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19 Food for the Soul
06 Herbal winter wellness TRUDY KITHER
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n order for us humans to reach our optimal state of health, we need to meet certain minimum requirements. As an absolute minimum, the most basic of these requirements is that of understanding and implementing a dietary regime designed by nature to work in harmony with our precious planet. Mother Nature and planet earth provide everything we need in great abundance to meet these minimum requirements. So all we have to do is use them the way nature intended, the way our bodies were designed, in harmony with nature and we all win! Our digestive design and chemistry dictate a plant-based diet. All the nutrients a healthy body requires are available to us in a plant-based diet. They are available in a clean and high quality state, in tandem with the other nutrients that work together in our bodies to help carry out a myriad of functions on a daily basis. We need to understand how the
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fter working so hard to defeat cancer, keeping healthy is my number one priority in life. Here’s a glimpse at what a standard day looks like for me now, and how I nourish my body, mind and soul to stay the healthiest version of myself.
GRATITUDE Every morning as soon as I wake up, I do something that I borrowed from Louise Hay – I jump straight out of bed and thank my bed for giving me a great night’s sleep. Starting my day with an attitude of gratitude really helps set me up for the day and helps me look for the positive in everything. I also like to spend some time meditating in the morning. I’m the first to admit that my meditation experience is an often jolty, haphazard one, but I do my best to calm my mind, breathe deeply and draw my balance back to centre. The world never looks more beautiful than those first moments when you open your eyes after meditating!
EVERYDAY HEALTH HACKS The first thing I do is use a tongue scraper to remove all the junk and bacteria from my mouth so that it doesn’t end up making its way through my digestive system. Coconut oil pulling also helps. Next is two big glasses of room temperature water with a dash of apple cider vinegar in the first one. It’s such a great way to help cleanse the lymphatic system, aid digestion and balance pH. Then depending on how much time I’ve got, I’ll try to squeeze in a coffee enema to start the day clean, light and energised. MOVEMENT I take a really gentle approach to exercise these days, I no longer believe in punishing myself or pushing my body to its limits. I try to get up and do some form of exercise nearly every morning. This might be a 30-minute walk around the block, a short beach run or 10 minutes of rebounding on a mini-trampoline to really get my lymph
system moving. I find I’ve got heaps more energy when I start my day with exercise instead of leaving it until the end of the day. SUSTENANCE I see good nutrition as an investment in my health and longevity, so I don’t compromise on eating a mostly organic, refined-sugar free, plant-based, high raw, whole foods diet. My brekky is usually some sort of smoothie bowl or seasonal fruit salad with nuts and coconut yoghurt. Lunch might be a quinoa salad, a green smoothie, or some sprouted bread with avocado, tomato, spices and heaps of leafy greens. And dinner is often a raw pad thai, tempeh rice paper rolls or veggie burgers and a huge green salad with sweet potato. I also have up to 1 litre of cold-pressed juice daily. JOEL GRACE is the owner of Sunshine Colonics Health & Wellness Centre. www.sunshinecolonics.com.au
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oel Grace is a walking miracle. Four years ago he was given a shock diagnosis which catapulted him into a deep metamorphosis. For Joel to see this experience as a gift and step into his true nature, is a gift for us all, and I was thrilled to catch up with him after he had just completed a ten-day juice fast to hear his inspiring story of recovery. Joel had spent most of his twenties living the ‘corporate dream’ in the world of digital marketing. He described himself back then as the classic ‘Type A personality’ and a perfectionist. At the 12
time, he was about thirty kilos heavier than he is today and for about eight years he had chronic ear, nose and throat infections every two weeks and was prescribed antibiotics each time. “In the corporate culture I had to constantly excel at the expense of my own health,” he said. Joel experienced chronic anxiety including: social anxiety, work anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder and was prescribed a lot of different medications. One medication stopped him from urinating and another one kept him awake for eleven nights in a row. As Joel became sicker and sicker, he started to look at what was going on in his life. And he became more aware of
his own needs. He lived in Melbourne and worked there for four years but really desired to live somewhere sunny by the beach. He eventually moved back to the Gold Coast in the middle of 2012. Joel became curious about the world of nutrition and natural medicine. “I thought I was previously healthy eating frozen pizza, wedges and a handful of spinach. I didn’t know any better. I wrongly assumed if something is available for sale in the supermarkets, then it must be okay.” He started to read about people like Pete Evans activating almonds and Sarah Wilson and her ‘I Quit Sugar’ program, and an internal light switched on. But it wasn’t until Joel
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declared, “I have had enough, I’m going to completely change my life,” that a new life emerged. It was New Year’s Day 2013 when he decided to ‘go cold turkey’ with his steroid and anti-anxiety medication and he did his first green smoothie fast which left him feeling fantastic. “I’ve always loved the natural way of life, but felt I had to conform to a standard Western normal diet and lifestyle. No wonder I got so run down, I was killing my immune system every two weeks with antibiotics and as Hippocrates said, most of the immune system resides in the gut.” Then around the end of January 2013, Joel found a lump in his neck. He reflected on the unhappy and unhealthy lifestyle he’d had for many years and thought the lump must have been a build-up of toxins needing to be released from his body. Joel consulted with a few different doctors and decided to delay having a biopsy. At the same time the company who employed him was made redundant and they closed their Australian office but offered him a job in Singapore which he accepted for a few months. Then when his contract ended and he came home, the lump on his neck was too big to ignore. When he went back to his holistic doctor, he had a biopsy and discovered he had cancer. “I wasn’t expecting that diagnosis at 31 years of age. It was a big shock but what followed was a series of happy accidents/divine intervention from the universe and everything fell into place.” Joel explained that his surgeon found him and had heard about his situation and wanted to be the one to assist, so Joel felt very fortunate. However, there was one day in June 2013 which he described as one of the worst days of his life. After receiving a multidisciplinary surgery review, they informed Joel he had late stage three cancer with secondary melanoma and gave him a prognosis of a 10-15% chance of survival over the next five years. “That was the hardest thing I had to hear, followed by driving home with Mum and my now ex-partner Andy in the car. I burst into tears. And I wasn’t even thinking about myself. Because Andy is adopted and has little contact with his family, I turned to mum and asked if it was okay if he spends
SO I THOUGHT, SITTING ON THE COUCH ALL DAY CRYING IS NOT GOING TO HELP ME GET BETTER. SO I WAS REALLY ONLY DEVASTATED FOR ABOUT HALF AN HOUR…
