Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

What is generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)?

People naturally feel anxious and worried from time to time, especially when faced with stressful situations like taking an exam, speaking in public or going for a job interview. This sort of anxiety can make you feel alert and focused, helping you get things done faster or perform at your best.

People with GAD, however, feel anxious and worried most of the time. Not just in specific stressful situations, and these worries are intense, persistent and interfere with their normal lives.

Worries can relate to several aspects of everyday life, including work, health, family … + Read More

How does being overweight affect my fertility?

The proportion of Australians who are overweight or obese is at an all-time high. We know excess weight is linked to many adverse health consequences. There is now growing understanding that it also affects fertility.

Being overweight affects female fertility

A fine hormonal balance regulates the menstrual cycle. Overweight and obese women have higher levels of a hormone called leptin, which is produced in fatty tissue. This disrupts the hormone balance and can lead to reduced fertility.

The quantity and distribution of body fat also will affect the menstrual cycle.  The more weight in particular; more abdominal fat, … + Read More

Lime, coconut and date energy bites – perfect paleo snack!

Lime, coconut and date energy bites

If you are feeling like some tropical, refreshing lime coconut energy bites, let’s get down to it! All you need is a handful of ingredients. Blend it all up and roll into balls and you’ll be in lime and coconut heaven in just about 5 minutes.

Simple ingredients, plant-based, no-bake, gluten-free, no added sugar – just real food!

INGREDIENTS
20 pitted dates (or 10 medjool dates, pitted)
3/4 cup whole almonds
3/4 cup raw cashews
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
Zest of 2 limes
Juice of 1 lime
Pinch of sea salt
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Informed consent: women need to know about the link between the pill and depression

The introduction of the contraceptive pill in the 1960s was a major milestone for female empowerment. It allowed women to separate sex from procreation, and to increase their participation in work outside the home.

Now, more than 100 million women worldwide use the oral contraceptive pill to prevent pregnancy or control their menstruation.

But the pill and other hormone contraceptives are not without side effects. We usually focus on the physical health effects of the pill, yet the most common reason women stop or change the pill is mental health side effects.

Depression is one of the most prevalent and … + Read More

How to find Sydney’s best Naturopath

Sydney’s best Naturopath.

How do you find a good practitioner? Well not just good, but great, the best ever! Someone who will genuinely care about your health and well-being, give you a diet that makes sense and set achievable lifestyle goals to get on track to be a happier healthier you.

Some tips to find the perfect match!

I jump online and Google ‘Sydney’s best Naturopath’ and begin my hunt. Once I search through the paid ads, where people have literally put money to rank themselves as the best Naturopath and it just looks like a lot of articles.

So, … + Read More

Why you should eat a plant-based diet – that doesn’t mean being a vegetarian

Why you should eat a plant-based diet, but that doesn’t mean being a vegetarian

Plant-based diets are often shown to be good for health. Yet Australians eat a lot of meat and are sometimes reluctant to completely cut meat from their diet. So it’s important to know that eating a plant-based diet doesn’t have to mean becoming a vegetarian.

Plant-based diets are high in vegetables, wholegrain bread and cereals, legumes and whole fruits, yet can still contain small amounts of lean meats and reduced-fat dairy products.

A survey of Australians found most (70%) thought a plant-based diet would prevent disease. … + Read More

Vitamin D3 may increase bacterial richness in the upper gastrointestinal tract and reduce opportunistic pathogens, says a new study from Austria.

Vitamin D3 and the human microbiome

Vitamin D3 may increase bacterial richness in the upper gastrointestinal tract and reduce opportunistic pathogens, says a new study from Austria.

Scientists from the Medical University of Graz report that high daily doses of vitamin D3 for five weeks led to significant reductions in bacteria such as Pseudomonas spp. and Escherichia/Shigella spp.

“The marked reduction in Gammaproteobacteria, which include typical opportunistic pathogens and the increase in phylotype richness, supports the beneficial effect of a high-dose vitamin D3 supplementation on the human gut microbiome,” wrote the researchers.

“This might in part explain the effects of

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Mindfulness: 8 reasons why you should try meditation

Still deciding whether to commit to meditation? Well, reading this should help make that decision.

Until you’ve experienced first-hand the benefits of a regular meditation practice, it can be difficult to commit to the routine. In fact, initially, you may not even fully understand why you should spend time crossed-legged and alone with yourself every day.

meditation

Here, we will show you in detail why you should meditate. Science is now able to position meditation as one of the most positive activities you can do to improve intelligence, health and happiness. Here are the facts:

1. Meditation lowers stress

All of

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Dates Cacao Protein Bliss Balls

Energy packed dates & cacao bliss balls

These take no time to make – if you prepare plenty of the ‘base’ recipe mix, divide them into portions & you can make a whole variety of different flavours to see you through the week.

Dates are a good source of various vitamins and minerals. Its also a good source of energy, sugar and fiber. Essential minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium and zinc can be found in dates. It also contains vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin A and vitamin K.

*Best eaten post training!*
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Olive leaf – Cardiovascular support

Olive leaf – Olea Europaea

Legend and history

Athens is named for the Goddess Athena who brought the olive to the Greeks as a gift. Zeus had promised to give Attica to the god or goddess who made the most useful invention. Athena’s gift of the olive, useful for light, heat, food, medicine and perfume was picked as a more peaceful invention than Poseidon’s horse – touted as a rapid and powerful instrument of war. Athena planted the original olive tree on a rocky hill that we know today as the Acropolis. The olive tree that grows there today is … + Read More

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