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June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and we should all know what the symptoms are and embrace a ‘bowel-healthy’ lifestyle!   Why should you care? Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world. Being young does not make you immune to bowel cancer and 1 in 13 Australians will develop the disease in their lifetime with 10% of those being under 50 years of age. Bowel cancer in people under age 50 is being diagnosed at later stages, indicating the trend in young onset bowel cancer is not due to earlier detection. 99% of bowel

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Diet is an often overlooked part of concussion management, as well as health in general. We’ve heard that your gut is a second brain. At Wellness Embodied Cairns, we’re lucky enough to have a Physiotherapist who is also a degree qualified naturopath- working out of our Scott Street clinic. Part of our CCMI concussion injury management protocol is to provide nutrition advice. BUT- what impact would it have on your sporting performance, as well as your recovery, if your nutrition was optimised BEFORE sustaining an injury? Check out our Wellness Embodied Cairns physiotherapy video discussing this here. For further information

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According to the Australian Government Department of Health more than 60% of men and 70% of women don’t get enough magnesium every day. What is magnesium and why is it important? Magnesium is an essential mineral and plays a role in over 300 enzymatic reactions within the body, including the metabolism of food, creation of important fatty acids and proteins, and nerve communication. Magnesium is essential for healthy muscles, nerves, bones and even blood sugar levels. It has been shown that people who have high levels of magnesium in their diets have a lower risk of a heart attack, stroke

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