Issue 140

Body Essence Day Spa & Yoga Studio: in inner-city New Farm!

Body Essence Day Spa and Yoga Studio in inner-city New Farm was launched recently by international spa and Yoga devotee Miriam Van Doorn and encourages us to be in touch with our senses and also our spirituality.

The stylish address where glorious green Lotus flowers cascade the glass walls on the street front give a splendid hint of what is to come as you then enter the doors to this dedicated wellbeing retreat. Shelves lined with Elemis Spa Products and other exquisite spa products all exclusive to Body Essence New Farm line the shelves, and the whispering room with its cool chic seating is a private entrée to what is a truly indulgent urban spa experience.

Spa treatments from the classic to the contemporary are given with much respect by devoted therapists who believe in nurturing each guest and meeting their expectations. The extra-spacious spa rooms with inspired Balinese influenced décor include the additional luxury of your own private shower in each room. And the couple's room says it all. A truly luxurious experience when shared with a loving partner or friend for special celebrations, or the everyday.

The Yoga Studio is a polished and discreet space with private lockers and a mirrored wall to allow you to observe your practice. Pilates classes are especially designed to bring a contemporary feel to the studio practice with special regimes designed to allow you to achieve specific results. Miriam's philosophy is to build small but regular classes with no more than ten students in each.

This very stylish and very savvy inner-city address where every client need has been addressed also features private onsite parking to ensure a seamless visit.

The marriage of inner and outer beauty care has been central to Miriam's work as a globe trotting spa manager who has been described as "a living icon of wellness". She has a Midas touch when it comes to creating spas that also function as retreats from the world

07 3358 3100

Ground Floor, 612 Brunswick St New Farm



What is Detoxification and What is Used For?: By Nirala Jacobi ND ( USA)

What is Detoxification and what is it used for? By Nirala Jacobi ND Living in the twenty-first century is becoming increasingly hazardous! Exposure to pollution, chemicals and heavy metals. A nutritionally depleted food supply. Chronic stress. These are becoming the norm rather than the exception. Is it any wonder that chronic health problems are becoming more common?

Living in our modern world we are all exposed to a multitude of substances that stress our detoxification pathways. Many health conditions can therefore benefit of a whole body cleanse. There are many cleanses out there but not many actually support all the systems of detoxification.

I am very experienced in clinical detoxification and know how to guide you safely and efficiently through your cleansing experience.

What is Detoxification and what is it used for?

Detoxification and cleansing are used to stimulate and support all the body's means of processing and eliminating hormones, chemicals, and other substances that we are exposed to on a daily basis. It is aiding the body in getting rid of unwanted substances.

A poor ability to detoxify may contribute to illnesses like allergies, chemical sensitivity, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue; digestive problems such as irritable bowel syndrome or inflammatory bowel disease; hormonal issues such as PMS and menopausal symptoms; or skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis. But you need not suffer from any particular illness to do a detox/cleansing program. It is beneficial for almost anyone wanting to improve their health.

It is not a question as to whether you've been exposed to toxins - the question is whether or not these exposures are significantly impacting your health. A detoxification or cleansing program is one way to help determine if this is the case.

The Body's Systems for Detoxification and Elimination

Skin: Your skin is your largest organ and as such is an important part of your body's detoxification process. Sweating is the main way to detoxify through the skin. This can be accomplished through exercise, sauna or fever treatments.

Kidneys: The kidneys function to filter the blood of the body's waste products. Drink plenty of fluids. This is especially important during the detox process, as you will be mobilizing potential toxins out of your tissues and into your bloodstream.

'Lungs: Your lungs are responsible for filtering your blood of carbon dioxide and replenishing your blood with oxygen. Oxygen is an important to function of every cell in your body. Certain toxins are also removed through the lungs through expiration.

Liver: Your liver is your body's detoxification powerhouse. Among it's many duties, your liver helps to filter your blood through the phase I and II detoxification pathways. The nutrients required for this process are vital for proper detoxification. If a detox program is suggested for you, you will receive instructions as to which products are right or you.

Intestinal Tract/Colon: The surface area of your digestive tract equals that of half a tennis court! Many processes of elimination occur here. An improperly functioning digestive tract is often the source of many of the body's ailments. For example, constipation can lead to the recycling of estrogens meant for excretion resulting in an increase of total estrogen in the body. But not only estrogen is reabsorbed therefore constipation must be avoided while doing a cleanse of any magnitude. Colon hydrotherapy can greatly improve the health of your colon and are recommended treatments while doing the detoxification program.

Lymphatic System: The work of the lymphatic system includes carrying cellular wastes back to the vascular circulation so that it can be properly excreted. Because fats are transported by this system from the gut this system can get sluggish and congested. Massage, body scrubs, hydrotherapy, exercise, and sauna are all good practices to decongest your lymphatic tissues

"Toxicology textbooks list the first symptoms of chronic poisoning as low energy, fatigue, muscle weakness, inability to concentrate and intestinal complaints."

Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D., The 20-Day Rejuvenation Diet Program, pg.23.

How long will I need to cleanse?

