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FOOD FOR THE SOUL LFC’S TURMERIC LATTE (AKA GOLDEN MILK) IS AN AMAZING HOT BEVERAGE TO HAVE BEFORE BED AND THE HEALTH BENEFITS ARE EXTRAORDINARY.
he powerhouse behind this drink is turmeric. Turmeric contains curcumin, the polyphenol identifiers as its primary active component and which exhibits 600 potential health benefits of turmeric, which include, anti-inflammatory and anti– cancer properties. Some other health benefits of turmeric are: • Promotes digestion. • Helps maintain cholesterol levels. • Liver detoxifier. • Memory and brain function. • Various skin conditions. • Regulates metabolism and weight management. It’s important to understand that by adding black pepper to your turmeric drink or food that it enhances curcumin’s bioavailability by 1000 times, due to black pepper’s HOT property called piperins. That’s right folks. By mixing turmeric and black pepper together, you’ll increase your body’s absorption of the turmeric by 2000%! This recipe also has the benefits of raw coconut oil as turmeric is fat soluble.
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any people with thyroid problems will go to their doctor countless times complaining about how tired they are only to be told “your blood tests are normal” or “maybe you need to go on an antidepressant”. Too often thyroid abnormalities go unrecognised in the early stages of the disease. Are you abnormally tired? Mentally and physically drained? Do you have unexplained problems with either weight gain or weight loss? Is your mood erratic? Are you sensitive to temperature changes? Are your hormones out of balance? Is your hair thinning? These could all be symptoms of thyroid disease. Thyroid abnormalities are fairly common in Australia and the reasons as to why this is happening is multi-factorial. It can be disrupted by excessive stress, environmental toxins, low nutrient density in the soil our food is grown in, poor dietary choices; systemic inflammation or it may have developed as an autoimmune condition, known as Hashimoto’s or Grave’s Disease, which often has digestive triggers behind it. There are a number of things to consider when treating thyroid abnormalities. Nutrient status and mineral balance – the key players being: tyrosine, zinc, selenium, iron, iodine, vitamin A, D and B3. The best way to ensure you
get sufficient is eat protein, plenty of colourful vegetables, seaweed, eggs, nuts and enjoy sunshine! In some people this isn’t enough if they have poor nutrient absorption, so following a special protocol may be integral to the healing process. Dietary modification – are grains and gluten a contributing factor to exacerbating symptoms? Would it be beneficial for you to avoid goitrogens, grains and soy that disrupt the thyroid? These are questions that someone with a thyroid issue should be asking their practitioner. Grains, in particular gluten, are suspect in their role at triggering part of the autoimmune thyroid disease. Why would you be concerned about gluten? Gliadin is the protein portion of gluten, and its molecular structure closely matches that of the thyroid tissue. If someone has “leaky gut”, these gluten fragments pass through the digestive lining and enter blood stream. When they enter the blood stream the body mounts an immune response to destroy the gliadin. The antibodies that are mounted as part of this response can then go on to attack the thyroid. This basically means if you are gluten intolerant and have an autoimmune thyroid, every time you eat gluten your body is likely attacking your thyroid. And for this reason I always encourage gluten intolerance testing. This type of
response is called molecular mimicry. Molecular mimicry can also happen with pathogenic microbes. There has been a lot of research around numerous bacteria and their role on autoimmune thyroid disease. One of the microbes is Yersinia, a gut microbe. If this bacteria is present you may see alterations in cell receptors’ functionality that are important for normal thyroid function. Normally specialised functional stool testing is needed to detect this. It is important to ensure you have had the correct testing done. Often people can experience a wide range of hypothyroid symptoms and still be within the normal TSH range. It’s also important to check free T3, free T4, reverse T3 and Thyroid Antibodies to have a clearer understanding of what is happening within the body. Just testing TSH alone is not the best way of truly assessing thyroid function. When the thyroid is not functioning effectively, it can lead to a wide range of symptoms including infertility, anxiety, depression, trouble losing or gaining weight, menstrual irregularities, low energy, mood changes (just to name a few). So if you suspect something isn’t right and you are going around in circles with a diagnosis, consider seeing a practitioner confident in thyroid health. integratedwellnessclinic.com.au
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YOUR GUT: THE SECOND BRAIN You may have heard your gut referred to as your “second brain”. But you may not know that your gut is actually just as intricate and complex as your primary brain, and both brains are deeply interconnected. This is why when we get stressed, nervous or anxious, we feel ‘butterflies’ in the pit of our stomach. Our digestive system is a remarkable machine. It has its own nervous system, it has an ability to learn and to remember, and major neurotransmitters found in the primary brain like serotonin – one of the “happy hormones” – occur plentifully in the gut as well. There is actually a high degree of synergy in how our brain and gut work together to maintain our mental health and emotional stability. GUT BALANCE AND ANXIETY Latest research shows that the bacteria in your gut has more to do with your mood than any other factor in your body. Essentially, poor digestive health can directly contribute to anxiety, depression and other
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DUBARRAY… Conscious Fusion WORDS VANESSA FINNIGAN PHOTOS BINDI PHOTOGRAPHY
t was the morning of New Year’s eve (last year) when I was fortunate to catch core members Brett and Kate Gadenne of Dubarray for a chat before they were about to dazzle a packed out electro, retro crowd in NSW. At first glance Dubarray look like an uber cool band, but start talking to any of the members (Kate, Brett, Ben Parsons, Damian Campbell and Chelsea McNelliey) and you will feel their hearts as they share their thoughts about health, consciousness and life. Unlike most bands, they would gladly trade a sausage roll for anything fresh and organic and put their hands up for a juice rather than a beer. And they have mastered connection through funky fusion and are welcomed by new age 12
groups with a chilled out vibe as much as they are at high energy doof parties. Previously in a reggae rock band, Kate and Brett started writing music in their spare time and re-assessing what they were really passionate about. They wrote about all the lifestyle changes they were making and created a unique sound which they said was also influenced by their love of house music. Then they made their first album ‘Ebb and Flow’ and started playing at local markets. “We were resonating with conscious living and we found that it attracted that sort of crowd and wherever we went people would come up and give us amazing feedback about how it was resonating with them and shared the changes they were going through as well,” said Brett. Interestingly, they came up with the
name for the band together. ‘Dub’ is a genre of music which means fusion and Kate liked the word array, so they came up with the concept of “An array of positive energy”. In the last four years the band have been finalists in the Q music awards, released three albums, toured Europe four times and are about to do their 4th national tour this year. They are obviously a group of people who have honed their craft. “It’s liberating and scary all at the same time. It makes you feel alive,” explained Kate. And like true alchemists they have turned their challenges into creative expressions. Instead of digging their heads in the sand or going on benders to cope, they have taken a proactive approach and made great changes in their lives. These changes filter out
