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his may or may not be a secret but quite a lot of men read this magazine! Just recently a male reader walked up to me and said, “thank-you for creating Holistic Bliss, I have found my butcher!” I am assuming he was referring to the free range, hormone and pesticide free meats that are advertised in the magazine! Over the years many conscious men have written in thanking us for publishing various articles that have rocked their worlds. And one story stands out in my mind…it was a male reader who bravely took a few copies of the magazine to his work place (which was a construction site) and the men shared the magazines around the crew. One man shared the magazine with his partner and after reading the articles, they talked about real and profound issues for the first time in a way that connected them on a deep level. And what if this edition plants some more seeds

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Contents

34 FOOD FOR THE SOUL 6 Lemon Myrtle by Vicki Taylor

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Raggi Hotcakes by Jay Mulder

25 1001 Reasons to be Happy

7 Enjoying Real Food by Lisa Wiedrich

26-27 Do You Understand Men? by Jules O’Neill

8 Real Men Might Not Eat Quiche But They May Use Natural Therapies by Michael White

28-29 Support – Just a Phone Call Away by Richard Giles

Go Organic by Garry & Jackie Turk

30 Do We Understand Each Other in the Bedrom? by Gene Thompson 31 Giving Men Permission by Dr Gayre Christie

9 Go Topliss in the Kitchen by Monica Topliss 10 Men – Listen Up… Celebrate Your Woman! by Scott Mathias

32 Golf is Good for the Soul by Marc Bright

12 Recipe and Weight Loss Plan by Monique Lee

34-35 UPLIFT Festival – Celebrate Oneness

COVER STORY 14-15  Tony Sells The Gift That Keeps on Giving!

FASHION, BEAUTY, HAIR AND STYLE

The Strength in Gentle Kindness 16  by Nicole Taryn

37 Men’s Skin by Mukti

17 Secret Men’s Business? by Rudran Brannock

20 What is Going On in the Man Cave? by Raelene Byrne 21

36 Shoes With Soul by Amanda Rootsey 38 Pain and Illness…What Can I Do? NATURAL ANIMAL CARE

18 What is Your Prostate Saying? by Jean Sheehan

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24 Why Do Women Live Longer? by Dr David Hendrey

 9/11’s Impact on Theosophy by Brian Harding

40 Detox For Pets by Eileen McLean 41 Grieving Your Pets by Wendy Mulder  Animals During the Heat 42-43 Assist and Tick Season

22 What Does the Body Require? by Cameron Stirling

44-45 The Magical Melody of Life by Terry Oldfield

23 Is There a Male Menopause? by Suzi Le Fanue

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Lemon Myrtle Raggi Hotcakes WORDS VICKI TAYLOR – Queen of Spice

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his vibrant refreshing shrub is native to Australia and can be found along the Eastern coast between central Queensland and Byron Bay in New South Wales. The pure oil that derives from the leaf is strong and can be used sparingly in culinary dishes. Lemon Myrtle has a similar taste to lemongrass and can be substituted for lemongrass in any recipe. Be warned though, it is strong and it is recommended that you only use half a teaspoon for every 500g of meat or vegetables. Ground lemon myrtle is great used in stir-fries and for dressings and marinades. For a fast and easy marinade for barbequed chicken, mix half a teaspoon of ground lemon myrtle, 2 cloves of crushed garlic, a whole long red diced chilli (seeds and all) a couple of grinds of Himalayan salt and mix with six chicken thigh fillets in a plastic bag for half an hour. BBQ as normal and serve with salad – YUM!

RECIPE JAY MULDER – Eumundi Medicine Man

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aggi is a type of red millet. It is very high in iron and calcium and is beneficial to all constitutions especially Kapha. It is gluten free and tastes suspiciously like chocolate. Traditionally used to make delicious Indian breads and porridge, raggi is also great to add into your cakes. Milled raggi can be purchased at The Ayurvedic Herb Shop in Palmwoods. Here is a way to enjoy it for breakfast. Ingredients: Ghee for frying 1 tbsp melted ghee 1 tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp ground cardamom A pinch of salt 1 cup of finely milled whole wheat flour (or gluten free option) ½ cup raggi flour 1 cup of water 1 cup of unhomogenised milk 1 tbsp rapadura or jaggery

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Method: Mix all ingredients together including the 1 tbsp melted ghee, to resemble pancake consistency. Heat a pan suitable for making pancakes and add a little ghee. Ladle in the desired amount of mixture and allow it to find its way into a circle. Cook until the top surface becomes dry, sprinkle with a little ghee around the edges then turn it over and allow the underside to cook. Remove onto a plate and cover with an up turned plate to keep warm while cooking the remaining pancakes. Serve with a squeeze of lemon and a drizzle of maple syrup. eumundimedicineman.com.au

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Enjoying WORDS LISA WIEDRICH

Real Food

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n the wake of so much information about food and nutrition are we actually forgetting how to enjoy REAL food? REAL food, as our ancestors would recognise it, connects us. It connects us to the earth, to family and friends and to the traditions that ground us. And believe me, we, as a species facing the challenges that we currently face at this precise moment in time, need grounding! Have you been filled with guilt and confusion about what to and what not to eat? Number 1 rule for me – if it’s processed, forget it! Simple! That means packets of chips, white bread, chocolate bars, (not organic, fair trade 70% +) so called ‘healthy’ muesli bars I see kids heading off to school with, etc. REAL food, organically grown (or at least pesticide free), grass fed, predominantly local, fruit and vegetables, meat, fish, ancient grains,

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nuts, seeds and perhaps dairy, can be a very healthy way of eating. It’s about bio individuality. Listen to YOUR body, it is actually unique. Some people will be fine with gluten from a non processed, ancient version (think spelt), and some can’t have gluten at all, but my point is we are not all the same and if your body does well eating some of these so called ‘bad’ (dairy, gluten, meat) foods, please don’t feel guilty, just make them a smaller part of your diet… and enjoy them when you have them. And that leads me onto another important aspect. Energy! Food has energy, it has absorbed energy right from the start of its life, as have we. The French call this ‘terroir’ and it refers to the environment food is grown in (especially when it comes to wine). You end up consuming this energy. Next, there’s the energy from the preparation of your food. Think about it. Food that has been prepared in a nurturing and loving way, treated with respect and shared joyfully at a table with friends/family has a much better energy than what may be

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Real men might not eat quiche, but they do use natural therapies

Go Organic!

