Author: Dr Sandy Krafchik


Why You Need Lavender In Your Life

By GMB doctor / health advisor Dr Sandy Krafchik. Lavender (lavandula augustifolia) is a flowering plant belonging to the mint family and is known for its sweet floral fragrance, beauty and multiple uses. It is believed to have originated in the Mediterranean, India and the Middle East. Many ancient cultures relied on lavender for its signature scent, its pain relieving and sedative properties, for bathing and for cooking. Lavender is best known for its ability to enhance relaxation and promote restful sleep. It is one of

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Nutrition
Five Nut-Free Kids’ Lunchbox Snacks

By GMB doctor / health advisor Dr Sandy Krafchik. Peanuts(legumes) and tree nuts (walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, cashews, pecans, brazils and pistachios) can act as allergens and can cause an allergic reaction in some people. The commonest nut allergy is a peanut allergy. Australian children have a relatively high prevalence of peanut allergy (about 3 out of 100 children). Nut-free lunchbox snacks are therefore a necessity in day cares and schools in Australia. Approximately 20 % of children grow out of their peanut allergy. Those children who

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Your Guide to Healthy Gluten Free Snacking

By GMB doctor / health advisor Dr Sandy Krafchik. In today’s society more and more people are following a gluten free or gluten restricted diet. The main reasons for this are the following: Coeliac Disease Coeliac disease is an autoimmune condition that affects about 1 in 70 Australians. However, around 80% of these remain undiagnosed. In people with this condition the immune system reacts abnormally to gluten (a protein found in wheat, rye, barley), causing small bowel damage. The tiny, finger-like projections which line the

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Why Soft Drinks are Bad for You

Soft drinks (sodas) are carbonated beverages. Although occasional consumption of these drinks may not be detrimental to your health, consuming soft drinks high in sugar and made with artificial ingredients on a regular basis is not healthy. Eliminating these soft drinks completely is the best way to prevent or eliminate the associated health problems. Decades of research has overwhelmingly concluded that drinking soda and/or diet soda high in sugar or artificial ingredients on a regular basis is risky for one’s health. Thankfully, there

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The hidden nasties you didn't know are in your tea​

By GMB Health Advisor, Dr Sandy Krafchik After water, tea is the most popular beverage worldwide. There are numerous varieties & flavour combinations to choose from. Tea is rich in anti-oxidants and has also gained increased popularity due to its associated health benefits – e.g. detoxification, improving digestion & preventing certain diseases. But are all teas created equal and are they all beneficial to our health? Have you ever wondered what’s REALLY in your cup of tea? History of tea Many different legends exist

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Five Minutes With GMB Health Advisor, Dr Sandy

Sandy is a doctor (MBChB), holistic health advisor, preventative health educator and advocate and health writer. Having herself suffered from autoimmune conditions, Sandy is passionate about using nutrition and as a tool to prevent & manage chronic diseases. We are so excited to welcome Sandy to the GoodnessMe Box family as our resident Doctor to help us source the healthiest products for you and to answer your burning questions about how to make the best food choices for your body. But first, we'd love you

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