Blog by Nuferm
Are you sticking to your good gut habits?
We believe that having your health at the moment is imperative, because without it we are more likely to become victims to disease.
To help you keep your health on track we have attached below some of our most relevant blogs to keep your health at peak in todays environment. Consistency is key.
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Health is a Balancing Act: Alkaline vs Acidity.
A body that functions in an acidic environment weakens the body’s ability to function at it’s peak and leads to many common health concerns for people such as inflammation, aching joints, carbohydrate and sugar cravings, not to mention viruses love an acidic environment.
SIGNS YOU ARE TOO ACIDIC
- Fatigue—feeling tired even though you are getting enough sleep
- Constant headaches
- Bloating and gas—feeling this even though you may not have eaten much
- Being stressed out—stress levels boost our acidity
- Brittle nails and hair
- A diet low in fruit and veg
Learning to bring your body back into alkaline is easy through regular pH testing and the right food/supplementation.
Increasing your alkalinity if you are too acidic will help you bring back balance. Most leafy greens are super alkalising, however you may benefit by adding Green Barley into your daily routine.
Breathe easy at home: The safe way to eliminate mould spores, bacteria and mildew.
According to Nicole Bijlsma, Building Biologist, mould affects almost 1 in 3 Australian homes and can have devastating consequences on the health of people living where mould can be present. The problem is mould can exist without you even knowing its presence, but if you can smell mould, you HAVE mould.
HOW CAN MOULD AFFECT YOUR HEALTH?
Moulds produce some very toxic substances, called mycotoxins. These chemicals compromise our gut bacteria and in turn can lead to parasites in the body along with an overgrowth of candida.
Moulds release spores into the atmosphere that can impact on our living spaces too.
Symptoms that could indicate mould is affecting your health:
- Fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome
- Reduced immunity—repeated colds and coughs, sinus, pneumonia, lung conditions
- Brain fog, memory loss, depression, VERTIGO
- Multiple chemical sensitivities
- Lyme-like disease
The gut skin connection: Replenishing our gut to feed our skin.
Gut problems and poor digestion can be the cause of your skin’s trauma and on-going skin conditions. Even when we are strict with our routine, taking our minerals and antioxidants (that help maintain healthy skin) our body may not actually be absorbing and retaining them because of our compromised gut.
There is a big term you may or may not be familiar with called “Gut Microbiome” or in simpler terms our “Gut Bugs” that we are host to. These gut bugs are made up of thousands of bacteria and other micro-organisms who have a big role to play in the performance of our bodies, the way we digest food and the appearance of our skin. If our gut bugs are not being fed, loved and supported they will not be happy and take it out on our skin! They will also aggravate mood swings, weight gain and general wellbeing. Luckily, these guys can easily be looked after and can return to being the good gut bugs they were born to be!
The toxic dozen: The real benefits of buying organic.
Increased awareness of the impact of pesticides on our health is becoming more prominent in the health conscious community, but for some we know that the cost of organic V’s non-organic fruit and vegetables can be hard on the budget. So if you are just starting out as an organic shopper and not to sure where to start, or you are looking to put your health first this year then beware of the toxic 12!
Benefits of probiotics.
To be healthy, our gut should have over 500 species and nearly two. kilograms of good bacteria.
Once our gut becomes compromised we lose the ability to extract the precious nutrients from food that our cells need to stay healthy.
Most people have poor gut health due to a variety of these lifestyle and environmental factors mentioned above. Now more than ever, research is recognising the importance of gut friendly bacteria. Probiotics play an important part in keeping the body healthy.
What we have learnt is that the absence of disease does not mean disease is absent. Conditions don’t happen overnight, they slowly build until they become noticeable.With Love,
That is why we live by the words ‘consistency is key’ because health is more that just what we are putting in our mouths. Health is a lifestyle.
The Nuferm Team