Magnesium

Magnesium plays a role in over 300 enzymatic reactions within the body, including the metabolism of food, synthesis of fatty acids and proteins, and the transmission of nerve impulses.
The following health benefits have been associated with magnesium.
  • Bone health. Magnesium is important for bone formation. …
  • Calcium absorption. Calcium and magnesium are important for maintaining bone health and preventing osteoporosis. …
  • Diabetes. …
  • Heart health. …
  • Migraine headaches. …
  • Premenstrual syndrome. …
  • Relieving anxiety.

Benefits

spinach

Spinach is a good source of magnesium.

Magnesium is one of seven essential macrominerals.

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Winter Chicken & Egg Soup

thumbnail_IMG_3369Ingredients

1Kg Chicken drumsticks or Thighs

1 carrot diced

1/4-1/2  Leek chopped

1 red Capsicum diced 

1 1/2 Tablespoon chicken Stock

1 Beaten egg

Method 

1:  Place chicken and all other ingredients into a saucepan and fill with filtered water and  bring to boil and then simmer.

2: When ready  take the drumsticks out and then shred or slice thigh. Add back to the  soup and simmer.

3:Add beaten egg  and stir through until egg is cooked.

Serve with slice of lemon and  fresh piece of fermented Sour dough with some yummy Grass fed butter !!!!

Vitamin D 3

 

Vitamin D is widely known for its role in calcium homeostasis and maintenance of skeletal health, and in addition is becoming increasingly known to be crucial to many areas of health and chronic disease prevention. Activated vitamin D functions more as a hormone than a vitamin, with roles in immune modulation, insulin and thyroid hormone secretion, cell cycle regulation, cardiovascular function and the control of inflammation. Due to its wide range of actions, and the high prevalence of vitamin D3 deficiency, supplementation with a stable form of vitamin D3 has the potential to benefit a large section of the population.

CLINICAL APPLICATIONS

KEY ACTIONS

• Regulate calcium absorption and homeostasis

• Promotes bone mineralisation

• Supports immune defence

• Promotes immune regulation

• Regulates heart muscle function

• Regulates cell cycles

• Regulates endocrine function

o insulin secretion

o thyroid hormone secretion

KEY APPLICATIONS

• Individuals at risk of vitamin D deficiency

• Bone and muscle health

o Poor bone mineral density / osteoporosis

o To reduce risk of fracture

o To reduce risk of fall in elderly due to poor muscle strength

• Chronic disease

o Inflammatory and autoimmune diseases

o Multiple sclerosis

o Cardiovascular disease risk

o Hypertension

o Diabetes mellitus

o Cancer risk

o Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome

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What Is Functional Nutritional Medicine?

Functional-Medicine

Functional Nutritional Medicine 

Emphasizes the importance of high quality foods and phytonutrient

diversity to address clinical imbalances and move individuals toward the highest

expression of health. By addressing root cause, rather than symptoms, clinical functional

nutritional medicine practitioners become oriented to identifying the complexity of disease.

One condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many

different conditions. Nutritional Medicine is an. It requires a detailed understanding of each

patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle to direct personalised treatment plan that leads to improved patient outcomes.

Advanced nutrition assessment and a thorough Functional Medicine based history leads to a personalized therapeutic intervention created to promote optimal health and prevent diet and lifestyle-related disease.

 

Nutrition is the core modality of Functional Nutritional Medicine, an integrative approach to health. “Functional Nutritional Medicine is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach.

 

Functional Nutritional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional Medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and evaluating the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, Functional Medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.”

Prevention is paramount. Virtually every complex, chronic disease is preceded by long-term disturbances in functionality that can be identified and effectively managed

Functional Medicine expands the clinician’s tool kit. Treatments may include combinations of drugs, botanical medicines, nutritional supplements, therapeutic diets, or detoxification programs. They may also include counseling on lifestyle, exercise, or stress-management techniques.

The patient becomes a partner. As a patient, you become an active partner with your Functional Medicine practitioner. Such a partnership allows you to be in charge of improving your own health and changing the outcome of disease.

Functional Medicine practitioner is able to understand how your body

  • rids itself of toxins
  • regulation of hormones and neurotransmitters
  • immune system function
  • digestion and absorption of nutrients and the health of the digestive tract
  • structural integrity
  • psychological and spiritual equilibrium
  • how you produce energy inflammatory responses

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Glutathione

VEGETABLES

GLUTATHIONE
Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that is naturally produced by the body. It’s one of the most talked about supplements nowadays, as it provides a long list of benefits — from helping prevent oxidative damage to improving skin health and protecting the immune system.1It’s also found in, and used by, every cell and tissue in the body, making it a vital molecule for a number of physiological processes.2

However, there’s a variety of factors that may deplete your body’s glutathione levels over time, resulting in a number of health issues, including weakened immune system, cell mutations and higher susceptibility to cancer.3 Read on to find out more about the importance of this natural antioxidant and the ways to maintain normal levels of it in your body.

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