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What we can learn from elite athelites

January 27, 2016

In keeping with the current Olympic theme (and that amazing hurdles heat run by Sally Pearson last night) I thought I’d explore today the best food and nutrients we can take daily as well as optimum pre and post workout fuel. A lot of us “non-elite” people workout to stay healthy, improve our energy levels, to lose or maintain weight, to relieve stress and to keep our mood and hormones stable and optimal. So if you are in this category and not working out for more than an hour than....

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Mammoth Health Christmas Invitation

November 30, 2015

A Very Special Invitation For A Very Special Person You are invited to our Exclusive Mammoth Health Christmas Shopping Event where everything storewide will be 15% off* Wednesday 9th December From 5pm To 6.30pm This is an Exclusive Christmas Shopping event for Mammoth Health Club Members to catch up, celebrate and for us to thank you for your support throughout the year. It is a beautiful opportunity to do your Christmas shopping in a relaxed & festive way and also to grab a barga....

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Vitamin D – what’s all the fuss?

November 3, 2015

Vitamin D has attracted a lot of hype in the past 12 months mainly due to the increased research into both the benefits of the vitamin and the amazing Vitamin D deficiency in Australia (despite us living in the “sunburnt” country. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin and it was assumed that for most Australians adequate Vitamin D levels were obtained from sun exposure. But our lifestyles have changed and see us indoors more often than our parents and grandparents were.  Couple this with ou....

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12 Top Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

November 2, 2015

If you did not have a good sleep last night, join the queue. A national sleep study estimates that 80% of Australians are experiencing some issues with sleeping and insomnia 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, an amazing life-sustain....

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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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Coughs

Coughing is the body’s natural response to clearing the respiratory area from any obstruction. Coughs are generally caused from either a bacterial infection or a viral infection and can be a ‘dry cough’ (unproductive) or a ‘wet cough’ (productive i.e.brings up mucous). Coughs are generally diagnosed into two categories: Acute cough: lasts less than three weeks in duration and usually as a result of viral/bacterial upper respiratory tract infections. Chronic cough: hangs around for....

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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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Don’t Forget

October 22, 2015

Don't Forget Secret Women's Business 2015 Mammoth Health’s Secret Women’s Business “Ages, Stages & Hormones” Saturday 24th October In-Store From 9am-1pm We are so excited and busy preparing for our Annual Secret Women’s Business tomorrow from 9am-1pm. Be early for the Free Iridology and Body Composition Consultations. From past experience they are very popular because they reveal so much about your state of health and empower you to make positive changes… We are s....

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Ages, Stages and Hormones

October 19, 2015

The Four Most Common Health Issues we see Facing Women throughout their lives are: 1. Hormonal issues 2. Stress and its impact on health 3. Weight management 4. Low Energy These health issues are often all related and are not necessarily independent of each other. No matter what health issue you are presenting with, if indicated, we will be addressing and treating you holistically because you are very complex. This weekend’s Secret Women’s Business theme is “Ages, Stages ....

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Secret Women’s Business 2015

October 13, 2015

You Are Invited To Our Secret Women’s Business 2015 “Ages, Stages & Hormones” Saturday 24th October 9am-1pm Mammoth Health’s Annual SECRET WOMEN’S BUSINESS GALA DAY is a FREE In-Store day where this year we are focusing on your age, life stage and the positive impact of balanced hormones. It’s all about looking great and feeling great, having boundless energy and vitality at any age & every stage.” Lots of pampering & consults will be happening in-store al....

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Last Chance to Grab your Seat

September 28, 2015

Now Is The Last Chance To Grab Your Seat To Our Free Information Evening: “Mission SlimPossible” Kate will share with you in simple terms the latest science around fat loss whilst maintaining lean muscle mass. She will teach you about how you can balance your sugar levels and increase your satiety. And she will talk to you about how to sustain healthy eating habits for life So if you are sick of being overweight, sick of the quick fix, magic pills and magic promises and the yo-yo di....

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What is Your Relationship Like with Food?

September 21, 2015

You don’t have to be Einstein to know the rates of weight gain and obesity in Australia have increased for both adults and children over the past few decades. Comparisons among other developed countries show that Australia has the second highest rate of obesity for males and the fifth highest for females. Many experts are concerned about the effect rising obesity may have on our rates of diabetes, heart disease and other disorders, perhaps even on our life expectancy. And halting and rever....

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Mission SlimPossible

September 11, 2015

In the past couple of years mention the word “garcinia cambogia” or “african mango”, “high protein/low carb diets like “Atkins” or “Paleo” and you’ll have anyone wanting to lose some weight come running… generally on the empty promise of a quick fix and a magic pill. High protein diets are a real concern for practitioners because you run the risk of producing high levels of metabolic waste that can potentially cause accelerated ageing and potential long term health problems....

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Eat Well for Life

August 17, 2015

I spoke about healthy eating at our “Just for the Health of It” day recently in-store, and many have asked me to write about this workshop. According to Healthy Together Geelong, 56% of adults in Geelong are overweight; “95% don’t eat enough vegetables; 58% don’t eat enough fruit; nearly one quarter smoke and 22,400 adults in Geelong experience high levels of psychological distress including feeling nervous, hopeless, restless, sad and worthless”. My passion is to address the way....

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Gymnema who?

August 11, 2015

Many of you have now experienced for yourself the amazing effect of our “Sugar Stop”. And the “magic” herb that is “Sugar Stop” is Gymnema sylvestre. The common name for Gymnema is ‘Gurmar’ which in Hindi means “sugar taste destroyer” – which is exactly what it does! In the herbal world we use Gymnema to block sugar cravings, for sugar regulation, for diabetes and to assist with weight loss. In A Nutshell When we eat sugar (glucose) the brain signals the pancreas to prod....

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What is Matcha?

August 4, 2015

We had such a great Saturday morning for our “Just for the Health of it Day”. We were jam-packed out the door for our “Eat Well, Age Well” workshop. It is great to see so many willing to brave a cold Saturday morning to learn how they can tweak their daily food habits to improve their energy & vitality and quality of life. Our “Sugar Stop” station was a huge success. Many tried for themselves our trade secret herb that will stop the taste of sugar in its tracks and were absolute....

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Your Special Invitation

July 29, 2015

We would love for you to join us for our annual Winter in-store Celebration “Just for the Health of It” on Saturday 1st August from 9am-12noon. We are so excited and busily preparing for the big event. I am passionate about food and how what we eat directly impacts our vitality, our mood, our stress coping mechanisms, our risk of illness and disease, our energy levels, our sleep quality and our hormones. Come in-store at 9.30am and listen to me speak about How to Eat Well to Liv....

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Sugar Stop

July 27, 2015

Are you addicted to sugar? ●By mid-afternoon do you hit an energy slump where you are looking for a pick-me-up to get you through the rest of the day. ●Do you have trouble concentrating, have a poor memory or have that “foggy head”? ●Are you overeating or craving sweet, indulgent foods? ●Do you feel bloated or suffer from indigestion and flatulence? ●Are you battling weight gain? ●Do you have a metabolic disorder or suffering from a fatty liver? Well you may just be eati....

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Lets Focus on Wellness & Simplicity

July 21, 2015

There has been a shift in health trends in recent years and the focus is on wellness (as opposed to “weight-loss”). “Wellness” as a concept, encompasses not only a diet-based movement but also looks at our lifestyle as a whole… something we subscribe to at Mammoth Health as we are passionate about incorporating and embracing our 7 core principles of Optimum Health. The secret to “Wellness” lies in its simplicity… a diet based around the notion of eating foods in their mos....

