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Climatic change in my garden

The case experiment
On May 29th, 2015

Climatic change is now a phenomena affecting Sydney at a domestic scale. Vegetable gardens for example were heavily impacted by the wave of heat throughout summer. If your vegetables were affected and you are wondering if this was a sporadic … Continue reading » »

Empathy – giving comfort

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On May 28th, 2015

What is empathy? Empathy is more than being sympathetic. Being sympathetic is feeling others pain, but not necessarily giving comfort. Empathy is the ability to feel the distress of others and to give them comfort. Are all people capable of … Continue reading » »

Mindfulness is making me a better parent

Mindfulness is making me a better parent
On May 27th, 2015

Mindfulness is making me a better parent. This month I am thrilled to be participating in Mindful in May, a 31 day mindfulness meditation challenge. My 10 minute daily meditations are happily waiting for me in my inbox when I … Continue reading » »

Mythbusting Musculoskeletal Misconceptions – part 2

Retirement fun
On May 27th, 2015

An MRI or other scan might not always find the cause of your problem. There has been a number of studies done trying to work out of back pain is linked to findings on X-ray or MRI. What we know … Continue reading » »

Giving a smile

Waterloo Primary School, Freetown 3
On May 25th, 2015

People who smile are thought to be peaceful, in control of their life, and even attractive. There is plenty of research that shows that smiling is good for you and good for others. A smile is a short event, lasting … Continue reading » »

Brown rice sushi & journey to wellness

Brown Rice Sushi with Avocado and Wakame
On May 24th, 2015

Brown Rice Sushi with Avocado and Wakame 2 cups brown rice 4 cups water 6 Nori sheets 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar 2 tbsp tahini 1 tbsp tamari 1 Lebanese cucumber – cut into strips 2 avocado 1 tbsp lemon … Continue reading » »

Mythbusting Musculoskeletal Misconceptions!

On May 21st, 2015

Your back isn’t “out” This is something I hear almost daily – a patient presents to me after lifting something heavy and feeling a “ping” or “crack” in their back, followed by pain. A lot of people think that this … Continue reading » »

Giving to doorknockers

On May 21st, 2015

Charity doorknockers asking for donations are on the increase. Registered charities announce publicly the day that they will be door knocking for funds, and their collectors will have obvious identification (badges, T-shirts, sashes and so on). But what is the … Continue reading » »

Cancer needs lifestyle changes

Cancer - raised immunity, less stress, good diet is important
On May 21st, 2015

There are a number of foods that will aid your immunity and help you fight this illness. These are: broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, garlic, onions, leeks, salmon, sardines, mackerel, walnuts, green vegetables, turmeric, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, dark chocolate, green tea, pomegranate juice and Goji juice. Continue reading » »

3 reasons mindfulness is crucial to an integrative health approach

mindfulness is crucial to an integrative health approach
On May 19th, 2015

Mindfulness is crucial to an integrative health approach, particularly in dealing with thyroid and adrenal health, inflammatory diseases, sleep disorders and the expression of our genes. This past weekend I attended the MINDD International Forum, a yearly 3-day integrative health … Continue reading » »