WORDS MICHAEL WHITE

WORDS GARRY & JACKIE TURK, owners of Sunshine Organics

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hile men are often good at looking after their physical body, either through sport, going to the gym or simply through work, one area they tend to overlook (and I should know – I am one) is their emotional wellbeing. Things like aromatherapy and Australian Bush Flower Essences are typically used by women to help calm or sometime to help stimulate certain emotions, but if more men understood the benefits, I am sure they too would embrace the same principals. After all, it has long been understood that if the mind suffers, it is usually the body that cries out! I work with people by dividing them into four categories: The Wombat, who often works too much and needs help to relax; The Kangaroo, who plays too much and needs help to support their often depleted immune system; The Dolphin, who tends to burn a lot of nervous energy and needs help supporting their adrenals; The Eagle, who spends too much time in their heads and often needs help to escape their own thoughts. You see, when a man takes care of his emotions, his body will eventually thank him with improved energy and performance, usually in all the right areas of our life too, if you get what I mean. To find out more about who you are, and how you can take better care of yourself, go to inyourelement.com.au

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any people are experiencing hard times at the moment, in one form or another. But even if you are financially secure there is no discrimination when it comes to sickness and disease, and as men (or women) we tend to think, “She’ll be right mate, it will go away soon”. And then, it doesn’t! My best mate was recently diagnosed with oesophageal cancer. A hard working labourer all his life, it looked like nothing would ever stop him, but it did, and his life has been turned upside down. Over a weekend he went from eating the staple labourer’s lunch from industrial takeaway spots and enjoying his bourbon and cola when he got home, to raw organic juice and water. He is now enjoying a more substantial diet. Yes, he was advised ‘strongly’ by the doctors to undergo chemotherapy treatment which could give him another year, but he thought, why be sick and miserable for another year when you have the chance to heal yourself? There are many processes involved with healing and shifting to organic foods and an holistic lifestyle can promote good health.

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iagnosed with coeliac disease as a child, Sunshine Coast chef Monica Topliss has dedicated her working life to the development of truly delicious gluten free recipes… from wholesome breads and wraps, to mouthwatering cakes and tarts. Using her skills and experience of a lifetime spent in kitchens across the globe, Monica has created a range of gluten free recipes that taste just as good, if not better than the ‘real thing’. Monica is the Executive Chef at Kunara Organic Marketplace (formerly the Natural Foodstore) at Forest Glen. This very busy, dynamic café has become a hub for people with all sorts of allergies as well as those seeking high quality, all organic food that is exciting and delicious. Monica caters to a very broad range of customers and refines her menu according to their requirements, so that at present the café offers many vegan and dairy free options, as well as the 99% gluten free menu.

Go Topliss in the Kitchen! RECIPE MONICA TOPLISS, from her book “Topliss in the Kitchen”

RAW PANFORTE DI SIENA (makes 32) Panforte di Siena is a traditional sweet treat usually eaten at Christmas time in Italy. It is a heavily spiced, dense fruit and nut slice that originates from Tuscany. This is my nutrient dense, modern-day take on an old classic. Ingredients: 225g almond butter 180g shredded coconut 75g raw cacao powder 200g honey 1 tsp vanilla essence 50g coconut flour 20g chia seeds

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75g macadamias, roughly chopped 75g hazelnuts, roughly chopped 100g figs, roughly chopped 100g pitted medjool dates, roughly chopped 50g inca berries ¼ tsp salt 3 tsp cinnamon 3 tsp grated ginger 3 tsp grated nutmeg 1 tsp ground pepper ¼ tsp ground cloves 20g extra raw cacao powder Place everything into a bowl except the extra raw cacao and mix well. The mix will seem quite stiff and a little on the dry side, but once the almond butter softens from the heat of your hands it will all come together to form a uniform ball. Line a 24cm cake or tart tin with baking paper and press the mix into the tin. Refrigerate until firm. To serve, dust liberally with raw cacao powder and slice into very thin wedges.

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Men – Listen Up… Celebrate Your Woman!!

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WORDS SCOTT MATHIAS, RAW Food Chef & Author

IT’S TIME FOR MEN TO STEP UP TO THE MARK AND ACKNOWLEDGE THEIR WOMAN. THIS IS A BOLD STATEMENT, WHICH MIGHT SEND SOME MEN RUNNING! IN SHORT IT’S ABOUT EMBRACING THAT ASPECT OF YOU WHICH IS FEMININE – THE CARING, LOVING AND NURTURING FEATURES OF THE GREAT FEMININE ESSENCE. I CELEBRATE MY ‘WOMAN’ THROUGH MY RAW FOOD AND I WANT TO SHARE A QUICK YET VERY CONNECTING RECIPE WITH YOU. IT’S OFFICIALLY CALLED A ‘LOVELY WOMAN VEGE STACK WITH A GINGER SAUCE’. HOW DOES THAT SOUND? Into your blender add the following: ¼ white onion chopped ½ cup of Australian olive oil 2 dsp rice wine vinegar 1 good knob of fresh ginger 1 medium zucchini peeled 1 medium clove of garlic 2 dsp Shoyu Namu (organic naturally fermented soy sauce) 3 sundried tomatoes 2 dates stones removed Juice of 1 lime ½ tsp Australian desert salt Set your blender or Vitamix off until your have a smooth and creamy textured sauce.

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Now turn the following into slithers or in chef language – ‘to Julienne’: Carrots Spring onions – green end and all Butter beans – washed with their ends removed ½ red bell pepper Set the above aside and take 1 zucchini and using a Mandolin cut into flat lengths as shown in the picture. Now place two of the wide zucchini strips onto a nice clean plate and lay out the Julienned carrots, spring onions, butter beans and bell pepper. Gently pour some of the sauce over the top. Place 2

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GINGER-CARROT SOUP (serves 4)

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Cooking spray 1 medium onion, chopped 3 tbsp fresh ginger, finely chopped 3 cups carrots, chopped

WORDS & RECIPE MONIQUE LEE

pring is well and truly here and it certainly is time to ask yourself the question, “Is my body ready for it – the beach, the BBQs, the outdoor fun?” With only 4 weeks until summer and Christmas not too far behind, you need to act NOW to take action to lose those extra kilograms and I would love to show you how. I am a Natural Way consultant at Wellsure holistic health centre, and wellqualified to help you with your weight issues – after all, I once carried an extra 20kg. I was depressed, thinking I was just going to be a fat chick all my life. Then my daughter told me about a work colleague who was on The Natural Way program and looked healthy, younger and amazing! She told me the program was all about healthy cooking, natural Chinese formulations, and being accountable weekly by getting weighed