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Just for the Health of It

July 15, 2015

Your Special Invitation We would love for you to join us for our annual Winter in-store Celebration “Just for the Health of It” on Saturday 1st August from 9am-12noon. We are so excited and busily preparing for the big event Hope you can join us… there is a lot happening on the day The food we eat directly impacts our vitality, our mood, our stress coping mechanisms, our risk of illness and disease, our energy levels, our sleep quality and our hormones. You are invited to Come i....

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Virus Attack

July 6, 2015

Over the past weeks we have seen both in our clinic and in-store an onslaught of acute viral attacks. These viruses are coming on fast. Symptoms are acute and recovery is slow. The symptoms being reported are headache, sore throat, muscle ache, chest pain and coughing, runny nose, nausea, dizzy spells, general malaise, loss of voice and a persistent post-viral, dry cough. Also the spate of whooping cough cases that we are seeing and are being reported is concerning. Colds And Flu Are....

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Mid-Year Resolutions

June 23, 2015

For many of us the winter solstice is a significant turning point. It’s officially the shortest day of the year and from now on in the days get longer. It is such a subtle shift in our mindset that can significantly affect our outlook. Many of us are a little more optimistic about Winter even though we know we still have a fair bit of cold weather ahead of us. This year’s Winter Solstice fell on Sunday and it traditionally celebrates the birth of the new solar year and for us in the south....

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Last Chance to Get Your Seat

May 25, 2015

Now Is The Last Chance To Grab Your Seat To “An Evening With Kate” Kate will share with you in simple terms the ageing process and how it affects us all. We now know disease stems from inflammation so Kate will teach you the common drivers of inflammation and what we can all do now to become more anti-inflammatory. She will teach you practical ways to prevent common ageing conditions and share with you her top 10 supplements and what they do for us. You will leave with an understandin....

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An Evening With Kate

May 11, 2015

Announcing... An Evening With Kate A Practical Guide To Wellness In A ‘Not So Well’ World When: Wednesday 27th May, 7pm-8pm In-Store Cost: $25.00 Limited Spots - Bookings Essential Book In-Store Or Call 5243 9084 – Be Quick, This Evening Will Fill Quickly! How Well Are You Ageing?   Now’s The Time To Take The Time To Stop And Review Your Health An evening with Kate is all about stopping, reviewing and taking stock of your greatest asset – your health. It’s all about vit....

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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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Keep it Regular

April 13, 2015

Constipation is a problem that can affect all of us from time to time but it does undermine our good health and vitality if it becomes a chronic thing. Constipation describes a condition of the digestive system in which there are hard, dry stools that are difficult and/or painful to eliminate. Constipation is not a disease but merely a symptom of another causative factor, for example dehydration or lack of exercise. Bowel Health Is Essential For Good Health And Vitality The problem with hav....

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Harvesting Your Own Herbs

March 31, 2015

Plants have been part of our lives and health since earliest time and many of us are yearning to re-learn and re-connect with some traditional herbal techniques and remedies. Making your own herbal medicines can be a very enjoyable and empowering experience. And growing your own herbs is very simple and rewarding. General Guidelines For Harvesting Herbs It is so simple and in-expensive to grow your own culinary and medicinal herbs. Different techniques apply for harvesting flowers, seeds, lea....

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Is Your Relationship with Food Joyless?

March 29, 2015

According to a report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) the rates of obesity in Australia have increased for both adults and children over the past few decades. Comparisons among other developed countries show that Australia has the second highest rate of obesity for males and the fifth highest for females. Many experts are concerned about the effect rising obesity may have on our rates of diabetes, heart disease and other disorders, perhaps even on our life expec....

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Transformation… Cracking the Code

March 23, 2015

Around 500BC, the Greek philosopher and founder of modern medicine, Hippocrates, first hinted at the notion of lifestyle medicine. He warned us that to keep well one should avoid “too much food, too little toil” Poor diet and lifestyle are the most common reasons people become overweight. It is logical, then, to presume that reversing these western lifestyle factors will be enough to reverse the weight gain. However, as most of us know from experience, getting the weight off and keeping i....

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Geelong’s Adult Health Report

March 18, 2015

Geelong has an adult population of 160,000. And our health, as a community, is not looking that great. According to Healthy Together Geelong, 56% of us are overweight or obese and a whopping 95% of us do not eat the recommended 5-6 serves of vegetables per day. Over half of us drink alcohol at risky levels for our health and 19.2% consume sugar-sweetened drinks every single day. There are about sixteen teaspoons of sugar in a 600ml bottle of regular soft drink so that cumulative effect of su....

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Healthy Trends for Weight Loss

March 16, 2015

In the past couple of years mention the word “Garcinia cambogia” or “Green Coffee Bean”, “high protein/low carb diets like Atkins or Paleo” and you’ll have anyone wanting to lose some weight come running… generally on the empty promise of a quick fix and a magic pill. High protein diets are a real concern for practitioners because you run the risk of producing high levels of metabolic waste that can potentially cause accelerated ageing and potential long term health problems (rem....

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Feeling Bloated?

March 2, 2015

Do you often feel bloated after meals, or suffer from flatulence, belching or indigestion? Bloating is a sign that your digestion is not working optimally and as a result the food you are eating is not properly broken down, causing the fermentation of foods, flatulence, heaviness after eating, constipation and belching. Often these symptoms follow an onslaught of eating rich food and regular drinking of alcohol, and is a common complaint, especially this time of year after the festive seas....

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Accept That You Are Unique

February 23, 2015

For the past couple of weeks I have been sharing my philosophy on ageing. You and I both know there are no magic pills or quick fixes. If you value your health – how you feel, how you look, living with boundless energy and to your potential - then you must be prepared to take responsibility and change the way you live. Change is hard because it pushes us out of our comfortable state. But if you want a different result, a different way of living then you can’t keep doing the same things y....

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Simple 7-Step Rejuvenating Formula

February 16, 2015

Introducing “The Simple 7 Step Rejuvenating Formula to REVERSE the Ravageing Symptoms of Advanced Ageing” These ‘7 Steps’ are empowering women & men right now to fight back against advanced ageing. You see, ‘anti-ageing’ isn’t something you can find in a bottle. It’s not something to reduce, plump or pop, it requires a committed lifestyle solution. Only once you step up and take control will you start to look and feel younger, get lean and fit, have a glowing complexion a....

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Are You Ageing Prematurely?

February 9, 2015

Are you fed up with feeling worn out and lethargic all the time.... having barely enough energy come 3pm to finish the day out…? Are you worried about those deepening creases in your complexion that are getting harder and harder to hide…? Are you tired of feeling those telling twinges in your joints and muscles in the morning that you know is only going to get worse and more painful as the day progresses…? Have you tried every diet but nothing seems to help you shift those last st....

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9 Top Health & Wellness Trends for 2015

February 2, 2015

Wellness as a lifestyle choice really took off in 2014 but I suspect it to gain momentum in 2015 as this lifestyle becomes the new norm. Here are 9 health and wellness trends to watch this coming year. 1. Mindful Eating This ancient practice is now a modern trend according to Jackie Middleton. “Mindful eating means choosing foods with deliberate intention, being aware of taste and texture and chewing your food until it’s a paste,” says Joy McCarthy, a Toronto-based certified holistic nut....

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Resuscitation Icypoles

January 5, 2015

After a full day in the sun, why not give the kids (big & small) a great treat to replenish their nutrient stores. These icypoles are a delicious way to provide an array of nutrients lost during physical activity whilst supporting both their musculoskeletal and nervous system.       Juice 400ml of pineapple and watermelon (this is our favourite combo but you can experiment with any fruit) Mix 3 teaspoons of magnesium powder to the juice – stir well Pour in....

