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Creating Change

Cleanse Secrets

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Follow your bliss!


any people are talking about how different they perceive the energy to be this year and how excited they are to create new adventures. As March graces us with its new energy and ‘autumness’ what a perfect time to look at letting go of what is not working and opening some new doors of ‘vitality’. I looked at the articles coming through this month and I thought it was interesting how a lot of our writers chose to write about the mental and emotional side of ‘cleansing’ and letting go of the thoughts and beliefs that don’t serve us well… particularly guilt and shame based ones. So it’s a very unique edition (which includes all our regular features as well). I have done some quite extreme detoxing and cleansing over the years on all levels and found it a fascinating

adventure, I also explored the other side in my early adult years with sugar and junk food. These days I listen more to my body rather than following a strict regime and I have noticed I have more energy than I have ever had in my life. What if we didn’t make ourselves wrong for not living off sprouts and spirulina smoothies 24/7? What if cleansing was a nurturing process – about finding what works for you and your body at different times and phases of your life? Maybe a month, a week or even a day of a ‘self care cleanse’ where you let go of making yourself ‘bad’, ‘lazy’, ‘fat’, ‘useless’… could be kind to you instead? Happy adventures and check out the inspiring story of our cover girl Jenni Madison on page 16-17.


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Organic Sisters


Creating Change


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Coconut Bliss!

MARCH 2014 EDITION VOLUME 55 ISS N: 1836-8840


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8 FOOD FOR THE SOUL 6 The Australian Pumpkin Seed Company by Gabby Scott


6 Ginger Bliss by Heidi Tschannen & the Eumundi Medicine Man Team 7 Sowing the Seeds: Part 2 by Sarah Clarke 8 Keralan Chicken Recipe by Vicki Taylor 9 Organic Sisters Review 10 Secrets to Effective Cleansing by Shannon Flavell 12 Raw Nutrition to the Rescue 14 What is in the Water You Drink? by Ann Zulehner 15 Need a Lift? COVER STORY 16-17  Jenni Madison Coconut Bliss! 18 Holistic Doctors Creating Change 19 Guilt and the Lymphatic System by Jean Sheehan 20 What if You’ve Never Been Wrong? by Dr Dain Heer



Cleansing Inside and Out by Katrina Drew

22 Positive Negatives by Michelle Lightworker 23 The Guilt Cleanse by Lee Gailer 24 “All Disease Starts in the Gut” by Suzi Le Fanue 25 The Real Story Behind Weight Gain and Loss by Cameron Sterling 26 Surfing the Waves of Emotion

27 Grace and Flow by Alexandra Michelle 28-29  Cleanse Your Belief Systems Using Your Mind! by Jules O’Neill HOLISTIC KIDS AND PARENTS 30 The Magic Child by Dr Jeff Mathews 31 Q&A with Jean Sheehan MOVE YOUR BODY Move Your Body for a Healthy 32-33  Brain by Dr David Hendrey & Dr Eric Slead

MINDFULNESS AND CONTEMPLATION 34 Karuna Reiki, the Compassionate Reiki Healing System by Richard Giakoumis 35 Is There Such A Thing as Bad Meditation? by Mary-Lou Stephens 36-37 Being OK With Not Feeling OK by Cameron Aggs ECO, ORGANIC, BEAUTY AND STYLE 38-39  Travel Tips with Amanda Rootsey 40 Juicy New Business on the Coast 40 Giveaway to the First 50 Viewers 43 HOLISTIC AS Books and more… NATURAL ANIMAL CARE Holistic Health Care for Pets 44 by Robyn Harper 45 How Do You Become Aware Of What You Are Not Aware Of? by Viv Adcock 46




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The Australian Pumpkin Seed Company WORDS GABBY SCOTT


umpkin seeds and their oil have been a staple part of the diet of many European and Middle Eastern cultures for a long time, but it is only in recent years that an Australian industry has emerged. Starting in Qld in 2002, the West family now run their farm in the Ovens Valley in Victoria, while actively encouraging other farmers to join their mission. The pumpkin they grow is the Styrian pumpkin, often referred to as the Naked pumpkin, as the seeds don’t have the usual white shell around them. These seeds are large and beautifully dark green, packed with oil and nutrition. The oil they produce is traditionally coldpressed and of the highest quality. A beautiful biproduct of the oil making process is the pumpkin seed meal, which is naturally gluten free and extremely high in protein, zinc, iron, magnesium and phosphorus. As it lacks the oil content , it can add a level of crunch to any meal, and stays fresh for up to 12 months. I love crusting foods such as fish or chicken in the pumpkin meal, lightly frying them, then drizzling the whole dish with the gorgeous green pumpkin seed oil. Tasty and fantastically good for you!

Ayurvedic Magic RECIPE HEIDI TSCHANNEN – the Eumundi Medicine Man team


n Ayurveda spices are used medicinally in cooking, making foods easier to digest and allowing greater absorption of nutrients. Spices can transform the entire meal by making it more suitable for the current weather or ailment. For instance, adding some ginger or turmeric to your soup can relieve indigestion. Gently frying spices in ghee or coconut oil will release their potential, they can then be added to rice or vegetable dishes. Cumin acts to dispel toxins, fenugreek helps balance blood sugar levels, mustard seeds relieve breathing problems and clear excess sluggishness, while sipping fresh ginger tea as a morning ritual will cleanse and re-energize you.

Method: For each person grate about half a teaspoon of fresh ginger, pour over one cup of boiling water in total, let sit a few minutes. Add fresh lemon juice and a little certified unheated honey to taste. Stir, add water to the required level, serve warm in the winter, and cooler in the summer (Ayurveda does not recommend overly cold drinks with food, because it does retard the fire of digestion!). Remember health begins with good digestion!

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Sowing the Seeds:

Part 2

WORDS SARAH CLARKE – Owner of Natural Earth Health Products


epitas (pumpkin seeds) contain an abundance of nutrients and are high in protein and magnesium. They are high in most of the B vitamins, and vitamins C, D, E, and K. They are also rich in beta-carotene that can be converted into vitamin A in the body (essential for healthy eyes). It is the diversity of antioxidants in pumpkin seeds that makes them unique in their antioxidant support. Pumpkin seeds contain conventional antioxidant vitamins like vitamin E, but they contain it in a wide variety of forms. Pumpkin seeds also contain conventional mineral antioxidants like zinc and manganese. Phenolic antioxidants are found in pumpkin seeds in a wide variety of forms and antioxidant phytonutrients like lignans are also found. Sesame seeds are packed full of antioxidants and they are especially rich in monounsaturated oleic acid (Omega 9). Oleic acid helps to lower LDL or “bad cholesterol” and increase

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HDL or “good cholesterol” in the blood. They are a great source of calcium, magnesium and phosphorus, and a very good source of copper and manganese. Sesame oil is one of the most stable vegetable oils, with a long shelf life, because of the high level of natural antioxidants (sesamin, sesamolin, and sesamol). Women of ancient Babylon would eat halva, a mixture of honey and sesame seeds to prolong youth and beauty, while Roman soldiers ate the mixture for strength and energy. Sunflower seeds are the gift of the beautiful sunflower, a plant with rays of petals emanating from its bright yellow, seed-studded centre. They are an excellent source of vitamin E; the body’s primary fatsoluble antioxidant, which also helps to keep your heart healthy, your skin and nails looking great and helps your body to fight infection by neutralising free radicals. Sunflower seeds are an excellent

source of B vitamins, particularly B1 and B6. They contain good amounts of copper, tryptophan, selenium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and zinc with smaller amounts of iron and calcium. The seeds contain just over 50% fat which is made up of the ‘good’ polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats in the following ratio (average figures only): • Polyunsaturated 66% • Mono 23% • Saturated 11% This delicious tasting seed also is chock full of phytosterols – more than any other common nut or seed. These incredible compounds not only reduce high cholesterol levels, but also said to enhance the immune system. To check out our raw Gen 1:29 Superseed mix that has been tried, tested and loved for over 26 years head to our website and follow us on facebook for great recipe ideas and healthy living tips!