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through their music and lyrics and then create change in the audience. “We were all on the same journey around the same time. Our bodies are like a vehicle and if you put clean fuel in, you start operating a lot better. When we all realised this, everything started changing,” said Brett. Percussionist Ben (Kate’s big brother) had previously been a ‘tradie eating meat pies and binge drinking’ but found a way to turn his health burden into a health blessing! Ben was diagnosed with an enlarged heart and a leaky bicuspid aortic valve in 2010. His cardiologist gave him two options: a mechanical valve or a pig’s valve and a lifetime prescription to multi pharmaceutical drugs. Instead he changed his diet and lifestyle and was inspired by a DVD called THE GERSON MIRACLE. He moved to Switzerland with his wife to embark on a new lifestyle, which at the same time inspired Kate and Brett to travel overseas touring while lending some support. “Every year I felt less and less palpitations, more stamina resulting in a full recovery in my third year. Through my experience in healing degenerative dis-ease, my wife Sarah and I opened ‘New Earth Café’ in Coolum Beach, an organic raw-based cafe where we could share this amazing knowledge with others,” said Ben. There was a vibrancy and excitement when they spoke about their music and
their lives. And as much as they are dedicated to their own healing journeys and following their passions, there was not a fanaticism about what they shared. There was a genuineness and a sense of acceptance of others and themselves and a desire to create a ‘togetherness’ with the work they develop and share. Their music has light and shade… it can be soft, spiritual and promote calm and meditation… but they are not all about stillness, they talk about ALL aspects of ‘being’ through their music: joy, bliss, all the emotions and senses… SO WHAT DO THEY SAY ABOUT SYNERGY? Brett said, “It’s the closest connection we have ever had with a band. It’s a real family and we are all on a similar journey through conscious living which is great to have with the others and share that. And we all love doing yoga! I can’t believe it took me so long to find it.” It was like a yoga snowball effect with Ben introducing Kate and then Kate eventually influencing Brett. Yoga has assisted them with many challenges, and it’s no secret working with the dynamics of a group can be a rollercoaster ride. They all have different energy levels and each member has different family commitments and travel arrangements which can be a challenge with a busy tour schedule. But the band go with the flow and ask whoever is available to be a part of each gig. They also said communication, flexibility and compassion are so important as well as
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WORDS JEAN SHEEHAN, Principal – Millennium Education
he gift of sickness, pain, disease and poor health whether it be mental, emotional, spiritual or physical is the body sharing the synergy of what is happening in your life. There is a natural flow of the body speaking and telling you what is happening in your life. It’s not the case the body is in a bad or good way – it is SYNERGY. Anthea booked a Medical Intuitive session as she was having stroke-like symptoms which would leave her body with hemiplegia on the left side of her body affecting her speech. All her medical tests including X-ray, CT, MRI and spinal tap came up with no reason for these bodily reactions. It was time for Anthea to discover what this synergy was and how she could change it. Anthea was wheelchaired in to my office as her hemiplegia disabled her from walking. As we discussed what was happening, the history I gained from her was that she missed her children whom lived in France and desperately wanted to be a grandmother and nurture her grandchildren. To fill this void she was a foster grandma/mum to brand new
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ave you ever had that feeling, when you meet someone, when you just know that what you can create together is more than alone? What if, that synergy could also be found in yourself? What if there is something far greater within you than you have ever known? What if by accessing your subconscious mind, and knowing what that contains, allows there to be a synergistic creation from your being, greater than from the conscious mind only. Working with what you are, rather than some conflictual energy that you don’t really recognise, causing a negating aspect, rather than a synergy? How can this be so? Science has proven that the subconscious mind is 20,000 more powerful than our conscious minds, so how amazing would it be if we could remember all of our selves, and work with the ‘complete’ us, to synergistically create more, or at least have some knowledge and understanding of what we are creating? Working with us, rather than unknowingly fighting the different parts of us.
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t the core of your existence sits the emotional wounds from your ancestors. The mother wound is such a primal wound, it severely affects how you see yourself, how you allow others to treat you and fundamentally who you believe you are and can be in this world. While it can be extremely painful, it can be profoundly transformational. From the moment you come into the world, you begin developing your core belief system. The first 0-7 years shape your core belief system, through your perceptions and experiences, often without any conscious input at all. Your relationship with your mother is the primary relationship in your development, and it inevitably conditions much of your life. If you have experienced any form of childhood trauma or your mother has, you can still carry the energy of this trauma into your life and relationships and your children. No wound is more emotionally charged for both men and women than the mother wound, it
mother wound with yourself and your children. In my experience as a Kinesiologist, I have discovered how often clients feel overwhelmed by unresolved feelings about their mothers. There is this deep sadness that underlies their life, a guilt that is so innate it effects their daily choices, and often their weight. There is a disconnection to their emotional and spiritual self that stops them trusting in the infinite possibilities of life and having authentic relationships with themselves, others and their children. 5 steps to healing your mother wound: 1. Acknowledge all parts of yourself. 2. Understand your family patterns and core beliefs. 3. Reconnect with your inner child. 4. Learn the lessons of your experiences. 5. Accept and practise forgiveness. Journey within through your darkness and into your light to discover the gifts that your ancestors have left you.
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WORDS DR DAVID HENDREY, Chiropractor
ou are more than the physical body that you occupy. You are a body, mind and spirit. For you to enjoy the best quality of life, the life you deserve, you need all three parts in sync, talking to each other in perfect harmony. This vital role is performed by your nervous system. There are millions of nerve messages travelling at 300km/h up and down the spinal cord every second. This is why it is often referred to as “your information superhighway”. From the sensations of hot and cold, to the beating of your heart, to the balance and coordination of your hormonal system, EVERYTHING is monitored and synchronised through your nerve system. Luckily, most of the messages are happening without you needing to think about it. These subconscious signals help every cell in your body to come together to form this amazing thing we know as your body. Without these signals, there is no life. These electricity messages are life. It brings movement from our thoughts and ideas. Most sickness and disease begins as a functional disturbance in the body, mind or spirit. In chiropractic we refer to this as the “lack of ease” or “dis-ease” for short. If you don’t have inner harmony there is “dis-ease”.
