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Sleep - where for art thou?

Sleep - where for art thou?

Everything we do, from when we are at our strongest, to when we experience bowel movements are connected to this 24-hour cycle (see the diagram above).  Melatonin production increases as we get ready for sleep and is suppressed during the day. 
A celebration of respiration…

A celebration of respiration…

The lungs are one of our largest organs. The surface area of both lungs is roughly the size of a tennis court.  On top of that, the total length of the airways running through them is 2,400 kilometres – that’s longer than the length of New Zealand! Our lung capacity depends on our gender, size, a...
Improve your gut - improve your immunity!

Improve your gut - improve your immunity!

In a study which assessed Asians who had moved to the United States, it was found that after the move, individuals had reduced gut microbial diversity and function (read more here).  What also happened was bacterial strains from the genus Prevotella, whose enzymes degrade plant fibre, became disp...
Doin’ the Skeleton Dance - for Heart Health of course!

Doin’ the Skeleton Dance - for Heart Health of course!

Like lung health, heart health is something we take for granted until something goes wrong.  Darcy suffered a heart attack a few years ago, which was connected to his sarcoidosis and like when you buy a new car and notice everyone else driving the same car - he now seems to know and chat with eve...
New Year’s tips for kicking the smoking habit

New Year’s tips for kicking the smoking habit

I was speaking to a friend who told me that giving up smoking saved her $500 a week.  I just about fell over - $500 extra dollars a week that’s a pretty good reason to kick the habit, imagine what that money could go towards instead.  A new kitchen, a new car, a family holiday, onto the mortgage,...