Health and wellness retailer Healthy Life has opened two new Queensland stores in Taigum and Capalaba, both managed by women. Naturopath Juliana Ribeiro has been named the Store Manager of health and wellness retailer Healthy Life’s newest store in Taigum who will be one of the first stores to stock an exclusive Kombucha drink and Probiotic cleaning range.

Two new Queensland stores have opened at Taigum Square and Capalaba Park Shopping Centre, and are one of the first in Australia to stock Remedy Kombucha’s new flavour, a limited edition Beet & Apple drink, which has been created in partnership with Healthy Life.

Combining the nutrients of beetroot and apple with live cultures, Juliana said the new drink was set to be the ‘it’ drink this summer for health-conscious Queenslanders. “Beetroot is one of the most underrated vegetables. Recent studies have shown that the humble beet can assist with everything from improving athletic performance and lowering blood pressure to increasing blood flow, improving digestion and reducing inflammation,” Juliana said. “Combined with apples – which are rich in vitamin C, potassium and antioxidants including quercetin, catechin, and chlorogenic acid – and Remedy Kombucha’s live cultures, organic acids and antioxidants that are good for your gut and overall wellbeing, this fruit and vegetable beverage combination is a powerful tonic with the potential for far-reaching health benefits.”

The stores also stock Australia’s first probiotic cleaner, Counter Culture, Capalaba Store Manager and Naturopath Beatrice Dean  (pictured) said was like kombucha for your kitchen. “With every new study, we’re learning more and more about the delicate balance between good and bad bacteria, and how we rely on the trillions of beneficial bacteria to maintain almost every aspect of our health and wellness. From supporting our digestion to boosting our immune system and balancing our moods, bacteria is central to the healthy functioning of our body’s physiological processes, which is why it’s critical to keep our microbiome in check,” Beatrice said.

“While we know all about probiotics for our gut, our hands and home also need a balanced biome. Despite supermarket shelves being filled with products promising to kill 99.9 per cent of bacteria, excessive use of antibacterial products can create an imbalance in the skin’s microbiome, which can lead to an increased risk of psoriasis, allergies, eczema, rosacea, yeast and fungal infections and even accelerated skin ageing. Apart from killing bacteria, many cleaners also contain toxic chemicals, which can cause harm to our endocrine system, while new research is starting to reveal the effect of household chemicals on children and adults including links to obesity and asthma.”

Natural health is an area that often requires some guidance, therefore both stores are manned by qualified health practitioners such as nutritionists and naturopaths who provide customers with access to free health advice. The retailer has 49 stores across Australia and will continue to roll out new stores and refurbish existing outlets with its fresh, new look, all with the aim of bringing the traditional health food store into the modern era.

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