Haemochromatosis – How You Can Raise Awareness

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This week I became a Volunteer Advocate with Haemochromatosis Australia, a role I take very seriously given the valuable work this not for profit organisation does to promote awareness in the community about haemochromatosis in the face of very little government funding. One of the key “take homes” for me arising from my inaugural Volunteer…

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Ten New Facts About Haemochromatosis

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This week was Haemochromatosis Awareness Week in Australia – a time to raise awareness of haemochromatosis for those yet to be diagnosed and to focus attention on ongoing research for those of us who are living with this disease.  And what a successful week it was!  Despite haemochromatosis affecting almost one in every 200 people,…

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Do You Have an Angry Liver?

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The liver is one of the hardest working organs in our body,  playing a vital role in converting the food we eat into essential nutrients, aiding the digestive system, neutralising harmful toxins and helping to boost immunity.  When our liver is not working as it should, however, toxins in the body can be pushed back…

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Why Afternoon Tea Is Good For You

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I’ve been thinking a lot about rituals lately.  It tends to happen when I have a visit to my home town looming and I cannot help but get sentimental about how much that local community means to me. I’ve just returned from a weekend back “home” and have had such a lovely few days. Saturday involved…

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