Issue 102

Goji Juice: The Latest Buzz in the Health Food Industy!

The latest buzz in the health food Industry is GOJI - the Americanised version of the Chinese word "gou qi".

The botanical name for Goji is Lycium barbarum. The Lycium genus has over 90 species of plants - It is Lycium barbarum that is known in China for its medicinal properties and is one of the most popular tonics used in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

One of the key benefits of Goji is its high antioxidant level. Antioxidants play a significant role in the body's defence against excess levels of free radicals and the damage they can cause. These antioxidants include carotenoids, vitamins C and E and bio-flavonoids.

Goji berries contain very high levels of Vitamin C and beta-carotene, high levels of the carotenoid zeaxanthin (associated with eye health), and small amounts of Vitamin E, which is very unusual for a fruit. Add to this an extensive list of bioflavonoids, sesquiterpenoids, minerals and amino acids and you can understand how Goji berries are often referred to as one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet.

The current Goji market has been driven by USA MLM Company Himalayan Goji. The first Australian manufactured Goji juice on the market was Tree of Health Goji.

Tree of Health uses authenticated Lycium barbarum sourced from China. "We use a high quality Goji extract which has been independently tested for polysaccharide content and antioxidant strength. We know it is a quality product," said Helen Russell, director of Tree of Health.

For more information on Tree of Health Goji, visit their website: or call 1800 99 66 64

Special Internet offer for myhealthspecials/Naturally Happy subscribers.



Summer's Here & it's Time to Get Active: The Cool Way!

With the warmer weather finally arriving you may be looking for a cooler alternative to stay physically fit this summer. So why not give swimming a go! Swimming works your whole body, improving cardiovascular conditioning, muscle strength, endurance, posture and flexibility all at the same time.

It's also a lower impact form of exercise when compared with running, cycling or weight training. For this reason there is a low risk of injury because there's no stress on the joints, bones or connective tissue due to the buoyancy of water. This means swimming is suitable for a wide range of people from the elderly to pregnant women or those who may be returning to exercise after injury.

However if swimming laps doesn't sound like your thing there are many alternatives in the water, such as Aqua Aerobics or Deep water running, and the great thing is all these activities will keep you out of the summer heat.

When looking for a pool why not check out the many venues that Belgravia Leisure manages. Belgravia Leisure management group operate 6 swimming pools for local government across the greater Brisbane. These facilities are as far north as Dayboro and as close to the city as the Valley Pool in Fortitude Valley. Other locations are Murrumba Downs Pool, Albany Creek Leisure Centre, Lawnton Swimming pool and Pathways Leisure in North Lakes.

So why not get active today and give swimming a try!


Click the link and fill out the contact form to redeem your offer!

Albany Creek Leisure Centre Albany Creek Free month with every 12 month membership!

Dayboro Pool & Gym Dayboro 1 Free Swim!

Lawnton Swimming Complex Lawnton 1 Free Swim!

Murrumba Downs Pool Murrumba Downs 1 Free Swim!

Pathways Leisure Centre North Lakes 1 Free Family Pass!

Valley Pool Fortitude Valley free swim, cycle or Pilates class!




Give the Gift of Health and Beauty: with these Great Ideas!

Every week leading up to Xmas we will be featuring 8 businesses that have great Gift Ideas. Each business also has a great special that will add even more value to your gift.

To contact a business please click the business link and fill out the contact form on their web page.

Gift Vouchers also available!


Day Spas

Apollos Day Spa- Woolloongabba

Body Central -Teneriffe

Nirvana Rejuvenation Spa & Hair Salon- Lutwyche

Massage Therapy

outshine- West End

The Vitality Zone - Toowong/Mt Gravatt

Laser Hair Removal

Medical Spa - Appearance Medicine Clinic- Brisbane city

Health Appliances

Vitality 4 Life - National

Fitness Equipment

Kickbike - Nationwide




The Art of Handling Defining Moments: Emotional Intelligence in Action!

Emotional Intelligence is a concept that has currency in the commercial arena.

At its core are five personal competencies.

1. Self awareness of emotions.
2. Managing your emotions.
3. Self motivation, emotional self control, and getting into the flow state.
4. Empathy.
5. Handling relationships.

The notion of emotional competency or intelligence raises a number of questions for each one of us.

o How do you know exactly what emotion you are feeling at a point in time?
o How do you manage your way out of one emotion and into another more productive emotion?
o What is the state of emotional flow and how can it be used to benefit your goals?
o How do you empathise‚ without triggering your own emotional reaction?
o How do you know your emotions have integrity so that you are able to maintain relationships based on authenticity?