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If this persists, it often leads to disease. So the function problem can lead to a physical problem. For example when I was younger I would worry a lot. My Mum would always say, I will give myself an ulcer, and she was right. The stress was causing tension and “dis-ease” in my system and I would often experience heart burn. Initially, if a camera was put in my stomach, no ulcer would be seen. But if I didn’t resolve the “dis-ease” the ulcer would develop. Spinal problem can develop from injuries, accidents, car crashes, poor posture, even stress. This creates tension in your body and the receptors begin to fire out of sync. When there are too many or too few signals we lose our inner harmony and move into a state of “dis-ease”. Chiropractors focus on the spine and nerve system, looking for areas of imbalance, tension and stress. Poor posture, tension, aches and pains, as well as stiffness can all indicate you may benefit from a tune-up. The chiropractic adjustment gives the body a bit of a shock to help the nerve system to reset and return to a harmony. The nerve pathways are stimulated and reactivated. That is why a spinal “tune-up” with your chiropractor can help release stress and tension reducing any “dis-ease” in your body. hendreychiropractic.com.au
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WORDS LIS BLAKE
ne definition of ‘synergy’ is ‘two or more things working together in order to create something that is bigger or greater than the sum of their individual efforts’. For instance an example could be a drummer performing on his own. When he joins a big band this is a different experience than if he had worked separately. Another way to look at ‘synergy’ is to observe a bicycle in pieces – each piece is not much use on their own but put them together and one can use the whole! Imagine if you will – the many parts of our human body in pieces – Lord forbid!! Other than using them as transplants (if this was viable) they are really of no use. Put them together and wow! We have the amazing human body! Within it we have cells – actually trillions of them. Each one is acting in their own interest and at the same time working with the general interests of
other cells in our bodies and ultimately operating for the good of the whole! One element that they all share is to work together easily and in harmony with the whole body. Synergy to me means no effort – that all is carried out with a flow of ease. So what might disrupt this ease of flow? Firstly, maybe some aspect of ourselves that is not in balance and as a result may cause illness! There are four areas that can cause disharmony in the body therefore upsetting the synergy required for good health and they are physical, emotional, mental and spiritual blocks. For instance if we believe we’ll end up with a cold if we ‘get a chill’ we could well manifest this as remember we create what we focus on and believe! Unreleased negative emotions such as anger, sadness, anxiety and depression caused by thoughts will disrupt synergy and cause dis-ease. Another aspect that throws our body out of synergy is stress! The definition
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WORDS NICOLE VAN HATTEM
gave me an opportunity to reflect even deeper on what I believed to be the definition of success. This time instead of deciding that the only way to validate myself as an author was to go it alone, I realised that I absolutely loved the collaboration process and working with other like-minded, passionate storytellers. I was invited a third time to collaborate as co-author on a book “What’s Left to Eat – When the Doctor says No to Everything you Love” and I enthusiastically and wholeheartedly said yes. This time it was because I understood the power of synergy. As individual co-authors we would have reached an audience but would have been extremely unlikely to have reached the best-sellers list and the numbers of readers I had set my mind to reach out to would have been limited. Working together as co-authors meant that we could marshal our collective energies, share the workload, leverage our diverse connected stories, resources,
hen my first book “Manifesting in High Heels – Secret Daily Rituals for Success” hit the best-sellers list on Amazon in the first 24 hours of being launched I was thrilled but one of my friends was not. When I explored her rationale, she explained that I was not a best-selling author because I only wrote a chapter in the book. I was shocked to say the least. I had different expectations of her. At least that she would be delighted that I’d gone for my dreams – even in this small way as a coauthor of a book. Her comments were confronting and my ego was bruised. It raised in me doubts that resulted in my determination to write my own sole authored book. Then when my second co-authored book “One Crazy Broccoli – My Body is Smarter than my Disease” was released and went best-seller in less than an hour of being listed on Amazon, I was not surprised that not everyone was with me in my celebrations. But it also
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emotional health could effectively be combined for maximum effect. Mindfulness Integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and other Mindfulness-based modalities were born out of the integration of spiritual practice and behaviour-based therapies. Its premises rest on 2500 years of deep Buddhist wisdom, passed on by Monks and Buddhist scholars. Its effectiveness in therapy was subsequently proven by over 35 years of scientific research, and by the many books, articles and client stories and testimonials. For me, this combination of science and wisdom, intellect and intelligence, is the “holy grail” of what I have always searched for. Why? Because mixing these two powerful elements leads to synergy: a force that is stronger in its effects than the individual elements of that force can ever be on their own. And that’s exciting stuff! Ultimately, even though you might
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rowing up in a family of 10 in the Lockyer Valley picking potatoes on a farm wasn’t the easiest lifestyle I could have chosen. Especially with a hard task master like my father, who had the belief – if you can walk you can work. My saving grace was my beautiful Mother who taught us the value of connecting with the Light and Spirit. My Mother was way ahead of her time and read every book ever written by Edgar Cayce and Lobsang Rampa. She encouraged us to discover our past lives and allowed me to set a place at the dining table for my “Imaginary Friend” every night. When I would get paid a visit from an unexpected source in the middle of the night to deliver a message of “Let my father know I’m okay” this was lavishly applauded. I learnt to trust what I was hearing or seeing at an early age. I learnt that it was okay to listen to what I may or may not be able to see. I grew up believing
it was normal to speak to dead people. I thought everyone did that. It wasn’t until I grew much older and began working in the corporate world that I realised people saw me as a freak. So I shut that s*%# down. Being an ambitious hardworking go-getter, I was going places. Until Spirit decided to deliver me a big awakening in the form of a car accident. This wasn’t just any car accident. I went to meet my maker. Landing in another realm I flat out told them “No.” I had spunk and my job here was not finished. There was a lot of work to do. Lucky for me my guides and higher powers agreed under one condition – “Follow your true purpose”. As a single mum of two, I started my lifelong journey learning to walk again and overcoming many painful hurdles, including losing my memory. Centering myself in my childhood where it began and making that connection with the Light and Spirit gave me strength to overcome my adversities.