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and measured and being educated about healthy living for maintenance. I tried the program myself and lost over 20kg. After spending years dieting unsuccessfully, I finally found a way to lose weight and keep it off. Using the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine combined with an eating plan tailored for your tastes and lifestyle, we offer the most natural and effective way for you to lose excess weight, regain your vitality for life, and help you correct any health problems you may have. Most importantly, The Natural Way treats the cause of your weight problem, not the symptoms; and we educate you so you know how to keep your weight off. To contact MONIQUE LEE at Wellsure please visit: wellsure.com.au

1 medium potato, peeled and diced 4 sticks celery, chopped 8 cups vegetable stock Salt to taste Dash of nutmeg Chopped fresh parsley 4 tsp sour cream (optional) Method: Heat large pot and spray with cooking spray. Add onion and ginger and sauté until tender. Add carrots, potato, celery and vegetable stock. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer until all vegetables are tender (about 30 minutes). Puree the soup in batches in a blender or food processor. Add salt and flavour with nutmeg. Serve garnished with fresh parsley and sour cream.

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Who, really, is this man? Visionary? Dreamer? Some of Tony’s role models provide clues. Buddha. Jesus. Saint Mary MacKillop. Lou Richards. His wife and children. Mother Theresa. Krishna.

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he Philanthropist does not ask: “What’s in it for me?” Rather, the question becomes: “How may I serve?” From this modest and humble query, a timeless quest for insight and knowledge is undertaken. A journey in search of truth; a path that beckons us with breathtaking beauty, innocence, and the capacity to revere all living things. And isn’t being part of humanity about loving unconditionally? To feel, and connect with, another person’s suffering and pain? To shed spontaneous tears of joy upon the witnessing of

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a totally anonymous act of random kindness? To cherish, nurture, and protect all living things. To do no harm. To experience the raw rush of love when a fellow sentient being looks into your eyes, and kisses your soul. Many would describe Tony Sells’ presence in the world in this way. When he crosses the tragic path of a sick or dying child, torrents of tormented tears are unleashed. Converse with him about global peace, harmony, brotherly love and the planetary abandonment of prejudice and anger, and you will be speaking his language.

Nurture his soul with true stories of giving help and happiness wherever possible, and those same tears are shed again, but this time in a fountain of overflowing joy. Words alone can’t fully convey the layers and texture of Tony’s heart. To his hundreds of thousands of customers, he is Australia’s Number 1 Online wine retailer…14 years straight. To his staff, friends and business associates at Get Wines Direct, a larrikin and workaholic, burning the midnight oil, always striving to put his customers in front, and delivering first class service and products with an ironclad quality guarantee. To the thousands of vulnerable inhabitants of Tsum Valley, in the breathtakingly stunning and remote Himalayan foothills of Nepal, he is the deliverer of food, supplies, water, clothing, shelter, medical aid and hope. To His Holiness The Dalai Lama, he is the archetypal, willing and humble being, embracing his flaws, cultivating happiness and wisdom through work and service to others. To his family, he is a devoted father, brother, husband

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and son. To those who would envy him, or seek to exploit the trappings of his formidable material wealth, he is the ‘turner of the other cheek’, the cultivator of forgiveness, the mediator of pain and conflict. Simple pursuits make Tony a very happy man. Cheering on his beloved Collingwood. Playing childish pranks on his father. Simply being amongst the people of Tsum Valley, touching them. Loving them. Giving makes Tony happy. Giving with no expectation of reward or thanks. Giving with devotion. Who, really, is this man? Visionary? Dreamer? Some of Tony’s role models provide clues. Buddha. Jesus. Saint Mary MacKillop. Lou Richards. His wife and children. Mother Theresa. Krishna. Those Indian cabbies he just loves to talk cricket with, the tradies who at once make him feel grounded, and real again. Tony has received the hollow last gasp, grip and gaze of a dying friend’s farewell. The miracle gift of birth. Unspeakable personal loss and tragedy, and indescribable spiritual bliss. “Men’s issues”? Trauma,‘emotional scarring’ and depression? Tony has pretty much been there, well and truly. Talk with him about your pain, though, and not only will he understand you, he will feel it as sharply as the sufferer, such is the man’s empathy. And so it is from this cauldron of life that Tony’s dream to form and launch a Foundation had its genesis. In October 2013, Tony finally assembled and attended the Inaugural Directors’ Meeting of the ‘Giving With Devotion’ Foundation, Pty Ltd, an ATO approved charitable trust permitted to invite tax deductible donations, and effect grant making throughout Australia and overseas. The meeting was held, fittingly, at the Kunara Organic Marketplace, Forest Glen, less than a week after their own launch. In truth, Tony seeks to consolidate and entrench the ‘Giving With Devotion’ Foundation, because he feels deep in his heart that there is a quickening need for some kind of…awakening. “It’s a paradigm shift,” he explains. “I used to want to keep myself under the radar. But now I see the strong moral need for humans to rethink, and relearn the basic facts. Now I see the time has come to just put all this stuff out there”. By “this stuff”, Tony means the facts. The perils of eating chemically altered “food”. The whole miraculous

science of nutrition. And many so called ‘incurable diseases’ can be treated. Since facts drive Tony, his Foundation will fearlessly broadcast documented facts about healing and health that never make it to the pages of the main stream media. The Foundation will be a growing treasure trove of information based on science, medical and holistic knowledge, empowering all who wish to take an interest. In one way, Tony’s philanthropic Foundation seeks to play its part in ushering in a worldwide epidemic of health! Tony believes we can “learn it all” by returning to nature, and the powerful healing potential of embracing another fact: ‘You are what you eat’. Whether it’s

mental or spiritual health, or our animal kingdom, Tony’s dream is to trigger a tsunami of healing and happiness. To those who might scoff, this man is one serious achiever, make no mistake. None can deny him the stunning results already accomplished in a mere 44 years of a chock-full existence. “Happiness and health are soul mates,” implores Tony. “When ‘How may I serve?’ becomes your quest in life…doing harm is simply no longer possible!” For more information about TONY SELLS and the ‘Giving with Devotion’ Foundation please visit: givingwithdevotion.com.au

