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At Sustenance Nutrition Clinic, we believe that knowledge is the most powerful tool in maintaining and improving your health. We are dedicated to writing a blog about issues of concern when it comes to your wellbeing and nutrition. Make sure you check back regularly so you don’t miss any of the best health tips!

Acid vs alkaline- how to eat an alkalising diet

Acid vs alkaline- how to eat an alkalising diet Unbeknown to us, we tend to eat an acid forming diet that can impact on our health. The impact, over time can cause chronic health issues such as bone loss, decreased muscle mass, fatigue and detoxification problems. If...

DETOX – Clean the body for better health

The following conditions may by helped by a body detox. Our body detoxes every night as we sleep. But did you know that you can help this process along by adopting a cleansing routine once a month or periodically when the seasons change. Not only will you feel great,...

SAD- Seasonal Affective Disorder – it’s a real thing!

During winter we are exposed to the indoors more than any other time of the year. It’s cold and wet outside, the days are shorter and we do less socializing. This can have an impact on our wellbeing and our daily outlook on life. I have met many people who suffer from...

Why is iron important?

Iron is required for a number of key functions in the body: Iron is an important in transporting oxygen in the blood and in the muscles. Iron is involved in the electron transport system. This system controls the release of energy from cells. Iron is required for red...

What is sports anaemia?

Iron status is difficult to assess, particularly from one-off blood measurements. Hard exercise results in an increase in the volume of plasma in the blood. This can dilute haemoglobin levels and incorrectly suggest that there is a problem with iron status. This...

Iron supplements should not be taken without medical advice.

A small percentage of the population has a condition called haemochromatosis. In this condition, iron accumulates in tissues causing damage and disease. Haemochromatosis often goes undiagnosed for many years. Iron supplementation is dangerous for people with...

Should I take an iron supplement?

It is extremely difficult to correct iron deficiency anaemia solely with an iron-rich diet. Supplementation (under the guidance of your medical practitioner) is usually required to treat a diagnosed iron deficiency. Often athletes experiencing symptoms such as fatigue...

How is iron deficiency treated?

Iron supplementation is needed to recover depleted iron stores and an iron-rich diet is needed to maintain the increase in iron stores. Typically, supplementation involves 100-300 mg of iron per day in conjunction with vitamin C to enhance absorption. Full recovery is...

How will I know if I have a problem?

Iron depletion is a continuous process that ultimately results in iron deficiency anaemia if untreated. Iron deficiency anaemia is a condition where iron is depleted to such an extent that the manufacture of haemoglobin and red blood cells is limited. It is associated...