Change Your Food to Change Your Mood

June 1, 2010

A survey of 200 people in England reported that 88 percent found that changing their diet improved their mental health. Survey conducted by the “Food and Mood Project”, Amanda Geary, reported on BBC Health. I interviewed Julie Wood RN, GDHSc(NM), GDHSc(OH), Dip Aroma  IAAMA 766 Nutrition Medicine Practitioner based on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia […]

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Ayurveda & Stress

May 14, 2010

Chapter 3 of my book How To Overcome Stress Naturally, I interviewed Shanti Gowans, President Australasian Ayurvedic Practitioners Association & CEO The Meditation Institute – Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia … cont. What is the Ayurvedic approach when someone has stress in their life? Stress and pain are shadows of the outstretched hand of the […]

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Ayurvedic Approach to Stress & Depression

May 11, 2010

Chapter 3 of my book How To Overcome Stress Naturally, I interviewed Shanti Gowans, President Australasian Ayurvedic Practitioners Association & CEO The Meditation Institute – Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia What is Ayurveda? Ayurveda is the ancient and extremely well refined traditional medicine of India and one of the oldest health care systems in the […]

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Diet & Genetic Expression

April 26, 2010

Diet can alter our genetic expression because nutrients in food can alter our DNA! What is Nutrigenomics? Nutrigenomics focuses on using foods’ natural components to promote better health. Nutrigenomics is NOT when scientists modify a food’s DNA by splicing and adding genes. This is genetic modification of foods. This is not nutrigenomics. Personalized Medicine with […]

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Stress & Food Intolerance

April 20, 2010

What Is Food Allergy & Food Intolerance? Food allergy is a term that health experts reserve for any abnormal reaction by the body’s disease-fighting immune system to an otherwise harmless food or component of food. Only a small fraction of the population has a genuine allergic reaction to food. In fact, in North America, only […]

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Diet & Circadian Rhythm

April 16, 2010

Our body follows a daily cycle known as our circadian rhythms. Circadian refers to the regular recurrence of cycles of activity that occur every twenty four hours. When you eat in tune with these naturally occurring rhythms you will notice an enourmous increase in your overall health, energy, and well being. Researchers have found eating […]

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Stress & Circadian Rhythm

April 13, 2010

Much of nature is made up of rhythms or cycles. Common rhythms include the four seasons and the twenty-four hour rotation of the earth. Like nature, our bodies have rhythms. Some of the rhythms of body and mind are tied to nature. When working properly, our bodies respond to nature’s cues to create their ideal […]

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Diet & Immune Function

March 21, 2010

Foods that can Boost Your Immune System Nowadays we are surrounded by so many different types of virus and your body is under the environmental attack everyday. It is your immune systems (white blood cells) job to protect your body from those daily invisible attacks. Research by a Sydney-based research team has shown that the […]

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Diet & Intake of Toxic Chemicals

March 18, 2010

Environmental chemicals and our health We all have significant levels of synthetic environmental chemicals which we have accumulated in our bodies over a lifetime. These chemicals are important factors in the cause of many chronic illnesses. We are exposed to these chemicals on a daily basis from a huge variety of sources. There is a […]

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Diet & Hormone Balance

March 15, 2010

Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance include: nervousness, headaches, emotional disturbances,   depression, tissue swelling, back pain, memory disturbances, hot flashes, acne, nausea and irritability. Symptoms are often related to fluctuations in levels of oestrogen, progesterone and other hormones that occur during the menstrual cycle.  Magnesium (Mg)  Magnesium is involved in more than 300 essential metabolic reactions, with […]

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