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Pain in Labour: Your hormones are your helpers

Why does birth seem so easy to our animal friends when it is so difficult for us? One obvious difference is the altered shape of the pelvis and birth outlet that is caused by our upright stance; our babies need to twist and turn to navigate these unique bends. Even our nearest cousins, the great…

I’m Pregnant!! Where should I Birth My Baby?

In 2010 a total of 294,814, women gave birth in Australia.* It is often said that giving birth is the one event you will remember for the rest of your life. So how do you choose where is the best place for you to have your baby? When you find out you are pregnant you…

Wired to Wander

Ever noticed how your mind has a tendency to just randomly wander from thought to thought, distraction to distraction.  Think about it – it’s happening right now! Our natural state, is a wandering mind, especially when we are not focused on and consciously paying attention on anything in particular.  It’s called the ‘resting’ state but…

Wireless Technology — A Danger We Can’t Live Without

Waiting for high levels of scientific proof before taking action on electromagnetic fields can lead to very high health and economic costs, as was the case with asbestos, leaded petrol and tobacco1… Note: Article published in ACNEM Journal. Vol 32(1). pp17-20. The wireless revolution has effectively changed the way we communicate with one another, enabled…

6 Tips To Sleep Through The Night

“Sleep is essential for the body to recover and regenerate.” —Dr. Fabrizio Mancini Just as activity is healing, so is sleep. During sleep, your body repairs damage caused by stress or environmental toxins, and sorts out memories from the day. When you get less than six or seven hours of sleep each night, your risk…

The Why?? & How!! of Perineal Massage

Let’s be honest from the start, if this is your first pregnancy, then the thought of having to do perineal massage might not thrill you. I have to admit I was tentative — and rightly so because when perineal massage is done properly, it hurts! Please note: This post is an excerpt from Dr Jennifer’s best-selling book,…

Saving Face – What’s in Your Makeup?

My five year old daughter came home with her face made up by her ten year old (going on twenty-five) cousin. Nothing was spared: foundation, blush, eye liner, eye shadow, lipstick as well as bright red finger and toenails — just in case I had not noticed. The only thing that was missing was a…

Ancient Ayurvedic Detoxification

Have you heard of ‘Oil Pulling’? Jaws often drop when I tell people I do this every single morning! This is an ancient Ayurvedic practice to detoxify the body. This involves taking 1-2 tablespoons of oil (I personally use coconut oil which melts as soon as you put it in your warm mouth, but olive,…

Research Reveals We’re Only 10% Human

A little boy’s father was confined to his bed with influenza and his wife had been very busy sterilizing all his dishes. “Why do you do that, Mummy?” “Because dear, Daddy has germs and the germs get on the dishes he uses. I boil the dishes and that kills the germs. The little boy reflected…

Study Links Probiotics To Stress Reduction

In a 2011 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers found that probiotics seemed to blunt physiological stress responses of mice, and also lowered their levels of stress hormone, compared with mice not fed probiotics. In last week’s post, “Is Your Gut Making You Feel Unhealthy, Paranoid or Stressed Out?” we…