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How to restore bacterial balance for better gut health

Disturbances in gut bacteria can wreak havoc on our health and wellness. Here, the experts share three ways to restore this balance. Use Probiotics: “Some strains of probiotics such as Lactobacillus plantarum and Bifidobacteria infantis, may help reduce abdominal pain, flatulence and belly distension,” says CK Yao, a research dietitian at Monash University. Probiotics can also promote anti-inflammatory effects by interacting with the gut immune system. “This may help to reduce hyper-sensitivity reactions of the gut that can manifest as abdominal pain or bloating,” Yao says.  Taking probiotics may worsen digestive symptoms such as bloating in some people, so always
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7 tips to boost your self-esteem

Boost your confidence and self-esteem with these tips from Sydney psychologist Jacqui Manning. 1. Reduce social media use: Stop checking how many friends or followers people have and remind yourself that social highlight reels are designed to cultivate an illusion even they don’t live up to. 2. Treat yourself like a friend: “I ask women, would you put down your daughter, best friend or mother in this way? Of course, not! So it’s obviously not okay to say these things to yourself,” says Manning.  3. Focus on the positive: Frame your aspirations in terms of improvement rather than fixing something
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How To Cook Eggs For Beginners

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 – 12:39 Packed with protein, high in vitamin D, versatile, tasty and cheap – the humble egg is one of the first things you should learn how to cook. You can buy them anywhere, cook them with virtually any bit of kitchen kit and eat them at any time of day. But even though they’re so simple to cook, you can always improve your technique. Here’s Bill Staley of Primal Palate with the short version. Easy boiled “The healthiest and simplest way of cooking eggs is to boil them. To get perfect hard-boiled eggs, put them in
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How to improve work relationships

How do we get better at interacting with our work colleagues? Performance expert Dr Adam Fraser has some interesting advice Q. I often feel that my relationships at work are not as good as I would like them to be. Is there a simple way to improve this? –Zoe, Melbourne In my corporate presentations I talk about human performance – how do we get better? Depending on the group I may talk about productivity, teamwork or leadership. No matter the subject, the most common response is about how my talk applies to someone else – I so often hear ‘Oh
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Power-boost salad

  Feeling sluggish? This salad recipe is sure to boost your energy levels! Ingredients (serves 6) 1 cup shelled fresh or frozen edamame beans 1 beetroot 1 carrot ¼ daikon radish (optional) 5 handfuls of rocket or baby spinach 2 radishes, sliced thinly ½ cup roasted almonds 1 handful of micro greens (optional) Garlic Honey Dressing 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp honey 1 clove crushed garlic Salt and ground black pepper Method 1. Boil edamame beans in salted water until tender (about 5 minutes for frozen and 8 minutes for fresh). Rinse under cold water,
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HCG diet – does it really work?

The somewhat controversial HCG Protocol looks to the hormones for weight loss success, in particular human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). What it is Developed initially by British endocrinologist Albert Simeons, the diet has been significantly refined – and complicated – to now include a 4 Phase Fat Elimination Protocol. Dr Simeons was famous for injecting HCG sourced from the urine of pregnant women into obese people in the ’50s and ’60s. Produced naturally by the placenta to help women access fat stores when pregnant, HCG was believed to promote weight loss and reduce appetite when combined with dietary changes. Today, homoeopathic
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The benefits of concurrent training

Speed up your results by incorporating concurrent training into your workouts. There’s nothing like a double-whammy workout, but if you’re thinking of combining weights and cardio into one session, some caveats apply. “Again, the last thing you want to do is ask your muscles to work at their highest levels and to have your technique fail because you’re already partially exhausted from your cardio,” says exercise psychologist, clinical personal trainer and author Jodie Hopkins. This means that strength training is your main priority here, but don’t overdo it if you’re planning on keeping your gains. A heavy weights session would
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The Best Sleeping Bags

Matt Breen Monday, October 22, 2018 – 13:25 Everybody needs a sleeping bag at some point, but for very different reasons. Some festival-goers will need a cocoon for sleeping off the mother of all hangovers. Others will find that they’ve been roped in to accompany their kid’s DofE expedition at the last minute. A few may even be looking for something to keep them alive during a two-day expedition to bag a tricky Munro. With so many bags on offer at so many different prices, we’ll save you some sifting time with our recommendations of the best sleeping bags for
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6 healthy winter soups

Healthy soup ideas that will keep you warm this winter. Chicken soup Ingredients 1 potato, washed, peeled and cubed ½ onion diced 1 litre of chicken stock 6 small chicken drumsticks with skin off 2 ripe tomatoes, chopped and deseeded 2 tbsp of fresh chopped Continental Parsley Fresh ground black pepper Spray olive oil Method Put large saucepan on a low heat and spray with oil. Add onion, cook until translucent, stirring constantly. Then add the chicken stock and drumsticks. Finally, add all vegetables, bring to the boil on high heat and then simmer on low heat for 1 hour.
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Getting to know Leah Simmons

We chat to yogi star Leah Simmons about her her fit life and how she fuels her body. Leah Simmons prides herself on being the girl-next-door – who just happens to twist her body into amazing yogi shapes. A qualified Pilates and fitness instructor who hates to cook, she fuels her body with organic and wholesome food, and powers her Instagram with poses we can use for good health. Day on a plate Meal 1: 500 ml water with 2 g chlorella. Meal 2: A long black coffee, two free-range eggs (boiled or scrambled) with one piece of organic rice
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