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The 3 Essentials for this Holiday Season

December 29, 2014

It's fun to kick start the New Year celebrating with family and friends. So implement these 3 essential tips and kick off the New Year Looking Fantastic, Feeling Amazing and Living Optimally.   1.   Stay Alkalised   It's important when we are over-indulging with rich food and alcohol to stay alkalised. Add a dash of chlorophyll to your drink bottle, increase your salad and vegetables and supplement with a greens formula containing chlorella, spirulina and barley or wheat gree....

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Christmas at Mammoth Invitation

November 30, 2014

A Very Special Invitation For A Very Special Person You are invited to an Exclusive Mammoth Health Christmas Shopping Event where everything storewide will be 15% off* Friday 5th December From 5pm To 7pm This is an Exclusive Christmas shopping event where Mammoth Health customers can catch up, celebrate and do their Christmas shopping in Festive Style and also Grab a Bargain! ♠Champagne on Arrival ♣Samples & Ideas for Healthy Festive Foods to serve this Christmas Season ....

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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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Don’t Forget Secret Women’s Business 2014

November 13, 2014

Don’t Forget… Mammoth Health’s Secret Women’s Business “Turn Back The Clock” Saturday 15th November In-Store From 9am-2pm We are so excited and busy preparing for our Annual Secret Women’s Business tomorrow from 9am-2pm. As we speak, Melissa our in-store Naturopath, is busy preparing delicious ‘anti-ageing’, sugar-free delights for you to taste - all with amazing ingredients and not a scrap of sugar in sight – you won’t believe it when you taste them. The ‘pic’ is ....

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Secret Women’s Business 2014

August 31, 2014

Your Special Invitation We would love for you to join us for our famous annual Secret Women’s Business in-store Extravaganza on Saturday 15th November. We are so excited and are busily preparing for the big event. Hope you can join us… there is so much happening on the day (see below) You Are Invited To Our Annual Secret Women’s Business “Turn Back The Clock” Saturday 15th November 9am-2pm Mammoth Health’s SECRET WOMEN’S BUSINESS GALA DAY is a FREE In-Store day wher....

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How’s Your Body Composition?

What Is Body Composition? Your body is made up of fat mass and fat-free mass. Fat-free mass includes lean muscle, bones, organs, tissue and water. When people refer to body composition, they are generally talking about body fat percent, or the percentage of your body mass that is fat. You can’t change the part of your body that is bones, tissues and organs but you can change the ratio of fat to muscle with exercise and a good diet. How Is Body Composition Measured? There are several diff....

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Are You Summer Ready?

August 29, 2014

Summer Ready 2014 Program This time of year we get many enquiries on how to look and feel great for summer. Many are stuck in a rut of too much comfort food, not enough exercise, extra kilos creeping on, feeling lethargic, unmotivated, sluggish and tired. Many are suffering from headaches, poor sleep, mood swings and irritability and lack focus and concentration. Others have constant cravings for sugary or salty foods and still more people are developing sensitivities to certain foods or have c....

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Clean Living – focusing on wellness & simplicity

There has been a shift in health trends in 2014 and the focus is on wellness and not just weight-loss. ‘Clean Living’ is a term that has been coined to encompass not only a diet-based movement but also looks at our lifestyle as a whole… something we subscribe to at Mammoth Health as we are passionate about incorporating our 7 core principles of Optimum Health. The secret to Clean Living lies in its simplicity… a diet based around the notion of eating foods in their most natural sta....

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Dry Skin Brushing

August 21, 2014

Did you know that dry skin brushing before showering each day is a simple, extremely effective way to keep the skin surface in vital conditon and support ongoing gentle detoxification? Your skin accounts for more than 10 per cent of your body’s weight and if spread out could cover almost two square meters. It defends us from harmful microbes, it enables us to communicate about pleasure and pain, it breathes by absorbing oxygen from both the bloodstream and the external environment and contr....

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Epsom Salts Detox Bath

Have you ever tried an Epsom salts bath? When Epsom Salts (magnesium sulphate) is absorbed through the skin, such as in a bath, it draws toxins from the body, relaxes the muscles, relieves aches and pains, reduces swelling and calms the nervous system. Epsom Salts have been used for years and was one of the most popular medicinal treatments in England. It was most commonly used as a bath additive to relieve muscle aches and pains but it is a wonderful ritual to add to your detox regime. ....

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Nix Night-Time Nibbling

Do you find you have fallen into the habit of nibbling after dinner? If so, you are not alone. Many people consume the majority of their calories in the evenings. Some Of The Reasons For This Pattern Are: Soothing stress and anxiety from the day with high-calorie, high fat “comfort foods” at night. Many feel they “deserve” a treat for surviving the stressful day. Boredom or habit – if you always snack after dinner, your body learns to “expect” a snack at that time of nigh....

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Are You Getting Enough of the Right Protein

Are you getting enough of the right protein? You might be surprised at the answer! It is quite hard to believe that those eating a western diet can be deficient in protein – but we see in-store and in our clinics, a lot of people who are. Experts are now telling us that to maintain good health and prevent degenerative disease we need to eat less meat. However if we are going to include some “meat-free “days then it is very important that we also know how to combine our foods adequate....

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Vitality Challenge – Are You Up For It?

August 17, 2014

Feeling The Need To Detox & Cleanse? It’s about this time of year, with a hint of spring in the air that many of us have a strong urge to do something about the way we are living. Many of us are feeling the effects of our winter lifestyle – too much comfort food, not enough exercise, extra kilos creeping on, not enough sunshine, feeling below par, run down and becoming lethargic, stodgy and unmotivated. More often than not this feeling is a result of our modern lifestyle - we’re ....

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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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Beetroot Relish

June 16, 2014

We had a fantastic day on Saturday at our in-store Winter Feast. Damian from Kattwinkel Meats explained to us the difference between grain fed and grass fed meat and the importance of knowing where your meat comes from. Kirsten from Casuarina Farm also told us about the difference between growing fruit and vegies biodynamically and organically. Kirsten also very generously donated the door prize of the most enormous box of beautiful biodynamic produce which Heather Watson was our winner. Grace, ....

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Don’t Forget our Winter Harvest

June 12, 2014

Don’t Forget… Mammoth Health’s Winter Harvest Saturday 14th June From 9am-2pm We are so excited and busy preparing for our Annual Winter Harvest in-store tomorrow from 9am-2pm. Damian from Kattwinkel Meats has dropped off the meat Grace (our guest chef) will be preparing for you tomorrow. Today, Melissa our in-store Naturopath, is busy preparing delicious desserts for you to taste - all with amazing ingredients and not a scrap of sugar in sight – you won’t believe it when you taste....

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Winter Harvest 2014

June 9, 2014

By now you may have noticed the “buzz” in-store for our upcoming “Winter Harvest” which will be held in-store this Saturday. Winter is a time to feast on warming, seasonal, grounding foods. We’re passionate about local food, seasonal food and ethical food. And we want to share this passion with you at our Annual Winter Feast. We have a put together a recipe booklet for all those who come along to our Harvest. It contains all the recipes you’ll taste on the day so you can make them yo....

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Winter Harvest Invitation

June 3, 2014

Winter is a time to feast on warming, seasonal, grounding foods. We’re passionate about local food, seasonal food and ethical food. And we want to share this passion with you at our Annual Winter Feast.  MAMMOTH HEALTH CELBRATES WINTER WITH AN IN-STORE “Winter Harvest” Come & Join In The FREE Tastings And Cooking Demonstrations SATURDAY June 14th From 9AM-2PM Lots of fun stuff will be happening in-store all morning. This is just a taste of what we’ve planned and it’s al....

