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on top of a mountain in lotus position and be 100% pure, we still have to sit in peak hour traffic with toxic fumes from the roads and traffic and be surrounded by the toxic environment at times. We can make steps in the direction of making our homes and offices clean and green and get to know who we really are as a way of not buying into the ‘toxicity’ around us, or thinking that’s who we are, or how we need to live. Our feature this month is about ‘low tox’ living and detoxing on all levels and it’s a delight to have Therese Kerr on the cover sharing her holistic views and showing us how we can reduce the level of chemicals in our lives and move forward with more clarity, awareness and joy!

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Contents

07 FOOD FOR THE SOUL 6 Unravelling the Mystery of Health by Kristie Ord 7 Creamy Green Sauce and Steamed Veggies by Chef Cynthia Louise 8 Apple Pie with Pomegranate Cream by Scott Mathias 10 Healthy Herbal Hub on the Coast by Quentin and Kelly Smith 11  Low Tox for High Vibes by Dom Liv Kamal 12 Nourish and Rejuvenate on a Daily Basis by Leanne Vickery 14 Tips for Getting Real by Luke Bell 15 HOLISTIC AS Books and more… COVER STORY 16-17  Therese Kerr Celebrity Mum Changing the World LOW TOX LIVING AND DETOX

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18 An Holistic Approach to Toxicity by Jean Sheehan 19 To Botox or not to Botox, that is the Question… by Shauna Teaken 20 Detox Your Relationship by Janet McGeever 21 Could Yeast be Ruining Your Life? by Soraya Saraswati 22 Magic with M.S. in the Mountains Interview with Deborah Kidd 23 Detox to Destiny by Jost Sauer 24-25 Shining a Light on Toxicity by Emily Banks 26 Are You Detoxing from this Reality? 28 Eco Spring Clean Your Home this Autumn!

30 This Moment… by Les Dyer 31 Bowen Bliss! by Kate Anderson 32 What Are We Voting For? by Michelle Lightworker 34 Why Chiropractic? by Dr Eric and Angela Slead 35 Be With Your Body by Gaylyn Aitken

ECO, ORGANIC, BEAUTY AND STYLE 36 Toxic Free Beauty by Sam Sargent 37 Your Shampoo Could Be Making You Fat! by Kim Morrison 38 Weed – Seed – Feed by Gabby Scott 39 Changing the World One Tan at a Time! RELATIONSHIPS AND YOU

40 How to Survive an Argument by Mary-Lou Stephens 41 Hit the Refresh Button by the Beach by Sylvi Allan 42 Happy ME, in Relationship! by Jules O’Neill HOLISTIC KIDS AND PARENTS

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Unravelling the mystery of health WORDS KRISTIE ORD

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or many years detoxing has been seen by the general public as a fad or unhealthy. Kathy Hughes, speaker at The Real Food Revolution, explains to us though that “fasting/ detoxing” is a powerful way in which one can correct many disturbances thus leading the way to bringing us back to thriving in joy, harmony and longevity, just as we are meant to. We have been deceived into believing that health is a mystery. Sadly along with this belief we have moved away from the powerful and potent properties that fasting and simple tasty wholefoods can deliver. Research shows that the largest cause of heavy toxic plaque within the body is a poor diet consisting of nutrient missing foods, drinks, pills and capsules. Dr Otto Warburg won a Nobel prize for proving that cancer cannot survive in an alkaline environment but thrives in an acidic one. Why Detoxing? The good news is that symptoms

caused from toxic overload can be reversed through detoxing. We live in a toxic world filled with pollution and pesticides and then we add to our toxicity by eating poor quality food, drinking unfiltered water and subjecting our body to mould. Our liver, lymphatic system and colon is responsible for filtering and flushing these toxins out. By not only incorporating more wholefoods and using them to detox it allows the metabolism to reboot, the digestive system to function correctly once again, increases energy levels from nutrient absorption, replenish organs and cells and brings vitality. Effective wholefood detoxes include going raw for 30 days, coconut water/alkaline water/cabala juice and green juice fasts with support. Learn More About the Benefits of Detoxing To learn more about the how to’s on detoxing safely, the power of wholefoods and holistic health, join us for Australia’s freshest health and wellness event touring Australia to eight

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FOOD FOR THE SOUL Earthly Wonders Emporium is now Sunshine Coast’s complete wellness hub. Our team is full of passionate individuals who can share their knowledge from any areas covering your spiritual, mental, emotional and physical health. You can find practitioners that can assist you with anything from a psychic reading, remedial massage, naturopathy, Kahuna massage, nutrition, rain drop therapy, astrology reports, N.E.S. Body status reports, foot detox, reiki treatments and The Liquid Crystal readings and prescriptions. Earthly Wonders Emporium is a community hub with local pop-up shops full of homemade creations and artwork. Yoga is run every Monday morning in store served with cold press juices. We also have The Happy Herb shop right under our roof offering medicinal herbs and teas for all your health, wellbeing and vitality needs. Our in store healthy Café offers something for any individual as we specialise in 100% gluten free, raw, vegan and paleo friendly meals which uses local ingredients to support a healthy and happy body whether you are just starting out or are a full-time health conscious foodie. Featured is a recipe from Café owner Kelly Smith to give you some inspiration for a healthy snack on the go! earthlywondersemporium.wordpress.com

Healthy herbal hub on the Coast RECIPE KELLY SMITH

Mexican Spiced Kale Chips with Raw ‘Cheesy’ Nacho Dipping Sauce Ingredients: 1 bunch of kale, de-stemmed and roughly chopped Juice of 2-3 limes 1 tbsp maple syrup 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 2 tbsp macadamia/olive oil 1 tsp coriander seed powder 1 tsp dried oregano leaves 1 tsp cumin power ½ tsp onion powder ½ tsp garlic powder ½ tsp paprika powder ½-1 tsp dried chilli flakes 3 tbsp nutritional yeast Method: Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl, add your roughly chopped kale and massage the liquid spice mix through

the kale allowing it to soak all through the leaves. Put in a fan forced oven or dehydrator at 46 degrees for 5 hours or longer until the kale leaves are crispy and crunchy.

Raw Vegan and Paleo Friendly Cheesy Nacho Dipping Sauce Ingredients: 1 cup of soaked cashews 1 cup of water 3 tbsp nutritional yeast 1 clove of garlic Pinch of salt and pepper Juice of a lemon Method: Put in a high speed blender, adding more water if you desire a runnier dipping sauce. Blend until smooth and creamy. Drizzle and dip your Mexican spiced kale chips and share with your loved ones!

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Low Tox for High Vibes WORDS DOM LIV KAMAL

W Dom’s favourites Favorite antioxidants: Berry fruits. Macqui berry has been shown to be a superfood antioxidant. Favourite energy herbs: Withania, astragalus, ganoderma mushroom, echinacea and the ginsengs. Favourite way to detox: Is to fast on a regular basis and eat organic foods as the main part of my diet with a high percentage of my diet raw fruits and vegetable based meals. Favourite additions to the diet: High protein, macronutrient rich boosting foods like spirulina, chia seeds, maca, chlorella, cacao and coconut oil.

hen our body is free of congestion, toxicity and heaviness in dietary and nutritional overloads, we become more buoyant, more energised, more focused and more capable of living in the present moment to our own potential. Herbal medicines have traditionally been used to boost the body and balance every system. That’s a really important role for us! They act as triggers for repair and recovery, often in conjunction with antioxidant food which are free radical scavengers who attach to poisons and debris and shunt them out of the body harmlessly. So, combined recovery with release of the toxins creates a great basis for your best body health. Antioxidants in our diets are a key to increasing energy, repairing adrenal and hormonal damage that has occurred through stress and environmental exposures, as well as creating a beautiful low toxicity boost to your body.

Fruits and vegetables are the easiest obtainable and best antioxidants you can have. In my book ‘The Magic of Food as Medicine’ we have researched over 200 fruits, vegetables and herbs and the research and evidence base clearly shows that when you have a diet based on fruits, vegetables and herbs, you have a lower toxicity level in your body, and your body is more free to absorb, assimilate, recover, repair and heal on a daily level. I just love being optimally healthy and to have a low tox body reflects everywhere in our lives… We end up feeling energised, healthy, beautiful. We feel emotionally more stable, we feel happy, we are able to focus on our work better and we create a zest for life that is awesome and really worth having a great diet for… We are what we eat… So let’s eat low tox, and feel wonderful. medicineroom.net

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Nourish and rejuvenate on a daily basis WORDS LEANNE VICKERY, Naturopath

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re you suffering from weight gain, constipation, skin problems, digestive issues, low immunity or hormone imbalance? These symptoms could be a result of an accumulation of the enormous amount of toxins most of us are exposed to every day. Inadequate exercise and poor food choices can add to the burden on an already overloaded body, compromising your body’s ability to eliminate toxins. One of the core principles of natural medicine is detoxification. Gentle exercise, wholesome clean food and filtered water are the foundations for clearing toxins from your system. Your body is constantly going through detoxification processes in order to promote healthy metabolism and hormone balance. Whether you choose to complete a comphrehensive detoxification program or not, there are some basic things you can incorporate into your daily life to make sure your detoxification organs are functioning to their best ability. Signs of Toxicity Fatigue; bloating; bowel disruptions too slow or too fast; headaches and migraines; sugar cravings; weight and/ or fluid retention; hormone problems; difficulty concentrating, anxiety, sadness; poor immunity, allergies; skin, hair and nail problems.

