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THE JOY OF COOKING

The Joy of Food FOOD AS

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e are hearing a lot about ‘Food as Medicine’ in the media and this month we have an extended feature on this topic. Pete Evans (on our cover and story p16-17) is doing an extraordinary job of sharing many ‘out of the box’ messages with the general public about food and health, it’s also great to see how he shares his love of cooking and creating with his family and the community! Whether we go paleo, vegan, gluten free, grain free, raw, Ayurvedic… hopefully we can also be non-judgemental about what others choose, as there can be a plethora of factors behind people’s choices. David Wolfe, Don Tolman and so many of our Australian writers advocate the power of whole foods and they also talk about cultivating a joy of living, supporting local farmers, businesses and the planet. Many cultures talk about blessing food, cooking with joy, being present while eating, chewing food slowly and creating a space to eat that is conducive to good digestion and health.

Interestingly New York Times Best Selling Author, Anita Moorjani (our cover girl last year) said once she was diagnosed with lymphatic cancer, she spent nearly four years trying every diet and healing regime to the point of becoming very fearful about eating the ‘wrong food’. After her near death experience (NDE) she had full awareness about how she created the cancer and chose to return to be her ‘real self’ and so her body chemistry changed and the cancer completely disappeared. These days Anita tunes in to her body and asks what it actually requires and her story has contributed so much to the area of consciousness and healing. So what articles resonate with you this month? And what would it take for more of us to learn to listen within, make informed decisions and see what works for us moment by moment…

“Your Magazine With Soul”

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THE JOY OF COOKING

The Joy of Food FOOD AS

Medicine? ROBERT G SMITH

Faster EFT

HOW CAN HONEY

Help Your Pet?

WIN

A 9-NIGHT RETREAT AT

Living Valley Springs

Pete Evans

Recipe for a Healthy Day MAY 2014 EDITION VOLUME 57 ISSN: 1836-8840

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Contents

22 JOY OF COOKING, JOY OF FOOD 6 Licensed to Spice Review by Alicia Aberley 7 Interview with the ‘Gourmet Tradie’ by Nicole Taryn 8 Orange and Almond Cake by The Organic Sisters 10 Paneer Pakora – A Timeless Treat by Heidi Tschannen FOOD AS MEDICINE 12 Paleo Living by Dr Carlos Sanchez

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33 Win a 9-night Retreat Business and Money with Ease by Simone Milasas 34 How to be Yourself, Even More, With Your Children by Kean Buckley 35 Millennium Children with Jean Sheehan 36 Pilates – An Education in Body Awareness by Tracey Nicholson

13 Willful Blindness at the Expense of Health by Cyndi O’Meara 14-15 Raise Your Health Vibration by Dominique Liv Kamal

37 Why Should You Celebrate Spinal Health Week? by Dr Eric Slead

COVER STORY 16-17 Pete Evans Recipe for a Healthy Day

39 Joyful Mindfulness by Michelle Lightworker

18 Food as Medicine for Body, Soul and Planet by Paula Cartwright 19 Medical Intuition – Food, Your Stomach and its Consciousness by Jean Sheehan 20 Good Mood Food by Suzi Le Fanue Get Back to Greens by Joanne Tham 21 22 Food. Judgment or Joy? by Max Zoulek 23 What is Underneath Food Allergies? by Jane Tredrea 24-25 Creating Your New Life by Jules O’Neill 28 Peaceful Paths 29 Do You Have a Fear of Snakes? with Jill Zimmermann 30 Shine Bright Like A Diamond by Jeanna Palmada

38 Healing Your Soul by Richard Giakoumis

40 Self Compassion by Cameron Aggs

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32 What if You Could Change Your Memories? by Robert G Smith

41 How to be More Like a Toddler by Mary-Lou Stephens ECO, ORGANIC, BEAUTY AND STYLE 42 Why Organic Cotton? with Amanda Rootsey 43  What Does Beauty Mean to You? by Kim Morrison 44 Skin Food as Medicine by Gabby Scott 46

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WHEN I WAS INVITED ALONG TO VICKI TAYLOR’S “LICENSED TO SPICE” MEXICAN COOKING CLASS, I COULDN’T WAIT TO HEAD ALONG AND HAVE SOME FUN IN THE KITCHEN.

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Licensed to Spice FOODIE REVIEW BY ALICIA ABERLEY, owner of Food, Words & Wine

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wasn’t the only one excited to learn more about this delicious cuisine. Ten other foodies paired up and spent a ‘hands on’ morning exploring the delicious menu that Vicki had created for them. As the morning progressed, each pair sliced and diced and prepared a scrumptious meal that they would enjoy with the others over a glass of chilled wine at the end of the class. Throughout the day, the sound of light chatter filled the room, as did the smell of spices and chocolate, accompanied with incredible flavours of Central America, Spain and Arabia. Each pair made ‘Gracious’ Mole Chicken with Chocolate; Mexican Rice; Mini Stuffed Peppers with Gamba; ‘Ariba’ Guacamole; and the most delicious cake I have ever tasted. The ‘Inca’ chocolate cake had a mouth-watering soft centre and was infused with chilli flakes and sprinkled with salt flakes. The flavours sent my tastebuds into blissful overdrive. Sharing a meal with everyone else and hearing each person’s cooking experience was a beautiful way to finish off the day. And with her wealth of knowledge and her willingness to share, Vicki has certainly

created a great space for food lovers. So how did the idea come about for Vicki to create her Cooking School? Whilst travelling the globe and having lived in multiple countries, Vicki immersed herself in the learning of different cultures and spices. She was fortunate to learn from the experts and with her passion and knowledge settled in Caloundra and opened her well-known ‘boutique spice emporium’ Red Hot Chilli Pepper. Having successfully run Spice Blending Classes for the past two years, Vicki decided it was time to start running cooking classes also. Each month Vicki runs a different class where you can go along, take some time out, and learn a new cuisine and technique from a different part of the world. With a passion for people, travel, and food, Vicki has combined her loves to offer hands-on classes from Persian and Moroccan, to Sri Lankan, and Mediterranean. I’m really looking forward to attending the next Cooking Class and to further exploring ‘The Art of Spice Blending’. Food Words & Wine foodwordswine.com

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MEET THE ‘GOURMET TRADIE’, BRENDON WATT. UNDERNEATH THE UNASSUMING EXTERIOR OF THIS COOL DAD FROM PEREGIAN, LIES AN ENERGY, AN EXCITEMENT AND AN ENTHUSIASM FOR LIFE AND LIVING, ALONG WITH AN UNBRIDLED LOVE FOR FOOD. HERE’S WHAT HE HAD TO SAY ABOUT FOOD, COOKING AND FOLLOWING HIS JOY. Q: What is the Gourmet Tradie? A: After my twelve-year stint as a tiler, I realised that I really wasn’t having fun. I needed a change and when I started to follow my joy with food and started cooking for family and friends, I inherently became known as the Gourmet Tradie and it just kept growing from there. Q: Have you always enjoyed creating with food? A: I remember in grade five, we all had to cook a dish. Most of the kids were making cookies and cupcakes. I did this sushi that I created using whiting, a type of white fish. It tasted horrible but the teachers were blown away by how creative it was! Luckily, I’m much better at combining ingredients these days. Q: Tell me about your creativity with food. A: I have a unique way of asking

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my body what it would like. I then google and find something that matches the energy of that. I don’t often follow recipes. I’ll look at it, get the gist of it then I go away and create something totally unique. My partner Simone often jokes that I never cook the same thing twice because I’m constantly creating differently. Q: As a typical Aussie bloke, how would you describe your relationship with food? A: I live in the question constantly, and food is no exception. Jamie Oliver was my first influence in cooking. The way he looks at, touches and cooks the food with so much enthusiasm and love inspired me. I’m not bound to being the cook of the house, I don’t view cooking

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processor (or you could even use a stick blender to do this part) and pulse until they are chopped super fine. 4. In a large bowl add the pulverised orange, almond meal, eggs, baking powder, coconut oil and coconut nectar and mix together for a couple of minutes, until well combined. 5. Pour the mixture into the cake tin and bake for approximately 40-45 minutes. It may still seem a bit moist in the middle but as long as it springs back when touched it is cooked. It will harden as it sets. 6. Once you have made the syrup, you can skewer some holes throughout the cake and then

pour the whole lot over the top and let it soak in while it is still cooling in the tin. Alternatively you can pour it over individual pieces as it is served up.