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Keralan Chicken Curry RECIPE VICKI TAYLOR, Queen of Spice

THIS CURRY IS SO EASY TO MAKE AND IS VERY FRAGRANT. IT’S ALL ABOUT THE SPICE! YOU CAN SUBSTITUTE THE CHICKEN WITH FISH IF YOU WISH. JUST ADD IN THE FISH IN THE LAST 5 MINUTES SO IT DOESN’T OVERCOOK. ROOT VEGETABLES WORK EQUALLY AS WELL BUT MAY TAKE A LITTLE LONGER TO COOK. Spices: 2 tsp coconut oil 2 tsp brown mustard seeds 8 fresh or dried curry leaves 2 tsp ground cumin 2 tsp ground coriander ½ tsp ground turmeric 2 tsp ground fennel powder 2 tsp garam masala ½-1 tsp medium chilli powder (I use Kashmiri) Ingredients: 12 x chicken thigh fillets, trimmed and cut into large chunks 1 cup reduced-salt chicken stock (or you can use water if you prefer) 1 brown onion, cut into thin wedges 3 cloves of garlic, crushed 200g green beans, topped, halved 500g kumara (orange sweet potato), peeled, cut into 2cm pieces 125ml coconut milk Salt and pepper to taste

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Method: Heat the coconut oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add in the mustard seeds until they pop. Then add in the onion and the curry leaves and stir. Cook for about 3 minutes and then add in the garlic. Cook for another 2 minutes or so. Add in all the spices, the chilli and one teaspoon of the garam masala. Cook, stirring for 1 minute. Add the chicken, coat in the spices and then add in the stock and kumara. Cover. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, partially covered, for 10 minutes or until the chicken and the kumara are cooked. You may want to add in more water or stock, but don’t add too much as you still have the coconut milk to go. Add in the beans. Add last teaspoon of garam masala. Finally add in the coconut milk and stir until completely warmed through. Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed. Serve with fragrant Basmati rice. Serves 6.

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round Organics is the kind of place that just makes you feel good from the moment you step through the doors and by the time you have eaten your meal, drunk your juice, chatted to the incredibly friendly staff and browsed at some of their inspiring products you just don’t want to leave!

Monique and James, owners of Ground Organics at Mooloolaba have created, not just a place to come and enjoy nutritious, raw and organic food, but a health haven where you can learn, grow and immerse yourself in all things wellness related. Ground offers a menu full of organic, raw and living foods, smoothies, cold-pressed juices, coldpressed coffees on nut milk (yes they exist!) and delicious raw sweet treats for dine-in or take-away. They are open for breakfast and lunch, 7 days a week, from 7am until 6pm so you can get

healthy, nutritious food any day of the week. We ordered a few dishes to share between us, along with our three kids. A Turkish delight smoothie, two cold pressed juices, an acai bowl and the most beautiful bruschetta we’ve ever tasted! The kids devoured it. Their smiling, happy faces were a clear indication of how much their bodies loved this nourishing food! The bruschetta was served on their homemade sunflower bread, and topped with greens, tomatoes, shallots and avocado, with a balsamic sauce. The acai bowl was served with crunchy nut clusters and fresh fruit – Our kids said this was their favourite. The Turkish delight smoothie was hands-down the yummiest smoothie we’ve ever tasted! Not only can you enjoy all of

the fresh, organic food and drinks at Ground, but they also have a library full of books that will nourish your mind while you enjoy the atmosphere of this unique café and wellness store. The personalised service, amazing food and happy vibes of Ground tie in perfectly with their mission statement – ‘Our mission is to improve the health and happiness of you, our team, our community and together be an inspiration to others around the world to REACH for their highest potential”. Monique and James have created a world-class café and store on the Sunshine Coast that will ignite all of your senses and we can guarantee your body will thank you for visiting and fueling yourself with this fresh and tasty food. We will be visiting again and again. Located on the beautiful waterfront at Mooloolaba, you will find Ground Organics at Shop 7, 11 Mooloolaba Esplanade. For more information about BROOKE and SAL from ORGANIC SISTERS visit:

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Secrets to Effective Cleansing WORDS SHANNON FLAVELL, Naturopath


s we progress into the new year, I’m sure many of us have intentions of reorganising and de-cluttering our life but it’s not just the materialistic things that need addressing, we have to remember to clean out and refresh our physical self too! One of the easiest ways to achieve this is through a healthy digestive system. Our gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) is where our food is broken down further and nutrients are absorbed. Our GI tract is largely influenced by our diet. For instance, over consumption of processed foods and insufficient intake of fruits and vegetables can cause a build-up of toxic chemicals and waste products in the body, leading to poor digestion, bloating and many more gastrointestinal complaints. This toxic environment often creates malabsorption of nutrients, causing a whole host of nutrient deficiencies. One of the most simple, yet effective ways to de-clog our digestive system is through a high fibre diet. Fibre can be

categorised into soluble and insoluble compounds, both of which are essential in ensuring healthy bowels. Soluble fibre swells up upon addition of water, which is how it encourages peristalsis, so that by-products can move through the intestines towards the colon and be eliminated from the body. Soluble fibres provide additional benefits such as reducing blood sugar levels and lowering cholesterol. Insoluble fibre is equally important in promoting healthy digestion. It does not breakdown or get absorbed into the body, instead adding bulk to faeces and ensuring bowel regularity. Herbal remedies can also provide effective support for a healthy digestive system. Herbs such as dandelion encourage bowel regulation naturally with a gentle laxative effect, while peppermint, fennel and ginger help to settle the stomach and ease symptoms related to gastrointestinal dysfunction. Aloe vera is another popular remedy for improving peristalsis and bowel

regularity when taken internally. When our GI tract is free from toxins and residual waste products, we start absorbing nutrients more effectively, gain more energy and feel less discomfort in general. Incorporating daily consumption of a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables is a great way to increase your fibre intake. Natural fibre sources such as figs, prunes and wholegrains also help to bump up your dietary fibre. Alternatively, if you are short of time but still want to support your gastrointestinal system on a daily basis, supplement your diet with a formulated fibre-rich, wholefoods powder such as Morlife’s Klenz, Detox and Alkalising powders. Remember to steer clear of any formulations with artificial ingredients or sweeteners – natural fibre sources from foods and herbs are the best way to create happy, healthy digestion for life!

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Are you stressed, fatigued and unmotivated? Could your digestive system be making you unhappy? Could you solve your happiness puzzle with these missing puzzle pieces? Could it be bacteria? Researchers at McMaster University have supportive evidence that bacteria residing in the gut influence brain chemistry and behaviour. When there was a change in the gut flora of the test subjects increased anxiety and behaviour change was noted. For years these bacterias have been seen to be harmless, but the negative impact of specific strains of bacteria on the brain are documented. Pathogenic bacteria have the potential to cause havoc on your digestive system and indirectly may cause Serotonin to drop. Serotonin is your happy, relaxing neurotransmitter. Not many people are aware that it is predominantly made in the gut. Functional bacteria (the good guys) are often overlooked, they assist in breaking down your food and keeping your gut healthy.

What about heavy metals? Do you have amalgam dental fillings? Have you worked in the mines? Or in close contact with metals such as an electrician using copper wiring? Do you use copper cookware? Or drink from copper pipes? Heavy metals are linked to depression, fatigue, erratic moods, digestive problems and many other neurologic issues. HRT and use of the pill can cause copper to increase – this is because of the high levels of oestrogen, the likely symptoms could be unexplained headaches, PMS, depression and mood swings. Heavy metals should always be tested.

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he modern health marketplace can be confusing for consumers but if we strip it back to basics, what do our bodies really need when it comes to health and vitality? Light, live, whole nutrition with no synthetics, artificial fillers or additives says Dwayne Martens from Amazonia. Now he and his team are bringing that to everyday people in a convenient form with their new Raw Nutritional range. “The supplement game has changed,” says Martens, the dynamic 28-year-old CEO. “Synthetic supplements that dominate the market are now being tainted with GMOs and foreign substances. You do have to ask yourself when you pop one of those synthetic vitamins, why does it come out of our bodies as fluorescent amber liquid? Surely that’s not natural!” It makes sense. Since the dawn of time humans have always eaten whole foods, herbs, spices and raw foods for

nutrition. The Amazonia philosophy is ‘why change the foundation on which the human body functions as a whole?’ The raw range simply provides nutrition in a form the body has always known and needed. The Raw Nutritional range was developed by nutritionists, naturopaths, doctors and the health fanatic team at Amazonia. Raw, whole supplements are fast becoming popular as a powerful source of nutrients that our bodies are able to easily assimilate. The enzymes and phytonutrients remain intact, delivering a high level of nutrition that is bio-available. They also have an alkalising effect on the body, helping to further create balance and vitality. Feedback so far has been excellent. “We have people say they have never had so much energy” enthuses Martens. “It’s a natural state to not be in pain and have continual and constant energy all day. We are very excited to be able

