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How to Combat Hayfever, Naturally

Nothing says ‘Goodbye Winter and Hello Spring’ quite like a congested nose, sneezing, an itchy throat and watery eyes that just won’t budge. 18 per cent of [...]

Sensitive skin needs specialist care

Skin sensitivity has become a catch-all term for three distinct types of skin problems: rosacea, contact dermatitis and skin that burns and stings. The common link is [...]

Can we be blinded by blue light?

It’s the end of the day, a day that I have spent in the office, working on the computer. My eyes are tired, but they have been tired since around lunch time. With people [...]

A visible problem in our community

Vitiligo (vit-ih-LIE-go) is a disease that causes the loss of skin colour in blotches. The extent and rate of colour loss from vitiligo is unpredictable and it can affect [...]

An Australian first

Health-centric consumers are always on the lookout for a more nutritious alternative to cooking oil, and CocoEarth is determined to quench this need with the launch of [...]

Soothe your every mood

We are right in the middle of that time where the leaves have turned beautiful russet reds and rich golds and are now starting to flutter to the ground. Mornings are cold, [...]

Itching for pretty nails

Beautifully manicured and polished fingernails always make a woman happy – it is the feeling that every part of your body, head to toe, is being well cared for. For most of [...]

Ingredients for detoxification

More Australians than ever are turning to nature to achieve optimum health and wellbeing. Our busy social lifestyles put our bodies through stress when we ask it to process [...]

Ink lovin’

The origin of tattoos is not really known, but the adorning of skin with ink has been practiced since at least Neolithic times. While in those times the ink probably [...]

Busy? Stressed? Downright frazzled?

In years gone by stress was something more often than not only suffered by people who were top level executives, now most of us suffer with it in varying degrees. Road Rage, [...]

Liquid Cure-All

It ranks right up there with green juice and coconut water as the next magic potion and it’s super easy to make at home – Bone Broth. I have to admit that when I first [...]

Starting a family?

 Aussies who are thinking of starting or growing their family are being urged to check their private health insurance cover at least a year ahead to avoid being caught short [...]

Beauty from Within

As we have always been told, beauty is more than skin-deep; it comes from within. According to The Beauty Chef it comes from the gut, to be precise. Carla Oates, author and [...]

The Truth about Cancer

If you haven’t already been in some way touched by cancer – yourself, family member, or someone you know – there is a very high chance you will be soon. Some [...]

I salute you all

At the time of writing this I am reminded of those who have served our country. It is just after the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, Remembrance Day. [...]

It’s in the stars for Australians

More Australians are choosing healthier packaged foods, thanks to the Health Star Rating (HSR) system, according to new campaign evaluation research released today. Assistant [...]

Sweeter, Juicer Summer Lips

So, summer is all about sun kissed skin, bikinis, beaches and salty hair – well, it is for those who feel they can ‘fit the bill’. For me, summer is all about [...]

R U OK every day?

RUOK is a suicide prevention charity in Australia that reminds people that ‘conversations’ need to happen every day. It is an annual day in September, dedicated to remind [...]

Your guide to oils

There is an old saying ‘oils aint oils’ and this saying remains true today. Bring nature indoors and envelop yourself with the aromas of Natio’s new 100% pure and [...]

Wholesome Food for Busy Parents

Modern life is fast paced and busy, making being a parent all the more challenging. Feeding children healthy food can seem time consuming and difficult. When my children were [...]

Saving Nemo

How often do you go and pick up your favourite skin care product without a second thought? Have you taken the time to find out if your products are ‘friendly’? I would [...]

Time to catch up with gadgets

I am often late to catch on to new trends in the market. I have seen many ‘greatest thing on the market’ come and go so I am hesitant to invest hard earned dollars into [...]

An hour a day

Near-sightedness, or myopia, is the most common refractive error of the eye, and it has become more prevalent in recent years. In fact, a recent study by the National Eye [...]

Sock it to a great cause

Since 2005 the McGrath Foundation has placed 105 McGrath Breast Care nurses in Australia and supported over 36,000 Australian families. For the past five years the McGrath [...]

Tantalise your tastebuds without salt

Our bodies need salt, it helps control our fluid balance and also controls the way our muscles and nerves work. Generally, our bodies automatically regulate how much salt [...]

Escape from the gastronomic wilderness

Diabetes is a serious complex condition which can affect the entire body. The disease requires daily self-care and if complications develop, it can have a significant impact [...]

