The cancellation of the Seminar in March 2020 due to the Covid 19 government restrictions was disappointing but it led to our first webinar which turned out to be very successful. People were able to interact with the speakers when they might not have been able to attend the seminar or were able to watch later at their convenience. These excellent talks are still all available for purchase via our shop.
Dr Greg Fitzgerald, Naturopath, Osteopath and Chiropractor.
How Not to Die From Covid-19 and other Acute Diseases:
Learn the true history of infectious diseases, and why ignorance of this forgotten history is literally killing people;
Why are young children now dying with Covid-19?
Learn the truth about what happened during the Spanish Flu in 1918/19, and why you have no need to fear any future pandemic; What we are not told about flu deaths and Covid-19 deaths- the elephant in the room.
This was an inspiring and revealing talk which will arm you with knowledge and wisdom that is rarely understood in today’s drug-centred, germ-phobic world.
Dr Malcolm Mackay, GP and Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner
The Health of the Immune System Begins in the Gut
Seventy percent of our immune cells are stationed in the gut and their function is regulated by the gut microbiome. We need a ‘well-regulated’ immune system rather than a ‘strong’ immune system.
A diet rich in whole plant foods, including whole grains and legumes, supports the microbes that produce short-chain fatty acids.
These SFAs signal immune cells to calm down, suppressing autoimmune disease and allergy, while at the same activating immune cells that target viral infections in the lungs. In contrast, animal products, processed foods and high-fat diets promote the growth of the ‘bad’ microbes that cause inflammation and dysregulation of immune cells – leading to a hyperactive but poorly targeted immune system.
Your gut microbiome type is determined by the nature and diversity of food you eat, and may change within three days, so what you eat every day counts.
Jenny Cameron, Nutritionist
What’s in Your Food? The benefits and pitfalls of using nutrient data to build an optimal diet
An optimal diet is built around food, not nutrients. Our recommendation is to eat a dietary pattern based on whole grains, legumes, vegetables and fruit with small amounts of nuts and seeds. However, all too often we see people worried about getting enough protein or calcium or iron, etc. This focus on nutrients can have people confused about what to eat, and for the conscientious among us, this can lead to angst over dietary perfection.
Industry plays right into this by marketing their particular food as an excellent source of whichever nutrient suits – and these claims are often misleading.
So although we tell people to just eat a variety of foods from each of the four main food groups – and by doing that you will meet all your nutrient needs – we also find it helpful to make people aware of basic food composition, that is, just how much of a particular nutrient is actually in a food, so that people can make better food choices to optimise their health.
Whole-Food Plant-Based Diet (WFPB) Made Simple
If you are new to this way of eating, it is important to learn as much as you can about its health benefits. Knowledge is the first step to motivation!
Dawn motivated us to get organised and keep it simple by being prepared. Make sure your pantry and refrigerator are stocked with ingredients to support your new eating habits. Remember: ‘You are what you buy!’ Prepare a few meals a few days in advance, so you are not impulsively eating. It is very easy to lose your discipline when tired and hungry, especially if you have no healthy meal prepared. Food does not need to be boring! There are oodles of recipes available through the internet.
A healthy attitude towards this new way of eating will always produce positive results in more ways than you can imagine, so enjoy exploring and experimenting with the WFPB diet!
Ally Sanchez, Herbalist & Nutritionist, Lower Mountains Health & Healing
My Multi-Therapy Success with Breast Cancer
‘Cancer’ is not a word a person wants to hear when discussing their health. It was the word used by the GP reading my biopsy results. An evocative word ‘cancer’; it’s an umbrella term for many different disease states, treatment options and outcomes. It’s a term for a body out of balance and in turmoil.
Once this word arrives, we can either hand our body over to oncologists and surgeons or take control of our health and healing.
My diagnosis was ‘HER2 enriched breast cancer’, one with a poor survival outcome. The move forward was conflicting for me as a natural health practitioner. The statistics meant that chemotherapy and herceptin would change survival from two to three percent to ninety-five percent.
I took control. I used modern medicines; I wrapped them in a nourishing regime of nutrition, fasting, herbal medicines, mindfulness and a journey inwards. A journey that is rewarding, healing and hope filled.
Jolan Tassone from Om Yoga
Yoga for optimum health
Jolan has been teaching yoga for more than ten years. She is a qualified Hatha Yoga & Yin YogaTeacher, professionally trained by Swami Sarasvati and Sanjay Hackett and teaches at her studio in Emu Plains and internationally at her yoga retreats in Bali and India. Jolan introduced us to yoga breathing and gentle movement to increase your flexibility, energy, vitality and health.