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Many of us are getting less time in the sun, especially over the winter months. Time and time again here at Better Health we see that apparently ‘healthy’ individuals are vitamin D deficient. It is common in Australia, affecting 1/3 of adults over the age of 25. Commonly this is sub-clinical and you may feel that you are not experiencing any obvious signs or symptoms….YET! A fuller understanding of how vitamin D deficiency can manifest can often change this perception.
We see vitamin D deficiency commonly in chronic pain. Quite frighteningly 85% of chronic pain sufferers have a vitamin D deficiency. Issues that should immediately come to mind are things like low back pain, fibromyalgia, skin sensitivity, osteoarthritis, bone and joint pain and muscle weakness just to name a few.
Why is vitamin D so important for your health? Continue Reading →
Coconut oil can be used for almost anything these days and there are recipes to prove it. Some of its top uses are as an ingredient in cleaning products, beauty products, health foods, for cooking and as part of a stable diet.
Coconut oil is the most nutrient dense part of the coconut. Coconut oil is a fatty oil extracted from the flesh of the coconut. This particular oil contains saturated fats which are medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), also known as medium-chain triglycerides or MCTs. It is these types of fatty acids that have been linked to a whole host of health benefits. So why is the public scared of coconut oil? Continue Reading →