I’m sure you have all heard of someone getting great results with weight loss on an intermittent fast. Even though it may seem like the latest “fad” (which in some respects it is), historically, fasting has been used as both a religious and a medical practice for thousands of years. Intermittent fasting has shown improvements in blood sugar levels, reducing inflammation, lowering blood pressure, improving cardiovascular health, cognitive function and physical performance.Read More
Do you have a ritual?
We talked about this @gisbornehealthessentials this week. For most of us, a ritual is a way of connecting with ourselves for a little while, before we run into autopilot and start our busy day or for unwinding when it’s time to slow down. Rituals are usually something we enjoy and that makes us happy.Read More
Its Springtime and the Start of Hay Fever Season for the Macedon Ranges
In Chinese Medicine, Spring is associated with the wood element. It is considered a time of renewal, regrowth and regeneration which can be witnessed all around during Springtime. Grass is growing, flowers are blossoming, and new life is born. For most, the sunshine elevates energy-levels and people are out and about with a spring in their step. Unfortunately, in Victoria, particularly in the Macedon Ranges, a large proportion suffer from a debilitating affliction called ‘hay fever’.Read More
Allergies are considered one of the fastest growing chronic diseases in Australia. More than 20% of the population in industrialised countries suffer from food intolerance or food allergy.Read More
The skin is the largest organ in our body. It easily absorbs everything that it comes into contact with including chemicals, pesticides, cosmetics, perfumes, personal care products and cleaning products. Many of these products on the market are just full of nasty crap, even those labelled as “natural” or “safe”. Thankfully there are also some great alternatives as well. But how do you know what’s safe and healthy?Read More