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The Art of Healing Vol 3 Issue 68

With so much publicity being given to fake news of late, we are very pleased to reassure you that our latest issue of The Art of Healing has lots of scientifically-based research articles to keep you informed and educated, and help you practice preventative health strategies in your life, along with accompanying beautiful imagery to lighten and hearten your soul – particularly over the colder Winter months. Highlights include Why Reading Good News Is Good For You; a few articles on Sleep and afternoon napping, which is linked to better mental agility; and some natural remedies for Restless Leg Syndrome. On the emotional side of things, we have a really useful article on how to release judgement, and also the difference between anxiety and Anxiety Disorder from one of the experts. And if you haven’t heard about the Tibetan Rites, don’t miss finding out about this. Doing these 7 exercise is an easy and effective way to keep fit and healthy – including as you age. Our Featured Artist this issue (and also our front cover artist), is Holly Wilmeth. Lots more .. including the Dirty Dozen and Clean Lists for 2021 (fruit & vege with the most and least pesticides).

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FRONT COVER IMAGE BY: ADAM ELLIOT https://www.instagram.com/adam_elliot_clay/ Thank you to all the writers, organisations, and people we interviewed for their time and contributions to this magazine including (but not limited to): • Intelligent Screening Pty Ltd• David McLaughlin• Tracey Baillie• Adam Elliot• Bill O’Donnell• Vilalara Longevity Thalassa & Medical Spa• Pine Cliffs Resort• Healing Hotels of the World• Pan MacMillan Australia• James McDonald The article on p. 54 is an extract from the book: The Universe Listens to Brave by Rebecca Ray, Pan Australia, RRP$19.99 and is available from all good book stores. 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…

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editor’s note

I had to start my note this time with a piece of very exciting information we have just received (6/7/2019) from the Physiological Society in Scotland: Esteemed Chair of Human Nutrition at the Rowett Institute at the University of Aberdeen, Professor Lora Heisler, studies the precise region of the brain that regulates both appetite and blood sugar. She has found that serotonin, which targets brain neurons in the hypothalamus and hindbrain, can be stimulated to trick the brain to register that food has been consumed - when it hasn’t. By switching on specific brain cells, a reduction in appetite can be triggered - along with an increasing feeling of fullness. Further stimulating these neurons mimics the results of diabetes medications, reducing glucose production and increasing insulin action. Activation of these receptors in…

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i-Screen is an online platform that was founded in Australia in 2016 and provides direct-to-consumer medical testing. The up-side of using this service is that you get your results quickly (usually within 24 hours of having your bloods taken), you can eliminate waiting times or additional appointments with your GP, plus you have immediate ownership of your results. Perhaps a little on the down-side though, is that it can bring up a lot of questions and some of the medical jargon is impossible to understand. So whilst you will receive recommendations from an online GP with your tests results, i-Screen suggest that their service be used complementary to your consults with your local GP. You can also feel safe in the knowledge that all of the samples are collected and…

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comment on menopause test

The Menopause Test measures oestradiol, progesterone, FSH, LH, FSH to LH ratio, testosterone, free testosterone, and SHBG which are the key hormones. When you receive your results, they are scored as low, in the middle range, or high. Whilst my oestradiol and progesterone scores were in the low category, they were both only very marginally so. My testosterone, free testosterone and SHBG levels were all in the mid-range, and my FSH, LH and FSH to LG ration were in the high range. There was only one marker that was very high and that was the FSH – I was above the high <30 with a result of 94. Comment on my tests results from the allocated online doctor was that although my FSH levels were elevated and my oestradiol levels were…

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g20 leaders commit to prevention

Following the G20 Leaders’ Meeting in Osaka early July 2019, leaders have committed to promote “healthy and active ageing through policy measures to address health promotion, prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases … over the life course”. The International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK), the U.K.’s leading think tank on the impact of longevity on society, welcomes the G20 Governments’ commitment to focus efforts on prevention of ill health. Following the launch of the Prevention In An Ageing World program at the World Health Assembly in May 2019, ILC-UK has been calling on governments across the globe to make prevention a priority across the lifespan. Research by ILC-UK reveals that among those aged 50 and over in high and high-middle socio-demographic index countries, at least 16% of the total number of…

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gastrointestinal complaints in children could signal future mental health problem

A Columbia University study has found that adversity early in life is associated with increased gastrointestinal symptoms in children that may have an impact on the brain and behaviour as they grow to maturity. The study was published in the journal Development and Psychopathology. “One common reason children show up at doctors’ offices is intestinal complaints,” said Nim Tottenham, a professor of psychology at Columbia and senior author on the study. “Our findings indicate that gastrointestinal symptoms in young children could be a red flag to primary care physicians for future emotional health problems.” Scientists have long noted the strong connection between the gut and brain. Previous research has demonstrated that a history of trauma or abuse has been reported in up to half of adults with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), at…