Poor sleep is a common complaint for both children and their parents. Fatigue in children can cause a number of problems in waking life, including decreased concentration, behavioural issues, school absenteeism, lower immune resistance and less emotional resilience.
Can a few key lifestyle interventions be the key to balancing and supporting the nervous system? What is the science telling us?
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.