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Many of us may not even know it, but magnesium does a lot more for us than we may think, and getting enough every day is vital for our overall health and wellbeing.  What exactly is magnesium? Right up there with calcium, magnesium is one of the most abundant minerals in the human body. Despite the body’s inability to produce the mineral, you can usually find the equivalent of four to six teaspoons of magnesium in it at any given time. If you’re getting enough, that is. It's recommended that you consume anywhere between 310mg and 420mg of magnesium every day, depending...

Did you know different sounds have different effects on your mental wellbeing? Some sounds can even help with anxiety and stress, increase focus and induce better sleep.  The sounds of nature like falling rain and birds chirping can encourage relaxation. The hum of a bustling cafe can put us on a fast-track to our flow state. Ambient noise is great at way at coaxing our minds into certain states, especially as many of us find ourselves working from home or not being able to settle in for long hours at our local cafes.  But the question is, how does ambient noise have...

Across Victoria, the last few months have made exercising a little difficult. Social distancing and isolation has seen many gyms closed, sports cancelled, and outdoor activities brought to a halt. Now that restrictions are beginning to ease, some of us are slowly getting back into our exercise routines. However, for those who suffer from exercise asthma, exercising is always a little bit difficult. Exercise-induced asthma, now known as exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB), affects 90% of asthma sufferers, as well as some people who don’t regularly suffer from asthma. Asthma symptoms: Wheezing/coughingA constricted feeling in the airwaysA feeling of tightness in the chestShortness of breath However, not all of these...

If your hands are perpetually dry, perhaps even sore and red chances are you’ve been very liberal and overusing hand sanitiser for the last six months. While excellent hand hygiene remains important so is looking after the health of your skin. To help restore and soothe aggravated skin back to good health here are a few simple ideas to get your hands back to their optimal state in no time. Everyday apply a barrier cream over the top of your hand cream As soon as you’ve had a shower in the morning apply a hydrating hand cream, then once it has been absorbed...

Due to the success of salt therapy and the power of Pharmaceutical Grade Salt, we launched our very own salt therapy product range. Handmade in Australia, they are all made from the highest quality, naturally-derived ingredients so the body can benefit from the best that nature has to offer. They utilise Pharmaceutical Grade Salt, Pure Magnesium and Himalayan Salt and are designed to help soothe sensitive and irritated skin and relieve sore joints and muscles. Along with the benefits of salt, our products also utilise the incredible health benefits of Essential Oils. We developed 3 key formulas which are designed to help...

With a lot of things out of our control at the moment, there is no surprises we are all feeling an increase in stress and anxiety. Whether it’s work, parenting or personal stress, it is not healthy to try and ignore it and hope it goes away. There is no shame in feeling stressed and anxious and one of the best ways to get back to feeling yourself is talking to someone. If anxiety and stress has become a significant part your life, seek help from a psychologist or counselor, stress is their specialty. You don't have to do this...

It’s hard to believe it’s springtime already. 2020 may be a year we’d all like to forget, but what we can’t forget is hay fever season and making sure we take care of ourselves and our hay fever symptoms, so we can all enjoy some time outdoors after being in our home for so long. Along with regular salt therapy to help fight off sneezes, sniffles and sore eyes, there are also a number of foods, nutrients and herbs that are extremely beneficial for alleviating hay fever symptoms. Turmeric: Commonly used in Middle Eastern and Asian cuisine, this spice contains curcumin, a...

For many of us, working from home is a completely new routine and can take a while to get used to and develop a productive rhythm. With no colleagues or boss around and distractions at home like a comfy couch, mountains of washing or noisy kids, it can be really hard to work efficiently and stay motivated.  With so many people working from home for the first time, here are a couple of tips and tricks to keep you motivated and working efficiently throughout the day:  Treat working from home like a real job going into an office and take it seriously....

With Melbourne going back into lockdown and many states keeping their borders closed, there is a growing level of uncertainty and anxiety being felt by many people. It is more important than ever to take good care of ourselves, both physically and mentally, especially those of us in lockdown. So how can we keep ourselves motivated to take care of our wellbeing and boost our immune system while making the most of this time at home?There are many things you can do during this time, the most critical being to stay in your home to help reduce community transmissions but we...

If you’re looking for one of the healthiest drinks on the planet, you can’t walk past a cup of green tea. Long used in ancient Eastern medicinal traditions for many ailments, the health benefits of green tea are plentiful. Green tea is rich in polyphenols - natural compounds with benefits to the human body including reducing inflammation and assisting in fighter cancer cells. Green tea contains a compound called epigallocatechin-3-gallate, otherwise known as EGCG. This powerful compound aids in protecting cells from damage, reducing the formation of free radicals - giving it anti-aging properties as well as a range of...