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The Strength in

Gentle Kindness WORDS NICOLE TARYN

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hen you look around, it would appear that the dominating gender on the journey to consciousness appears to be women. I find myself wondering about that and even more, I find myself in awe of any man who is willing to stand up and be seen. There is something so intoxicating about a man who is willing to be more than this reality’s definition of ‘a man’. In this reality a man is required to be strong, dependable and solid. There is little room for vulnerability and when you step outside of the toughness that men are ‘supposed’ to be, you’ll find there is more strength in vulnerability than you could ever imagine. Early this year I attended an Access Consciousness class called “Being You, Changing the World” with Dr Dain Heer. Never could I have imagined the change that would occur in my universe

as a result of this three and a half day intensive class. Never had I seen a man be the kindness that Dain is willing to be. Functioning from consciousness and kindness, Dain’s strength expands out uninhibited to contribute to all who he encounters. The vulnerability and dynamic change that I experienced in this class totally changed the way that I function in the world and it gave me a totally different perspective on BEING. It was the space that Dain is willing to BE that allows for so much of this change to occur. I watched the men in the class throughout the three and a half days. I witnessed a level of strength and vulnerability from those men that is rarely seen and I found myself wondering what the world would be like if more men were willing to let go of all of the conclusions and judgments about their role as men in this reality. None of the rules of how men are ‘supposed’ to be have anything to do with BEING who they truly be and these rules serve

only to limit what is possible for all of us. I’ve come to have total gratitude for the contribution that men have to my life. Being touched with total kindness from a man who is willing to BE, is one of the greatest gifts. It contributes to me as a woman, allowing me to be even more. A man showing his strength and vulnerability can catapult a woman towards more possibilities for herself, the people around her and our planet. When you’re willing to be you, and be the gentleman you actually are, your kindness and caring will shine through. “A man gets to truly be him when he is able to access some of his greatest strengths, his gentleness and his generosity. Unfortunately this is also one of the things we’re not taught in this reality and I would like for that to change” – Dain Heer DAIN HEER will be in Australia in November and December: accessconsciousness.com or drdainheer.com

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Secret

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WORDS RUDRAN BRANNOCK

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en’s business is as old as our species. In all cultures men have mentored each other, initiated those who followed in the way of their people and have served as models to the young. Men are developmentally different at 15 years old, at 30, 60, etc. There is the journey from boyhood, into fatherhood, mature adulthood, mentorship and Eldership. Since the Industrial Revolution when the bulk of men were dragged into that brutal, alienating maw of “progress”, this has been lost. We stopped growing into elders and the separation of people from each other and from the land has created a cultural dreamwork in which the pursuit of money, profit and possessions is the major measure of worth and status. The movement of the masculine needs to become internal, into the world of the deep feeling field, and the men need to come together with a simple, “How can we grow each other up”?

As a man finding his way into Eldership (along with many brothers), I find myself pioneering a new way. The young men are thirsty, and unlike their grandfathers, there is no longer a set of norms to follow as they grow. So it is the archetypal roots as we have learned them that we go to find what needs to be passed on to them.

“Know the masculine, be in the Feminine” – Lao Tzu And the ground of Being is the feminine. One of the indigenous Elders told me a story of his initiation. On the way he asked his Grandfather, “What is going to happen to me?” His Grandfather replied, “You are going to learn the feminine part of your nature.” As I have matured I have found this to be true. So we teach the young ones the importance of the love of the feminine – of women, community and nature. We teach them how to move

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What is your

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rostate cancer is one of the most common problems in men today, as well as depression. Why is it increasing and what does it all mean? What is the metaphysical meaning? For such a small gland it causes so much grief. This article has been written specifically for all those who have been affected by PROSTATE cancer. As a nurse, one of the wards I worked on was Urology. We were swamped with prostate cancer and my heart always went out to the men and families dealing with this situation. It is with those that I have had the privilege of nursing I write this article. Each and every body part has a consciousness or belief system. Disease is the blueprint or print out of the internal vibration in manifestation to make the individual aware of what is happening. The consciousness of the prostate is acceptance, nurturing, rejection, storage/ housing, productivity and creation. Full

acceptance of ourselves is probably the hardest challenge we have as a soul having a human experience. For a man that can be more challenging, especially with the earth-like qualities that are expressed as to what is successful and acceptable. Allen was 33 years old and loved working in the corporate world. He thrived on the success of results, meeting people, travelling and all the job gifts such as free events and dinners. There was something he was hiding and storing deeply in his prostate. He wanted to be recognised and not be associated with ‘poor’ people, as that was his back ground. He felt wealthy on all levels when he associated with ‘rich’ people. No one knew this fact and he kept a physical and emotional distance from his ‘poor’ family. He was totally unaware that his family was very rich in their heart and in family connections. This recognition came crashing when

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hat will it take for men to finally understand the importance of well-being and wellness for themselves? Why do the majority of our loved menfolk wait until they are about to keel over before they choose to do something? And even then, many may be given a reprieve, a second chance, but will revert to old habits and patterns. Are the insights of Osho true, that men have a stronger death wish? (Sort of explains warfare on some level.) How many of the women sharing their lives with men roll their eyes when their men become unwell or sick and spend days with the ‘man flu’, and their man’s experience of it is the worst ever! But I wish I had a dollar for the number of times I hear men say, “I’ll be right” when you can clearly see they are unwell. Something in them will not yield to the fact that they are not invincible. If men took as much care of themselves as they pay attention to their cars and sports, we would have a healthier male role model. Men service their cars with more care than they do their own bodies. They know that a car or a piece of machinery will serve them better when it is looked after. The slightest noise from an engine that sounds off is very quickly attended to, yet when these same men feel off, they will ignore, deny and distract themselves from taking some steps of responsibility. Perhaps it goes back to the caveman archetype,

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where survival of the strongest and fittest is still deeply engrained. Or perhaps they are living through an inherited and generational belief that boys have to be tough, proud and get on with it. Maybe they are just fearful of their own vulnerability and immortality. Wellness, or a sense of well-being, is a rich reward created when you choose to make changes in all areas of life. So how can we guide men to be more in tune with their own bodies, general sense of well-being and then follow through with the changes required? I do know that it has to be simple, easy to apply and non-threatening. Getting a health check is a great place to start. As a partner you may have to drag them there, but at least you have a starting point. Initiate changes with one thing at a time, and some things can be done quietly and inventively. DO NOT use fear tactics as it will bring up resistance. Praise any changes that are started to keep him on track. And a secret for the man – the best way to improve your sex appeal and charisma is to be selfresponsible and ooze well-being. A man who takes full responsibility for all of his life, follows through with self-care, owns his issues and is prepared to work through them as a responsible conscious being, is indeed a very attractive prospect. medicineforyourspirit.com

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9/11’s Impact WORDS BRIAN HARDING

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any people were shocked by the destruction and death wrought by terrorists in New York on September 11, 2001. Among them was Theosophical Society (TS) member Dr Peter Simon. “I thought then that we had to get past senseless, fanatical, exclusivist religion,” said Dr Simon, when I shared a coffee with him recently. “That’s where Theosophy can make a contribution. Theosophy is not a religion, but perhaps is the essence of all religions. It transcends religion,” explained Peter (first names were appropriate over coffee, I thought). The Theosophical Society was founded in New York in 1875. It soon moved its headquarters to Adyar, now a suburb of Chennai in southern India, where it remains to this day. I asked about Peter’s background and his involvement in the Society. Peter, who started life as a traditional Christian, had studied physics, religion, philosophy and psychology at university. He joined the TS in 1978.

