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WHERE?     North Ryde Golf Club

Twin Rd (off Lane Cove Rd), North Ryde

When?        Sunday 30th March 2014; 9.30am to 4.15pm

Have you heard about the couple who have just returned from running around Australia by doing a marathon every day for 365 days – and on a raw vegan diet? They are Janette Murray-Wakelin and Alan Murray... and they will be speaking at our seminar...

A program not to be missed...

Practitioners: CPE points available
Buffet lunch included

A natural antioxidant found in fruit and vegetables can protect against heart disease just as well as a powerful statin drug.

The antioxidant - an enzyme called glutathione peroxidase (or GPx3) can dramatically reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attack.  People with high levels of GPx3 were six times less likely to have heart problems, say researchers from the University of Minnesota Medical School.

The antioxidant is found in fruit, vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage, and Brazil nuts, and appears to have the same protective effect as a statin drug, but without the sometimes dangerous side effects. [Note that cooking vegetables will remove most of the glutathione peroxidase.]

The researchers estimate that low levels of GPx3 put one in four adults at risk of a fatal heart attack.

They hope that eventually blood tests for GPx3 levels will become a standard way of assessing heart attack risk.


Abridged from PLoS One, 2012;7:e38901

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 09:25

Tips to avoid winter weight gain

Have you found those dreaded extra kilos starting to creep up during the chilly winter months?

Don’t despair – here are Hopewood Health Retreat’s Top Tips for avoiding winter weight gain, as reported in the Winter 2010 issue of our magazine, Natural Health and Vegetarian Life .

The Organic Expo & Green Show is a mecca for anyone who enjoys a good standard of living and healthy lifestyle. There will be something there for everyone, making it the ideal day out for the entire family.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 09:25

Vitamin C can help combat cancer

While the health benefits of vitamin C have been known for some time, new research has revealed that it can help curb the growth of cancer cells.

The study, coming from the University of Otago in Christchurch, offers  the first real evidence of a connection between vitamin C and tumour growth.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 09:25

Mother Nature keeps the doctor at bay

Just a small ‘dose’ of nature every day benefits people’s mood, self-esteem and mental health.

And just five minutes of ‘green exercise’ a day produces the largest positive effect, according to the first study to quantify the health benefits in terms of the best ‘dose’ of nature, conducted by the University of Essex.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 09:25

Feeling the winter blues

Cold, wet, and dreary days can be enough to bring any sun-loving Australian down, but the grey skies of the winter months can make some unfortunate individuals truly SAD.

SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder, brings with it symptoms of depression which can range from mild to moderate to severe.

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