Author: Mary Petherick

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Mammoth Health welcomes Dr Caleb Nontapan (BHS-Acu)

August 20, 2019

We are so excited an honoured to have Dr Caleb Nontapan (BHS-Acu) join our team. Born and raised in Geelong, Caleb has spent the last 9 years advancing his skills in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, both in Australia as well as abroad at some of the leading clinics and hospitals of the world. So what actually is Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture? Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture takes a holistic and Traditional Eastern approach to your healing where we tr....

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Saffron – a must-have for Lowered Mood

August 13, 2019

When you think of saffron, the image that often comes to mind is that beautiful, exotic spice that is expensive to buy, thus used lovingly and sparingly in cooking. However recent research has re-discovered the traditional medicinal properties of this amazing plant and shown incredible results in many areas of health, particularly mood disorders and cognitive decline. Saffron for OptimalCognitive Function An exciting area of recent research focuses on saffron and its positive impact on cognit....

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Do You Give Yourself Permission to Recover?

July 30, 2019

Did you know that Australia is now one of the nations that work the longest hours in the world? The relaxed image of the easy-going Aussie would seem a thing of the past. The pressure we feel from our workplace or family or most importantly ourselves has us continually ‘soldiering-on’ We can sometimes see ourselves as invincible and that any illness is either a weakness or a nuisance that needs to be dealt with quickly so we can get on with the important things in our lives. With this mind....

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4 Quick Way to Beat the Winter Blues

July 24, 2019

    The “Winter Blues”, also known as SAD (seasonal affective disorder) is caused by lack of sunlight. In Australia we are not subjected to the reduced daylight hours that some of our northern hemisphere friends are, but many Australians still experience lowered mood, energy and vitality during our Winter months. If reduced sunlight affects you in winter, incorporate the following tips to stay vital and happy. 1.Eat Foods To Boost Your Mood Foods rich in tryptophan ....

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Our Top-Pick Immune- Boosting Herbs

July 16, 2019

Listen to any news outlet and you will know that Australians are in the grip of the worst flu season on record. Couple this with the regular array of circulating Winter viruses and it is time to prepare ourselves with the knowledge and steps to take in the face of a viral attack. First Line of Defence – Act Fast with our Immune “Top Guns” Our first step in our plan of attack is to stimulate and support our immune system (which is working overtime), with key herbs and nutrients to help fi....

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“Horror Year for Flu”

July 9, 2019

Back in August 2017 the first line of my weekly blog went as follows… ‘Australians are in the midst of the worst flu outbreak on record in 2017!’ But listen to any news outlet or read any newspaper and you will know that 2019 has surpassed 2017 and is the “horror year for flu” in Australia (Sunday Age July 7,2019). The peak flu period is typically September and October, but already it has been reported that more 25,000 have caught the virus in Victoria alone (Herald Sun July 7, ....

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Are You Brain Fatigued?

July 3, 2019

The organs with the most ‘energy-hungry’ cells will be the first to feel the brunt of an energy crisis. Thus our brain is the first to feel the effects of low energy. Our brain only makes up 2% of our body weight but uses 20% of our energy. No wonder when we are fatigued the things we notice are brain fog, poor memory, impaired word recall and decreased executive function. We know that stress is a leading ‘energy-zapper’ and it leads to systemic inflammation throughout the body. Chro....

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Did Someone Say SALE…?

June 25, 2019

For 3 days only Mammoth Health is holding it’s only sale for the Year…  and this year it’s going to be fun! This Thursday (27th June) Friday (28th June) and Saturday (29th June) join us to Roll the Dice and Win the percentage rolled off your total Purchase   Roll a 2:     Get 10% off your total purchase Roll a 3:     Get 11% off your total purchase Roll a 4:     Get 12% off your total purchase Roll a 5:     Get 13% off your total purchase Roll a 6:     Get 14% ....

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So what do the good bugs in your gut like to eat?

June 18, 2019

We know that diversity is one key parameter of a healthy microbiome. Simply having a large variety of bacterial species is beneficial to overall health. And studies done by Professor Rob Knight show that the number of different types of plant food you eat will increase your microbiome diversity. In order to grow beneficial and diverse bacteria the right types of foods need to be consumed. These foods are often called ‘prebiotics’. Prebiotics have long been recognised as a valuable source....

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Our Top 4 Nutrient Energisers

June 11, 2019

The change in temperature and seasons can often affect energy. Many people are coming in-store complaining of lowered energy and if you are wanting to get an ‘edge’ and gain optimum energy and vitality levels this Winter there are particular nutrients the body uses to produce energy. Supplementing with these could be the key to maintaining peak energy levels over winter. The ‘energy factories’ of our cells are called mitochondria and this is where our body generates the energy (ATP) i....

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How to Develop your Personal Winter Protocol

May 29, 2019

With this sudden cold blast that has struck in the past week, our thoughts turn to preparing ourselves for the Winter months ahead. The World Health Organisation influenza centre in Australia has warned the number of flu cases here is the highest in 20 years (Herald Sun, 26-5-19). With the official flu season starting only this week, it is concerning that already 51,000 cases have been officially reported. Here at Mammoth Health we too have noticed an unusually high influx of clients and pat....

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Will you thrive this Winter?

May 28, 2019

Only four more sleeps and we Welcome Winter! We have certainly experienced an artic blast this week, and for many the dark mornings and evenings, cold and often rainy and blustery days are not something to look forward to. But on the bright side… tis the season of open fires, scarves, hats & gloves, slow-cooked casseroles, curries and warming soups & stews. It’s time to embrace the cooler months by taking time to nourish our bodies with seasonal, wholesome meals and nourish our....

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Our Top 4 Must-Haves for Amazing Energy

May 15, 2019

The change in temperature and seasons can often affect energy. Many people are coming in-store complaining of lowered energy and if you are wanting to get an ‘edge’ and gain optimum energy and vitality levels this Winter there are particular nutrients the body uses to produce energy. Supplementing with these could be the key to maintaining peak energy levels over winter. The ‘energy factories’ of our cells are called mitochondria and this is where our body generates the energy (ATP) i....

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Mother’s Day Give Away

May 7, 2019

We have a beautiful Free Gift to give away this week in the lead up to Mother’s Day. Spend $85 or more on any skincare, hair care or Inika Organic makeup range and receive a gorgeous Inika Lip Serum and Canvas Beauty Case to reward yourself or pamper your Mum. The Inika Lip Serum is a luxurious and intensely replenishing formula for soft, nourished lips. This Lip Serum boasts a beautiful blend of healing and regenerating Rosehip Oil and Sea Buckthorn, softening Shea Butter, antioxidant-....

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Your Invitation

May 1, 2019

Have you noticed that you can’t eat the foods you used to be able to without some sort of reaction – bloating, excess flatulence, stomach pain, diarrhoea or constipation or both? That foods you were able to eat for years are suddenly causing you grief? That once you take that food out of your diet you are fine, and then suddenly, in no time, there’s another food you start reacting to? Well you are not alone. This scenario is becoming more common as more and more people present to us wit....

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A Gut Feeling… How the state of your gut affects how you feel

April 23, 2019

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

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Your Gut Health – Just the Tip of the Iceberg

April 16, 2019

The Gut and microbiome has certainly been an area of focus in both the medical world, the naturopathic world and the media in recent years as hundreds of millions of dollars is being forwarded to research in how the state of our microbiome affects our health or, in many cases, ill-health. And for good reason… the future is exciting for both the prevention and treatment of innumerable health conditions as Science finally recognises a connection between chronic disease and gut dysbiosis, whic....

