to fill us with dread. Every year, the flu viruses seem to get stronger and more resistant, leaving us flailing for ways to increase our own resilience and strengthen immunity.  The good news is that there are lots of easy, straightforward and even fun ways to boost [...]

By |2020-04-23T11:02:12+10:00March 10th, 2020|Immunity|0 Comments

Wisdom from the Blue Zones: 9 Key Lifestyle Factors of the World’s Healthiest and Most Long Lived People

Intrepid traveller, explorer and author, Dan Buettner, has devoted his career to understanding the lifestyles of the world’s healthiest and most long-lived people and bringing that data to the mainstream in ways we can all embrace. Fuelled by the work of researchers Michel Poulain and Gianni Pes, who first identified Sardinia as having the highest [...]

By |2020-04-23T11:02:25+10:00March 3rd, 2020|Exercise, Immunity, Vitality|0 Comments