Christmas with her because he doesn’t have anyone else. I thought I wasn’t going to make even the next 6 months. “I got home that day and was feeling very sorry for myself lying on the couch, then I started scrolling through the internet and found Jessica Ainscough’s story and saw that as a sign because I had already been interested in organics and a natural lifestyle. The universe has delivered this to me for a reason. So I thought, sitting on the couch all day crying is not going to help me get better. So I was really only devastated for about half an hour before I flipped it all around. And since then I have focused on what I need to do to stay alive.” Joel decided not to have chemotherapy and had only a short course of radiation. Instead he chose to have what was actually four cancerous tumours cut out (the biggest one was just over five centimetres) and 44 lymph nodes removed. A few days after his surgery, he was looking for his next clue and the first thing he found was Gold Coast-based Kristine Matheson’s ‘From Cancer to Wellness’ book. “There was so much in that book that spoke to me, it became my bible. And I also did a raw food cooking class with her. Tyler Tolman was another great influence; all his teachings were so invaluable to me.” His thinking was to get rid of the issue in his body and then build up his system to prevent it from coming back. Joel did a lot of high dose intravenous vitamin C therapy, colonics and coffee enemas. Because melanoma is an aggressive cancer but responds well to a strong immune system, the first 18 months involved two to four enemas a day, and
Joel drew information from a range of protocols including: Gerson Therapy, and the work of Kristine Matheson. He detoxified his body, improved his digestive system and created healthy vibrancy. For the last few years Joel has lived a mostly organic, raw, vegan lifestyle. He said it’s all about creating an environment where cancer can’t grow; looking at things holistically including emotional issues, managing stress and developing spiritual awareness. He found a new holistic GP from the Medical Sanctuary on the Gold Coast and has worked with her for the last few years and trusts he can ask detailed questions and she fills in any gaps he may have. He said he has never felt healthier or fitter. “Each day I have a higher level of confidence I am going to be around for a long time.” There are still tough moments when fear creeps in. Joel said he has become more aware of these times and what he can do to stay present and he has noticed himself becoming less rigid with his thinking patterns. He said for the past few years, his holidays have mostly been restricted to places like Byron Bay, the Gold Coast and Bali where he could maintain his health practices. He said one of his next goals is to be able to holiday at more places with abandon. Mind you he says organic and sugar free options are not negotiable. Understandably, his digital marketing career no longer held his interest after such a dramatic life changing experience. With his natural healing abilities and caring nature, he was keen to create a sustainable work/life balance. So he became a qualified colon hydrotherapist and his new path is soul enriching, as he is able to help people holistically and works the hours that suit him. Joel said he has learnt so much about himself but there is a lot of conflicting information out there and it’s confusing when you are in a life threatening situation. “So I learnt early in this journey I had to trust my instinct and do what resonated with me, and pick and choose what I wanted to do. No-one else has the answer to my journey. I have to do what feels right for me.” Sage advice from a man on a health mission. www.sunshinecolonics.com.au Holistic Bliss | JUNE 2017 |
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Mummy why does the doctor not believe me that my eye is okay and will get better?â€? This is what Daniel said to his Mum at a Medical Intuitive session recently. Daniel is a six-year-old boy who is losing his eyesight in his left eye according to the medical system. His Mum brought Daniel to me as she and Daniel believed there was another approach to his sight and needed to understand what was happening. The eye body consciousness is about seeing truth. If there is dis-ease of the eye, it means avoidance and the eye chakra is not in balance, which means there are high expectations. The left eye is linked with the third eye and this means the childâ€™s journey is about seeing beyond duality and using his/her intuition and insight. For Daniel, seeing beyond duality was difficult, as he could see truth that everything is love but when he started school he saw things were not always loving. He was not able to express his insights at school and it felt as though if he went â€˜blindâ€™ he did not have to see the scary monsters (the masculine world
of education). He was avoiding being himself and shining his brilliance. It was important to show Daniel how to â€˜seeâ€™ love on this earth planet and â€˜allowâ€™ him to share his insights. He had high expectations on this soul journey of it being all about love and he felt disappointed. This lead to feeling as though he was disappointing his family and the school teacher. It was time for a transformation of this amazing STAR child personality. Daniel loved all things metaphysical and so he was asked to have an optic calcite crystal on his left eye every day for 15 minutes. This crystal is specific for eyes. He then had to â€˜imagineâ€™ or â€˜seeâ€™ gold energy going inside his 3rd eye and left eye and down the optic nerve and into his brain. When he saw this, he would know that the eye was getting better. Gold is used in alchemy processes as it is the colour of achievement and action, which aids in finding peace, works on the nervous system and brings golden beginnings/endings. Daniel did this for one month. When he returned to see me, his Mum said his sight was 70%
better and the doctors could not explain why. The key to this work is the transformation and recovery, and for children to know it is OK to be themselves and to shine their brilliance. In Danielâ€™s case, it was about showing and being the â€œknowing and all seeingâ€? wisdom. Mum changed Danielâ€™s school to a place where Daniel could share what he â€˜sawâ€™ and felt safe expressing himself. For Medical Intuitive and Millennium Children courses or to learn about empowering your child contact JEAN SHEEHAN. www.AbsoluteEmpowerment.com
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HEALING in the DIGITAL AGE WORDS ASHLEY LOMELINO
oday we have more access than ever to information with just the click of a button. As the digital age evolves, everything must keep up with it, including health education and alternative medicine. What was once taught predominantly in-person, is now moving online. As access to information becomes easier, the number of those wanting to learn increases, and thousands of ebooks and online courses are waiting at their fingertips. So how do you choose the right course for you? ‘Reconnective Healing’ has recently launched a new and interactive online course with thousands already enrolled around the world. Reconnective Healing is a global health and consciousness education company founded by Dr Eric Pearl over 20 years ago. His story, which Dr Pearl describes in his New York Times bestseller ‘The Reconnection: Heal Others, Heal Yourself’, is that he was running a successful chiropractic practice in Los Angeles when a series of unusual occurrences led him to realise that his purpose was far beyond anything he had previously known. Patient after
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What you eat is sustenance for every part of your physical being and that includes your immune system. You eat rubbish and so too will your immune system be rubbish. A lot of my clients generally present with a healthy diet. However one of the most important nutrients for the immune system I test for in clinic are the levels of zinc in your body, and surprisingly the majority of clients are very deficient. Why? Well we have the lowest levels of zinc in our soil in the world! Selenium, an essential immune nutrient, is virtually gone too! So here we are thinking we’re doing the right thing by what we are eating but if it’s not in the soil it’s not in us! What’s the answer? With zinc I suggest very trace amounts are found in the yolk of the egg, mushrooms, pumpkin seeds but still not enough to meet the demands of the body. I would generally supplement if I tested deficient. With Selenium you can get adequate amounts from 4-5 Brazil nuts a day. Obviously not grown in Oz.