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Ingredients: Paneer (curd), cut into chucks 2 cups of chickpea flour 1 tbsp self-raising flour 1 tbsp plain flour ½ tsp of rock salt 1 tsp turmeric powder Water (enough to make a pancake consistency batter) Ghee for deep frying You can also use a huge array of vegetables for these delicious treats, cauliflower, eggplant and spinach for example.

Method: Mix up the batter and let it rest. If the batter will cover the curd without all falling off or on the other extreme collecting in a big lump, then you have it right. Add a little water or flour and get it right. It is a little like life, a balance. Dip the curd in the batter and drop into the ghee. After a minute you should be able to move the Pakora and see how it faired. Make any adjustments to the batter

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Paleo Living WORDS DR CARLOS SANCHEZ

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umans have been hunting and gathering since the early appearance of Homo Erectus around two million years ago. There is archaeological evidence this ancient ancestor of modern humans was hunting and gathering, fabricating tools to process animal products and using fire to cook food. It is only for the last ten thousand years that humans have been cultivating to generate their staple foods. This has had some economic benefits, but some detrimental effects on human health. This is explained by the hypothesis of the “Thrifty Genes”. Thrifty Genes are genes which enable individuals to efficiently collect and process food to deposit fat during periods of food abundance. The problem with this is that these genes are overworking in modern societies as these times

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and/or constipation. A detailed analysis of your diet can give clues about gut dysbiosis which could have a detrimental effect on your general health and well being. There are other issues in relation to different proportions of macronutrients like fats, carbohydrates and protein. Trying to keep a low carbohydrate intake is essential to reduce the risk of obesity and diabetes; diseases that we are currently seeing in epidemic proportions. Fat and protein are essential for life whilst carbohydrates, in my opinion, are not. As an integrative doctor that understands the importance of food as medicine, DR CARLOS SANCHEZ at Ibuki Health & Wellness provides detailed assessments and dietary advice to assist you in good health! ibukihealth.com

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Willful Blindness

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WORDS CYNDI O’MEARA, Nutritionist and Author

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here is a plethora of information that seeps into our inboxes, newspapers, social media feeds, magazines, televisions and conversations. The buzz is around the alarming obesity rates, heart disease, cancer, diabetes and autoimmunity. Alongside this information are conflicting reasons, scapegoats and theories as to why this is happening and what should we do about it. It’s also become obvious that what we are doing is not working and we must do something different. The trend is going away from a pill for everything and back to the basics of Hippocrates – “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. I’ve been a nutritionist for 30 years and I’ve never seen more about food and health then I have in the last five years, for me the tide has turned and the healing has started. Having said that, it amazes me that amongst our health professionals there is ‘Willful Blindness’ which means there is information out there that they

should know but don’t know because they choose not to know. In other words they ignore the obvious at the peril of their patients and the population at large. Willful blindness is also seen in a percentage of the population. However, the trend is changing, more mainstream health professionals are beginning to see food is the answer, the problem is that most primary care practitioners do less than 12 hours of nutrition in their university education and become confused at the conflicting advice in mainstream media and science. Raw vegan, vegetarian, macrobiotic, paleo, high carb, low fat, high protein, no sugar – it’s like a nightmare for the uneducated and uninitiated. As a nutritionist I’ve seen it all and tried a few too. But the common thread is that it is about healing with real food, local, organic, unprocessed, unpackaged, no GMO, nanotechnology, additives, preservatives or flavourings. If you eat flesh and produce from animals then these animals should be

fed a healthy natural diet free from drugs. In other words we must go back to the foods of our ancestors; back to the foods our evolutionary body has evolved to eat while living in this modern world. Food is definitely a starting point, but what many people fail to realise is that our evolutionary bodies are affected by a blue ray from the sun which tells the biological clock; night and day as well as the seasons of the year. These indicate a change in biochemistry which helps with the health of the body. Defying sleep and seasonal activities (stress) and foods increases the stress on the mind and body impacting on our health and wellbeing. Living in a modern world but creating a match with our evolutionary body with food and lifestyle is the key to health, energy and longevity. It is achievable and more people are waking up and taking control of their health by turning to food being their medicine. changinghabits.com.au

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everything else in the world around it. Our cells are the basis of our health. Herbs are so important as brain and cellular medicines because they are natural and the body easily assimilates them. The body recognises that nature is the most gentle and perfect healer. Herbs are nature’s first medicine and are easy to digest when they have been extracted correctly, taking into account the active constituents of the herbs and the biochemistry of your body. Herbs will find their way through your body to the exact place they are needed and work on the physical, emotional, mental and

put happy energy in your food and you will be healthier. Eat lots of berries, red foods, purple foods; the flavonoid class of active constituents that are in food. This has all been well-researched and in my book, THE MAGIC OF FOOD AS MEDICINE. Add vitamin C as our bodies don’t make it and it’s essential to sweep out toxins and repair your adrenals and energise your cells. Protein is important, especially L glutamine the amino acid that has capacity to go through the Blood Brain Barrier and assist with many functions. Protein generally is perfect brain food.

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energetic qualities. They are a synergistic masterpiece of beautiful healing light working on a scientific, and vibrational level – they are proven magic! Herbs help every aspect of the body and will help you resonate with good health. My best plan for good health: Antioxidants, antioxidants and more antioxidants! I also recommend clean foods, and plenty of fruits and vegetables that are grown locally and preferably organically. Cook when you are happy,

Complete protein contains the essential amino acids we need and it’s the key to a focused and healthy mind. Nuts, seeds, eggs, whole protein foods are great. I love pea protein powder, mix that with some juice and it’s delicious and protein packed. On a cellular level protein is the basic building block, it is required for DNA and RNA replication and also for cellular respiration. It’s the number one for cellular development. Water is necessary to keep it all

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INTERVIEW WITH PETE EVANS, Celebrity Chef, Co-Host of Channel Seven’s ‘My Kitchen Rules’, Ambassador of Mindd Foundation and Author

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Recipe for a Healthy Day WORDS VANESSA FINNIGAN | PHOTOS STEVE BROWN and MARK ROPER

PETE IS A MAINSTREAM CELEBRITY AND HEALTH COACH BUT WHAT YOU MAY NOT KNOW IS HE IS A DOWN-TO-EARTH GUY WHO DOESN’T OWN A SUIT, RARELY WEARS SHOES AND HAS A NIGGLING URGE TO LEARN HOW TO SUSTAINABLY SURVIVE IN THE WILD AS A TRUE HUNTER GATHERER! IT’S A JOY TO SHARE HIS THOUGHTS ABOUT FOOD, HEALTH AND WHAT BRINGS HIM JOY THIS MONTH… Vanessa: How do you start the day? And what challenges do you face with finding good food ‘on the road’… Pete: I start the day with a large glass of room temperature filtered water and a 10-minute meditation. If I’m in Sydney, or near the water my partner Nic and I will go for a swim in the ocean and if there’s waves, we’ll go for a surf. More often than not breakfast consists of meat 16

