Issue 181

The Importance of Natural Detoxing For Robust Health, Vibrant Energy and Sensational Well being: by My Health Sanctuary!

Many people have asked me '… why do I need to detox?..' In a modern world we are exposed to a large number of toxins. These come in the form of chemicals, pesticides, radiation, paints, home insect sprays, unnatural body products & many others.

Our body's physiology is no different from those of our ancestors, who lived in relatively unpolluted natural environments. In these traditional communities there was no/little pollution, no chemicals, no toxins & none of the daily modern day types of stress. So biologically we have not developed mechanisms to release unassisted, accumulated toxins in our body

Today many folk struggle with ill health, low work productivity, chronic disease, depression, fatigue, low libido & supposedly many other medically untreatable conditions.

Clinical Research into the validity of Natural Medicine & Environmental Medicine is showing that many of these conditions can be due to the accumulation of toxins in the tissues & organs of our bodies.

So, just as you need to clean out your cars carburettor & tune its motor for optimum functioning, you also you need to detoxify your body regularly in order to be healthy.

Detoxing the bowel, liver & kidneys along with the hormonal system & thyroid gland can revive your energy, help you with weight loss, improve your fertility & libido & increase your work productivity!

A supervised Detoxification program with your Natural Health Care professional can go a really long way to accomplishing this goal!!

Annie O’Moon-Browning has been a Practitioner & Senior Lecturer of Natural Medicine in Brisbane for the past 25 years. She specialises in Natural Detoxification Programs, Homeopathic Constitutional care, Colon Hydrotherapy, Pregnancy, Natural Conception & the Natural treatment of animals.

07 3369 9965 / 0402 404 657 - Bardon


What's in a GOOD Skine Care Routine? by Clinic Aesthetic!

We have all been told at one time or another that we should be using an effective skin care range to 'prevent the signs of ageing'. But how do you know who to believe and which ads or so called science is actually scientific. So which factors need to be considered before putting together a good skin care routine?

Many years ago the adage of 'Cleanse Tone and Moisturise' was heard over and over and many men and women followed this advice to a 'T'. Advice from skin care professionals in general hasn't changed. What has changed is that today through research and clinical trials our ability to predict how our skin is going to age has been made easier. There are some key factors that immediately influence how our skin will age, those being:

genetic factors - your natural skin type. Pale skin colours will age more quickly than those darker.

environmental factors -exposure to sun, wind and amount of time spent exposed to these factors

external factors - smoking or drinking alcohol

number of birthdays you have had

Ok, so now we are more knowledgeable about the factors that will age our skin, how do we help maintain our skins appearance and in turn help delay the ageing process?

Four key components in our skin care routines need to be observed: Exfoliate, Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Sun Protection

The best exfoliants are AHA's or Alpha Hydroxy Acids and the most non-irritating of these is L-Latic Acid. This will exfoliate surface dead skin cells, increase the rate of cell turnover and decongest the skins surface. Lactic Acid occurs naturally in our skin for hydration and breaks down any excess naturally. The main benefit of a good exfoliant is that the skin is better prepared to be able to absorb active ingredients. You will see an increase in clarity and your skin will feel firmer and more hydrated.

Be careful of products with an exfoliant called Glycolic Acid, as this is a product not naturally occurring in the skin and can be more irritating. Overuse of a product containing Glycolic Acid may result in a 'rebound' allergic-type reaction.

Vitamin C
A potent antioxidant helps reduce inflammation, redness and swelling. Vitamin C increases the water content in the dermis and also increases the skin's ability to heal. In terms of helping to fight the signs of ageing Vitamin C increases new collagen synthesis.

Vitamin A
This amazing ingredient is capable of penetrating the dermis and is a potent active ingredient. L-Retinol (a pure form of Vitamin A) binds to the nucleus of the cell protecting it and is a potent antioxidant. Vitamin A encourages cell exfoliation and best of all inhibits collagen breakdown and ageing. L-Retinol stimulates the formation of healthy blood vessels, reduces excess melanin in the skin (the cause of age spots and pigmentation) and regulates excess oil production. Remember to look for L-Retinol in your skin care routine.

Sun Protection
A non-negotiable part of every skin care routine has to be a sun protection product. Talk to your skin care professional about the benefits of a good sun protection product. Hint: don't forget to apply to the backs of your hands - one of the first places to show ageing!

Unwanted ingredients
Keep an eye out for those unwanted ingredients called parabens. These are commonly listed as sodium lauryl sulphate, butylparaben, ethylparaben, methylparaben, propylparaben. Skin care products containing parabens can commonly leave your skin feeling dry and often lead to skin breakouts.