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t was 1999 and it was about 6am. I had been awake for hours, crying uncontrollably and for no specific reason. Life was good, it seemed. But there was a deep despair in me that I could not shake. Could it be that loss of identity when we sold our business a year before? Could it be that I was parenting a teenager at the time? Could it be that despite a seemingly loving relationship, there was still something missing? In the end, I could not lay claim on any of these outside factors. I knew somehow the source was internal. There was some calling in my soul that I could not contact, no matter what I did. In desperation, after about a year of this, for a short time, I began a course of antidepressants, which helped me feel somehow sane again but it flat-lined ALL feelings, not just the sad ones. That summer, I opened a magazine
and read about ‘The Journey’. The article was speaking specifically about depression and my eyes widened. I turned the page and saw Brandon Bays’ photo in the ad and got an immediate rush through my body – I knew I had to go… and… it was on that weekend in Brisbane – her very first Journey Intensive in Australia; a twoday workshop that gave real tools for emotional healing. The process is about gently getting in touch with the source of the emotion, the cell memory associated with that and healing through a dialogue with those associated with the memory resulting in ultimate forgiveness. It’s deep work. And it takes courage. But that weekend changed my life. I waited seven months, as I knew that depression could come and go until I finally declared that I was depression free. I went on to become a practitioner of the
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From ILLUSION to ENLIGHTENMENT WORDS MICHAEL ROADS
e are beings of pure creation, this is our design… to create. My teachings are based in the universal principles of truth; to teach these principles you are required to discover them. One of these principles states that in every moment of your life you are creating the direction and the content of every moment of your life. Obviously this principle holds the key to personal transformation. One way or another we never stop creating. If we look at the rising suicides, dementia, drug and alcohol problems, depression and sicknesses, it becomes apparent we are transforming into a species that is far less than our potential. Always remember that transformation can work both ways! While we continue to be predominantly subconscious as a species, forever caught in a continuous loop of more-of-the-same,
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of its own species, and thus moves forward toward transformation. We of humanity, do not have a ready-made blueprint to follow. We are creating that very blueprint in every moment of our lives and living; in every conversation and the emotions that arise; in every subconscious thought and the sub-emotions that arise… all unwittingly and unknowingly. Every time we react, we move backwards simply because we are re-enacting from our past. Equally, each time we lovingly respond, we move forward. Fear reacts from the past, while love responds from the moment. Love, then, is the key! It becomes startlingly obvious that love offers the most perfect transformation, and is always available to us. All we need to do is constantly and consciously… choose love! www.michaelroads.com
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WORDS RAELENE BYRNE
onsciousness and awareness are on the rise, with increasingly more people asking the questions, feeling uncomfortable with the lives they have been living, wanting to find happiness and desiring something different of themselves. The process of transformation has three clear aspects and stages where you engage your mind, body, and soul/spirit for absolute change. First stage engages the mind as you make choices for change when something in your daily life is too uncomfortable to keep living it. The second stage you are required to do the inner work, to examine, release and transcend the things that are not working, and this is the most challenging part of the process. This is the part that requires devotion, patience, gentleness with self and the space to shift. There are no shortcuts at this stage; lots of reality checks, opportunities to surrender and face you. It can either be exciting, or painful, depending on whether you are in resistance or allowing.