Understanding the Hierarchy of Emotions
Just how do you think and feel your way through this hierarchy? Dennis Oosterman will cover these in his sessions with you. Dennis is a facilitator of a defined range of vibrational essences, which deal with the emotions in the hierarchy, allowing people to release unhelpful emotions and to build helpful emotions.

Dennis commenced Quantum Leap Consulting and the Wizards Workshop in 2003 to market the range of vibrational essences aimed at releasing emotions stored in the body. The intent of the vibrational essences is to allow people to clear the emotions that constrict their life, such as depression and abandonment, release limiting emotions, like anger and sorrow, and then to build the expanding emotions such as hope and love. The essences work on re-balancing those frequencies and releasing emotions regardless of how or why they exist. This is a context free‚ approach to healing and releasing emotions, as it works on changing the vibration rather than the event.


All NEW clients receive a Meta-Kinesiology session including Hypnotic Re-Patterning!(minimum 2 hour session

clickhere and please fill out the contact form.

Located at the Valley Pool. 0411 227 185



Amazing Introductory Offers:For Natural Health, Fitness & Beauty Businesses!

Check out these great offers from South East Qld's finest health and beauty businesses! - simply click the link and fill out the contact form,

Ocean of Beauty- Mt GravattYouthfull Immersion facial (Cleanse, exfoliate,tone,moisturise) 20 min back massage & Mini Pedicure, (feet only soak,scrub,massage) $60.00. ( Please fill out the contact form on the page)

Body Industries - Katrina Newell (Greenslopes): One blend of Australian bushflower essences with an initial consultation. ( Please fill out the contact form on the page)

Neverfail Spring Water (National):“3 Bottles + 12 x 600mL bottles FREE* with your first order! (Call 13 30 37 to order – be sure to mention myhealthspecials)”

Curves- Mitchelton/Keperra/Lutwyche-50% off your joining fee (when joining for a 12-month membership).( Please fill out the contact form on the page)

The Skin Managment centre (Brisbane City) Complimentary Brow wax with your first consultation ( Please fill out the contact form on the page)

Genesis Fitness Rothwell 30 DAY COMPLIMENTARY PASS! (Please fill out the contact form on the page) Health, Wellness and Lifestyle!

PVC Dangers

Free Range Graphics have done it again. Their latest installment is very cute. Sam Suds, a household detective is tracking down Poisons in the Johnson’s Bathroom. . (more…)


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Short and Sweet: Chocolate Sultana Slice!

Serves 4


90g Australian butter 400g can Australian sweetened condensed milk 2 tablespoons cocoa 1 cup rolled oats 2 cups rice bubbles 1 cup sultanas ? cup desiccated coconut 90g chocolate, chopped


1. Pre-heat oven to 180°c. Grease 20cm x 30cm lamington pan, line base with baking paper. 2. In a medium saucepan combine butter and condensed milk; bring to the boil. 3. In a medium bowl combine cocoa, oaks, rice bubbles, sultanas, desiccated coconut and chocolate. Mix in butter mixture. Spread in prepared pan. Bake in pre-heated oven for 20 minutes. Cool, slice into squares.

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Laughter is the best medicine!

The Washington Post's Style Invitational asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. a few have been taken out due to a being a bit rude:)

Here are this year's winners:

1. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future

2. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.

3. Giraffiti (n): Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

4. Sarchasm (n): The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

5. Inoculatte (v): To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

6. Hipatitis (n): Terminal coolness.

7. Osteopornosis (n): A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

8. Karmageddon (n): It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.

9. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

10. Glibido (v): All talk and no action.

11. Dopeler effect (n): The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

12. Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

13. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

14. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a grub in the fruit you're eating. And the pick of the literature:

Quote of the week!

"Enthusiasm is the best protection in any situation. Wholeheartedness is contagious. Give yourself, if you wish to get others"

David Seabury

For a Good Cause: Why support the Fred Hollows Foundation?

The Fred Hollows Foundation is a not-for-profit, community-based, non-government development aid organisation. The Foundation was launched in Sydney, Australia on 3 September 1992, just five months before Professor Fred Hollows passed away. Our vision is of a world where no one is needlessly blind and of a land where Indigenous people enjoy the same health outcomes as all Australians. Get the latest company information and read our guiding values. We work with blindness prevention organisations in Asia, Africa and the Pacific:

* To develop or strengthen the local health infrastructure, and

* To seek sustainable solutions to issues of inequitable access to health programs and affordability of services.

Through skills training programs and the development of new technologies, we have helped to restore the sight of more than 1,000,000 people worldwide..


In the next issue of "Naturally Happy"

  • Life Coaching with an Olympian!
  • Myofacsial Release!
  • Elite Fitness Equipment !
  • Xmas Ideas !
  • Introductory Offers!
  • Short and sweet!
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