It’s been a long hard slog and if not for my connection I doubt that I would have made it. Being connected has given me wisdom and strength beyond words, it has increased my intuitive and psychic abilities to the point of “Just Knowing” and by definition has aligned me with source energy. The growth and evolution I have experienced in this life has been truly miraculous. I am now ready and well equipped to serve others in dealing with their adversities. This has been my gift and I am grateful. Being synergistically aligned with Source and vibrating at a much higher level is the ultimate and these days I feel truly blessed to have lived the life I have thus far. LYNETTE KING is a Past Life Regression Therapist, Theta Healer, Medical Intuitive, Reiki Healer, EFT/TFT Tapping Practitioner and Inner Child Worker. tinyurl.com/z9dxpr9
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WORDS FI HARDY
f someone said to me 10 years ago I would be downloading information about a range of chakra mists, I may not have believed them. I made the first batch of seven mists at home sitting at my kitchen bench just after Christmas 2014, totally surrendering and trusting what came through and was continuing to come through intuitively as I made up each bottle. I received information about which of the essential oils to combine, how much and which crystal chips to use for each of the chakra mists to create the vibration and frequency needed for each of the individual seven major chakras. My three sons, my husband and of course myself, were the first people to play with and explore how these mists felt energetically. And we were able to smell each one and see how they could vibrationally assist. We all loved them in our different ways, and quickly had our favourites which would change as our chakras shifted. And we all definitely felt a
difference in our experience in working with the mists. My boys and husband have a limited knowledge with the chakras but still enjoyed and benefited from them… so that’s when I decided to jump in and make up my first batch to sell through ‘Circle Wellness Clinic’ where I work from. I thought “well if my family and I love them and can benefit from them, other people could too!” Prior to this amazing experience, I worked for the last five years as a Body Consciousness Facilitator. And I now know and acknowledge that I have discovered so much about myself through Jules O’Neill’s Body Consciousness and it allows me to keep exploring who I am authentically. This I believe allowed me, during my meditations, to download and receive inspired intuition about the mists and what to include in each of them. More products eventually emerged including my “Amara Mood Mists” which include three varieties: Harmony & Peace, Uplift & Bliss and Love &
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Yoga SYNERGY WORDS MATTY McDONNELL
he meaning of the word Yoga is ‘union’ and is derived from the Sanskrit root Yuj. Every Yoga class begins with a union of mind, body and soul allowing its student to become introspective as they remove the labels applied by themselves and society preventing them from reaching their true unadulterated self. As this union of mind, body and soul is cultivated, the student begins to move in a synergistic manner where the postures, breath and flow of energy through the meridians cease to operate independent of each other. Over time, this relationship to self and the ability to remain ‘whole’ is transferred off the mat and into everyday society, into the community. The yoga community is enriched with people from all walks of life.
Many people have committed to this 6000-year-old practice for decades, while some only a few months. Irrespective of mat time, what pulls the yoga community together is a single focus or goal; to ultimately become the best version of yourself. As we practise in synergy with the community, we fill our cups with Prana (Life Force Energy) of which the natural byproduct is increased love, peace and joy. My Health Yoga was established in 1998 and has been working toward this synergistic approach to yoga for 18 years. Each day we open our doors with the focus of holding space for people to unwrap themselves and delve deeply into the volts of their minds, to free themselves of limiting thoughts and behaviours. Many of our students go on
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PRINCIPLED WORDS MICHELLE LIGHTWORKER
he word synergy for me is connected to integration. I often speak to my clients and students regarding taking an integrative approach to making their choices. So what does this mean? This means that all the parts of our psyche are on board with the particular direction that we are focusing on. If our parts are conflicted and we feel torn, this can equate to indecision and the likelihood of creating delays with the manifesting process. The key to easy manifesting is feeling integrated. It is only when we are unconscious of various aspects of ourselves that may be in resistance, do we find it difficult to manifest what we want. Does resistance equate to a lack of integration or synergy? Sometimes we might feel as if we are pushing uphill, but this does not always mean that we are unintegrated with our focus or direction. It does not mean that Spirit is not supporting us or has abandoned us. It does not mean that
we are sabotaging. Sometimes it simply means we are being called to strengthen our will, to endure, to build resistance, to anchor in all the higher vibrational frequencies we need to create a more solid relationship with our Spiritual resources. It’s usually during these times that we learn what really matters. Without these kinds of experiences, we may not realise that we are always safe, supported and shown the next thing that is synergistic for our learning. Everyday Lightworker principles: Be Honest with yourself. Are you being resistant? Gain some clarity about yourself with regards to different aspects you really want or need. Keep an Open-mind about if you are on path or not. Engage your Higher Self so that you can ascertain what level of Willingness you have on board to help you reach your goal. Measure this willingness separately with different parts of your personality to see where they all sit. Forgive yourself for any perceived judgments you have made towards yourself and others through
any self-doubt or frustration in reaching your goals. Allow the principle of Unity to sweep in and know that all that is unfolding perfectly. Know that all is happening for the highest good of all, including any healing you may require. Using the principle of Discipline write down your actions and also record how various parts of your personality may be feeling to gain clarity and direction. Maintain a vibration of Faith in knowing that you are always supported through transitions. Take Responsibility and ownership for all your experiences and see them as positive. There are no mistakes on the journey towards your goals and no blame is ever warranted. Love the process unfolding before you, embrace all of you. Take this inclusive synergistic view within the principle of Wholeness. See the humour in the journey with Joy. The Peace we gain from all our parts coming back into alignment is the gift of all these principles combined. lightworkerreflections.com
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WORDS SHARON BRESLIN
