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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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What we can learn from elite athelites

January 27, 2016

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

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Stress

October 29, 2015

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

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Last Chance to Get Your Seat

May 25, 2015

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

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Is Your Relationship with Food Joyless?

March 29, 2015

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

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Keeping Stress In Check

November 24, 2014

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

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Nix Night-Time Nibbling

August 21, 2014

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

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Power & Passion for Women

February 11, 2014

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

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Magnesium on the Menu

February 4, 2014

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

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Depression

April 18, 2013

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

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Transformation… the first piece of the puzzle

June 5, 2012

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

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