The consumption of electrolytes before, during and after exercise is recommended to athletes for a number of reasons, particularly for the purpose of immediate recovery when engaging in back-to-back or extended activities, when water alone will not suffice.
Mind-body medicine (MBM) encompasses a variety of therapies that consider the synergy between the mind, body, emotions and behaviour as well as the way in which these, combined with social and spiritual factors, can have a direct impact on an individual’s health and wellbeing.
Childhood obesity is a serious health issue and an early risk factor for obesity in adulthood, leading to morbidity and mortality. The odds ratio of obese toddlers is 1.3 for becoming obese adults, but increases to 17.5 in adolescents. Those who remain obese in adulthood are prone to a cluster of diseases and disorders called metabolic syndrome (MetSy). Worldwide, this syndrome is present in 20-25% of the population, while in Australia it is estimated to affect 1 in 3 adults.
Magnesium is famed for its widespread health benefits, with one particular form, magnesium orotate, thoroughly researched as an unequivocal therapeutic for cardiovascular health. Magnesium orotate’s application in this area may reduce the risk of various conditions ranging from mitral valve prolapse (MVP) to tachycardia and hypertension, according to a recent meta-analysis.
Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis characterised by pain, redness, swelling and extreme soreness of the joint following even a light touch. Herbal treatments which show promise for the prevention of this chronic condition including Terminalia bellirica (bibhitaki), Prunus cerasus (sour cherry) and Apium graveolens (celery seed).
Peanut allergy is one of the dominant allergic diseases experienced by children and, while some children may grow out of a milk, wheat or egg allergy, peanuts allergies tend to be lifelong burdens for most sufferers. Symptoms associated with peanut exposure in those who are allergic vary from gastrointestinal to systemic, with anaphylactic reactions posing the greatest danger.
Histamine is a chemical compound that is involved in the immune system response. Histamine is often associated with allergies and their associated symptoms such as sneezing, headaches, nasal congestion and breathing difficulties.
When aiming to address allergic symptoms, reducing exposure to known allergens is essential. These recommendations can be given to assist in regulating normal immune responses and stabilising mast cells to reduce excessive histamine release.