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Nature & Health

Nature & Health April/May 2018

Nature & Health is an extensive and integrated natural health and lifestyle media brand dedicated to helping its readers to improve their health and inspiring them to live a balanced and fulfilling life. The magazine is jam-packed with health news and reviews, information and advice on herbs and supplements, natural beauty products, eating well, natural household products, and up-to-date research in the fields of complementary medicine and alternative therapies.

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2 min.
eat well, live well

IF you're snapping at co-workers or feeling anxious about an upcoming event or just plain cranky, it could be something you ate. Or didn't eat. Food can have a direct effect on your mood: with the right diet you can manage the challenges that come your way, but the opposite is also true, because the wrong one can leave you defenceless. Research shows that women with high levels of the stress hormone cortisol tend to eat more calorie-dense sweet foods and far less fresh meat, fish, and vegetables. A survey by the UK's Food and Mood Project showed that people who ate more sugar, caffeine, alcohol, and sweets felt more stress, while those who ate more vegetables, fruit, and oil-rich fish felt the least stress. But it's not just what you…

2 min.

Probiotic power Thanks for a great article on probiotics and your skin's microbiome by Teresa Mitchell-Paterson (December). I'm a big fan of fermented foods and I enjoy making them as much as I like eating them, so it makes sense to apply the same principles of balancing 'good' bacteria to the topical treatment of skin. Hazel Artis, via e-mail Little Miss Meat-free I've had a huge girl-crush on Katy Beskow for some time now, and I absolutely love her vegan recipes – so I was thrilled to see your interview with her (February). On point! Clarinda See, via e-mail Expert advice Thanks for the tips from the ATMS experts. Like Teresa Mitchell-Paterson, I would never want to be without slippery elm powder as it is such a multi-tasker, keeping me regular and also preventing heartburn and irritable…

1 min.
what’s worked for you?

A good brekkie I used to start the day with a strong coffee and not eat anything till mid-afternoon, in the misguided belief that this would keep me slim. Madness! Apart from leaving me nervy and headache-y, I actually gained weight. Now I always have a decent breakfast, like poached eggs or porridge. No more headaches, no more nerves – and I've lost five kilos! Linda Cantor, via e-mail Puppy love When I moved to an apartment, I didn't think I could have a dog, so I volunteered at an animal shelter, playing with the dogs. A shih tzu pup needed a home, so I asked my OC and they said OK. She and I are great mates, and she keeps me healthy with walks and park play! Phyllida Tan, via e-mail…

11 min.
master of miracles

Everyone hasrecurring themes throughout their lives, so if there is a recurring challenge or health problem, it will keep showing up in your many lives until it is healed. BACK in the 1980s, if you had talked about your past life memories, you would have been considered kooky at best, totally mad at worst. But things have changed over the years, and one man has played a major role in those changes. Dr Brian Weiss is the New York Times best-selling author of ‘Many Lives, Many Masters’. Originally trained as a psychiatrist, his theories of past life regression and healing shocked the medical world. Since then, he has helped break down numerous stereotypes and beliefs about how our past lives play a role in our current situation, and to bring those…

2 min.
the world is a schoolhouse

Some say that there is a real awakening of, and a reconnection to, the Divine Feminine. But at the same time, there is so much struggle and people with very different intentions coming to power. It’s complicated. We have incredibly talented, spiritual, kind and people here, and we have others that are so different: rude,unkind, and aggressive. How can this be? I was meditating on this, and I saw this planet as a one-room schoolhouse - like in remote rural areas of Australia or the United States, where everybody, grades one through to 12, would go to the same school. We have the 12th graders - these are the people who are dealing with the Divine Feminine, and who have a beautiful, mystical spirituality, open-heartedness, and are kind to humans and…

4 min.
love your heart

Juicing is a worldwide phenomenon, but it also concentrates calories, making it easier to consume excessive carbohydrates. This isn’t good for your waistline or your heart. CARDIOVASCULAR disease kills on average one Australian every 12 minutes, and affects one in six, so it’s worth the investment. More good news: it’s never too late to start, especially since the main risk factors – high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, overweight or obesity, and physical inactivity – can be reduced through lifestyle changes at any age. If you have an existing heart condition, Dr Kylie Dodsworth, Integrative GP at the Centre for Health and Wellbeing in Adelaide and Vice President of the Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA), says it’s important to seek medical advice before taking herbs and supplements. “Not changing or…