Carolyn Ingram BA, Grad Dip Teach, Dip Prac. Man, AIMM MAICD AAPM Qld Branch Committee AAPM National Board Director Business Manager Clinic Aesthetic Pty Ltd ©Copyright +61 7 30103388

Mater Private Clinic 550 Stanley Street South Brisbane

Conquer Anxiety to Fight IBS Pain: by Peter McMahon from Hypnotherapy Queensland!

Pain is one of the symptoms associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). This manifests itself in the form of stomach cramps, which the patient experiences. These stomach cramps are often accompanied by an urgent need to empty the bowels. To identify how anxiety can increase pain in IBS sufferers, we will first of all look at how anxiety can cause pain in the body in general.

Anxiety and Pain
Studies have shown that there is a direct correlation between anxiety and pain. This is because of the 'fight or flight' response, in which the body places itself in a heightened state of alert in order to deal with perceived threats of danger. This means that the body becomes more receptive to physical sensations.

Therefore, the feeling of pain can be more intense. So, for example, people with anxiety often experience headaches or the discomfort of taut muscles. Another aspect of the fight or flight syndrome is that because the body is putting all its resources into tackling perceived danger, it shuts down other systems such as the pain response.

Anxiety and IBS
Studies have shown that emotions such as anger, anxiety and excitement can increase muscle movement in the stomach. Additionally, the stomach muscles become taut when a person is anxious. This results in stomach cramps in IBS patients.

In order to counter the pain caused by Irritable Bowel Syndrome, it is important to treat anxiety. There are many methods of doing this, including hypnosis and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

Reducing Anxiety
Research has also shown that when people were instructed to relax into hypnosis, their digestive system slowed down considerably. Other studies have shown that muscle activity in the stomach decreases when a person is coaxed into a state of happiness through hypnosis. Further studies demonstrated that it was possible to control the level of stomach acid production whilst under hypnosis. Hypnosis can take several forms including relaxation, meditation and visualisation.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
CBT is another method which is used for the effective treatment of pain in IBS patients. With this form of treatment the patient is encouraged to keep a diary in which he records all of his negative thoughts whenever they occur for a period of a few weeks. He then has to identify any physical feelings that he experiences because of these negative thoughts such as palpitations.

The next step in the CBT technique is to counter the negative thoughts with positive ones. The idea of this is that the patient will eventually replace the negative thoughts with automatic positive thoughts. In the case of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, this also means that he should experience less of the physical aspects of the condition, such as pain and stomach cramps accompanied by diarrhoea.

Of course conventional medicine can also be used for pain, but it masks the problem rather than changing the situation. Some painkillers can also have harmful or addictive properties if taken regularly whereas hypnosis and CBT are harmless and actually improve a person's mental state, leaving them more positive and able to cope with everyday challenges. Anti-depressants and sedatives are also used for the treatment of anxiety but these can also be addictive.

Although hypnosis doesn't work in all instances (mainly because patients are frightened to let themselves go) the current success rates are at least 80%. Additionally, the beneficial effects have been proven to last for a year or more after treatment. Furthermore, hypnosis techniques can be combined with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in the treatment of IBS. Hypnosis strengthens the effects of CBS as CBT relies on thought alone to change a patient's mental state from negative to positive, whereas certain hypnosis techniques are more objective and involve feelings as well as thoughts. So, if we combine both forms of treatment, the results are even more impressive.

Peter McMahon Hypnotherapist / Psychotherapist Montserrat Day Hospital Level 2, 35 Astor Tce. Spring Hill.


A Surprising New Way to Burn Fat Quickly:by Maggi Cameron from Bio Beauty!

Losing weight often feels like an impossible challenge. I have evaluated numerous fad diets over the years and frequently the results have been disappointing.

The reason why most diets fail is that they impose unrealistic restrictions on your lifestyle. Some diets advocate eating a lot of protein while others emphasize carbohydrates. In either case, you have to make drastic changes to what food you eat, when and how you eat it. All this diet talk prompted me to take an in-depth look at a new and 'healthy' weight loss system that is like nothing ever seen before based on plant-based polysaccharides to reduce leptin.

What is Leptin? You may or may not have heard of a hormone called 'leptin'. It was discovered in 1994 and scientists now know that it is the body's most dominant hormone. Leptin is known as the King of Hormones, it controls virtually everything that takes place in the body i.e. thyroid function, weight management, heart health, mental capability, immunity, inflammation, stress and reproduction. These functions are all leptin dependant. Leptin is produced in white adipose (fat) tissue, making stored fat cells an endocrine gland, like thyroid or adrenals. Recent scientific studies have shown that Leptin is the single most important factor in preventing obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

Since 1994 scientists have been looking for the next miracle pharmaceutical drug. When leptin was given to mice they lost weight but this did not translate to humans. The reason? Mice don't make leptin! Yet 99.9% of overweight humans make too much leptin! In study after study, researchers have seen significant lower leptin levels result in weight loss, fat loss and improved health. The question was how to safely reduce leptin levels.

