Issue Number 17 - July 2002

In this months issue of "Naturally Happy"

Magnetic Therapy: Pensioner Pain Free with out drugs!

with Bio Magnetic Therapy

Bio Magnetic Therapy’s effective pain relief continues to help millions of people around the world. In Japan, Dr N. Nakagawa, Chief of Tokyo’s Isuzu Hospital, was able to free 90% of more than 11,000 patients from pain by using magnetic therapy.

Closer to home, Carlo Moribito, osteo-arthritis sufferer, is just one of thousands of Australians who’ve been helped by this natural therapy. “The pain was so bad, I lived on painkillers,” Carlo said. “Four at once sometimes! “I had to give up the things I loved and spent most of my days sitting at home, wishing I was doing the things I loved.” Then he saw another story about Bio Magnetic Therapy helping sufferers from ailments as diverse as stress, pain, arthritis, asthma, headaches and migraines, back pain, muscular stiffness and soreness, insomnia, skin conditions, fatigue and more.

Four weeks after putting the Underlay and Pillow Pad on his bed, his pain was virtually gone and it continued to get less and less. “I’ve stopped taking my painkillers completely now and can’t remember when last I felt the need for one,” said Carlo. Carlo’s excellent results become easy to understand when you realise that pain is really inflammation. You have to remove the inflammation before you can remove the pain.

What Bio Magnetic Therapy does is work on your body every night while you sleep. The therapeutic magnets within it stimulate the body’s endorphins, circulation and lymphatic system. This causes blockages to be removed, allowing oxygen-rich nutrients to flow freely again and creating the optimum environment for the body to heal itself. So far, Bio Magnetic Therapy clinical case studies have shown an over 90% success rate with arthritis and similar results with a host of other problems. “I’m back dancing every weekend and I’m always out and about,” agreed Carlo. “I can work in my garden without having to sit down and wait for the pain to ease. And I’m able to enjoy life again. “I wish I hadn’t waited so long before I got Bio Magnetic Therapy. It has to be the best $175 I’ve spent in my life.”

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Quit Smoking: 85% success rate!

with Transcesolutions - New Farm Hypnotherapy

Quitting Smoking Is Not Too Hard… More than 150,000 Australians permanently quit smoking in the last 12 months. If you smoke, you can do this - it's not too hard, you were probably a non-smoker for the first 15 or so years of your life. You can be again.

Think of the benefits of quitting:

  • As a non-smoker, you'll look, smell and feel better.
  • You'll have more energy, money and time.
  • You'll enjoy better sleep and better health.
  • You will also feel a real sense of achievement and greater self-esteem after you've quit.
  • With every hour, day, week, month and year that you go without a cigarette, your health and sense of " wellbeing will continue to improve.
  • You will certainly live longer.

In today's litigious and health conscious society the issue of smoking and passive tobacco smoke is constantly in the news. A few weeks ago the state government passed legislation limiting yet again where smoking is permitted for the estimated 30% of Queenslanders who smoke. Yet the paradox is that most surveys show that more than 90% of smokers want to quit.

For the last five years Trancesolutions - New Farm Hypnotherapy have been helping people to quit smoking - permanently. More than 85% of our people undertaking the program stop smoking successfully. "Quit for Health" is a one or two session program. It can be done at home using the Quit Kit, or at the clinic in New Farm. At the clinic, you should plan to spend about one and a half hours for the one-session program. We will spend some time explaining how hypnosis is effective for stopping smoking, as it's important that you understand this.

We will also take the time to answer any questions that you may have. Because you know more about yourself and your reasons for smoking than we do, we'll discuss this and use this information to personalise your hypnotherapy. The remaining time will be taken up by the hypnosis session and you will leave not smoking. The two-session program consists of two sessions at least 7 days apart.

This is most suitable for very heavy smokers or for smokers who have made many attempts to quit and been unsuccessful. A program is set during the first session which involves making changes to your smoking habit over 7 days. During that time you will also use a self-hypnosis audio program which will prepare you to permanently quit smoking. Cognitive-behavioural therapy is also used to help change thinking patterns and habits. . On your chosen "Quit Day" you will return to the clinic and undertake a hypnosis session. You will then leave not smoking.

After the session we will give you an audio tape / CD to use for a few days after your visit. The purpose of this is two-fold. Firstly, it serves to reinforce the suggestions given during the session and secondly, triggers for diminishing withdrawal symptoms are contained on the audio material. More than 85% of our clients stop smoking successfully after one session. About 15% need some help in the form of a second session. Within the first month, this is provided at no extra cost.

