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N A T U R O PA T H I C C L I N I C

SPRING NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2011

LIFE IN BALANCE How many times do you ask yourself how can I cope in such a fast paced life? With technology going faster and more portable in such a small space of time, we are bombarded with external pressure from entities we have never met and continual maintenance of electrical and mechanical machinery. Gone are the days when work, family, and home were our only main concerns. From a Naturopathic perspective, external stressors such as electromagnetic fields and not being able to spend adequate time in nature to offset these radioactive fields can contribute to cellular imbalances. This does sound complex, but it is all about balance. So I have listed a few basic ways we can create balance in most aspects of our life. Building Positive Relationships Increases our Feel Good Hormones •

Correct any brain neurotransmitter deficiencies by doing a mood appraisal or Bravemen nature assessment and using the appropriate amino acids and vitamins to address deficiencies. A hair test and mineral Analysis and/or full general blood test can tell us which minerals and nutrients we may be deficient in. Which can help us to supplement through either diet, or specialised formulations. Magnesium and B Vitamins - Help your body cope with stress better. You can build up your magnesium levels through topical magnesium oil and a good quality Epsom salts. B12 and folic acid (B9) are best if their ingredient levels are equal or close to equal eg. B12 400mg, B9 (folic acid) 400mg.

Clinic News EFTPOS and HICAPS are finally available making it easier to process your claims and pay accounts. Payments via online transfers will no longer be available. Moo Goo products are now being sold in clinic also. Ask me about the benefits of using these natural creams, shampoos, conditioners, soaps and lip balm. These products are very helpful in eczema, and other skin conditions. I have been using the oil cleanser. It is fantastic!

When you get sick, rest!! This is the best excuse to get some really corny movies, have a bath, rug up, and get plenty of rest. A good way to tell if you need rest when you have a cold or a flu is fatigue. If you feel tired, please, rest and give your body a break. You will find the world will still be there when you feel better. Keep a diary of everything; appointments, food, meal plans- time, or lack of it, increases stress. Keeping a diary can help us to have our day planned rather than overloading and juggling all the things we have to do in our brain. Spend 10-20 minutes a day listening to nature - you might go for a walk in the park in your lunch break, or after you hang the clothes out have a listen to the birds or see if you can see any bees or insects doing there daily activities. Build positive relationships - some relationships can be toxic to us. Positive relationships can give us a place in our community and gives us a sense of purpose. A positive partner has shown to release oxytocin levels which in turn can increase Dopamine which makes us feel good, reduces stress hormones, and reduces pain. Studies have found that pain tolerance and degenerative brain disorders are higher in people in toxic relationships. Practise mindfulness (discussed in the previous newsletter) when you are feeling unbearably stressed and see how being mindful can slow everything down and help you to handle stress a lot better.

Thank you all you beautiful people for your support. My Warmest wishes for Spring - Karin

IF

THINGS SEEM TO BE

BECOMING MORE

STRESSFUL THAN NORMAL, OR YOU

HAVE TRIED MOST OF THESE THINGS AND NOTHING SEEMS TO BE WORKING.

YOU MAY WANT

TO HAVE AN ASSESSMENT DONE IN THE CLINIC, OR CALL TO

HAVE A CHAT ABOUT YOUR OPTIONS OR REFFERALS.


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