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Your Microbiome and Gut Health

So following on from our previous blog about our Microbiome and how it affects our immunity… this blog post will just give us a more general look at the Microbiome and how it affects your gut health. A Microbiome 101 if you will…   You’ve potentially heard about the good bacteria living within your digestive system, and may have even thought about taking a probiotic to support them. Most of us have seen that Inner Health Plus Ad on TV. But what is the Microbiome? So to recap, remember, the microbiome is this internal community – encompassing a massive 38
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Immune Health – We are not alone!

Recent studies have demonstrated that around 9 out of 10 cells in our body are not yours! They’re the bugs inside you. Yes that’s right… BUGS! (…cue the dramatic music) The bugs inside us play a huge role in our immunity. These 9 ‘other’ cells make up the human microbiome; the sum of bacteria, fungi parasites living on and inside of us. Some of the most well known colonisations are; the skin, lungs, mouth and gastrointestinal tract. Interestingly, they have also been found; in plaques in arteries, in the joint fluid of rheumatoid arthritis and within areas of the brain
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We are family

“Success is worthless if we don’t have someone to share it with; indeed, our most desired human emotion is that of connection with other souls” – Tony Robbins As we near the end of the year, it’s a good time to take a moment to reflect on the past 10 months or so. What were our successes? Our failures? Most importantly, who did we share them with? Community is a vital, but sometimes underrated, part of life. In fact, community, the theme of this month’s newsletter, is our 7th principle at Sweet7. While the other six are crucial to life (you know, like breathing), community is often
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Healthy Thoughts – Part 2

Last blog we discussed thoughts and began to draw some awareness to the mental narrative going on between those ears. As we bring attention to it and become more aware, we can then start to reshape this ‘self-chat’. The trick is having some tools to do so. I hope you have had some success implementing the two positive changes we introduced last time round. Our aim now is to build on that momentum so we’re going to raid the aisles of the psychological trade store (‘Mindful Mega10’ if you will….ahhh lame dad joke! Im not even a dad yet! :{
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Healthy Thoughts, Healthy Mind, Healthy Life

Thoughts…where it all begins. Health goes beyond our physical body and the food we put in it. It is also about our thoughts/emotions and how we are feeling spiritually. Don’t worry, I’m not going to get too ‘emo’ on ya! At a recent staff get together, this question came up: “Of the 7 foundational principles of health that Sweet7 stands for, which one is the most important?” The answer we agreed on was ‘thoughts’. Now this is open to interpretation, but you might say thinking is the first step. Before anything happens, you first have your thoughts. Thoughts drive your emotions,
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What does sleep and cleaning have in common?

  Sleep… We all know we should get more right? We all know that we feel clearer and perform better when we are graced with the sense of being well rested and fresh. But how often does that happen? Work won’t wait. Life won’t slow down. And you can sleep when you’re dead anyway right? There are lots of topics surrounding sleep that we could get into here: How much do we need? Do our needs change? Is there an optimum bedtime? What effects sleep quality and how can we control this? What is happening physiologically to repair and regenerate
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All about H2O and your hydration

  Let us discuss water! Not coffee, not fizzy drink, and not that more than one standard glass of Mt Difficulty you’re pondering. Just plain, pure, good old-fashioned H2O! You’ve probably heard the saying “water is the source of all life” and this is the truth! The human body is comprised of over 60% water. That means if you weigh 70kg, then over 41 kg of you is water. The reason you aren’t sloshing when you walk is because the water is not only held as a liquid within your blood and bodily fluids but is also in your cells
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What Ratios To Eat For Weight Loss

Is the food you eat working for you? Over the years in the food/nutrition industry there’s been a real focus on meal ratios, how to eat healthy, lose weight and prepare meals that are super fast, delicious and nutritious, all designed to keep up to pace with our busy lives. But there is no focus whatsoever on understanding your body and how to listen to the way it responds to what you eat.   The ratios of protein to carbohydrate to fat is extremely important to how you respond to food and therefore, how you feel, think, look and behave.
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Social health – Are your friends making you fat and depressed?

  The importance of your Social Networks… Do your friends make you happy? Do they make you fat?   This week I wanted to discuss the importance of having a supportive and like-minded community surrounding you. To help you take a moment to appreciate how influential your peeps can be within your experience of life.   We all know about peer pressure (especially from our teen years) and I’m sure we have all found ourselves measuring or justifying our position or our relationships against the ‘societal norm’.   Turns out we didn’t even know the half of it!   Interestingly enough
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How to Walk – Do you walk like a duck?

Walking….there’s nothing to it…right? We’ve been doing it since we were 2 years old (maybe a bit later for those slow learners out there). Sure the way we walk has evolved over the years but is it something we really need to be paying attention to? YES! ABSOLUTELY! Now we’ve all seen an interesting gait or two before. Maybe you’ve noticed something weird about the way a family member or a friend walks. Or perhaps just a complete random staggering/swaying or strutting in your direction as you leave the supermarket. The classic gait that we can all identify is the
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