Category Archives: Vitality Plus

Maintaining Wellness

‘The greatest wealth is health’ – Virgil What does it mean to be ‘Well’? Our society often thinks ‘health’ and ‘wellness’ is to be void of disease. Wellness is a state of physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual wellbeing, beyond the manifestation of obvious disease symptoms. How can you truly be well if you are overweight, lethargic, have constipation or bloating? If you experience these symptoms or other symptoms on a regular basis, how can you say you are well or even truly healthy? Your body is attempting to communicate with you that something is out of balance. Listen! It is ... [ Read More ]

Do You Really Know How to Get Pregnant?

I know funny question, hey? Attempting to become pregnant ideally starts way before you try and conceive. The preconception period is the critical time to focus on if you want to create the healthiest baby possible you can. It is often the case that I am seeing clients with their babies or young children and dealing with ailments that may very well have been minimised if a thorough preconception regime had been followed. I am not saying that preconception care is a guarantee to a perfectly healthy child, with no ailments. What I am saying is why wouldn’t you put ... [ Read More ]

Is Stress Ruling Your Life?

  Do you want to be able to develop strategies to help you feel calmer, feel like you are coping with what life throws at you? Every person copes with stress differently. More often than not the stress starts to accumulate over a period of time, which adversely affects your physical and even your emotional health. If long term stress is left untreated it may cause serious health consequences, affecting • Cardiovascular system • Digestive system • Energy production • Hormonal balances • Sleep • Mood and wellbeing Stress comes in many forms in this busy world where there is ... [ Read More ]

Staying Healthy In a Toxic World

  In our busy modern world, toxins are very common. Environmental toxins include things like heavy metals, pesticides, chemicals, food additives, drugs and pollutants, which are present in the water and food that we consume and the air that we breathe. Toxins not only come from our external environment; toxins can also be generated internally by ‘bad’ bacteria, yeasts and parasites in your digestive system. These internally generated toxins are then absorbed into your bloodstream, affecting your health and vitality. Toxicity will be a contributor to you feeling unwell •    Are you feeling tired or lacking energy throughout the day? ... [ Read More ]

Metabolic Syndrome

So you are feeling tired, not even enough energy to go for a walk or exercise class. You’ve been eating lots of processed foods and not many vegetables of late. Your stress levels are through the roof due to work or family issues. You are feeling pretty low and finding it hard to sleep. A cousin at a family gathering has commented on the extra kilos you are carrying around your waistline, asking if you are pregnant. Enough already! Is this you, or someone you know? Pull out that measuring tape and read this article. It may save you from ... [ Read More ]

Wellness and Healthy Ageing – Your Responsibility

Remember you are 100% responsible for every one of your decisions. There is always a choice. Let me give you an example of two people and their health and quality of life. Person one is in their 20’s, they are fit, healthy, a balanced lifestyle, fresh diet and full of energy with an optimistic outlook on life. By the time she reaches her 40’s, she has laid down the foundations for a continued healthy lifestyle. She keeps active and focuses on a balance with work and life. Her stress levels are managed and she knows her triggers to stress and ... [ Read More ]

Are You Really Losing Fat?

“Obesity has overtaken smoking as the leading cause of premature death and illness in Australia. The contribution of excess weight to ill health has more than doubled in just six years, and accounts for 8.7% of all diseases, compare to 6.5% for tobacco.” Sydney Morning Herald. Do you want to be leaner and healthier? It has been proven that by losing excess body fat and living a healthier lifestyle you may not only live longer, but also look better, feel better and have loads more energy. Who doesn’t want that? Obtaining a healthy weight for your body is not only ... [ Read More ]

The Fear Word

I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” Woody Allen What is it about the C word that produces so much fear in to all of us? Cancer has touched everyone, one way or another. We all know someone with cancer or have experienced it ourselves. The crazy thing is that cardiovascular disease claims more lives than cancer! The lack of understanding about the causes and drivers of cancer contributes to this fear, as does confusion and uncertainty about treatment options. A recent survey by the American association of Cancer Research reveals that ... [ Read More ]

Jet Lag – Reducing the Side Effects

With travel becoming more accessible and affordable, I have noticed more clients asking for advice to reduce the side effects of Jet Lag. Anyone who has travelled in a plane over numerous time zones more often than not will have experienced jet lag to some degree Jet Lag, also known as Circadian Dysrhythmia. Though it is not a life threatening condition, it can create all sorts of symptoms that cause a disruption in our life. How do you know you have Jet Lag? • Broken Sleep • Dehydration • Peripheral Oedema • Grogginess • Disorientation • Fatigue What is Jet ... [ Read More ]

Defend Yourself Against Accelerated Ageing

On his 100th Birthday, Eubie Blake said “If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.” Wellness for Life: When you think about the word Wellness, what images do you conjure up in your mind?  Wellness is not defined solely by the absence of disease; to me it is all about achieving mental, emotional and physical wellbeing as a whole.  This is done by promoting positive life choices that can support good health and balance.  Life is all about choices.  We always have a choice with every situation, for example, I ... [ Read More ]