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Healthy Liver, Happy Hormones …

This is a relationship to encourage, and one that has great impact on our health.

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Colon Hydrotherapy and Menstruation …

Can we do it? Yes we can - a great time to receive treatment as our body is already in a phase of deep cleansing.

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The Humble Banana ...

One of our most popular fruits, and a great source of many important vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, calcium and iron.

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Oral Iron Supplementation and Constipation …

We have many female patients present with iron deficiency, and constipation.

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An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure …

The continual practice of salt therapy can keep our immune system healthy and help prevent future infection, and or ongoing condition. The stronger our immune system, the less likely we are to become unwell.

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Cold and Flu Season - A Natural Approach ...

Whether you have already caught a cold or flu, have got oncoming symptoms, or you are looking for proactive measures to prevent it.

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Healing with Affirmation ...

The final step in our path to healing, and one that can be seen differently.

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Healing with Assertion ...

We usually pair assertion with the idea of someone speaking up for themselves or being confident and forceful. It is important to understand that sometimes we are just making a statement, that none of us need to be justified.

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Connection and Intimacy ...

The next important step - being deeply connected with others is a lifeline to healing.

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Self Reliance in Healing ...

Another stage of healing is understanding the importance of self reliance or autonomy. Autonomy is simply our independent thoughts and actions, or the boundaries that make us us.

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Moving into Anger …

Anger can sometimes be thought of as an unwanted emotion, a “bad feeling”, something to be avoided at all costs.

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Another Stepping Stone In Healing …

AWARENESSBeing aware of what our bodies tell us is very important for our overall healing, and another step toward emotional capability.

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Uncertainty, Lack of Information and Loss of Control …

Research indicates these three factors can universally lead to stress. This seems especially relevant in the current climate of fear and uncertainty.

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Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Dis-ease (NAFLD) — Sounding the Alarm on This Silent Epidemic …

Many people don’t know they have a fatty liver, leading to its reputation as a “silent killer.” It usually causes no pain or other symptoms and is often not until the dis-ease has progressed to a more serious stage, that patients are alerted to the problem.

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Toning the “Core” …

This usually refers to a combination of muscles that work together to support your torso: the pelvic floor, the breathing diaphragm, the abdominal wall and deep spinal muscles like the multifidus. While having these muscles in good working condition is important for healthy movement, they are not the whole story...

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Finding the Beauty in Dementia …

There is simply no way to prepare for watching someone you love be slowly but mercilessly taken from you - and themselves.

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2022 The Next Level - Surrender

Create an empowering perspective on a path from poverty consciousness to empowerment, connection and oneness.

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A Mindful Holiday …

When it comes to the festive season, our patients often share their fear of over indulging.

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Healing Benefits of Light and Colour …

Light is responsible for turning on the brain and the body, entering the body through the eyes and skin. When even a single photon of light enters the eye, it lights up the entire brain. This light triggers the hypothalamus, which regulates all life-sustaining bodily functions, the autonomic nervous system,...

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Building Self Trust …

In the moments of something hard happening in life like struggle, disappointment, failure, heartbreak, or making a critical decision, it is not just the loss of trust in others we feel, but the loss of trust we have in ourself.

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We Are Not Unwell, We Are Thirsty …

Asthma, allergies, arthritis, hypertension, depression, headaches, migraines, fatigue, diabetes, obesity, and MS.

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Communication and Listening …

Two simple qualities that are the foundation for any healthy relationship.

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Where Do You Live?

Take care of your body - it’s the only place you have to live. By taking care of our body, of course it will take care of us.

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Listening to Ourselves and Others …

During times of discomfort, we must try not to concern ourselves with how other people respond or react (as much as possible), that is their business over which we have no say or control. Our business is who we are being.

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The Gift of Pain ...

Physical, emotional, psychosomatic - pain in our body can be our greatest teacher.

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Healthy Gut Leads to Healthy Skin …

Psoriasis, rosacea, persistent acne, eczema, dermatitis, fungal skin conditions - we all know someone who is trying to manage one, if not more than one of these skin conditions. If in this situation, we sometimes find ourselves starting with switching soaps, hair products, cleaning products, removing foods we enjoy and...

