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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How to Get a Bikini Body

How to Get a Bikini Body

How to Get a Bikini Body – 9 Ways To Keep You On Track To Rockin A Bikini This Summer 

Don’t shriek “ohhh me I couldn’t wear a bikini!” You so can.

Great way to get your vitamin D levels up for winter and fast forward 20 years from now & look back – you so know I’m right!

You only get one go in this body. Embrace it all and have fun.

Summer’s finally here for us Melbournites. Whhoooo!

 

9 tips to keep you on track to sizzling this summer, read more on how to get a bikini body:

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5 Relaxation Techniques

5 Relaxation Techniques

5 Sneaky Relaxation Techniques For The Silly Season

Love it or loathe it, the frantic energy of month of December is almost upon us. A time of celebration, family, deadlines, busyness, a super long to do list and much more. Overall, mostly a cheerful time, however, your stress levels can step up a notch. For some getting amongst extended family is a tough time. Gremlins can raise their heads at a time when the nerves are already frayed. So, here are some sneaky reset strategies to incorporate into the day over the coming month or ideally long term. Read on for some Relaxation Techniques.

Why not commit to testing one or all of the Relaxation Techniques options below over the coming month to keep you sane, wise and chilled. Simple is often the best and repeat often.

Simple tips to reset:

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Are You Suffering From Sensory Overload?

Are You Suffering From Sensory Overload?

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Think back over your day so far. How much of it was spent in silence? As in no pumping background music, no chit chat, no incessant mental chatter in your head or a blazing podcast on your headphones. When were you last just in the moment, with the wind on your face appreciating what is with no judgement and feeling truly grateful for the magic of life.

Chances are it’s been a while. It’s a common predicament these days. Often seconds after our alarm goes off, bang we are deep into social media feeds. Listening to music on our commute to work, watching videos at lunch, listening to podcasts on the way home, watching TV during dinner.

Sound familiar? The average person is often deprived of mental and physical silence. We are over-stimulated by a constant bombardment on all our sensory organs. It is the era of sensory overload!

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How to Refresh Your Mind and Body

How to Refresh Your Mind and Body

How to Refresh Your Mind and Body – 7 Quick Pick Me Ups For Winter That Don’t Involve Caffeine

How to Refresh Your Mind and Body - Portrait of a naturally beautiful cheerful girl in a green meado

Here in Melbourne we are full steam ahead for winter yet again. I must admit my least favourite season. But absolutely necessary for the cycle of life. As it cools down and gets darker we can find ourselves in need of a pick-me-up. While the prospect of spring is enticing, we still have many months to go.

Here are 7 tips for How to Refresh Your Mind and Body now.

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