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After an initial burst of writing and lecturing, Peter’s activity waned, though not through lack of interest. “It seemed to me that the more I studied and meditated, the less I knew,” he told me. “Who was I to go around lecturing to people?” So for over 15 years, the only thing Peter did was to contribute a couple of articles to the national magazine, Theosophy in Australia, articles that started life as assignments for his university tutor. All that changed with 9/11. “I felt I had to try and make some contribution again,” he said. Peter was attracted to the Society by its motto: “There is no religion higher than Truth.” But its three objects appealed, too: namely, to form a nucleus of universal brotherhood without any kind of discrimination; to encourage the study of comparative religion, philosophy and science; and to investigate the potential latent in human beings. These objects yield much on deeper examination. The ideal of universal

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What does the

Body Require?

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OU ARE… a light in someone’s life, a unique individual, caring, playful, creative. Your essence is a free spirit. You are part of the brotherhood/sisterhood of us. You are not your body; you have a body which is a beautifully designed vehicle for living. IT’S DESIGNED TO WIN against many onslaughts – germs, intense physical activity, injury, stress and toxins. It has DEFINITE REQUIREMENTS and it’s up to us to supply these. Men’s bodies are 55 to 60% WATER. Our muscles are 70% water and it’s needed for discs, joints and digestion. A good rule of thumb for how much fluid (not counting caffeine and alcohol) you need is: your weight in kg x 30 = no. mls to drink daily. PROTEIN is involved in the structure of every cell – in muscle, bone, the immune system, nerve function and detoxification. High quality protein foods are eggs, grass-fed or organic beef and lamb, and free range or organic chicken and turkey. Eggs are a quality food and will not raise your cholesterol,

but only supply 6g of protein, so you need 3 or 4 at a meal. Mushroom omelette for breakfast, yum! GOOD FATS AND OILS. Our muscles and our hearts’ preferred energy source is FAT! It yields twice the energy that carbohydrate does and at less cost to the body. If you believe that fat is bad for you, you’ve been misinformed. It’s actually an excess of carbohydrate that’s bad for us. See Gary Taubes (author of Good Calories, Bad Calories and Why We Get Fat) at www.garytaubes.com. So leave the fat on meat, use butter and cream in cooking, and use lots of olive oil. But avoid the bad fats – margarine, deep fried food, commercial biscuits, pies and snack foods (these contain hydrogenated oils). Coconut oil is an even more efficient energy source, so use it in cooking, smoothies, or have a teaspoonful for a pick-me-up instead of a carbohydrate snack. We need some GOOD CARBOHYDRATES. Thirty minutes after an exercise session is a great time to have a high carb meal to nourish the

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Is there a

Male Menopause?

WORDS SUZI LE FANUE – Nutritionist, Medical Herbalist And Naturopath

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n The Western Journal of Medicine, an article was centred around the debate on whether or not ‘manopause’ really exists. If the term ‘manopause’ is real, the symptoms could be crankiness, irritability, poor libido, lowered fertility, fatigue, unexplained weight gain, depression and low motivation. Does any of this sound familiar? Perhaps it is not widely recognised because men do not suffer with the evident hot flushes like women? The sad truth with manopause is that society expects men to ‘harden up’ and hide their emotions, which only makes the problem worse. At the age of about 40 the levels of testosterone and DHEA in men usually start to decline, and this continues for decades. The decrease of testosterone, classically considered the ‘man hormone’, is associated with a reduction of leydig

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cells in the testes. The rate of decrease is different for each person. For any person of this age experiencing any of the mentioned symptoms I would highly encourage hormone testing. DHEA has been dubbed the ‘youth hormone’. A precursor of hormones it too, like testosterone, naturally decreases with age. A paper published in the Biological Psychiatry Journal reported that DHEA may have an antidepressant effect. This suggests that a decline in DHEA may increase feelings of depression, anxiety and poor motivation; symptoms that you will clinically see in those with low DHEA. This area of hormone imbalance and depression is an interesting field of research that is still emerging. What about stress and anxiety? Stress causes your body to release a hormone called cortisol as part of the fight or flight response. When this

happens it can cause your hormones to go out of balance, including testosterone and DHEA. If there are any secondary inflammatory conditions, such as allergies, arthritis, asthma or digestive issues, then they also need to be addressed as they can influence cortisol levels. So what should you do? Firstly, I would encourage having hormone testing to actually establish if these are out of balance and other pathology testing that may give clues as to why you feel the way you do. Secondly, I would be addressing any other inflammatory conditions and thirdly I would be seeking advice on ways to assist stress reduction, such as nutritional medicine. Men do not need to just toughen up, as there may be therapies that can assist you in living a happy life! integratedwellnessclinic.com.au

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verywhere around the world men have a lower life expectance. Longevity and quality of life have long been a fascination of mine. So I naturally asked why. As a teenager I assumed that women had some genetic advantage over us men in the ageing process. Luck was all it was. After all; only the good die young. At University I studied genetics as well as anatomy, physiology and pathology. Sadly my illusion was shattered. There is no genetic reason for this discrepancy. There must be another reason. Must be that men work harder while women sit around having cups of tea with their girlfriends, right? Wrong. All men know that it is easier when they go back to work after a holiday as running a house especially if there are kids is way more frantic and relentless. So if it’s not genetics and it’s not an easier life; what is it?

