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Why all kids should practice yoga by Heather Starr

Now a days it seems that everyone is always on the go. Children are subjected to busy lives, with parents rushing to get them to school and then bringing them to a myriad of lessons, sports, play dates, activities, homework, and other social engagements. We don’t usually think of these routines as stressful for our kids but a lot of the time they are.

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Energy Healing - What's Actually Happening? - Tricia Woods

Have you ever been to an energy healer?

If you've ever seen a brilliant counsellor, gifted massage therapist, devoted yoga teacher or compassionate family doctor, you've been in the presence of an energy healer. That's right, energy healing isn’t just the domain of Reiki masters, acupuncturists, kinesiologists or practitioners working in fields such as Quantum Touch, The Bars, Feldenkrais, Bowen Therapy... The list is long.

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Dieting and the Brain by Astrid Nader-Louw

Have you ever thought what happens to the brain and how your thought patterns change when you are on a diet?

Dieting causes us to feel deprived of the food we want, foods we love and crave, make us feel guilty when we eat what we are not allowed, and remorseful when we have eaten the ‘forbidden fruits’.  So, does dieting really help us or hinder us in our endless quest to lose weight and reach the Armageddon of the ‘perfect body?’

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Man, I feel like a woman!

 A woman is like a diamond, she is enthralling, beautiful, exquisite and unique.

Just like the diamond, she has many facets and she is hard to break…

Today I would like to share with you the wonders of you and offer some insights for you to know that all you are is enough and that all you do is enough.

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Why have counselling? - by Genevieve Morrissey, Holistic Counsellor

There is still a perception dearly held by many people that to seek out counselling is to somehow be giving in or admitting to some sort of weakness or character flaw of not being able to cope, and they hold up being able to cope as the Holy Grail of life. It’s the pinnacle of being in control and having some mastery of this thing called life. The bitter irony is, of course, that most of the masters would say control is the last thing you want. In fact, the very notion that you’re ever in control of anything other than your own mind is one of the grandest illusions of all

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5 Steps to Increase Your Awareness of Sugar Content in Packaged Food by Tara Hawken, Integrative Health Coach

The average Australian consumes around 14 teaspoons or 60 grams of free sugars per day. Recently the World Health Organization recommended that for optimal health we should restrict our added ‘free sugar’ intake to less than half of that, at just 6 teaspoons.

But what is ‘free sugar’?  Where is it found? And, how can you work to reduce your intake? This article helps you start that journey.

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Effects of dehydration: why you need to drink more water

How often do you start to yawn at 10am or 2pm in the afternoon? You think you’re tired. Your not tired, you're dehydrated. Most Australians are chronically dehydrated. When we hit the fatigue point maybe we go and get a coffee, energy drink or chocolate, something to stimulate us, then we come back to our desk or work we feel better

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Why does everyone have a thyroid problem?

At last year’s Wellness Expo, I did a talk on thyroid health and had thyroid focus on my stall and got to talk to many women living with a thyroid condition. Quite a few women, when I asked if they had a thyroid condition, replied, “Doesn’t everyone have a thyroid condition??” I’ve heard this in clinic many times also and 70% of my clients present with a thyroid condition.

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Endometriosis: The misunderstood women's health condition

Endometriosis is so much more than just heavy and painful periods. It is a condition in which endometrial tissue (that should be lining the uterus) grows outside the uterus, commonly on the ovaries, bowel, pelvic ligaments, bladder and endometrial tissue has even been found in patient’s lungs. Because oestrogen promotes the growth of endometrial tissue, symptoms will often fluctuate within a women’s menstrual cycle, however, it is important to notes oestrogen is not the cause, it just aggravates and drives the condition.

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Preparing for motherhood: why it is important for women to optimise their emotional wellbeing before falling pregnant by Dr Sarah Moore GP Obstetrician

The impact of perinatal distress can be significant, affecting the woman’s physical and emotional health during the pregnancy and consequently the development of her unborn child; her experience of child-birth; her ability to bond with and care for her baby; her day-to-day functioning as a new mother; and her relationship with her partner.

 For all of these reasons, I believe it is critical for any woman who is planning to become pregnant to optimise her emotional wellbeing before she conceives.

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Menopause: a Time of Change, a Time for Change by Sana Turnock

Menopause marks the end of a woman’s ability to naturally have children as menstruation has completely finished at least 12 months prior. According to various resources, the typical age range in reaching this time can be anywhere from 48 to 55 years of age.  A conversation I had with a GP I used to visit suggested the age is a lot younger, certainly for peri-menopausal symptoms. He claimed he had been treating someone in their late twenties. The overall peri-menopause to menopause transition appears to be anywhere from seven to 14 years (1).

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