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Your Winter Toolkit

May 20, 2014

‘A severe flu season is predicted, yet many aren’t willing to protect themselves’ writes Katrina Creer in Sunday’s Body and Soul (Herald Sun, 18/5/14). She goes on to say that ‘experts predict three strains of flu will hit all age groups. These include the swine flu (H1N1) strain, the H3N2 flu strain and influenza B strains. It’s still autumn, yet a higher than usual 3488 diagnosed flu cases have been reported’. Our Winter Tool Kit Every year, around this time the team at Mammoth....

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Are You Ageing Prematurely?

May 13, 2014

Ageing well is more than about taking a multivitamin and the food you eat. Anti-ageing is all about looking great and feeling great, having boundless energy and vitality at any age. Here at Mammoth Health as we are always actively seeking the latest research and science on Anti-ageing… on what keeps us looking great and feeling great and what best keeps our bodies from disease and ageing. How Well Are You Ageing? Have you ever thought about how well you are ageing? The following are ten ....

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Our Top 6 Immune Tonics

April 29, 2014

Yesterday’s Geelong Advertiser (29th April, 2014) reported that almost one quarter of all Australian adults suffered flu symptoms last year. There’s been a lot of noise in the media in recent weeks  about the flu ‘hitting’ Australia... and it’s about this time every year that we see similar headlines and reports. The thing to remember though is that the flu is a virus that has been around for thousands of years and every year, at about this time, we are at a higher risk of infectio....

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Don’t Forget our Kitchen Pharmacy Day

April 3, 2014

I’ve just made up a batch of ginger toffees for you to try tomorrow at our Kitchen Pharmacy day. Ginger is great to calm motion sickness and nausea. It is also great for circulation, inflammatory pain and indigestion. A bit of a warning though – I decocted this lot of ginger for longer than usual so ginger fans will love this batch. Looking forward to catching up in-store tomorrow Mary You Are Invited To Our Kitchen Pharmacy Free In-Store Day Saturday 5th April 9am-1pm Mammoth Health....

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Make Your Own Herbal Cream

March 25, 2014

Applications such as lotions, creams, ointments and liniments  have been used for thousands of years to treat rashes, wounds, skin conditions as well as bruising, sprains and muscle spasms. It is very empowering and rewarding to be able to prepare your external preparations when the need arises. Our skin secretes a mixture of oil and water to protect itself so preparations applied to the skin are better absorbed if they are also a mixture of oil and water (Adams & Tan, 2006). We need....

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Kitchen Pharmacy

March 20, 2014

Making your own herbal medicines can be a very enjoyable and empowering experience. Unfortunately due to the nature of our fast-paced life-styles and pharmacy dominance, many of us have become very disconnected with simple home healing remedies which our parents and grandparents used in their everyday lives. Plants have been part of our lives and health since earliest time and now is the time re-learn and re-connect with some traditional herbal techniques and remedies. Kitchen Pharmacy At Ma....

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Transformation 2014

February 25, 2014

Event: Transformation 2014, 6-Week Welght-Loss Program Date: 1st Session kicks off on Wednesday 26th March 2014 Time:  7.30 -8.30pm Where:  In-store Bookings: Essential, this is a paid program. For more information and to sign up contact us on 5243 9084 or better still come in and have a chat to us in-store. Capped: maximum 10 people per Transformation session launch Closing: Saturday 15th March Weekly Consultations With Kate, Our Expert On Weight Loss Transformation 2014 is our six we....

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Shatavari… “The Queen of Herbs”

February 18, 2014

Today I thought I’d share with you the amazing benefits and actions of one of my favourite women’s herbs – Shatavari. "Capable Of A Hundred Husbands..." Shatavari is a traditional Indian (Ayurvedic) herb and is often referred to as the ‘Queen of Herbs’ because it is said to promote love and devotion. In Hindu the word Shatavari literally translates as “capable of a hundred husbands”. It is traditionally used throughout a woman’s entire reproductive life cycle because of its cle....

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Power & Passion for Women

February 11, 2014

Put Some ‘Power & Passion’ Back Into Your Relationship This Valentine’s Day   Differences in desire between women and their partners are often a source of frustration, resentment and reduction of intimacy for many couples. Could We Just Be Misinterpreting His Advances? According to Bettina Arndt’s latest book, The Sex Diaries, the desire for sex (or lack of it) relies on what’s going on in our head at the time. It seems to us that men have sex on the brain all the time! ....

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Magnesium on the Menu

February 4, 2014

In our Back on Track program we include magnesium as an essential supplement - and here’s why... Magnesium is needed for our body to produce energy Magnesium is needed for muscle relaxation Our nervous system needs magnesium to function optimally Our bones need magnesium Our heart needs magnesium Magnesium is great as both a mood and sugar stabiliser Suffice to say, Magnesium is an essential nutrient. Early Signs Of Magnesium Deficiency Can Include: Muscle cramps and sp....

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Happy New Year

December 23, 2013

Happy New Year…               May 2014 be a healthy and prosperous year for you and your family. We look forward to helping you reach optimal health and wellness. And remember...  “Many worry about what they are eating between Christmas and New Year’s Instead of concentrating on what they are eating between New Year’s and Christmas” And for those who may need a little help with overindulgence, here’s a great juice ....

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On the First Day of Christmas

On The 1st Day Of Xmas… Wishing You A Very Merry Christmas We wish you and your family a very Happy and Joyous Christmas and we’d like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt thanks for your support and let you know that each one of you makes a difference to us. It is such a privilege and pleasure to be able to work, on a daily basis, with people like you. It makes our work so much more enjoyable, empowering and rewarding. Hopefully you will get an opportunity to relax this f....

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Our Top 3 Tips

Our Top 3 Healthy Tips To Stay Healthy This Holiday Season It’s fun to kick start the New Year celebrating with family and friends. So implement these 3 essential tips and stay Looking Fantastic, Feeling Amazing and Living Optimally in 2014.   1. Stay Alkalised It’s important when we are over-indulging with rich food and alcohol to stay alkalised. Add a dash of chlorophyll to your drink bottle, increase your salad and vegetables and supplement with chlorella, spiruli....

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It’s Time to Break the Habit

The great thing about Christmas and New Year in the Southern Hemisphere is that it falls in summer. And summer for a lot of us means holidays, sun, relaxing, and lots of socialising with treasured friends and family. It is a time of freedom from strict routines, of sleeping in, eating all the Christmas chocolate and leftover pudding, lazy days reading and snoozing on the banana lounge and generally taking it easy on ourselves. It is actually very important to do this from time to time – to rep....

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On the 12th Day of Christmas

December 9, 2013

Welcome to our 12 Days of Xmas “Silly Season Survive and Thrive” campaign. Back by popular demand from last year, each day we’ll shoot through a quick and simple tip you can easily embrace that will have you not only surviving but thriving this Silly Season. So let’s get started…             On The 12th Day Of Christmas… Keep Your Stress Levels Under Wraps The Christmas season quite often has us stretched to the very limit… ....

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On the 11th Day of Christmas

On The 11th Day Of Christmas… Ensure  You’re Getting Enough Sleep               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 increasin....

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On the 10th Day of Christmas

On The 10th Day Of Christmas… Make  Exercise A Priority             Most people would agree that regular, moderate-intensity physical activity offers significant health benefits. It has been shown to improve mood, improve brain function, maintain a healthy weight, decrease pain and reduce depression. It has also been shown to reduce the risks of Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, diabetes and dementia. The Benefits Of Exercise Ar....

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On the 9th Day of Christmas

On The 9th Day Of Christmas… Make The Christmas Pudding                 One way to bring joy and festivity to the Christmas season is to re-focus on social and family connectedness. It’s a fantastic opportunity to slow down a little, and take time out for our traditional family rituals – those too precious to miss. Christmas for me is a great reminder of what is really important in life. For many years in my family I ha....