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Water? However, the long term health effects of contaminants and microorganisms in tap water may be significant. The average human body is about 70 percent water. About 85% of our blood is water and the brain is composed of 70% water. From head to toe, every cell in the human body needs water. That is why the quality of the water should be just as important as the quantity. People with compromised immune systems have to be really careful about only drinking chlorinated tap water. An easy way to make your water healthy to drink and to decrease the exposure to cancer-causing agents is using home filtering devices. Annsation is a young dynamic company, founded by Ann Zulehner who grew up in Europe where natural mineral water has been taken for granted for many decades. It is a fundamental belief shared by the company’s owner and its staff that

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magine a space where the walls are filled with divine art, created with the intention of uplifting human consciousness. Imagine as you gaze into each painting you allow healing sounds to wash through you and harmonise your spirit. You find yourself letting go. Imagine as you interact with a number of sound experiences designed to centre the mind, you notice a subtle, beautiful scent in the air. Imagine after treating yourself to your chosen natural therapy you delight your taste buds and nourish your body with delectable food from the Live Foods Café. You return home a little lighter, more centred, calm and inexplicably in love with life. You have been lifted! “This vision of Lift came to me while sitting and bathing in exquisite harmonies during a concert at the Tree Frog Gallery,” says Beth Allen, artistic director of Lift. “Seeing the whole thing filled me with such excitement. You can imagine

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my disappointment when that very afternoon we were told the gallery was to be sold! The concept caught my partner Kim’s imagination as well, and the dream kept haunting us, until finally Kim talked to the owners about the possibility of the project and here we are renting the space and materialising that vision.” “We live very much ‘in the flow’, and during the whole process had confirmation that it was all meant to be. The rented cottage at the back where I envisaged a therapy centre suddenly became vacant, and countless other serendipitous events propelled the project forward as the vision took on a life of its own.” Beth is bringing together an amazing collection of local, national and international art for the Gallery. The solo exhibition space will reveal something new every two months. “We are incredibly excited to have Melbourne visionary artist, Katia Honour, as our first solo exhibition,” explains Beth. Katia’s oil paintings explore the interplay between the Divine and humanity through sensual

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light, mythic references and fantastic realism. Beth intends Lift to house Australia’s largest collection of spiritual and energy art, yet the space will morph regularly into a performance venue, sound healing chamber and light-workers’ market. “You will often find extra sound and colour therapists set up here and there at Lift to provide a wider range of experiences. There is also a large workshop/seminar area upstairs which hosts courses, including sessions on working with raw foods, courtesy of our masterful café owners Andy and Laura.” Live Foods Café provides delicious, plant-based food that nourishes the body and delights the senses. Everything is made without the use of gluten, dairy and other animal products. “Lift is like a chocolate shop for the spiritually minded,” says Beth. “It is a place of light where we can all share our creative purpose and assist humanity in its readiness for the Golden Age.” Lift opens Sunday, March 2.

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was fascinated to hear about how Jenni transformed her life three and a half years ago with the help of some humble coconut oil and some lifestyle changes and then went on to inspire countless others. Turning the clock back to 2010, she received a job offer in Thailand at a health retreat which ended up not working out and she went through a period of being stressed and sick. She developed a chronic yeast infection which included severe bloating, foggy head, eczema, rashes and digestion problems. After consulting with some health practitioners, she was told she had chronic Candida throughout her whole body and it was recommended that she be on a strict diet for 12 months. Jenni wasn’t happy about this recommendation and started looking for other options. 16

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Then the synchronicity kicked in… a Thai local told her about the power of coconut oil and then a few weeks later she got an email about the health benefits of coconut oil from a friend. She was also given the book ‘Coconut Cures’ by Dr Bruce Fife and so decided to take the therapeutic dose recommended in the book (internally and externally applied the oil on her skin). Within two weeks all the rashes and eczema went and the bloating reduced. She was very encouraged by the results and decided to do some deeper cleansing and fasting with coconut oil and water for a month, after which she felt the best she had ever felt in her life. She was so passionate about what she had discovered that she shared her story with friends and family and they started ordering the oil from her. As word

spread, the orders continued to skyrocket and she hasn’t looked back. She said it was good timing because coconut oil’s profile started to increase in the media and take off overseas at the same time. The oil she sources from Thailand is very gentle, pure, virgin organic and mild tasting (unlike many other brands) and the oil she sells today is the same oil she used over three years ago when she originally started her healing journey. Now she supplies not only coconut oil but other coconut products all over Australia. A Snapshot of Jenni’s Lifestyle: On rising – she has warm water and lemon juice or a green smoothie (she says she does this even when she is overseas and she also loves chocolate smoothies). She eats a lot of salads, organic and mostly vegetarian food. She

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My idea of fun these days is reading a good book and travelling. I have also bungy jumped four times and skydived twice. I also really love deep and meaningful conversations with friends and loved ones. doesn’t eat wheat or bread at home but is flexible when eating out. She eats a lot of raw food but when she cooks it’s with coconut oil. She also takes three tablespoons of coconut oil every day orally which she finds balancing and grounding. Jenni’s favourite way of connecting with herself and managing stress is by walking in nature. She says she is blessed to live close to the ocean and can take regular beach walks on her own and with her husband and dog. She drives to the Gold Coast twice a week to do Nia dance and says it’s fun and healthy. In the office when things are hectic she stops and has a green tea with coconut oil and says her organic, wholefood diet helps her stay balanced and energised when it’s busy.

She also takes time out to self-nurture by having two or three hour body treatments when she can and takes her own coconut oil with her for practitioners to use on her body. She avoids using chemicals and only uses coconut oil on her body and uses rosehip oil and coconut oil on her face and says it’s hydrating and healing. What you may not know about Jenni: She was a self confessed party-girl and wild child in her teens and early




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twenties and moved around a lot; gypsy style. Then at 23 years old she had a massive wake-up call and started to think about what would happen if she continued to party non-stop. So she made the decision to investigate organics and her interest in health blossomed from there. “My idea of fun these days is reading a good book and travelling. I have also bungy jumped four times and skydived twice. I also really love deep and meaningful conversations with friends and loved ones.” “My spiritual views are simplicity and oneness and following the path of the heart,” she says. New projects: Jenni is launching some new products this year: coconut flour, coconut sugar and her very own hand-made raw energy bars. “When you are on the road a lot there are challenges finding good food.” So she’s had a nutritionist design some raw energy food bars – with three different flavours. Jenni tied the knot late last year and continues to work with her wonderful husband and they will travel to expos and trade shows together sharing their magic! For more information about JENNI visit: or Holistic Bliss | MARCH 2014 |


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buki Health & Wellness is the realisation of a dream for Dr Vivienne Taylor. After 33 years in general practice, Dr. Taylor opened a clinic that offers an holistic approach to health and lifestyle management. She’s a dedicated medical practitioner with a vision to deliver excellence in health care through the practice of integrative medicine. Dr Taylor offers comprehensive assessments for both men, women and children with special interests in hormones, anti-ageing, nutrition, lifestyle management and longevity. Ibuki health & Wellness offers a refreshing approach to your health, combining conventional and complementary medicines to increase your quality of life.

No matter what your current state of health our practitioners offer excellence in health and longevity via an integrative approach. This suits people young and old who are chronically ill, or stressed professionals looking to make improvements to their health and also people looking for disease prevention tools or to further enhance their wellbeing. Dr Sanchez complements the Ibuki team with his expertise in nutritional medicine, bio-identical hormone therapy, IV therapy treatment, obesity, diabetes, cancer, autoimmune illnesses and management of chronic diseases. He has special interests in enhancing sports performance through nutrition and strength training. Other specialty

areas include ENT (Ear microsuction) and dark field microscopy. He is an extensive traveller of over five different continents studying cultures and ‘food as medicine’. Ibuki not only breathes new energy …adding vigour into your life through the practice of integrative medicine, it has now taken a further step in rejuvenation. Our aim is to provide a journey of wellness both from the inside and a healthy youthful glow from the outside, with the introduction of natural aesthetic rejuvenation medicine including (Platelet Rich Plasma) harvesting your own blood platelet cells to improve the tone, texture, hydration and thickness of the skin naturally. We offer a “Face Lift” without surgery, as well as aesthetic facial procedures. Work towards a healthier lifestyle. Being informed to make your own health choices is empowering! Ibuki Health & Wellness is located at 71/6 Quamby Place, Noosa Heads or visit



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Guilt and the Lymphatic System WORDS JEAN SHEEHAN, Principal – Millennium Education


he body is the most amazing ‘piece of equipment’ and its ability to discern what is pure and impure is extraordinary. Occasionally it will ‘struggle’ with this and let us all know that something is out of alignment. That is what we call dis-ease or illness. If this occurs say, ‘thank you body for letting me know’. There are specific organs and systems whose job it is to cleanse and purify our body and the focus of this article is the lymphatic system. This system is part of the circulatory system and comes from the Latin word LYMPHA meaning water Goddess and has all vessels carrying the clear lymph fluid to the heart. The purpose of the lymphatic system is to ‘cleanse’ such as remove fluid from the tissues, absorb and transport fatty acids and fat from the digestive system assisting the immune system. From a Medical Intuition perspective the lymphatic system is about guilt and sieving out this emotion.

