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Mental & Emotional Health

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A Gut Feeling – How the State of your Gut Affects how you Feel

March 7, 2018

An exciting and rapidly emerging field of neuroscientific research suggests that our gut microbiota  has an influence on our mood. Whilst this research is not new, studies dating back to the early nineteenth and twentieth centuries  show a link between the gut and emotional health,  the ability of the gut microbiota and the brain to communicate in balancing human health, is at the forefront of modern research. This research shows that there is a strong bio-directional relationship betwe....

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Winter Blues

July 12, 2017

The “Winter Blues”, also known as SAD (seasonal affective disorder) is caused by lack of sunlight. In Australia we are not subjected to the reduced daylight hours that some of our northern hemisphere friends are, but many Australians still experience lowered mood, energy and vitality during our Winter months. If reduced sunlight affects you in winter, incorporate the following tips to stay vital and happy. Eat Foods To Boost Your Mood Foods rich in tryptophan (an amino acid), help your bod....

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Stress, Mood & Your Mental Health seminar

April 26, 2016

Statistics show three million Australians are living with anxiety or depression and according to Healthy Together Geelong,  22,400 (or 14%) of the adult population in Geelong experience high psychological distress including feeling nervous, hopeless, restless, sad and worthless. These are very worrying statistics which shows as a community we need to recognise, support and nurture not only our own mental health but that of others as well. How’s your mental health? Do you find you are becom....

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Developing Emotional Resilience

February 9, 2016

To truly lead a full, optimal life where we strive to realise our true potential we need to occasionally push the boundaries, get out of our comfort zone, allow ourselves to become vulnerable and thus susceptible to failure. Taking risks promotes growth, fulfilment and contentment but also requires personal resilience and positive emotional intelligence as well. Developing Emotional Resilience According to Debra Jackson (2007), “resilience is the ability of an individual to positively adjust....

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How r u Feeling?

April 22, 2015

I was very privileged to hear Jeff Kennett speak yesterday morning on the impact of anxiety and depression in our community. Putting politics aside, Jeff is a well respected and passionate ambassador for the bipartisan organisation, Beyond Blue, which works to reduce the impact of anxiety, depression and suicide in the community by raising awareness and understanding, empowering people to seek help, and supporting recovery, management and resilience. Statistics show three million Australians ....

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Keeping Stress In Check

November 24, 2014

For many, life has lost its lustre and stress, anxiety and a lack of balance is often an underlying factor. This is often highlighted this time of year as we approach the Silly Season. To lead a balanced, enriching life we all know that we must eat well and exercise… because without optimal health and energy it becomes a daily struggle to reach our potential. But it is equally important for optimal health and happiness that we create balance in our lives… time to stop, relax, reflect....

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Developing Emotional Resilience

August 11, 2014

I thought I’d share the following with your for this week’s Inspiration. It was written by Sue Barrett  from Sue Barrett Consultant, and she talks beautifully about her personal quest of developing emotional resilience – something we all need to be aware of and work on every day so that we don’t allow our emotional state undermine our true potential. I hope it resonates with you as much as it does with me. "Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end....

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Aromatherapy…the Therapeutic Benefit of Scent

September 23, 2013

Aromatherapy is an ancient healing therapy that dates back to ancient Eyptian times. It involves the use of pure essential oils to treat, influence or modify the mind, body and spirit and to promote health and wellbeing. Essential oils are highly concentrated and need only be used in small quantities for best results. Note that Grade A essential oils are derived from plants, perfumed oils are artificially created fragrances and do not offer any therapeutic benefits. Oil Burners Are The Most....

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April 18, 2013

Life is too short not to be happy… but unfortunately anxiety and depression inhibit many to fully enjoy life’s pleasures. Those who experience these neurobiological disturbances are often unable to live to their potential. Holistic treatment strategies designed to help restore optimal neurobiology can help regain mental and emotional health, ultimately helping to live a happier, healthier life. St Johns Wort Flowers It All Starts With Excess Stress Depression and depressive disorder ....

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Junk Food Makes You Sad

November 20, 2012

I was interested in research published  in The Geelong Advertiser (Sat 19th March) which reveals that the food we eat has a direct influence on the way we feel. I think most of us have already worked out for ourselves that different foods have different effects on the way we think and the way we feel. But the 15-year research done by Dr Jacka and her team from Deakin University shows a clear link between junk food and anxiety and depression. The study declares that “eating fried foo....

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The Mind-Body-Soul Connection

October 17, 2012

At Mammoth Health we’re about more than just addressing illness with supplements and diet. We are also about living our lives to their full potential. We’re about being conscious of what we eat, where it comes from and whether a fair price has been paid to those who produce it for us. And we’re about living a deliberate, full life where what we do makes a difference. Healthy, vital people are more likely to be happy and when we are happy we have a positive impact on everyone we meet....

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Minding Our Mental & Emotional Health

September 25, 2012

To live better we need to continually learn new things, to challenge ourselves and to sometimes operate outside our comfort zone. This is how we learn, become resilient and live happier and more fulfilled lives.  In animal studies, there is evidence that physically, cognitively and emotionally nurtured animals do better than those that are deprived. This is probably true in humans too. There’s a variety of evidence that things like social environment, religious participation, physical exe....

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