Optimal Nutrition Eat organic!! This is the easiest way to dramatically reduce your exposure to pestisides and chemicals. Even though you might find organic foods more expensive, the benefits far outweigh the cost. Shop at local farmers’ markets to help support local businesses and cut down on price. Avoid any processed or pre-packaged foods. Start including more detoxifying foods into your diet. Here is a list of foods I always recommend to increase in your diet: To promote liver detoxification have: Cruciferous vegetables, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale and bok choy, artichokes, onions, garlic, turmeric and bitter greens e.g. rocket. Increase fibre to help support the growth of beneficial gut bacteria and improve bowel function: legumes – lentils, black eyed peas, kidney beans. Low GI foods and good quality carbohydrates: sweet potato, quinoa, beetroot, brown rice. High quality protein e.g. organic grass fed meat, organic eggs, fish. Antioxidant rich food: berries, turmeric, “rainbow plate” (colourful fruits and veggies), green tea. Good fats: nuts and seeds including chia seeds, brazil nuts, flax seeds, almonds, walnuts, pine nuts, sesame

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posted a quote on facebook a few weeks ago “if organic farming is the natural way, shouldn’t organic produce just be called ‘produce’ and make the pesticide-laden stuff take the burden of an adjective?” – Ymber Delecto. I liked this quote as it demonstrated to me how common the use of chemicals had become. Wait, there is a market for food and products that don’t harm you? Go figure. It’s hard and sometimes impractical to avoid chemicals altogether. But don’t fret, there are ways we can reduce our exposure to ensure we are living a happy and healthy life, the way it was intended. 1. Check your environment – look around your home and think about chemicals you come in contact with on a daily basis. It could be your shower products, cleaning products, detergents, fragrances, even poor air quality. Try

and slowly introduce alternatives and just never buy the harmful stuff again. Spend the time to become educated about the potential risks to your health and to the natural environment. 2. Be aware of what is touching your skin – Google chemicals in clothes and the search results are frightening. Make the switch to bamboo, hemp and if you have to buy cotton, go for organic. 3. Be aware of what is going into your mouth – my body is a temple. Well, not quite, but make sure you know what is going in. Get into organic real food. Try not to eat things from a box, they are usually loaded with nasties. Better still, roll up your sleeves and get out in the glorious sunshine and tend to your own vegetable garden. It will reward you in more ways than you think. 4. Care for the environment – for a great read, I recommend Annie Leonard’s The Story of Stuff. I changed

my world! Take away message – There is no “away”. When you throw out man-made waste, it takes hundreds of years to break down, but it never truly goes away. Pollutants and changes in climatic trends should be feared just as much (or more) as exposure to chemicals with respect to potential risk to human life. 5. Challenge your reason for using particular products. Is it really necessary or are there cleaner and greener alternatives? Like dealing with weeds in a non-toxic way. I found pouring boiling water on weeds is just as effective! Just remember, the alternative will rarely be sold as a product in a store. It will more likely come from talking to your parents or grandparents. LUKE BELL is co-founder of Fresh Holistic Health, an Integrative Health Centre coming soon to the Kunara Organic Marketplace Centre on Mons Road, Forest Glen. freshholistichealth.com.au

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Celebrity Mum Changing the World

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THERESE KERR EPITOMISES HOLISTIC, BLISSFUL LIVING ON EVERY LEVEL. SHE IS THE HEALTH AND WELLNESS AMBASSADOR FOR AUSTRALIAN CERTIFIED ORGANICS AND PIONEER OF “DIVINE BY THERESE KERR”. SO HOW DID THE HAPPILY MARRIED MOTHER OF TWO CHILDREN (MIRANDA AND MATT AND NONNA TO FLYNN), WHO WAS PREVIOUSLY AN ACCOUNTANT, BECOME AN ADVOCATE FOR HOLISTIC WELLNESS?

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adly in 1995 Therese was diagnosed with endometriosis and was unable to have any more children, even though she had planned to have one more child. She said the things she thought embodied femininity, like layering fragrance and body products over her body, were the very things that took away part of her femininity. Then in 2001 she was diagnosed with cancerous tumours in her spleen requiring surgery but said it was the best thing that ever happened to her, a wake-up call in fact. A few times while we spoke she said, “The Universe always provides” and this has become her mantra in life.

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At the time of diagnosis she thought she was healthy but after researching all aspects of health and wellness she realised she was far from it. Therese discovered it’s not just about the chemicals you put on your skin or in your body, it’s also important to take an holistic approach to minimise stress, develop spiritual awareness and be centred. It required a total change of attitude and lifestyle. Therese now enjoys meditating every day with her husband Johnny (Tom Cronin was her meditation teacher) and also exercises and keeps her diet clean and full of super food goodness every day. “There is this peace that radiates

now from me so no matter what is happening and no matter how busy I am, I always create my way of being and I don’t go into sympathetic nervous system state,” she shared. Nearly ten years after her healing process, Therese was asked by her daughter Miranda to become the CEO of her organic skincare company, Kora. And during this time, Therese became more aware of the chemicals in personal care items such as toothpaste, mouthwash and hair care and she was keen to release these products through the Kora range, however Miranda was not permitted to allow this due to her other contractual restrictions. So Therese’s

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When doing what you love is an expression of who you are, life simply works and who could ask for more. Each day I live from the space of gratitude; gratitude for my family, my friends and loved ones and for life itself. To be present to that is the greatest gift one can have. I ask the universe every day: “how can it get any better than this?” And “what else is possible?” That is an open question to the universe and the universe wants nothing more than to provide us, each and every one of us, with abundance in all things. dream career unravelled before her eyes as she created ‘Divine By Therese Kerr’, a certified organic personal care range which was conceived early last year. As a family they were excited about this combined presence in the certified organic market. Although, Therese believes there is still so much education required in the community. The beauty industry remains a ‘self regulating’ industry and many chemicals haven’t been tested to determine possible harmful effects. Those that have been tested have been done in isolation but not in combination. There are 10,500 chemicals used in personal, skin, hair and beauty care products, 65-70% of which are absorbed into our skin. The World Health Organization states that our endocrine system is being impacted dramatically by even the smallest amount of chemicals, in particular, chemicals known as Phthalates (synthetic zenoestrogens). These are contained in a variety of products around the home including personal care products and fragrances. Buying certified organic is peace of mind and means the products you buy contain no use of: TEAs, DEAs, Glycols, Parabens, Sulphates, Formaldehyde and derivatives, ethoxylates, phthalates, synthetic and artificial ingredients, GMO ingredients, obesogens, pesticides, insecticides and organophosphates. Therese is excited to release an additional twenty-one new certified organic products this year including: a men’s range, self tanning range, hair care and certified organic baby products. Launching the baby product range is particularly close to her heart given her own personal experiences. She said if we can empower mums and teach them about detoxification and reducing chemicals, we will get back to where we need to be and help our planet. Many babies are born with around 200 chemicals in their umbilical cords and the number one disease for children under 15 years is cancer. With the correct information she said, “Mums will change this world.” And synchronicity played its part recently when Therese sat next to and shared information with the Assistant Shadow Minister for Health on a plane flying back from her family Christmas vacation in America. So we look forward to hearing how Therese continues to share her wisdom further afield and invites and creates change with grace. For more information about THERESE KERR please visit: divinebytheresekerr.com Join Therese at the ‘Happiness and its Causes’ Show at Luna Park on June 10-11 – divinebytheresekerr.com/in-store-and-other-events/

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Therese’s tips for following your dreams: Simply “Be”. Most people “do” to “have” to “be”. When we simply “be” we get to choose how life goes. I always try to be the awareness behind my thoughts. When we are that, we have the ability to remove the emotion attached to past-based experiences and we get to choose how we react to every circumstance, good or bad – that is the bliss of being, that is living a life you love.

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Be impeccable with your word – understanding that your word and your thoughts determine your existence and what’s possible for your life. Being responsible for your word and its impact on others is also paramount as your words have the ability to make or to break a person’s spirit.

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Don’t make assumptions. Human beings are well trained in making assumptions, we are almost indoctrinated into this! When we don’t know something, we simply do not ask and instead we assume we know the answer. Why? Because predominantly we are afraid of looking bad and all we want as human beings is to look good in the eyes of others – and that’s a slippery slope (ego) for when we live in that space of trying to be everything we think others want us to be, we simply never are who we really are. Even when we develop the courage to ask a question instead of assuming we know the answer, if we don’t like the answer, we disregard it and make up our own anyway to justify ourselves, our own beliefs and/or our actions.