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and vegetables, or leftovers from the previous night’s dinner. We’ve actually become rather savvy at enjoying good, honest food on the road. We’ll do our research before we even arrive in a city and head straight to an organic co-op, or store and stock up on goodies. And we always seek out restaurants that serve ethically raised grass fed meat and poultry and wild caught, sustainable fish

to dine in, and we’ll order enough so that we have leftovers and can therefore take a doggy bag back to our hotel to eat for breakfast the following day. We always prepare our own meals to take on planes and if we’re abroad and can’t find anything nourishing we’ll simply choose to go without as intermittent fasting has proven to be very beneficial for us too. Vanessa: Is there a ‘recipe’ for good

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healing effects of a nourishing lifestyle and Chilli and Indii’s little hands make has been profound! short work of creating the best little balls, plus they love to pick the herbs to add to Vanessa: What has it been like the mix too. We often enjoy family surfs, expressing ‘out of the box’ ideas about swims, picnics and all three girls will food with the mainstream world? spend hours together creating art and Pete: I love it! I love the fact and feel energetic dance routines. genuinely honoured to be able to share My ultimate life experience is healthful ‘out of the box’ knowledge paddling out with Nic, Chilli and Indii about food and how to prepare it! It and catching waves together, for me that is a truly great passion for me and I’m is the endmost joy I’ve been privileged inspired daily by countless emails and to enjoy. stories from people and families about how adopting a paleo inspired diet has I wish everyone an incredible, completely changed and enhanced their fulfilling, enlightened journey life. Nic and I fully embrace the paleo principals and we follow a very ketogenic through life! Keep cooking with paleo diet, which means a balanced love and laughter! amount of quality fats, protein and lots of non starchy carbs. We’ve been living this lifestyle for over two years and we’re Pete feels fortunate to have lots of both gratefully thriving physically and exciting projects on the go, perhaps one mentally. I would have to say that the of the most thrilling being the release clarity of mind that you experience when of the home fermentation kit that he you cease eating addictive, inflammation created alongside good friend and forming wheat, gluten, grains and refined fermentation Queen, Kitsa Yanniotis. It’s sugars has got to be one of the most called, ‘Culture For Life’ and it basically appreciated benefits of a ketogenic paleo takes all the guesswork out of making diet. Witnessing people and families your own nutritionally dense, enzyme whom experience renewed health by and probiotic rich fermented vegetables. empowering themselves with knowledge Pete believes fermented vegetables are and changing their diet is pretty damn an incredibly important addition to our powerful stuff! diets to enable us to maintain a healthy Vanessa: How do you spend time digestive system, so it’s been a very with your two daughters? What is one of passionate creation. your favourite meals you cook and share The best way to keep up with PETE’S together? What is the best part about adventures is to follow his facebook page being a dad? ‘Chef Pete Evans’ as his team diligently Pete: Gosh, where do I begin, uploads information and recipes daily. And look out for his new book release, for Nic and I sharing our life with my ‘Healthy Every Day’. extraordinary daughters Chilli and Indii peteevanschef.com and mindd.org is one of the greatest gifts of life! Our family dynamic is entirely uplifting, mindful, inspiring, exciting, harmonious and peaceful all rolled into one. We have a number of favourite family meals and both girls are becoming rather adventurous eaters. They’re happy to eat cultured/fermented vegetables with 1. Liver f rom eth every meal, which in the beginning ically rais meat an ed grass was a hard sell, but now they eat d poultr fed y ! 2. Virgin it without any issues. They’re both coconut oil! always eager to learn about where 3. Egg or duck egg their food has come from and how yolks! 4. Ethica lly raised it affects their growing bodies and , grass fe poultry a d meat, it gives us great pleasure to watch nd wild c aught su fish! stainable them consciously developing an 5. Fibrou all important connection to food. s, season al, ethica vegetab Meatballs are definitely a popular lly farme les like k d ale, broc cauliflow dish for us because we all get coli, er, zucch ini and f cultured involved with the preparation ermente veggies d/ too.

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Food as Medicine for Body, Soul and Planet

FOR THOSE OF YOU SEEKING SELF-MASTERY AND BETTER PATHWAYS TO HEALTH AND HEALING, THERE OFTEN EXISTS MUCH UNCERTAINTY AROUND FOOD CHOICES.

WORDS PAULA CARTWRIGHT, ND at Premier Chiropractic at Emporio

BODY In recent years there has been a trend within the health conscious population away from the traditional naturopathic style of a ‘whole food plant-based’ diet, toward a high animal protein, high fat diet. In my opinion a ‘whole food plantbased’ diet is the key to good health and longevity as proven by thousands of comprehensive studies from all over the world, including the largest nutritional study ever conducted, ‘The China Study’ by Professor T. Colin Campbell, and the most recent study out of Sydney University published this year, which found that high animal protein diets were almost as bad for your health as smoking. A whole food plant-based diet is both the prevention and the cure to the common and deadly diseases that scourge our society. It is the basis of the treatment used by all the famous healing institutes around the world that regularly ‘cure’ terminal patients using diet alone.

Be assured that any nutritive substances found in animal products (including protein) can easily be obtained by eating plant foods. After all that is where the animal sourced the nutrient in the first place. Clinically I guide my patients towards reducing their consumption of animal foods and replacing them with appropriate plant-based whole foods. It is so rewarding to see the immediate benefits to their bodies. Reduced inflammation, improved digestion, clearer skin, more energy, better moods and weight loss are just some of the benefits, and all the while enjoying delicious and nourishing foods. SOUL A new term ‘Carnism’ has emerged. Carnism describes how we choose to love one animal (dogs for example) and eat another (cows). It is based on our conditioning from birth rather than being an innate human trait and varies significantly between races. In other countries they would eat dogs and revere cows.

Carnism also describes the way we choose to remain ignorant of, or even accept as okay, the shocking realities of animal agriculture. We would never murder our pets or personally subject an animal to torture and misery, yet by consuming animal products we are supporting the torture of billions of animals around the world every year. By choosing to eat a plant-based diet we are aligning consciously with our soul intention of kindness and love. PLANET The human appetite for animal flesh is a driving force behind virtually every major category of environmental damage now threatening the human future – deforestation, erosion, fresh water scarcity, air and water pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss, social injustice (six million children starving to death annually), the destabilisation of communities, and the spread of disease. Animal agriculture is simply not sustainable for the future of this planet. A healthy body, soul and planet begins on your plate.

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Medical Intuition –

Food, Your Stomach and its Consciousness

WORDS JEAN SHEEHAN, Principal – Millennium Education

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ho would have thought that real fulfilment is stored in the stomach? It is integral to understand the stomach body consciousness first. From a Medical Intuitive point of view, the stomach is all about digestion of life, intolerance, rejection, and the conscious mind. For the stomach, life is food and all that we are conscious of and all our learning lessons need to be digested. It is best to give an example of one of my American clients. John, a 44-year-old man (name changed for confidentiality) was experiencing intolerance to wheat and vomited if he had any. He had been checked for celiac disease but he was all clear and all other medical tests could not find what was wrong. During the session he shared that he always felt rejected when he had to lecture at work. He thought he was being judged and his perception of what others thought of him was ‘small minded’ or not conscious. He was well-respected and admired but