What does Leptin Do? Once leptin is released from fat it enters the blood and travels to the brain, delivering a message as to how much fuel (fat cells) the body has on hand. When the brain receives the message, it tells the body how fast (or how slow) to run metabolism based on how much gas is in the tank. In a way leptin can be compared to fuel in your car. You have no way to see how much fuel is in your tank - you rely on the fuel gauge before filling up. Many overweight people have a faulty leptin gauge.

Fat Loss using Plant-based Polysaccharides: Last year US based company Mandura released a product based on 100% polysaccharides and free fatty acids that reduces leptin and causes weight loss (especially around the torso). The formula was based on the premise that these polysaccharides provide the body with essential sugars(glyconutrients) necessary to health. They aid cardio vascular health - blood sugar levels, reduce triglycerides; inflammation and FAT CELLS - by turning off the 'Get Fat Switch' and altering the brain's sensitivity to leptin to reduce fat cells and increase metabolism. Research into the effects of plant-based polysaccharides on the immune system and cellular communication is in progress.

Double Blind Trial: Scientific trials have just been completed by the University of Connecticut with excellent results. Dr. William Kraemer, PhD Director of the research laboratory said "We looked at the results after a very intensive 60 day clinical study. The most profound findings were (1) a significant, rapid reduction in body fat, (2) body weight was reduced, and (3) the torso area was reduced, which is significant in many health-related issues. Very effective changes were noticed over the 60 day period, that could be continued over a long period of time." The double blind trial results are:

o An average weight loss of 9kg in 8 weeks
o An average fat reduction of 7.35%
o Average reduction of 10cm from waist; 8.3 cm from hips; 3cm from each thigh
o Increased lean muscle (from Adiponectin)
o Reduced triglycerides (aids artery/ heart health) o Reduced internal inflammation (eases aching joints )
o 42% drop in Leptin (high levels prevent fat loss)

The Trim group had 90% more fat loss than the placebo group

Mandura makes two significant products. One is called Trim based on all natural, 100% plant derived polysaccharides with no side effects or stimulants. It contains no sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg or preservatives. The other product is a nutritional beverage based on equal quantities of the worlds most exotic and nutritional fruits - Acai berry, Mangosteen, Durian and Blueberry. There are no preservatives due to the advanced bottling process and the packaging is environmentally friendly. Both products are suitable for vegans

Although we were impressed by the double blind trial and began to hear of the many success stories reported by people around the globe, we decided that this weight loss program was worthy of closer examination. We wanted to find out for ourselves if these products could do everything they claimed. Most of the success stories talked about combining Trim with the Beverage to achieve maximum weight loss. The idea behind combining the products is that while the Trim causes weight loss and increases energy; the beverage helps to provide nutrition and allows your body to work and burn calories more efficiently. The ingredients also help to produces sound sleep. We found it of particular interest that people had not significantly changed their current lifestyles. We got a volunteer who had a heart condition so couldn't exercise and her diet was not the best. She had been advised to lose 15 kilos for her health. Here is what she had to say:-

"I couldn't believe how easy it was. I didn't change my diet or my daily routine, but the fat melted off like it butter from the first week. I had more energy, no cravings, and no bloating - only weight loss. I love this stuff! Finally, a weightloss program that works."

The Results:

Week 1: After one week on Trim and Mandura Beverage, I was surprised at the results. My energy level was up, and I wasn't even hungry. I discovered a welcome side effect of the Trim is its power to curb the appetite. I honestly feel marvellous. Best of all, I didn't change anything about my daily routine. On Day 7, my clothes were already feeling loose. I got on the scale and couldn't believe my eyes. I had lost 3.5 kilos. Still I wanted to wait and see the results in the upcoming weeks. But it was very encouraging!

Week 2: I started the week off with increased energy, and experienced sound sleep. I was no longer waking up during the night and tossing and turning because my body was actually able to relax. I lost another 3 kilos, putting me at an unbelievable 6.5 kilos of weight loss, in just 2 weeks. I found myself being selective about my food choices. I no longer craved chocolate or McDonald's Chicken Nuggets (a favourite).

Week 3: After 3 weeks, all my doubts and scepticism vanished! I am down 2 dress sizes after losing another 3 kilos. A total of 10.5 kilos I have loads of energy. Quite often, around the third week of diets, you tend to run out of steam. But with the Trim and Mandura Beverage my energy levels haven't dipped and remain steady throughout the day. I no longer need an energy boost around 3pm in the afternoon! I notice that my digestion is improved. No bloating or flatulence.

