All posts tagged: Secrets to health

Do we hand over responsibilty of our health?

This morning I stopped into my local health food outlet, while I was out walking and had an interesting chat with the naturopath who works there. Now this is not an unusual happening for me, as I love a chat ( hello, nearly 30 years of hairdressing!!) but as we got talking about what we both do now and health and wellbeing in general, she said to me that as humans, we often delegate responsibility out to other when it comes to our health.  We want the quick fix, for someone to make the decision for us and are unwilling to do the work on ourselves in order to make positive changes in our health and wellbeing or they feel they have no other options available to them. Most people don’t want to change their habits until forced to do so. In other words, they are willing to gamble with their health, hoping to beat the odds. For example, we may know deep down that a certain food we eat consistently does not agree with our …

7 Tips to Prevent Colds and Flus this Winter.

It’s that time of year in Oz, when the weather changes, the leaves on the trees are turning a beautiful array of autumn colours. It also means the onset of rainy, cold, dark, dreary days and nights ahead, along with the dreaded colds and flu season. But what if I said to you, these simple tips below will help you build up your immune system, to help fight off the dreaded lurgy? Even if you do get a cold, if you’ve built up your immune system to be strong, it will mean your cold won’t be as severe and your recovery, much quicker. Plenty of Sleep- A lack of sleep means our bodies can’t function correctly. Did you know that when we sleep, it’s when our bodies go into rest, digest and repair mode. It’s when our bodies organs and systems do all their repair work, so we can operate optimally, so without a good nights rest, we lack energy, make poor food choices, use caffeine to get us through the day, our bodies don’t get …

Be your own health advocate!

Your health and wellbeing is so important to your energy, focus, happiness, vitality and longevity. If you truly knew just how amazing our bodies are, then you would be in absolute awe of yourself. Just think about this for a minute; Your body is a multitude of biological pathways working constantly to keep you alive, happy, well and full of energy. You have a autonomic nervous system (ANS). This autonomic nervous system is a control system that acts largely unconsciously and regulates bodily functions such as the heart rate, digestion, urination, coughing, sneezing and controls our responses to just about everything- automatically. You don’t have to do anything….or do you? Now I don’t know about you, but this body of mine, is something I certainly want to look after? Though, in this fast paced world we are living, we often neglect this most important fact….If we don’t nurture ourselves and our bodies, then no one is going to do this for us and our truly amazing systems that are there to protect and maintain us, will start to decline- …

The surprising secret to managing your health… Could it be that simple?

I love a good health talk fest and going to talks, conferences, expo, all in the name of health and wellness, particularly from a holistic standpoint, whatever I can get to, I’ll be there! I love to learn and hear about what people have to say, what the latest science, approaches and even the outlandish claims some of these people offer. It doesn’t mean I always agree or adopt their messages, but as a health coach and a wellness advocate, it is important for me to be abreast of what is going on out there in the health world. I have seen many claims, some completely ahead of their time and ground-breaking research, for example like in the field of our gut microbiota, some however, can claim down right negligent and crazy claims, for example, that one ingredient has the power to heal all modern disease. As always, I listen, assess and judge what is a valid approach and what is just cray, cray! The one thing that always remains the same, no matter who I hear talk, no matter …