John could not see it. The story he kept digesting was that he was a failure when it came to teaching. His conscious mind (stomach) needed to be empty (rejection and vomiting) so that John could selfrealise he was actually admired. The rejection he felt was of himself. As we went deeper this story originated from nine years old when he had to speak in a school play and was laughed at by a boy. Just prior to that he had eaten a doughnut (wheat). His stomach had digested that when he publicly speaks, he would be rejected and not tolerated. And each time he lectured his stomach was helping him to be more conscious and digest life as seeing he was admired. Once John came to this awareness, he reflected on what people were saying after his presentations and digesting the new story. He was consciously digesting that he was fully accepted and he acknowledged their compliments. The old feelings of

rejection and not being tolerated left his body. Oh, and by the way he was able to eat wheat again as the old story was gone. His body couldn’t connect wheat and public speaking as bad anymore. John’s journey continued and he became the Rep teaching for his employer. He was totally fulfilled in life on all levels. So remember your thoughts, your perception, how you interpret life and your experiences are all FOOD for your mind, body, spirit to digest and be really conscious of. The more you see the love and beauty in everything the more fulfilled you will be. And if not, review how you are digesting the ‘story/action’. Are you tolerant/ broadminded/flexible? Are you rejecting yourself and interpreting it as others rejecting you? Your stomach will talk to you always. And most of all bless and thank all life/food for what you are about to receive. AbsoluteEmpowerment.com

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Good Mood Food WORDS SUZI LE FANUE

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e all know that food can affect our weight, skin, cardiovascular system and energy, but did you know it can significantly affect your mood and mind? There is always more that can be done in correcting your diet for mental stamina, calmness, clarity, motivation and happiness. A diet centred around food for mood should include eating ideally grain free, increasing high nutrient value foods, significantly increasing the fats your brain loves and increasing fermented foods. Neurotransmitters are made from a huge range of nutrient cofactors, but the most clinically significant nutrients that are often low are zinc, vitamin B6 and magnesium. These nutrients are all essential for the formation of serotonin, dopamine and GABA. A naturally colourful, diversified vegetable loaded diet with a good level of proteins will ensure these vitamins are available. Why reduce the grains for a happy mind? Grains contain lectins, a known gut irritant, and phytic acid, which

inhibit bioavailability of nutrients needed for neurotransmitter production. Grains are often heavily farmed, so often are nutrient poor. And most importantly they almost always take place of what should be vegetables thus reducing mood boosting nutrient intake. The first questions I often get asked is, “Will I get constipated if I reduce grains?” Yes you may, but that is not normal. If you are constipated it is probably because you have either not increased your vegetable intake enough, you have not had enough water or your gut flora and/or enzyme activity is out of balance. In which case it is best to see a practitioner as there are many physiological factors that need addressing as one diet does not fit every single person. Fermented foods are becoming so popular and for good reason. Kefir, sauerkraut, Kombucha and Kimchi are all superb examples of imputing good bacteria into your gut. Bacteria help with increasing your nutrient absorption, providing precursors for neurotransmitters, balancing

inflammatory responses and digestion of your food. It is well documented that gut bacteria can indeed affect our mental state. The more of the good bacteria that are there, the more in favour your microbiome is for a happy mental state. Your brain is mostly made of fat so it is important to include plenty of good fats in your diet. Omega 3 fats fatty acids, naturally high in seafood, is a key nutrient in nerve function. Research shows us that omega 3s can significantly reduce inflammation in the body, and inflammation has been implicated as a contributing factor of many psychological imbalances. How you feed your gut, is how you are feeding your mind. Make your diet naturally colourful, eat foods that are not processed, eat plenty of vegetables, drink copious amounts of water, eat moderate protein and plenty of good fats. The results can be transformational! integratedwellnessclinic.com.au

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Get Back to Greens WORDS JOANNE THAM, Morlife Food Technologist and Nutritionist

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or thousands of years, traditions have been passed through generations on the healthimproving and healing properties that various foods can impact our body. This can be seen when we observe how the ancient Chinese, ancient Greeks, and the Aztecs relate their diet to the physiological benefit each food carries. The ancient Chinese are known to incorporate herbs like gingko and ginseng in their dishes not just for its beautiful flavour and aroma, but also to strengthen their immunity and overall wellness, especially so in the bitter cold of winter. The Aztecs were yet another great example of incorporating large portions of fresh vegetables and fruits in their daily diet. They also discovered the wonderful and medicinal use of chocolate and its high antioxidant content! Despite the hundred years of ‘generation gap’ and rapid development of our society, the interest in nutritional and natural medicine is growing faster than ever. One of the easiest ways to

achieve wellness is simply by selecting the right type of foods our body requires to function effectively. A high intake of fresh produce like green leafy vegetables which are especially rich in alkalising minerals have shown to be beneficial for us as it balances our body’s pH levels, ensuring we are kept alkalised and energised. Spinach, kale and green leafy sprouts are just some of the common greens we incorporate in our daily meals. These vegetables contain a rich source of chlorophyll – the green pigment in plants that is highly alkalising and also provides a spectrum of vitamins and minerals needed for our body’s cellular growth and repair. Taking nutritional medicine to the next level, there are some greens that carry both nutritional and therapeutic effects. One example is seaweed, which is commonly eaten by the Japanese as a cool veggie salad and is now gaining popularity in the West for its refreshing taste. Seaweed contains fucoidan which has shown to carry antiinflammatory and immunity-boosting properties, increasing our tolerance

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Judgment or Joy?

Food.

WORDS MAX ZOULEK, CFMW, Naturopath, Not Doctor

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s a naturopath and someone who has been pushed to confront my own choices through disease, I have been through many diets, regimes and food systems over the past 10 years! My good friend and fellow Not Doctor, Liam Phillips, had also created disease in his body and brought himself to the brink of death to discover what choices were truly harming him… all the while going through dietary regimes and struggling with food searching for a solution. Before we discovered a different possibility with our bodies, you could easily say that we were ‘food Nazis’ and were determined to get it right with food, our bodies and our lives. Have you ever thought you could eat the right thing, have the right diet and never face the ‘wrongness’ of disease? What if there was no such thing as ‘getting it right’? What if ‘right’ and

‘wrong’ were simply an invention… a lie that kept you from knowing what really works for you? Even if that looks different to everybody else! For example… you are going to dinner with a group of your friends and are at the most amazing Italian restaurant in your area. But… you have just learnt that eggplant and tomatoes are high in salicylates, red meat clogs your arteries and wheat is grown with a bunch of chemicals! Aaahhhh! Now you feel overwhelmed by the consequences of your choices and have even lost your appetite. Wherever did the joy of food go?! What if there was no problem? What if you could follow your body’s awareness of what it requires and desires? Here’s a simple trick to make it easier… ask your body what it would like to eat. Is it actually hungry?… or is it telling you something else? Are you thirsty, does your body want a particular nutrient, does your body require some exercise or a specific energy?

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What is underneath

Food Allergies?

WORDS JANE TREDREA

OK, so you can’t have eggs, wheat, dairy or soy and you’re allergic to salicylates. So what can you eat?” said my friend, “I don’t know. I suppose pear, celery and beans?” I said. Thirty years ago and I had just come from the naturopaths. I was devastated but determined to stick to the diet I was given until my symptoms went away. Thank God things are different these days. These days I have no allergies. Why? Because of Dr Devi Nambudripad. She discovered a 21st century treatment for allergies. And now clients that were said to be allergic to substances can have them back in their daily life with no symptoms. It is a system which is non invasive and very accurate. Using Kinesiology’s muscle testing, the practitioner finds all the

allergies or sensitivities then proceeds to clear them one by one by tapping on certain acupressure points while the client is holding the allergen. After 25 hours of avoidance to that food, the client comes back to be checked to see if they have cleared that allergen. If it has cleared it is re-introduced into the diet and the next allergen is done and so on. A 30-year-old female who loved her wine but couldn’t drink it came to see me. She was found to be allergic to sulphur Dioxide or 220. After clearing her using NAET she was able to drink wine and was so happy to be able to socially drink again. Food can be your medicine but it can also be your enemy. Seemingly simple foods which other people can

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THIS IS A STORY OF ONE FAMILY’S HEALING JOURNEY. DAVID WAS REDIAGNOSED WITH A BRAIN TUMOUR IN 2007, TANYA WITH CERVICAL CANCER IN 2010 AND IN 2011 THEIR DOG CAFFERY WAS DIAGNOSED WITH BONE CANCER IN HIS JAW. THEIR QUESTION WAS SIMPLE, “HOW DO WE HEAL OURSELVES?”