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How You Can Harness the Power of Kitchen Pharmacy

April 9, 2019

Making your own herbal medicines can be a very enjoyable and empowering experience. 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. By learning some basic old traditional techniques about herbal medicine you can take control of your health ....

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How Medicinal Mushrooms can Help Your Immunity

April 2, 2019

The use of mushrooms in a therapeutic capacity dates back thousands of years across many cultures throughout the world including Europe, China and Japan. In fact the same mushrooms that are recorded in Ancient Chinese herbal texts from 200AD are still in use today. The Magical properties of Medicinal mushrooms Medicinal mushrooms contain many biologically active compounds which can positively enhance our wellness. However of these compounds, the polysaccharide (in particular beta-glucans) are ....

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How to Prepare for Great Winter Health

March 26, 2019

Autumn is finally upon us and our good friend Kirsten, from Casuarina Farm, describes Autumn as a ‘season of change and letting go. Many trees let their leaves fall understanding and embracing the notion that a time of rest is approaching. As full bloom has passed, it is now a wonderful time to nurture and support your body in preparation for Winter’. Being biodynamic farmers Kirsten and Adrian really understand the cycles of nature as their whole philosophy is working with our beautiful ea....

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Kid’s Health & Immunity

March 19, 2019

Ensuring your child gets the right nutrients so they can grow and flourish is at the forefront of any parent’s mind. All children need certain nutrients to thrive as they go through their stages of growth and development.  However during these developing years, children are particularly susceptible to infections due to their maturing immune systems. The most common conditions that affect the immune systems of children include allergies (such as asthma, rhinitis and eczema), bacterial infe....

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Gut Instinct – Decoding Gut-Healing Nutrients

March 12, 2019

A common scenario I see all too often is people experiencing “gut issues” that are exacerbated after eating certain foods. Typically, it starts with one food and then gradually more and more foods are causing symptoms. If you are experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms of bloating, reflux, flatulence, food sensitivities and discomfort, then one of the first things we look to do is nourish and soothe an inflamed and irritated gut lining. The condition of the gut wall is important for good ....

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Foods to Eat for Great Gut Health

March 4, 2019

Did you know that in as little as twenty-four hours, the food you eat can be changing your resident gut microbiota? Most of you will now know that diversity is one key parameter of a healthy gut microbiome. Simply having a large variety of different bacterial species is beneficial to overall health. Studies done by Professor Rob Knight show that there’s a major link between the number of different types of plant food you eat and the diversity of your gut bacteria or microbiome. Another ke....

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Strong Body-Strong Mind

February 26, 2019

I’m a huge believer in the mind body connection, that the power of our mind and our mindset has an influence on the physiology of our body. Conversely, I also believe that a strong body influences the state of our mind, our mood, our thinking and our choices. For example over the Festive season and Summer months it is wonderful to celebrate with family and friends with festive foods and alcohol; to relax our routines and to rest and rejuvenate. But now, the end of February when we are all ....

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Vegan Easy: My Top 5 Tips for Going Vegan

February 19, 2019

There’s been a huge interest and shift towards a vegan diet in our community. A vegan diet is one that is plant-based and excludes the use of animal products. This mean excluding meat, fish, chicken, eggs, dairy, honey or anything other animal-derived products such as gelatine. Other products avoided by vegans include fur, leather, wool, beeswax as well as cosmetics, personal care or household products that have been tested on animals or contain animal products. A vegan diet can be very ....

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How To Reclaim Your Female Mojo

February 12, 2019

With Valentine’s Day approaching, and the romantic traditions that surround this celebrated day, I thought I’d share with you how to reclaim your female mojo with the amazing benefits and actions of one of my favourite women’s herbs – Shatavari. 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 “to possess a hundred husbands....

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The Top 6 Nutrients for Gut Cleanse & Repair

February 5, 2019

Gut and digestive complaints are a common health issue we see in-store and in our Naturopathic clinics daily. And this means it is a widespread health problem for many in our community. Whilst many have resigned to the fact that their symptoms are just a part of life, a simple gut cleanse and repair including simple lifestyle and dietary changes can be the difference between living with compromising symptoms or living a life symptom-free, with optimum health, energy and vitality. So if you a....

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Back to School Checklist

January 29, 2019

Now’s a great time to take stock of your child’s health needs as they settle back into their school routine. Ensuring your child gets the right nutrients so they can grow and thrive is at the forefront of any parent’s mind. All children need certain nutrients to thrive as they go through their stages of growth and development. But children are different and so their requirements for certain nutrients may differ if they experience some of the following common health issues. School jitters ....

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Hope for Allergy Sufferers

January 22, 2019

Today I would like to share with you the amazing story of Amy Smith, who has joined our team as a consulting Naturopath in the Mammoth Health Wellness Clinic. Amy has amazing insight, expertise and passion for the healing powers of herbal and nutritional medicine. And many who have experienced her healing wisdom will attest to her very special gift. When Amy was just nineteen-years-old she reached a pinnacle point in her life, where the normal functioning of her body drastically changed. ....

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Do New Year’s Resolutions Work?

January 15, 2019

I see a lot of New Year’s resolutions, goal setting and aspirations for the New Year. And like you, at the start of each year, I also think about how I’m going to be a better, healthier version of myself. I think about how I can achieve a little more balance with my life, not stress the small stuff so much, and try to live my daily life aligned to those things that are important to me. I also see a lot of “gurus” undermine New Years resolutions… tell people that you don’t have to ....

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Diets Don’t Work! So What Does?

January 8, 2019

If you have followed me long enough you will know I’m not a big believer of diets (unless of course you have a diagnosed condition such as coeliac disease or fructose malabsorption etc). Diets set us up to fail because they are not sustainable over a life time. Removing foods forever is a big ask and very difficult for the mindset. I can’t imagine to be told to never again indulge in chocolate or freshly baked sourdough bread or a magnificent pasta dish. Whilst our intentions, motivation, ....

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Liver Support is Critical Now

January 2, 2019

It’s inevitable… that this the time of year your liver will need extra support. It’s the time of year that we tend to over-indulge in alcohol and festive foods that we wouldn’t normally eat. It’s the season for festivity, feasting and celebrating with friends and family. With the recent Christmas eating and New Year’s Eve celebrations our liver is being assaulted with an added array of toxins (alcohol, rich, fatty foods and sugars). It’s on “detox overload” busy rendering the a....

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On the 1st Day Of Christmas

December 24, 2018

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 thi....

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On the 2nd Day of Christmas

December 23, 2018

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 of t....

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On the 3rd Day of Christmas

December 22, 2018

On the 3rd Day of Christmas… Stay Energised The Festive 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 Festive Season consider supplementing with the following. Vitamin B Complex: when we are under pressure and ....

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On the 4th Day of Christmas

December 21, 2018

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. It is impossible to avoid acid production in the body, as acids are produced as part of regula....

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On the 5th Day of Christmas

December 19, 2018

On the 5th Day of Christmas… Cook up a Storm   For the past 18 years I have been making Mammoth’s famous Christmas Festive Cake. I love making the Festive Cakes because they look so impressive, taste sensational and are ridiculously easy to make. I throw all the ingredients together whilst I’m cooking dinner and throw it in the oven whilst we are eating. If they last long enough they make wonderful gifts for those who haven’t the time or inclination to cook. Just a quic....

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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, of which both are dehydrating. So it’s vital we keep hydrated and make a conscious effort to keep our fluids up. Keep a glass of water or water bottle on your desk or kitchen bench to sip throughout the day. Include a herbal tea or two throughout the afternoon to remain hydrated, alert. Adequate fluid intake will help prevent you feeling tired and assist your detoxifying or....

