Category: Lifestyle

Fish oil – what are YOU paying for?

Fish oils (also referred to in some instances as omega-3s) are popular amongst those wanting to support their joints, brain, skin and cardiovascular health (amongst other conditions); however, one of the things I find most frustrating in practice is the frequency of clients coming in who have purchased a...
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What is the HPA axis and why you Should Care

The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is a feedback system connecting your brain to your adrenal glands – the latter of which produce adrenaline, noradrenaline and the stress hormone cortisol in response to how you are experiencing your world. But what does that mean exactly? Stress physiology 101  Put simply, if...
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To Beat Stress, First you Have to own It

Article first published on the Stanley Wellness Centre blog What I find is that few people like to admit they are stressed or not coping in some way, let alone express how their stress levels are making them feel anxious, restless, sleepless, exhausted, or simply ‘frazzled’; but let’s face...
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Building Resilience – The Key to Supporting Mental Health

This article was first published on the Metagenics ANZ blog. Which best describes your day? Is it busy but everything goes smoothly and you respond positively to whatever challenges arise – or does it feel more like everything is a frantic juggle and you literally cannot take on board...
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Taming the Monkey – A Breath Meditation to Focus the Mind

One of the most common obstacles facing us when we meditate is restless and ‘chattering’ mental activity – this is sometimes referred to as the ‘monkey mind’. Contrary to common opinion – meditation is not about emptying your mind completely – though some people certainly experience moments where there...
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Beginning the Practice of Seated Meditation

The word meditation conjures up images of serene individuals in contemplative seated positions and the promise of a future life of peace and bliss. With ongoing research continuing to support the benefits of a regular mediation practice for everything from stress management to improvements in cognitive function then it’s...
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