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oday they are all healthy, enjoying a renewed sense of life and assisting others to tune in and listen to the ever present intuitive wisdom that guides all of us. David and Tanya are both John of God crystal light bed custodians, and yoga and meditation teachers. Additionally, David works as a Journey Therapy and Presence Facilitator. Tanya also owns the herbal dispensary at the Maleny Holistic Health Centre and is studying to be a naturopath. Their journey didn’t go the way they planned. And yet they feel like it went exactly to plan. Have you experienced being in a doctor’s room and being told that you have cancer? You may have three options: 1. Surgery, 2. Radiation, 3. Chemotherapy. Next, if you don’t take the option/options you’re told you could die. Your mind is terrified! Albert Einstein once said: “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the

Peaceful Paths rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift.” So that’s what they did. They openly listened to everybody’s advice, and then they honoured the gift (their intuition). The journey was not easy! They followed naturopathic and ayurvedic diets, did yoga, meditation, ‘The Journey’ and crystal light bed treatments. David went to Brazil to see Saint John of God, a world-renowned medium and psychic surgeon. Oprah Winfrey and millions of others have witnessed the miracles of this man who says, “I do not cure anybody. God heals, and in his infinite goodness permits the Entities (Spirit Doctors and Saints) to heal and console my brothers.” Saint John of God told David that he would remove the brain tumour but he was to come back to see him in

two and a half years’ time. A later MRI scan showed the tumour was of no immediate concern. Tanya reduced the wide spread of cancer but eventually intuition guided her to radiation and chemotherapy. Caffery had surgery. Who can say why some people have such great success with natural therapies and faith healing, and others have surgery, radiation or chemotherapy? They can only comment on their experience and say that what Albert Einstein believed, so do they. Interestingly, while their outer journey has been challenging, the gift of quite inner knowing has led them down safe peaceful paths. DAVID and TANYA will be showing “HEALING”, a DVD on the miracles and mysteries of John of God, as well as offering complementary crystal light bed experiences, at the Lift Gallery Sunday May 11th, 9am-5pm. For more information visit: malenyholistichealth.com.au

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connection and all of these teenagers were like angels when working with Jill and her snakes. Eventually, Jill provided animal assisted therapy with her snakes, including working with people with phobias, anxiety and even people who had been bitten. The results were powerful, helping people face their fears and build confidence and selfesteem. This is the power of snake medicine that Jill wants to share through a groundbreaking transformational workshop called Heaven & Earth that she will present with good friend Moira Mac. Moira is a soul whisperer who ‘downloads’ information from the heavens. Together they work with the transformational energy of the serpent, said to be the keeper of ancient knowledge. Moira also connects to the rainbow serpent, relating the colours and energy to the human chakra system and the awakening of the kundalini to reveal the ancient secrets within. With a background in teaching and

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Shine Bright like a Diamond

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s a child I would bury myself in a book, or wander alone amongst the giant horses in the forest behind my house (they were Clydesdales and I was 10!). Sometimes I really wanted to just crawl into a secret hidey hole and escape the ‘noise’ around me. As a teenager, I would still find solace in my books and seek the quiet companionship of animals, but I also added walking to my escapist repertoire. I walked, alone in my thoughts, breathing in my surroundings like oxygen. Being alone was always the key, because once home I had to resume my navigation through the erratic energy of my childhood home life. I didn’t know I was an introvert, I didn’t even know what an introvert was. It just felt like I was different, and not in a good way. School could be such a minefield. I remember being in what was labelled a ‘difficult’ class – lots of

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boys and some very tough girls. My reticent personality made me a target for some of my more dominating classmates. Back then I wished I could find a response to match, but I just didn’t have it in me. I only wanted peace, harmony and for everyone to get along. My teacher was my saviour. He focused on my strengths (reading, writing and drawing) and he encouraged me to shine brightly in those areas. Jump forward to present day and I’m still by nature, an introvert. But I have really challenged myself to explore what I thought were my outermost limits as ‘the introvert’. Personal transformation has led me to accept that there are times when it is necessary for me to be in the spotlight. It’s a wonderful way to share my message and ignite the flame of transformation in others. Although it is still quite terrifying for me to ‘put myself out there’ amongst people I barely know, I recognise that

being able to share my knowledge and journey allows me to do what I adore, genuinely connect with people. I love to hear people’s stories, ask about their lives, share insights and be REAL. My surrender means I accept myself, as just myself. I still read, walk our dogs daily and spend time around my horse. I’ve also added regular meditation; yoga and energy work to my life because I understand that giving myself the space to breathe and just Be, energises me to my soul. This in turn means I can be the heartfelt giver, healer, confidante and mentor, I am. All of those aspects of me that people are drawn to and feel safe enough with to share their deepest feelings, their fears, their hopes, dreams and desires. So when it comes down to it, it doesn’t matter whether I’m an introvert, extrovert, or somewhere in between. The key is in being me. That is my diamond and I encourage you to find yours. jeannamariee.com.au

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What if you could

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ave you ever thought about how your memories drive your actions and direct the way your life is heading? Did you ever try to work out why things are not going the way you would like them to? Has it ever crossed your mind that there might be something wrong with you? Here is the truth: there is absolutely nothing wrong with you. You just know how to successfully produce whatever feelings you are feeling right now as you are reading this article. Not your spouse, not your friends, not your mother. It is YOU that creates them. Although you might not be consciously aware of why you have these feelings, your unconscious mind knows exactly what is going on. You see, we all have something I call the programmer or organiser within us. This system accumulates all past memories,

experiences and feelings and it makes programmes out of them. Even the ones that we don’t remember. Once the programme starts you fall into a trance, which is your mind’s ability to imagine and to feel as if it was real right now. But how can I change the memories that I hold within if I can’t even remember some of them, I hear you ask. Where do I start to release all the negative blocks and emotions, so I can move on and really live the life I have always dreamed of? How do I let go of all my fears and doubts that I know are holding me back, but don’t know where their roots are? And who will I be when I get rid of certain parts of my personality? The answer is fairly simple. You will still be you, just a happier, more peaceful and loving version of yourself. So, if you are tired of being sick and tired all the time and

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HOLISTIC KIDS AND PARENTS

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believe children should be recognised as teachers, more so than they presently are. They are born into life, completely unique, to then progressively lose track of who they really are. I just did a yoga class with my ‘character filled’ six-year-old, Kaia. She sweetly put her mat right next to mine, found her own versions of the postures, lay like a rag doll along my back and did ‘her thing’ crawling under Dad’s downward-facing dog, giving me passionate kisses until she realised that Daddy’s lips are sweaty! We have strongly encouraged Kaia to be herself and to be aware since birth. We have three older daughters to learn from, all learning to navigate peergroup and life pressure, as they learn to be natural and true. Their happiness and misery comes from fitting in as much from standing out.

I am sure no family in the world has the exact same things happening ever. Even though some journeys appear the same, each one has its own unique ‘signature’ (sign-a-nature). Are we natural? So guess what? The key to healthy parenting, family, work and life choices comes from being truly yourself (your nature). Our purpose for living and the way we discover ‘our dream’ comes from looking within to who we really are and seeing what we are willing to compromise. Too many people look to work, prestige, power, possessions, competition, recognition, looks and sex for a false sense of self confidence. You can tell if a person is natural, egotistical, or a mixture of both by how they come across – sponsored by the food and drink they create the body with, and the thoughts they nurture! So, “How to be yourself?” – this question has increasingly struck a chord with people in society as we learn what sustains us.

