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Nervous System

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Acid and alkaline forming foods

If you eat over 80% alkaline forming foods, you preserve the normal alkalinity of the blood & will not need to think about diets. Your body will stay in balance & will adjust to its ideal weight.

Antioxidants

Antioxidants are a group of vitamins, mineral and enzymes that help protect our body from the formation of free radicals. Free radicals are produced by our own metabolism and from the environment.

Aromatherapy oil uses

The word aromatherapy means "treatment using scents". It refers to a particular branch of herbal medicine that uses concentrated plant oils, called essential oils, to improve physical & emotional health & to restore balance to the whole person.

Aspartame / NutriSweet - artificial sweetener

Aspartame is usually found in in the form of sugar free gums, breath mints, Equal, diet soft drinks & Kool Aid drinks. It contains chemicals that can be toxic to the brain and nervous system & can cause a multitude of symptoms & illnesses.

Calcium

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body, mainly deposited in bones & teeth. It functions in nerve transmission, muscle stimulation, blood clotting and cardiovascular health.

Essential oils for your emotions

Essential oils can be used as powerful concentrated plant oils to counteract negative emotions and lift the spirits.

Fish Oil, Garlic, Antioxidants

A high potency antioxidant, combining fish oil, mixed tocopherols & carotenoids with selenium & garlic for true synergistic antioxidant protection. These nutrients assist in reducing atherosclerosis, maintaining peripheral circulation & capillary function.

Foods to help detoxification

The liver acts as the body's primary detoxification organ for the clearance of toxins. Certain vitamins & minerals, as well as plant nutrients, can help support the liver in its detoxification & eliminative processes.

Herbal phytoestrogens and menopause

Many women can achieve a smooth passage through the menopause with the assistance of herbs and without the many side effects of HRT. Phytoestrogens are compounds found in plants that have mild estrogenic effects.

Nutritional support for the neuromuscular system

Neuromuscular disorders are implicated in a wide variety of conditions, including cardiovascular disorders, premenstrual symptoms & fibromyalgia. Magnesium, calcium & vitamins, particularly the B vitamins, can all be used to deal with such disorders.

Recommended calcium intake for New Zealanders

Calcium is vital in the formation of strong bones & teeth & also for the maintenance of regular heartbeat & the transmission of nerve impulses. It is needed for muscle growth & contraction & for the prevention of muscle cramps.

Smart nutrients for your brain

Of all the challenges associated with aging, few are as distressing as the prospect of losing one's mental faculties, memory & cognition. Numerous compounds found in common foods have been shown to have a favourable impact on improving brain function.

 

The benefits of Glutathione (GSH) - master antioxidant

Glutathione has been called the "master antioxidant" and regulates the action of lesser antioxidants such as Vitamin C & E. Low levels are associated with liver & immune dysfunction, heart disease, premature aging and death.

Water, the elixir of life

Most people do not drink enough water and unknowingly they are chronically dehydrating their body. Water is quite possibly the single most important catalyst in losing weight & keeping it off.

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Please Note

The health information presented here has been written for the New Zealand health consumer. It is of a general nature and is only intended to provide a summary of the subjects covered and is intended to be used for educational and general information purposes only. It is not intended as medical advice or as a means to diagnose, treat, cure or prescribe for any particular condition or disease. You assume all responsibility for the treatment which may be undertaken as a result of the information on this site, or treatment recommended by any other party. While all care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information, no responsibility or liability is accepted, and no person should act in reliance on any statement contained in the information provided. All health ailments should be treated by a qualified health professional.


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