category_outlined / Health & Fitness
Nature & HealthNature & Health

Nature & Health August/September 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.

Yaffa Publishing Group PTY LTD
Read Morekeyboard_arrow_down


access_time2 min.
age-proof your life

NOBODY wants to grow old – the ageing process is hard on everyone. In many parts of the West, it's downright brutal, because we associate worth with youth. The idea that the value of life diminishes with age is unique to our culture, and unfortunately it's more intense than it's ever been at any time. Many Asian cultures, on the other hand, traditionally celebrate, honour and respect elders and their wisdom. Much of the Koreans’ regard for ageing is rooted in the Confucian principle of filial piety, a fundamental value dictating that one must respect one's parents. And even outside the family unit, young Koreans are socialised to respect and show deference to older individuals and authority figures. Many Indians live in joint family units, with the elders acting as the…

access_time2 min.

Winter wellness Loved, loved, LOVED your June issue! There was so much great reading – the article about Ayurvedic spices was really interesting, but the best part was your section on winter wellness. Every single article appealed and gave me so many ideas, including the winter meditation series, conscious writing, warming root vegetable recipes, and “24 hours to stop a cold”. Thank you! Claire Bayly, via e-mail Bigger is beautiful I wanted to say how much I enjoy your photo choices – the models all seem to be a normal size, not too young or too thin, and the mood always seems to be about making the reader feel good about themselves, rather than showing off the model’s looks. Thank you for standing out from the crowd. Josephine James, via e-mail So much knowledge I’ve just bought…

access_time1 min.
what’s worked for you?

Sweat it! I am a big believer in sweating. Not only has it helped me shed kilos (bye-bye baby weight!) but it does wonders for your skin by opening pores and helping to flush out toxins. I have a sauna at my gym every 4-6 weeks, and I wouldn’t miss it. Dana Sloane, via Facebook Water works I’ve never liked the taste of plain water, so I spruce it up to make it as appealing as possible, adding some muddled cucumbers, a bit of lemon or orange slices, and a few mint leaves. Pema Franks, via e-mail Avocado oil Coconut oil gets all the publicity, but I can’t go past avocado oil: it contains vitamins A and E, so it’s a great natural moisturiser; iYou can even use it as a hair serum. A true multi-tasker –…

access_time12 min.
making her mark

DO you dream of making a difference in the world, of helping others, of doing more than just a ‘job’? Stepping into what you really want to do takes a lot of bravery, and after decades of teaching and sharing her insights into how live a more courageous life, Margie Warrell knows what it takes to go from dreaming to doing. Having grown up as one of seven children on a small farm in rural Australia, Warrell went on to build an international speaking and coaching business, all while raising four children in five years. She has worked with everyone from NASA and the UN Foundation to the Australian Federal Police, and she has interviewed many leaders, such as Sir Richard Branson, Nobel Laureate Jody Williams, hotelier Bill Marriott, former…

access_time2 min.
discover your purpose

Write down your answers to these three questions from ‘Make Your Mark’ to find your purpose in life. What am I good at? These are things you’ve been good at all your life, things that others have always sought you out for, even if you thought nothing of it, and they may go all the way back to when you were very young. These are your innate strengths and talents - gifts you didn’t ask for but somehow got anyway. Along with your natural talents will be things you’ve become good at: for example, skills you’ve learned from your career and life up to now, and expertise you’ve acquired from both formal education and ‘the school of hard knocks’. What can I contribute? There are many problems, challenges and unmet needs in the world…

access_time4 min.
ibs alert

CRAMPING, abdominal pain, increased gas, altered bowel habits, mucus in stools, food intolerance, and bloating are all symptoms associated with IBS. There are three different forms: IBS-D (characterised by chronic or recurrent diarrhoea), IBS-C (abdominal pain or discomfort associated with constipation) and IBS-A (alternating diarrhoea and constipation). Genetics and prior adverse life experiences, such as trauma or infection, may predispose someone to develop IBS. A diagnosis of IBS is based on the duration (minimum six months) and frequency (minimum three times a month) of symptoms, along with ruling out all other possible conditions. However, a relatively new blood test, IBSchek™, enables a quick and reliable diagnosis IBS. The naturopathic perspective Conventional treatment is to either stop diarrhoea or enhance defecation, with painkillers taken as needed. From a naturopathic perspective the various considerations…