The last stage is the re-emerging or the embodiment of the change, the ‘new you’, where your spirit is governing your life, not your personality or ego taking charge anymore. This is where you are connected to something bigger, more empowering; a space of trust in your creative process of life by listening to your wisdom with clarity. Recently I had a Skype session with a new client from the USA and introduced what I was offering. The client talked and barely drew breath. Every time I would start to engage, I was talked down. Okay, so this person just needs to be heard. After nearly an hour of paying attention to the client’s ‘story’ and being excluded from the one-sided conversation, a moment opened, where I could jump in. The client had a drink of water and I suggested for our eyes to be closed and to breathe together. I watched as the energy field calmed down, then what came out of my mouth was, “When do you think you will be sick of your victim story?” A moment of
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hat is transformation? It’s generally regarded as a marked change in form, nature, or appearance. What better way to transform than with yoga! A study published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, funded in part by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, demonstrated that yoga may be able to change brain chemistry. The study concluded that yoga resulted in increased levels of the neurotransmitter Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) in the brain. Low levels of GABA are associated with anxiety and depression, conditions often associated with heartbreak, stress and addiction. Ahimsa, from the first ‘limb’ of yoga, is the idea that the practitioner should be non-harming. Himsa means ‘injustice or cruelty’. ‘Ahimsa’ is as the absence of violence but also conscious consideration and love for one’s self and others. This is about being kind to
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yourself. Non-acceptance is harming yourself by resisting what is. In the case of addiction, taking drugs is another way of assaulting your body and mind. Dhyana, from the seventh ‘limb’ of yoga, is meditation. Meditation is indicated for other types of recovery including alleviating a chronically activated stress response. PTSD is common and is caused by severe emotional and psychological trauma. Many people who have gone through combat stress feel disconnected from themselves and others. Yoga means union, bringing together parts as a whole. Yoga helps people connect with themselves and others again. An eight-week study published in The International Journal of Yoga Therapy about Yoga Nidra (which could be thought of as a kind of laying down meditation), found the participants who completed the study reported reduced rage, anxiety, and emotional reactivity, and increased feelings of relaxation, peace, self-awareness, and self-efficacy,
despite challenges with mental focus, intrusive memories, and other concerns. Yoga and meditation are just two examples of simple, natural and holistic non-pharmaceutical interventions that will support recovery and act as a vehicle for transformation. Transformation is a part of life; to transform for the better means to evolve. Everything in life transforms eventually, but you need to make a conscious choice to transform into a superior version of you. What seems to be the end of the world for the caterpillar is actually the transformation to its superior-self, the butterfly. The journey of recovery can be a tough road to travel, but tough roads can lead to beautiful places. A diamond, one of the strongest and beautiful objects in the known world, is transformed as a result of incredible pressure endured for billions of years. www.nobullshitwellness.com
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THE GIFT OF MEDICINE WORDS DR CARLOS SANCHEZ
t’s almost a norm to feel sick, as unfortunately most of the population’s health status is poor. Factors such as: mineral deficiencies in the soil, refined carbohydrates, lack of liposoluble vitamins, stressful lifestyles, and lack of exercise, is the recipe for disaster. However, all along my medical career I have had the privilege to see the transformation of a lot of my patients. Although, it wasn’t until I started an holistic approach, that I saw the remarkable changes that make someone feel like a new person, feeling the healthiest they have ever been. It is very rewarding to be able to empower my patients and guide them through the right path, so they can take control of their own health, understanding the origin of their illness and being able to tackle the root cause of it. Bringing the science and twenty
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years of medical clinical experience into my practice, looking into the biochemistry and pathophysiology, we can understand the development of symptoms. It is through the correction of this biochemistry that people feel better. The numbers normally corroborate the clinical improvement of the person. Using a low stress, anti-inflammatory diet, working on vitamin and mineral deficiencies, together with exercise (once the energy levels are back), compounds the clinical results. I can think of one of my most recent patients: a middle-aged man with long standing anxiety and depression, generalised inflammation, with gastrointestinal symptoms of nausea and vomiting, excess weight and no energy. After explaining why he was feeling sick, he understood why he needed to make changes, as he was suffering.
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After a couple of weeks of changing his diet to reduce his insulin resistance, he was feeling much better having dropped a few kilos, having no more gastrointestinal symptoms and his mood improved. We could see his inflammatory markers, and liver function correcting towards optimal values. He and his wife are now happy. After being on different medications for many years, he has been able to start weaning them down with the goal of ceasing them, as we have addressed the cause rather than the symptoms. I work in a partnership with my patients; listening to them. I keep learning from them and evolving my practice which gives me many rewards to continue researching this field of medicine. DR CARLOS SANCHEZ is a GP at Ibuki Health. www.ibukihealth.com
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5 helpful ideas to START TRANSFORMING YOUR LIFE WORDS JULES O’NEILL
IDEA 1: Be the ‘observer’ of who you are ‘emotionally’ in your home. The universe reflects your most dominate vibration. How you ‘emotionally feel’ regularly in your home, is a big clue to what your life is reflecting back at you, anywhere in your life! IDEA 2: Where energy goes, momentum flows! If there is no natural momentum in a choice you are making for yourself, your body is telling you something. Listen! Natural momentum happens EVEN when our emotions are all over the place. You would have heard many times from many different people, a similar expression: “I felt the fear/resistance/shame and did it anyway!” That’s because they had natural momentum! IDEA 3: SLOW DOWN and ‘feel’ home! Where is your natural momentum, from a ‘feeling’ point of view rather than only a ‘thinking’ point of view? Allow ‘home’ to be a place where you ‘feel’ your most favourite consistent vibes. Naturally and easily! Begin to learn where they are in your home, who
they are with and what is happening in these times. This is a clear window into your heart. IDEA 4: In the spaces when your emotions at home are not feeling natural and easy, pay attention! Get help if needed. There are many awesome modalities that can assist you transforming these spaces from emotional stress into conscious clarity. These transformations can take longer and have many things – on an individual, case-by-case situation – to consider, love and understand throughout the journey. Patience with time, clarity, experiences, self-awareness and deep self-honesty is needed, to completely transform into where you are wholeheartedly living a life you love. IDEA 5: Everything and anything is possible! Transforming your home vibe to ‘feel’ consistently natural and easy, is possible no matter what has happened. Home is usually the most challenging of spaces to transform as well as by far the most rewarding – always and in all ways!