Week 4: After the fourth week, my final results were fabulous. I lost an unbelievable 12.5 kilos since starting the program. I have lost almost 3 dress sizes. I'm very glad I volunteered to be the guinea pig.
On week four I lost 2 more kilos. I will continue on the program until I lose another 2.5 kilos and then go on maintenance. I am definitely going to continue taking the Trim and beverage because they have so many health benefits due to the high omegas, antioxidants and vitamins as well as the polysaccharides that makes me feel and look healthier. I couldn't be happier with the results.

NB: Libby took 2 capsules of Trim and 50mls beverage night & morning. She did not change anything else in her routine and did not exercise. She is no longer a chocoholic

For more information please contact: Bio-Beauty Health Products: email: Phone: 617 5580 5744 mobile: 0410 621747

Website: products.html

Maggi Cameron - therapist and educator (AABTh; CIDESCO; ITEC; )

Kickbike - The Ultimate Training Tool: By Suzi Fischer!


As a physiotherapist and personal trainer I always hoped to find a training tool that would combine core strength and stability training with cardiovascular conditioning. Not so long ago I found the answer, it's called a kickbike.

A kickbike is a hi-tech hybrid between a scooter and bicycle. The kickbike was designed by a Finnish doctor who ran marathons but wanted a low-impact alternative to running to get into shape.

These simple to operate low maintenance scooters rely on people power with no chains, pedals, seats or gears to worry about.

Kickbike for Fitness

The kickbike is one of the best cardio workouts available, yet it is low impact, activates the core, switches on stabilizers and best of all activates the gluts.

I use the kickbike for my knee rehab clients, who aren't quite up to running, my baby-boomers who'd love to run but now prefer low impact activities, triathletes looking for a cross-training alternative to running and cycling.

It also gives my personal training clients a fun and challenging alternative to running, cycling and walking. I've even seen the injured Waratahs using the kickbike as a cross training and rehab tool.

Activating the Gluts

As a physiotherapist and personal trainer, one of the biggest challenges I face with clients is to make sure they understand and can perform correct running technique. This requires not only good control of the trunk stabilizers but also good control of the glut muscles.

In humans the glut max is the heaviest and largest muscle and therefore should be the single strongest muscle. However our sedentary lifestyle often leads to poor posture and trunk stability, lack of glut control, bad biomechanics and consequently poor running performance.

Using a kickbike offers an easy, controlled and functional tool for re-activating the glut muscles which are so vital for good running technique.

How we found the Ultimate Workout?

Anyone can use and enjoy a kickbike, it's low impact and a great running alternative for baby boomers, injured athletes or any one wanting a change from running, cycling or walking. Unlike cycling, kickbiking engages trunk stabilizes and encourages neutral spine position.

All the muscle groups of running are involved, in addition to muscles of the trunk and arms. You are able to get a higher training heart rate with a lower rate of perceived exertion due to the whole body workout.

For the calorie conscious, kickbiking burns more calories than walking or cycling. But most of all kickbiking is fun and easy to do.

Happy Kicking, Suzi Fischer. - B.Ed (Phys Ed) - B.App.Sc (Physio) - Cert IV Personal Trainer

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or call 1300 730 206 / 0407 699884

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Short and Sweet:Alkalising Carrot Soup!


3 large carrots 2 stalks celery 4 stalks of asparagus 1 lonion chopped 6 cups of alkaline / distilled water 4 tsps. instant vegetable broth (yeast free) 1 tsp. cumin 2 tsps. fresh dill Sea Salt to taste Directions: Chop carrots & celery. Cook in the water until tender - add vegetable broth & onion. Add stalks of asparagus and simmer until vegetables are tender. Allow to cool and blend all ingredients. Serve warm. DELICIOUS!!!


Laughter is the best medicine!

While on a road trip, an elderly couple stopped at a roadside restaurant for lunch.. After finishing their meal, they left the Restaurant, and resumed their trip.. When leaving, the elderly woman unknowingly left her glasses on the table, and she didn't miss them until they had been driving for about forty minutes. By then, to add to the aggravation, they had to travel quite a distance before they could find a place to turn around, in order to return to the restaurant to retrieve her glasses.

All the way back, the elderly husband became the classic grouchy old man. He fussed and complained, and scolded his wife relentlessly during the entire return drive. The more he chided her, the more agitated he became. He just wouldn't let up for a single minute.

To her relief, they finally arrived at the restaurant. As the woman got out of the car, and hurried inside to retrieve her glasses, the old geezer yelled to her,

"While you're in there, you might as well get my hat and the credit card."

This coming week is National Senior Mental Health Week. You can do YOUR part by remembering to contact at least one unstable Senior to show you care

.Quote of the week!

"The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed." chinese proverb


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