All you need to successfully undertake this program is a strong desire to quit smoking and a commitment to the process and you will permanently stop smoking. "Quit For Health" is professional and thorough. It takes into account the issues involved in promoting the appropriate changes necessary for success in stopping smoking, as well as other aspects of physical and emotional well being. For a great Introductory Offer clickhere

Organic Produce: looking after you and the enviroment!

with Sun and Earth Whole Foods

The recent surge in ORGANIC produce sales is great news - not only for suppliers and consumers but also for the environment.

According to health food store owner, Dan Downs, "there has been a very apparent upturn in demand for organic products over the past twelve months". Downs, who owns and manages two Brisbane based whole food stores (located in the suburbs of Newfarm and Wynnum) has been taken by surprise at how quickly "organic fever" is spreading across a broad spectrum of demographic groups. "A year ago it was a really specialised market. Initially we began to stock a few organic bits and pieces in our Newfarm store - which is located close to the city and caters to many health and environmentally conscious Generation X-ers. Now, just months down the track, we stock a full range of organic products in both stores and the uptake comes from a broad group of people - ranging from teenagers to the elderly."

So what is organic?

Organic products are those made using farming methods that do not employ synthetic fertilisers and pesticides. Organic farmers work with nature to foster fertile soil and to produce crops without harming consumers, farm workers, wildlife and the environment.

What is the difference between organic and non-organic in actual terms?

Soil is a living system, hosting billions of organisms which contribute to the moisture and nutrients of the earth and the crops that it produces. Since World War Two, and the advent of chemical agriculture, many such intricate ecosystems have been damaged - resulting in topsoil erosion, nutrient deficient crops and contamination of water. In fact, soil and chemical run-off is now threatening many aquatic species and contaminating water that fills reservoirs for human consumption - thus increasing water treatment costs. Furthermore, many of the pesticides used in mainstream agriculture have shown to cause tumours in test animals.

By contrast, organic farming builds the fertility of soil and its ability to resist erosion and moisture loss via crop rotation and natural soil enrichers. Fertilisers must consist solely of organic matter or rock, which has not been chemically fortified. Predatory insects and complimentary planting methods are used to manage insect control; and crop rotation and hand or mechanical cultivation techniques are used to manage weed control.

Will it really make a difference if I buy organic?

YES! Organic consumption is an excellent example of how an individual's actions can benefit the greater good. It is an effective way to think globally and act locally.

If you support organic products you will be ….

Treating your body like a temple - if you want food grown as if the biology inside you counts then look to organic food.

Caring for the environment - where do the pesticides go after agribusiness spray them on food? Everything goes somewhere - in our water, our land, our atmosphere … and our bodies.

Contributing to sustainable economy - it only takes ten families eating organic produce to sustain one small-scale organic farm.

Avoiding genetic engineering - organic food offers a side-step from the risks of genetically modified food. Genetic engineering tampers with a process that took Nature billions of years to evolve.

Sustaining agricultural diversity - eating organic helps preserve thousands of agricultural varieties not accommodated by big industry agriculture.

Considering generations to come- for all of the above reasons, organic consumption works towards ensuring that our children and their children do not become a doomed McGeneration.

Also, be certain to seek out products that are marked 'Certified Organic' to ensure that they have been grown and prepared according to strict uniform national standards.

Does organic food really cost more?

Though organic food sometimes has a higher shelf price - does it really cost more? Organic agriculture uses conservation practices that protect the soil, water and air whose costs are an investment in the future. Furthermore 'cheap' food has hidden costs such as damages to water supplies, topsoil run-off, harm to wildlife and pesticide related health problems of farm workers and consumers. All of these items contribute to government costs and therefore public taxes. If these costs were factored into the price of conventional food, organic food would most likely cost the same or less.

Also, as awareness of organic produce and its benefits penetrates the mainstream market and consumer demand increases, organic industry will operate on a more favourable economy of scale which should present a reduction in shelf prices.

This article was written by Libby Perkins for Sun and Earth Wholefoods - a Brisbane based stockist of organic products including fresh fruit and vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds, meats, biscuits, savoury snacks, drinks and juices, breakfast cereals, jams and honey, pasta and curry sauces, hair and skin care products, soaps, toothpastes and essential oils. For a great Introductory Offer Click Here.


