Gesundheit & Fitness

WellBeing Issue 177

WellBeing is the World’s leading journal of natural health and living.  A refreshingly intelligent reading experience, WellBeing offers inspiration for a way of life that is authentic and soulful.  Reportage reviews the latest developments (or revived ancient practices) in natural living, and in-depth articles both challenge and inspire pragmatic action in the real-world balance of work, life, family and community.  WellBeing reaches an increasingly sophisticated audience of citizens of the global village.  Purchase includes the Digital Edition and News Service. Please stay in touch via our Facebook Page.

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Childhood play is essential for brain development. But should “play” stop when you move into adulthood? The sheer magnificence that you exist on a planet floating through space is worthy of squealing in childlike delight. Our shared playground is like a painter’s palette, textured with different colours, expressions, emotions, activities, animals and places. For you, play might be dancing at home, flowing through yoga, learning an instrument, enrolling in a pottery class or playing a team sport. In every moment you have a chance to play and be curious.…

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“Bear with me for a moment, please.” When was the last time you heard that phrase? Can you also remember your reaction to it? Your attitude towards having to accept a problem or delay speaks volumes. In a day and age where instant gratification is readily available, are there any opportunities left to practise the lost art of patience? Sitting in traffic may be one; waiting for your brunch table might be another. But let’s be honest — how often do you fill those opportunities to simply wait with a mode of distraction or avoidance? The next time you have the chance to strengthen your patience muscle, we invite you to notice if your breath becomes more constricted or if your jaw is clenched. And then simply be present to…

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from the editor-in-chief

I think we know each other well enough by now that I can be honest with you. I’m an idiot. I don’t say I’m a complete idiot in all aspects of my life, but in some ways, on occasions, I am, unredeemably, idiotic. Let me give you an example. One of my daughter’s favourite dishes is spaghetti with butter and then loaded with freshly grated parmesan cheese in approximately equal quantity to the pasta. It’s not to my taste but usually it does fall to me to put the dishes into the dishwasher. If you can imagine the residue of hot pasta, butter and parmesan cheese, it has a definite and resolutely glutinous quality to it. Every time she has the meal, I cursorily rinse the bowl, pop it into the dishwasher and am…

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from the editor

Whether it’s a loving relationship to self, others or something greater than you, connection is something we often write about in WellBeing. On a primal level, we are hardwired for connection, but there is also an energetic force at play. This line of energy leads from your heart centre; a manifestation of pure, unconditional love. This true connection exists without recoil. The bond is malleable and fluid, without doubt, suffering or fear of loss. Freedom is readily accessible, yet the connection is stable and strong. Thoughts, emotions and feelings flow freely in this state. Connection can easily transgress into attachment, however. Attachments, which are housed in the mind, are often linked to outcomes. Perhaps you're attached to an expectation of how you’d like a relationship to look, or you're married to…

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your say

Did something resonate with you in this issue of WellBeing? Tell us! Write to WellBeing, Locked Bag 154, North Ryde, NSW 1670, email wbletters@umco.com.au, comment on our Facebook page or Instagram account: @WellBeing_Magazine. We reserve the right to edit all letters. Knowledge is power I picked up a copy of your Nurture Me edition a few days before being diagnosed with stage one breast cancer — a bolt out of the blue. I especially connected with “Rewired for Resilience”, as the thing I have found hardest to deal with has been people’s reactions. Although I haven’t told many people about my diagnosis, some reactions have surprised me. Many people still see cancer as a death sentence. I could have easily let their reactions drain me, but I am determined to remain positive and…

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recent medical findings for a healthier body

Tea & your genes Epigenetic changes are chemical modifications that turn your genes off or on. Your environment and lifestyle factors such as food choices and things like smoking can lead to epigenetic changes. In a new study, researchers investigated whether tea consumption may lead to epigenetic changes. Previous studies have suggested that both coffee and tea play an important role in modulating disease risk in humans by suppressing tumour progression, decreasing inflammation and influencing oestrogen metabolism. All these mechanisms may be mediated by epigenetic changes. The current results show there are epigenetic changes in women consuming tea but not in men. Interestingly, many of these epigenetic changes were found in genes involved in cancer and oestrogen metabolism. These findings don’t indicate how these epigenetic changes impact health, just that there…