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Why is Vitamin D important during winter?

Posted by MIOG Community on 14 July 2021
Why is Vitamin D important during winter?
With the days getting longer and the sun finally peeping through the clouds, we start to remember one of the most important vitamins that our body needs to stay healthy, especially during winter.  Yes, we're talking about Vitamin D - the sunshine vitamin. Vitamin D plays an essential role in the function and maintenance of the human body.  It helps our body absorb calcium, which is important for the maintenance of healthy bones and it ensures that our immune, muscle and nervou...

A Mediterranean or Ketogenic approach to Breast Cancer: Which diet is best?

Posted by Claire Evans on 23 June 2021
A Mediterranean or Ketogenic approach to Breast Cancer: Which diet is best?
Diet is often one of the first things breast cancer patients look to improve to support their recovery and help protect them from recurrence.  In this blog piece we take a closer look at 'A Mediterranean or Ketogenic approach to Breast Cancer: Which diet is best?' Whilst there has been much research into the field there is limited evidence to support one definitive dietary therapy for breast cancer patients. Does diet really have an impact? Yes it does! Influence of diet ...

Lets Talk about Poo!

Posted by MIOG support team on 13 May 2021
Lets Talk about Poo!
Ok, lets talk about poo!  It might not be the most comfortable of topics, but it's actually a vital part of your own gut health and a window into your digestive system.  If you've been to see a Naturopath or Nutritionist, you will know that we like to ask about your bowel movements. We can go on and on, and ask about the colour, shape, size, smell and consistency. We ask how often you go to the toilet, if you see any blood or mucous, undigested food, if you've str...

What is Inflammation and why is it so important?

Posted by MIOG support team on 26 February 2021
What is Inflammation and why is it so important?
If you are a patient at MIOG, the word inflammation will not be new to you. Whether we are talking about an anti-inflammatory diet, anti-inflammatory herbs (hello curumin!) and nutrients, or pro-inflammatory foods. But what is inflammation and why is it so important? What is inflammation? In very basic terms, inflammation is the immune system's response to an irritant. Ever had red eyes and irritation from hayfever, or hives form a food allergy? Whether an allergen, a cut or splinter,...

What is Soluble and Insoluble Fibre?

Posted by MIOG support team on 12 February 2021
What is Soluble and Insoluble Fibre?
What is Fibre? Fibre is the part of plant-based foods that mostly pass through your digestive system, without breaking down or being digested. Did you know that there are 2 types of fibre: Soluble and Insoluble. Most plants contain both soluble and insoluble fibre, but in different amounts. Soluble fibre Soluble fibre dissolves in water and forms more of a gel like consistency, creating a soothing effect on your digestion as it coats your gut lining, and it also binds to toxins linger...

What are Medicinal Mushrooms?

Posted by MIOG support team on 26 August 2020
What are Medicinal Mushrooms?
Medicinal Mushrooms - A Crash Course If you are patient at MIOG, you may have been prescribed medicinal mushrooms in some form or another.  Whether they are mixed up in your liquid herb mix, given in a powdered supplement, a tablet or capsule, or maybe they have been prescribed in your food as medicine plan. Some way or another, we generally try to get more mushrooms in to you. But why?   What are medicinal mushrooms? Medicinal mushrooms have been used for hundreds of year...

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Why is Vitamin D important during winter?

Posted by MIOG Community on 14 July 2021
Why is Vitamin D important during winter?
With the days getting longer and the sun finally peeping through the clouds, we start to remember one of the most i...
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