Guilt is a cognitive or an emotional experience that a person feels they have violated a moral standard. It is a struggle between ego and superego which means it can prevent the integration of a soul and its life’s lessons which can stagnate someone from growing. This can be seen as lymphatic dis-ease. The lymph becomes clogged, cannot cleanse the ‘lessons’ which means someone may perceive, not see themselves, as the perfection they are. Guilt that is ‘taught’ can create feeling selfish which blocks the lymphatic system connected to loving yourself. The lymph fluid cleans up emotions, beliefs and stories within the body and return the new understanding of ourselves to the heart. The heart is about awareness and so the idea is that as we have a lesson and learn more about ourselves and what we can create and manifest, we are totally aware and will attract things that make us feel loved and accepted. However

if the lymphatic system plays guilt, the heart will not receive love of self stories and create disharmony and disease. This can spread to areas such as the breast and lymph nodes… voila cancer. Signs of guilt affecting your lymphatic system include: Over-committed, worry and over-concern about what others think, compulsive helper, always apologising, blame self, no time for self, worry about being selfish, and can’t handle compliments. Considering this, you can see why so many people have created lymphatic disorders such as celiac, breast cancer, auto immune disorders such as M.S, lupus, chronic fatigue with this ‘guilt/lymphatic’ list. Choose to love yourself, see free flowing energy to all that you do, knowing everything is a learning lesson to love yourself and see your own potential and be absolutely empowered. Have fun ‘cleaning up’.

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What If You’ve

Never Been Wrong?



f you were being you – who would you be? Has anyone ever asked you to show up as you? Just you, exactly who you are? Have you ever noticed how it is healing and nurturing to be around little kids or animals? You know why? Because you are not being judged. You’re being seen as a being with no point of view. You actually allow yourself to be you with no judgment. Children and animals have no point of view that you should be any different than you are right now. You are not a wrongness in their eyes. How much of your life have you spent believing you are a wrongness? Here’s a thought: There is nothing wrong with you. You are not a wrongness. There is nothing to fix. You are one of the greatest rightnesses the universe has ever seen! We’ve been taught to create our

entire lives through judgment, except those rare moments of space we have in our lives. 99.99999% of your life, you are functioning from judgment. If there were nothing wrong with you and nothing to undo – where would you start? Where would you begin? What would you choose? Most of us are trying to undo the wrongness before we even start. We know there must be some major inherent wrongness in us, because we can feel it in our bones. Then you think “if I just get the right relationship or enough money, then it will all stop feeling wrong.” But then you get all those things and it still feels wrong. You know why? Because the idea that there is anything wrong with you is a lie, and you can’t change a lie into a truth. You can only acknowledge it’s a lie and stop buying it! The only way most people are willing to change something is if they believe that what they are currently

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choosing is wrong. What if there is a greatness that you are, that is hidden behind every wrongness that you are trying to hide? What if everything that is wrong with you, or about you, isn’t actually wrong? What if it’s actually a potency you have that doesn’t match this reality, but no one has ever been capable of showing you that? If no one ever teaches you how to be, how can you step into an awareness of what it’s like to be you? One thing that can assist is to look for times in the past when you chose to truly be you. These were times when you had no thought, no judgment, total peace, and a joy in just being, with no point of view. Oh yeah, you probably also had a sense of exuberance and possibility. Those were the times you were being you…. DR DAIN HEER will be visiting Australia in April and May and for tour dates visit:

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CleansingInside and Out WORDS KATRINA DREW


here are thousands of skin care products on the market. But have we ever thought about not just what we put on our skin, but how our bodies are functioning on the inside? Depending on where we live, we can be walking around in a cloud of chemicals. Car fumes, the stress of being stuck in peak hour traffic, synthetic clothes, artificial colourings and preservatives, the list goes on. Even while going on a leisurely walk with the dog in the wetlands, you may be unlucky enough to be sprayed with pesticides. Our skin is the largest organ for detoxification in the body. So it is inevitable if other organs such as the liver and colon are inadequately functioning, this may cause skin break-outs and increased ageing. We may be eating the best organic foods and applying natural skin care (which are all important things to do). But if our bodily organs are slow and sluggish, from a build-up of dangerous toxins, this will lead to blemished skin, blackheads, increased ageing, deeper wrinkles, fine lines and more. Removing the build-up of stuck waste within the colon through colon hydrotherapy, leaves the skin glowing, looking vibrant and

re-energized, without those unsightly dark bags under your eyes. Even if our bowels are functioning adequately, our bodies still hang onto toxins and waste. It is like not servicing the car when it is due – do we leave it too long and don’t value maintaining it? What would happen if we did this throughout our whole life? Eventually we would have ‘start up’ problems! Our bodies work exactly the same way, just because everything seems to be working fine, doesn’t mean we should never do maintenance on our bodies. A cleanse leaves us glowing from the inside-out. Katrina from Brisbane Integrative Health works on the whole body, whilst her client is having their colon hydrotherapy treatment. She uses essential oils and herbal formulas to help with the detoxification process, focussing on calming the nervous system so the client is always at peace throughout the colonic (which eliminates any client discomfort), leaving the client feeling as if they have had a relaxing massage instead of a colonic. For more info please visit:

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negative thought is only a thought that has not reached its creative potential. I remember the day when every thought I had was negative. One after the other. There were so many. Nowadays negative thoughts are not around long enough to even be perceived as negative anymore. My polarised thinking has been replaced with a creative solution. In the early days of my spiritual awakening, I forced positive thinking. I would say ‘delete, release’ and ‘control, alt, delete’. I would use affirmations as a way to cover up my deep dark thoughts. I now realise I was keeper of priceless information that could not be kept hidden. I was one of those people who had developed the talent of being able to hear a negative thought and use it to change my life. Negative thoughts can assist us to transform our lives. They can be our signposts on the journey to assist us to grow, evolve, gain wisdom, health, happiness and create the life we want. It’s not the negative thought itself that holds the power. It is the time we spend indulging and determining them as facts rather than motivators. A negative thought is only a thought that has not reached its creative potential. How about this for a refreshing idea – close your eyes and notice your negative thoughts. Write them down if you need to. Check in with the part of you that is thinking them. Is it a young part of yourself? Is it a part that is scared? See

this part as a separate part of yourself. Allow yourself to be a compassionate witness. In that moment you empower yourself. You are not your fear. It is simply a part of you that needs to be heard by a loving mother. Then, implement the wisdom that comes through. Take action like a loving father. Yes this takes time, energy and practise. However it makes you more balanced, compassionate, creative, stronger and insightful. It raises your energy, vibration and in turn creates much more time for yourself. When you open the doors of positivity, you open the door to abundance. Each thought transforms as it motivates us in doing something different in our lives. Clearing out negative thinking is a creative process allowing us to be powerful everyday Lightworkers capable of transforming every area of our lives. So next time you have a negative thought, don’t stop it dead. Allow it to be the darkness in a room full of candles where you hold the matches. Strike the match to turn each negative thought around. As you light each candle, the room gets brighter and brighter. Allow the brightness of your mind to transform your life and set yourself free.

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Guilt Cleanse



id you notice at the end of last year the many remarks being made like “bring on 2014, it’s going to be my year” and “thank goodness 2013 is over and done with”? It was a tough year and those who struggled through were glad to see it come to an end. I bet everyone who breathed a sigh of relief while welcoming in the new year – like me – are flipping out now we are in our third month of 2014 and still feeling held back. I seem to be making progress at a pace of one step forward, two steps back. Many people I know spent the beginning of the year sorting out issues, some out of their control, just as they spent most of last year doing so. “Stuff” we were looking forward to putting behind us. But they keep lingering – there must be lessons that need to be learned. So what kind of lessons? Well-known yoga teacher, counsellor and life skills trainer, Gerry Hillier, says we can’t start fresh until we remove

old hang-ups, and a major part of this process is the purification of guilt. “Guilt is an unhappy feeling arising from the fact that you think you may have done something wrong or failed to do something you feel you should have done,” Gerry says. That would make guilt a fairly common feeling. While it’s hard to acknowledge these deeply embedded feelings, Gerry says the process of removing them begins with exactly that and finishes with the honouring of those outstanding and unfulfilled commitments. It may be as simple as completing an unfinished project or finalising a business matter. “No matter how stale and forgotten they have become, it is time to address them because they still occupy a corner somewhere in your mind creating their own little bubble of discontent,” she explains. “An example of this is a commitment made to visit someone or perform a task for someone that has been put off for so long because of a thousand

reasons. The initial guilt has become silent, but every now and then a whiff of it escapes and pricks your conscience. It may even begin to dictate your behaviour towards certain people or circumstances.” The loose ends are holding me back. Gerry’s assistance and guidance through the release of my well-disguised “left-over” emotions made way for a more joyful and energised emotional state, allowing me to live in the present and be more appreciative of life’s small blessings. “There is a process to facilitate cleansing and release, and a way to safeguard ourselves from creating and accumulating more of the same,” Gerry added. “Once this is fully understood, cleansing becomes a way of being – a constant process of being finished and complete. Remember; we can never truly have a new beginning while we are still carrying in us what begs to be released and put to rest.”