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I don’t take anything personally. As a family we have a public profile. We have learned very early on not to take things personally. Understanding that what is said to you by somebody else, good or bad, is not about you, but in fact is a reflection of what is occurring for the other person, is a very powerful tool.

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Simply do your best. Know that all of the above is possible, but also know that many times you will fail and all you ever have to do is simply do your best over and over again.

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Our mind is real, our body is real but our thoughts aren’t and we have the power at any time to override and to choose them. We are more than our thoughts. We are, and have unlimited potential, and are supported more than we know by universal energy and love, but only when we allow ourselves to be.

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An

Holistic Approach to Toxicity

WORDS JEAN SHEEHAN, Principal – Millennium Education

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hemicals and toxins are not just in the food we eat, the environment, the household and personal care products but also in our mind and body. Depending on what our thoughts and beliefs are; we will create chemical reactions that can be toxic in our body. Jackie presented to me for a Medical Intuitive session after seeing many doctors whom could not explain why she had this painful rash on her body and continual pus oozing from her nipple. She had breast augmentation overseas five months earlier. Two weeks post-operatively she had this discharge that would not clear with antibiotics. She was now feeling so unwell that she could not work. My first insight was that her silicone implant was leaking and causing toxicity in her breast and lymphatic system. Her body required medical attention first! Using my nursing knowledge, we arranged a GP that would listen to her, got an ultrasound to back up my theory and booked

an appointment for a plastic surgeon specialising in breast enhancement. But there was more to why the body had created this scenario. During the session, Jackie shared she was always disrespected by men and especially her father and her ex-husband. She had decided to get breast implants to make herself more feminine and sensual as a woman but felt guilty about it. This was the missing link to her care and she needed to understand the chemical reaction of her thoughts and beliefs that were also creating toxicity in her mind and body. I explained the body consciousness of the breast was respect and sensuality and the nipple consciousness was neediness and resentment. Jackie had a light bulb moment as she realised she ‘needed’ her dad to love her when it was she who needed to love herself. She totally disrespected herself with disempowering self talk. I shared that in her breast there was scarring and I

could see the surgeon who performed the surgery was in a bad mood and she confirmed that was correct! The chemical reaction and emotion going through her body before surgery was guilt. On further metaphysical investigation, her painful skin irritation was the poisoned lymphatic system carrying the guilt and had leaked silicone around her body. At that point she burst into tears with shear relief as she was able to be honest with herself. She was and is deserving of being a sensual woman without feeling guilty. She was able to confirm this with medical assistance to replace her implant. There were no more skin problems or pus from her nipple. Remember the body talks and will always let you know what is happening. It is the only thing you own all your life. For Medical Intuitive sessions and courses or to learn about empowering your child contact JEAN SHEEHAN AbsoluteEmpowerment.com

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To Botox or not to Botox, that is the question…

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ou see those perfect, wrinkle free, freshly-ironed faces everywhere – TV, movies, magazines and out and about. Having a discreet nip and tuck can wait a few years when the lunch menu includes injectables, Friday night’s a Botox party and your local hairdresser has extra ‘beauty services’ while you’re at the basin. And don’t get me started on lotions and serums! What else is possible? I’ve always thought there must be more to looking and feeling younger than applying outside products – so I ate healthily, avoided the sun on my face, meditated, etc, etc. I was doing ok. And then, as so often is the case, I created a big ‘upset’. At the age of 40 I had a head-on car crash and had extensive, deep lacerations across my forehead, nose and eyelids. Looking at my Frankenstein face in the mirror, I realised years of careful eating, rubbing-

in-of-creams and avoiding the sun was pretty useless right then. With my leg in a cast for 9 months I had a lot of time on my hands, so I started looking at healing alternatives in earnest. It took me a few years as I experimented with everything I could find. Surgery was out for me – even though I did see a plastic surgeon for assessment. Here’s what I came up with The whole beauty/health industry is based around the construct that as you get older, your body must deteriorate. If you ‘guard against’ a range of outside elements including sun, ‘bad’ food and drink, and then perhaps choose the surgeries and injectables, you might reasonably expect to look younger. You may or may not ‘feel’ younger, vital or energetic, but what price beauty? What if that basic premise was incorrect? What if your body has energies that allow it to heal, repair, and regenerate itself easily, given the chance?

About six years ago, I happened upon a range of techniques which do that very thing – ‘switch on’ the body’s OWN natural healing energies. There’s about sixty of them and they are from Access Consciousness®. One is the Energetic Facelift® – a simple, hands-on technique which turns on 26 different energies on many levels – the immune system, cellular memory, limiting beliefs, scar tissue and so much more. I have found that the face starts to lose wrinkles, puffiness, lines, spots, discoloration, etc with this technique and the whole body receives the benefits at the same time. I teach these techniques now, as well as practise them. What else is possible for you and your lovely body? SHAUNA TEAKEN travels, writes and enjoys working with people to access their own capacities with youthful bodies, great relationships and phenomenal businesses. shaunasisland.com

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Detoxyour Relationship WORDS JANET McGEEVER

Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.

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love this quote by Nelson Mandela. What a man! … to have endured such injustice and still have forgiveness in his heart. It’s great to do a physical cleanse and really detoxify the body. But how are we poisoning our bodies with emotions like resentment and bitterness? Many do not realise emotions such as these can create an enormous amount of toxicity and chemicals that can radically affect one’s health AND the health of a relationship. Tension in a relationship can put a heavy load on one’s immune system and physical wellbeing to the point where one can become very ill. When high emotion is present, it travels through the connective tissue, which connects the deepest cells and

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layers with the most superficial and this spirals through the body four-and-half to five times. If thoughts of resentment or bitterness are looping around in your head then chances are the chemical toxin by-product is travelling around your body as well. Taking revenge by saying or doing things that you regret afterwards is another way of putting poison into a relationship that sometimes the other or a relationship never recovers from. It happens. We are human. So how can we stop ourselves from getting to the point of resentment and bitterness and then taking revenge? Recently, someone close said something to me at a highly sensitive time. Immediately I flew into rage with a feeling of injustice. When I am like that, I know there is no sense in trying to have any kind of discussion because the logical part of my brain is just not accessible. Somehow I had the fortitude to remove myself and go swimming. I cried and cried and swam and

swam and swam. It was so freeing. It helped me gain clarity and compassion. It also allowed these chemicals to be released through the tears and the activity. As I swam, I realised that the source of my anger was actually passion. Trying to ‘get rid’ of the anger or feeling wrong for it actually was suppressing the very thing I needed at that time – which was to stay in touch with this passion, conviction and the love that was at the source of that. I was able to return in a much better state. Love grows through sensitivity, awareness and clarity. Let’s take a leaf out of Nelson Mandela’s book and see how we can detoxify our own bodies and relationships through the cleansing and purifying waters of love, compassion and forgiveness. If he did it with the enormous injustice in his life, surely we can too. themakingloveretreat.com.au

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Yeast be Ruining your Life?

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and addiction to food additives, sugar and sweet food, prescription drugs like antibiotics and the contraceptive pill, together with high stress living, this sneaky problem is epidemic. Living in the warm moist tropical climates can exacerbate symptoms and candida can take the form of rashes, infected toe or fingernails. Babies may have a candida nappy rash that is stubborn to shift which can in time weaken their health and cause allergies and sensitivities. Healthy eating of natural organic foods, the elimination of sugar and wheat and yeast products and a reduction of grains together with the addition of strong probiotics and replacement of lacking nutrients such as B vitamins are key in shifting this insidious overgrowth and regaining a healthy balanced population of gut microbes. Thyroid function and hormone balance may require addressing. Meditation and mindfulness

andida is a yeast, together with around 500 other important microorganisms present in the gut of a healthy person. Candida normally reproduces slowly in the right balance with all the other bacteria and yeasts, however when this balance is upset, often triggered by stress and excess sugar or antibiotic use, the candida can proliferate out of control. Overgrowth or Candidiasis can then become a hidden factor creeping in to undermine our health. Candida excretes health eroding toxins which tax our liver and can cause serious disease as our health is worn down. It interferes with proper digestion and assimilation of vital nutrients, to cause fatigue, and chronic dis-ease in the body. Some of the conditions associated with Candidiasis are: Irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, PMS, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, allergies, weight gain, vaginitis, skin rashes, lack of focus, mood swings and depression. With societies’ overconsumption

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t’s easy to see why Deborah Kidd is known as the Multiple Sclerosis (M.S.) Goddess, she shares her healing story with such grace and inspiration. Deborah’s journey with Multiple Sclerosis started 25 years ago when she was 27 years of age and she experienced what’s referred to as ‘remitting/relaxing’ symptoms after the birth of her second child. She had many physical complications such as: impaired vision, leg weakness, foggy head, spasms and her spine had a ‘running ant sensation’. However, she remained in denial for another five years and took small amounts of medication from her doctor during this time for symptom relief. Then just before her dear grandmother passed away, she gave Deborah a gift. She looked into Deborah’s eyes and said “please find another way to heal”. Deborah mentioned her grandmother was a beautiful ‘woman of the earth’ who used herbal and nutrition medicine in her life and they were very close. After her grandmother had passed, Deborah

