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 its impact on your body – Part 3

In Part 1 and 2 of this series on the impact of stress on your body, I looked at the impact of stress – both high levels and chronic low levels – on the Digestive and Immune systems, on skin conditions, headaches and migraines. Part 3 of this series will investigate the impact of stress…

Stress and its impact on your body – Part 2

In Part 1 of “Stress and its impact on your body”, I discussed the impact of stress on the digestive and immune systems. The impact of stress plays a role in many health conditions, and affects virtually every bodily system, mainly through the release of cortisol and adrenalin from the adrenal glands. These essential hormones…

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…

DEEP BREATHING TECHNIQUE

Deep breathing has many amazing, positive impacts on our body. One of the most obvious benefits is to help reduce stress and anxiety. Start with just a couple of minutes of deep breathing in the morning and evening and build up to 15 – 20 minutes if possible. Even building up to 5 or 10…

DEEP BREATHING –reduces stress and anxiety and a whole lot more

It happens automatically. We inhale, we exhale. We all know it is essential to life but are you doing it correctly? Seems like a strange question, we all know how to breathe don’t we? In actual fact, most of us don’t know how to breathe properly. If you asked the average person do they deep…

Digestive problems – bloating, discomfort? Don’t ignore the symptoms

Do you suffer from bloating, flatulence or discomfort, constipation or diarrhoea? Do you just put up with the symptoms because they are not that bad? Are you aware of the damage that can be occurring in your digestive system by ignoring these symptoms? This article will focus on the more obvious signs of a digestive…

STRESS – and what it can do to your body

Stress is the body’s reaction to harmful situations — whether they’re real or perceived. These situations can be physical, mental, emotional or environmental. Stress is a normal part of life and can actually be good for the body. For example, when the immune system is stressed by a foreign invader, it jumps into action and…

STRESSED? – How to lower it naturally

When it comes to stress, it is important to understand that it is not the actual stressors that are the problem, it is how we react to them. You could have 10 people who are subjected to the same stressors, maybe losing their job, financial worries, running late for an important appointment, but they will…

Healthy Ageing

Each generation of Australians is living a longer life, but when that life becomes beset with health problems and pain, the quality of life diminishes. Is there a key to living a long AND healthy life? Sure, genetics play a part, but how about a healthy diet and a healthy emotional state? When it comes…