SAFFRON – the natural way to treat depression

Every year, about one in 25 Australian adults meets the criteria for being diagnosed with depression, with women more likely to be diagnosed compared to men (9.9% for women compared to 5.6% for men) More than 1 in 10 people are currently taking anti depressants, with Australia being the second highest prescriber of anti depressant…

Anxiety – is it all in your mind?

As with depression and other mental health issues, anxiety has a rather chequered past. The Ancient Greek philosopher Plato described anxiety (coined as hysteria) as being caused by the female uterus, which would travel around the body “…blocking passages, obstructing breathing and causing disease”. The Ancient Greeks also suspected that women produced semen which, when…

A Journey to Finding Inner Peace

Would you like to be free of negative emotions and thoughts such as anger, frustration, resentfulness, regret, bitterness, anxiety, worry, stress? Are you a compulsive thinker, your mind going over and over problems? Would you like to learn how to clear your mind, how to live in the moment and how to experience inner peace?…

Stress and its impact on your body – Part 5

In this final part to the series on stress and its impact on your body, I will be looking at the impact of stress on your adrenal glands and hormones. Adrenal health: The adrenal glands are 2 small glands located on the top of your kidneys. They are made up of 2 parts – the…

Stress and your body – Part 1

In this 5 part series, I will be investigating the impact of stress on various body systems. This first part will look at the impact stress has on the digestive system and the immune system. Stress is something that we all encounter on a daily basis. Our bodies are designed to respond to stress in…

EARTHING – the science behind it.

Humans have been walking barefoot for hundreds of thousands of years – up until very recently that is. With the introduction of shoes (and specifically synthetic soled shoes), we have lost our vital connection to the earth. You go for a nice long barefoot walk in the bush or the beach and come back feeling…

Turmeric – an alternative to anti depressant medication?

Turmeric, botanical name Curcuma longa, has been used for thousands of years as a medicinal herb. It has been used traditionally in countries such as India, China and Thailand for conditions as varied as poor digestion, skin conditions, jaundice, insect bites, fevers, sprains, arthritis and gastrointestinal ulcers. There have been thousands of studies investigating the…