Health Tips

We believe in growing older gracefully and allowing your inner beauty to shine through, no matter your age, all those years enjoying the outdoors, how much laughter is showing on your face, or how many signs of day – to - day life are showing.

Emu Spirit’s natural skincare range has been developed to nurture your skin, promote radiant health and prevent early signs of aging. Even if you feel you are ‘long gone’, Emu Spirit’s beautiful range of skincare, enriched with Oil of Emu, can minimize lines, pigmentations, and scars.

Being a natural, therapeutic, 100% Pure Australian Emu oil is one reason why Emu Spirit’s skincare range and Oil of Emu is such an effective anti-aging product. Emu oil is particularly effective as an anti-aging oil due to its fatty acid profile, which closely resembles human skin. This means there are two anti-aging attributes at play here:

1) Emu Oil is a trans-dermal carrier which readily penetrates deeply into the skin, which, unlike other cosmetics, means that it won’t sit on top of your skin and clog pores. Being trans-dermal also allows Emu oil to penetrate all layers of the epidermis which reinforces its nourishing and rejuvenating abilities.

2) Emu oil is full of Essential Omega Fatty Acids (EFA’s) 3,6,9 which also have the ability to transform your skin and health. Omega 6 in particular promotes healthy skin, hair and nails, and also helps with inflammation. Emu Spirit’s natural skincare does not contain any derivatives of petro chemicals like many other popular anti-aging cosmetics which can be harmful.

Emu Spirit has three products we recommend for your natural anti-aging routine: · Day Creme Refresh and Renew, a light weight cream suitable for all skin types enriched with Oil of Emu and contains soothing Aloe-Vera, Natural Vitamin E, Macadamia oil and a beautiful selection of essential oils. ·

Night Creme Intensive Hydration Repair and Renew, is a luxurious textured cream suitable for normal, dry or sensitive skin types, enriched with Oil of Emu and contains Evening Primrose and Rosehip oil, soothing Aloe Vera, Calendula, Green Tea and a selection of wonderful essential oils. ·

1. Curb your sweet tooth

Got a late-night sugar craving that just won't quit? "To satisfy your sweet tooth without pushing yourself over the calorie edge, even in the late night hours, think 'fruit first,'" says Jackie Newgent, RD, author of The Big Green Cookbook. So resist that chocolate cake siren, and instead enjoy a sliced apple with a tablespoon of nut butter (like peanut or almond) or fresh fig halves spread with ricotta. Then sleep sweet, knowing you're still on the right, healthy track.

1. Curb your sweet tooth

Got a late-night sugar craving that just won't quit? "To satisfy your sweet tooth without pushing yourself over the calorie edge, even in the late night hours, think 'fruit first,'" says Jackie Newgent, RD, author of The Big Green Cookbook. So resist that chocolate cake siren, and instead enjoy a sliced apple with a tablespoon of nut butter (like peanut or almond) or fresh fig halves spread with ricotta. Then sleep sweet, knowing you're still on the right, healthy track.

1. Curb your sweet tooth

Got a late-night sugar craving that just won't quit? "To satisfy your sweet tooth without pushing yourself over the calorie edge, even in the late night hours, think 'fruit first,'" says Jackie Newgent, RD, author of The Big Green Cookbook. So resist that chocolate cake siren, and instead enjoy a sliced apple with a tablespoon of nut butter (like peanut or almond) or fresh fig halves spread with ricotta. Then sleep sweet, knowing you're still on the right, healthy track.

1. Curb your sweet tooth

Got a late-night sugar craving that just won't quit? "To satisfy your sweet tooth without pushing yourself over the calorie edge, even in the late night hours, think 'fruit first,'" says Jackie Newgent, RD, author of The Big Green Cookbook. So resist that chocolate cake siren, and instead enjoy a sliced apple with a tablespoon of nut butter (like peanut or almond) or fresh fig halves spread with ricotta. Then sleep sweet, knowing you're still on the right, healthy track.

1. Curb your sweet tooth

Got a late-night sugar craving that just won't quit? "To satisfy your sweet tooth without pushing yourself over the calorie edge, even in the late night hours, think 'fruit first,'" says Jackie Newgent, RD, author of The Big Green Cookbook. So resist that chocolate cake siren, and instead enjoy a sliced apple with a tablespoon of nut butter (like peanut or almond) or fresh fig halves spread with ricotta. Then sleep sweet, knowing you're still on the right, healthy track.

Iron deficiency affects one in five of the world's population and is more prevalent in pregnant women, say researchers. Thyroid disorders and iron deficiency (ID) are associated with obstetrical and foetal complications in expecting mothers. The finding showed that iron deficiency increases the risk of having a thyroid disorder as well as raises complications such as miscarriages and pre-term births.

Iron is essential for the normal functioning of thyroid peroxidase (TPO-abs) - a protein essential for the correct functioning of the thyroid. Pregnant women need to make enough thyroid hormone for the full development of their babies' brains, which is especially critical during the first semester when the foetus has not developed a thyroid gland of its own, said the paper.

Iron deficiency also causes thyroid autoimmunity - a disease where the immune system mistakenly destroys healthy thyroid cells; causing thyroid hormone levels to fall. It can be particularly dangerous for pregnant women.

For the study, the team followed 1900 pregnant women who were in their first trimester.They measured the women's blood ferritin - an indicator of iron deficiency - antibodies against the thyroid peroxidase - indicating thyroid autoimmunity -, the thyroid hormone free thyroxine (FT4) and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH).

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