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Stuck in Indecision …

When buried in non essentials we can lose track of what is truly significant. In these moments, I encourage patients to think about their values and allow these to guide them with choice.

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Learning From or Letting Go …

For some of us the past can be intoxicating, it can draw us in, create the illusion that things were better, that we were happier, or experiences were richer back then - we romanticise it.

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Suffering with Autoimmune Dis-ease …

Our immune system's ability to distinguish self from non self can be negatively impacted by both genetic factors and environmental triggers. Although genetics may be the source, it normally takes a very long time for the human genetic pattern to change enough on a worldwide scale.

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Giving Our Self Permission …

Some of us get caught in the belief that if we are not doing anything or achieving something, we are wasting our time. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Although we might not be working, learning, burning calories or building muscle.

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Survival Mode …

The worst thing about it is that we usually don't know when we’re in it.

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Another Major Pathway to Elimination - The Kidneys ...

Our kidneys are responsible for managing many things including our body's pH, regulating our electrolyte balance, and of course detoxification - acting as a filtration system.

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The Gift of Crying …

Most patients that come into our space will cry. They feel embarrassed, shame, guilt and sometimes even apologise for doing so.

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‘Detox’ - Is it just a buzzword?

Truthfully, I cringe a little when using the word detox, precisely because of the overuse and misuse of it in the media. Medically speaking, detoxification is a very important function in our body. The correct medical name for detoxification is biotransformation and elimination – which immediately sounds less catchy right?...

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Healing - A Holistic Approach ...

When working holistically with symptoms of chronic discomfort or dis-ease in our bodies they disappear in definite order, going in reverse and generally take one month for every year the symptoms have been present.

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Issues in our Tissues ...

This is a scientific fact - whether we struggle with anger, fear, trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorder or any other physical or mental health challenge.

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Chewing Gum ...

Stomach bloating is when our belly becomes stretched, puffy and uncomfortable. It usually happens as a result of stress, excess wind, constipation, or swallowing air from talking while eating.

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Disability ...

1 in 5 Australians live with a disability of some sort. - it is far more common than we realise. The most common in children is sensory, speech or intellectual disability, while for others it might be an injury through sport or work, sight or hearing impairment or a chronic condition.

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We Are What We Digest ...

Our digestive tract is designed to digest and absorb all nutrients necessary for our body to work properly and stay healthy. Healthy digestion is something to be learned and practiced. The gut is connected to both the nervous system, immune system and endocrine system.

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Consistency ...

Our bodies respond to consistency, and this is the only place I’ve ever seen results come from.

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Resetting ...

Whether it be for the new year, our bowels, our body, our mind, our soul, our heart or chronic dis-ease.

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Goal Setting for Optimum Health ...

As we move through life and its many interruptions or as we age - we may not recognise the need for accomplishments, yet they are so crucial in keeping our mental and physical health at its optimum as well as aiding us on our road to recovery.

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Gluten Free - Do We, or Don't We?

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley and lately it seems to have become hip to go gluten free. Based on little or no evidence, we have been switching to gluten-free diets to lose weight, boost energy, treat autism, or generally feel healthier.

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Oestrogen, Our Gut and Fertility ...

Did you know that the health of our gut has a serious impact on our hormonal health?

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Working With An Autoimmune Condition ...

We commonly hear the frustration in our patients as they move between different medications over time trying to find the one that works for their body - one with manageable side effects. Despite all their efforts and those of their specialists, the conditions often still present themselves and remain uncontrolled...

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Change ...

Whether the change be through our own choice or through circumstance - it can be painful.

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Addiction - What Is The Portal?

Whether it be drugs, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine need not matter - stimulus is stimulus, it is detrimental to our brains and the driver of foolish energy. While most may suggest the portal opens through trauma in our life, particularly childhood - it is not always the case.

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Can We Eat Too Much Healthy Fat?