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Q: How can I get my children to eat healthy? Is there something I can do? A: The easiest way to change the way children eat food is with the power of thought and intention! I know this sounds really easy and so simple and yet it works every time. I teach it and do it for my family. Let’s commence at the basics and science level. Thoughts are energy and we each have a natural gift or radar to tune in to these thoughts that are projected. For example if whilst I am chopping up the vegetables for my children and I am thinking negative thoughts about what a bad day I had, worrying if the children will eat the vegetables and lastly saying to myself ‘they probably won’t eat these anyway’ – guess what? I have just created that outcome with my thoughts. At dinner time the children will ‘feel/sense’ this and make your words/ thoughts come true. Yes it is the law of attraction but also projection. Thoughts are energy and as humans we tap in to

all energy not necessarily understanding it. Those thoughts gel or connect anything and everything including food. No you do not have to be psychic – it happens to everyone and everything. It is important to be conscious of what you are buying, cutting, chopping, cooking, preparing and serving when dealing with food. How you do it is by thinking love thoughts, seeing the family enjoying and then using your imagination. I actually pretend to sprinkle ‘love’ in to the food. When the children were younger I had a pot which I decorated saying LOVE and it was my ‘secret love potion’ and I would ‘sprinkle’ the love whilst cooking and the children would watch. They always commented how yummy the food was no matter what it was and even as teenagers and now adults. Presentation of food is important. If the food looks clean, colourful and presented in a fun way, anyone will eat it. For example, my boys could not eat

wheat but we still had pasta which was made from grated carrot lightly stir fried and covered in home-made tomato sauce. Consciously creating an ambiance will inspire them to eat. What is the energy like around dinner time? Are there candles? Soft music? Is it peaceful and inviting for dinner? If not then make it happen, as that is so much better for the digestive tract and also children will want to come and eat when it’s inviting. The key is to be very conscious of your thoughts and actions and create what you want and they will want that too. Allow the children depending on what age to help create the space and environment too with flowers, cloth napkins, making hand drawn placemats and anything that makes any meal time a time of joy and connection. Do you have a question for Jean about your child or teenager? Email: jsheehan@AbsoluteEmpowerment.com

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MOVE YOUR BODY

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ensegrity Pilates situated in the beautiful hinterland of the Sunshine Coast offers a range of mat classes with varying degrees of difficulty together with Pilates equipment sessions. Our aim is to blend the current developments in health research into therapeutic exercises based on the principles of the Pilates Method, to provide the best possible outcome for each client. In our studio you start with a one-hour private initial assessment. We will examine your posture, enquire about your history and ask about your exercise goals. We will then guide you through a Pilates workout where we will assess your physical condition and design a programme to suit your needs. Then, each session is by appointment and lasts one hour. Within a small group you will continue to be guided, monitored and progressed on an individual basis. Or you may choose to join one of our energetic Garuda Pilates Mat classes

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on the deck in our bush setting. We emphasise ‘core stability’ which is vital in providing support to joints and forms the basis of your strength as well as your back care. As appropriate, we will work on strength, flexibility, posture and body awareness using a variety of creative and energising exercises. We’re passionate about your health and education – we’re here to improve your fitness or assist you to deal with an injury or challenging condition such as Osteoporosis or Breast Cancer recovery. “Did you know that a woman’s risk of osteo-related fracture is greater than her risk of cervical and breast cancer combined?” The issue of osteoporosis comes up a lot in our Pilates studio. Throughout our lives our bones constantly change. This process is actually called bone remodelling, where old bone is reabsorbed into the body with the help of cells called osteoclasts. The human skeleton reaches its maximum bone mass and density around ages 20-30,

after which bone removal begins to occur faster than bone production. Getting enough calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D combined with proper exercise is necessary to prevent osteoporosis. Even once you have a diagnosis, these factors will help decrease your likelihood of fracture and prevent further bone loss. Pilates is a method that requires bones to resist the forces of gravity and may be done standing, sitting or lying down. The resistance provided by the springs on the specialist Pilates equipment provides a truly beneficial challenge and assistance for balance. The less you fall the less your risk of wrist or hip fracture. Equally challenging is returning to exercise after breast cancer. Pilates can provide a gentle reintroduction to movement at any stage of recovery. If you can lie on your back and breathe, you can start Pilates! tensegritytraining.com.au

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MOVE YOUR BODY

Why should you celebrate WORDS DR ERIC SLEAD

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Spinal Health Week?

id you know that the average person will spend 32 years of their lifetime sitting? That’s

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MINDFULNESS AND CONTEMPLATION

Healing your Soul WORDS RICHARD GIAKOUMIS

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n our lives, there are only two basic motivating forces or emotions. They are fear and love. Emotions like anger, sadness, frustration and judgment are fear; and emotions like joy, peace, gratitude and happiness are all love. We need love not only for others but also for ourselves. We must learn to love ourselves first in all our brilliance and imperfections before we can fully open our ability to love others. To live a life full of love we must release our fears. Fear-based emotions can cause illness in the body. Research tells us stress can cause heart problems and other fears can lead to cancer, autoimmune disease and more. Once we identify and release the fears we find that our lives improve dramatically. By releasing fear, we allow

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MINDFULNESS AND CONTEMPLATION

Joyful

Mindfulness

WORDS MICHELLE LIGHTWORKER

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he funny thing about being mindful is that we become very aware of how we truly feel. We may feel unpleasant feelings initially. At the commencement of our journey of enlightenment towards wholeness, the more ‘in our body’ and grounded we are, the less joy we may feel. This phenomenon is based on the fact that we have emotional baggage and other unresolved traumas or life contracts we have yet to unravel. When we allow ourselves to be more grounded through exercise, meditation and mind-full activities, we may get an unpleasant shock at first. We may want to run, as it all feels too much. One of my youngest Lightworker Practitioner students who is only 19 told me how she felt more aware of her fear now that she was more in her body. For her, becoming aware of the fear that her body was carrying was

enlightening. Once she actually felt the fear that had been there all along, she was able to do something about it. This brought a feeling of joy and relief. True empowerment no less. So with all the pain, fear and unresolved emotions going on in our very human abode, how do we reconcile it with joy? My answer to that is simple. The more we connect with the divine light in us, the more we will feel joy. The more we are connected, the more we see the baggage and emotional residue as temporal. We don’t see it as our infinite destiny! We are able to step back, take a breath and go ‘aahh’. We breathe out, see the bigger picture and we literally have those enlightened ‘aha’ moments. Joy is a bi-product of our connection to what is real, true and infinite. True joy that is! False joy seeking lights up the pleasure centre in

our brain but this can also be a coverup for deep voids within. Therein lies the food addiction trap. The essence of true joy is connecting with our Higher Self and the Everyday Lightworker in us all. Once we discover and practise our connection with the divine, we are able to see the world through a new enlightened and nourishing lens. We have chosen every experience to learn every lesson we’ve learnt. We are who we are from every moment in time we have lived. Our consciousness, freedom and light grows day by day, no matter what our present situation looks like. This brings with it a smile and a reassurance that all is indeed always well. We are all winners – even through loss! This is the kind of mindfulness that connects us with our joy. No matter what. site.lightworkerreflections.com

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Self-Compassion WORDS CAMERON AGGS

