Posts written by Caitlin Bancroft

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Top tips to boost your immunity this winter

Top tips to boost your immunity this winter With the cold weather well and truly upon us and many surrounded by work colleagues, partners and our children who can be a hotbed of germs it is critical you ensure your immune system stays in top shape. To keep yourself fighting fit this winter here are some simple… Read more »

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What’s all the fuss about fermentation?

What’s all the fuss about fermentation? Our search for ways to store and keep foods fresh has been a quest throughout the ages. Whilst the invention of the refrigerator represented a leap forward in the development of food storage technology, one of the oldest and most nutritionally beneficial ways of stabilising foods for storage is… Read more »

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What to look for in a nutritious breakfast

What to look for in a nutritious breakfast We are constantly reminded that breakfast is the most important meal of the day – it provides the body and brain with fuel after an overnight fast (hence the name; we are literally breaking the fast). Having a good breakfast will also prevent us over-eating – and… Read more »

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The implication of food additives on our health

Food additives help our food last longer and can make it taste, look and smell like something it is not. They enable food to sit on supermarket shelves and then in our cupboards for months – and sometimes years – without going bad. Finally, we eat them. In fact it has been estimated that we… Read more »

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What’s Lurking in our Food?

Chemicals such as pesticides, antibiotics and hormones are used widely in plant and animal farming. There are more than 7000 pesticides, herbicides and fungicides alone, registered in Australia. Pesticides boost crop production and ensure a higher quality of produce while antibiotics and hormones, used in animal farming, promote growth and reduce feed requirements. Although the… Read more »

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5 Foods for Healthy Joints

Maintaining good joint health is critical for our wellbeing. A regular yoga practice can increase muscle strength, improve flexibility, enhance respiratory endurance and promote balance – all things that promote good joint health. Taking a joint supplement and eating particular foods can also help support and repair cartilage, reduce pain and inflammation, plus increase mobility…. Read more »