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had an attack of symptoms and six weeks later she had an MRI to confirm her full diagnosis of M.S. With divine timing Deborah met a lady in the doctor’s waiting room who had recovered using other treatment methods and this in conjunction with her grandmother’s message and a readiness to heal, empowered her to commence her healing journey. Deborah took an holistic approach to healing including being reviewed by a neurologist through Royal Brisbane Hospital for over 20 years. She also consulted with a naturopath for 10 years, utilising herbal medicine, nutrition, addressing emotional issues underlying the condition and she had regular massage, chiropractic work and energy sessions. She also met many amazing spiritual teachers who inspired her to heal on all levels. She says in her personal opinion she believes amalgam dental fillings, Candida overgrowth, leaky gut, food sensitivities, the over-prescription of antibiotics as a child, living on a farm where there was a lot of crop dusting, early childhood trauma and feelings

of ‘being violated’, self worth issues and an overachieving, self-controlling personality with a genetic susceptibility, all contributed to the development of the condition of M.S. After her period of recovery, Deborah’s neurologist said her M.S. was benign in 2013 and somehow her brain must have made new neural pathways. For the last 10 years she has worked as a naturopath (after studying at the Australian College of Medicine in Brisbane) assisting others and also continues to take herbal medicine herself and keeps her lifestyle clean and free from high stress. She works from the magical Hinterlands on the Sunshine Coast and her mantra is “Never give in and never give up” when it comes to recovering and healing and she says going through the experience has made her a better person and she has created a full and happy life she loves with her husband, children, family and friends. To contact DEBORAH please visit: multiplesclerosisnaturopath.com.au

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Detox to Destiny WORDS JOST SAUER

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etoxing has become the new black in this era of celebrityendorsed detox and cleansing diets. These might involve days of lemon juice, or fruit juices, or only certain raw foods and many specifically aim to ‘cleanse the liver’. But in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) these are extreme actions which are not necessarily going to benefit everyone, or even benefit the liver. In TCM our organs are amazing, they house our spiritual resources, and the liver (known as The General) is actually home to our soul (Hun). Our organs work together to link us into the cosmic chi matrix, help us to discover our nature, purpose and destiny. They like routine, nice warm cooked foods, and lots and lots of chi. Of course we are exposed to toxins in our daily life, which impacts on the functioning of our organs, but if we are building chi-vital bodies and following the 24-hour chi-cycle, our organs will naturally eliminate these. A daily chi-

practise at 5am activates our large intestine and cleanses toxins created by the stress, overwork, negative emotions, pollution and substances of the previous day. Then a morning spent working hard on activities connected to our purpose creates beneficial stress which moves stagnant energy and prevents more toxins building up. If we switch off and go to sleep by 10pm, another major natural detox – the liver and gallbladder cleansing, gets underway. Live this way (and aim to eat organic foods and use organic products) and fatigue, depression, bloating, irritability, skin problems, anxiety and insomnia will all disappear. I often treat clients who regularly do ‘detoxes’ as they feel contaminated or stagnant from excess sugar, processed foods, alcohol, drugs, sex, etc. But the detox then seems to create a licence for a subsequent re-tox. TCM is cosmically holistic, everything connected to the big picture of our purpose on earth.

All non-beneficial excessive activities, cravings and behaviours arise because we are not connecting in to this, so something about our true nature is being suppressed (I always tell drugusing clients that if they don’t follow their destiny, drugs become their destiny). But this applies equally to any behaviour. Working with chi and following the chi-cycle allows us to understand our nature, feel our purpose, and remember our place in the cosmos so we won’t want, or need any of the things that generate toxins. The chi-cycle lifestyle is what I call a ‘detox to destiny’ – because it detoxes us physically, emotionally and spiritually and takes us towards our destiny. JOST SAUER is a registered acupuncturist, therapist and seminar presenter, and author of Higher and Higher, Drug Repair That Works and The Perfect Day Plan and The Rebel’s Guide to Recovery. jostsauer.com urbandrugrehab.com

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eavy metal toxicity is an often overlooked contributor to disharmony within the body. From conception, we are exposed to toxic elements which pose many risks to health and wellbeing. These elements are in abundance in our environment; in medicines, cosmetics, cleaning products, the air we breathe, food we eat, soil and water, to name a few. These toxins are easily transferred across the placenta, displaying toxic contamination as an intrinsic consequence of life itself. Many in our society are also mineral deficient, commonly in magnesium, iodine, zinc, selenium, manganese

and chromium. There was a time when our foods and soil were rich in these elements, but an unfortunate consequence of the industrial revolution and cheap farming is nutritional depleted and contaminated soil content. Without good food as a nutrient source, deficiency ensues, with the body losing its ability to utilise and excrete minerals correctly, giving rise to toxic accumulation. When essential minerals are deficient, toxic elements with a similar chemical structure are substituted in biological processes as an attempt by the body to maintain a state of balance. Toxic elements can bind to

certain receptors in the body, causing overstimulation, inhibition and alteration of thousands of enzymes, resulting in an overwhelming plethora of consequences, from nausea and fatigue to memory loss and debilitated immunity. Toxic elements can also replace minerals in tissue structures, causing irritation, altering pH and supporting infection. Toxicity in conjunction with deficiency is something I always focus on within my clinic. As mentioned earlier, it is only when certain helpful elements, such as calcium and zinc, become deficient that other elements are utilised in their place and the body falls out of

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paper products (so be careful what you burn!). Mercury favours kidney, eye, brain, thyroid and liver tissue, making it not uncommon to find mercury toxicity in people with hypothyroidism. Other symptoms include weakness of the hands, irritability, blushing, retinitis, joint pain, speech difficulties and rashes. Lead is probably one of the most notable toxic heavy metals throughout civilisation, dating back to the Egyptians and Roman Empire. It was utilised for pipes, utensils, paints, cosmetics, and even added to wine! In our lifetime, it was used as a base for house paints and in gasoline, which has resulted in extensive environmental and personal contamination (in fact, lead has been found in the polar ice caps as a direct result of gasoline combustion!). Like all toxicity, early signs can be quite vague, including fatigue, vertigo, headaches and poor coordination, but can develop into many more chronic symptoms such as muscle weakness, peripheral neuropathy (numbness and tingling in extremities), emotional instability, poor memory and psychomotor dysfunction. Even moderate levels of lead can contribute to immune suppression, kidney disorders, arthritis and hypertension! Toxicity of minerals can also have detrimental effects, which is why it is so important to be able to detect levels of minerals in conjunction with toxic

elements. As with all things, a balance must be sustained or dis-harmony will occur. Copper toxicity is a common mineral imbalance, often seen in women on the oral contraceptive pill, as copper levels rise with estrogen. Signs of copper toxicity include depression, fatigue, constipation, weight gain, food cravings and frontal headaches. There are a number of natural chelating agents which assist excretion of heavy metals, along with rectifying any nutritional imbalances which is often confounding the problem. Unreliable detection techniques previously used include hair tissue mineral analysis (outdated due to the slow growth of hair tissue), blood tests (negating toxicity within tissue). A very clever device is now available which uses spectrophotometry technology, allowing the light emitted by specific elements to be measured from within the muscle tissue. This provides accurate, reliable and fast results as to what is happening right now. If you can’t find relief from medications and have symptoms that just won’t resolve or simply aren’t feeling 100 per cent and suspect there is a deeper issue, book in for a quick 15-minute spectrophotometry scan, followed by a half-hour consultation to analyse your results and guide your treatment. wellsure.com.au

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It makes sense that if your body needs to detox when it is changing, you may experience this energetically too, when your life is changing! So, if you recognise that you may be experiencing a detoxification from your old reality, what can you do? 1. Don’t resist what is occurring in your world or make it wrong. What if you could allow and welcome the detoxification of your reality? Ask “what detoxification am I refusing, that I truly could be choosing, that if I would choose it would allow me to create a greater life, a greater reality and more ease with my body than has ever been possible before?” 2. Nurture your body and be kind to you. What if now is the perfect time to be grateful for the choices you are making to change, to have more of you, and recognise that they are now coming to fruition? 3. Don’t make it significant! Change is not always comfortable, and that’s ok! Ask “what else is possible now with my life, my body and my reality that wasn’t available to me before?” accessconsciousness.com

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This Moment… WORDS LES DYER

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his Moment is brand new. Every month, every week, every day, every hour, every minute, every second. It has never existed before and every experience you have within it will be brand new, too. It will last but a moment and every experience you have during its brief appearance will last but a moment, as well. So how will you live it, my dear friends? Will you regurgitate last year, the year before, the year before that – or maybe your childhood? Or will you face this brand new opportunity with an invigorated desire for adventure? Will you rely on old habits, old hurts, old ways of muddling by, old beliefs, old programs? Or will you face this exciting moment in time with an openness to grow and see the wonder of your life through fresh, renewed and innocent eyes?