oday was the day! We were to climb 4300m above sea level, high into the Andes, to visit a very special mountain “WAKAY WILKA” – meaning sacred tears in Quechua. With the sun shining brightly, the blue sky, the buzz of Ollantaytambo; the tourist town surrounding us, we were excited. How cold would it be up there? How long were we going to be? What about water and food? Having prepared ourselves the day before with each of us receiving a beautiful flower bath and healing from Wilma our Curandero (Medicine Woman) we felt very ready to participate in the “Despacho Ceremony”. Blissfully unaware of the experience ahead, we knew that it was going to feed our souls and help us with ‘releasing’ and having the opportunity to sew the seeds for change. Climbing up from the valley floor, winding around many bends and feeling the effects of altitude, our breathing became shallow, the temperature started to drop and a contemplative mood descended across the group. With the
MOUNTAINS OF PERU landscape hard to determine and totally surrounded in mist, we finally approached the crest of the climb. Piling out of the van, pulling on our rain gear and warm clothes, we followed Wilma to a breathtaking ridge where there was just enough flat land to sit in a circle and commence our “Despacho Ceremony”. Before long we were all deep in concentration making our Kintus – combining three coca leaves with the petal of a flower – to offer to the “Despacho Parcel”. Wilma too was communing in her native tongue with mother earth, the elements and spirit. Light rain started to fall but it didn’t seem to affect us or the fire being built as we sat in the stillness communing in our own way. The time had come to blow our intentions, gratitude and prayers into each and every one of the Kintus, then pass them to Wilma who offered the final blessings and placed them into the “Despacho” parcel. Not surprisingly there was a common theme within the group for
healing based around children or grandchildren and the wish for new beginnings. As Wilma closed the ceremony, tying the strings of the Despacho Parcel together, she continued to commune with spirit and walked it across to the fire. Placing it there she asked “Wakay Wilka” for our prayers to be heard as they drifted up to her through the smoke. Then something quite amazing happened. The mist suddenly lifted and for the first time that day, we could see Wakay Wilka in all of her glory! Feeling very grateful and basking in the incredible energy, another surprise suddenly revealed itself. Out of nowhere a wild dog appeared very heavily pregnant. We were blown away and humbled by the symbolic representation – “new birth, new beginnings and children”. Our intentions and prayers had definitely been heard. The Power of Ceremony at a sacred site… etched in our memories forever. lifestylejourneys.com
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ART THERAPY give you
WORDS LISA MOORE
he key to maintaining a healthy long term relationship or indeed any relationship is synergy. What does this mean and how does it look in your personal relationships? Simply put, it’s when two energies come together and the result is greater than the individual parts alone. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? We coexist at four levels – 1. Dependence, this is when you are completely reliant on another person for survival, as in the case of the parentchild relationship. 2. Independence is when you are completely self-reliant for your survival. 3. Co-dependence is the reliance on each other to survive. Each provides something the other is missing. 4. Interdependence is the reliance of two people on each other to thrive. They can survive on their own independently, however when they form a bond the synergy created allows them to achieve more than what they could on their own. Our goal in life is to master
interdependence… sounds easy! Growing up deficient of a healthy sense of self, inherently feeling we are ‘missing’ something leaves us vulnerable to relying on others to feel a sense of wholeness and fulfilment in life. As our expectations of true happiness seem to be just out of our reach, it’s often the relationship which bears the brunt of this discontentment. HOW CAN ART THERAPY HELP? Over the years we are left with often overwhelming feelings of despair, anger, loneliness, regret, guilt, low self-esteem, grief and a resounding feeling of ‘ I just don’t know who I am anymore’. This adds to the already substantial load on relationships in today’s fast-paced society, so it’s no wonder the pressures of internal and external worlds clash, leaving the tattered relationship as the scapegoat. The ability of art therapy to draw on many theoretical frameworks allows this therapy to address each individual client’s needs in a therapeutic approach, while the expression and engagement of
the art mediums allows for suppressed emotions to safely and spontaneously present themselves through the artwork. Being able to reflect back on life’s experiences or challenges by: drawing a memory from childhood or painting intense anger on a large sheet of paper, exploring sadness with water colours or creating our own set of personalised affirmation cards, means the possibilities are endless… the end product is not important. It is about the process of doing the activity and the awareness and insights and sense of connection to our inner feelings and emotions that is the goal. It’s this quality of art therapy which is making it so popular and gaining recognition from the medical paradigm. Once we ‘work through’ to find a more authentic version of who we are, the closer we become to interdependence and the joyful connection of synergy within our relationships. The path to true happiness begins from within. lisamoorearttherapy.com.au
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Galaxy Girl – ‘The Accessorising Psychic ' GUIDANCE FROM BEYOND THIS WORLD WORDS GRACE HART
Dear GG, My life is great, however, I want to do something meaningful. Surely I wasn’t born to live well and die… how do I find my life purpose, what’s my divine plan? – Susie of Ireland Dear Susie, What if your divine plan and purpose of your life was to have fun? Does that feel light? What if all that was required for you to contribute to our world was for you to BE the magic of you, have fun, listen to and follow the whispers of consciousness. If you knew the answer was YES! What would you choose? If you knew the answer was YES! What would you ask for? What is so exciting that you’re afraid to even ask for it? If you were truly being you, who would you be? What is so fun and easy for you? Have you devalued it, because it’s so
easy and fun for you? Could it make you money? I adore talking to people, I care about them, it’s easy and fun for me. I have a show on Voice America’s 7th wave channel, A Space of Being. It’s easy, fun and I create lots of magic for me including money. Oprah loves chatting to people, it’s easy for her… does that make her money and allow her to contribute to the world? What if your divine plan was not complicated, or just one thing. What if it’s been there all along whispering to you… what’s something you can do that’s sooooo easy that others find really hard to do? Choice creates… what choices are you refusing that you could be choosing that if you would choose them would set you free to be the ‘contribution walking’ you truly be? Are you willing to destroy and uncreate all that does not allow you to perceive, know, be and receive the gift to our sweet planet you already be? How do you listen to the whispers?