Unfortunately, the answer is a big, fat 'yes'! Just because something is labelled as good doesn't mean we need to overindulge in it. While 'healthy fats' are a better alternative to artery-clogging saturated and trans fats, overdoing it can still lead to weight gain and health issues.

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Success in Life ...

Success including creation of wealth has always been considered to many a process that requires hard work and often at the expense of others. What if we made it about the progression in happiness?

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Attachment Disorder: Healing the Digestive System from Emotional Trauma ...

When healing ourselves or a child from an insecure attachment style or from an Attachment Disorder, the effects of the trauma on our brain and body need to be considered. By repairing those effects along the way, the healing process goes faster as our body gains more resources that will...

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How Many Colonics Will I Need?

A great question, and one we are often asked, along with:

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Trusting Our Body ...

Trust is a valued thing - it needs to be earned. Relationships with trust are worth having. This includes personal relationships with those we share our time with and the relationship we have with our bodies.

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Carbohydrates ...

Maybe one of the most controversial macronutrients but under rated when it comes to eating for the health of our gut. There are many low carbohydrates or no carbohydrate fads around that all are essentially getting rid of this macronutrient.

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Creating 'Space' In Our Body to Heal ...

Imagine stuffing a jar with playdough. The more playdough we put in, the less space there is for anything to move.

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Allergy or Intolerance?

A true food allergy causes an immune system reaction that affects numerous organs in our body. It can cause a range of symptoms and in some cases, an allergic food reaction can be severe or life-threatening.

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Self Help - Why The Obsession?

It is so often the case that we want or need somebody else to tell us what we want to hear - that everything is going to be okay. That the pain and suffering will one day go away. Our dreams will one day become reality.

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Are You Stuck In Sympathetic Dominance?

Sympathetic dominance is one of the most important and most interesting patterns that we see in our patients. Often referred to as the pusher pattern years ago, as it was noticed in people that tended to push themselves.

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Small and Packed With Punch ...

Herbs and spices are medicinal for our blood. They reduce damage to our body's cells, contain some of the highest quantities of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, anti-microbial properties, and the great thing is they are inexpensive and easily accessible.

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You've Got Me Feeling Emotion ...

In modern medicine, we tend to take a very mechanical view of our bodies and the physiological functions of its component organs. In other traditional medical systems, the internal organs are seen as being strongly affected by our emotions.

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Feeling Constipated?

Constipation is a symptom - not a disease. It simply means we are having a hard time emptying our bowels. Constipation occurs when the bowel muscles are contracting too slowly or if the bowel reabsorbs too much water and hinders normal stool movement. There are different types of constipation.

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We Are Not Just Flesh & Blood ...

We are vibrational beings. If we put anything under an intense microscope, we will see that everything is vibration - it is always moving, it is not solid. When we lift our vibration to what we want to experience - it happens first on a vibrational level and then it...

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Dancing With Ourselves ...

Quieter moments present opportunity to work with our self and something we are all striving for is happiness.

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Is Now The Time to Change What We Eat For Immunity?

If we are feeling under pressure, one thing we don’t need to worry about right now is having the perfect nutrition.

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Get Yourself Set ...

Mindset - is our psychology and we can have a great psychology and strong beliefs, but if we have a toxic heart, we are going to sabotage ourselves.

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Panic or Prevention?!

It is easier to stop something happening in the first place than to repair the damage after it has happened.

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How to Cure a Bloated Stomach and Gas ...

Bloating and gas can be uncomfortable, make us irritable and make fitting into our clothes a real challenge but it can also indicate some digestive issues that are fairly easy to resolve. Constipation, food allergies and intolerances, parasites and stress can lead to bloating.

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To Act or Not to React ...

Mindfulness - being aware of ourselves, others, our choices, and actions. If we can embrace the practice of being mindful, we are able to focus on mindful acting and prevent reacting without mindful thinking.

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Insanity ...

'Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.' Albert Einstein

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What Happens in Vagus ...

The vagus nerve is one of the cranial nerves that connect the brain to the body. It wanders from the brain into organs in the neck, chest and abdomen. The vagus nerve has a number of different functions including:

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Blastocystis - Little Bug, Big Trouble!