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On the 7th Day of Christmas

December 18, 2018

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 Festive Season. Living life at a bullet pace can eventually leaves us worn out and often has implications for our health. If we don....

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On the 8th Day of Christmas

December 17, 2018

On the 8th Day of Christmas… 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 hey… it’s 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 safely excrete from the body. The problem is if we bo....

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On the 9th Day of Christmas

December 16, 2018

On the 9th Day of Xmas… 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, relieve stress 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 are indisputable. So if we know this why aren’t w....

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On the 10th Day of Christmas

December 15, 2018

On the 10th 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 have cooked the Christmas pudding – and I particularly love this ritual. I do ....

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On the 11th Day of Christmas

December 14, 2018

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 increasing pressure in our lives. One of the most important building blocks of vitality resides in the healing powe....

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On the 12th Day of Christmas

December 13, 2018

Welcome to our 12 Days of Xmas “Festive Season Survive and Thrive” campaign. Back by popular demand, 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 Festive Season. And to kick off the Festive Season we are Celebrating in-store this evening with our Annual Christmas Event. This year we’ve planned lots of fun with nibbles and bubbles as you shop and our “Roll the Dice” with every purchase… looking ....

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Christmas Invitation

December 11, 2018

Wow What a year it has been! For many of you, it has been a year of turmoil, stress, disappointment and grief. For some, a year of success, happiness, joy and contentment. Of course for most of us it’s a been a mixture of these as we plod through each day just trying to do our best. No matter how your year has unfolded, at this time, I love to bring the Mammoth family together just for a short period to pause, reconnect and celebrate the year in all its success & failings. And so our A....

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Stay Energised this Festive Season

December 4, 2018

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 Festive season consider supplementing with the following. Vitamin B Complex When we are under pressure and stress our requirement for the B-group vitamins (as ....

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Our Top Tips to Thrive in the Season of Excess

November 23, 2018

The Festive Season is just about upon us which means the season of excess. For many, the weeks leading to Christmas and into the New Year are filled with lots of social functions to attend. Which are fun of course but it also often means more exposure (and eating of) festive foods which are generally laden with yummy fat, sugar & salt. Couple this with increased alcohol or soft drink intake and we very soon tip over into excess eating and craving for more of this food. Now I’m the firs....

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Keeping Stress in Check

November 20, 2018

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 Festive 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 a....

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Optimising Brain Health

November 13, 2018

I speak a lot about adaptogenic herbs – these are the beautiful herbs that protect our nervous system and adrenal glands especially when we are exposed to acute or prolonged stress. However today I want to talk about the beautiful nervine herbs and in particular the nervines that not only calm our nervous system but help keep our brain calm, focused and alert. It seems poignant, with Christmas just six weeks away and with many of us feeling tired and weary, and yet knowing we still need to....

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Last Chance to Grab your Seat

November 5, 2018

Join us this Wednesday evening as we share with you the latest research and understanding on hormone metabolism, neurotransmitter production and function, nutrient metabolism required for normal brain function and development, learning, memory, sleep, anxiety and depression. Personalised Medicine is the way of the future and a revolutionary tool that assists with individualised treatment protocols tailored specifically for you according to your very own genetic blueprint. This seminar is f....

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A Special Invitation

November 1, 2018

Have you ever wondered why your friend gets amazing results from different vitamins and supplements and you don’t? Or how certain foods and ‘diets’ work for your partner but not for you? Or why you are prone mood to variations such as anxiety and depression or consistently experience lowered energy, lowered immunity or lowered metabolism? Mammoth Health extends an invitation to have an open conversation about Personalised Medicine and how advances in genetic testing now mean we can dete....

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The Age of Personalised Medicine has Arrived

October 30, 2018

Each of us is unique and our health and wellness can be directly affected by our individual, inherent differences as well as diet, lifestyle choices and the environment we live in. Instead of using a one-size-fits-all approach, Personalized Medicine allows our practitioners to tailor treatment protocols to you specifically, so you achieve more positive outcomes. While the tailoring of treatment to patients has always been a fundamental feature of functional and complementary medicine, advanc....

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Reminder… Last Chance to Register

October 15, 2018

  Join us for our Free information Evening in-store this coming Thursday October 18th at 6pm, to learn about the simple formula for creating long-lasting change and living with great energy and vitality. Mary and David will share with you the common barriers that we all face when we are trying to introduce healthy habits. They will explore negative thought patterns, lack of motivation, lack of time and energy and how the feeling of overwhelm and clutter both physically and mental....

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Building Resilience and get Healthy and Happy

October 14, 2018

Building your resilience doesn’t mean that you will never experience setbacks or disappointments – but it will make it much more likely that you will be able to get yourself up, dust yourself off and get moving forward again. In the lead up to our Free Information session this Thursday evening in-store at 6pm Mary and David take some time out to discuss how to build resilience to live a Happy and Healthy life Listen Here to David and Mary talking about the notion of ‘resilience....

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Unlock the Secret to Living Your Best Life

October 9, 2018

It’s easy to spot those living a life of passion and purpose – they are the ones full of energy, vitality and enthusiasm. They’ve identified what is important to them, what inspires them, what gives them meaning and purpose and they have aligned these values with how they live each day. For many of us though, life has lost its lustre and the busyness of our everyday and the stress, anxiety and a lack of balance is often an underlying factor. We’ve lost sight of what’s important to u....

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Energy, not Time, is the New Currency

September 28, 2018

Most of us are time poor, with lots to do and not enough time to do it all We all have 24 hours in a day, so how is it that some people seem to have the time to do  the things that are important to them, never seem rushed, frazzled and exhausted and when they are with you they are very ‘present’. Yet others rush through their days, not really living in the present as their focus is not what they are doing right now, but on the next thing. Thus, they are in fact skimming through life, no....

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Free Giveaway

September 25, 2018

  Today is give away day where we have a free ebook especially for you, a valued member of our Mammoth tribe. The Mammoth Health Naturopaths have put together a free ebook on the Secrets to Successful Detoxing. You can download your copy here. I also thought we’d change it up today and instead of writing I thought it would be fun to have a chat to you about the concept of resetting our bodies so we can move forward in a healthy way. So take some time to stop & relax, grab ....

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Summer may seem far away but now is the time to prepare

September 17, 2018

With Spring just beginning, it may seem strange to be thinking about Summer already but now is the time to prepare, commit and create some new healthy habits and rituals. In preparation for the busiest time of year, including the madness, mayhem and fun of the festive season it is a good idea to cleanse, detox and reset after a long Winter now. It’s the perfect time to make a change and reset for Summer It’s about this time of year, with the promise of warmer weather on the way, that many....

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Are You on Toxin-Overload?

September 11, 2018

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 to be deficie....

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Spring Resolutions

September 3, 2018

Spring has well and truly sprung and there is clearly a shift in energy, outlook and mindset. After a long, cold Winter and with glimpses of sunny Spring weather appearing, for many, thoughts (and actions) are turning towards a transition to a healthier body and thus a healthier mind. During Winter, we inherently gravitate to more dense, hearty meals which may mean a tendency to over-do delicious carbohydrates and sweet treats. If you have become dependent on comfort food during the coole....

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Could You Benefit from CoQ10?

August 28, 2018

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) must be one of my favourite nutrient supplements because it is essential for so many mechanisms of action in the body. It is mostly known for its role in energy production and I believe good energy levels are the foundation of good physical health and good mental health. It is generally referred to as ‘ubiquinone’ due to its ubiquitous nature throughout the body, and has been used as a therapeutic supplement for more than 30 years. Whilst small amounts of CoQ10 are ava....