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e live in a world of constant challenges and daily setbacks. Life throws up no shortage of difficulty and pain, and there is no way to escape. I think this is as true for you as it is for me. I think it has always been this way. Going back even a few hundred years, life for the early settlers in Australia was very tough. Tougher than I’ll ever know. Today we live arguably much more fortunate lives. And yet I don’t know that psychologically, we are any better off. In certain respects, maintaining a continuity of emotional wellbeing may be harder now than ever before. Think about the utter complexity of life now since the advent of smart phones, social media and the milieu of modern living. Nothing in the hundreds of thousands of years of homeo sapien evolution has prepared our central nervous systems to cope with the flow of information-technology which our brain’s are now being called upon to

handle as part of our basic lives. Whilst technology and complexity continues to increase demands on us at an accelerating rate, our relationships are in certain respects more fractured than ever before. This places a very high level of demand on us. Fortunately awareness about psychological distress is improving – and experiencing mental ill-health is becoming increasingly less stigmatised. Nonetheless, there are very significant gaps regarding the strains of modern living and the resources we have to cope with it. This provides a compelling rationale for self compassion. In my work as a psychologist, I am often struck and saddened by just how poorly our culture does self-compassion. Each of us have parts in our lives, which when activated by a thought, memory, or life event, taps us into those places inside where we experience pain. When experiencing my pain, I find the following helps:

1. Make my breathing conscious. I start with 3 or 4 deep, long and slow breaths. Deep, long and slow. The belly should expand as you do this. 2. Identify the emotional feeling and name it (fear, nervousness, sadness, irritation, anger, frustration and so on). Name it and Tame it. 3. Give it a space. It is already here: Might as well feel it! 4. Remind yourself that this is a temporary mental event – which will peak and pass soon enough. For now the challenge is to just ride it out with a sense of inner kindness, space and compassion. 5. Seek professional help if you feel like your pain is too much for you to handle by yourself. Lifeline on 13 11 14 is a service full of people who are just trained to listen deeply. A good psychotherapy relationship is worth its wonderful weight in gold. mindfultherapy.com.au

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MINDFULNESS AND CONTEMPLATION

How to be more like a

Toddler

WORDS MARY-LOU STEPHENS

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ave you ever seen what toddlers do when life bumps up against them unexpectedly? They might have just fallen over on their padded bottoms or experienced some other small event that didn’t entirely delight them. They haven’t hurt themselves, they’ve just been given a bit of a surprise. What happens next is very interesting – and every parent, grandparent, aunty or uncle, or anyone who’s had anything to do with toddlers will recognise this – they don’t do anything. Just for a second they pause. It’s as if their minds are doing a little damage report – “What just happened? Am I hurt? Is it bad? Should I cry? Should I scream the house down?” And what we do next can make all the difference. If we react, run to them, start fussing over them then you can guarantee that yes, they will start crying and yes they will probably scream the house down. But if we don’t react, if we stay calm they will almost always pick themselves up and within moments be

exploring and laughing again. We can learn a lot from toddlers. What happens when life bumps up against us? Something we want hasn’t happened. Something we didn’t want has happened. A friend lets us down. Our boss berates us. Someone we don’t even know is rude to us. We get cut off in traffic. We have to wait way too long in a queue. We don’t win the prize, the girl, the accolades, the contract. What do we do? We react. We defend, justify, complain. We go on the attack. We try to make the other person feel as bad as we do. We plot our revenge. Or we pretend to shrug it off while inside we’re seething in anger and resentment. And so here we are. Something bad has happened. We’ve reacted. And now we feel even worse. We are that toddler screaming and crying. We are not having fun. We are not free to explore. We’ve turned that little bump into a major catastrophe. So what’s the alternative? We can pause – like that toddler. There

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is a small space between experiencing something in our lives and reacting to it. For most of us that space hardly exists. Something happens to us and we instantly go into reaction. Once there we are left with no choice. But if we pause, if we give ourselves that space, we have choice and that is a powerful thing. Through meditation we learn that we don’t have to be driven by automatic reactions. We come out of the habit pattern of our minds, the endless treadmill of cause and effect, and get enough space to look around and go “What do I really want to choose here?”. Meditation works because it gives us more space, even if it’s just the length of an intake of breath. Space to be and space to choose. Just like that toddler, with a world of infinite possibilities to explore and enjoy. MARY-LOU STEPHENS is the author of Sex, Drugs and Meditation. Find out more at maryloustephens.com.au

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ECO, ORGANIC, BEAUTY AND STYLE

Why Organic Cotton? with Amanda Rootsey

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f you are reading this magazine, then it’s pretty likely that you are careful with the type of foods that you eat and monitor the toxins in your cleaning products around the home. With that in mind, it’s just as important to be aware of the chemicals that can be in your clothing. After all, the skin is the largest organ on the body! Conventional cotton consumes approximately 25% of the world’s insecticides and more than 10% of the world’s pesticides. That’s a lot of chemicals! These are often sprayed on to the cotton plants using aerial sprays, which means that there is a likelihood of the chemicals also drifting in to other areas, affecting the environment, waterways, animals and humans living nearby. The Environmental Protection Agency considers seven of the top 15 pesticides used on cotton in 2000 in the United States as “possible,”

“likely,” “probable,” or “known” human carcinogens. So what? Cotton is such a huge part of our existence, not just our wardrobe. You can find it in the thirsty towel that dries you after a morning shower, your personal care products such as tampons, in the soft sheets you sleep in at night, in the absorbent diaper that keeps your baby comfortable and of course in your favourite t-shirt. These chemicals can still be present in these products, long after you purchase them. What is organic cotton? Organic cotton is grown without the use of pesticides, insecticides or toxic fertilisers. For this reason, more effort needs to be put in to replenishing and maintaining soil fertility and building biologically diverse agriculture. How does a brand become certified? In order to gain certification, thirdparty organisations must assess and approve the entire process. According to Australian Certified Organic (ACO), “A cotton operation has to have

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What does

ECO, ORGANIC, BEAUTY AND STYLE

Beauty mean to you? WORDS KIM MORRISON

Beauty means makeup,’ says sevenyear-old Charlie. ‘Beauty is no makeup,’ says eight-year-old Lennox. When you ask children what they think beauty is, their answers are so pure, to the point and so innocent. ‘Beauty is my mum and my dad.’ ‘Beauty is God.’ ‘Beauty is compassion.’ There is so much meaning, yet so few words are needed. It is the truth, from the heart and so real. An absolute favorite of mine came from a six-year-old girl called Mia who said ‘Beauty is being yourself but with a sparkle.’ She sums it up so beautifully. It is not about hair colour, height, weight, size or even age. It is about that inner spark, that inner glow that makes someone beautiful. I have to agree. In fact I love it so much it has become the byline of Twenty8 Essentials. It is what I truly believe is at the core of this chemical-free aromatherapy and skincare range. To be clear, Twenty8 is not some quick-fix, unsubstantiated, pseudonatural skincare range. It is not about dry skin, oily or combination skin. Nor

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ECO, ORGANIC, BEAUTY AND STYLE

Skin Food

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WORDS GABBY SCOTT

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ost of us are aware that our skin is a living, breathing organ, however it’s not everyday that we view it as a means to supplement nutritional deficiencies. One deficiency that has been the focus of many studies recently is that of magnesium: even if we eat what we consider to be a healthy diet, the depletion of magnesium in our soils has led to a drastic reduction in our foods. Also, cooking and processing foods depletes magnesium. As most forms of internally supplemented magnesium are notoriously difficult for our bodies to digest, studies have focused recently on other means of absorbing it, particularly through the skin (transdermally). Dr Carolyn Dean, author of The Magnesium Miracle, states that if you were to take only one supplement for your health, magnesium would be the one to choose. Being involved in the function of around 325 enzymes, there is not a single system in the body that is capable of functioning as designed without magnesium. Strong bones, restful sleep, healthy muscle function and repair, a healthy heart and optimal brain function, are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the advantages of magnesium supplementation. And the exciting news is that transdermal applications in the form of spray or creams have been proven to be the most effective way to supplement. True skin food as medicine!