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begins in the

WORDS SUZI LE FANUE, Naturopath and Nutritionist


his was a quote from Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine. So, how clean is your gut? The digestive system is called the enteric nervous system. A system full of nerves, enzymes and bacteria. The digestive system’s role is to process food into nutrients that the body can utilise for fuel. But what if you gut was “dirty” and full of unfavourable bacteria or parasites? The gut has trillions of bacteria cells. There are more bacteria cells in your gut than there are human cells in your entire body. It is a delicate balance of bacterias between those that assist our wellbeing and those that impede it. Bacterias have a role in nutrient absorption, some assist with breaking down proteins, some vegetable fibres. If there are signs of undigested food in


your stools, bloating or reflux it could indicate that your food is proving difficult for your digestive system to break down. This may arise from an enzyme deficiency, food intolerance, bacteria imbalance or low stomach acid. For your gut to be clean and healthy all of these must be addressed, ideally together at the same time. Have you heard of leaky gut? It is characterised by an increase in the permeability of the gut lining. This can be assessed through pathology testing. The most common causes of leaky gut are stress, bacteria imbalance, the use of certain medications, the pill and poor diet. This is a growing area of research, rightfully so. If your gut is leaky, it may not be doing what it’s supposed to do and that is to digest your food and give you nutrients. “There is growing evidence that increased intestinal permeability plays a

pathogenic role in various autoimmune diseases including CD (celiac disease) and T1D (type 1 diabetes). Therefore, we hypothesise that besides genetic and environmental factors, loss of intestinal barrier function is necessary to develop autoimmunity.” New York Academy of Sciences, 2009. Autoimmune diseases are conditions where the body begins to attack its own cells. Conditions like asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, hashimotos, graves, type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis and lupus are all examples. Clinically, patients with increased intestinal permeability or microbial imbalance commonly present with arthitis, chronic fatigue, auto immune disease, depression and anxiety, thyroid disease, obesity and diabetes. So consider how clean your gut is if you suffer with any of these conditions.

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The real story behind

Weight Gain and Loss



e’re told that weight gain is a matter of more calories consumed than calories expended and that you simply need a low calorie, low fat diet, lots of willpower and more exercise to lose weight. However evidence does not back this up. It’s a long story involving dodgy use of science, politics and marketing that got us to the belief that a low fat, high carbohydrate diet was good for us. In fact it’s a toxic diet. It can lead to weight gain, diabetes and heart disease! The main factor driving fat accumulation is the hormone insulin, which is triggered by cereals, breads, white flour, pasta and sugar in the standard Australian diet. It tells the body to turn carbohydrates into fat and store it. To lose weight (read fat); we need to get our insulin level down. Research shows that diets that are severely restricted in fattening carbohydrates and rich in animal products (meat, eggs, cheese) and green leafy vegetables are the best approach.

What to eat when? It’s best not to eat before an exercise session. After a decent exercise session you can treat yourself to some carbs. Within 45 minutes, have a meal with 3 to 1 ratio of carbohydrate to protein, e.g. 125g of meat and a plateful of starchy vegetables (potato/sweet potato/ carrot/peas) or pasta. All your other meals need to be restricted in carbs. If you crave carbohydrates and sugar, it’s not because you’re weak-willed, it’s because energy production in your cells has become deranged. Your cells are hungry, so you are hungry. To fix this, you need lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, lots of vegies, magnesium, manganese, chromium and B vitamins. These nutrients improve the function of our mitochondria, which are the powerhouses of our cells, where fat is burnt for energy. We’ve all been exposed to toxins, which are often stored in fat cells. Mobilising the fat also mobilises toxins. This will either make us feel tired or unwell or cause weight loss to plateau. So you may need to do a targeted detox regime

as part of your weight loss strategy. Exercise, along with the right foods, is a big help. Resistance exercise (lifting weights) increases fat-burning capacity. Low intensity aerobic exercise burns the highest proportion of fat, but high intensity exercise burns more calories. So the best kind of exercise to burn fat is all kinds, e.g. interval training, with brisk walking with 10 to 20 second spurts of fast running. Start at a comfortable pace for you. Stress effects weight gain by raising cortisol, which lowers the metabolic rate and depletes muscle. So we need to reduce our stress by giving up worry, living in the now and learning to be calm. Work out frustrations during an exercise session. Good quality sleep is important. Certain herbs and magnesium can improve sleep and lower cortisol. Hypnotherapy and NLP can help you change old bad habits. So work with how your body actually functions and you’ll get results.

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Surfing the Waves of Emotion “SURFING THE WAVES OF EMOTION” IS A WORKSHOP FEATURING THREE TALENTED PRESENTERS WHO WILL REVEAL HOW TO HONOUR WOMEN’S EMOTION AND SEXUALITY THROUGH EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING AND MUSICAL EXPRESSION. Vanessa Bushell (Psychologist) – Conscious Solutions My passion is to empower women to understand our emotional selves and create better relationships. When we are out of alignment with our emotions we become confused and as a result, are disempowered in relationships. We struggle to relate with other people and often get into intimate relationships with men who do not respect us. Ultimately, we do not know how to respect our own emotions. We simply have not learnt how to value ourselves, establish healthy boundaries and honour our emotional well-being. In this workshop I demonstrate how to be present with our emotions, listen to their underlying messages and make conscious choices based on our emotional wisdom. I also teach women how to practise mindfulness of emotions and soothe emotional overwhelm. Janet McGeever (Sexuality Educator/ Counsellor) – The Conscious Heart For a woman, sex can be both the

source of great love and pleasure or at times great pain and disappointment. When sex enters a relationship, it can come with a whole lot of baggage from our past. I help women understand female sexuality and deal with their emotional wellbeing while maintaining a loving sexual relationship. When a woman makes love consciously and avoids ‘emotional’ sex, that is sex to relieve emotions or tensions built up in the body, there is an immediate and noticeable shift in her emotionality. This raises the very experience of sex from a simple physical act to something expansive, nourishing and life-giving that amplifies the love between a couple. When emotions are felt and honoured and kept separate from sexuality, the pathway is clear for love to flow. Emma Creed (Self-Expression Specialist) – Sound Affects The demands on the 21st Century woman are immense. We can get

so caught up in being busy doing everything for everybody except ourselves. This often leads to us becoming exhausted, erratically emotional, resentful, whingy, lost, stifled in our self-expression and possibly numb. Maybe it’s time to break that cycle and recommit to creating more joy in your life. For me, joy is music – it’s sharing the magic of music. I create a sacred, safe and sensual space for women to gather and sing as one voice; for each woman to find their inner gentleness and to express from that space their natural and authentic self. We get out of our heads and back to our hearts and bodies. As we tone, sing and move we release… reconnect… renew… and recreate, moment by moment; breath by breath. “Surfing the Waves of Emotion” is held on the 12th and 13th of April at the Atlantean Earth Healing Centre. Book online:

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or me my period was always just that painful time of month where I was excessively moody and craving every carb in sight. That was until the day I stopped getting it. For seven months I didn’t get a period and I had no idea why. I didn’t take a concentrative pill – I exercised regularly – I ate well – I was the healthiest I had ever been. I had no idea what was happening to my body. After going to see my doctor and getting my hormones tested I found out I wasn’t as ‘healthy’ as I thought. Due to stringent dieting and overtraining, my body fat was too low to carry a baby. It was time for a change! So I increased my good-fat intake and I started to get really interested in the full complexity of a woman’s cycle. I took time to study my reproductive health and really listened to my body at different stages of my cycle. Now that I have my period back