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Where to now? Our egos, limiting core beliefs, excuses and conditioned comforts all speak the loudest at home. Don’t let these tell you home is anything other than a warm, loving, light, fun, nurturing, open, safe and a secure place to ‘feel’ who you are in. From an observer’s point of view, begin to notice what things in the home bring you joy when you give in to a ‘space’. By a ‘space’ I mean a situation, person, substance, kitchen, laundry, backyard, activity etc. Are you showing up with a natural easy momentum, and a joy of giving into it? Or is your focus on what you may ‘get’ from that space? This lets you know straight away if you are flowing with natural momentum – regardless of emotions. You will be reflecting great things as well. If your energy is not flowing in a direction, it is time to explore and discover a piece of you. It’s there and if you are willing you will find it, start looking at home! www.bodyconsciousness.com.au
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Tuning in to your
WORDS AMANDA MACKAY
was diagnosed with bronchial asthma at age five and after conventional medical treatment, my parents turned to the then quite alternative field of self-discovery, energy healing and whole foods. My father worked as a spiritual healer and my mother owned various health food stores for decades. Fast forward forty years, while laying on a treatment table, a friend of mine used tuning forks in my biofield after reading Eileen McKusick’s book, ‘Tuning the Human Biofield’. This changed my life and a situation I had been challenged with for far too long, as it was related to a past life, resolved and the related body pain was gone… I had to learn more! So how does biofield tuning work? I’m sure you’ve heard the sayings, ‘You could cut the air with a knife’ or ‘You could feel the electricity in the air’ when talking about emotional situations; emotions are vibrations. When you’ve lived through a trauma, stress, had a major life
experience or met someone of significance, there is always emotion attached to it. Imagine your biofield (aura) is like the rings of a tree. Starting at five feet from your body is your birth, close to your body is ‘now’, so the emotions of the events of your life are energetically stored in this timeline. When I am working in a client’s biofield, the energy/emotion may be recalibrated by the vibration of the tuning forks. How is this possible? The body recognises the sound of the tuning fork as harmonious and adjusts and integrates the imbalance. Have you or someone you know been consistently attracted to unhealthy relationships? There is a vibration, usually a lack of self-worth, in the biofield that is drawn to that type of person, if you did not have that vibration, you wouldn’t notice that person in a crowd, they would not register on your radar. Similarly, they would not be attracted to you, they consciously or subconsciously seek a
partner they can control and a healthy self-esteem is difficult to diminish, so why would they bother! Often during a biofield tuning session, the client can feel changes in their body as the distorted vibration is being balanced, some have reported body pain releasing that has not returned which is a relief when it’s been a long term issue. Biofield tuning doesn’t require the client to relive the experience, talk about the trauma or even remember all the details of the event, the biofield acts as the memory or the storage space, the tuning forks clear the dissonance and the body accepts the healing. It is that simple yet so profound, it is an honour for me to assist people heal and find their true vibration. AMANDA studied Biofield Tuning Level I and II with Australian facilitator Toni Cross and Level III with Eileen McKusick on her first Australian visit. Her healing space is in Brisbane and she offers distance sessions nationally and internationally. www.amandamackay.com.au
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hat does ‘good water’ mean to you? I believe that good water is the key to my overall wellbeing. Drinking an adequate amount of good water each day is vital to support healthy body functioning and body regulation. Our body is primarily water, and water is found and required in every part of our body, right down to the ‘building blocks of life’, our cells. Over the last 15 years, I have researched the quality of our tap water, bottled water, what determines good water and the importance of good quality water to our overall health. I have come to the conclusion that good water is the first step to significantly reduce our chances of being inflicted by various diseases. It’s also the first step to combat almost any disease and should be the first step of every healthy diet. A lot of us seem to compare the
water coming through our tap with that of third world countries, believing that our water is of high purity, when in fact our tap water is contaminated with chlorine, fluoride (some areas), parasites, algae, heavy metals, agricultural chemicals, industrial waste, dirt, rust, and it smells and tastes bad. To protect our family from these contaminants in our water, I found that the only cost effective solution was to purify our tap water. My passion for supplying good water extended beyond myself and my family. I discovered an urge within me to share my knowledge and educate others about the importance of good water, the huge difference it will make to our overall health and wellbeing, from head to toe – inside to out, regardless of our age, fitness level and health status. Just over 10 years ago, I set out to fulfil my urge and passion; I started
‘Pure Drop Water Purifiers’. I have been fielding questions and discussing the issues with our water with thousands of people at home shows, markets etc, over the phone and via email. To date, it still surprises me how many people don’t think about water quality when considering their overall health and wellbeing. I encourage people to do their own research on water quality, because it does vary from one area to the next and come from different sources. For example, tank water can present some different problems which are more likely to include parasites, bacteria and viruses. I believe that a water purifier is the most important health care product available and it should be promoted more as a preventative for illness and an essential aid for sustaining good health. www.puredrop.net.au
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HOLISTIC KIDS AND PARENTS
The art of
WORDS SHARON TURTON
7 SIMPLE YET PROFOUND STEPS TO BE THE PARENT YOU CHOOSE TO BE Step 5: Have Empathy and Forgive ast month we explored how opening into the present moment with our kids, gives a wider perspective of the triggering situation. It allows us to see not only the surface reaction of what happened but also to sense the underlying deeper pain of what might have provoked the behaviour in the first place. As we are more present with ourselves, we can feel into the inner world of our kids with greater tolerance and understanding for what’s really going on for them. This is the gift of empathy. As we open empathetically, our own judgements and expectations fall away. We are able to see our kids for whom they really are, rather than seeing them as the enemy and reacting unconsciously with frustration or impatience to the surface behaviour. We are usually so caught up in our own needs and wants that we forget
what it must be like for our kids to be hurried here or dragged there to keep up with our busy schedule… when all they want to do is follow that magical, glistening snail trail or complete their Lego tower. So look through your child’s eyes, listen through their ears and feel through their senses. Will you discover a world that is innocent, unhurried and full of possibilities… or a conflicting world of expectations, judgements and adult stress? Of course we can’t run our lives solely around our kids, but when we open empathetically, we have much greater clarity and perspective of the situation and what ‘really’ needs to happen. With empathy we can see beneath our own protective armour and enquire honestly as to the cause of our own triggers. Did your child say or do something that was taboo; that when you were little you would have been in deep trouble for? Do their actions
trigger anger, anxiety or rejection deep inside of you that is too painful to bare… and it’s easier to get angry than feel the deeper feelings? Could your kids be hurting inside and their surface behaviour a cry for help, or an unsuccessful attempt to dispel big feelings they don’t know how to deal with? So look beyond the surface behaviour and sense how they are really feeling. Empathy creates healthy intimacy in relationships and is a precursor for forgiveness. When we forgive, we are released from the clenches of our own hurt, anger, judgements or blame. We let go. We can then reconnect lovingly with our kids in the heart space – where true connection resides. Contact SHARON for private coaching, Journey sessions and workshops – Sharon is the sole presenter for ‘The Journey’ in Australia and author of two books. Next parent/kids workshops 12 & 13 August – Sunshine Coast. www.sharonturton.com