ILLUMI RUN set to light up Australia

Long gone are the days when working out was purely at the gym. 2015 saw a rise in workout trends from HIIT to gymnastic strength training to trampoline fitness and aerial [...]

Drink to the Stone-Age

Many television programs such as Seinfeld with Kramer have made light of the kidney stone experience. Sure, they show someone in extreme pain, but they don’t refer to how [...]

The Skinny on Cheese

Melbourne, Australia: Most of us don’t need to be sold on the pure joy of eating cheese, nor do we doubt the power of the perfect cheese platter when entertaining friends [...]

Project Genesis helps provide hope

Cancer – we hear the word a lot, the disease in its multiple forms has affected nearly every one of us in one way or another. According to the dictionary, cancer is a [...]

The complete rejuvenation package

It’s nearing the end of the year and you are probably feeling worn out and thinking about that relaxing holiday you deserve. Thailand has long been a holiday destination [...]

The bitchy breed

Women, we are a breed of bitchy characters with very little regard for other females in our species. Never more is this so than when it comes to rearing our offspring. If you [...]

Heart Attack Grill

Americans have the reputation for obesity and while my experience is that Americans are no more obese than the average Aussie, America certainly caters for those wanting to [...]

You’ve always had the power

As Glinda from The Wizard Of Oz says “You’ve Always Had The Power My Dear” and the time has come to put your power to use! This November, YOU have the power to change [...]

10 bad shoe decisions

They’re the shoe decisions that are doing real damage.  From trendy sports-luxe runners to our unofficial comfort shoe of the nation, thongs, Australians are making bad [...]

Be scary but not scared

It’s fun to be scary at Halloween, but it’s not fun to be scared out of your wits after the party. As Halloween approaches some people may be considering the use of [...]

Break the fast

Many people skip breakfast due to their busy lives and a lack of time in the mornings. According to experts, breakfast is integral for both mental and physical health, and in [...]

Love you, your skin and your life

When you live in Victoria’s magnificent Yarra Ranges, you are very likely to be akin with the environment, beauty and wellness. Such is the case for founder of Bör [...]

Walk to work for Diabetes

We hear a lot about Diabetes these days, but not too many of us know exactly what it is and how it can affect us. Statistics tell us that more than 4 per cent of Australians [...]

Can you avoid the ageing process?

When it comes to our skin we have to accept that how we will age will depend a lot on inherited factors, but that doesn’t mean our appearance is completely mapped out for [...]

Walk for prems

On Sunday 25 October people across Australia will walk in support of the 47,748 premature or sick babies born in Australia every year. Walk for Prems is the largest annual [...]

What’s in your bag?

Our handbags are much more than something to fling over our shoulder when we’re on the move. They hold our worldly possessions that we simply can’t live without. Whether [...]

Chia – Eat it or wear it?

It turns out that chia seeds are not only a super-healthy food. Squeezing the bejesus outta these little seeds produces a lightweight super-oil, ideal for skincare. Chia seed [...]

Don’t sweat it

For some, perspiration and chafing can be a problem all year round, but for others it can just become a problem as the weather begins to warm up. Humidity only makes problems [...]

D-QUANDRY

In Australia, we are lucky to have an abundance of sunshine, so it is surprising that vitamin D deficiency is a common condition affecting a large proportion of Australians. [...]

Pucker up for a good cause

Sydney, Australia: Liptember is officially launching this week and experts are calling on Australians to brighten up their pout and use their love of lipstick to help start [...]

Healthy, Wealthy, Wise!

by Chef Sarah French Over the years I have really come to dislike the word diet. In its true origin diet means the daily intake of food. These days I feel it’s more used to [...]

Seven Scientific Secrets

According to statistics, the average Australian visits their doctor seven times every year and with our latest life expectancy exceeding 82 years that’s 574 doctors’ [...]

Kelapa for natural health

In a world of chemical additives, artificial ingredients and over processing of our foods, it is refreshing to go back to nature for our health solutions. After her family [...]

Tap root for heart health

The humble beetroot – it’s a taproot of the beet plant and has been a popular part of the Aussie family salads for generations. Dig it up from the ground and it’s [...]

Good oral health = beautiful smile

THERE’S MORE TO oral health care than a beautiful smile and keeping your teeth and mouth healthy requires more than just daily brushing. Often the condition of the mouth [...]