The choice is always yours, isn’t it? But what actually is that choice? Surely, it’s to stay as a limited, bound, curtailed, boxed-in physical human being trying their best in an un-safe world out to hurt them… OR to allow ourselves to accept ourself as a truly limitless, free spirited, safe and entirely spiritual infinite being of Light and Love. We do so by dis-owning our egoic smallness and embracing our ego-less divinity and greatness. We are Love. Love is our true religion. Love is our only way. This is our real choice, ultimately our only choice. It’s a challenge each of us face every moment of our lives. And one I myself, unthinkingly, have tragically failed far too often… Yet, I am reminded that another opportunity to embrace the truth of Life is here now. And now. And now and now… And there are many beautiful

teachers, both religious and spiritual, to help us bridge the gap. I pray that you find the right one for yourself and with their guidance move into a truly renewed approach to each moment, a genuinely new approach to life, love and every gift offered freely and lovingly to each of us by the universe! This is the only answer that will lead to the world you and I seek. At Heartland – the full-time spiritual retreat just north of Gympie (over 350 workshops run in the last 8 years!) – constant weekend and 5-day retreats, run by Les Dyer and some of Australia’s finest workshop presenters, help you to gently and deeply embrace the empowering Love you are, once more. Quality is kept high but prices are kept exceptionally low so that everyone can attend. heartlandretreat.com.au

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Bowen Bliss! WORDS KATE ANDERSON

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y clients who have experienced Bowen, often say they don’t understand how it works, but just know it works! For those who have not experienced Bowen, the treatment involves small movements in specific areas of the body. Between each series of movements there will be a minimum of a two-minute pause where the practitioner will leave the room. This allows the body to respond to the movement before moving to the next area. It sounds strange, but after one treatment the majority of clients return because they can feel changes in their body. People question “How can Bowen claim to benefit so many ailments?” from injury to chronic pain and illness, stress and anxiety to hormonal issues. As Bowen works within the fascia of the body, to understand how it works we first must understand fascia. Fascia is the connective tissue inside

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our bodies that is wrapped around every muscle, tendon ligament, nerve, organ and also infiltrates within muscles, ligaments, joint and organ capsules. In the past it has been classified as the Cinderella tissue or the packaging in between all the important stuff in our body. That has all changed in the last seven years with science realising there is way more to fascia than first thought. Fascia is now being called the organ of form (our soft skeleton), a contractile organ that is alive. It is also becoming recognised as our feeling sense, the 6th sense of the body. It is your fascia that tells your muscles what to do, or defined by Dr Andrew Taylor Still, “When you deal with the fascia you do business with the branch offices of the brain”. It greatly impacts muscular contraction, movement, force transmission, posture and sensation of pain. Research and new scientific discoveries have led to an active

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revision in the long accepted principles of movement. It makes sense that the way we exercise needs to be evaluated. It is not that our current exercise models aren’t good for us, it is that they do not take into consideration fascial fitness or health. When fascia is unhealthy it becomes dehydrated, thickens and loses elasticity, causing restrictions and pain in the body. As it is important to keep our bodies hydrated with water our fascia is hydrated in different ways. There are four principles to changing and healing our fascia which are: Fascial Release, Rebound Elasticity Exercises, Fascial Stretching and Proprioceptive Refinement. Bowen Therapy works on two of these principles: Fascial Release and Proprioceptive Refinement. I have also been trained in exercising all of the above principles. Please contact KATE ANDERSON email: kate@inbalancebowen.com.au

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What are we WORDS MICHELLE LIGHTWORKER

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ur recent Queensland Election has inspired me to rethink the political arena. I hear many young people talking about how disillusioned they are with the leaders of today. It’s an interesting concept, leadership. What makes a good leader? Is it focussing on the economy? Is it inspiring a nation? Is it carving out rules and regulations? Is it providing a platform for Australians to work out what kind of country and consciousness we really want to have? For years many of us have voted for the person we dislike the least, rather than for someone we really want to put in leadership of our country. We are not happy with what we have had for many years. Let’s explore this further and have a holistic play with this idea. Our energy centres help to keep us in balance when connected to our Higher Self, perhaps that’s what we need to look for in a leader! Our Crown Chakra will assist our leader to have an open mind, think with clarity and be open to higher guidance for the highest good of the whole

population. This is beyond the $$ and will assist them to inspire us with their ideas that are not influenced by lower vibrations. The Third Eye Chakra will assist our leaders to have the vision that will help our country in moving forward socially, economically and spiritually. This higher vision will assist them to see the consequences of choices made, before they make them. They won’t fly blind. The next Chakra, which I think is closed in most politicians, is the Ear Chakras. This chakra will assist our leaders to hear what the public are really saying. They will hear what is important to us on the deepest levels possible. The Throat Chakra can be corrupted by lower vibrations. It will assist our leaders, when aligned with their Higher Self, to speak honestly. The Heart Chakra which I also feel is closed in many people in positions of power, will assist our leaders to guide our country towards a feeling of connection and unity. They will make heart-centred decisions for our country.

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very week we see hundreds of people pass through our doors… but WHY? It’s not uncommon for us to see a 2-week-old newborn in the morning and a 91-year-old man in the afternoon… but WHY? This tiny question, “Why”, is the foundation of everything we do – as it encompasses our purpose, vision and passion, and we are bursting to share it with you! Our PURPOSE is simple. The reason we wake up in the morning is to adjust and educate as many families on the Sunshine Coast as possible towards a life of full expression and optimal health through holistic chiropractic care. What I love most about chiropractic is that it doesn’t take anything away from the body nor does it unnecessarily add anything to the body. It honours the profound wisdom of the body and your inborn potential to be healthy. This potential has been inside of you since before your birth and will always be there. Every cell is hardwired to be healthy. However, to what degree this potential is expressed at is our choice and dependent on the many decisions

we make when it comes to our health. Chiropractic is focused on maintaining and boosting the nervous system, so no matter how healthy one is in the areas of say: diet, exercise and meditation, without a proper nerve supply, you can never quite be at your full potential. Our VISION for the community is huge: we are determined to transform this community to a wellness lifestyle where people choose natural healthcare over symptom-based drugs or surgery. Chiropractic emphasises learning to live with health, not disease. Dimming down or turning off our intelligent body’s warning signals without actually getting the cause of dis-ease isn’t the answer. BJ Palmer, the developer of chiropractic, once asked “Have you more faith in a spoonful of medicine than in the power that animates the living world?” With all of the thousands of types of ailments and their fancy names that people suffer with, what is the essence of dis-ease? It is simply the “abnormal performance of certain functions; the abnormal activity has its causes”. Chiropractic asks, “Why

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nderstanding how our body functions is the key to managing the toxic fallout from the stresses we’re daily subjected to. The philosopher Paracelsus said ‘there is but one disease and its name is congestion’. Just like the universe we inhabit, we also are entities in motion and when motion is restricted the free flow of life force slows and congestion results. Our nervous system is responsible for all movement internally and externally so before we make the decision to embark upon a detoxification of our body I feel it’s best to start with our nervous system to initiate and support the safe release of toxins from congested organs. I believe fear is the precursor to congestion. Whether it’s real or imagined, our nervous systems’ response to fear is always the same; fluid, breath and structural support changes to initiate a quick getaway or frozen immobility to hide from danger. The energetic and fluid motion in

our gut slows to provide the energy necessary to save us and once the danger is past, the nervous system returns to the parasympathetic response where motion is restored to our gut and organs are able to heal, nourish and eliminate wastes. However, if we don’t move out of the sympathetic nervous system response, our organs become sluggish and congested, leading to diseases most people consider to be part of the normal ageing process. The simplest and safest solution is to reset your nervous system. For most people the fear they live with is unknown and unrealised, hiding just below the radar of their consciousness, so instead of looking for reasons, it’s better to change the expression or posture of fear so your nervous system will recognise structural safety and return to peace and harmony. Constant awareness of your posture and readjustment will help to change nervous system patterns that reflect and

cycle you back into fear response and all that comes with it. Constructive rest position developed by Mabel Todd realigns our skeleton, sending a clear message to our central nervous system that our structure is safe, so a gentle change to the healing and nourishing parasympathetic nervous system occurs effortlessly without any conscious intervention or manipulation. It’s within this space the primal intelligence of our inner universe goes about its business of cellular renewal, moving nutrients, oxygen, and fluids throughout our body and safely eliminating the naturally occurring waste products. Practise this daily along with your chosen detoxification program and you’ll be facilitating the natural cycle of elimination and renewal. If you want more information on constructive rest position, check out the videos on Kahuna Mist facebook or join us at the Sunshine Coast Yogafest at 10.10am on Saturday 14 March.

