What is the immune system
The immune system refers to the complex collection of body tissues, cells, chemicals and processes that function synergistically to help us resist and recover from exposure to pathogens including bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, cancer cells and toxins (Marshall et al. 2018). How well we protect ourselves from daily exposure to pathogens and recover from illness is largely attributable to how well our immune system is functioning (Hechtman 2012).
Basic concepts of genetics
DNA is a term that most people have heard of, it is an abbreviation for deoxyribonucleic acid, which refers to the hereditary material contained within almost all cells in living organisms including the human body. The building blocks of DNA are chemical molecules called ‘bases’, of which there are four possible options. While all DNA contains these four bases, the sequence in which the bases are arranged varies from person to person and is not only responsible for our unique inherited traits, but is necessary to instruct all cellular processes for life. A critical function of DNA is to act as a template for duplication whenRead More
As the burden on our health system continues to grow, due to the ever-increasing rates of obesity and chronic disease, finding effective non-invasive solutions to treating and/or preventing these issues has never been more pertinent. As diet and lifestyle are key risk factors for many chronic conditions currently plaguing our society, it is only natural that...Read More
We have long known that diets rich in plant foods including fruits, vegetables, herbs and whole-grains are important for good health and in particular, for preventing a range of chronic and degenerative diseases such as cancer, diabetes, neuro-degenerative and cardiovascular diseases (AIHW, 2012). The question many researchers have been trying...Read More
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Well, what if we told you that effective weight loss and improvements in a range of chronic disease markers can be achieved doing only 5-10 minutes of all-out exercise a couple of days a week? That’s less time than it takes to make your morning tea and toast!Read More