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How do you get from here to there?

How do you get from here to there?

If I was going to drive from Brisbane to Perth, and I’d never made the trek before, it would be easy for me to just think, ‘Yeah, I know where I’m going, and our road system is good enough, so I’ll just get in the car and drive, following the road signs along the...

It’s hip to be square – in your diet, anyway!

It’s hip to be square – in your diet, anyway!

As with everything else we buy, there are people who have a vested interest in where we spend our food dollars. You’ve heard of the food pyramid, you might have even learnt about it at school, and certainly you can picture it, at least vaguely, showing you what you...

Laughter isn’t just the best medicine – it’s easy to take too!

Laughter isn’t just the best medicine – it’s easy to take too!

In his book ‘Anatomy of an Illness’, Norman Cousins tells the story of how he ‘laughed his way out of a crippling disease’ that doctors believed to be irreversible. Cousins was an author, diplomat and editor of the literary magazine ‘The Saturday Review’. In 1964, he...

Magnesium – The “Go Fast Adrenal Junkie”

Magnesium – The “Go Fast Adrenal Junkie”

One common test that we naturopaths perform is a hair tissue mineral analysis. Based on an analysis of a strand of your hair we are able to identify the mineral profile and existence of heavy metals and their influence within your body. This is the first test I always...

Move your body

Move your body

Daily exercise is vital to both your physical health and mental wellbeing. The human body was not designed to spend 40, 50 or more hours a week sitting behind a desk, yet that is exactly how most of us spend our lives. Regular exercise will help you to manage your...

Move your ‘but’, then move your ‘butt’

Move your ‘but’, then move your ‘butt’

Stop making excuses and exercise – Move your body daily. How many New Year resolutions did you make this year? Focusing on fitness and health made it into the top ten most common New Year’s resolutions with only spending time with family and friends to beat it. When...

Myths and Truths about Low Carb Beers

Myths and Truths about Low Carb Beers

Got your attention? Yes I am going to share with you the truths and myths of low carb beers with you but first we need to cover a little background on the different carbs and how they work. Pretty much most people have heard about the low carb diets that are going...

No Bum Glue

No Bum Glue

‘Bum Glue’ is the term I use to describe refined and processed grains. Do you remember at school, we used to make glue out of white flour and water? Remember how it smelled after a few hours and how it set like cement when you used it? Well, that same cement-like...

Out of Balance is still Out of balance

Out of Balance is still Out of balance

I meet people in my travels how self-prescribe him or herself the latest vitamin or mineral multi supplement and expect miracles. You may have seen it advertised on the television or in some mode of the media and think yeh I have been a little tired lately and skipped...

Six a day, six days a week

Six a day, six days a week

Need a basic but realistic recipe for a balanced diet? Go for six ‘airplane-sized’ meals a day, six days a week (no, not the size of an actual airplane...but the size of the meals they serve you on board). When trying to manage weight, many people make the mistake of...

Ten Simple ways to bring balance into your workday

Ten Simple ways to bring balance into your workday

In research commissioned by Grand United Corporate Health earlier this year, only six percent of people interviewed felt that they had a handle on work-life balance .Four out of five people said they were experiencing work-related stress at least once a week (I know...

The Seven Deadly Sins of Work Life Balance

The Seven Deadly Sins of Work Life Balance

In the thirteenth century, Dante listed the Seven Deadly Sins on the pathway to Paradise: Gluttony, lust, greed, envy, pride, anger and sloth. Now, almost eight hundred years later, people are still committing these seven sins in Work Life Balance. So let me share...