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Toxic Free Beauty WORDS SAM SARGENT

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hilst it is easy to place ‘beauty care’ on the superficial end of the spectrum, thinking that it is an everyday luxury for us women, I wholeheartedly disagree. Beauty care is so much more than skin deep. It is an essential part of our daily life that not only affects the way that we feel and interact with the world, it is at the core of our own personal wellbeing, and the wellbeing of the beautiful planet we all share. There are many choices that you can make today, that have a huge impact on the wellbeing of the planet and ecosystem. 1. Choose products without excessive packaging and make a more mindful and sustainable choice by supporting brands that care. 2. Say ‘no’ to that plastic bag at the checkout counter by bringing your own reusable bag. 3. Replace all your skin and body care products with genuine natural and

organic brands. And remember to read the full ingredients list to ensure that it is in fact all-natural. Not only are the products that contain toxic synthetics detrimental to your internal health and external beauty of your skin, but once they get in to the waterways and environment they harm our ecosystem. My top all-natural and organic picks are: Live Native, Josh Rosebrook, AEOS, Moroccan Natural and my own Be Genki range of course. 4. Being female it’s easy to fall in to the trap and temptation of filling your cosmetic bag with way more makeup than you need, resulting in a portion of products not being used before their best-before-date. Make the choice to have a clutter-free collection of beauty essentials that you actually love and use. My favourite is the 100% vegan, organic and mica-free HAUT range that helps to heal your skin whilst providing coverage. 5. Remember that perfume is also

part of the beauty bag and the majority of mainstream fragrances contain toxic carcinogens and hormone disruptors, as well as being considered to be one of the top 5 known allergens, causing asthma and triggering asthma attacks. There are a number of beautiful 100% natural and organic fragrances now available. My favourites are Lalun Parfum and Aura-Soma Parfum that bridge the gap between natural and luxury. 6. Share your natural beauty finds with loved ones, and be a positive impact in their lives too. It is my greatest joy and honor to be in the position to write on topics such as this, that provide you with the opportunity not only to look and feel naturally beautiful, whilst investing in your future wellbeing, but also to make a positive impact on the environment for our future generations to enjoy. benaturallyou.com

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10 Ways to Drop the Chemical Calories 1 Eat and juice more organic fruits and vegetables – especially green leafy veggies. 2 Keep the home well ventilated allowing any polluted air to circulate and leave the home. 3 Connect with nature. 4 Keep the bathroom, laundry and kitchen as chemical-free as possible. Check the ingredients. Use things like bicarb soda, vinegar and essential oils as your cleaning products. 5 Avoid as much plastic as possible. Use glass or ceramic to store your food and drink from. Or at least go BPA free. 6 Use flowers from your garden as opposed to bought ones as many are sprayed with herbicides and pesticides. 7 Store foods (particularly fatty foods) in glass or ceramic as fats act as magnets for chemical calories. 8 Avoid using microwaves especially with plastic containers or wraps. 9 Eat more good fats like: butter, coconut oil, cold pressed vegetable and nut oils. 10 Avoid products with these ingredients – perfume, fragrance, parabens, DEA, PEG or Sodium Lauryl Sulphate.

ECO, ORGANIC, BEAUTY AND STYLE

Your shampoo could be making you fat! WORDS KIM MORRISON

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id you know that women expose themselves to over 200 chemicals a day just through their personal care products alone? When you look at what is in a body wash, shampoo, conditioner, hair-care products, deodorant, body lotion, face creams, makeup and perfume you can see how it adds up. In the USA alone there are over 80,000 synthetic chemicals with over 1000 each year being added in. Many so-called experts say these chemicals are in small doses, within ‘safe’ limits and cannot hurt you. Research to date shows otherwise. As a nation, we are fatter and sicker than we have ever been. Approximately 35% of people are considered obese (usually defined as a BMI over 30%) as opposed to 13% some fifty years ago. Sadly childhood obesity has trebled in the past three decades. There are a further 34% who are considered overweight. Just looking at these figures means over 70% of our population is struggling

with weight issues that simply were not there three or four decades ago. Emerging evidence suggests that a more sinister reason than food and activity could be contributing to weight problems and that so-called ‘chemical calories’ lurking in everyday beauty products such as shampoo, body lotions and soap could also be blamed. The term for these chemicals that cause weight issues are obesogens. They have the ability to alter fat metabolism and promote fat retention. There are twenty classified obesogens including: Bisphenol-A (BPAs), dioxins, fructose, Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFAs or Teflon), nicotine, Atrazine (herbicide/pesticide), MSG, parabens and phthalates. Sadly we cannot avoid all of these chemicals completely but we can reduce our exposure to them. Eating as much real and organic food will assist and anything you place on your skin is absorbed so make sure you choose chemical-free. twenty8.com

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Weed – Seed – Feed WORDS GABBY SCOTT

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he naturopathic principles for cleansing and renewing the body and its various symptoms are often referred to as Weed, Seed, Feed. In order to start on this journey towards a healthier you, it’s important to stop and examine the areas in which chemicals are being introduced into your body and its environment. We are not always able to control the quality of the air we breathe, or the chemicals which are used in our workplace, however we can choose what happens in our home environment. Do you use harmful chemicals in your cleaning routine? Are artificial sprays such as insect repellents and room deodorisers regularly used inside your house? Are you applying products to your skin which have ingredients which, while officially being approved for use, have many questions attached to them as far as carcinogens and other long term health risks go? Does your packaged food have a long list of ingredients which you can’t pronounce,

or which you have no idea of their meaning? Has your fresh food been sprayed which chemicals which cannot be washed off, therefore becoming part of your diet? Weeding or removing these items from your life is the first step in cleansing or detoxing your body. There’s no point starting on a Weed, Seed, Feed journey if the main causes of negative health are still going to be present in your external environment. There are many theories as to how to go about cleansing, but my favourite is to go on a bone broth fast for 2 days – this allows your body to still gain valuable nutrients which don’t cause sugar spiking the way juices can, while at the same time, taking pressure off the liver so that it can go about its work of cleansing. Our bodies are amazing machines which can heal themselves incredibly quickly when the right nutrients are provided. This is the point of the Seed part of the journey towards good

health: there are many nutrients which are needed to be planted in order for our bodies to reach optimum health. Minerals such as magnesium help to remove toxins from the body, especially heavy metals; if the gut has been compromised (which is often the case as a result of the wear and tear modern diets cause), then herbs such as aloe vera and slippery elm are vital; lemon water in the morning aids the liver and apple cider vinegar before meals helps the body find its own digestive balance. Introducing a probiotic formula at this time is also important. Feeding the body from this point onwards involves focusing on organic or fresh chemical free produce, grass fed meats, and as much unprocessed food as possible. Reward your skin with wholesome, all-natural skincare which feeds from the outside, and the difference will be seen surprisingly quickly! sunshinehouseofwellness.com.au

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Changing the World one tan at a time! SONYA DRIVER IS THE PIONEER OF A REVOLUTIONARY WAY OF TANNING. HER COMPANY, ECO TAN AND, BY EXTENSION, ECO BY SONYA IS TAKING ON THE WORLD BY STORM.

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nspired by her younger sister who was diagnosed with melanoma, Sonya started researching the fake tans they were getting regularly and found that the ingredients that were being used would be harmful to the human body. So in her tiny kitchen in Currumbin, without even a dishwasher on hand to help, Sonya started her journey and set out to find and create a safe, organic, self tan product that would transform to be the first and only one in Australia to be certified organic. When Eco Tan was first launched in 2011, Sonya had spent so much time researching her organic tan, which is derived from cacao and grapes, that you’d think she’s have done enough by now… But she’s still not finished! Aiming to forever grow and expand her company, Sonya was born a feminist and is ready to take on

everything. Last year she launched a unisex coconut deodorant and an all natural coconut sunscreen, and they actually work! So well, in fact, that it’s in high demand as an addition to the Eco Tan range in many health food stores across Australia. With a few more secrets and surprises in store for 2015, Sonya is keeping her lips sealed… So now that Eco Tan exports all across the globe, with distributors in every continent, there’s no slowing Sonya down. Recently, she has started personally mentoring empowered women wanting to start their own business, giving up her weekends and spare time to mentor them for free. These women are flying up from all over the country to gain insight from Sonya who aims to inspire them and help them grow. With only so many hours in a day, Sonya is always go, go,

go and packing as much as she can into her 24 hours. With an holistic approach to the products she develops, Sonya prides herself in being extremely connected to Mother Nature and her spiritual beliefs, and always relied on her gut feeling – which she partly attributes to her success. She’s always involving herself in charities like Assist A Sister and Good Return, so much so that she’s broke all the time! Sonya believes that her company is so successful because she hires extraordinary people and trusts her instincts when it comes to reading people. So aside from rising to every challenge that is thrown at her and starting her empire from scratch, literally, Sonya is still down to earth and makes time for her family and friends. She wakes up at 5 o’clock in the morning 3 times a week to go running and is building her modest eco-friendly house. Sonya is inspiring change all over the world. ecotan.com