A parasite is a life form that survives by harvesting from its host nutrients found in the food that we eat. Parasites are everywhere – they can be in the vegetables we eat (common in the seaweed used in sushi for example).

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'Tis The Season to Go to Far ...

We’ve all been there: too much food, too much fizz and soon we’re feeling bloated and sluggish, on the couch and lacking in vitality. In short, a long way from our healthiest self. Sail through the festive season feeling less stressed, leaner, and more energised by looking after our gut microbiome.

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Addiction Comes In All Forms ...

If we think of addiction as a destination, a fixation with the idea that our happiness is in the next place, the next investment, the next stimulus/substance, the next partner, the next car, the next project.

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Learning Uncertainty and The Power Behind It ...

The known - is often a prison of our past conditioning. Uncertainty, however, is the fertile ground of pure creativity and freedom. It is the same thing as tapping into the unknown in every moment of our existence.

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Acceptance / Responsibility / Defenselessness ...

When we can accept people, situations, circumstances, events as they occur it means we know that this moment is as it should be, and it is a combination of all moments we have experienced in the past. When we struggle against this moment we are struggling against the entire universe.

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Body + Mind = Spirit/Soul/Feeling ...

What happens when someone is unknowingly exposed to nutritional deficiencies, hormonal changes, toxins, digestive issues, side effects from medications, inflammation. Research indicates it often leads to someone feeling unmotivated, fatigued, anxious and depressed as sometimes these above triggers can mimic psychological disorders.

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Could Our Microbiome Play a Part in Improving Our Athletic Performance?

The gut microbiome – the community of bacteria and other organisms living in our gut – has a powerful influence on our health. This collection of microbes has been implicated in a range of health functions, from cognitive capacity and mental health, to immunity and digestion.

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We Are Continually Faced with Choices ...

To choose this or that, to be involved or not involved, to act or not to act. Life can be ambiguous as we decide between what is right action for us and the needs and expectations of others. When caught in indecision, remember the laws of Reflection and Integrity.

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Food and Mood ...

Often, we notice our mood affects our choice in food - guilty as charged here! However, the question on many of our lips is, can food also affect our mood?

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True Gut Feelings ...

Diarrhea getting you down? Tummy pain cramping your social life? The influence of the gut microbiome on mental health could be more than symptomatic.

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Stress

Often stress accumulates when our needs are not being met.

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Fear, Anxiety and the Colon ...

Anxiety, fear, depression, sadness, and control are all words that we can connect with. They each trigger an immediate emotion that we can feel and almost touch. Now amplify that 100 times and that is what your gut feels. The 'gut feeling' is direct and it knows!

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In Removing The Old - We Create Space for The New ...

Sometimes we have to let go of things that are hurting us, even if it is hurting us to let them go.

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Dry Skin Brushing ...

10 minutes dry skin brushing every morning is equivalent to a 30-minute jog. Who wouldn’t use a brush?!

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A Healthier Gut ...

The buzz about town is the key role our gut plays in our overall health and wellbeing, with our gut microbiome being found to influence our entire body! The gut microbiome has been linked to many disease states from Inflammatory Bowel Disease to Parkinson’s and cardiovascular disease.

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Autoimmune Dis-Ease ...

Colonic Irrigation - could it be a key element to assisting in the healing of Autoimmune Disease?

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Feeling Blue?

We often think that feeling blue is related to sadness, feeling blue is crying, feeling blue is being quiet.

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The Only Organ Where Size Matters - Our Brain!

The brain is involved in how we think, how we feel, how we act and how we get along with other people. It is our organ of intelligence, creativity and helps us make decisions.

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Chronic Pain ... It is Invisible!

I have heard an extensive list of reasons why our patients can’t be in as much pain as they say despite their test results…

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What Is Candida?

In our digestive tract exist good bacteria called “flora” and bad bacteria. Candida is one of the microorganism critters in our digestive tract that can go out of control. If Candida overgrows, it begins to poison the immune system, and eventually passes to the blood stream.

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