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Gut Problems and Poor Sleep? There May be a Link

By Mel   •   October 3rd, 2018

Gut Problems and Poor Sleep?

Everything feels worse after a bad night sleep. A recent study showed that as little as two consecutive nights of insufficient sleep (4.5hrs) resulted in detrimental changes to the microbiome (our intestinal flora) - the study showed the beneficial bacteria were reduced by 50%. To make things worse, the study participants became about 20% more resistant to insulin—and their microbiomes began to resemble those of obese individuals.And trying to catch up on sleep with short naps doesn’t counteract this. When the circadian rhythm is disrupted it can change the composition of the ...read more

MEDITATION

By Mel   •   September 20th, 2016

Meditation

Guided meditations are a supportive and great way to begin a daily practice and there are many great cd's or support groups to get you started, but meditation can also be a very personal journey, and while guided meditations will get you well and truly on your way, sitting in contemplation with only the self can be a positive and deeply transformative experience. Regularly touch base with meditation groups for guided practice, but be open to beginning to trust our own inner teacher and guide, and introduce a solo meditation practice to the mix. For those of you contemplating meditation, I ...read more

STRESS LESS, Accomplish More

By Mel   •   September 5th, 2016

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Did you know that Stress is the underlying cause of more than 60% of all human illnesses and diseases!!! Lifeline's 2012 Stress Poll demonstrates that 91% of Australians are experiencing stress and 43% are experiencing unhealthy levels of stress. Stress can be detrimental to our health and it doesn't matter if it is big stress or a little stress the body still responds the same. Chronic stress can affect our health differently and can be the underlying cause of main ailments such as anxiety, depression, fatigue, exhaustion, digestive disorders, poor immunity, infertility, headaches, poor ...read more

HOW TO SLEEP BETTER

By Mel   •   May 10th, 2016

HOW TO SLEEP BETTER

Everyone has trouble sleeping now and then. This can have a considerable impact on how your immune system functions. Read on for 20 tried and tested ways to ensure you get a good night's rest. Magnesium – Is the main mineral necessary to sedate the brain for sleep. A powdered form will work much better than a tablet and is also best taken halfway between dinner and bed. Most people will need to take a morning dose also in the first few weeks to build up a base level as Magnesium is the most common mineral deficiency in Australians. It will also help out with restless legs and cramps at ...read more

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