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On the 8th Day of Christmas

On The 8th Day Of Xmas… Look After Your Liver             It’s inevitable… it’s the time of year we over indulge in alcohol and festive foods that we wouldn’t normally eat.  But… it is the season for festivity, feasting and celebrating with friends and family. Consequently our liver is about to be assaulted with an added array of toxins (alcohol, rich, fatty foods and sugars) that it needs to detoxify, render harmless and safe....

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On the 7th Day of Christmas

On The 7th Day Of Christmas… Mind Your Mental & Emotional Wellbeing                 It’s all too easy to get so caught up in living our fast-paced lives that we forget about having a life. Between work, family and friends, we tend to give and give of ourselves  leaving very little time to re-charge our own mental and emotional wellbeing – especially now in the Silly Season. Living life at a bullet pace leaves....

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On the 6th Day of Christmas

On The 6th Day Of Christmas… Keep Hydrated               We tend to drink a little more coffee and alcohol this time of year which are both dehydrating. So it’s vital we keep hydrated and make a conscious effort to keep our fluids up. Sip on water and herbal teas throughout the afternoon to remain hydrated, alert and to balance blood sugar levels. Adequate fluid intake will stop you feeling tired and assist your detoxifying or....

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On the 5th Day of Christmas

On The 5th Day Of Christmas… Give The Gift Of Health             Give the ones you love and care about the gift of good health this Christmas with a Mammoth Health Gift Voucher… a priceless gift! “Because It’s Not A Rehearsal” Live Better ©2013 Live Better Naturally Pty Ltd  ....

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On the 4th Day of Christmas

On The 4th Day Of Christmas… Stay Alkalised                   Festive food and drink tends to be very acidic so it pays to stay alkalised this time of year Alkalising or ‘balancing the pH of your body’ will provide your body with a level of nutrition that it can use to maintain optimum health and lots of energy and vitality. ‘Staying Alkalised’ can also enhance toxin excretion as well as prevent disease. ....

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On the 3rd Day of Christmas

On The 3rd Day Of Christmas… Stay Energised             The Silly Season can often mean added stress and pressure - especially when many of us have lots of extra social obligations, work pressures, Christmas preparations, late nights and often an increase in festive food and alcohol consumption. So it is really important to mind our energy levels. If Your Energy Levels Are Suffering This Silly Season Consider Supplementing With The Followi....

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On the 2nd Day of Christmas

On The 2nd Day Of Christmas… Take Time To Feast, Reflect & Relax A Time To Feast The Christmas season is a traditional time for feasting and I believe it is very important to preserve and practise our cultural traditions with family and friends. Have you noticed that all major milestones, rituals and celebrations in our lives involve people special to us and food prepared with loving intention. I am a great believer in food having its own energy and taking on the energy....

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Xmas Party Invitation

November 25, 2013

This Is A Very Special Invitation For A Very Special Person As A Special VIP Customer You And A Friend Are Invited To A Private Mammoth Health Members Xmas Party Shopping Event On Wednesday 4th December From 5.30pm To 7pm This is an Exclusive Christmas Party only for Mammoth Health Club Members to catch up, celebrate and to thank you for your support throughout the year  We have a special presentation for You – and you will love it! ♥This year it’s all about iridology – what....

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WrinkleBuster

November 20, 2013

Our Secret Women’s Business  brings an anti-ageing focus here at Mammoth Health as we are forever studying the latest research and science on Anti-ageing… on what keeps us looking great and feeling great and what best keeps our bodies from disease and ageing. In the past year or so I’ve seen a subtle shift from synthetic forms of supplementation to more natural forms… namely supplements that are based from food forms with high antioxidant activity and are alkalising. These are aptl....

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The Revitaliser Balls

November 12, 2013

We had an amazing day on Saturday with our annual Secret Women's Business day... the energy in-store was a buzz and it was wonderful to be there  amongst such positive people who really value their health. Some of our very enthusiastic customers arrived early and lined up at the door - all eager to be the first for our Free Body Composition Tests, Mini Massages and Flower Essence consultations. David had a queue waiting for him a mile long – very evident that we are ready to empower oursel....

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Secret Women’s Business

November 7, 2013

Don’t Forget… Secret Women’s Business Saturday 9th November From 9am-2pm We’re excited and busy preparing for our Annual Secret Women’s Business happening tomorrow in-store from 9am-2pm – there’s such a “buzz” in-store. Today we are busy preparing some amazing snacks for you to try using our anti-ageing superfoods. All the recipes will be in our take-home booklet we've put together so you can easily make them at home. Hope you can join us… this is a taste of what we’....

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How’s Your Body Composition?

November 5, 2013

What Is Body Composition? Your body is made up of fat mass and fat-free mass. Fat-free mass includes lean muscle, bones, organs, tissue and water. When people refer to body composition, they are generally talking about body fat percent, or the percentage of your body mass that is fat. You can’t change the part of your body that is bones, tissues and organs but you can change the ratio of fat to muscle with exercise and a good diet. How Is Body Composition Measured There are several diffe....

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Your Special Invitation

October 28, 2013

We would love for you to join us for our famous annual Secret Women’s Business in-store Extravaganza on Saturday 9th November. We are so excited and are busily preparing for the big event. Hope you can join us… there is so much happening on the day (see below) Mary You Are Invited To Our Annual Secret Women’s Business “Turn Back The Clock” Saturday 9th November 9am-2pm Mammoth Health’s SECRET WOMEN’S BUSINESS GALA DAY is a FREE In-Store day where we reveal ....

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Lipoic Acid – a “Game Changer”

October 1, 2013

There has been a lot of “buzz” lately around Lipoic acid and deservedly so. Lipoic Acid Is A Unique Antioxidant And Free Radical Scavenger In That It Is Soluble In Both Fat And Water Not only is it an antioxidant in its own right it also has an uncanny ability to ‘recycle’ and prolong the life of other antioxidants in the body including Vitamin’s C and E, coenzyme Q10 and glutathione therefore strengthening the body’s antioxidant network. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that ca....

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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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The Hidden Detox Secret

September 16, 2013

I have just completed my annual detox (Vitality Challenge) and I feel amazing. When most of us think detox we think of  “spring cleaning” our bodies. We want to stop our sugar addictions, introduce fresh healthy food,  address bad eating and lifestyle habits, sleep better, think better, lose weight, lose the bloat,  have clear eyes and skin and amazing energy and vitality. We want a new zest for life… and believe me a full detox will do all this and more. However, when we do under....

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Successful Detoxing and the Liver

September 9, 2013

These past couple of weeks we have been discussing how to detox safely and effectively. And if you came to my Free In-Store Detox workshop you would have learnt that successful detoxing is not as simple as taking a liver formula. However you would have discovered that if done properly you do get life-changing results! In a nutshell to detox well we need to: •Reduce our Toxic exposure •Remove Bad Bacteria & Waste •Repair & Rebuild our Digestive Lining •Replace Bad B....

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Successful Detoxing – Gotta get the Gut Right First

September 2, 2013

We had the most fantastic day in-store on Saturday. Many learnt the secrets to successful and professional detoxing. Below I’ll let you in on one of the secrets I shared on the day. Spring is traditionally the time of year to lighten your load and ‘spring-clean’ your body. So now is the perfect time to think about cleansing and detoxing and ultimately looking great and feeling great and living with optimum health, energy and vitality. When most people think “detox” they think....

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Don’t Forget

August 28, 2013

You’re Invited We would love for you to join us for our inaugural “Secrets to a Successful Detoxing” in-store Extravaganza this coming Saturday. We are so excited and are busily preparing for the big event. Hope you can join us… there is so much happening on the day (see below) See you in-store on Saturday Mary P.S. If you want to learn the keys to successful detoxing I will be running workshops on the day. These will be at 9:15am and again at 11:15am Are you ready....

