• Practicing Mindfulness for Stress

    Mindfulness is an essential skill that can help reduce stress in your life. We are all so busy with our daily lives that it’s easy to forget about being mindful since our mind is focussed on all the things we need to get done during the day. Since April is Stress Awareness Month, we wanted to share some simple ways you can use mindfulness in your daily life to bring more awareness into your activities and help to reduce stress. What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is a word that’s been thrown around a lot in the last decade, especially in the work world. It’s been used in the context of meditation,…

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    7 Ways to Cultivate a More Holistic Health Lifestyle

    Holistic health is an approach to health that regards the individual as a whole, it includes the body, mind and spirit, and focuses on all the aspects of wellbeing – emotional, mental, physical and spiritual. It is a health system in which the patient is actively involved in the healing process, and in which all aspects are interrelated, and therefore interdependent. The focus is on treating the whole person, not just a particular disease or organ system. There can often be many aspects involved in health and wellbeing so it can be daunting knowing where to start, this is when the support and guidance from professionals can help you on…

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    Why am I Always so Tired?

    Why am I always tired? Do you ask yourself this question? If so, how often do you ask it? It’s a difficult one when it comes to health and wellbeing, because you could be feeling tired because you are going through a super busy or stressful period and are not managing to get as much rest as your body needs to recover. It could also be a sign of something else that requires attention. If that is your gut feeling, then it should be explored with your GP. If after testing, the GP rules that there is “nothing wrong with you”, but you are still feeling tired, continue reading as…

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    How To Improve Your Gut Health – It’s all in the Microbiome

    If you’re still feeling a little bloated from the festive season, there is much you can do to start feeling more ease in the abdominal region. In short, you want to increase the friendly gut microbiome as it impacts every system in your body, from your skin to your immune health and even your mental health. So, if you’re feeling sluggish and not your best self, then it could well be that the bad bacteria are currently winning the battle. But don’t despair, as it’s fairly simple for the good bacteria to take hold and win the war. Research shows that with dietary and lifestyle changes, you can start changing…

  • Apple Sauce

    Heal Your Gut with Apple Sauce!

    When you think of apple sauce, you might think of desserts first, but did you know that apple sauce is actually very good for your gut? Stewing apples releases pectin, which is a type of soluble fiber in the cell walls of plants and helps give them their structure. Pectin increases a substance in our gut called Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase (IAP) which protects our body by preventing the Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) which are toxic bacteria from getting into the blood stream. IAP grabs LPS and escorts it out of the body through the bowel movements. IAP also stimulates the genes to heal intestinal permeability, so if you have any issues with…

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    You Are What Your Gut Absorbs

    Good health starts in the gut. We now know that about 70% of the immune system resides in the gut. So, to improve our whole health, we must pay attention to our gut and more importantly the little critters called the microbiome that live there. The microbiome consists of trillions of friendly gut bacteria in our digestive tract which not only ward off bad bacteria and viruses, but also effect every part of the body including your hormones, mood, and sleep. If your gut is impaired, you will not be able to digest food easily and more importantly, you will not be able to extract the nutrients from the food…

  • Curcumin

    Curcumin and all its Benefits

    Curcumin has been in the spotlight the past few years, and for good reason. It is beneficial for a host of conditions and symptoms. Today we look at this spice in more detail and share all the wonderful benefits you may receive from this healing supplement, which have been backed by many high-quality studies. What is curcumin Curcumin is the main active ingredient in the spice turmeric which is an important component in Indian cooking. It is used in India as both a spice and a medicinal herb. Recent studies have started to back up claims of the benefits and shed more light on its medicinal properties. It would be…

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    Mind-Body Wellness. How important is it to you?

    Finding ways to take care of your physical health can be quite simple. There’s plenty to choose from based on your preferences whether that’s cycling, running, yoga, fitness classes or whatever else floats your boat. But when was the last time you paid the same level of attention to your mind-body wellness? Physical exercises often have a positive effect on the mind too as they help to release feel-good hormones, but what else can you do to take care of your emotional health? Science proven benefits such as lower stress levels, reduced pain and inflammation and better sleep should help encourage us to consider incorporating some aspect of mind-body wellness…

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    Preventing Mental Burnout

    Do you ever feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day? Your to do list grows by the day and you rarely seem to be able to check everything off to give you a clean slate? You are being pulled in 10 different directions at the same time and you feel exhausted by the evening, or before the evening even hits? Life can get hectic at times and it’s all too easy to get swept up with the pace of things and completely forget to take care of your personal needs. But when things start getting too much and overwhelm sets in, when you can’t remember the last time…

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    What is Bowen Therapy and What Does it Treat?

    We get asked this question a lot, and for good reason. It is not a common therapy compared to the likes of say Acupuncture or Herbal Medicine and the name of the therapy doesn’t explain what it may entail. It is also a relatively “new” therapy, it was developed in the 1950’s by Tom Bowen in Australia. Word spread about this man and the therapy and people from all over Australia came for treatment for all their untreatable ailments. So, what is Bowen Therapy exactly? It is a form of bodywork that involves stretching the soft tissue, or the fascia that covers all of your muscles and organs. It also…