Here is my gift to you, it’s a meditation where I guide you to know what you know, to listen to the whispers of consciousness and also ask you questions so your body can heal anything that’s not allowing you from living a life of ease, joy, glory and contribution. No registration required, just click this link, http://events. attendthisevent.com/flyer/default. asp?eventid=80218875 or go to choosinggreater.com and click free ‘gifts for you’. The other thing you can do is when you wake up every morning, get the energy of the life you are desiring, expand that, pay attention to that energy and follow, do, create say yes to anything that matches that energy. It will lead you to a life and living beyond what you thought was possible. I adore you beautiful magical one. – Galaxy Girl For details about GRACE, tune into Grace’s show ‘A Space of BEing’ on Voice America each Wednesday. choosinggreater.com
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etting older is an inevitability for most of us and can come with a variety of health challenges. The foundation of health and longevity is a nourishing diet and regular exercise. In particular, the ocean holds many mysteries for your holistic health and longevity and few people know more about the nutritional secrets of the sea than the ‘Mussel Man’, John Croft. With more than 40 years’ experience in the industry, marine scientist John Croft is the world-leading expert on the therapeutic uses of marine extracts, including the New Zealand native shellfish, green-lipped mussel and has authored many books on this topic including his latest, Arthritis and Ageing, a solution from the sea. In the last two decades, two of the oldest people ever recorded died at the age of 117 and 116, both of whom were Japanese. Boasting some of the longest-living people in the world, Okinawa in Japan has become the subject of dietary research that could promote health longevity in lives all over the globe. We spoke to John Croft
about what tips we can take from this lifestyle to help us reap the benefits. SALMON Fish is the protein of choice in Japan, with the average Japanese person. Low in fat and high in protein, salmon provides essential omega-3 that help maintain a healthy heart and aid in the functioning of the brain and nervous system. SEAWEED One of the most well recognised is nori, the seaweed found in sushi. Other sea vegetables not as widely known include kombu and wakame, these contain the mineral vanadium which plays a role in the regulation of carbohydrate metabolism and blood sugar levels. Try including more vegetables in your diet, whether it is in a healthy stir fry or sampling some sea vegetables by eating sushi. Kelp powder, derived from seaweed, is a good natural source of iodine and minerals which are easily assimilated. GREEN LIPPED MUSSELS Another shellfish enjoyed by the Japanese – mussels – are good for a
lot more than just seafood marinara, especially when it comes to the powerful green lipped variety. Native to New Zealand, they are packed with natural compounds such as glycogen complex (a carbohydrate compound), essential fatty acids glycosaminoglycans (chondroitin sulphate), important minerals and proteins that may help maintain joint mobility and flexibility, as well as supporting healthy cartilage and connective tissue function. Plus, research shows green lipped mussel extract may help relieve symptoms of mild osteoarthritis and rheumatism. Find it in supplement form in pharmacies and health food stores. OYSTERS The Japanese enjoy a variety of oysters. Low in fat and high in protein, oysters are brimming with healthy nutrients such as the antioxidant selenium, immune-boosting zinc, energising iron and B vitamins, plus magnesium for healthy muscle and nerve function. They’re also a source of vitamin D, which is important for bone health.
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was at a networking event recently and noticed a woman standing by herself. I went to talk with her and asked ‘what sort of work do you do’? With a quiet voice she responded saying that she offered counselling services, particularly focusing on the areas of illness, loss, grief, trauma and end of life matters. Many would feel uncomfortable in discovering that someone works in these sorts of areas and would perhaps think of ways to end the conversation. In explaining further, she said that these times offered significant opportunity for people to transform themselves – to evolve, especially in the last chapter of life. She spoke so calmly and convincingly and I imagined that this was the sort of person I would certainly want by my side if I was going through these challenging times. With that thought in mind, and for future reference, I asked her where she was based. Smilingly, she said ‘Montville – I love it up there’. Amazingly I discovered that Dr Monika Wilson also drives around the Coast and Hinterland seeing people in their own homes. She felt it was a valuable thing to offer and she got to understand people well by doing so, including their pets! For more information visit: reconnectionscounselling.com
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DIMENSIONALLY DIVINE offers you the
opportunity to experience the incredible WORDS VICKI BRYCE
What is Tesla’s Starhenge?’ For centuries people have travelled to the Great Pyramids to tap into the mystical energy that resides within the King’s Chamber. People have also travelled to Stonehenge in search of ancient knowledge within its boundaries. You can now experience this energy at Dimensionally Divine through the new Tesla’s Starhenge. ‘What does the Tesla’s Starhenge do?’ It provides an incredible experience of energy supporting you on all levels. This in turn can help you to remove the energy blockages that’s holding you back in many areas of your life. The beauty of the Tesla’s Starhenge is that it is non-invasive. It can be used to complement other forms of therapy, helping form a complete system of healing in its own right. The Tesla’s Starhenge seems to know what level to work with you on a physical, emotional or spiritual level. The aim of Tesla’s Starhenge is to isolate the factors preventing your
energy balance, prioritise them to assist with rebalancing you with the needed frequencies. You may find this helpful with balancing your energy and thought patterns that may be holding you back. When using the Tesla’s Starhenge there is no need for the input of a therapist or practitioner telling you what to do or how to work. This makes Tesla’s Starhenge very unique in the alternative healing world. For thousands of years the Chinese, Indians, Egyptians and many other cultures have talked about an energy system that exists within all of us. They also make references to a source of energy that exists external to us. These internal systems are often referred to as the Meridians, Chakras, Chi, etc… Today there is so much information to prove that we are made up of atoms and atoms are energy. The Tesla’s Starhenge works at a deep spiritual level by tapping into dimensions that are beyond the physical plane. You can find out how your energy
levels are throughout your body by having a Heart Quest reading. It measures your body’s energy levels before and after your time in the Tesla’s Starhenge. Dimensionally Divine has found five sessions over three weeks is the optimal time but not everyone can do this and that’s OK as remote sessions are possible as well. Dimensionally Divine also uses Young Living Essential Oils to enhance your experience in the Tesla’s Starhenge. Relax as you sit inside the Tesla’s Starhenge in a peaceful private garden located in Beerwah, Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Find out more online at dimensionallydivine.com or dimensionallydivine.com.au or on Facebook under Dimensionally Divine, or ring VICKI on 0409 488 742.
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WORDS JULES O’NEILL
hat you give out you get back! It is one of the universal laws. Just like gravity. If you desire the universe to gift you with an abundance of health, wealth, fun, joy, love, warmth, or adventure, you need to be putting out that vibration on a regular basis. How do you do that in everyday life, with a partner, children, home, job, etc.? By stepping into your creativity! You are a vibrational being. If you are reading this, you already will be aware that your thoughts, intentions and mindset are what set off the vibrational signal to the universe. Each day in each moment, you have the opportunity to send out a signal to the universe ‘asking for what you want back.’ To begin easily receiving your natural flow of abundance from the universe, the creative vibration is actually one of the easiest ways to do this. It’s the same frequency as the abundance vibration.