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It’s Time To Detox & Cleanse

August 16, 2013

Spring is fast approaching.  And Spring is traditionally the time for renewal, new life, cleansing, and spring cleaning. We can already see signs of new growth, blossom buds, birds in nests, spring lambs and longer days. Spring traditionally brings the promise of hope, renewal and better days to come and is a perfect time to take stock of your daily habits and mindset and how these directly affect your health, vitality and happiness. A Toxic Cocktail Every day we are exposed to an arra....

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Junk Food Makes You Sad

August 12, 2013

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 foods s....

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Exam Pressure Relief

August 8, 2013

Have you got a son or daughter about to sit exams? This time of year can be a very stressful time for families who have a child studying for VCE or university exams. Often as a parent we can feel quite helpless in the sense that we don’t quite know how to best support our kids so they are able to do their level best. I certainly understand a parent’s struggle with this as I have also had a daughter go through this. Coupled the fact that two of our staff (Michelle & Emma) who will ....

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Behold the Humble Oat

August 5, 2013

Oats are one of my favourite grains and are now gaining “Superfood” status. They contain high amounts of fibre and have a cholesterol-lowering effect. They also are very cardio-protective as they contain a unique antioxidant (called ‘avenanthramides’) which help prevent free radicals from damaging our good cholesterol (HDL). They contain many minerals and vitamins and studies show that they have beneficial effects in diabetes – oats produce a much less rise in blood sugar compared t....

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The Power of Convalescence

July 28, 2013

There are a myriad of really nasty bugs around at the moment that seem to be lingering in the form of post-viral coughs, colds, lowered mood, energy and vitality. The message we keep hearing in-store goes something like this… “I need something that works fast because I have this deadline; I can’t take time off work; I can’t be sick...” My concern is that what we are seeing is a direct reflection of a driven, unbalanced culture that allows no time for illness.  Our society expect....

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You are Invited

July 9, 2013

We would love for you to join us for our “Food as Medicine” in-store Extravaganza this coming Saturday from 9am-2pm. We are so excited and are busily preparing for the big event. We are passionate about food and how it can work for you… how different foods can elevate your mood or boost your immunity. How some foods can increase your metabolism, curb sugar cravings and increase your energy and vitality. We have a put together a take-home booklet for all those who come along on the day. ....

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Food As Medicine

July 1, 2013

 Food As Medicine Did you know that the food you eat directly impacts your vitality, your mood, your stress coping mechanisms, your risk of illness and disease, your energy levels, your sleep quality,  and your hormones. We’re finding that many are becoming  very disconnected with their  food and very confused about what foods are  healthy and supportive of their body (in the short-term and the long-term) and what foods are working against you. Come in and learn how foods impact ....

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Stock Take Sale

June 23, 2013

Announcing Mammoth Health’s ANNUAL STOCKTAKE SALE 15% off Store-wide 3 Days Only Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday 24th-25th-26th June   Get in Quick before stock runs out Looking forward to catching up in-store Excludes Practitioner Products, Consultations and Gift vouchers. (No Rainchecks) “Because it’s Not a Rehearsal” Live Better  ....

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Top Immune Herbs to Prevent Winter Illness

April 19, 2013

There’s been a lot of noise in the media in recent weeks about the “deadly flu” hitting Australia... and it’s about this time every year that we see similar headlines. The thing to remember though is that the flu is a virus that has been around for thousands of years and every year, at about this time, we are at a higher risk of infection from viruses because of increased exposure to them. We have no control over this exposure but we do have control over our immune system and we can s....

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Let’s Get Excited About Winter

Some people love the cooler months and embrace winter as it is their favorite time of year. Others, on the other hand, struggle with the idea of shorter daylight hours, colder temperatures, wet and windy days and bleak skies. I am one of those people. I like to write about our ‘attitude’ to winter because it forces me to change my mindset and think of the good things about winter rather than focus on the negative things…because let’s face it, Winter is with us for the next 3 months so....

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4 Easy Steps To Keep Well This Winter

Last week we talked about the amazing immune tonic herbs we have available to support and nourish our immune system and “prime” it for winter. This week I’m sharing the other three steps which guarantee optimal health for winter. Our 4 Easy Steps To Prevent “Illness-Sabotage” This Winter Eat Well Exercise regularly Relax & have Fun Supplement with immune tonics Step 1: Eat Well Did you know that the Food you eat has the power to keep you well or contribute to you....

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Depression

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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Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day gives us the opportunity to celebrate and pamper our Mum. It’s about acknowledging and appreciating how nurturing, caring, loving, empowering and resilient they really are and showing our true appreciation to them for always being there for us. Spoiling and pampering is a must for Mum on Mother’s Day and gestures from the heart are all the more special because we give not only in monetary terms but we give of our time – something that we all seem to be a little short of ....

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It’s Time to Break the Habit

January 14, 2013

The great thing about Christmas and New Year in the Southern Hemisphere is that it falls in summer. And summer for a lot of us means holidays, sun, relaxing, and lots of socialising with treasured friends and family. It is a time of freedom from strict routines, of sleeping in, eating all the Christmas chocolate and leftover pudding, lazy days reading and snoozing on the banana lounge and generally taking it easy on ourselves. It is actually very important to do this from time to time – to rep....

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Hot Summer Tips

January 7, 2013

It’s fun to kick start the New Year kicking back, taking it easy and socialising with family and friends. So implement our Top 3 Hot Summer Tips to look great and feel fantastic during the summer holidays.   1.Stay Alkalised It’s important when we are over-indulging with rich food and alcohol to stay alkalised. Festive foods contribute to chronic acidity in our bodies that can lead to symptoms of poor health and vitality. Simply add a dose of Barley & Wheat Grass into juice....

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15% Off Storewide

December 6, 2012

We are celebrating our inaugural "Highton Village Xmas Fest" with extended trading hours and a storewide sale. Come in between 5:30-7pm Friday 7th December and receive 15% off storewide* And if you’re lucky (and you have been good) you might see Santa roaming the Shopping Centre We’d love to see you there.   “Because it’s Not A Rehearsal” Live Better  ....

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Xmas Party Invitation

November 26, 2012

A Very Special Invitation For aVery Special Person As a special VIP customer, You are invited to a Private Mammoth Health Members Xmas Party Shopping Event on Wednesday 5th December from 5.30pm to 7pm This is an Exclusive Christmas Party only for Mammoth Health Club Member to catch up, celebrate and to thank you for your support over the year We have a special presentation for You... and you will love it! Michelle will demonstrate (and we’ll taste) how to make Super Food, Anti-Age....

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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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Raw Hazelnut Delight

November 13, 2012

We had an amazing day on Saturday with our annual Secret Women's Business day... the energyin-store was a buzz and it was wonderful to be there being amongst such positive people who really value their health. Some of our very enthusiastic customers arrived early and lined up at the door - all eager to be the first for our smoothie tastings, Free Body Composition Tests and Mini Massages. Our early birds were rewarded with amazing show-bags choc-filled with wonderful samples of all the wonderf....

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Don’t forget

November 8, 2012

Secret Women’s Business Saturday 10th November from 9am-2pm We’re excited and busy preparing for our Annual Secret Women’s Business happening tomorrow in-store from 9am-2pm – there’s such a “buzz” in-store. I got in early and got my Body Composition Test done this morning… very enlightening! David’s given me some insight and tips on how I can build up my lean muscle mass (so I burn fat more efficiently) and also calculated what my ideal daily kilojoule intake should be – v....