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HOLISTIC KIDS AND PARENTS
How to make PREGNANT WITH TWINS a whole lot easier WORDS LAUREN MARIE
You’re pregnant… and there are two!” Time freezes. Legs go to jelly. Doctor’s talking turns to distant blurry noise. The experience of pregnancy, starting with the day you discover the news, is hard to describe. Pregnant with twins is a whole other animal. Surprise pregnancy with twins in a foreign country in a brand new relationship with an irregular ‘job’ and no health insurance… let’s just say it was a bit of a shock. I had no idea what to expect, and I was constantly being told what to expect. Because of my age, I was considered a ‘high-risk’ pregnancy. Because I was having twins, that was considered ‘high-risk’ as well. What high-risk means is that at every doctor’s appointment, they looked at my body with wary eyes, ordering lots of extra scans, blood-work, tests, and asked me a lot of questions to determine how precarious the state of my body and the babies were. There was one problem. They
didn’t know about my secret weapon. Actually, my secret arsenal of militarygrade weaponry, called Access Consciousness®. Morning sickness? Who does that belong to? Anemia? Body: what process would assist you in growing more than enough big hearty blood cells? What foods do you desire to be able to get the iron and nutrients you require? Hormonal moody b$tch take-over? Nothing a little Access Bars® can’t handle in an hour or two. Heartburn? How about a 1-2-3 contribution to the earth? Or 10 or 20 of those and then some peppermint tea? Four tiny knees in the ribcage and a shoulder in the bladder? Little dudes, please can you move so Mummy’s body can have more ease? Total overwhelm/meltdown/freakout? What questions can I ask here? Universe, show me something beautiful! Babies, can you please contribute to this being ease for all of us? And while you’re at it, please contribute to us
making a lot of money. Thank you! I won’t lie. There were days when I thought I might die. There were moments that I spent 10 seconds hoping for death. But they were few. Very few, far between, short-lived, and I always had a tool, question or body process to pull out to handle it. I also have a sweet, nurturing partner who cared for me and our bodies constantly, running body processes on my body every night, and running my Bars whenever the “waaaaambulance” visited. And we welcomed two beautiful babies into the world! It’s time we create our world, our planet, and use those weapons of massdestruction to blast away anything that gets in our way. Let’s use every tool and weapon we can get our hands on to our advantage! And let’s acknowledge the brilliance of our bodies, and gift them (and us) with these incredible energies. LAUREN MARIE is a Mumma of two and Access Consciousness Certified Facilitator. www.meetlaurenmarie.com
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accepted. The inventiveness and the creativity of this year will be foremost. One of the strong features of the year is opposition of giant Jupiter to the farther planet Uranus. The close dates are 26 December 2016, 2 March 2017, and 28 September 2017. Jupiter is expansive and Uranus is the radical enlightener. This is an incredibly rebellious and forceful aspect bringing great success for any child who has this at birth, especially if their future involves spiritual or social reformation. It can create exciting visions for the future that inspire others to follow a path to illumination. Jupiter opposite Uranus can also be extravagant in the pursuit of personal freedom due to their dynamism creating electrical sparks from Uranus amplified the size of Jupiter. The two opposite are volatile, and always unique and inventive. So far we’ve seen some extraordinary moves in world politics and in shifts in economies, elections and reforms/rebellions in many countries. If you have planets at 20, 22 or 27 degrees of Aries/Libra/Cancer/ Capricorn then you’re directly affected by this sparky combination. Children born around the dates above will have the opposition strongest in their charts producing radical reformers as they mature. We also have planet Saturn, the
conservative, responsible and structured one, in the sign of Sagittarius 2015 to 2017 bringing great changes in religion, education and international relations. We see it already with inquiries into the churches’ behaviour, the restructuring of university fees in Australia and shifts in politics such as the Brexit vote decision and the US election of Donald Trump. Two eclipses in each of February and August both have huge effects. The February 11th Lunar eclipse landed on Vladimir Putin’s Midheaven point (his career/public image) at 22 degrees Leo and he has not been out of the news since. His image has taken a beating in the Western media. The August 21/22nd Solar eclipse happens at 29 degrees Leo and its shadow passes right across the USA continent. Ray Merriman, a leading financial astrologer said about this eclipse, “The solar eclipse of August 21 will conjoin Mars in late Leo and on US President Donald Trump’s natal Mars and Ascendant. For those who don’t know the language of astrology, that is a powerful, forceful, and aggressive dynamic. If not contained, it could lead to disputes and an increase in hostilities throughout the world, involving the USA.” Eclipses trigger events in life – the Lunar eclipse is more about internal personal events and the Solar eclipse is
more about externally caused events. Late August and September will be pivotal months for the world and especially for people of the USA. CLEAR COMMUNICATIONS Clear communications are important to us all. Every now and again planet Mercury (ruling communications) goes visually backwards in the sky due to the way planets orbit at different speeds. Faster ones overtake the slower. Mercury goes backwards – retrograde – about every 4 months and may cause all sorts of communications and media stuffups. You need to be careful that you communicate clearly, watch the details in contracts and listen carefully to others. In 2017 it was April 9th-May 3rd in Taurus/Aries. From August 13th-Sept 5th in Virgo/Leo, and December 3rd-22nd in Sagittarius. Those periods can cause many difficulties where people hear each other wrongly or don’t even hear each other at all. Mark the dates in your diary so you are aware and take your time with communicating. The pace of the Jupiter-Uranus opposition hurries the speed of change in the world today. Don’t take things for granted – allow your boundaries to shift. RICHARD is an astrologer of 25 years and Feng Shui practitioner of 16 years. He also brings in the healing stone Shungite from Russia. www.richardgiles.info
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FIND THE MAGIC IN NAMBOUR
DISCOVER THE MAGIC
WORDS FRIDELLE STANYER
have presently chosen Nambour as my home on my soul journey. This town has a lot to offer once you let go of preconceptions. Don’t judge a book by its cover. The green surroundings are very healing for the heart and soul. Let me introduce you to a few great shops in Nambour, where you will be able to pick up the Bliss Magazine while browsing through their treasures or enjoying some yummy healthy food. Health Beat, Nambour Plaza, created by Jodie – this lively little health food store is jam-packed full of all your healthy foods, organic produce and quality advice from naturopaths, dietitians and nutritionists. Husk & Honey, 18 Queen St, created by Tash + Johnny – entirely gluten free and grain free café, using seasonal ingredients as much as possible, with everything made fresh daily on site – including all cakes. Crystal Realm, 28 Queen St, created by Pamela – a wide range of alternate clothes for all ages, at
affordable prices. They carry natural fibre and clothing. They also have ‘New Age’ giftware. Great ambiance. Come in and enjoy, even if it is only for a chat. Cannopathy, 80 Howard St, created by Melanie and Stephen – read their article from last month and visit these amazingly knowledgeable people. And hear about the benefits of therapeutic grade hemp oil. The Fragrance & Giftware Emporium, 35 Howard St, created by Leanne – as in the name ‘Emporium’, they have it all. Loads of beautiful gifts for everyone. Essential and fragrant oils, perfumes and body products. Come in and see for yourself. Aladdin’s Eclectic Treasures, 95 Currie St, created by Tanya and Sallie – see advert below. Grace Gifts for the Soul, C-Square, Shop 57, 52/64 Currie St, created by Emma – a little shop of treasures stocking crystals, silver jewellery, essential oils, tarot/oracle cards and mind body and spirit reading materials.