What do I mean? It’s your vibration that determines your level of abundance. It’s the way you feel when you are doing your job, or anything in your day that sets the tone for your outward vibration. You could have a well-paying job, receive lots of money and still feel like you are missing something in your life, and that you attract hardship, loss and struggle. That’s not bad luck – that’s bad vibration! You could be thinking that because you are working or looking after a family and home that you have no time to be creative and send out a creative signal to the universe. That’s not true in any case – that’s a wasteful mindset and thinking strategy ! How to easily begin attracting abundance and being creative every day! Everything you do is a creative process – EVERYTHING! Begin today to change your mindset, your thoughts and intention. Whether you are driving the car, folding the washing, cooking
the family meal, mowing the lawns, painting, drawing, or doing your job, you are in a creative process. Begin to see your day-to-day life this way, and that everything you do is a creative process. Create this intention and in moments you will begin to feel content, or excited – depending on what you are doing. Begin to associate abundance to the creative process. Begin to think that everything you are doing is somewhat of a creative process. By practising this every day, you will begin to change your vibration to match the vibration of abundance. Because everything you do is a creative process, most of your outgoing vibration will be the abundant vibration. Straight away you will notice a difference in how you feel. Within days you will notice a difference in what the universe is giving you back. Enjoy the benefits of understanding that – The Creative Process in Your Abundance! bodyconsciousness.com.au
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IT’S ALL IN THE WORDS RENEE LEE SHAW
t’s always been about the heart for me. And as I reflect back on a series of major events that have shaped my life, every adversity I’ve waded through has followed a particular theme, the heart, my deeper truth, and purpose. After my father died suddenly when I was just four years old, part of me knew then that the unfolding of something of great significance had been triggered. The autopsy showed the cause of his death was an unusual occurrence – a ruptured aortic valve in his heart. Further investigation revealed that he had a rare genetic disorder that fundamentally expresses as a mutation in the connective tissue, or webbing of the body, which holds the structure of all organs, bones, ligaments, joints and skin – hence the fragility of his aortic valve. After my older brother and I were screened, I was the lucky one in my family to carry through whatever ‘heart work’ needed to be completed in our
linage. At the time I didn’t realise, but this work would then clear the way for future generations. As a child I experienced ongoing health challenges including surgeries and many of what I called “patch me up” procedures to keep me going. This dominated my life until I was old enough to make my own choices. I would take my various medications, comply with the treatment plan involving annual ECG and ultrasounds and plan a future without children. I had done things their way (the only way they know) for long enough… In my heart of hearts I knew I would ultimately heal myself – my way. You see, I was not satisfied with the prospect of a life without the freedom to be who I wanted to be. I knew that someday, sharing my experiences would help others heal themselves. What I didn’t know consciously was how that would all unfold…
Growing up I had a thirst for truth – the truth behind it all. It was like an insatiable thirst I couldn’t quench. I had studied different religions, healing modalities, quantum science and found that a common thread seemed to run through it all. The sense that some force (greater than what was between my ears) was somehow encoded in all that is seen and unseen. I could feel it in the natural world around me. This very force is what I used to heal myself. It’s inside every one of us, and it’s accessible through the heart. I now have two beautiful healthy children, whom have grown into vibrant, energetic young adults, with strong heads AND hearts! My future is vast and free, and I am now sharing what’s possible with everyone. I have learned that the only limitations we have, are the ones we put on ourselves. inheartcreation.com.au
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and attention to overcome the frequency of the illness. Once the vital force has been stimulated to a point where its counteracting vibration is greater than the original illness, the remedy can then start to be withdrawn and the symptoms of the illness alleviated. When someone is vomiting, especially a child, it is not only distressing to them but also for their parents and loved ones, who feel helpless, wondering what they could do or give to alleviate someone’s misery. They may even have a haunting fear that the child may have developed a serious condition such as meningitis or something that requires surgical intervention. Obviously, full assessment by a physician is required at all times, but the administration of a homoeopathic medicine may often alleviate the distressing symptoms very rapidly – before the doctor comes. Homoeopathy is used throughout the world to help alleviate symptoms in the sick. We are so lucky in Australia to have such a plethora of viable treatment options for acute and chronic disease. Homoeopathy is just one of those treatments. If you are considering homoeopathic treatment, always use a homoeopath that has been registered by the Australian Register of Homoeopaths (AROH.com.au). This is an official body that regulates the government endorsed standards of professional conduct and
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ave you ever noticed that young children have a gift of SYNERGY? They are able to interact and co-operate far easier and with grace and ease compared with adults. I recall watching Sesame Street puppets when I was a child and again when my children were young and the repeated lessons on the show were about children learning SYNERGY and co-operation. Funny thing was, the show was talking to the adults more than the children. After the show finished, I observed many children asking, ‘Mummy, Daddy why don’t you co-operate?’ Children learn by watching and mimicking parents, teachers, carers and the outside world. This includes TV, XBOX and the like. Between the ages of 0-7 years is IMPRINT AGE where children have an imprint of the outside world on them which can set them up for life. An example of this is if parents work long hours, don’t play and then come home to take-away meals and watch a lot of TV, the child or children have
an imprint of that as normal life. This creates a synergy between the family and an interaction that will lead that child to have the belief that this is a normal way of life. Is it good or bad? No it is synergy. What then occurs is these belief systems lock in to the mind and body and all experiences will be in flow with these set beliefs.
Now let’s get back to children and the ability to tap in to SYNERGY. As each child grows they learn about their own personality, their gifts and challenges and attract to them life experiences linked to their beliefs, life lessons and soul contract has desired them to have. They have tapped in to the law of attraction and synergy and will interact with all things they have intuitively asked to learn about as a soul having a human experience. What fascinates me about the Millennium Children® is that they innately know how to collaborate what they need and want but it is adults who forget and get involved with their journey. These children know and understand they are a soul having a human experience.
The Millennium Children® have a gift of creating what they want and knowing that they can have their heart’s desires. The synergy is a mathematical code linked to quantum physics and is so simple – ‘ask and you shall receive’. The most precious gift you can give yourself and child is to watch how a child interacts and how they are able to go with the flow of co-operation. I wonder what you will find and what synergy you will attract to you. For Medical Intuitive courses or to learn about empowering your child contact JEAN SHEEHAN AbsoluteEmpowerment.com
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e have all been born into this life with the ability of cocreation… the gift of synergy with our great Creator. So why is it then that so many choose to go along creating blindly in life? What is there to prove in the misconception of doing it alone? I say misconception because the connection is always there! You are always being supported by the great energy of All That Is, in whichever path you will, may that be blissful and enjoyable, or hard and sacrificial. It is uniquely up to you – the individual, because that is free will. Synergy with God is the most natural thing, so why live an illusion of fighting it? When letting go of such resistance opens the door to profound moments, breakthroughs and increasing love… it’s Divine. If for a moment you let go of the barriers, the ignorance, the fears, concerns of being judged, and allow yourself to use what is your birthright, to connect deeply… How different would your life be?
