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Eat Clean, Live Dirty

Just as Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, once said, "all disease begins in the gut". One of the first things I learned when I began my studies as a Naturopath more than 20 years ago, was the importance of the gut and that its improper function was the underlying cause of many common and some serious health conditions and diseases. Back then, there wasn’t a lot of science to support this theory bu ...

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Boys Vs. Emotions

In the confines of a clinic, many men and fathers report feelings of anxiety on a regular basis according to Tanya at Fabic. While men are open to discussing their anxiety in the sanctity of a counselling clinic, anxiety is rarely what initially brings a man to our clinic. Generally, they present to support their children, a friend or a partner. However, I’ve been interested to observe that when a man feels ...

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How to Get Clear Skin

Our skin is our largest organ, but how on earth do we actually look after it? Our skin is our largest organ. It protects us from the environment and also helps to detoxify our body. There are many health imbalances that can cause skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and acne. All of these conditions have similar causes of inflammation and an altered gut microbiome. The gut microbiome is made up of a ba ...

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Start in September

Ahhh... It's here! the warmer weather is upon us and it is now that we start to think about getting back to the beach and the great outdoors. For some it's nippers season and for others, lazy days in the sun. Bliss! As we come out of hibernation, the walking paths are full of pedestrians and prams, bikes and trikes and the parks full of picnickers and ball games. This is what I truly love about the great so ...

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Are You Watching

We know parenting doesn't come with a manual. We learn to parent from our own experiences, from our own research and from the experience of our friends and friends of friends. Fe Taylor hopes her story can awaken other parents of tweens to the minefield of cyber bullying. Cyber bullying is officially described as using technology to harass, threaten, embarrass and target another person. Raising tweens just ...

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Exhausted? Is it Your Mitochondria?

Most of us get fatigued at times but for some of us, even when we rest, our energy levels remain low. This could be due to your mitochondria not working properly. In every one of our cells, we have other smaller cell-like structures that produce the electrical energy that fuels every one of our functions. If you compare the human body to a car which has an engine providing the power for movement, these mito ...

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Mix It Up

To keep things fresh – mixing it up a little in life and in fitness is the key! Sure, we all have our favourite exercise habits but after a while the same exercise can be repetitive on the mind and body to a point where the body does not get the desired results. This type of exercise becomes more of a maintenance program. Don’t get me wrong MOVEMENT is the key but MIXING IT UP with your movement can be even ...

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The Process of Learning

Is intelligence, or the ability to grasp concepts easily, a matter of 'luck of our genes', or is it something that we can influence through multiple means? Have you ever wondered how your kids learn? Did you know, the principles of learning can be placed in basic units? Here are some key points to understanding how to access our children’s innate learning capacity: REPETITION - Remember the classroom prior ...

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Extra, Extra!

Our kids’ lives are busy! I remember as a kid coming home from school and hanging with the kids in the street – riding bikes and skateboards, throwing frisbees or playing games together. We laughed, cried, dealt with bullies and then our parents would call us in for dinner. Very rarely was there organised training - we just turned up to our team sport on the weekend and played the game. Life was very simple ...

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10 Ways to Supercharge Your Immune System

The food we eat is one of the most powerful tools we have to help prevent disease. Your immune system protects your body by defending against viruses and bacteria, which can cause inflammation in the body, resulting in illness and disease. Certainly, a healthy body begins with a healthy immune system. Fruit and especially vegetables have many properties to heal, nourish and boost your immune system. All fru ...

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