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How to

Survive an Argument WORDS MARY-LOU STEPHENS

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he first time my husband and I argued it was terrifying. I thought it was the end of our relationship. I’ve done a lot of meditation which calmed me, so, during the argument I knew I should walk away, sit outside and observe my breath. It is a good tool, however it doesn’t solve anything. And in this case it just made my husband angrier. “You just can’t hide away and meditate,” he said. “We have to talk about this.” I wished he’d go away so I could keep meditating. I was happy when I was meditating. I didn’t have to deal with anyone else and their points of view and their big voices. But unless I’m going to become a hermit (tempting at times), then I need to learn how to deal with disagreements. What I’ve found? It really works to just listen to the other person. When my husband wants to vent, I let him and I don’t take it personally. I usually know it has nothing to do with me. It’s his opinion and he’s entitled to have it. He

might want to blame me for something, that’s okay. It might have been my fault, it might not have. If I’m able to observe my thoughts and emotions, to keep breathing and not get all caught up in the heat of the moment and keep listening, things usually go okay. Arguments and disagreements are going to happen. They’re part of life. And the most important step to repairing them is to hear the other person’s perspective and to let them know you’re really listening. To respect their opinion. And naturally they need to do the same for you. We’re not being doormats here. Okay, so that’s what happens in an ideal world. What happens in the real world is that you get scared, upset, angry and most of all you want to be right, you want to win. When someone I respected, who was helping me sort through some trauma, asked me, “Would you rather be right or be happy?” I said “Right of course. It’s

important to be right. If I’m right then I am happy. I get the best of both worlds. I am right and I am happy.” They looked at me as if I was an alien. It’s taken me many years to work out that having to be right all the time was making me miserable and lonely. That most people don’t want friends who put more importance on being right than they do on being happy. Old grumpy-pants, self-righteous me might have thought I was right. But it felt all wrong. In an argument, take a breath, listen and ask yourself, “Would I rather be right or would I rather be happy?” Then, remember, that sometimes, you might prefer to be right, and that’s okay too. Come to the launch of MARY-LOU’S latest book How To Stay Married: The Adventures of a Woman Who Learnt to Travel Light in Life, Love and Relationships – 6pm Tuesday 17th March at Annie’s Books on Peregian. maryloustephens.com.au

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Hit the

Refresh Button

WORDS SYLVI ALLAN

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o often we start the new year with goals, dreams and many things we want to achieve. Then in our busy lives we get caught up in the momentum of achieving and we don’t stop, relax, renew and rebuild our tiring minds. This year over one million Australian adults will suffer from depression and over two million will have anxiety (as quoted by Beyond Blue). These statistics are increasing and even though there is a growing awareness, we are not doing enough to take care of ourselves. The Divine Company is a group of passionate people committed to making a difference in everyone’s lives by educating and providing an access to healthier living. The Divine Retreats are a physical, emotional and spiritual journey where you learn how to reduce chemicals in your everyday life, prepare healthy meals and take advantage of the opportunity to stop, focus and rebuild. You may ask how is this different to going on a holiday? How many times have you gone on a holiday and your time out consists of shopping, scheduled activities, site seeing and drinking cocktails? In

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contrast, what if you could have three days to indulge in freshly prepared organic meals, daily yoga and meditation sessions, massages with acupuncture, Tai Chi and reflective walks along the beach? It seems like we are always in front of a screen… on the computer at work, the television at home and our phones in between. Leave the chargers at home, give your eyes a break and spend some time offline with your thoughts so you can work on your wellbeing without all the distractions. There’s no better way to get out of your head and break the pattern of negative thoughts than being in an environment of natural beauty, surrounded by like-minded people. Serenity, on the Northern New South Wales Coast, is an exclusive home where many have left feeling relaxed, revived and renewed. Wouldn’t you like to live, learn, laugh and engage again? For more information please visit: divinebytheresekerr.com/retreats/

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Happy ME,in relationship! WORDS JULES O’NEILL

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was out the other day with a friend and she asked me if I was happy. I answered honestly with a YES! I shared that life was happy for me and I was grateful about that. I asked her and she said ‘no’. She then proceeded to share with me that her relationship was not great and she felt it needed help, however her partner was not interested. She then said that I seemed happy in my relationship second time around and maybe that is what she needs – a new relationship. I was honest in my reply and said that even though I was in an amazing relationship, I found that I had the exact same issues in this new relationship that I had in my old relationship. I was just handling this relationship very differently. In my first relationship I experienced anxiety, fear, insecurities, etc… Then when that relationship broke up I focused very intently on being happy in myself and achieved it. I could be

happy on my own and enjoy life. When I entered my second relationship, the anxiety, fears, insecurities all came back! Was the answer to be back on my own because that was where I was happy? No! The man I was with was amazing – I wanted to be with him. It was actually him who helped me realise that I needed to make MYSELF happy IN the relationship. What I didn’t do in my first relationship was make sure I was happy; I focused like many of us do on the ‘relationship’. This is what my friend was doing, and many of us can do. So this is what has assisted me: 1. I wrote a list of goals and values of what I felt were important to me and picked one out each day and practised BEING that – no matter what was happening. 2. First thing in the morning I wrote a list of what I am grateful for. It sent my sense of being up for the day! 3. I dropped ALL expectations or

conditions that I felt my partner needed to be for me. I gave my partner a choice in everything. 4. This meant I could ask him for anything I wanted. He had a choice to say yes or no. I began to really open up. 5. Taking responsibility for my own happiness meant my partner was responsible for his – it was not up to me to make him happy! Such a freeing concept. 6. I chose to follow my excitement; things that make me feel good as a priority. Regardless of where my partner was at. In a nutshell I found that focusing on my happiness and making it a priority has made all the difference. My partner does the same for himself and we support each other in that. We then reflected that in the relationship and everywhere else as well. Our lives are a reflection of US! bodyconsciousness.com.au info@bodyconsciousness.com.au

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Kids coping and thriving

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WORDS DR JEFF MATTHEWS

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ealth comes from within. We are all blessed with a level of health potential. Every child has the innate capacity to grow, learn and develop, adapt successfully to the world they live in, and to express their unique natural intelligence. Our magnificent brain and nerve system co-ordinates and controls all our body parts and functions. And importantly, the nerve system enables us to adapt to the stresses of our environment. These many stressors are a combination of physical, chemical and emotional influences which are unique to each individual child. The strains on a child can start very early in life; in utero, during the birth process, early childhood illnesses, emotional stress, dietary issues, injuries, sports, school bags, underlying weaknesses. A strain occurs when the body has not fully coped with these stresses. Because our vital nerves are so intimately related to the spinal column, any strain which the spine cannot cope with (vertebral subluxation) will have a negative and irritating effect on our delicate nerve system. This decreases our child’s ability to be healthy and develop optimally. Every parent wants the best natural health for their children. Every child experiences strains which influence their capacity for health. Chiropractic corrections (adjustments) work to normalise these common strains and free the nerve system from interference. Chiropractic is simple: adjust the spine, free the nerves; restore optimal communication, function and health – naturally. info@drjeffchiropractic.com.au

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WORDS JASON JACKSON

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ver the thousands of years that humans have been able to reproduce, it has only been in the last 50 years or so in the industrialised world, with its nutrientdepleted foods, genetically engineered agriculture, chemical processing, drugs, radiation and pollution, that we are now observing massive impacts on our ability to bear offspring, particularly in affluent western societies. Infertility is clinically diagnosed after a couple has been unsuccessful in their attempts to conceive after one year of trying to fall pregnant (after regular intercourse, sexual activity during the time of ovulation). It may also refer to the inability to carry a pregnancy to term. Men and women are now essentially equal when it comes to investigating the reasons behind the infertility. One in every six Australian couples (over 3 million Australians) are currently having infertility issues. The World Health Organization (WHO) is

estimating those numbers will rapidly increase over the next 10 to 20 years to possibly 1 in 3 couples affected. Our DNA and Chromosomes at a micro-cellular level are now constantly being bombarded by over 77,000 new industrial man-made chemicals that scientists and researches have no idea what this pooling affect has on human physiology. The female ovum (egg) contains 25,000 chromosomes and is the largest cell in the human body, the sperm (the smallest cell in the body) also contributes 25,000 chromosomes to make the beginning of life. These 50,000 chromosomes require protection more than ever before. Thankfully, there have been many advances in the areas of health and information essentially doubles every year (including natural medicine, in particular Clinical Nutrition and Herbal-Phyto Medicine). There are many new and innovative therapies that have proven to protect

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What is your

Child Allergic To? WORDS JEAN SHEEHAN, Principal – Millennium Education

Millennium Children

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hen dealing with the new generation of children which I call Millennium Children™, I am always asked by parents how to assist them in regards to care on an holistic level. The key is looking at all aspects of life such as food and beverages, environment, chemicals in the home, chemicals in personal care such as shampoo, and of course the mind. Alex was a 5-year-old boy whom had been brought in by his Mum as he was ‘allergic’ to everything and she was desperate for answers. The doctors could not provide an explanation. Through a process of elimination we slowly were able to assist Alex on his new life. Mum ensured all her cleaning and personal hygiene products were of a more healthier choice and were not harmful to her son or the rest of the family. In actual fact, all cleaning product went in the bin and she only used edible products like baking soda, lemon juice and vinegar.