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How’s Your Thyroid?

July 27, 2018

Your thyroid gland regulates your metabolism so if there are any disruptions to normal functioning of your thyroid, many processes in the body are disrupted. Thyroid disruption affects both physical and mental processes so both your mind & mood as well as your body are affected. Thyroid problems can develop from: 1. Stress Stress produces cortisol’s which affect thyroid hormone production. 2.Genetic predisposition You can be genetically predisposed to thyroid conditions so it i....

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Keeping it Regular

July 26, 2018

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 h....

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

If you are unfortunate enough to suffer from IBS you are not alone. It is estimated that 1 in 5 Australians will suffer from the condition at some time in their lives. Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is a disorder of the bowel characterised by abdominal pain and changes in bowel habits (eg diarrhoea or constipation or a combination of both). Other symptoms include bloating, flatulence, mucus present in the stools, nausea and a feeling of incomplete evacuation. None of these symptoms are e....

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The Lost Art of Convalescence

I like to talk about the idea of convalescence this time of year as we see so many people suffering from ongoing viruses, coughs and colds that take many weeks to resolve. Did you know that Australia is now one of the nations that work the longest hours in the world? The relaxed image of the easy-going Aussie would seem a thing of the past. The pressure we feel from our workplace or family or most importantly ourselves has us continually ‘soldiering-on’  We see ourselves as invincible and ....

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Do You Have a Touch of the Winter Blues?

July 24, 2018

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

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Gastro Care

July 20, 2018

Have you suffered from “gastro” recently, or know someone that has. Well you are not alone. There has been a spike in gastroenteritis infections of late. Gastroenteritis (or ‘gastro’) is commonly caused by viral infections and results in vomiting and diarrhoea. They are very easily spread from person to person. Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, fever, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, headache and muscle aches. Symptoms can take between one and three days to develop and usually last ....

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How’s Your Blood Pressure?

July 4, 2018

According to the Australian Foundation 32% of Australians have High Blood pressure. A normal blood pressure reading is 120/80. For every 20 point increase in your Blood Pressure reading (i.e. the systolic/top number) you double your risk of cardiovascular disease. So if your blood pressure has elevated to 140 points then you double your risk of getting cardiovascular disease. So obviously the aim in keeping your blood pressure low is important. Are you a “Napper”? A research study of nearl....

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What Do Your Eyes Reveal About You?

June 25, 2018

Your eyes may reveal much more about your health than you ever expected. Iridologists see the eyes as “windows” into the body’s state of health. They look at the patterns and markings of the iris and examine its nerve fibres looking for any change in colour or shape that might reflect the health of any one part of the body. This mapping of the iris can be a great tool to help identify a person’s susceptibility to certain illnesses, reflect past medical problems or predict future ....

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Mushroom Magic

June 20, 2018

The use of mushrooms in a therapeutic capacity dates back thousands of years across many cultures throughout the world including Europe, China and Japan. In fact the same mushrooms that are recorded in Ancient Chinese herbal texts from 200AD are still in use today. Medicinal mushrooms contain many biologically active compounds which can positively enhance our wellness. However of these compounds, the polysaccharide (in particular beta-glucans) are the most widespread and appear to be the most....

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Announcing our Winter Wellness Week

June 13, 2018

Mammoth Health’s Winter Wellness Week Monday 25th June – Friday 29th June Enjoy a whole week of Winter Wellness professional advice, ideas, tastings, Health Mapping, Testing & Wellness Support to help you Thrive this Winter Mammoth Health invites you to a week-long Wellness Fest. Every day we will focus on a specific theme where you can pop in-store and take some time to slow down, connect, sample and ask questions about your Winter wellbeing. And you can take advantage of our free....

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Live Better this Winter

June 4, 2018

Maintaining good health over winter can be challenging for many. The colder weather often brings many concerns – anything from colds and flu’s to chapped skin and the winter blues. So how can you spend the cooler months with optimum energy and vitality? I want to share with you some ideas you can embrace to not only survive but thrive this winter. Let’s Get Excited about Winter Some people love the cooler months and embrace winter as it is their favourite time of year. Others, on the oth....

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Thriving this Winter

May 29, 2018

Only three more sleeps and we Welcome Winter! And for many the dark mornings and evenings, cold and often rainy and blustery days are not something to look forward to. But on the bright side… tis the season of open fires, scarves, hats & gloves, slow-cooked casseroles & curries and warming soups & stews. It’s time to embrace the cooler months by taking time to nourish our bodies with seasonal, wholesome meals and nourish our connections with people by sharing these meal....

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Are you Living a Life of Purpose and Passion

May 23, 2018

In our industry educating, prescribing, and imparting professional knowledge is what we do to promote change and help people to get well. And whilst it is so very important to get the correct information, and the latest research and professional advice, there is still something amiss. Because although we are getting great results with helping people restore their health when they become unwell, we’re often not getting long-term, sustainable results. And this is reflected in our Healt....

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Our Top 4 Nutrient Energisers

May 16, 2018

The change in temperature and seasons can often affect energy. Many people are coming in-store complaining of lowered energy and if you are wanting to get an ‘edge’ and gain optimum energy and vitality levels this Winter there are particular nutrients the body uses to produce energy. Supplementing with these could be the key to maintaining peak energy levels over winter. The ‘energy factories’ of our cells are called mitochondria and this is where our body generates the energy (ATP) i....

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Are You Prepared for an Amazing Winter?

May 11, 2018

With this sudden cold blast, our thoughts turn to preparing ourselves for Winter. Media reports are predicting that it will be the coldest on record and already we have noticed a high influx of clients and patients with colds, flu, gastro and viruses! So I chatted to Kate Loftus, one Mammoth’s consulting Naturopaths, and I’d like to share with you her amazing insights, expertise and passion for the healing powers of natural medicine and healthy lifestyle practices. This time of year, Kat....

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Sleep is Sacred

April 30, 2018

If you did not have a good sleep last night, join the queue. It seems Australians are suffering from chronic tiredness and it’s getting worse, rather than better, The Australian “Sleep Health Foundation” found that 1 in 3 Australians admitted to experiencing poor sleep which negatively impacted their waking life (RN Economics of Sleep Podcast: 19/1/17). Interestingly, ten years ago statistics showed 1 in 4 admitting to this problem which indicates poor sleep and the ramifications on our ....

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Get Ready for Winter Now

April 18, 2018

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 nursery told us that now is the ideal time to plant because 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’t get a chance to establish themsel....

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INIKA Organic Launch

April 11, 2018

We are excited to launch the Beautiful INIKA Organic Makeup range to Mammoth Health. After lots of research we have finally introduced in-store, the most beautiful Organic make-up range. INIKA organics is the healthiest makeup brand we’ve seen that actually works. Over the years we have tried and tested many different makeup brands and whilst their ingredients have been wonderful they just didn’t perform in the makeup stakes. INIKA is in a class of its own. An Australian company that ....

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Solving the Ever-Growing Problem of Intolerances and Allergies

April 5, 2018

Allergies are considered one of the fastest growing chronic diseases in Australia where it is estimated more than 20% of the population suffers from food intolerance or allergy. By 2050 it is expected that this will rise a further 70% affecting around 7.7 Australians. Symptoms can range from typical hay fever symptoms of excessive mucous production, sneezing, runny nose, itchy nose & throat & watery eyes, to digestive disorders, to eczema and asthma. Regardless of the cause, be ....