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Have you seen this man?” says the sign on the beach. He is not a missing person, but in the last three years he has not missed a sunrise. In 2010, after experiencing a heart attack, expensive divorce, the loss of his daughter, nearly losing his business, and becoming homeless, Jeremy Britton was clinically depressed and suicidal and was advised to make some changes in his life. “Over three years, I changed my diet, changed my circle of friends, changed my business, gave up some addictions and managed to drop depression and pick up joy,” says Jeremy. Sharing the joy and beauty of the sunrise every single day, Jeremy Britton has posted thousands of beach sunrise pictures onto Facebook, attracting followers from the USA, UK, Africa, India and Europe. A US photographer captured some candid images of Jeremy meditating at sunrise and an Australian documentary crew has had almost a dozen trips down to the beach to film the mysterious sunrise meditator. A Hollywood documentary is planned for 2014. In three years, “sunrise meditation

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man” has become a familiar face on one specific sand dune on one particular Sunshine Coast beach. “I have sat with my favourite red blanket to watch the sunrise over the ocean; most times I am alone and I often attract a few friends as well, and we have seen some pretty amazing sights while most of the city sleeps.” There have been several days when Jeremy and friends have sighted whales from the shore, a few sightings of turtles nesting and laying eggs, also sea snakes, dolphins and among other “wildlife”, a trio of topless women and a somersaulting surfer. On September 14th this year, the iconic figure on the hill clocked up his 1000th sunrise down on the beach, and this milestone has attracted attention from a few areas. There was a small celebration planned, with a group meditation on the beach presented by a former Tibetan Buddhist monk. Supporters in five other countries and different time zones were participating in a group meditation from their homes, at the same time as sunrise in Australia.

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Men love the fun and lightness in a woman rather than how she looks… For some women this may be hard to believe. Our society has such a big focus on how men love to look at sexy women and that’s it. However, I have found the above statement to be so true. When men talk about having fun times with their wives/partners they are looking for ‘relaxed, light, easy flowing, fun’. So many times I have heard men say things like… • I wish she would just love her body and let me touch it, hold it and love it, I love her and her body exactly how it is. • I wish she would not worry about everything all the time. • I wish she would just know that I love her and am committed to us. • I wish she would let me help her. • I wish she would tell me exactly what she wants; I will do it. Men can love consistently for a long time… Think of how much he loves his favourite jeans or jumper. Men can keep their favourite things for decades and love them even more after time, including the wear and tears. They will hang on to them for ages – and beware ladies if you try and throw anything

like that out! They do not yearn to go shopping all the time for new things. Nor keep up with the latest styles. They love to be consistent in what they do. Whether it be fishing, watching sport, or sitting in the same spot at home each day. Men are great at creating togetherness and fun for their families… Most men love family time and given the lead here, that is without the control or influence from their partner/wife, they will create many fun, simple adventures. Many women can feel intimidated by this or even guilty because they do not really want to do it, or sometimes even be involved. Ladies, here’s a tip about what to say to your hubby or partner:

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he loves) then you will be pleasantly surprised at how great he will be here, and how much he will grow in this area. If he is already doing this for your family, acknowledge how much you love and appreciate his ability to create fun togetherness times. He will love that and be inspired to create more of them. One thing that I would love to finish on is this: we all have both male and female qualities and when used in combination in each of us, we can appear very supportive towards each other. Whether you are a man or a woman reading this, ALL people have natural skills that are gender based as well. If you or your partner are stuck in the misery of life, don’t stay there! You can get out of it and turn it around. It all starts with the belief that we are Energetic Beings of Love, and any stress, upset or negative reactive behaviour is just a cry for help to look at something and get you back into your natural state. Believe in each other and trust that LOVE will see any situation through. The Body Consciousness® System helps immensely to move YOU forward from any dark or unconsciousness place back into the zest and love of life. www.bodyconsciousness.com.au

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This is nothing new as men have been doing that forever. What was different for those of us guys who got together back then, is that we felt deeply on the issues and had enough of the fire in us to start up a free phone system that would give other men a chance to talk. To talk to other men is the hardest thing. In the early nineties it was a very big deal to acknowledge that you, as a male, may have problems and emotions that were troubling you and you just really didn’t want to tell anyone. In fact, feeling safe in doing that and opening up to other men that you were having a hard time was just far too hard to consider. But we (SMERI) did it anyway. We had two trainers, both counsellors, who took us through an eight week training course in all the fundamentals of phone counselling and how to approach males calling for help. Those two were good women friends and acquaintances who had both been phone counsellors and personal counsellors for a long time. Every week we met together in a Mudjimba home to go through the fundamentals and, wait for it, feel like we could actually handle

talking to another guy for prolonged periods of time around feeling bad or feeling lost. Those who have done counselling know it takes the practical learning of the skills, and it takes a certain intuitive skill to know what to say when, and how to handle it without freaking out the guy on the other end. Judgement from another male is a big issue and to tread carefully through a minefield of weakness feelings in revealing your innermost self was the needed skill. Okay, we all graduated, and got the line set up and a basic dedicated phone number advertised through local papers and through organisations like Lifeline and others. We rostered ourselves on one night a week and there were at least seven of us so we shared the week. Each evening we had to divert the line from a day time message service to whoever was on that night. It was open from about 6pm through to 6am the next morning. How did I cope with a call at 1am? For my part I just decided that it was my role to be there for another guy and I coped with it – pretty well I thought. Some nights there were no calls, other weeks you may get

Those who have done counselling know it takes the practical learning of the skills, and it takes a certain intuitive skill to know what to say when, and how to handle it without freaking out the guy on the other end.

2 or 3 a night. Some guys wanted to talk for hours and there were men who had broken up with their girlfriend or wife and been thrown out and wanted someone to listen to their sorrow and their now heavy regrets. We got an occasional suicide call, which was the toughest to deal with and keep the guy there on the line. I remember one call like that for one of us that lasted most of the night. Our SMERI counsellor made it through and saved a life. That was the greatest moment! Since 1992 – the line ran for more than five years (I stayed three and half years) – SMERI went on to be a model for men’s services and helped a lot of guys stay safe and away from violent behaviour. We pioneered back then. Looking back it was with a certain innocence that we began and that honest innocence allowed us to deal with issues that were sometimes so extreme. These days there are other men’s lines that are also doing great work to support men such as ‘Men’s Line Australia’– mensline.org.au and the Men’s Advisory Network – man.org.au. RICHARD GILES has a multitude of experience in men’s health. He is also an Astrologer and Feng Shui practitioner and helps men and women gain greater clarity in their lives. Visit: richardgiles.info

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Do we understand each other in the bedroom? WORDS GENE THOMPSON