I shared the personal products I use which made a huge difference to Alex. But there was still something. There was a toxic product that was chronically affecting Alex and that was refined SUGAR. At the initial session I had suggested she take Alex off wheat, dairy and sugar to assist his allergies. She had done all except sugar. Her reply was he needed some happiness and that was Coke. He was allowed to have it when he liked even for breakfast. Yes the allergies were all at a healthy level to the point he could eat, drink and play just like any normal healthy child but his behaviour was dreadful. Mum kept blaming chemicals and she was right but the chemical was sugar. Alex was moody, irritable, had huge emotional outbursts and was anxious about everything. When I looked in to his body metaphysically the pancreas and kidneys were in overdrive trying to process life, situations, experiences and of course digest all of

life. These two organs were not coping. The pancreas’ body consciousness is about anxiety and that is what Alex lived in and the kidney’s body consciousness is paranoia, fear and relationships so therefore his body was in paranoia about EVERYTHING and so became ‘allergic’ to everything. He had built a story in his body that his relationship with the outside word was toxic and fearful. Mum now understood. I shared about healing foods from my Awakened Children course and how to ‘charge food’ and she applied this to assist Alex. For Alex and his mum, the toxicity was all aspects of care including mind, body, spirit and everything can be aligned to work efficiently with the body. So clean up your environment, house and mind for a healthy abundant life. For Medical Intuitive sessions and courses or to learn about empowering your child contact JEAN SHEEHAN AbsoluteEmpowerment.com

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NATURAL ANIMAL CARE

Clinical Trial Appeal – Grass Allergies WORDS DR GARRY BRIGHT

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aple Street Vet has invented a new medical device to treat allergies. The device has been used on individual cases for the last four months and has proven to be very useful. A number of different cases have been treated. It is now time to put this through the gold standard test of a double blind placebo trial. In the past natural remedies have not done too well under very strict scientific trial conditions. So I guess in one way I am a little nervous of a bad outcome, but I am also confident that it will do very well. It certainly is the best treatment that I have found in my years of trying to resolve allergies. Initially one has to find enough dogs with the same allergy to get a good statistical result. So for this reason I have selected to test grass allergies as this is something I can easily test many dogs with a simple patch test to see if they are allergic to a specific type of grass that will be tested. The dog must react to the grass to enter the trial. If your dog is selected to enter the trial he or she will be randomly assigned

to a placebo group or a treatment group. The placebo group will get acupuncture and a non-functioning medical device will be attached to the acupuncture needle. The treatment group will get acupuncture and a functioning medical device will be attached to the acupuncture needle. Both devices will have the allergen, couch grass in the device. Neither the vet nor the owner will know which group the dogs are in, until the end of the trial. Additionally a blood test will be taken to test if there is a blood

marker that also indicates the presence of IgE towards that specific grass. After a period of time the dogs will be re-exposed to the grass allergen via patch testing and blood testing to see if the allergy has resolved. If you think your dog has grass allergies please call the surgery to make an appointment for a patch test, contact Maple Street Vet. Other allergies can be treated in normal consultation. maplestreetvet.com.au

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Send a 450-word original, unpublished article to us and your story may be published along with your pet’s picture. We would love to hear from you and please email story and high resolution picture to: ed@holisticblissmagazine.com

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NATURAL ANIMAL CARE

Detox your pet! WORDS DR ELAINE CEBULIAK

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e all want our health span to equal our life span, and we certainly want our pets to live a happy, healthy and long life. Unfortunately we cannot make this an “eternal” or forever life – but we can try to help them bypass the poor quality events: arthritis, dermatoses, ear infections and cancer caused by poor diets and toxins. We all know the world is full of pollutants! Poisonous chemicals accumulate over time in our pets, and our own bodies, usually stored in fat tissue which might become a nidus for tumour growth. Taking the “rubbish out” is a life-long/daily/weekly event, leading to a longer life (ask my husband!). Harmful waste products are either flushed out, down the urine pathway filtered out via our kidneys, or through our entero-hepatic cycle and out the other “hole”. Some are sweated out via skin/ears which may be represented as dermatitis and ear infections. Food gets broken down by your digestive system or by your liver to its primary components: carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen plus some sulphur,

micro and macro minerals, calcium, magnesium etc. Every cell gets washed in the serum that carries these molecules and each cell tries to figure out if it is food or foul. If you can’t build cells or run enzymes with the molecules there, then the chemicals are either stored in fat or in the liver, or put away in between muscle layers if it cannot be flushed out. So it’s vitally important that you feed your pet daily with the building blocks for their cells to regenerate and that you avoid putting ‘bad stuff’ into the system (look after your body as well). So where do these pollutants come from? We can drink them in our water (fluoride), oestrogens “the birth control pills”, agricultural chemicals, and then insecticides, herbicides in our non-organic food (GMO produce are glyphosate friendly – meaning you will get a big dose of BT toxins and Round Up ready gut problems if you ingest corn, maize or wheat!). We also absorb them from our skin – which is a carrier, NOT a barrier. Whatever you put on your skin is carried INTO your body and absorbed until it is eliminated. This has implications for nanoparticles

in sunscreen (linked to cancer) and phthalates and parabens in soaps, shampoos and cosmetics, so avoid putting unnecessary toxins onto your pet’s skin. Check your food labels: natural does not necessarily mean “natural” as in “gift from Nature”. It is commonly a marketing tool, it means “can taste like a natural food” or smells like a “Nature

Clinical Trial GRASS ALLERGY

If you think your dog has grass allergies, we will do a patch test and if positive your dog will be selected to enter a Double Blind Placebo trial to test a new treatment for allergies. The treatment is an acupuncture assisted method that has proven very useful. We now want to prove or disprove its usefulness in a scientific trial. Other allergies can be treated in normal consultations.

For more information please call us today or visit www.maplestreetvet.com.au/trial/

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derived smell”, when in fact it can be entirely synthetic and made from plastics and coal tar – a by-product of the petrochemical industry. It’s a lot cheaper and therefore more profitable for the company to make liver or chicken flavour and red erythrosine dyes onto plastic “food” chews that so many dogs go Whacko from. It’s the same for us with all those sweet

snacks, for example vanilla, an orchid seed pod is very expensive to grow and then bottle. That’s why most of your chocolate (which of course you do NOT feed to your pets) and cookies use ethyl vanillin – it’s cheap, but WHAT is THAT doing to your body and organ systems – especially if your body has no way of breaking it down? Where is it stored (think fat, liver etc) and how is it removed from your body? Much of it must pass through into urine and faeces – because it is found in our seawater, which means both the liver and the kidneys had a “go” at filtering it. Bodies also produce endogenous toxins – from stress and its dependent hormones: adrenaline and cortisol cause some wear and tear on internal tissues and produce some waste that also needs to be cleared out. Think your dog is chilled out and not stressed? Think again. Most little ‘white fluffies’ (Maltese, Poodles, Shih tzus) just love and miss their owners so much that they can burn out their adrenals the same as their humans. Talk to an animal behaviourist to improve

their attitude, and work on “calm and mindful” pet therapy. The simple answer to detox is to feed fresh, organic balanced foods that are species appropriate, and provide ample sources of pure clean water. Adding a good quality spirulina or chlorella and zeolite can help to bind out toxins that have accumulated in one’s body. If there are heavy metals – such as lead e.g. in Mt Isa or Broken Hill mining towns, zeolite given as small amounts weekly can help remove some of the toxicity. Each patient is an individual, and the amount and type of detox will vary accordingly. Some animals such as man, primates and guinea pigs require exceptional levels of vitamin C to prevent scurvy during the clearing process, and small amounts of vitamin B and Selenium are also necessary. A complete blood count and serum analysis prior to embarking on a diet change or “detox” is helpful to customise a particular organ system recovery. For more information about improving the health of your pet holistically please visit: animalwellness.com.au

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Are you stressed, fatigued and unmotivated? 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.

Do I have the condition pyroluria? A very strange word, I know, maybe that is why so many people haven’t heard of it? Pyroluria is a genetically determined metabolic condition. If you have this condition your demand for certain nutrients (particularly B6 and zinc) is high. These two nutrients are essential for neurotransmitter production, such as serotonin and dopamine. Pyrolurics are more likely to suffer with depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, autism, alcoholism, strong fatigue, temper outbursts, IBS, joint pain, memory loss, or low stress tolerance.

What about your nutrient absorption? Most people who come to the clinic eat a Boo k yo fairly good diet, some exceptional! But ur they still feel unhealthy. Many triggers such as stress, food intolerances, bacterial overgrowth and hormone imbalance may result in poor nutrient absorption, so no matter Con how clean your diet is you may not sult a be getting the full reward until it is pho tions in n pe e or corrected. Clinically there is testing Sky rson, p to determine the extent of damage to e the gut lining.

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