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The Sleep Dilemma: Understanding Insomnia
18 September 2023

Understanding insomnia and the role of complementary medicines

Sleep plays a vital role in good health. In fact, we spend about one-third of our lives sleeping. This important biological function helps the body with physical and mental recovery ...

Natural sleep support
04 September 2023

Good sleep practices: What's helpful vs harmful

In an attempt to get to sleep, 23% of the Australian population are dependent on prescription sleep medications and 14% on melatonin. Around 60% of people with sleeping disorders use ...

Daily multivitamin improved global cognition
21 August 2023

Daily multivitamin improved global cognition

As the second leading cause of death in Australia and one of the major causes of disability and dependency among older people globally, dementia is a public health priority. There ...

08 August 2023

Practice guidelines for prescribing magnesium

There is no denying that magnesium is a popular dietary supplement, with millions of products sold annually in Australia. Insights from our recent Pharmacy Advisory Board meeting reveal that magnesium ...

Exploring the Impact of Vitamin D on Cardiovascular Health
24 July 2023

Exploring the Impact of Vitamin D on Cardiovascular Health

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death globally, accounting for 25% of all deaths in Australia in 2021. CVD is estimated to have cost the Australian economy more ...

Winter can be a particularly challenging time for people with joint pain
10 July 2023

Winter, Joint Pain and the supportive role of Glucosamine

Winter can be a particularly challenging time for people with joint pain, with the cold weather impacting and exacerbating aches and stiffness.

Alpha-lipoic Acid Supplementation
26 June 2023

Alpha-lipoic Acid: A potent aid in diabetes and cardiovascular health

Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is used to manage and treat chronic diseases associated with oxidative stress, such as diabetes, cardiovascular and neuromuscular defects, neurodegenerative conditions, and slow the onset of metabolic ...

12 June 2023

Echinacea: A powerful ally in preventing respiratory tract infections

Echinacea, also known as Echinacea angustifolia/purpurea, is a medicinal herb which exhibits anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. It is thus a powerful tool in preventing and treating respiratory tract infections ...