Methylene blue | miracle antioxidant | reverses skin ageing

Methylene blue | miracle antioxidant | reverses skin ageing

Used widely by biologists to help them see life under the microscope, the blue dye methylene blue is now being touted as the secret ingredient to slowing, or even reversing, skin ageing. The elusive fountain of youth may well have just been discovered. According to the recent scientific paper Anti-Aging Potentials of Methylene Blue for Human Skin Longevity, the secret to slowing or even reversing skin ageing may be an inexpensive chemical that has been used for many years in medicine! What is methylene blue? Methylene blue is a blue dye or stain…Read more …
Nutrigenomics | food for thought

Nutrigenomics | food for thought

“Positive health requires knowledge of man’s primary constitution and of the powers of various foods, both those natural to them and those resulting from human skill.” Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, 480 BC We all know that poor diet and exercises affects our physical and mental wellbeing. Now, through nutrigenomics - the study of foods and gene interaction - we are discovering why our genes can have a profound effect on our overall health. Ever wondered why two people eating exactly the same diet have different body shapes and health outcomes? The…Read more …
Blue light | cause of sleep disruption | potential for skin damage

Blue light | cause of sleep disruption | potential for skin damage

Is your skin paying the price for exposure to blue light from electronic devices? It's no secret that light throws our body clock, or circadian rhythm, out of whack. Not only does sleep suffer, but research shows it may even contribute to some pretty nasty diseases; think cancer, diabetes, obesity, heart disease. However, different coloured light has different effects. Blue light, for example, is beneficial in daylight hours as it boosts our mood, reaction times and our attention. Come night though and it's a different story. Blue light is thought to cause more…Read more …
Postbiotics | beneficial for digestive health

Postbiotics | beneficial for digestive health

Postbiotics are gaining scientific recognition as a key factor in maintaining long-term digestive health. When dietary fibre is broken down and fermented in the colon by bacteria, it forms byproducts known as postbiotics. Previously considered as the metabolic waste of probiotic activity, postbiotics are now being recognised as a potential alternative to using whole bacteria, and may produce the same effect on gastrointestinal health as probiotics (friendly bacteria associated with good gut flora). Probiotics v postbiotics Probiotics are living organisms. When they die they secrete postbiotics that are believed to mimic the beneficial…Read more …
Natural v manmade chemicals

Natural v manmade chemicals

Q: What do apples, pears, potatoes and zucchinis have in common? A: They all contain toxins. Regardless of whether a chemical is made by nature or made by man, it tells us nothing about its toxicity. Chemicals are everywhere. In the air we breathe, in the water we drink, in the pills we pop. Even the most self-sufficient humans can’t avoid consuming or coming in contact with chemicals. Unfortunately, there is a common misconception that chemicals made naturally are harmless, whereas manmade ones can damage your health or the environment. Yet, the fruit and…Read more …
Prebiotics | fibre for good gut health

Prebiotics | fibre for good gut health

Prebiotics are a type of soluble fibre that supports microbes beneficial to good gut health. Although a relatively new discovery -  evidence is still emerging that supports the health benefits of prebotics - there is already quite a substantial list of benefits attributed to ingesting prebiotics. Health benefits According to Monash University Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, benefits to eating a diet high in prebiotics include: modulation of the gut microbiota improved mineral absorption possible protection against colon cancer improved blood glucose and insulin profiles protection against intestinal infections and alterations in the…Read more …