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Paleo Diet - your questions answered

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 26 June 2021
Paleo Diet - your questions answered
Everyone seems to have an opinion of the paleo diet at the moment some claim that it's bad news for your health whilst others espouse it's a cure all for everything. There are, however, many variations on the paleo diet. Some plans are strict, some less so but ultimately, when it is tailored to suit your individual health needs and lifestyle, it can be life changing. At Vitawell, we gladly provide the appropriate diet with a personalised menu plan and shopping list.  What ideas...
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Dietary changes after Chemotherapy: a Diet Low in Oxalates

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 25 June 2021
Dietary changes after Chemotherapy: a Diet Low in Oxalates
A diet high in oxalates after chemotherapy can have serious implications for some people. With careful attention to diet, often assisted by prescribed probiotics and supplements, oxalate levels can be reduced, and health conditions managed well. Oxalate, also known as acid oxalates, oxalic acid or calcium oxalate, is a naturally occurring molecule found in abundance in plants and humans. It is a naturally substance found in many foods. In plants, oxalate helps to get rid of extra calciu...
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How can you get more magnesium into your diet?

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 23 June 2021
How can you get more magnesium into your diet?
Magnesium is naturally present in many foods, added to other food products, available as a dietary supplement, and present in some medicines (such as antacids and laxatives). It is widely found in both plants and animal-sourced foods. The richest sources are seeds and nuts, but whole grains, beans, and leafy green vegetables are also relatively rich sources. Some good sources of magnesium include: almonds
pumpkin seeds
dark chocolate
peanuts
popcorn
spinach
artichokes
flaxseeds
su...
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Magnificent Magnesium

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 23 June 2021
Magnificent Magnesium
Magnesium deficiency in Australia is prevalent as it is throughout the world.  Magnesium is an essential nutrient for healthy muscles, nerves, bones and blood sugar levels. It helps convert food into energy, regulate your nervous system and create new proteins.  Magnesium deficiency, also known as hypomagnesemia, is a common and under-recognised problem throughout Australia and the world. Importantly, magnesium deficiency does not manifest in consistent symptoms and is not always ...
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Success of Ketogenic Diet for Glioblastoma

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 22 June 2021
Success of Ketogenic Diet for Glioblastoma
Could a ketogenic diet for cancer prove beneficial? In this n=1 case study, a British man rejected the standard of care to treat his terminal brain cancer. After adopting a ketogenic diet in 2014, his typically fatal glioblastoma tumor grew at a very slow rate. It is known that GBM is similar to most other malignant cancers in that is needs glucose and glutamine for growth, regardless of histological or genetic heterogeneity. A ketogenic metabolic therapy (KMT) is a nutritional intervention...
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