Category Archives: Holistic Health

Holistic Health and Wellbeing

Regular Stretching is so good for you – here is one of my favourites!

If you spend a lot of time at a computer, behind the steering wheel, cooking, washing, basically doing anything with your arms, then this is the stretch for you!

It helps to relieve the tightness in the front of the shoulders (the pec major muscles on the chest) & helps to improve chronic postural issues – like “Upper Crossed Syndrome” & “Forward Head Posture” – which can be major contributors to headaches & neck pain.

I like to hold each of the 3 positions for exactly 30 seconds, so the set will take 90 seconds total. And I repeat it each time I make a cup of tea – while waiting for the kettle to boil.

Try it out – you’re going to love it! Just remember that a good stretch will feel slightly uncomfortable but never painful. If it hurts, you’ve pushed it too far and need to back off a little.

Happy stretching! 😃

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LYME DISEASE: On the Rise & Wearing a Disguise…

HEALING LYME: A Book by Stephen Buhner

Despite Centers for Disease Control estimates that only 20,000 new Lyme disease infections occur each year, the true figure, as Harvard medical school researchers have found, nearly approaches 200,000. Symptoms run from mild lethargy to severe arthritis to incapacitating mental dysfunction. And despite medical pronouncements to the contrary, extensive research has found that tests for the disease are not very reliable and antibiotics are only partially effective; up to 35 percent of those infected will not respond to treatment or will relapse. The spirochetes that cause Lyme are stealth pathogens – they can hide within cells or alter their form so that antibiotics cannot affect them. Lyme disease is, in fact, a potent, emerging epidemic disease for which technological medicine is only partially effective. “Healing Lyme” examines the leading, scientific research on Lyme infection, its tests and treatments, and outlines the most potent herbal medicines and supplements that offer help either alone or in combination with antibiotics for preventing and healing the disease. It is the essential guide to Lyme infection and its treatment.

The book is available in Australia from Booktopia – here…

RESVERATROL: Humble Healthfood Store Tablet Packs a Punch…

Life Extension Magazine:   Resveratrol Combats Leading Causes of Death

A 2010 international conference found that resveratrol operates via twelve key mechanisms to combat five of the ten leading age-related causes of death in the US.

Studies released since that time further clarify and amplify the power of resveratrol to prevent, and in some cases reverse, the biological changes associated with chronic disease and aging. Compelling evidence is now available for resveratrol’s ability to favorably modulate factors implicated in the onset of heart disease, cancer, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes.

Read the full article here…

INFLAMMATION: Quelling the Fire Within…

managing inflammation naturally and effectively

The term inflammation is derived from the latin ‘inflammare’ which means ‘to set on fire’! Inflammation can easily be identified by redness, heat and swelling (most often, but not exclusively, with accompanying pain). Many common conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and autoimmune conditions are chronic inflammatory conditions. The exposure of cells and tissues to chronic inflammation causes significant damage and if left unresolved causes cellular impairment and loss of functional tissue, not to mention the associated pain.

Our friends at Nutrimedicine have put together this Patient Handout, to explain a little more about it & what you can do: Click here to view the PDF…

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HERBS FOR HEALTH: Bacopa – Stress, Memory & More…

Brahmi Tablets

BRAHMI: (Bacopa Monnieri) Sheer Brilliance!

BACOPA: Memory Enhancing Herb With Anti-Anxiety Action

BRAHMI: Known for its beneficial actions on brain, memory, mental deficiency, Alzheimer’s disease, learning skills, anxiety, depression, stress, epilepsy and ADHD children.

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MSM: Natural Health Supplement for Muscles, Joints, Skin & More…

MSM: Plethora of Health Benefits

MSM: A Plethora of Natural Health Benefits - Food for Thought

A Basic Essential Nutrient Needed Now, More than Ever Before

Methylsulfonylmethane is a relatively new dietary supplement form of sulfur that is found in our living tissues. MSM supports healthy connective tissues like tendons, ligaments, and muscle. Thus, it is important in conditions such as arthritis, muscle pains/strains, bursitis, etc.

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KIWIFRUIT: More vitamin C than citrus fruits & more health benefits too…

Article on Health Benefits of Kiwifruit

Health Benefits of kiwifruit

Kiwifruit can offer a great deal more than an exotic tropical flair in your fruit salad. These emerald delights contain numerous phytonutrients as well as well known vitamins and minerals that promote your health.

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MASSAGE THERAPY: In The News…

Findings on Post Exercise Massage

Boosting Recovery After Your Workout – Science Daily

When did you last have a massage? New research suggests massage helps promote mitochondrial growth after exercise!

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Welcome to Flourish Naturally Clinic…

Professional Natural Health Services & Consultations

Located in Medowie and Gateshead NSW Australia…
 
 
By Appointment Only:
  • Remedial Massage Therapy
  • Herbal Medicine Advice
  • Holistic Health Consultations
  • Reiki Therapy Sessions

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