The vibe is amazing. Come and experience the awesome energy. Tiptoe Gifts, 24 Lowe St, created by Ruth and her lovely staff – customers have a wow effect the moment they enter this unique shop. The variety of ladies’ clothes for all ages, sizes and occasions, scarves, shoes and gifts galore is mind-boggling. Come in and feel the magic unfold. FRIDELLE is a qualified Angel and Crystal Reader, a Psychic Medium, a Clear Focus Mentor and Reiki Master. She also does Hypnotherapy, Past Life Regression and Time Line Therapy. She loves working with the pure energy of children and holds a Blue Card. Bring your little darlings along to do griddings with crystals or for readings with Angels, Fairies, Mermaids and Dolphins cards. Email: email@example.com or phone 0412 846 995. “Thank you, my dear friend Mandy from ‘Touched by Crystal Angels’ in Caloundra, for taking the photo of me and the beautiful angel in your magical shop. Angel Blessings to you all.”
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Interview with Rex Urwin:
THE MIND AND BEYOND
WORDS VANESSA FINNIGAN
and we continue to evolve with our life work. Vanessa: How would you describe the work you do and the benefits? Rex: We are a community, a family, with close connections and relationships with our clients. Our clients’ success is our success. We align our clients with their core values, their unique interests and passions and help them build a skillset to tap into their absolute potential in order to live the best quality of life possible. Workshops and one-on-one sessions are designed to create understandings at both the conscious and unconscious level. We educate and empower our clients with a range of skillsets including: Communication skills and rapport building, eliciting core values and constructing patterns to embody them, goal setting mastery (with specific mention of our 10 dimensions of wealth), unblocking un-resourceful loops that repeat in our lives, anchoring and utilising resourceful states, and fundamentals of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. These skillsets, along with guided trance and meditation
Vanessa: What were you doing before Mind Matters Institute? Rex: It’s been quite a journey from being a street kid growing up in New Zealand to then studying psychology/behavioural science and working in corporate fields. Then it was about finding the real me through all the metaphors of what you think is important and relocating to Australia. After being disillusioned with traditional therapeutic approaches, I started a search to find more effective ways to facilitate change. Vanessa: Who or what inspired you to be working in the field of mind set change? Rex: I discovered a life changing NLP book by Harry Alder from the UK and developed a connection with him. I asked him for a teacher he could recommend in Australia and he suggested NLP trainer Catherine Connolly. Catherine had already set up Mind Matters Institute and I trained with her and we eventually went on to work together and marry and expand Mind Matters Institute. Then together we created the Mind Set Mastery courses
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work, utilising brain waves for specific requirements, enables our clients to obtain and build a well-balanced life of unique wealth. Everything we do is done to assist people to fulfil their potential in aligning with their unique nature; because we believe the evolving consciousness of humanity is capable of incredible co-operative and collective health, happiness, peace and prosperity; and that it is the birthright of each and every individual. Internal harmony of each person creates a world in harmony. We offer solutions to our clients’ problems by understanding their brain, beliefs and patterns. As most of our behaviours are driven from our unconscious, it is from the unconscious that true change can take place. REX and CATHERINE have worked with over 7000 people over the last 20 years throughout Australia, New Zealand, England, USA, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia. They are also co-producers and featured in Emmanuel Itier’s film ‘The Cure’ to be released later this year. www.mindmattersinstitute.com
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“Who we are in the present includes who we were in the past.” – Mr Rogers
e all have them – those past struggles we’ve been through that both seem to confine us, hinder us, frighten us, and bog us down. And, however we wish they wouldn’t – those memories influence how we interact with the world around us. “…your ability to envision the future is strongly influenced by your memory for the past,” says Art Markman, PhD in a Psychology Today article – www.psychologytoday.com/blog/ ulterior-motives/201108/your-view-thefuture-is-shaped-the-past The places we’ve been, the things we’ve seen, the relationships we’ve had; those are a part of who we are. And yet… They don’t need to dictate who we become. They don’t need to dictate what we accomplish.
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RE-GROW TEETH? WORDS SHAUNA TEAKEN
top tooth decay, regrow gum and bone? Is it really possible? What if our bodies are capable of growing three or four sets of teeth in our lifetime? What if I told you there’s a microorganism in our bodies that dissipates plaque and calculus – the major causes of periodontal disease and decay in the mouth? What if gleaming, strong teeth, healthy gums and no cavities was possible for everyone? What if your gums didn’t have to recede and in fact could regrow? These ideas may fly directly in the face of everything we’ve been entrained to believe. Have you heard of people who have no dental fillings, or who have re-grown teeth – like the ‘strange’ great-grandma who had dentures and then re-grew her teeth! What if these are natural capacities of our bodies?
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TRANSFORMATION is not a SOLO JOURNEY WORDS SONYA DRIVER
had a moment today when I realised after seven years of incredible growth in my organic company (that started out of my tiny kitchen) I still had my first two salespeople! As I looked at them, hugging hello to each other, I thought about their personal transformation and it has been truly monumental… Not everyone comes along for the ride, but not everyone is supposed to… That had to be my hardest lesson knowing in my gut when to cut some people loose but also valuing and liking them at the same time. I truly believe that transformation comes to us by pushing forward. It’s about persistence and drive, but also by making some tough and painful decisions. I’ll be straight up… DON’T let the crap transform you. Business and life will be challenging but shake it off and go for gold.