– I don’t take it for granted. I use that time of the month to learn more about myself and show myself loads of selflove. Many of us force ourselves to keep up with our fast paced lifestyles and guilt and shame ourselves if we can’t get out of bed to do a workout. But my advice to my clients is to move at a slower pace, with greater selfcompassion and care, and let the world come to you on your terms, instead of the other way around. This is within the power of any working woman, mother, or full-time student. The power is yours if you choose to take it. We can’t expect to have the same energy levels every single day of every single month because our bodies change and function in a cyclical way. When my clients are lacking motivation or struggling to get out of bed due to their period – I tell them to roll back over and sleep, don’t deny

yourself! Put some fresh sheets on your bed, grab a book, and crawl between the covers. Get some rest. I tell them to keep tabs on how they feel physically and emotionally during that week – and to be aware of that inner critic that tries to shame them for wanting to rest. We forget sometimes that we are actually losing blood. It’s self-hate to force our bodies into a hard workout or stressful situation. Period love and self-love go hand in hand. Our bodies and minds are super powerful during this time – we are at our deepest, most ‘raw’, most truthful stage of our cycle. Our period marks a full cycle of death and rebirth. Having the chance to renew, to be reborn each month and reinvent ourselves is magical! Flow gracefully with your cycle :)

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What is your mind? It is a very powerful perceiver. Your mind is a tool that notices things using your senses. It takes in an understanding via the senses and then comprehends whether or not your belief systems match what it perceives. How does it let you know what it perceives? Through your thinking! If your thoughts are positive, your mind is letting you know that whatever is occurring around you via the mind’s perception, matches your inner subconscious belief system. If you have negative thoughts then your mind is letting you know that whatever is occurring around you is NOT matching your inner subconscious belief systems. YOU are not your mind and its thoughts!

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Natural positive thoughts… Listen to them and trust them! They are confirming that whatever idea, person, situation is being perceived in that moment is aligning with your inner subconscious belief systems. You still have choice, and need to be accountable and responsible for the steps forward from here. Negative thoughts… Observe them, however do not believe them. Your mind is showing you that somewhere an inner belief system is being challenged. It is time to explore and change a belief in your subconsciousness. A simple example may be this: you decide to become healthier by committing to making a green smoothie each morning for breakfast. Initially it seems like a great idea and excites you. Within seconds your mind has searched through every file it can, making sure you ‘believe’ this is possible. If it finds a belief that does not support that choice it will tell you via a negative story… “There is not enough time in the mornings.” “The blender will make too much noise and wake everyone.” “It will not be enough to keep me satisfied till lunch time.” At this point you can sometimes forget that YOU have a choice and can

create ANYTHING you choose. Creating what you choose starts with believing you can. The inner belief that you can do something, can be likened to the internal motivation that encourages your body to take action and do it. The wind under your wings! If there is no inner belief system supporting your choices then your very powerful mind goes into panic and sends you signals, via thoughts, that your belief system needs some finetuning so things flow and become easy, rather than hard and complicated. What can you do when those negative thoughts get in the way? 1. Recognise them as signals from your mind that an inner belief system is being challenged. YOU are not your mind! 2. Remind yourself that your choice is something you want and YOU are the creator of your reality. 3. Examine and acknowledge the negative thought in the moment and say this to it… “Thank you for being there thought, however you are in the way of my choice and I no longer wish to believe you. I choose to believe… ?” 4. You may need to do this many times, especially if many negative thoughts present themselves and get in the way of your choice.

5. After a while your body will form a new belief to support your choice. The results… Your choice becomes ‘new’ or ‘easy’ to create, rather than hard and impossible. If it is ‘easy’, you will see and feel the change in your reality quite quickly. Acknowledge the shift and acknowledge YOU as the creator of your world. If it becomes ‘new’, you will find you have the motivation and energy for your body to take action. After time, a supportive belief system and repeated actions from your body will create a ‘new’ positive pattern and program to support your choice even further. Every morning is green smoothie morning with ease and flow! Conclusion… Start with your inner belief systems! If you find yourself stuck in negative stories, blaming others, judging yourself, things are hard and exhausting or procrastination is finding you in times you really want to change or take action, your inner belief system is not supporting your choice. YOU have the power to change it! YOUR life is your creation and by changing YOU, you change your world.

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arents, do you have children who are not flourishing with great health and vitality? Consider how our world would be if all children had the opportunity to grow up optimally, just as Nature intended. American author Joseph Chilton Pearce in his classic book ‘Magical Child’, gives a frank discussion on how modern western society is damaging our children. This myriad of influences are many and varied, subtle and obvious. They can be broadly grouped into the triad of physical / postural, chemical / dietary and mental / emotional stressors. Chilton Pearce highlights each major stage of growth and development that a child must complete fully and successfully to reach adulthood, and truly express their full potential. You cannot go back. Only on to the next stage. Stresses interfere with the child’s ability to complete fully at any developmental stage. Every child has the innate capacity to grow, learn and develop, adapt successfully to the world they live in, and express their unique natural creative intelligence. He questions medical and childbirth

practices, parenting and education methods, and the influence of technology and society. He tells how these stresses interfere with and decrease a child’s life potential. The most important part of growth and development is that which takes place in our magnificent nerve system. It is our vital nerves which connect our master controller the brain to all our body parts and functions. Our nerve system also has the survival role of maintaining body homeostasis and adapting us to our changing environment. Because our nerves are intimately related to our spinal column, any strain which the spinal vertebra cannot cope with (vertebral subluxation) will have a negative and irritating effect on our delicate nerve system. So it makes good sense to have your child’s spine and nerve system assessed by a chiropractor. Ideally, regularly and at each stage of development. Most of this stress on our spine and nerves is not painful or symptomatic. Approximately 80% of subluxation is not noticed because it has not reached a pain

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Q: My 11-year-old talks about monsters in the room. My 14-year-old feels like someone is watching her at night. What can do I do for both of them? A: At certain ages specific emotions and experiences occur. It affects the child’s behavior, hormonal system and especially perception and integration of experiences. Metaphysically children are connected to the absolute and universal consciousness from birth. They disconnect from that awareness and commence the journey of fear, illusions and forgetting their potential at ages 1,3,5,7,9,11 and finally 13 years old. As these disconnections occur the emotion of fear grows. There is always an intuitive sense for children (and adults) that remains and that is the ‘knowing and innate wisdom’ which can sense on an intuitive level when things feel right or wrong. The holistic approach to helping and empowering children is physical, mental, emotional and spiritually. There are so many easy ways to cleanse the

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Chiropractors study at University for five years and are highly trained to detect motion disturbances of the spinal system. Many people report thinking clearer and feeling like a fog has been lifted from their mind after a chiropractic session. Dr Alan Terrett from the RMIT University in Melbourne coined the term “Brain hibernation” following his discovery that chiropractic adjustments improve visual fields. His research showed the improvements in sight wasn’t due to the eye seeing better, but the brain processing the input from the eye better. Your body acts as a power plant! There are literally millions of messages sent every single second from your brain to your body. Those messages are generated by your brain, carried by your nerves, and the actions performed by your organs at the ends of those nerves. These tasks are not very different than the power companies that provide electricity for our homes and businesses. The biggest difference is the messages are controlling your body’s internal organs and your body’s overall health potential, not just your TV and dishwasher. Chiropractic was founded on your body’s innate ability to send, regulate, and control these messages and continue to keep your body in a state of ease or a state of health. When these nerve messages do not get

through properly, your body is now in a state of disease or a state of sickness. Chiropractic aims to correct the causes of nerve dysfunction, allowing your body to stay in a state of complete health. What happens when the messages are decreased? Although your body is capable of amazing functions, improper nerve function will decrease your body’s ability to perform at its full ability, which ultimately affects your health. It is similar to switching a light off in your house, it is no longer getting the vital electricity it requires to work properly and your house goes dark. Your body is no different than the house. Without these messages directing, controlling, and regulating; your body is blindfolded to the problems occurring and how to correct these problems. How do these messages become decreased? One of the main reasons for decreased nerve transmission is pressure on your nerves from misalignment of a vertebra, this is known as a Vertebral Subluxation. Vertebral Subluxations will cause nerve irritation and poor nerve function. Can you always feel Vertebral Subluxations? Just as it is common to have cavities

in your teeth with no symptoms, it is very common to have Vertebral Subluxations in your spines and not feel any pain. Chiropractors are specifically trained to locate and remove Vertebral Subluxations to allow function to be restored back to the body, improving your body’s function and restoring health. Can Vertebral Subluxations cause long term damage? Absolutely, a study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT) found that misalignments in the joints of your spine that were left for as little as two weeks had led to permanent and irreversible loss of motion. As chiropractors, our main objective is to not treat symptoms but correct the cause. Chiropractic adjustments allow your body’s innate intelligence, or your body’s innate ability to heal itself to communicate properly throughout the entire body. Allow chiropractic to light up your life! DR DAVID HENDREY is the principal at Hendrey Chiropractic on Lake Kawana DR ERIC SLEAD is the director and chiropractor at Premier Chiropractic at Emporio in Maroochydore