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ANCIENT GOLD! How Will Honey Help Your Pet? NATURAL ANIMAL CARE

WORDS DR ALISTER WEBSTER

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oney has been used as an ancient remedy for centuries with scientific studies confirming its medicinal benefits in recent times. Long known for its anti-bacterial properties and specifically for wound management in humans, today science is showing that the same benefits may be enjoyed for wound treatment in pets with Australian vets and pet owners turning to the sweet remedy for animals. Research has found that medicalgrade honey, and specifically Manuka honey, yielded from the Leptospermum species plant, has many beneficial properties supporting the natural healing of wounds, cuts and burns and also assists in reducing infections. A 2013 study published in the Equine Veterinary Journal looked at the Antimicrobial Activity of Honey for Common Horse Wounds. It found Manuka honey was effective against all 10 common microbes in horse wounds including bugs like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) and

Staphylococcus epidermis (MRSE). The study backs up earlier research by the University of Sydney that showed a simple application of honey to horses’ leg wounds results in smaller wound sizes and faster healing time. Proper wound management is vital to a pet’s health to stop the incidence of scarring and more serious wound conditions. Until recently only a select numbers of veterinary practices were using medical-honey for wound management / care. Now PAW by Blackmores’ Manuka Wound Gel™, a medical-grade product is available over the counter and contains beneficial properties that helps to clean and protect the wound while stimulating the healing process. The gel is a sterile medical grade wound dressing made from 80 per cent Manuka Honey, natural nourishing oil and additional natural waxes added to help reduce the run off and support comfortable dressing changes. It creates a 100% natural protective

barrier which helps protect the wound, cut or burn and is an excellent choice for wound management. It is beneficial on surface wounds, abrasions and grazes, cuts and lacerations, puncture wounds as well as burns. The effect of using Manuka on wounds also helps to maintain natural wound pH, removes malodour and reduces external bacterial infection. With no added chemical ingredients, this topical treatment works to protect the skin and prevent further infection from occurring. It is important to know that a medical-grade honey should be used when treating pet or animal wounds instead of any pantry stored honey to ensure no contamination and spore forming on the vulnerable open wound area. It is advised to seek out the opinion of a vet who can assess the wound and recommend the necessary treatment. pawbyblackmores.com

KK’S HOLISTIC VETERINARY SERVICE Dr. Kaori Kanemitsu BVSc, CVCH, CVA (獣医師金光香―西洋&東洋獣医学の免 許取得) Specialises in: Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine including Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture, Food Therapy, Tui-na (Medical Massage) HOUSE CALLS AVAILABLE BASED ON THE SUNSHINE COAST (no extra house call charge within 20km of Noosa)

Email: drkk@sunshinecoastvet.com.au

PHONE: 0401 373 603 (日本語でも相談受け付けます。症例により スカイプ診断可能。)

9am-6pm Monday to Saturday

(except public holidays unless emergency)

www.sunshinecoastvet.com.au /KK’s Holistic Veterinary Service

“It matters not whether medicine is old or new, so long as it brings about a care. It matters not whether theories are Eastern or Western, so long as they prove to be true.” – Jen Hsou Lin, DVM Holistic Bliss | MAY 2014 |

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NATURAL ANIMAL CARE

East Meets West – Holistic Pets!

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eterinary work is something Dr Kaori Kanemitsu has been passionate about for many years. It was almost 13 years ago when she came to Australia from Japan to follow her dreams. And after some struggle with studying language and vet science at the same time, she successfully graduated from Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland in 2007. After working at veterinary hospitals, doing emergency work in Toowoomba,

Brisbane and Tewantin, she finally decided to follow her heart to provide a unique business “KK’s Holistic Veterinary Service” on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Dr Kaori was exposed to Eastern medicine from a young age. Her great-grandmother was a strong influence and was part of why she chose to study Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine (TCVM). Dr Kaori also learned TCVM from a world class practitioner, Dr Huisheng Xie in USA. She is now both a certified Veterinary Herbal Medicine Practitioner and internationally certified Veterinary Acupuncturist and there are only a few in Queensland. She has a strong interest in treating cancer patients with TCVM as there are numerous side effects from radiation/

chemotherapy. “I personally believe that TCVM gives much better quality of life and longer life span to those patients. I have treated many cancer patients with lots of happy smiles with much better/ increased quality of life,” she said. Dr Kaori is dedicated to the field and continues to spread her message with a local and international audience. Last year she gave a presentation at the International TCVM conference in Spain which was very successful and she is attending and presenting another TCVM conference in Taiwan this August. On a local level, Dr Kaori runs a house call vet service called “KK’s Holistic Veterinary Service” and also can be seen on Monday and Tuesday and occasionally Saturday at the Maple Street Vet in Cooroy. Why home services? Dr Kaori said, “Our furry patients are either too stressed coming into a clinic or too fragile to be transferred. I would like to give a house call service to those animals, giving them an opportunity to be treated at home.” To make contact with DR KAORI email: drkk@sunshinecoastvet.com.au

Natural Vet on the Sunshine Coast • All the diagnostic and surgical facilities of a normal vet clinic • Emergency 24-hour service • Dr Garry Bright BVSc Lic Ac – Specialises in Yin / Ethereal treatment – 1 needle acupuncture / 1 herb / 1 homeopathic remedy / appropriate diet • Dr Kaori Kim BVSc CVCH CVA – Specialises in Yang / Astral treatment – multiple needles / multiple herbs / diet therapy

PHONE 5447 7877 42 Maple Street COOROY Qld 4563

www.maplestreetvet.com.au

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

Quality, Expertise and Value Call and book now for May appointments

PAWs Nurse

(Available for Pensioners of Animal Wellness) Vet Nurse comes to you for only $25

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Holistic Classifieds SPIRITUAL ON THE WINGS OF PRAYER

Do you need direction or clarity in your life? Benefit from a Psychic reading and energy healing session with Marie Blake, who has 20 years’ experience. Group bookings are available, including flower reading parties with minireadings. Give your inner-well being wings.

Phone: Marie on 0412 826 027 in Maroochydore or Email: theangellady@live.com

SOUL HEALER

Removing blockages in your aura and chakras to reconnect you with who you really are. Greatly assists: lack of motivation and direction, headaches, depression, long term fatigue, sleeping difficulties and thyroid problems. $100 for 90-minute session.

Visit soulinfusion.com.au or Ph: Justin on 0431 454 161 for more info

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

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

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

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

HEALTH & WELLBEING BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD Let’s explore the possibilities expressed in your hands. Discover how your strengths contribute to your life purpose. What do you need to do to move forward? Distance Readings and Palmistry Parties available from the Internet Reflect Radio’s The Celtic Mystic. Holistic Healing, Access Bars®, Reiki and Herbalife.

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

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

GASTRIC LAP BAND HYPNOTHERAPY Lose weight the proper way. Sick of fad diets and of yo-yo dieting? Lap Band Hypnosis has a 90% success rate and works by changing your mindset, so you stop when you are full and think differently about food and eating.

Phone: Debbie today 0416 072 751 or visit debbiefraserhypnotherapy.com

EVEN TS – What’ s on! MAY HIGHER VISIONS

Meditation with Guest Facilitator Monday 5th May, 6.45-7.45pm – $10 pp @ Peregian Beach Community House Tapping…The Secret to Everything you want is right at your Fingertips with Kim Eibrink Jansen – the Body Whisperer Monday 19th May, 10.30am-12 noon – $10 pp @ Coolum Beach Surf Club

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With Jules O’Neill Intensive Training Course Level 1: 28th June-30th June Level 2: 1st July-3rd July Level 3: 4th July-6th July Level 4: 7th July-9th July

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

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

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

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 fairly good diet, some exceptional! But 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 how clean your diet is you may not be getting the full reward until it is corrected. Clinically there is testing to determine the extent of damage to the gut lining.

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