Vitamin C combination Ticks The Boxes

Bev Dunne
At this time of the year with winter arriving and those winter colds and flu ramping up, many are looking at their options regarding immune supplements. Last week I wrote about zinc and the role it plays in helping treat colds and flu, with studies indicating it may shorten the length of a cold by up to 50%.

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Free Zinc Tasting at Go Vita

Bev Dunne
For many years we have been offering free Zinc testing in-store. It’s a simple test – in fact it’s a taste test, so not at all invasive. It may be worthwhile testing your Zinc levels, as Zinc deficiency can contribute to many health problems. It probably is more important at this time of the year as Zinc is believed to be helpful for our immune system.

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A.I.A Considers Beetroot A 'Group A' Sports Supplement

Bev Dunne

The Australian Institute of Sport has in fact assessed beetroot juice and has classified it as a Group A supplement, implying there is sound scientific evidence for use in specific sports situations. The A.I.S. has a very helpful 3-page information sheet online explaining the benefits of supplementing with dietary nitrate/beetroot juice (1).

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Beetroot Juice For Energy, Liver And Blood Pressure

Bev Dunne
Vegetables such as celery, garlic, and leafy green vegetables (kale, spinach, and romaine lettuce) are known to be rich in nitrates. The standout vegetable however is beetroot. This vegetable has been found to be an excellent source of dietary nitrate which is why I thought it appropriate this week to write about beetroot juice or beetroot powder.

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The Benefits Of Plant-Based Calcium

Bev Dunne
For decades we believed the best and probably only calcium supplements available were those extracted from minerals such as limestone. There are several types of calcium, however for some time, many have become aware of plant-based calcium, also known as green calcium. Instead of taking a calcium supplement derived from rock, many are now turning to the green calcium derived from algae.

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Vitamin K2 & Bone Health

Bev Dunne
It is becoming more evident that Vitamin K2 plays an essential role in our bone health. In fact anybody who has spoken to me over the past decade will know I am a strong advocate for Vitamin K2 when it comes to bone health as well as heart health.

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Tropical Alkalising Smoothie

Bev Dunne
Tropical Alkalising Smoothie Recipe

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Osteoporosis Linked To Overacidity

Bev Dunne
As I mentioned recently, when we eat these acidifying foods and particularly processed foods instead of fruits and vegetables our bodies become over acidic. Our bodies are always working hard to maintain the right acid/alkaline balance. It is believed when our body becomes over acidic, one mechanism for correcting this excess of acidity, is for our body to dissolve some of our bone which in turn releases acid-neutralizing minerals such as potassium and calcium to form bicarbonates in the bloodstream. 

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Supergreens Smoothie Breakfast Bowl

Bev Dunne
 Although technically in nature yoghurt may be acidic, it doesn’t produce high levels of acid in our body.  In fact, yoghurt neutralises our stomach acid enabling our stomach to remain alkaline

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Poor Digestion Linked To Overacidity

Bev Dunne

It is believed over acidity may cause many health problems including arthritic pain and inflammation and even osteoporosis. As a follow on, this week I will expand on the concerns of high levels of acid in the body leading to those problems. 

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