The Paradox of Hardcore Wellness

Super fit and health focused people are all over the internet. Highly curated images have shifted our perception of what is “average”. Sound mental and physical health is promoted as consistent levels of: slimness, happiness, energeticness, attractiveness, optimism, strength, presence, and mental sharpness. It’s nuts really when you sit back and think about it! The […]

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Brrr… Staying Motivated for that Winter Work-out

Been feeling a bit extra achy lately and wondering why? The simple fact is that cold weather (like the cold snap Melbourne has had lately – brrr…) causes tighter muscles and joints. According to Los-Angeles based physical therapist Vivian Eisenstadt, cold weather causes muscles to lose more heat and contract which causes tightness throughout the […]

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The Unfounded Revolution against Gluten

Turns out the widespread revolution against gluten isn’t backed up by scientific-evidence. Those diagnosed with a level of gluten intolerance or celiac disease secretly eye-off ‘cronuts’, artisan made bread and fresh pasta; while others in the general population steer away from gluten for reasons that are actually unfounded, depriving themselves of foods that they may […]

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The Truth About Turmeric

‘An almond milk decaf mocha please. Or perhaps a three-quarter soy cap? Oh, look at this – a turmeric or mushroom latte? I’ll try a turmeric latte, why not. I’ve heard they’re good,’ The internal dialogue while you’re perusing the cafe menu comes to a halt. You place your order and are ready for your […]

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Is there an Optimal Natural Diet? No, Simply Too Much Choice!

*Newsflash* – there is no such thing as an Optimal Diet! Nutrition experts have debated for years about whether there is an optimal diet that humans have evolved to eat. However, a recent study published in the journal of Obesity Reviews (December 2018) found that there is no single natural diet that is best for […]

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The “Wellthness” trend!

Wellness. Talk about a buzzword. And yes, of course, our collective and individual levels of stress are high, and our technology-obsessed lives leave little space for time-out. We need ways to maintain clarity and steadiness of mind, and stability and strength in body. More than ever. Various massage traditions are age-old in assisting us to […]

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Timeless Traditional Food Wisdom

Imagine food as the best medicine for your body and mind. Personalised diets based on the idea of ‘food as medicine’ are an emerging global trend (note the sudden rise of the Gut Health practitioner). In Asia balancing our health by recommending a personalised diet is a centuries-old practice. […]

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The Truth about the Probiotic Craze

Noticed the probiotic hype lately? It turns out there are a lot of fundamental misunderstandings about what this “superfood” is exactly. In fact, the marketing of products containing probiotics is largely imprecise and misleading. Let’s break down the confusion: […]

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