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The Tradition of Making Hot X Buns

March 27, 2018

I think in our fast-paced, time-poor lifestyles, food traditions are starting to get lost. So about fifteen years ago I decided to start a new food tradition in our family – making hot cross buns on Good Friday. My girls were younger then so were around to enjoy the tradition and I hope they will always be able to lovingly recall the heady waft of cinnamon and mixed spice filling the kitchen. I remember cutting out this recipe from the The Age’s Epicure section and it’s with pride I ....

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Are Probiotics the new Multi’s?

March 14, 2018

Supplementing with probiotics can influence the composition of our whole microbiome. They positively alter the microbiome environment and encourage the proliferation of what is now dubbed our “core” bacterial strains. Exciting research is also revealing that healthy people have a diverse variety of microbiota and conversely a reduction in this microbiota diversity is linked to diseases such as obesity, insulin resistance, inflammation and bowel disease. Interestingly data suggests that t....

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Reclaim Your Excitement for Life

February 27, 2018

To lead a balanced, enriching life we all know that we must eat well and exercise… because both exercise and eating well creates energy and if we don’t have enough energy it becomes a struggle to just get through the day much less live our best life. It is equally important that for energy replenishment and living a purposeful life that we create ‘space’ in our lives… generate times to stop, relax, reflect and reconnect with nature. For most of us therein lies the greatest challe....

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Announcing our 2018 “Gut-Instinct” Seminar Series

February 20, 2018

The Gut and microbiome Is certainly a hot topic in both the medical world, the naturopathic world and the media as hundreds of millions of dollars is being forwarded to research  in how the state of our microbiome affects our health or in many cases, ill-health. And for good reason… the future is exciting for both the prevention and treatment of innumerable health conditions as Science finally recognises a connection between chronic disease and gut dysbiosis, which supports the core ph....

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Strong Body, Strong Mind

February 13, 2018

I’m a huge believer in the mind body connection, that the power of our mind and our mindset has an influence on the physiology of our body. Conversely, I also believe that a strong body influences the state of our mind, our mood, our thinking and our choices. For example over the Christmas and festive season it is wonderful to celebrate with family and friends with festive foods and alcohol; to relax our routines and to rest and rejuvenate. But come the end of January and start of Februa....

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Are You Ready to Make a Change?

January 30, 2018

“I’m sick of feeling like this” is a common mantra I hear this time of year. And to be honest I’ve found myself utter those same words. What we are really sick of is the extended festive indulging and the way it is making us feel. Now is the time to make a change. If you want to embrace 2018 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 mo....

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Diets Don’t Work! So What Does?

January 17, 2018

If you have followed me long enough you will know I’m not a big believer of diets (unless of course you have a diagnosed condition such as coeliac disease or fructose malabsorption etc). Diets set us up to fail because they are not sustainable over a life time. Removing foods forever is a big ask and very difficult for the mindset. I can’t imagine to be told to never again indulge in chocolate or Christmas pudding or fresh bread or a magnificent pasta dish. Whilst our intentions, motiv....

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5 Quick & Healthy Ways to Beat the Heat

January 10, 2018

The mercury is set to rise over the next few days and in the heat we can often feel drained, fatigued and out of sorts. Here's 5 quick and healthy ways to maintain vitality when the temperature soars... 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 or your desk to catch your ....

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Goals & Aspirations for 2018

January 2, 2018

So 2018 is here and a happy New Year to all of you both here in Australia and around the world. We hope 2018 is a wonderful and joyous year for you all. As most of us do at this time of year we have been giving some thought to what 2018 might hold for us and thinking about our goals and aspirations for the year ahead. We are drawn to the notion of simplifying, slowing down and spending more time in the garden cultivating our fruit trees and veggie garden and planting some raspberry vines so ....

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Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas

December 19, 2017

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 festive season with your family and friends… even if it ju....

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Stay Energised this Festive Season

December 12, 2017

The Festive 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 Festive season consider supplementing with the following. Vitamin B Complex: when we are under pressure and stress our requirement for the B-group vitam....

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Mammoth’s Famous Festive Cake

December 3, 2017

For the past 16 years I have been making Mammoth’s famous Christmas Festive Cake. I have made one especially for you to try at our In-store Christmas Party tonight. I so hope you can make it… bubbles will be served from 5pm... and we may have a visit from a very special guest! For more details on tonight’s celebration and your invitation Click Here I love making the Festive Cakes because they look so impressive.  They are so easy to make and they taste delicious. They also make gre....

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Christmas Invitation

Wow What a year it has been! For many of you, it has been a year of turmoil, stress, disappointment and grief. For some, a year of success, happiness, joy and contentment. Of course for most of us it's a been a mixture of these as we plod through each day just trying to do our best. No matter how your year has unfolded, at this time,  I love to bring the Mammoth family together just for a short period to pause, reconnect and celebrate the year in all its success & failings. And so our A....

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My Tips to Thrive in the Season of Excess

November 27, 2017

The Festive Season is just about upon us which means the season of excess. For many, the weeks leading to Christmas and into the New Year are filled with lots of social functions to attend. Which are fun of course but it also often means more exposure (and eating of) festive foods which are generally laden with yummy fat, sugar & salt.  Couple this with increased alcohol or soft drink intake and we very soon tip over into excess eating and craving for more of this food. Now I’m ....

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Keeping Stress in Check

November 21, 2017

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 Festive  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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Food as Medicine for Happy Hormones

October 20, 2017

In our teens and early 20’s our bodies are building foundational health that sets us up for life-long health. Ideally, the aim is to begin adult life with a great foundation… fantastic bone health, mental health, hormone health, immune health and with luscious skin, hair and nails. Emerging adulthood is a time when the body is active and the mind is also very active with a great capacity for learning and experiencing new things. Consequently both the mind and body needs great nutrition t....

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Hormonal Harmony

It’s difficult to know what a normal cycle is, especially when so many young women experience symptoms throughout their cycle. Just because these symptoms are common doesn’t mean they are normal… on the contrary! Pre-menstrual symptoms are actually an alert to us that our hormones are out of “whack”. And this is where, with a little knowledge and awareness, we can re-balance these hormones so you can live a much more harmony-filled and balanced life. How’s Your Cycle? Do you or you....

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Secret Women’s Business 2017

October 18, 2017

Mammoth Health’s Annual Secret Women’s Business Thursday 16th November, 5.30pm – 7.30pm Celebrate in 2017 with a MOTHER-DAUGHTER Evening for Mothers and Daughters of All ages Mammoth Health extends an invitation to have an open conversation about hormones… a topic which sometimes can be difficult to approach. This Evening is designed ideally for Mums & Daughters to attend together but of course we all know that this not always possible. So if you are a Mother with a daughter i....

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Are You Over Candida?

Candidiasis is a general term for yeast and fungal infections, most commonly caused by several species of Candida, the most predominant being Candida albicans. We commonly call genital/vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) as “thrush” or “yeast infection” and it is a common infection that occurs when there is an overgrowth of the yeast, Candida. It is important to remember that Candida is always present in and on the body in small amounts and does not cause symptoms. It is when an imbalance occ....

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Toxic OverLoad

September 25, 2017

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 to be deficient in ....

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Are you Determined to Change Your Life?

Are you Determined to Change Your Life? Well Jamie was… and this is his incredible story. At the end of April this year, Jamie returned from Bali and decided he was ready to make a change in his life and lose weight. Jamie is 58 years old and his beautiful 3 year old granddaughter was his inspiration to become fitter and lighter. Jamie and some of his work mates already had a regular weekly training session with Natalie Mensch from My Fitness Boutique but with his new goal, and wi....