That will depend on the severity of your condition and your detoxification reserves. For example, a detox is not recommended for those with chronic constipation (until constipation is resolved), a weakened constitution, or severe illness. Sometimes just a one week cleanse can be enough. Many people, however, can easily tolerate a 3 week cleanse. What's involved in the detox program?

Herbal and nutritional products to support your liver and other organs of elimination
A meal replacement drink to be taken 2-3 times daily
A specialized hypoallergenic detox diet

Examples of our daily toxic exposures:

Phthalates (chemicals used make plastic flexible) have been found to be elevated in young girls (aged 6 months to 8 years) with premature breast development - this chemical and its metabolites act like estrogen in the human body.
In one study, 2 different pesticide metabolites were found in 19/20 and 20/20 samples of fetal meconium - a marker of in utero fetal exposure to these chemicals.
US Children's Urine Studies showed that when the same pesticide metabolites were tested for in Seattle preschoolers, 99% were positive for at least one.
Some people have genetic differences in their ability to detoxify. This means that different people may react differently to the same toxic exposure.
If you do not have daily bowel movements and plenty of fiber in your diet, it is very likely that you will recycle toxins processed by your liver, even if it is processing them effectively - colonics can dramatically reduce this problem, as can fiber supplements such as psyllium with plenty of water to keep your digestion in motion.
The Dirty Dozen: 12 most-contaminated fruits & vegetables (in this order) - strawberries, bell peppers, spinach, cherries (US), peaches, cantaloupe, celery, apples, apricots, green beans, grapes (Chile), and cucumbers.
12 least-contaminated fruits & vegetables (also in order) - avocados, corn, onion, sweet potato, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, grapes (US), bananas, plums, green onions, watermelon, and broccoli.
Tuna from a can contains less mercury than fresh tuna - probably because smaller fish usually have less mercury. Great Lakes fish such as Walleye, bass, and perch all have more mercury than either kind of tuna - possibly even double the amount.

(c) 2008 Nirala Jacobi

(07) 3368 1740 Address: 113 Enoggera Terrace Paddington Queensland

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Not so long ago people have started to think about the environment and the benefits there are in putting on beautifully designed baby clothes that are free of chemicals, dyes, pesticides etc.

Pesticides don't only harm the earth: statistics report that 60% of field workers in the cotton industry show symptoms of permanent poisoning. These pesticides have not only been linked to declining sperm counts and increased cancer, traces have also been found in the milk of animals and nursing mothers.

Certified Organic: what does that really mean? It means that raw cotton meets the standards set forth by government and private certification boards that regularly inspect farms.

Creating a pure, natural environment is a vital decision for growing number of parents.

Majority of baby clothes we buy today are made of synthetic materials such as polyester and nylon. Both of which are made of petrochemicals.

Little is known how this could be affecting our babies and the concern with pesticdes and chemicals in mindboggling.

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Holosync: Meditation Made Easy!

The benefits of meditation on the mind and body have been known for thousands of years and have recently been validated in scientific studies. Unfortunately, many people find it difficult to meditate and give up without receiving these benefits. This problem has now been solved with the release of a powerful audio technology called Holosync that sends a very specific stimulus to the brain and creates states of deep meditation, quickly and easily.

Stimulating the brain with Holosync releases stress-reducing chemicals that are highly pleasurable. Most people go easily into a deep, trance-like meditative state normally only attained by experienced monks who have been meditating for over 20 years. In fact, EEG studies show the brain patterns experienced are actually deeper than those attained by monks.

As new neural pathways connect and synchronise the two sides of the brain, individuals develop what scientists call "whole brain functioning," which improves learning, intuition, mental clarity, creativity, concentration, and intelligence, as well as amazing quantum leaps in insight and self-awareness.

New research also reveals that even short-term exposure to Holosync creates significant increases in DHEA which is a precursor, or source ingredient, to virtually every hormone your body needs and is a buffer against stress-related hormones . It is a key determinant of physiological age. When DHEA levels are high, the body is at its peak - vibrant, healthy, and able to combat disease effectively.

Holosync also increases your ability to deal with stress and releases emotions such as anger, fear, sadness and anxiety. When Holosync is used regularly over time, many people discover that dysfunctional feelings and behaviours fall away - even those that have stubbornly resisted change in the past.


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by Andrew Januszak

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Laughter is the best medicine!

A little girl asked her mother, "How did the human race appear?' The mother answered, 'God made Adam and Eve and they had children and so was all mankind made." Two days later the girl asked her father the same question. The father answered, "Many years ago there were monkeys from which the human race evolved." The confused girl returned to her mother and said, "Mom, how is it possible that you told me the human race was created by God, and Dad said they developed from monkeys?" The mother answered, "Well, dear, it is very simple. I told you about my side of the family and your father told you about his."


Quote of the week!

I wandered through the vacant field with dirt its only friend, With lack of green and lush fresh fields I wandered once again.

To search the crowd and clustered space, that took me down a path of super-social splendid groups, where I found it hard to laugh.

When all I searched for was a soul who shared my wit and joy It seemed like I would never find the person to share my ploy.

And so it was.. with a hopeful mind I set my path down straight And along this path I stumbled on a surprising lifetime mate.


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