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You’re Invited

November 4, 2012

We would love for you to join us for our famous Secret Women’s Business in-store Extravaganza this coming Saturday. We are so excited and are busily preparing for the big event. Hope you can join us… there is so much happening on the day (see below) See you in-store on Saturday Mary P.S. If you want us to secure you an appointment time for an Iridology consultation Call us Now to avoid disappointment…  there are only a few spots left (ph. 5243 9084) And don’t forget to ....

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Folks, This Ain’t Normal

October 24, 2012

“1 hamburger contains pieces of 1000 different animals …food for thought when you next order a Big Mac. I had the great privilege of spending Tuesday evening in a room with Joel Salatin and Rohan Anderson. Joel is a passionate farmer from Virginia,  in the US and is in Australia  sharing his philosophy on local food systems and the harsh reality of where our food really comes from -  and the cost and consequences this is ultimately having on our health, sustainability and our connect....

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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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Eat Well

October 10, 2012

“Geelong Fails Health Check 90% of us don’t eat enough fruit and veg.” This is the headline on the front page of today’s Geelong Advertiser. Which means that only one in ten people in Geelong eat adequate amounts of fruit and vegetables to maintain health and wellness. No wonder so many of us are walking around feeling tired, lethargic and unmotivated, have cravings for foods high in sugar, salt and fat, have hormonal imbalances, mood swings, suffer from allergies, headaches, aches and....

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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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Krill Oil or Fish Oil

August 22, 2012

With all the marketing noise out there it’s difficult to know whether we should be taking Fish Oil or Krill Oil. Let’s have a look at the two…   Krill Oil Krill oil is a relatively new supplement on the market and therefore has become ‘flavour of the month’. Krill are those tiny crustaceans at the bottom of the ocean which whales feed on. They are ‘bottom of the food chain’ which means they are less likely to be contaminated with mercury and other toxins. There has....

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Why should we be alkalising our bodies

August 14, 2012

Alkalising or ‘balancing the pH of your body’ will provide your body with a level of nutrition that it can use to maintain optimum health and lots of energy and vitality. ‘Alkalisation’ can also enhance toxin excretion as well as prevent disease. It is impossible to avoid acid production in the body, as acids are produced as part of regular everyday metabolism. However it is possible to minimise unnecessary causes of acidity, by avoiding excess acidic foods and minimising stress. 80%....

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Elite Athletes… what can we learn from them?

August 7, 2012

In keeping with the current Olympic theme (and that amazing hurdles heat run by Sally Pearson last night) I thought I’d explore today the best food and nutrients we can take daily as well as optimum pre and post workout fuel. A lot of us “non-elite” people workout to stay healthy, improve our energy levels, to lose or maintain weight, to relieve stress and to keep our mood and hormones stable and optimal. So if you are in this category and not working out for more than an hour than....

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Anti-Ageing Miracle

July 31, 2012

Resveratrol… is this the new Anti-Ageing Miracle? Imagine knowing the secret to anti-ageing and optimum health. Imagine if it came in a tablet. I’m sure we’d all be lining up to get a bottle. There has been no such pill designed yet but there is a relatively new supplement out that claims to be an anti-ageing miracle molecule. Resveratrol, a molecule identified in 1992, is a compound found most abundantly in red wine. It is actually the compound that protects the grape from virus....

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Diagnosis Cancer

July 24, 2012

Last week the Mammoth Health Naturopath team attended a practitioner seminar on our role in supporting people who have been diagnosed with and being treated for cancer. It has been researched that 70% of people who have been diagnosed with cancer sought and used complementary medicine in addition to receiving conventional care₁ With an estimated 114,000 new cases of cancer diagnosed in Australia in 2010, it is expected that one in two Australians will be diagnosed by the age of 85 (Cancer C....

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We Won

July 18, 2012

We Won! I am so excited to tell you that Mammoth Health won an award last night at the 2012 Geelong Business Excellence Awards for the Best Retail in Geelong I am so proud of our team – the level of passion, integrity and commitment they bring to work every day is astounding and it’s what makes Mammoth Health such a wonderful place to be. This award is a great recognition of all our hard work but the real reward for us is working with our great Tribe of wonderful customers. So th....

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Obesity is Growing

July 17, 2012

Obesity is growing According to a report released last month by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) the rates of obesity in Australia have increased for both adults and children over the past few decades. Comparisons among other developed countries show that Australia has the second highest rate of obesity for males and the fifth highest for females. Many experts are concerned about the effect rising obesity may have on our rates of diabetes, heart disease and other disorder....

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What a Great Day…

July 8, 2012

What a great day we had on Saturday for our Winter Harvest Festival The aim was to celebrate winter and to feast on warming, seasonal, grounding foods. To celebrate food, family, friends and community connectedness. David had a busy morning cooking up a storm. The aromas were amazing as he showcased how seasonal vegetables can be used in creative, delicious and simple dishes – the “Green Beans with Cauliflower and Almonds” was an absolute hit. He also cooked up other amazing di....

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Don’t Forget…

July 6, 2012

Don't Forget...to drop in and take part in our Winter Harvest Festival tomorrow (Saturday 7th July from 9am-2pm). David will be demonstating  some healthy winter warming dishes using local, seasonal and organic produce. He will be cooking from 9.15am and you’ll be surprised how quick and easy cooking healthy meals can be. Be sure to come in and try some of his delicious creations. We have made up a recipe booklet for you to  take home FREE to experiment with at home. Kirsten f....

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Winter Harvest

July 2, 2012

Mammoth Health Membership Club  On Friday we launched our Members Only area of our website. If you have a Mammoth Health Club Member Card you should have received two emails from on us on Friday. The first email contained your username and password and the second email was your club activation email. Once you clicked the link in this email to confirm your membership you then gained access to our exclusive Members-Only section of our website – I hope you’ve had a chance to take a look aroun....

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Wow 10 Years!

June 28, 2012

Today is my 10 Year Birthday at Mammoth Health! And to celebrate anyone who comes into Mammoth Health today or tomorrow and says “Happy Birthday” gets a birthday chocolate as my gift to say a big THANKYOU for all your support, love, trust and loyalty in the past 10 years. Mammoth Health has been operating in Geelong for the past 35 years but I remember taking over the helm exactly ten years ago on a cold, wintry day. I was full of excitement, dreams and passion for my vision ....

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StockTake Sale

June 24, 2012

Announcing Mammoth Health’s ANNUAL STOCKTAKE SALE 15% off Store-wide 3 Days Only Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday 25th-27th June   Get in Quick before stock runs out Looking forward to catching up in-store Excludes Practitioner Products, Consultations and Gift vouchers. (No Rainchecks) “Because it’s Not a Rehearsal” Live Better - See more at: http://mammothhealth.com.au/blog/entry/stocktake-sale#sthash.t0yZYl16.dpuf....

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Winter Solstice

June 19, 2012

This year’s Winter Solstice occurs Thursday morning (at 9.09am to be precise). It is a poignant  time to reflect on those goals, dreams and resolutions we made at the start of  the year. To take stock of whether we are on track with where we want to be in our lives or whether we’ve been side-tracked and just stumbling along a 'not so positive' trail. Sometimes taking time out for a little reflection can be the catalyst to deciding a different course of action – the course that w....

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Weight Loss vs Fat Loss

June 13, 2012

When thinking about implementing any kind of weight management program, a distinction must be made between fat loss and weight loss. Many low-fat, calorie-restricted diets produce disappointing long-term results mainly due to the excessive loss of muscle mass that occurs as a result of this type of diet. When muscle mass is lost, it results in a reduction in metabolic rate (i.e. the ability to burn calories) and increases your likelihood of putting it back on. This effect is often observed in yo....