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Is there such a thing as



’ve always thought that any meditation is a good meditation. All the studies say it improves so many aspects of our lives, mentally, physically and emotionally. But apparently not. Some say meditation can keep us in a negative loop. That if it’s done incorrectly it can ingrain harmful thought patterns and behaviours into our psyches. We’re supposed to observe those mad and negative thoughts and let them go, as opposed to getting hooked in by them and letting them run the meditation. But sometimes we can be run ragged by mad and damaging thoughts. Constantly fighting with that monkey mind is exhausting. At such times it’s probably better to stop the meditation. Go for a walk, do some deep breathing. Get back into the body and out of the mind. One of the biggest traps for

meditators is to get attached to certain states that are achieved through meditation. We might have reached a level of total bliss once or twice and after that expect every meditation to be the same. We crave that blissful feeling and if it doesn’t arrive we can feel disappointed, annoyed and irritated. The truth is sometimes meditation is boring. One of the tenday silent meditation retreats I attended was excruciating. I was bored out of my brain the entire time. I’d done many such retreats before and had experienced insights and creative breakthroughs, highs and lows. But boredom? Not for ten days straight. I found it hard to stay for the entire course. But meditation is what it is. We can’t dictate how it will be, just as we can’t dictate how life will be. I’ve heard experienced meditators say that early on, when they first started

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Being Okay With Not Feeling Okay WORDS CAMERON AGGS


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way to get back to sleep. No wonder I am feeling terrible!” The transformative power of this recognition was immediate. I was suddenly lighter and more at ease – not because the facts of my experience had changed, but because my sense of global unfairness, and dissatisfaction with my life had fallen away. I was freed from being a guy whose “life sucks”, to being someone experiencing the understandable consequences having a bad night’s sleep. Since then I have been thinking about Buddha’s First Noble Truth: That suffering is unavoidable in life; that all who have a body suffer. I have reflected about how I often pay lip service to this fact of life, but how reluctant I can be to accept my daily dose. For those who are unconvinced of the unavoidability of suffering, I challenge you to think through the last 24-hours, to see if there has not been a handful of moments where suffering was not present: Either (a) through ‘wanted things not happening’ or (b) through ‘unwanted things happening’. And I am not talking about the big stuff here either – like war, death, draughts, and humanitarian disasters. I am talking about the everyday stuff: Long lines at

I have been thinking about Buddha’s First Noble Truth: That suffering is unavoidable in life; that all who have a body suffer. I have reflected about how I often pay lip service to this fact of life, but how reluctant I can be to accept my daily dose. the coffee shop, no clean socks, tax-time, and the broken air-conditioner in my car. For me the ongoing challenge is not to get rid of my suffering, rather it is to get good at recognising as early as possible when my suffering is visiting, (2) in a way that allows me to become conscious of my breathing – and (3) that allows me put it into words. As it relates to this last point, in the previous example it might go something like: “Ah… this is the suffering of a broken night’s sleep… I’m probably not going to get back to sleep any time soon. I am a bit anxious about tomorrow, and also a bit disheartened that this keeps happening”. Placing this kind of language-based context to our otherwise muddled feelings can be enormously powerful. At a neurological level it helps integrate different centres of the brain to help us regulate our emotions and to feel better sooner.

In finishing, the more I fully expect and allow suffering to be part of my life, the more I learn to appreciate that my suffering has a transient quality – and is far from being all of who I am. This helps me to ‘un-stick’ from my angst, tightness and mental chaos – which happens when I buy into the story that my suffering is somehow a reflection of universal unfairness, or a terrible personal failing. It is paradoxically when I accept the ‘ordinariness’ of my suffering, that I am free to change what I can, and to accept what’s left. CAMERON AGGS is a Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Mindful Therapy Psychology Services, which offers psychological services to children, adolescents, couples and adults in Maroochydore and Coolum.

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aking juice to a unique level. This boutique juice bar may be deceiving in size, but what The Little Juicery serves packs a punch! The freshest produce juiced to your liking. If nothing on their menu gets your tastebuds tingling Tash and Jess will help you create a concoction to satisfy any thirst. It’s finding that perfect balance between bitter and sweet, earthy and a bit of heat, served with a little bit of knowledge about what good you are doing for your body with every sip. “We want to create an experience for our customers,” Jess says, and they do that well. These girls have big plans for The Little Juicery, with more stores on the horizon, and launching their Juice Cleanse in the coming month making it possible for their customers to succeed in their juice cleanse goal. “We want our customers to feel fresh and vibrant, and a juice cleanse is a great way to do this,” say Tash.

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NATURAL PAIN RELIEF that may assist the following conditions: • Neck and back pain • Tendonitis • Fractures • Fatigue • Injuries of carpal bones • Limited range of motion • Arthritis • Post-operative recovery



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Old Classics – “The Secret” By Rhonda Byrne I have just finished reading the secret. I’ve been meaning to read it for years and have finally got around to it. Sometimes a book comes into your life when you need it most and this is what happened for me. The Secret teaches you how to use your untapped power to attract wealth, happy relationships, better health, your power will unlimited. This is a beautiful hardback book you will want to refer to on a daily basis, carry it with you or have beside your bed. Hardback book price $34.95. Also available in DVD. Review by Diana from Possums Bookshop and Cafe.

Eve By Angelique Kidjo, The Dynamic “Queen of African Music” Arguably one of the most powerful women of our generation, singer/songwriter/activist Angelique Kidjo has been dubbed “Africa’s Premier Diva” by Time Magazine, listed by The Guardian as one of the 100 Most Inspiring Women in the World, named by BBC as one of Africa’s 50 most iconic figures, described by The Daily Telegraph as “the undisputed queen of African music.” In January 2014 Angelique Kidjo, the Benin born, Grammy Award winning singer/ songwriter released EVE, a vibrant new collection of songs dedicated to the power of African womanhood, particularly those women she grew up with in her native Benin. EVE was released by 429 Records through Universal Music Australia.

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NATURAL DOG GROOMING & NATURAL ANIMAL HEALTH CENTRE Over 30 years’ experience in dog grooming and natural health • Natural and organic dog food and supplies available • Grooming all styles – all breeds • Consults for corrective diets and for the general health of your pet in line with nature 81 Flaxton Drive MAPLETON

PHONE JAYNE for an appointment

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Holistic Health Care for Pets WORDS ROBYN HARPER


here are plenty of services and information in our midst about holistic health care for people, but what about holistic care for our dear pet companions? Jayne Boehm, Sunshine Coast Hinterland dog groomer and former veterinary nurse, has groomed and tended thousands of dogs and cats over her 30 years of work in Australia and New Zealand, along with owning her own dogs from the smallest – Chihuahua, to the largest – Borzoi. At ten years of age, Jayne learned to groom her own Standard Poodles. Throughout this time, grooming, breeding, showing, training, and healing dogs, Jayne encountered an increasing

number of pet health issues or sometimes just low levels of vitality. Feeling compelled that better levels of pet health must be possible, she researched and studied alternative/ natural health care for pets, looking to the work and experience of others using this approach. She has also since developed a close association with Beerwah Holistic veterinary surgeon Dorothea Hofman BVSc (Hons). Jayne’s research and observations indicated that as people’s lives have become busier, convenience pet foods have become more widely used, and pet health has declined. Additionally, she learned that many apparently external problems such as skin issues, are actually a result of internal health – dietary issues. Jayne once treated a dog from the pound that had almost no fur on its back from a serious skin disorder. It recovered a full glossy coat within just one month through dietary changes. So in response, Jayne is now totally committed to holistic animal care. The dog and cat meals and treats she supplies are designed by a vet to be biologically appropriate. They are raw, chemical free (some organic), meats also containing

ingredients such as kelp, eggs, garlic, flax seed, omega oils, vegetables, fruit and ground bones. Jayne has discovered that health is further enhanced through grooming, using natural, low-allergenic products and medical grade essential oils, along with affection and exercise. Jayne’s own dogs compete in agility and dog obedience trials, and enjoy a full healthy lifestyle. Jayne is now keen to share her knowledge with pet owners in the unique space she has created to achieve both health and beauty for pets. She believes true beauty cannot be without good health and a healthy pet is happy, energetic and content. Along with grooming and the supply of natural products, pet owners can access a range of consultations with Jayne. A standard consultation includes general health, skin and coat assessment, individualised dietary plan and fact sheets to steer much loved pets gently towards whole health and wellbeing. If issues are complex or testing is required, Jayne refers owners to a holistic veterinary surgeon.