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Vitality Challenge 2017

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 the long 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 all carrying a toxic load! Any health....

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Healthy Body – Healthy Mind

September 13, 2017

After a long, cold Winter and with glimpses of Spring appearing, for many, thoughts are turning towards a transition to a healthier body and thus a healthier mind. Our mind is intrinsically linked to the health of our body. If you have become dependent on comfort food during the cooler months which is full of sugar, unhealthy fats and high salt, then every cell of your body has been fed these less then optimal foods resulting in suboptimal performance. This also includes your brain cells which m....

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Gastro Care

September 5, 2017

Have you suffered from “gastro” recently, or know someone that has. Well you are not alone. There has been a spike in gastroenteritis infections of late. Gastroenteritis (or ‘gastro’) is commonly caused by viral or bacterial infections and results in vomiting and/or diarrhoea. They are very easily spread from person to person. Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, fever, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, headache and muscle aches. Symptoms can take between one and three days to develop and....

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Worst flu season on record

August 29, 2017

Australians are in the midst of the  worst flu outbreak on record in 2017! Listen to any news outlet and you will know that we are in the grip of the worst flu season on record. A single strain of flu is usually the cause of outbreaks, but this year we have been hit with 4 strains: two types of influenza A and two types of influenza B strains. According to Dr Vicky Sheppeard, NSW Health’s Director of Communicable Diseases, ‘the high levels of flu strains circulating in the community i....

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Foods for Mood

July 17, 2017

Life is too short not to be happy… but unfortunately anxiety, lowered mood and depression inhibit many to fully enjoy life’s pleasures. The “Winter blues” also known as SAD (seasonal affective disorder) is caused by lack of sunlight and can affect some people during the colder months. The good news is that there are specific nutrients found in certain foods that can boost your mood naturally… 1. Omega 3 essential fatty acids are crucial in aiding the transmission of nerve impulses....

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Nip Hayfever in the Gut

July 12, 2017

Hay fever and allergy symptoms are a typical response to harmless substances such as pollens from trees, grasses and weeds that makes the immune system believe it is a harmful invader. The allergens trigger production of the antibody immunoglobulin E (IgE). This immune reaction stimulates release of histamine, causing inflammation and swelling of the nasal passages along with excessive mucus production and other symptoms such as sneezing, itching nose and throat, watery eyes and a clear, runny n....

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Are you Getting enough Iron?

Iron is involved in numerous physiological processes. The primary function of iron in the body is to support the formation of healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen around the body so it can be used to produce ATP (adenosine triphosphate) or cellular energy. This is why, if we are low in iron, we often feel tired. However, many people do not consume adequate amounts of iron in their diets or their digestive system is compromised so iron is not readily absorbed by the body. The most vulner....

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The Lost Art of Convalescence

Did you know that Australia is now one of the nations that work the longest hours in the world? The relaxed image of the easy-going Aussie would seem a thing of the past. The pressure we feel from our workplace or family or most importantly ourselves has us continually ‘soldiering-on’  We see ourselves as invincible and that any illness is either a weakness or a nuisance that needs to be dealt with quickly so we can get on with the important things in our lives. And as a result we do not al....

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Cough Relief

We are currently seeing lots of people in-store with coughs. They are either a ‘wet, chesty’ cough associated with a cold or flu virus. Or a persistent ‘dry’ cough that has been hanging around for a few weeks following a bout of cold or flu. This is the annoying and unproductive cough that often gets worse at night and can be very debilitating. Our Treatment Philosophy When treating coughs associated with colds and flu we need to look at not only herbs that are antiseptic to the lungs ....

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Winter Blues

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

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Immune-Boosting Foods

July 10, 2017

There are “germs” everywhere and we are exposed to them every day. Because our immune systems generally work efficiently these germs generally don’t manifest as viruses. However there are factors that do affect and compromise our immune system making it more susceptible to viral attack. Namely, emotional stress from relationships or work demands, poor food choices, lack of exercise, poor sleep and a general lack of ‘balance’ in our lives. Because most of us do live very busy and full....

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It’s Terminator Time

July 3, 2017

The cold blast has seen both an onslaught of acute viral attacks both in-store and in our Naturopathy clinic. 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, nausea, general malaise, loss of voice and a persistent post-viral, dry cough. Colds and flu are caused by viruses Viruses are essentially strands of genetic material enclosed in a pro....

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StockTake Sale

June 25, 2017

It’s the End of Financial Year again which means STOCKTAKE SALE! For the next 5 days only, Mammoth holds it’s only sale for the year… so don’t miss out on receiving 15% off storewide… see you in-store Mammoth Health’s ANNUAL STOCKTAKE SALE 15% off Store-Wide* 5 Days Only Mon-Tues-Wed-Thur- Fri 26th-30th June Get in Quick before stock runs out Looking forward to catching up in-store   *Excludes Practitioner Products, Consultations and Gift vouchers. (No Rainchecks....

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Coenyme Q10 – A Must Have

June 14, 2017

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) must be one of my favourite nutrient supplements because it is essential for so many mechanisms of action in the body. It is mostly known for its role in energy production and I believe good energy levels are the foundation of good physical health and good mental health. It is generally referred to as ‘ubiquinone’ due to its ubiquitous nature throughout the body, and has been used as a therapeutic supplement for more than 30 years. Whilst small amounts of CoQ10 are avail....

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Are You Getting Enough Protein? You might be surprised at the Answer!

June 6, 2017

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 or explore the vegetarian and vegan diet, then it is very important that we also know how to combine our foods  adequately to ensure we are still getting our requ....

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Our Top Tips to Help You Thrive this Winter

May 29, 2017

Welcome to Winter… and boy has it hit us with a cold blast! But on the bright side… tis the season of open fires, scarves, hats & gloves, slow-cooked casseroles & curries and warming soups & stews. It’s time to embrace the cooler months by taking time to nourish our bodies with seasonal, wholesome meals and nourish our connections with people by sharing these meals with those we love. Winter is a great time to rest up, eat well and get your health back on track. Our Top Tips ....

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Are You Armed & Prepared for an Amazing Winter?

May 22, 2017

Winter is almost upon us and already we have noticed a high influx of clients and patients with colds, flu, gastro and viruses! So I chatted to Kate Loftus, Mammoth’s consulting Naturopath, and I’d like to share with you her amazing insights, expertise and passion for the healing powers of natural medicine and healthy lifestyle practices. This time of year, Kate finds it very useful in clinic to enable patients to set up a personalised winter protocol. And if you have been inclined to g....

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Top Immune Herbs to help Prevent Winter Illness

May 16, 2017

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 nursery told us that now is the ideal time to plant because 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’t get a chance to establish themselves b....

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Developing Grit to Live Your Best Life

May 8, 2017

When you are thinking about making lifestyle changes for better wellness there are a couple of critical things you need in your toolbox to give yourself the best chance of succeeding: 1. A personal, meaningful vision for better wellness, and 2. Grit. In thinking about your vision for your best self and your journey to better wellness it is important to remember that: it is not about trying to do things perfectly, or following some rigid set of rules, or abiding by someone e....

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Journey to Change

May 1, 2017

Announcing… Journey to Change Seminar Evenings with Mary & David. Most self-help blogs and books focus on “what’s wrong” with your life and then prescribe a certain “formula” you must follow to right the wrong! There is generally only one way to reach utopia – their way. But because each of us is unique, we have different strengths, different values, different interests and different lifestyles this one-stop prescription sets us up for failure. We prefer to focus on the ....