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lmost every man I know is facing or has faced the same dilemma: not knowing how to navigate the minefield of difficult emotions that arise in relationship in general, and specifically regarding sex. There may be feelings of frustration as a he craves intimate connection with his partner and doesn’t know how to make it happen, or feelings of sadness as the distance between them increases. He may have feelings of inadequacy if he is told he is not a good lover. He may feel like a failure as a man if he experiences erection problems. So many couples settle for lovemaking that doesn’t really satisfy them, or stop making love altogether. For many men their deepest pain is grief, as they experience the breakdown of their relationship, separation and loss of connection with their children. The relationship journey can be so painful that many men shut down to

their feelings and overlay them with work, affairs, sport and other activities. We will choose anything to prevent having to feel. I know. I’ve been there. This means that when it comes to our relationships we are only half alive. There is a void and we don’t know how to fill it. However, there is a pathway that will keep bringing us back to peace and love. It is in the nature of man to initiate. He is the doer. He, most often, is the initiator of sexual activity. He provides the spark for new life. Traditionally, he creates an environment of protection and safety for women and children. It is his male or yang energy that he projects into his environment to create change. Essentially, it is in the nature of woman to be receptive, referred to as yin in the Taoist tradition. For a woman who embodies it, receptivity is far from powerless. A woman has an incredible power to attract what she may need into

her life. Her beauty attracts. Her sexual nature attracts and most importantly her capacity to love and nurture draws people and resources to her. Obviously, men also have the capacity to be receptive or yin and women have the capacity to be yang and create and project that energy into the world. Yet, through his masculinity it is the essential nature of man to initiate. So the invitation is for men to take the initiative to help heal and positively influence the dynamics within male/ female relationships on the planet. An integral component of this is to change the way we relate sexually. When women sense man’s intention and integrity in this endeavor they are usually eager to cooperate. They have been yearning for this for centuries. GENE THOMPSON runs couples retreats and is the author of “Six Initiatives for Men”. Visit: maleinitiative.com

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Giving

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en often suffer life’s hardships in silence denying themselves permission to admit their suffering. There is day-to-day stuff and the deeper, more enduring things about ourselves that continue to trouble us. Loss of a relationship or a job can be profoundly upsetting. These kinds of events can shatter our confidence, and challenge our sense of who we are. Is this you? Sometimes we feel the effects of things that happened a long time ago: In childhood or adolescence, for example. Stuff that we think we should just ‘get over’. As children, our greatest emotional need is to feel secure. Some of us didn’t get to feel too much of that growing up. So the challenge facing us as adults is to find healthy ways of creating security; both in our chosen way of life, and in the kinds of relationships to which we are drawn. Our challenge as adults is to find

this security in healthy, functional ways. Could this be you? Sometimes, our psychological problems allow us to let our physical health needs suffer. If we are depressed, for example it can be difficult to find the motivation to exercise or to look after our diet; or, indeed to get enough sleep, or to stay socially connected. When this happens we can spiral downward and it can be difficult to get back up. Sometimes if we go to talk about it, we might get the age old “Chin up, she’ll be right!” Maybe this is you? Sometimes we can adopt coping strategies that just seem to make matters worse! Using drugs for example. Using them can start out ok, seemingly providing some relief. They may seem to help in the short term, as a form of self-medication. Then they themselves become the immediate problem – so much so that this ends up negatively impacting our relationships, our jobs and our security. You? Traditionally many men have not

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Golf is Good WORDS MARC BRIGHT, Golfer and Coach

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he game of golf, has roots in the earliest cultural history. Indigenous cultures around the world, identify ‘stick-and-ball-hitting’ on rock, with wood or mud ‘balls’ as a natural part of growing up. Young tribal people routinely practised developing their hand-eye contact, balance, timing, co-ordination and mental focus, holding sticks and hitting rocks over local landscapes. This early version of golf, was a game whose primary purpose was to develop and sharpen hunting skills, fitness, strength and fighting instincts for the survival of individuals and their families. The earliest forms of golf were simply a ‘kind of training for life’. Later on, the first ‘official’ mention of the name golf came from Scotland’s King James in 1457 where he instantly became the most unpopular ruler of all time when he issued a decree banning the playing of golf (the National game of Scotland at the time) in favour of Archery practice. Many derivatives of golf’s ‘stick and ball hitting exercise’ were entrenched

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in other European societies as ‘fine sport’ and good social entertainment. In Holland, the Dutch made a game of Kolven with a stick instrument called a Kolf. In France they made a version of the golf game called Cross. Further on into the 20th and 21st centuries, the popularity of the game of golf has continued to be an attraction for generations from all parts of the world. The 2013 Sports Marketing Surveys indicate that there are currently more than 33,000 golf courses, and more than 60 million golfers around the world. Golf and its derivatives have always been associated with sharing a connection to nature. The original golf fields were often rough natural grasslands with rabbits, deer and other wild life acting as “keepers of the greens”. People from all parts of the social fabric of communities have obviously found their way to participating in the golf experience. Walking on a golf course can provide players with an experience similar to hiking in nature. Golf is

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his question was answered by leading Swiss Engineer and the inventor and manufacturer of Quick Zap and Powertube, Martin Frischknecht who has revolutionised the whole concept of healing by working with frequencies. A lot of people are familiar with the diagnosis “Your ailment is chronic”. In other words, “live with this pain or symptoms for the rest of your life”. This is what Mr Frischknecht faced early in his life when he suffered epilepsy and acute rheumatism. Told by experts that there was nothing that could be done, Mr. Frischknecht was determined to find a natural cure for his conditions. Mr Frischknecht’s love for classical music began at a very early age. He went on to enjoy a stage career spanning 45 years playing string based instruments professionally and played for many dignitaries such as the Queen of Thailand. His passion for music ignited an interest in electronic frequencies and he started to investigate the impact of frequencies to the human organism. He also studied engineering where he went on to receive his

Diploma in Electrical Engineering 1976. By building on the work of Dr Hulda Clark’s zapper technique, he developed his first marketable device The Fri Zap in 1998. Using the Fri Zap he recovered, and the unexpected and huge success was the start of further experiments and the development of Quick Zap in 2000 and the release of his latest and most powerful device the Powertube, a Registered Medical Device (Aus. TGA No. 140656) and recently launched in Australia. The Powertube device is used for electrical self treatment of ailments and pain and can be used by nonmedical people. The main aspect and function of this technology is the efficient detoxification and relief from chronic and sporadic toxins within the body. Traditionally we reach for pharmaceutical medications to treat many illnesses. This introduces inorganic substances into an organic body and in the process kills important, much needed bacteria. The body is then under pressure to rid the body of these trespassers. It is also under pressure from illness, viruses and the residue of modern day preservatives

