There are many advantages to a Low Carb, Healthy Fat nutritional approach. As advocated by Low Carb Down Under (LCDU), this type of diet can be used to manage Type-1 or Type-2 diabetes –
“We believe this is far and above the best way to manage diabetes […] If you have Type-1 or Type-2 Diabetes it is important to understand that decreasing your consumption of carbohydrates that raise your blood sugar will decrease your need for insulin and other medication […].”
Low Carb Down Under defines a Low Carb, Healthy Fat diet as “less than 30% of your daily calories coming from carbohydrates”. This is achieved by eating “real, whole foods v”.
You can find out more about Low Carb Down Under and the Low Carb, Healthy Fat diet on our “Low Carb Down Under Conference” blog post.
August is Tradies National Health Month.
Occupational health is very important for employees who work in the trade industry, as all trades are physically demanding and the risk of various injuries in the workplace is high. Tradies National Health Month, as advocated by the Australian Physiotherapy Association:
“raises awareness of the health and injury risks affecting those who work in trade occupations—among tradies themselves, their families, employers and the wider community. With statistics showing almost 3 in 5 serious workplace injuries involve a tradie—despite making up only 30 per cent of the workforce—tradies' health must be everyone's priority.”
July 28, 2018 is World Hepatitis Day - the global theme of this year’s World Hepatitis Day is ‘Find the Missing Millions’.
According to their website, 300 million people are currently living with viral hepatitis, but are unaware of their condition:
“Without finding the undiagnosed and linking them to care, millions will continue to suffer, and lives will be lost. On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, there is a call for people from across the world to take action, raise awareness and join in the quest to find the “missing millions”.”
Viral hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, caused by one of five different hepatitis viruses that are spread in different ways, and can affect different populations.
We all know that the body needs iron.
Iron helps the body to produce haemoglobin, which is the protein molecule in your red blood cells that carries oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your tissues.
If your iron levels become too low, you may develop a condition called anaemia (otherwise known as iron deficiency). Your iron levels might drop if you experience excessive blood loss, have poor absorption from the gut, or practice poor eating habits.