Australian College of Natural Medicine: Open Day!

Open day - Sunday the 28th of July @ 2pm

Established over 25 years, the Australian College of Natural Medicine is committed to the achievement of excellence in teaching and research. ACNM is Australia's leading natural medicine educational institution with four campuses in Australia including Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne City and Box Hill.

With Australians currently spending over $1 billion a year on treatments such as massage, aromatherapy, acupuncture , naturopathy, reflexology and homeopathy, there is no better time to study natural medicine.

Take a closer look at the variety of their courses by clicking here


Health Buzz: The latest news on all things good for you!

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Love your liver

Imagine a crystal clear swimming pool; shafts of sunlight pierce the surface of the water, bringing to life it's brilliant-blue refraction. Now, turn off the filter. Before long, the leaves and dust, and the bather's debris start to show. The blue turns to grey murkiness and then a stagnant green. The same thing happens to your body if the liver isn't switched on to the job of filtering the blood. Fats from food, alcohol, environmental toxins, drugs and pretty much everything else we take in is carried through the blood to the liver for processing. With so much to do, taking care of your liver is an important part of staying healthy. As well as moderating your intake of fatty foods and alcohol, research shows that the herb milk thistle can help to tone and support the liver.

Enjoy a heart-tea cuppa

The traditional English breakfast may not be good for your heart but a cup of English breakfast tea just might! In a recent study of 1900 people who had suffered heart attacks, those who drank 14 or more cups of tea per week had a 44 per cent lower death rate in the three years following the attack than non-tea drinkers. Researchers reporting in the journal Circulation say the benefits come from antioxidants in tea called flavonoids, which protect cholesterol from oxidation and improve the function of the blood vessels in cardiac patients.

Vitamins for vision

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in developed countries, and with our ageing population the disease is set to become increasingly common. Currently there is no cure for the condition but there are ways to prevent AMD and slow down it's progression in the early stages. A six-year study conducted by the U.S. National Eye Institute showed that antioxidant nutrients including vitamins C and E, beta-carotene and zinc could cut the risk of the disease developing from the intermediate to advanced stage by 25 per cent. A 19 percent lower risk of vision loss was also reported. AMD research is also focussing lutein and zeaxanthin, carotenoid antioxidants that are found in fruits and vegetables, particularly green, leafy vegetables such as spinach.

Short and Sweet: Lamingtons!

Lamingtons Serves :

Ingredients : 185g Australian Unsalted Butter 150g castor sugar 4 eggs, lightly beaten 2 cups (270g) self raising flour 1/4 cup Australian Milk ICING 1/4 cup cocoa 125ml boiling water 600g icing sugar, sifted 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence 250g desiccated coconut

Method : Cream butter and sugar, gradually add eggs and mix well. Add flour and milk alternately, mixing until well combined. Pour mixture into a grease proof paper lined 23cm square slab pan. Bake at 180°C for 30 minutes. Allow to cool on a cake cooler before cutting cake into 16 blocks. ICING Blend cocoa with water and stir in icing sugar. Add vanilla essence and combine well. Ice cakes on all sides and roll in coconut. Allow to dry on cake cooler.

Nutritional Analysis per serve Serves : Carbohydrates : 49 g Energy : 1646 kJ Calcium : 18 mg Protein : 3 g Iron : mg Fat : 22 g


Laughter is the best medicine!

Cute Little Sayings

1. Life is sexually transmitted.

2. Two wrongs don't make a right, but two Wrights made an airplane.

3. It's not the pace of life that concerns me, it's the sudden stop at the end.

4. The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard.

5. It's hard to make a comeback when you haven't been anywhere.

6. Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun.

7. The only time the world beats a path to your door is if you're in the bathroom.

8. If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.

9. Never knock on Death's door; ring the doorbell and run (he hates that).

10. When you're finally holding all the cards, why does everyone else decide to play chess?

Quote of the month

"There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.

Christopher Morley (1890 - 1957)




Polar Heart Rate Monitor's up for grabs!

Over the next month we are giving away 4 Polar Beat Heart Rate Monitors valued at $109 each.

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In the next issue of "Naturally Happy"

  • South East Qld Gyms
  • Weight Management Feature!
  • Question and Answer - Fitness
  • Health Buzz:The latest news on all things good for you!
  • Short and sweet!
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