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Depression

October 29, 2015

Life is too short not to be happy… but unfortunately anxiety and depression inhibit many to fully enjoy life’s pleasures. People who have these neurobiological disturbances are often unable to live to their potential. Unfortunately mental health disturbances such as anxiety and depression are increasing dramatically. Mental illnesses currently affect over 400 million people worldwide and in Australia one in five people will experience a mental illness at some stage in their lives. The ....

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Menopause

Menopause is a normal stage of life and is the natural termination of the menstrual cycle and reproductive years. It usually occurs somewhere between the ages of 45 and 55. At this time the female sex hormone, oestrogen gradually decreases while the adrenals begin making oestrogen and androgen to replace it. The transitional time leading up to menopause is called perimenopause and this phase can last up to four years. It is characterised by shorter or longer menstrual cycles, heavier or lighte....

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Cleanse & Detox

A Toxic Cocktail Every day we are exposed to an array of toxins through the food we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the chemicals we put on our skin. This culmination of toxins places a lot of pressure on our bodies to render them harmless and excrete them from our body. Diets high in sugar, fatty foods, processed & junk foods, and chemically-laden foods also place a heavy burden on our detoxifying organs. If we continue to bombard our body with toxins and if we continue....

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Stress

Ghandi once said, “There is more to life than increasing its speed” And if we truly desire optimum health we need to make a real effort to incorporate strategies that help us slow down, diffuse everyday stresses and enjoy life! The moment the stress response is activated our heart rate speeds up; our blood pressure increases; our respiration quickens; our hormones that help provide immediate energy such as adrenaline, noradrenalin and cortisol are released into the circulatory system; ou....

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Insomnia

If you did not get a good night’s sleep last night, join the queue. A national sleep study estimates that 80% of Australians are experiencing some issues with sleeping which is negatively impacting their waking life (Pfizer Australia Health Report). In fact, lack of sleep is becoming a serious problem for many as we work longer hours with increasing pressure in our lives. One of the most important building blocks of vitality resides in the healing power of sleep. Symptoms Can’t get to....

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Colds & Flu

Colds and the flu are caused by viruses. Viruses are essentially strands of genetic material enclosed in a protein coat that penetrate, and literally hijack, susceptible living cells within 10 to 15 minutes of exposure. By exploiting cellular machinery, viruses such as rhinovirus, and influenza rapidly replicate and multiply, and then depart the cell to infect surrounding cells. Symptoms do not occur until the infection reaches a critical threshold; however, it is the inflammatory immune resp....

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Depression

Life is too short not to be happy… but unfortunately anxiety and depression inhibit many to fully enjoy life’s pleasures. People who have these neurobiological disturbances are often unable to live to their potential. Unfortunately mental health disturbances such as anxiety and depression are increasing dramatically. Mental illnesses currently affect over 400 million people worldwide and in Australia one in five people will experience a mental illness at some stage in their lives. The ....

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Anaemia

The primary function of iron in the body is for the formation of haemoglobin which carries oxygen around the body. Anaemia is basically defined as a reduction of haemoglobin. This is caused either by a lack of iron in our diet or reduced absorption of iron by our body. The most vulnerable to iron deficiency are infants, adolescents, pregnant and lactating women, vegetarian & vegans, people on diets, pre-menopausal women and people with bleeding problems. Symptoms Fatigue and lack of sta....

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Fatigue

Fatigue is commonly characterised by low energy levels and tiredness. We all experience tiredness from time to time but when it is ongoing and interferes with our normal daily activities of work, family and leisure pursuits it’s time to identify and address the cause. Symptoms Tiredness and low energy Unmotivated & lethargic Exhaustion Difficulty with concentration and memory Drowsiness Poor sleep and insomnia Depression Mood swings Sugar cravings Poor appetite Mus....

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