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Are You Ready to Make a Change and Start Living Your Best Life?

April 26, 2017

We all want to Thrive. We all want to Flourish. We all want to Live a Good Life. We all want to have the energy to pursue our Passion, our Purpose, that thing that we were each born to do. But to thrive and flourish… we need to have good health - good physical health, good mental health and good emotional health. Health is basically the resource for thriving and flourishing. And we already innately know this, yet we are so often ‘stuck’ in our current cycle of day to day, that we f....

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What Does ‘Success’ Mean for You?

April 10, 2017

As the Easter break approaches it may be an opportune time to allow some time and space for reflection and self-evaluation. It’s amazing how the complete removal out of your everyday routine can bring a little clarity – it allows you that rare gift of re-evaluating your values and the way you want to live your life. I worry about the current trend of constantly ‘pushing’ ourselves to succeed – to relentlessly stretch our boundaries, our comfort zone and the constant need to strive an....

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Something is Missing! (Part B)

April 3, 2017

In our industry educating, prescribing, and imparting professional knowledge is what we do to promote change and help people to get well. And whilst it is so very important to get the correct information, and the latest research and professional advice, there is still something missing. Because although we are getting great results with helping people restore their health when they become unwell, we’re often not  getting long-term, sustainable results. And this is reflected in our Health s....

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Something is Missing! (Part A)

March 27, 2017

There’s something missing – and I’ve been searching for it for a few years now. And to be honest, this has been frustrating because I’m very much an “action” person – I like to think of an idea, research it and implement it immediately. So this journey I’ve been on, this internal struggle and search for the missing link, has taught me a good lesson. It has taught me patience. It has taught me to think deeply. It has taught me to clarify my values and to not settle for anything ....

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Are You Living a Life of Passion and Purpose?

March 21, 2017

It’s easy to spot those living their life of passion and purpose – they are the ones full of energy, vitality and enthusiasm. They’ve identified what is important to them, what inspires them and this underlays how they live each day. For many of us though, life has lost its lustre and the busyness of everyday and the stress, anxiety and a lack of balance is often an underlying factor. We’ve lost sight of what’s important to us because we are just coping with getting through our days. ....

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Keeping it Regular

March 14, 2017

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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Do You Suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome

March 7, 2017

If you are unfortunate enough to suffer from IBS you are not alone. It is estimated that 1 in 5 Australians will suffer from the condition at some time in their lives. Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is a disorder of the bowel characterised by abdominal pain and changes in bowel habits (eg diarrhoea or constipation or a combination of both). Other symptoms include bloating, flatulence, mucus present in the stools, nausea and a feeling of incomplete evacuation. None of these symptoms are ex....

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What does Living with Great Health & Wellness Look Like for You?

February 27, 2017

Forget “Clean Living, forget “Super Foods” forget “Raw”, forget “Paleo”, forget “Declutter” and “Minimalism”…. “Wellness” and your “Wellbeing” is the new buzz “word” in town and unlike all the other fads that hit the headlines each year, I’m right behind the “Wellness Movement”. I read in Sunday’s Body & Soul (Herald Sun, February 26th, 2017), that 3.5 million Australians are affected by diabetes. According to Greg Johnson (Diabetes Australi....

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Sleep is Sacred

February 21, 2017

If you did not have a good sleep last night, join the queue. It seems Australians are suffering from chronic tiredness and it’s getting worse, rather than better,  The Australian “Sleep Health Foundation” found that 1 in 3 Australians admitted to experiencing poor sleep which negatively impacted their waking life (RN Economics of Sleep Podcast: 19/1/17). Interestingly, ten years ago statistics showed 1 in 4 admitting to this problem which indicates poor sleep and the ramifications on our ....

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Life is a “Do it Yourself Project!”

January 23, 2017

Life is a… “Do it Yourself Project” I like to share this story about this time every year because, if you are anything like me, I need this gentle story to remind me that it’s time to re-focus on my health… to realise that if I keep indulging in festive habits my health, my mood, my sleep, my work and my waistline will suffer. It’s time to take back control of my health and enjoy the benefits that optimum health brings. “An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his emplo....

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5 Quick Ways to Beat the Heat

January 17, 2017

We're in for a hot day today and in the heat we can 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 or your desk to catch your eye as your walking past ....

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3 Essential Tips to Stay Healthy this Summer

December 13, 2016

It's fun to kick start the New Year celebrating with family and friends over Summer.  So implement these 3 essential tips and stay Looking Fantastic, Feeling Amazing and Living Optimally in 2017. 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, spirulina or greens powders. 2. Protect your Liver Supporting your liver is es....

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Positive Eating Tips to Help you Thrive this Summer

Don’t Overeat I know, easier said than done! But why not make a deal with yourself to allow 20 minutes after lunch and dinner before nibbling on something else. Straight after meal times are the “danger-times” – they are when we are most likely to over-indulge. Research shows that it takes just 20minutes for your hunger hormones to kick in and let your brain know you have reached satiety. Which leads me to my next tip… When Eating just Eat  - don’t watch T.V., read, respond to e....

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Liver Support During the Festive Season

It’s inevitable… it’s the time of year we tend to over-indulge in alcohol and festive foods that we wouldn’t normally eat… it’s the season for festivity, feasting and celebrating with friends and family. With the recent Christmas eating and the upcoming New Year’s Eve celebrations our liver is being assaulted with an added array of toxins (alcohol, rich, fatty foods and sugars). It’s on “detox overload” busy rendering the added toxic load harmless and safely excreting them fr....

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Wishing You A Very Merry Christmas

As we enter our last week before Christmas we would like to 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 festi....

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The Tale of 2 Wolves

This is a Cherokee legend of on old man teaching his grandson about life, and the two wolves that reside within all of us. Many of you may have heard of this Native American legend. I find it very powerful in its simplicity. I often refer back to it when I feel my thoughts are out of balance or I just need a simple reminder of where to direct my focus. The festive season and all the chaos, stress and demands that surround it is the perfect time for this simple reminder and so I thought I’d sha....

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Mammoth Health’s Annual Christmas Invitation

December 5, 2016

A Very Special Invitation for a Very Special Person  You are invited to our Exclusive Mammoth Health Annual Christmas Shopping Event where everything storewide will be 15% off* Thursday 8th 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....

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Introducing Nervines for Optimal Brain Health

November 14, 2016

I speak a lot about adaptogenic herbs – these are the beautiful herbs that protect our nervous system and adrenal glands especially when we are exposed to acute or prolonged stress. However today I want to talk about the beautiful nervine herbs and in particular the nervines that not only calm our nervous system but help keep our brain calm, focused and alert. It seems poignant, with Christmas just six weeks away and with many of us feeling tired and weary and yet knowing we still need to m....

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The Role of Probiotics

November 8, 2016

Supplementing with a daily probiotic capsule influences the composition of our whole microbiome. They positively alter the microbiome environment and encourage the proliferation of microbiota of the good bacteria. You will notice at your local health food store that the probiotic formulas can have over 10 strains of different bacteria at varying strengths. Ongoing research is constantly revealing that specific strains are great to treat certain health conditions and consequently good vitamin com....

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Introducing New Liposome Technology

October 24, 2016

Have you ever taken a supplement that has wreaked  havoc on your digestive system? Or tried to get your Vitamin D levels elevated, but no matter how long you take a D-supplement for, you just can’t seem to get them to optimal levels? Well liposomal technology may just be the solution for you. Liposomes are a relatively new technology that delivers your vitamin supplement via the mouth (transmucosal absorption), thus by-passing the gut and substantially increasing absorption into the cells ....