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Transformation… the first piece of the puzzle

June 5, 2012

Around 500BC, the Greek philosopher and founder of modern medicine, Hippocrates, first hinted at the notion of lifestyle medicine. He warned us that to keep well one should avoid “too much food, too little toil” Poor diet and lifestyle are the most common reasons people become overweight. It is logical, then, to presume that reversing these western lifestyle factors will be enough to reverse the weight gain. However, as most of us know from experience, getting the weight off and keeping i....

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Traditional Chinese Medicine

May 21, 2012

I’ve been very fortunate to have spent the last couple of weeks in Mongolia and China. I think the more you travel and meet people from other cultures the more you realise that we are more similar than different. However one thing I do love about exploring other cultures is trying new foods and learning about their traditional medicines. I think we can always learn from their ancient wisdom of getting well and staying well. I learnt that there are five ways of Traditional Chinese Medici....

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Take Control

April 30, 2012

Channel 9 news recently reported (16/4/12) that each year 80,000 Australians will get the flu. 15,000 of these flu victims will end up in hospital with a further 2,000 deaths. We have noticed in-store and in our clinics a much higher influx of clients and patients with colds, flu, gastro and viruses… and winter hasn’t even started yet! The thing to remember though is that the flu is a virus that has been around for thousands of years and every year, at about this time, we are at higher....

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Introducing…

April 23, 2012

Mammoth Health is so excited to introduce 2 new practitioners to our team… Stacey Foat and Andrew Winstanley. Stacey, a fully qualified naturopath, specialises in stress, anxiety and depression, hormonal imbalance, fatigue, sleep problems, weight loss, lowered immunity and healthy ageing. Stacey has qualifications in herbal medicine, nutrition, iridology, personal training and uses the VLA diagnostic program which provides important insight into various aspects of your health including b....

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Easter Offer

April 5, 2012

For most, the Easter weekend is a lovely break from the hectic routine of everyday life. It is a chance for us to stop, rejuvenate, catch up with family and friends and for some, observe religious customs. This Easter weekend the staff at Mammoth Health are having a well deserved break. Which means I will be working in-store on Saturday from 9am-12:30pm And I thought, just for the fun of it, if I have to work we’ll have a special offer for any of our Club Members who are still around th....

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Easter Feasting

April 2, 2012

Have you noticed that the date in which Easter falls varies from year to year. This is because Easter falls on the first Sunday after the Full Moon that falls on or after the Spring equinox(or Autumn equinox for us in the southern hemisphere). The equinox generally falls on March 21stand therefore Easter is always celebrated between late March and late April. I just love that the traditional time for reflection and celebration is determined by our moon and her natural phases. It is wide....

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Gotta Love Autumn

March 21, 2012

On the weekend we ordered some native plants and trees for our garden as well as seedlings for our winter vegie crop (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, parsnips, carrots, winter greens and peas). The expert down at the native nursery told us that now is the perfect time to plant because we’ve had some great rain and there’s still enough warmth in the air and soil for the plants to establish their root systems before Winter. If we leave it too late, when the warmth is all gone, then they won’....

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Running on Empty?

March 8, 2012

I attended a professional seminar early this week on stress and anxiety disorders and like many other clinics in Australia we’ve noticed a marked increase in people presenting with stress, anxiety and depression. These disorders currently affect over 400 million people around the world and in Australia one in five people will experience a mental illness in their lifetime. The World Health Organisation acknowledges that depression is already a leading cause of disability and predicts that by....

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Celebrating Mum

March 4, 2012

Mother’s Day is about celebrating and pampering our Mums. It’s about acknowledging and appreciating how nurturing, caring, loving, empowering and resilient they really are and showing our true appreciation of them for always being there for us. Spoiling and pampering is a must for Mum on Mother’s Day and gestures from the heart are all the more special because we give not only in monetary terms but we give of our time – something that we all seem to be a little short of these days. ....

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The Secret Pill that will give you a Healthy Mind and Healthy Body Discovered…

February 2, 2012

What if scientists today release news that they have found a secret pill that will: Improve aerobic fitness Enhance cognitive functioning, memory & learning Protect  against mental health issues Decrease by 60% your chance of getting Alzheimer’s  Disease Who would line up to get a bottle? I’m sure most of us would. But unfortunately there is no such magic pill that exists as yet. But there is a secret that does exist that will achieve all of the above:  It’s AEROBIC ....

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5 Quick Ways To Beat the Heat!

January 30, 2012

We’re in for a hot week and in the heat we often feel drained, fatigued and out of sorts. Here’s 5 quick ways to maintain vitality when the temperature soars… 1)Stay Hydrated: - very obvious but often overlooked. Increase your fluids on hot days to avoid lethargy. If you don’t like just plain water why not add some slices of lemon or orange, ice cubes and mint leaves – very refreshing!  Keep a jug on the kitchen bench to catch your eye as your walking past and jog your memory to....

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Are You Ready to Reach your Potential in 2012?

January 29, 2012

Well Here’s the thing... …if you keep on doing the same things, you can only expect the same results! If you want to embrace 2012 with Optimum Health, Vitality and Energy then it is up to you to choose to do things differently... and the expert team at Mammoth Health are here to help you, support you, guide you and motivate you. All you have to do is DECIDE to make the change. We have a new client at our Mammoth Health Naturopathy Clinic. She has a long-term chronic illness that has lim....

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Do You Really Know Where Your Food Comes From?

November 29, 2011

“1 hamburger contains pieces of 1000 different animals” …food for thought when you next order a Big Mac. I had the great privilege of spending last Sunday in a room with Joel Salatin. Joel is a passionate farmer from Virginia,  USA and is in Australia for a week sharing his philosophy on local food systems and the harsh reality of where our food really comes from and the cost and consequences this  is having on our health, sustainability and our connectedness with not only our food....

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An Unforgettable Experience

October 29, 2011

Isn't it such a great feeling of achievement when you rise to a challenge...  succeed in something that stretches your comfort zone; your boundaries.   I'm so excited to tell you that we completed our 7 day Larapinta trek- through the West MacDonnell ranges, near Alice Springs. And to thank all those generous people who sponsored me to take up the challenge (we raised well over $5000.00 for our Chilean women's charity, "La Leona"). And it was Awesome! We saw amazing views and s....

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Balance & Reflection

September 15, 2011

Spending nearly 3 weeks in Japan certainly has a balancing effect on a person. Not only does removing oneself totally from their normal routine and environment create a place to reflect, learn, relax and grow but being immersed in a different culture brings rich experiences that can be brought home, assimilated,  and used to enhance and enrich your own life. To lead a balanced, enriching life we all know that we must eat well and exercise… because without optimal health and energy it becom....

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Ginger Offers Chemotherapy Relief

April 29, 2011

It was reported in The Age (16/5/09) that a study has found Ginger reduced, by 40 per cent, the sick feeling of cancer patients taking chemotherapy. Julie Ryan, the study’s leading author, found that patients who took ginger with an anti-nausea drug reported improvement on the first day after chemotherapy, compared with patients who got the drug and a placebo. About 70 percent of chemotherapy patients experience nausea, even when they take anti-vomiting drugs. Ginger is one of those most am....

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An Inspirational Address

April 26, 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc&;feature=player_embedded In light of Steve Jobs recent passing I thought I’d share with you a very inspirational address he gave to the Stanford University 2005 graduation class. He shares his personal philosophy on life, work and passion… “you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your....

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Life’s an Adventure!

February 24, 2011

Yesterday afternoon we farewelled our younger daughter Molly for an adventure she has been so looking forward to. She was accepted to be part of the crew on the Young Endeavour, sailing for ten days from Williamstown to Hobart. She had been counting the months, days and then hours and it has been nothing but pure excitement on her part. She had been feeling little fear or nervousness in her anticipation but just pure excitement for the challenge of the unknown. It was so great to see and hard no....

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