Antidepressant Dilemma. Do I go there? What are my options?

Antidepressant Dilemma. Do I go there? What are my options?

Losing your shit? Swinging from depressed to anxious to moody and generally can’t think clearly?

Not sure what to do? Or you’ve visited your local doctor out of desperation, now you’ve got a piece of paper with an antidepressant written on it.

I worked for 20 years dispensing those anti-depressants and people weren’t getting any happier. That’s why I jumped the counter and now I’m offer empowering, long term solutions as a naturopath, that clean up at the beginning and not the end.

Consider this concept before you go any further…..did you know your gut affects your mood? Ever heard of the gut-brain connection?

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8 Questions To Ask Yourself When Anxiety Strikes

8 Questions To Ask Yourself When Anxiety Strikes

Heart pounding, dry mouth, rising heat, doom gripping you in a vice…..we’ve all experienced these feelings….it’s anxiety.

Sure, there’s all shapes and sizes, it can come and go quickly or hang around like a bad smell. Maybe the intensity is ramping up or it’s happening way to often for your liking and at times for no apparent reason.

Yes, anxiety can be the result of unhealthy thought patterns, disempowering meanings and poor focus. But, it can also come from our biochemistry. And we can have multiple things going on at once.

So, if anxiety’s striking way too often and it’s out of proportion with the trigger or for no apparent reason. Here’s eight questions to ask yourself:

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BLOSSOMGER Nathalie Dadian

BLOSSOMGER Nathalie Dadian

Just back from creating my first mandala……I’m hooked! And I’m a stick figure drawing kinda gal.
Thank you to the gorgeous Nathalie Dadian for her knowledge and passion that coaxed that inner artist out to create a magical painting that has such meaning to me.Nathalie first started mandala painting after the sudden death of her husband ten years ago. It enabled her to heal.

BLOSSOMGER Nathalie Dadian – Now she’s passionately painting personal mandalas for Susan Sarandon, Ellen Degeneres, Prince Albert II of Monaco and many more.

But if you can’t afford the thousand dollar plus price tag for Nathalie to create your personal mandala, why not let her guide you to create your own for under $300 (including materials).
Come away with a beautiful canvas or stool that records your experience and that you’ll savour for years to come. Suitable for adults and children, with one date in the July 2017 school holidays.Mandalas are amazing transformational and one of a kind beautiful art that evolve on the day.Combine all this with Nathalie’s passion for all things French, like Bastille Day, crossiants and red wine and you’ve got an amazing one off experience right on the mornington peninsula…..who’d have thought!
She just loves Mornington’s coastline it reminds her of her seaside hometown in France.
Now all that’s missing are some French men….ohhh lala!

Nathalie is offering 10% early bird discount off all workshops until 3rd July and numbers are limited.
We may only have her for a short time before work committments in London and France draw her away.
So seize the opportunity!

CLICK HERE for Mandala Art Workshop (full day) details and bookings – Sunday 23/7/17  9.30am-5pm (Early bird $260 until 3/7/17)
CLICK HERE for Mandala Gratitude Stool Workshop (half day) details and bookings – suitable for kids & adults – Friday 14/7/17  9am or 1.30pm  (Early bird $100 (child), $160 (adult) until 3/7/17).

“It’s better to look back on life and say, “I can’t believe I did that,” than to look back and say, “I wish I did that.” – Nathalie Dadian

BLOSSOMGER Nathalie Dadian – Contact on 0417 546773 or email info@blossomger.com for any queries.

Much love Julie xxx

PS. Here’s the link to Nathalie’s facebook page Mandalas of the World for more inspiration.

How to Cure a Fever Quickly From Grandma

How to Cure a Fever Quickly From Grandma

10 Cold-Fighting Remedies – How to Cure a Fever Quickly From Grandma

You know the feeling when a cold’s brewing – sore throat, stuffy nose, tight in the chest, energy drops. Just want it all to go away, so you can get on with living……now you’re secretly wishing you’d etched grandma’s sure fire concoction to memory…. it really worked. Well, I’m hearing you. Here’s How to Cure a Fever Quickly with ten ingredients your grandma would’ve used. Try one or many.

And remember, use these tips in addition to a whole food diet. Plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes and fish, seafood and meat (if you’re not vegetarian) to help my body repair quickly. It’s fundamental for a strong immune system and being able to bounce back after being sick.

Here are ten food hacks (sourced from grandma’s all around the world) to annihilate that cold pronto:

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What’s the biggest thing mucking up our immune system?

What’s the biggest thing mucking up our immune system?

Stress. No big surprises here!

We’ve all lived it…..that cold sore, sore throat or flu after a big stress challenge.

Many of my autoimmune condition clients have noticed their health declining during a stressful life event.

Research has confirmed this stress-autoimmune connection. A 2001 study found that autoimmune thyroid patients had more stressful life events before their diagnosis compared to control groups. And a 2012 study published in Psychosomatic Medicine found that childhood traumatic stress increased the likelihood of being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease later in life.

Undeniably chronic stress is deeply ingrained and entrenched in our busy, modern world. Few escape it.

In fact, if you looked around at most of the population, you’d think that being stressed, anxious, depressed, irritable, addicted to caffeine and craving salty or sugary foods was normal human behaviour. But just because something is common doesn’t make it normal.

A recent Harvard and Stanford study suggests that work-related stress is as detrimental to your health as secondhand smoke!

Did you know over 75% doctor’s visits are stress related, yet only 3% doctor’s visits include a discussion on how to reduce stress?

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