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ReBoot, ReCharge, ReFresh

October 18, 2016

Have you ever taken some time to stop, reflect and review your health and wellness? Have you looked at your hair, your nails, your eyes, your tongue, your skin, your teeth? And if you have, are you happy with what you are seeing? As women, we wear many hats and expectations of us can be high. It feels like we are continually running from pillar to post every day. And before we know it hours turn into days, days turn into weeks and weeks into years and we run the risk of rushing through life w....

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Announcing Mammoth Health’s 2016 Secret Women’s Business Event

October 11, 2016

Announcing Mammoth Health’s 2016 Secret Women’s Business “ReBoot, ReCharge, Refresh” event is on In-Store, Thursday 27th October from 5.30pm-8pm   Join us for a fun & Informative Evening Sharing our Professional view and Practical tips on overcoming the health issues and challenges that face women living in today’s world. 7-8pm Presentation by Kate our consulting Naturopath Kate will take you on a journey of practical steps you can take to improve your energy and men....

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Navigating the Vitamin Maze

October 4, 2016

When you walk into a health food store is the array of vitamins confronting, confusing and overwhelming? Do you wonder whether you actually need a certain supplement or what it is for, or how much to take? We often hear that if you eat well you shouldn’t need supplements. With the amount of chemicals we are exposed to, both in our foods and in our environment coupled with the pace of our lifestyle which brings added stress and pressure, supplements are essential health boosters that supp....

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Get the Jump on Spring Detox

August 30, 2016

Spring is only 2 days away and there is well and truly a shift in energy and mindset. Many people are already coming in-store ready to make a change. They are sick of feeling lethargic, bloated, unwell, tired all the time with a complete lack of energy and vitality. These symptoms are often a hangover from a long, cold Winter where, for the past 3 months they have continually over-indulged in unhealthy comfort food and severely reduced their level of exercise and movement. These unhealthy eating....

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You Are What You Eat

August 16, 2016

I like to classify food into two groups:  “every day foods” and “festive foods”. I purposely use these terms as opposed to “good” and “bad” foods, because ‘good & bad’ are quite emotive terms and I don’t think it is healthy to place emotion on food. Festive Foods These are our treat foods – the ones we eat occasionally for celebrations. They are not for every day. Cakes, biscuits, muffins, chocolate, desserts, white bread, pasta are examples of these “occasional ....

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How Toxic is Your Home?

August 2, 2016

There are hundreds of cleaning products on the market and though useful to clean away dirt and grime, chemical cleaners can also burden our internal and external environment. According to Nicole Bijlsma, building biologist and author of the book, “Healthy Home, Healthy Family”, chemical cleaning products were only introduced after World War 2 with the advent of the industrial revolution. Somehow these chemical industries have marketed to us that ‘all germs are bad and we need to use har....

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What Does Success Mean For You?

July 13, 2016

Some of you may know that I have just returned from an extended break overseas. And it’s amazing how the complete removal out of your everyday routine can bring a little clarity – it allows you that rare gift of re-evaluating your values and the way you want to live your life. I worry about the current trend of constantly ‘pushing’ ourselves to succeed – to relentlessly stretch our boundaries, our comfort zone and the constant need to strive and reach those ever-accumulating goals. The....

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The Healing Magic of Ayurveda

May 5, 2016

Ayurvedic medicine is traditional Indian medicine, an ancient medicine that has been used for centuries. Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a rhizome that is native to India and enjoyed as a spice throughout the world. Curcumin is the active constituent of turmeric and has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. It is now known to be a wonderful antioxidant, brilliant for pain relief as it has anti-inflammatory properties, is great for liver detoxification support and is also known for its ....

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Almond Nut Milk

What is almond milk? Almond milk is made by blending almonds and water and then straining the mixture. Sweeteners are sometimes added. Almond milk contains about 90 calories per eight-ounce cup. It has no saturated fats or cholesterol and is lactose-free. Almond milk contains half of the daily requirement of vitamin E and a good dose of vitamin D, but it contains very little protein. With its creamy, nut-like taste, almond milk is a good alternative to milk in coffee and cereal. People who re....

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Mercury Retrograde

May 4, 2016

We are well and truly in the midst of mercury retrograde. For those who take an interest in astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules communication and when it goes ‘retrograde’ it means it looks like it’s going backwards in the sky. Mercury retrogrades three or four times every year for a few weeks and many are aware of the potential chaos it can cause. Mercury is the planet that rules communication, clear thinking, truth and travel and therefore in a retrograde these things are affecte....

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Reminder – Stress, Mood & Your Mental Health Seminar

April 27, 2016

Depression Life is too short to live without joy… 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. Depression is more than just a low mood – it’s a serious condition that has an impact on both physical and mental health. Depression affects how you feel about yourself. You may lose interest in work, hobbies and doing things you normally enjoy. ....

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Stress, Mood & Your Mental Health seminar

April 26, 2016

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

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Stress Check

April 18, 2016

For many, life has lost its lustre and stress, anxiety, lowered mood and a lack of balance is often an underlying factor. 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 and reconnect with nature. And for most of us therein lies the grea....

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Bonus 15% Off this Evening Only

April 13, 2016

Don’t forget our Traditional Herbal Medicine for Winter Immunity information session this afternoon at 5.30pm. I’ve just whipped up a Super Immune Smoothie (see recipe below) which we will be demonstrating and sampling tonight. It is just one of the tips we have in store for you this afternoon. And as a special bonus we have a 15% discount off all Kiwiherb purchases tonight only. Now is the perfect time to arm yourself with the right information and the right nutrients to support your imm....

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Arm Yourself

April 12, 2016

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 nursery told us that now is the ideal time to plant because 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’t get a chance to establish themselves be....

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Rongoā Māori

April 1, 2016

Many of us are very familiar with the concept of Traditional Chinese Medicine and some have also come across Ayurveda, or Traditional Indian Medicine. In fact most indigenous cultures have their own plant medicine and the beauty of Western Herbal Medicine is that we can embrace and include amazing herbs from many different traditional cultures in our dispensary and use them to successfully treat health conditions. Rongoā Māori, or Maori Traditional Herbal Medicine is only just beginning to ....

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Eating In Season

On the weekend we ordered some native plants and trees for our garden as well as seeds and  seedlings for our winter vegie crop (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, parsnips, carrots, winter greens and peas). The expert down at the 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....

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Emotional Resilience Strategies

March 8, 2016

‘To laugh is to risk appearing a fool To weep is to risk being called sentimental To reach out to another is to risk involvement To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self To place your ideas and dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss To love is to risk not being loved in return. To live is to risk dying To try is to risk failure. But risks must be taken Because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. The people who risk nothing may avoid suffering and sorrow, ....

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All Power to the Siesta

February 29, 2016

I was listening to Terry Robson on the ABC’s “Talking Health” recently and he was chatting about the benefits of napping, specifically with regards to reducing blood pressure. According to the Australian Foundation 32% of Australians have High Blood pressure. A normal blood pressure reading is 120/80. Terry was saying that for every 20 point increase in your Blood Pressure reading (i.e. the systolic/top number) you double your risk of cardiovascular disease. So if your blood pressure ha....

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Developing Emotional Resilience

February 9, 2016

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

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Are You Ready to Make a Change?

February 1, 2016

“I’m sick of feeling like this” is a common mantra I hear this time of year. And to be honest I’ve found myself those those same words. What we are really sick of is the extended festive indulging and the way it is making us feel. Now is the time to make a change. If you want to embrace 2016 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 mot....

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