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The Art of Healing

Vol 4 Issue 69

The Art of Healing supports a holistic approach to wellness with a focus on the individual, and provides solutions that assists readers to lead a more responsible, conscious, and mindful life. Our aim is to deliver reliable information on how to attain and sustain optimal wellness, using the most natural means possible incorporating the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and environmental aspects of wellbeing.

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1 min.
contributors

FRONT COVER IMAGE FROM: First Equatorial Guinea Bodypainting Festival 2019 ARTIST: Olga Sokolova MODEL: Luz PHOTOGRAPHER: Dimitri Moisseev Art Fashion Studio Thank you to all the writers, organisations, and people we interviewed for their time and contributions to this magazine including (but not limited to): • Ann Marie Johnston• Elise Hendrikson, Shout PR• Jaya Kada• Ben Westhoff• Tace Kelly, Scribe Publications• MAPS• Mind Medicine Australia• Mary Cavaggion and Peter Gotis, Nutripath• Ellen Kirkness, Pan Macmillan Australia• Equatorial Guinea Bodypainting Festival• Intelligent Screening Pty Ltd• James McDonald DISCLAIMER: All material provided in this magazine should be used as a guide only. Information provided should not be construed or used as a substitute for professional or medical advice. We would suggest that a healthcare professional should be consulted before adopting any opinions or suggestions contained in this magazine. Whilst…

4 min.
editor’s note

Bringing this magazine together this time has been particularly interesting. All the magazines are brought together very organically, over time, so you never really know what will be the final outcome until you have everything in. This magazine has a strong theme on drugs, those used both recreationally and therapeutically. But I also I feel it reflects the transition we are currently experiencing as more and more of us become interested in finding out about ways we can look after our health for ourselves. The article on functional pathology (p.50) I hope will be an insight for you in this regard. This is also what the front part of the magazine is all about, where we publish some of the latest research about topics we think will be of interest…

1 min.
long road ahead in minimising opioid-related harm

Australia’s leading causes of death in 2018 according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals that opioids accounted for just over three deaths per day. The majority of these opioid-induced fatalities were unintentional overdoses in middle aged males involving the use of pharmaceutical opioids, often in the presence of other substances. Painaustralia CEO Carol Bennett notes these findings once again shine a light on Australians fighting what it often an invisible illness – pain. “Australia is facing a pain epidemic. With over 3.24 million Australians living with chronic pain, and limited access to options. Doctors and consumers continue to rely heavily on prescription opioids to manage what is a multi-faceted, complex condition that needs much more support and resourcing. Yet sadly pain as an issue, has been missing from health and…

3 min.
research reveals australia is one big niggle nation

Blackmores is calling on all Australians to start listening to their bodies as they’re working harder than we know, with the latest consumer research revealing Australia is a niggle nation. Currently, 15 million Australians (79%) are experiencing some type of pain or niggle, whether this be a sore neck, stiff joint or cramping muscles. While a small discomfort may seem like nothing, these ongoing niggles can have a big impact on our wellbeing, with three in four Aussies (74%) currently frustrated at the impact they’re having on their physical bodies. Despite this, almost a quarter (23%) never seek advice for their niggles. Recovery is also an area of concern, with 81% of those aged 30-39 feeling it takes much longer to recover from physical exercise compared to when they were younger.…

3 min.
medicine hat closes in on functional zero chronic homelessness

The Medicine Hat in Alberta is helping us understand what it takes to reach, achieve and sustain functional zero chronic homelessness. Working closely with The 20,000 Homes Campaign, they are zeroing in on ending chronic homelessness in their community by not only recognising where they’ve had success, but where they’ve made mistakes One of the first 20,000 Homes Campaign communities, Medicine Hat has been blazing the trail toward functional zero chronic homelessness since 2009 and showing the rest of us that it is possible and sustainable - and they’re not letting anything break their momentum. In its last report, the community is below its chronic active homeless baseline of seven with only five chronically homeless people left on their By-Name List. Since April 1, 2009, the community has supported and housed 1,166…

2 min.
climate changes faster than animals adapt

Climate change can threaten species, and extinctions can impact ecosystem health. It is therefore of vital importance to assess to which degree animals can respond to changing environmental conditions, for example, by shifting the timing of breeding, and whether these shifts enable the persistence of populations in the long run. To discuss these issues an international team of 64 researchers from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) evaluated more than 10,000 published scientific studies. The results of their analysis are worrisome: although animals do commonly respond to climate change, such responses are in general insufficient to cope with the rapid pace of rising temperatures, and sometimes go in wrong directions. The researchers extracted relevant information from the scientific literature to relate changes in climate over the years to…