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or many the term “detox” is surrounded by hype and causes many pet owners to disregard the concept of toxicity and detoxification in their animals. This is unfortunate because many animals genuinely suffer from toxicity. Toxins are substances the body is unable to process into useful nutrients. These toxins can put stress on the organs and the entire system, potentially leading to disease. Pets predisposed to toxicity are often animals that eat poor diets, and have weak liver function. Toxins can come from many different sources: • Processed foods

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• Flea, tick, worming products • Medications • Shampoos • Environmental pollutions • New furniture, carpets, paints • Pesticides and chemicals The body produces toxins through normal day to day processes. A healthy body is able to detoxify naturally. It is when the body is unhealthy and the organs are overworked, or not working well, that toxins become overwhelming. The build up of toxins in the body can cause inflammation and skin problems. The process of removing toxins from the body is called detoxification. Natural therapies can be used to aid detoxification through the improvement and support of the respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary, skin and lymphatic systems. Improve the diet by giving fresh raw foods. Avoid giving medications (when possible) and chemicals during detoxification. Provide broths and soups to increase fluid intake. Broths are beneficial for helping to cleanse the bowel. The bowel is an important place to start any detoxification process. When the bowel

wall is unhealthy toxins including chemicals and food waste can leak into the bloodstream. The liver attempts to remove these toxins from the blood but if the liver is unhealthy the toxins can build up, potentially harming the immune system. Broth recipe: Add 200g of diced certified organic chicken and 2-3 cups of carrot, celery and pumpkin to a pot, cover with water and add a pinch of salt. Bring to the boil and then simmer until the vegetables are soft. Add more water as needed. Allow to cool, and strain, removing the solid part from the liquid broth. Provide the broth for 1-2 days (provide fresh water too) and then reintroduce solids gradually. Herbal tonics can also assist in the detoxification process. Some well known skin, blood and liver cleansers include burdock root, dandelion, milk thistle and yellow dock root. Most animals with any kind of illness, short-lasting or chronic, will benefit from detoxification. Speak to your friendly natural animal care practitioner for guidance on how to best support your pet.

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GRIEVING YOUR PETS WORDS WENDY MULDER

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hat if you didn’t have to get it right? When your pet’s dying, it feels like there’s even more energy of “you’ve got to get it right”, because it is the last chance. I had a phone call recently from a lady whose dog was dying and she was crying and very upset not knowing what to do next! I asked her was she willing to let go of her animal and allow her animal to choose. Through some more questions and clearings she was willing to let go of her fear of him dying. When she looked back at her dog while still on the phone, it was as if it was more relaxed knowing she was now going to be ok with him going.

The reality is that we have last chances every day; we just don’t know it at the time. And so it becomes a choice to make every moment of our life into something we are grateful for, rather than making some moments far more significant than others. What if nothing was significant and everything could be a choice? In my experience as well, how much does the animal choose to go to allow the owner/owners to move into greater possibilities? What gifts has your animal showed you that you can now start incorporating into your life and living. It is like they are saying, ‘are you now ready to step up and be all of what you truly can be!’ They have shown you by what they are being that it is possible for you to have that now too… i.e Do they judge you? Are they there for you at all times? Are they happy with who they be? Do they live in the moment? Are they in total allowance of you and themselves? What if you could have gratitude for them, let go of the connection you had and allow for a whole new connection? My point of view is that death does not end a relationship it just changes it.

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twilight years. She was covered in fleas, her ear was infected and her fur was badly matted. Her owner didn’t care for her anymore. RSPCA inspectors rescued her and gave her the treatment and care that she so desperately needed. Today Missy has been re-homed with a loving family that will give her all the love and care she needs. It’s not just old dogs that are poorly treated. Last summer Maui and Tamati – two 9-week-old puppies – had collapsed, starving, dehydrated and close to death in the blazing Queensland sun. These two sweet little puppies had suffered almost unimaginable neglect at the hands of their heartless owner. RSPCA Inspector Cameron Buswell rushed to their rescue. He said, “As soon as I saw the puppies I knew straight away that they were in a very bad situation. I could see ticks all over them. There was no way I was going to be leaving them in the state they were in. I’m sure they

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AND TICK SEASON! and their health was touch and go. The RSPCA team had to work as quickly as possible, pulling off clumps and clumps of ticks with their hands. The team have described their horror when they saw that the puppies were so hungry that they were eating the bloated ticks as they fell from their bodies. Sadly, this distressing story isn’t an isolated case. Every single month, RSPCA receives thousands of calls reporting innocent animals suffering from cruelty and neglect right across Queensland. A veterinary examination confirmed that the two puppies were dehydrated, anaemic, suffering from heat stress and extremely emaciated. Both puppies weighed just 3.7kg – less than half the healthy weight normally expected for puppies their age and breed. Maui and Tamati’s owner was prosecuted and ordered to pay a $5VV000 fine and prohibited from purchasing or acquiring an animal for a period of three years. Maui and Tamati both recovered

amazingly since their horrific ordeal. They have found new loving forever homes with families who care for the young dogs and are now both living enriched and happy lives. RSPCA is called upon to help rescue animals that have been neglected, abandoned or injured. Operating Animal Emergency Ambulances throughout the state, the RSPCA recently rescued Delilah. She was a young cat trapped in a large industrial rubbish pit. It was not known how long she had been in the

pit, and she was highly distressed and lethargic from the ordeal. She meowed out for help and huddled herself in the corner, frightened. The employees were scared to help her, fearing she might hurt them in fear as they tried to rescue her. The RSPCA Animal Ambulance officers rushed to her rescue. She was scared and dehydrated, and needed vet care and loving reassurance. Delilah was given a full health check and some time to recover while the RSPCA lost and found team tried to find her owners. Sadly no owner could be found. Delilah was given the second chance she so richly deserved recently and was adopted out to a cat-loving family that will take the best care of her. You can make a real difference to animals in need this season! Please donate to the RSPCA today to become a Guardian Angel and watch over animals like Missy, Maui, Tamati and Delilah this Christmas. Please call 1300 RSPCA1 (1300 777221) or visit rspcaguardianangel.com.au to send your life-saving gift to help animals in need today.

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