I have a saying, “build everything on a good foundation. Believe and work harder than 95% of other people, it’s in that pain and effort you will find the GOLD”. And I know this from personal experience! So from hard beginnings, I personally transformed an idea to a very successful global business because I felt the pain and still (sometimes crawling) I move forward knowing the rewards that come with it. Next week I board a plane for London to train a chain of stores that I have been working to get into for years! Planet Organic, a highly respected chain has taken my Aussie range and sold out within one week! What do I believe? Anyone can transform their business if they can stand a little heat, because let’s be honest, not many are clapping for you when you win! (Don’t let it stop you!)
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Q: Can you tell us a bit about your background and what were you doing before you created ‘Bella Naturally’? A: Job wise, I came from a corporate background and decided to have a break from that and start my own adventure in small business. The timing was spot-on when my second child arrived and I threw myself into it, driving my dream into action. I love the flexibility and freedom to choose
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Regrow teeth or receded gums?
So what is Generative Energetic Dentistry?
No more plaque or decay?
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Restore bone loss? What if it’s possible to start generating a new possibility for your teeth, gums, jaws – right now?
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How to easily make over your WORDS JANINE HALL
ARNING! This article could be very controversial; it’s written with the intent to inform and educate you on little known facts about lip care products. My goal is to encourage you to think differently and to ask questions. Why? Because your lips deserve nothing but the very best! Being responsible for helping 1000s of women and men take better care of their lips is something that I love sharing my knowledge about and I can’t tell you the amount of people who say thankyou, “I never knew that about my lips”. THE LITTLE KNOWN FACTS… 1. Did you know a recent study suggests that certain lip care products still use lead, as high as 75%? And according to some studies, there should be no safe level. 2. What is also concerning is that we actually digest most of what is put on our lips. 3. There is also a misconception that natural products are all safe and don’t
LIP CARE INGREDIENTS
contain known carcinogens, such as mineral oils and petroleum. 4. Is long wear lipstick safe? The technology used for long wear lip products gives the effect of transdermal water loss, which means that there’s a film that sits over the top of your lip but doesn’t allow any penetration of moisture to occur. This makes them incredibly dehydrating to your lips. It literally is depleting the moisture right out of your lips. 5. Are essential oils safe to use in lip balm? As a fully qualified aroma therapist, I recognise and understand the potency and healing properties found in essential oils. However, I have never used them in any lip care product because the TGA has not approved EO for digestion in Australia. For this reason, I recommend choosing products that use the whole plant or active botanical to produce safe levels for your lips to consume. 6. You should also avoid using lanolin and benzene as these are known as highly allergic ingredients.
7. The 10 known carcinogens and hormone disruptors found in lip care products: Petroleum and mineral oils, fragrance and synthetic oils, FD&C, D&C 38, phalates, D&C 22, formaldehyde, retinyl palmitate, methyl and propyl parabens, synthetic fragrances. With all this in mind, is it any wonder most people get confused. However, there is an easy way to transition your lip care products to making them safe for you. The number one thing you can do is take the list above with you the next time you’re choosing a product. And the other suggestion is asking, or phoning the company to make sure you are getting what you really want. Remember your lips deserve nothing but the very best so please remember to ask and do your research before purchasing. Not sure about your lip care products? Why not book a lip care consult with me. Phone: 0409 262 062 www.organiclipbalm.com.au
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Natural remedies: Part 2 WORDS DR ELAINE CEBULIAK
oes your fluffy friend have ailments? Here are a few common ones and some holistic remedies:
DIARRHOEA • Don’t offer your pet any solid food for a couple of days. Bone broth can be provided, removing the fat layer by skimming it off the top. • Provide plenty of water and an electrolyte solution to avoid dehydration. Give your pet ice cubes to lick or chew on if he/she won’t drink water. • Soothe your pet’s upset stomach during the first day of fasting by giving a few teaspoons of slippery elm powder mixed to a paste with fresh apple juice.
This will encourage the growth of gutfriendly bacteria in the intestines. Add a good quality probiotic such as Inner Health, plus the juice from homemade sauerkraut, a teaspoon of yoghurt (no sugar added), kefir, or kombucha. • Try changing your pet’s diet from red meat to a white meat such as chicken. Some animals have specific allergies, usually to proteins or preservatives. • Once the diarrhoea has stopped, offer bland food such as boiled rice (well rinsed before cooking) with a little poached, skinless white chicken meat for one to four days. Gradually reintroduce your pet’s usual food. • Diarrhoea can also be caused by intestinal worms, so treat your pet for an infestation, especially if this is the likely cause. Most dogs are on monthly heartworm prevention which will eliminate common intestinal worms, however some tapeworms are not covered by some of these. • Consult your vet if the diarrhoea continues for more than 2 days, or if it is bloody, or seems painful. • Overeating and scavenging can
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inflammatory and pain-killing properties. It can also be used to treat bruises, sprains and swellings. However, do not use it on deep, open wounds. Calendula, dilute lavender and witch hazel are also helpful. • Secure a gauze bandage over the graze if necessary. Be careful not to put this on too tight, as limb swelling and lymphoedema can occur (this is painful and can even damage tissue). This may stop your pet scratching the graze.
SKIN IRRITATIONS • Check with your vet what may have caused the irritation. It could be fleas, contact with grass/plants (such as wandering jew or buffalo grass), mange
mites, tick larvae, an allergy to food, inhaled particles such as pollen or contact with house dust mites. • Wash your pet’s feet with cold water after it has been playing on freshly cut or dew-dampened grass. • If your pet suffers from a grass allergy, make cotton booties from an old T-shirt. Secure the material with a sticky bandage so it won’t be chewed off easily. Feed small finger dipped drops of local grown honey several times a day – leave little containers around the house so you don’t forget. This is a method of hyposensitising orally to the local pollens bees come in contact with and bring to the honey.
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