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The Art of Healing Vol 1 Issue 70

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: I Have (Taurus) ARTIST: Chris Hazell INSTAGRAM: chrishazellartist Thank you to all the writers, organisations, and people we interviewed for their time and contributions to this magazine including (but not limited to): • Blackmores Institute • Global Wellness Summit 2019 • Katherine Droga • Dr P. V. Vaidyanathan • Toni Saunders WEBSITES YOU MIGHT LIKE TO VISIT: • www.neurosciencenews.com • www.flinders.edu.au • www.greatergood.berkeley.edu • www.mindbodygreen.com • www.wakingtimes.org • www.anhinternational.org 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 every care is taken to compile and check articles contained herein for accuracy, the Publisher, Editor, authors, their servants and agents will not…

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editor’s note

As I write this, we have just experienced some of the worst fires in Australia’s history, both in Gippsland, Victoria and on the south coast of NSW – along with many other fires all around the country. So it does make everything else pale in significance, and has certainly been upper most in my mind as I have bought this magazine together. When it comes to emotions, I really don’t think we have the words to describe how we are feeling at times like these. Certainly, images have been telling a thousand more words. But there are some things we do know; that we are all feeling this. We are all in pain. We are all in confusion. We are looking for someone or something to blame – because we are…

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new zealand prioritising gross national wellbeing

We usually think of a country’s wealth or capital in terms of its financial bottom line, it’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). But New Zealand (NZ) has challenged the world to assess wealth in terms of a very different commodity, it’s Gross National Wellbeing. To Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, the purpose of government spending is to ensure the health and life satisfaction of it’s citizens. Jacinda believes that wealth or economic growth is not the metric by which a country’s progress should be measured. “GDP alone does not guarantee improvement to our living standards—nor does it take into account who benefits and who is left out.” The five specific wellbeing goals Jacinda is including in her new metrics are: • bolstering mental health • reducing child poverty • supporting indigenous peoples • moving to a low-carbon-emission…

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when wastewater gives power to the people

Sustainable purification of wastewater by naturally occurring algae is an outstanding way for regional towns to reuse precious water and reduce a town’s carbon footprint and power usage at the same time, says environmental health Professor Howard Fallowfield. The remarkable wastewater treatment model—which is now part of the World Health Organisation’s sanitation safety planning initiative —has recently won the SA Australian Water Association Infrastructure Project Innovation award. Microbiologist Professor Fallowfield says the latest project near South Australia’s Mid North township of Peterborough is a great example of not only helping the environment, but also supporting better health standards and the local economy. “Before the high rate algal pond (HRAP) was built, all households and businesses in Peterborough disposed of their wastewater on site via septic tanks or disposal, which often resulted in raw…

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urban green space can prevent premature deaths

Half of the world’s population lives in cities, where there is often a lack of green space. Many studies suggest that green spaces in cities have a positive health effect, including less stress, improved mental health, and lower risk of cardiovascular disease. However, many of these studies only looked at one specific point in time. That is why a new study focussed on longitudinal studies following the same cohort of individuals over several years. Using a simple measure of exposure to green space, the NDVI (Normalised Difference Vegetation Index) based on satellite images, nine cohort studies from seven different countries (Canada, United States, Spain, Italy, Australia, Switzerland and China) were analysed. It was found that an increment in greenness around homes is significantly associated with reduced premature mortality. “This is the…

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its time to explain country in indigenous terms

It’s time to write about Indigenous Australian place relationships in a new way, in a language that speaks in Indigenous terms first, to convey a rich meaning of Country and best identify its deep ecological and social relevance to Aboriginal people. Flinders University anthropologist and Matthew Flinders Fellow, Professor Amanda Kearney, explain the need for this shift in an expansive research paper that considers themes of species maintenance and place engagement. Amanda’s research, undertaken with long-term Monash University collaborators Associate Professor Liam Brady and Associate Professor John Bradley, was conducted in Yanyuwa country, around Borroloola in the south west Gulf of Carpentaria in northern Australia. Yanyuwa have been collaborating with these researchers for many years to document the terms of their Country for future generations. “Based on our long-term ethnographic and collaborative fieldwork…