Natural Vet on the Sunshine Coast • All the diagnostic and surgical facilities of a normal vet clinic • Emergency 24-hour service • Herbs, acupuncture and natural diets • Monthly health plan – unlimited consults, preventative meds posted to you – from $21 cat; $50 dog

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How do you become aware of what you are not aware of? WORDS VIV ADCOCK


friend of mine had developed “symptoms of anxiety”. She thought she hid it well, behind the fake joviality and alcohol but the avoidance tactics began to fail. Sleepless nights and a skin rash flared around her mouth and on her legs. Raffi, her usually relaxed and happy canine friend, began displaying “behavioural and physical problems”. Raffi developed a red raw rash around her snout, in between her toes and on her belly. She became clingy, incessantly scratched and started digging the garden up. The owner assumed the problem was physical and over a few agonising months, spent a small fortune on a variety of tests, special diets, steroids and ended up having to tie the usually well behaved dog up, when left alone. Nothing changed. The owner loved her dog so much she was ready to spend and do anything to “fix” her dog – but didn’t yet have the awareness to consider it could have

any correlation to her. The owner reached breaking point when the dog had to be medicated. She asked for my assistance and was convinced the session was going to be about the dog… I was acutely aware of what was going on. The dog was showing the owner the physical manifestation of the energy the owner was being – the dog was picking up on her escalating anxiety. The owner struggled initially to grasp the concept of the effect she was having on those around her. How much awareness of what we are being do we cut off when we are stressed? We can become intense and tight without recognising it and that contraction ripples throughout our life. She asked what I could offer to assist her and Raffi. I gifted her an Access Consciousness Bars® session and she talked about a trauma that she hadn’t acknowledged. To cope, she had put it out of her mind, hence the eventual “anxiety.” Just allowing the owner to talk about a situation that she had kept secret, created a sense of peace and lightness in her Universe. The dog slept under the massage table for the entire session, breathing heavily and chased rabbits! After the first session my friend had her first restful night sleep in seven months and Raffi immediately stopped digging! In a month both of their rashes disappeared. We tend to believe the lie that we are separate from one another. Yet when we are with our animals, we often feel most connected. What gift is your pet giving you and how can that expand your awareness?

NEW! STEM CELL THERAPY We are now offering cuttingedge Stem Cell Therapy which offers amazing relief for dogs suffering from Osteoarthritis.

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Holistic Classifieds SPIRITUAL AZURE MYSTIQUE! Holistic Modalities: Massage, Shamanic Healers, Inner Child Therapy, Reflexology, Readings, Holistic Chiropractor, Egyptian Oil Healer/ Reader, Meditation Classes, Guest Speaker Evenings, Alternative Lending Library. Holistic, Natural and Spiritual Products: Crystals, Oils, CDs, Clothing, Jewellery.

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Seven practitioners under one roof. Remedial massage, kinesiology, reiki, hypnotherapy, reflexology, aromatherapy, acupressure, empowering education, meditation, crystal healing, biodynamic craniosacral therapy, myofascial release, detox, spiritual development, mani and pedi detox, workshops, groups.

Let’s explore the possibilities expressed in your hands. Discover how your strengths contribute to your life purpose. What do you need to do to move forward? Distance Readings and Palmistry Parties available from the Internet Reflect Radio’s The Celtic Mystic. Holistic Healing, Access Bars, Reiki and Herbalife.

51 Mary Street, Gympie Phone: 0447 995 843

Contact Caithe to find out more Phone: 5496 6249. Wamuran, Qld


HEALTH & WELLBEING AVATAR SELF-DEVELOPMENT COURSE Avatar® is the most powerful, purest selfdevelopment program available. It is a series of experiential exercises that enables you to rediscover yourself and align your consciousness with what you want to achieve. You will experience your own unique insights and revelations. It’s you finding out about you.

Call Tsu Shan (Avatar Master) on Phone: 0438 894 121 on how you can get support to improve your life and go to: avatar-self-development


Voice of the goddess A singing group for women Experience the gift of women singing together in delight-full harmony in these beautiful singing sessions designed especially for women. Wednesday evenings 7pm-9pm Maroochydore

Call Emma Creed for more information Phone: 0438 619 518 All women welcome!


A delightfully eclectic collection of clothing, gifts and homewares featuring inspirations and affirmations, singing bowls, aromatherapy, salt lamps, oracle cards, meditation and mantra CDs, books, amber, silver and crystal jewellery and local artistry.

Find us on facebook or at Shop 1 / 1500 Brisbane Valley Highway Fernvale Phone: 0416 076 245


With Jules O’Neill Monday 3rd March Families in Harmony… Easily!

Phone: 0449 220 855


KUNDALNI YOGA LOVE SERIES TWO 2014 Thursday 3rd April untilThursday 8th May 9am-10.30am Location: Mapleton Hall, Obi Obi Road Payment by exchange. Come and share the experience of Kundalini yoga. BYO mat and water.

Contact Dom Finney Phone: 0409 765 033

HIGHER VISIONS The Golden Flow of the Universe in all Chakras Meditation with Petra Fischer Monday 10th March, 6.45-7.45 – $10 pp @ Peregian Beach Community House How to Visit Heaven and Safely Return to Earth with Karen Joy Monday 17th March, 10.30-12 – $10 pp @ Coolum Beach Surf Club Conscious Life Festival Saturday & Sunday 29-30th March $10 pp, kids FREE @ Peregian Beach College, Old Emu Mountain Rd Phone: 0400 673 563

Why not subscribe for just $33 you will receive a 12-month subscription (11 editions) and a copy will be posted to you!!! Check out our new website (webinars coming soon) at

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in Holistic Bliss are not necessarily those of the publishers. Advice is non-specific and does not necessarily substitute medical or professional advice for health conditions. The magazine is not affiliated with any religious group or religious teaching. Holistic Bliss takes no responsibility for the content of advertisements. Holistic Bliss may alter the size, content or position of an advertisement where necessary. Articles, adverts or any other part of this magazine is not to be reproduced without the permission of the publisher of Holistic Bliss and all requests must be made in writing.


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Holistic Bliss Directory Holistic Services Available:


Massage, Reflexology, Kinesiology, Readings and Healings, Ongoing Classes, Meditations and Workshops Great selection of Crystals and Jewellery

Sant Mat is a practical spiritual path based on meditation, ethical living, service to others & love for all creation. Entry is via a preparation program.

Ph 0417 942 659 19 Farrell Street, Yandina

There is no charge at any stage. For more information... 1800 462 193 or visit Know Thyself As Soul Foundation is a not for profit association incorporated in NSW.

Wellness Clinic

Counselling and Natural Therapies • Psychology, Hypnosis and NLP • Organic Skin and Body Therapy • Reiki and Remedial Massage • Body Consciousness • Naturopathy and Nutrition 16/247 David Low Way, Peregian Beach Phone today for an appointment

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• Consultations (diet and lifestyle) • Traditional Ayurveda treatments • Tibetan medicine and yoga therapy • Ayurvedic facials now available • Regular workshops Saturdays… limited numbers 8 Main Street PALMWOODS

Open to a whole new way of life Phone and consultation sessions available Open your true nature, your connection with all and the bigger picture of this life.

Yvette Swan 0412 664 846


5457 3036 House of Ayurveda

Radiate Natural Beauty from the Inside Out Many products and even the foods we eat contain harmful synthetic chemicals that could be doing you more harm than good.

Yoga Retreat Sri Lanka June 1-7, 2014

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Maintenance for the Body Medicine for the Mind

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Psychic & Mediumship Readings Reiki & Spiritual Healings Meditation & Spiritual Development Yoga & much more

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For the first time on the Sunshine Coast there has been an amazing combination of modalities to achieve fantastic results. Three offices have installed brand new ”Direct digital” X-ray machines that allow an accurate analysis of your spine with about 50% less radiation! These offices have also installed the latest in functional strength training known as TRX. The major advantage of this unique combination is the personal trainers and the Chiropractors can work together for your benefit. With this new technology we have kept the initial Chiropractic exam at a crazy $37 – this incudes a full spine and nerve exam including any required X-rays. Mention Holistic Bliss and your first TRX class will be free. We are so confident you will love it and feel the difference straight away. What have you got to lose?

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VIBRANT HEALTHY LIVING • Dr AMANDA FRACHE • Dr SIMON MORGAN Chiropractors • Digital X-rays • TRX • Naturopath • Massage • Weight Loss • Yoga • Meditation • Reiki • Acupuncture • Pilates

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• Dr DAVID HENDREY Chiropractor • Digital X-rays • TRX • Naturopath • Massage • Rehab Studio

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