Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Henley Organic & Sustainable Market

By Anita Brown

On a Saturday or Sunday morning you can find me strolling down the aisles of some of Adelaide’s fresh produce farmers market. Only recently I have found a little hidden gem at Henley Beach Primary School and I just have to share the secret of the ‘Organic & Sustainable Market’!

It is the first Certified Organic market in South Australia, gaining certification from NASAA, an approved organisation by the Federal Department of Agriculture.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Coeliac Week - A Simple introduction to a complex issue

The Dietitians at Core nutrition have put together a short article that intoduces some information to help us understand that confusing world of Gluten intolerance and Coeliac Disease.

Find out more below.

Core Nutrition Coeliac Post

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Brain and Spine part of optimal health

“If you would seek health
look first to the spine”
- Socrates

As we come to a close of Brain Awareness Week we come to the "support team" that help with the vital brain functions. 

The nervous system consists of your brain, sense organs, spinal cord and nerves. The brain relies on nerves to receive communication to and from the the rest of the body.  We perceive the world via nerves and we respond to the world via nerves.  So to say they are pretty important is a huge understatement.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Sleep - A vital health habit

Restful sleep, Easy breathing, Healthy body.
World Sleep Day
14 March 2014

A good nights sleep is now acknowledged as being vital for our health & well-being. Persistent lack of sleep has a major impact on our ability to function in our day to day lives.  Sleep, and lack of it, affects memory, concentration, coordination and mood. Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep is called insomnia. It has also been shown that sleep disorders can contribute to other serious health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. 

Sleep Debt (the cumulative effects of regularly not getting enough sleep) is well known be worse than intoxication in affecting performance of fine motor tasks and causing injury though accidents and poor judgements.  It is said that it costs billions each year in medical costs and more in lost productivity. 

Poor sleep is also strongly linked with weight gain, obesity and difficulty losing weight.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Nourish your brain during brain awareness week!

Brain awareness week continues, so does our "food for thought".

How to nourish your mind with food, exercise and relaxation. These are essential as the brain uses 20% of the total oxygen and energy intake of our body, although it only accounts for 2% of our body weight.
It never switches off, as even during sleep it is still generating the equivalent power of about a 10 watt light globe.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Brain Awareness Week

10th March- 16th March 2014

“It is not enough to have a good mind;
the main thing is to use it well.”
- Rene Descartes

Welcome to our first instalment for Brain Awareness Week for 2014.