Begin by noticing the little telltale signs, the moments when you are thinking something and someone else answers, when you pray for a sign or solution and then it appears. It is these beginnings which grow into great wisdoms, openness and faith which then opens you for miraculous healing and events. Trusting your inner knowing. If this is your way, and children look up for guidance, how different would the lives of your children and/or grandchildren be? When you see the face of a child who is sharing with you the stories of their manifestations and synchronicities, knowing they are consciously co-creating their life with ease, when you see groups of people facilitating great change, witnessing healings in others and their selves, you see the truth of life glisten in their eyes… The need for competition and duality fades between them, selfesteem rises knowing it is safe to be. You witness an undeniable energy of unconditional love – you witness
something so great that you are left with an even deeper, enriched knowing of truth. You remember the oneness, you have recollection of your Divine Purpose… you see a glimpse of their future, a glimpse of your own and you see a better world. You gain something much greater than hope. This is the way of my life and it can be yours too. There is a world full of people out there already living the life of openness and truth, who are shifting the collective consciousness remarkably. It is not just some people who have gifts – everyone is special and has the inherent abilities, you don’t have to go through a point of re-awakening or hitting rock bottom to realise there is something greater. You are remarkable, you were born into this life well equipped. Perhaps you just need a little help in remembering. You and your children are profound, allow yourself to live as such. There’s no time like the present! evolvewitheta.com
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ergamot is a small citrus fruit that is native to southern Italy. The fruit itself is very sour so is primarily grown for its essential oil. It is said to have been named after Bergamo, an Italian town in Lombardy where it was originally thought to be sold. The aroma is sweet, refreshing and slightly herbaceous and is one of the most popular oils used in the perfume and eau de toilette industries. Traditionally, in Italian folklore it was used to treat fever and worms and in the prevention of malaria. Today it is also used as an ideal antiseptic wash over wounds, sores and acne. Combined with oils like Tea Tree, Lavender and Sandalwood it makes an excellent winter remedy to help in the prevention of colds and flus and is particularly effective in helping to inhibit cold sores, chicken pox and shingles. Bergamot is an excellent skin tonic especially when blended with Rock Rose as it can help relieve conditions associated with chronic stress like
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Hip disease in the canine companion WORDS DR CHARISSA SMITH, BVSc (US), MPhil (UQ), Dip Ac ( IVAS), Dip Herb Med, Dip Structural Bal, Cert Hom, Reiki Master (USUI)
Some dogs may have no symptoms of hip dysplasia, yet might still have pathological changes on an X-ray. This means that this hip malformation is difficult to eliminate in a breed unless there have been screening X-rays taken before breeding.
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CAUSES OF HIP DISEASE Lameness and pain may show at the hip, but be due to damage in one or more of the following areas of the body. An X-ray showing bone arthritis does not mean that this is the only or, indeed, the major cause of the hip problem. HIP JOINT ANATOMY AND RELATED AREAS: • Bones: The femur meets the pelvic bones at the hip joint. • Nerves: This joint is supplied by nerves, which come from the lumbar spine and pelvis. • Muscles: The hip is surrounded by muscles, some of which originate in the thoracic, the lumbar and sacral areas. • Fibrous Tissue: These muscles have tendons, ligaments and fibrous sheaths, the hip joint also has an internal ligament and a capsule, all of which may be damaged.
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to do. 1. Lavender Essential Oil Wash your dog thoroughly and towel dry. Apply a few drops of lavender essential oil to the base of the tail and another at the neck. 2. Brewer’s Yeast Add a small Brewer’s yeast tablet to your dog’s food. Much like prescription meds (but much healthier), this is excreted through Fido’s skin making him less attractive to fleas. Check with your veterinarian for the proper dosages depending on weight. 3. Apple Cider Vinegar A spoonful of this stuff added to your dog’s water makes their skin more acidic and not-at-all tasty to fleas. If apple cider vinegar is not your dog’s cup of tea, you can dilute it 50/50 with water, pour into a spray bottle and use as a repellent. 4. Lemon Spray Repellent Cut a lemon into quarters, cover with boiling water and let it steep overnight. In the morning, spray all over your dog, especially behind the ears and
around the head generally (be careful of his eyes), around the base of the tail, and under your dog’s legs. Cinnamon, lemongrass, sesame oil and castor oil blend with water has been used effectively. 5. Treat your carpets with a special anti-flea remedy, usually diatomaceous earth or borax (usually available from your supermarket in the laundry section), but wear a mask when you do this. Occasionally (once or twice a year) sprinkle natural, unrefined diatomaceous earth (which kills insects) along your walls, under your furniture, and in cracks where you cannot vacuum, but not directly on your animals. 6. Use sprays or powders containing pyrethrins or natural pyrethrums, which are the least toxic of all insecticides used on pets. Permethrin is the synthetic equivalent, very safe for dogs but DO NOT use on cats. 7. Try all-natural, preservativefree foods that are good remedies for or preventors of fleas, ie makes the dog’s blood unpalatable; along with brewer’s yeast, try zinc, and barley grass concentrates. Check with your
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areas you may have eg under the house, and anywhere that is damp – this is flea breeding heaven! This will dry out the eggs and kill off the larvae that can lay dormant for many months. They work a treat, especially lime, which you can buy from any garden shop. You can buy a big bag of pool salt from a pool supply shop.
derived from tiny sesame seeds. When combined with other essential oils, it helps protect against pests and promotes the health of your pet’s skin and coat. Beware of sesame seed allergies in some owners! Do not use this oil if there is contact with people who have nut allergies. Castor oil: Castor oil has been used for years by veterinarians. When combined with other oils, helps to repel a variety of pests. 9. Vacuum all surfaces where fleas and eggs may live, and wash blankets and sheets in hot water. 10. Liberally sprinkle ‘salt’ and ‘lime’ on your lawn and in particular any dirt
11. If you find you have fleas inside the house (this one sounds funny but works to a degree – and can be fun!).Steam mop the floors with lemon water/citronella/ or eucalyptus the night before and then have someone stomp around in gumboots first thing in the morning. Everyone go out – including animals – and that evening many of the fleas, which had hatched because of the vibrations, will be dead because they were unable to find a host to get a drink of blood from and will have been coated with the insecticidal action of the aromatherapy. 12. Our clinic has a superior range of essential oils that can be dispensed for adding to a spray-on product for cats and dogs. We recommend making up
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