Issue 208

Has This Year Left You Feeling Absolutely Exhausted? by Peter Kahler ND.

Most people  today  are  living extremely stressful, busy so   it  is  normal  to  feel  tired  sometimes. This tiredness  generally  resolves  itself after  some  rest  and relaxation. Increasingly though,  persistent  tiredness  is becoming  a  major  problem  for many  people.  Fatigue is   a   common   presenting   complaint   in  the   majority of   Australians  and   New  Zealanders,   but  it  is  also often   misunderstood,   and   at   times  even   dismissed, particularly  if   there   is  no   easily  identifiable  cause.
If you have to drag yourself out of bed and struggle through your day, then you may benefit from some natural supplements to help give your energy levels a boost.

What causes fatigue?

Factors that may contribute to fatigue include:
• Low iron levels
• Inflammation
• Infection
• Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
• Digestion, liver issues and malabsorption
• Hormonal imbalances
• Excess body fat
• Unstable blood sugars
• Stress (physical and emotional)
• Toxicity
• Mitochondrial dysfunction
• Poor sleep
• Diet
• Inactive lifestyle

As you can see, there are multiple reasons why you may feel fatigued. Essentially, when your body systems are not working at their optimum levels, this can affect you both physically and mentally, ultimately having an effect on all facets of your life. However, natural medicines can help.
Marvellous magnesium – an essential mineral for fatigue
Magnesium,  an  essential  mineral,  is  used  in over
300 chemical processes in your body!   Magnesium
also  plays  a key role  in the production  of  energy.
Many  Australians  and  New  Zealanders  are  low
in   magnesium   due   to   dietary   insufficiencies.
Fortunately,  your  Practitioner can  help  if  you  are
magnesium   deficient   –  they  can   prescribe   a
pleasant-tasting  magnesium  powder  that  may
help with your energy production

Nutrients for giving fatigue the nudge
Other nutrients that can help support cellular energy  production  and   give  your  energy levels  a  boost  are  malic  acid,  carnitine, coenzyme  Q10,   lipoic  acid,  essential
fatty acids and B vitamins.

Malic Acid:  This nutrient can help boost energy production as  it is a  key component  in our cellular  energy  production pathways.   Malic acid can  help facilitate the production of energy and may increase stamina.
Carnitine: Carnitine is an  important nutrient that plays an important role in fat metabolism and  energy production.   It transports dietary fats directly into the mitochondria to be broken down and burnt as fuel for energy production.  Carnitine may be  beneficial  if you  want to lose  weight and  get an energy boost at the same time.
Coenzyme Q10:  Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a vitamin-like compound  that is essential for energy production.  CoQ10 is beneficial in the management of fatigue as it enhances cellular energy production and is also a powerful antioxidant.
Lipoic Acid:   Another useful nutrient for anyone  who is tired is lipoic acid.  Lipoic acid is important for the transport and conversion of carbohydrates  into energy. It is also a powerful antioxidant.
Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids: Omega-3 essential fatty acids from fish oils or krill oil are vital for the integrity and stability of every cell in our body.  Omega-3 oils stimulate energy production and help lower stress levels.
B Vitamins: B Vitamins are essential, especially when under stress. All the B vitamins are vital for the Krebs cycle to produce energy. A combination that includes magnesium with B vitamins is likely to help you feel energised and able to enjoy life.

You are what you eat
If you are tired, make sure you eat a healthy, well-balanced diet
 and drink plenty of water throughout the day. The quality and balance of the food you are consuming will have a considerable impact on your energy and vitality. Where possible, avoid overly processed  foods and eat organic, natural foods, if available. Ask  your  Practitioner about  how dietary  changes  can  help provide you with more sustainable energy levels.

Use it or lose it
Engaging in regular physical activity is also important.  Being active can  help address  some  of the  underlying problems causing your fatigue. If you have been suffering from fatigue for  a  long time, it  is  recommend  that  you work with  your Practitioner to create  an  individual exercise  program  that is suited specifically to your requirements.
Recharge your batteries!

The holiday season  gives us all the chance  to have  a  well deserved break for rest and recovery, so take the time to enjoy being  with loved  ones  and  recharge  your  batteries.    If  you want to start the new year with more bounce in your step, then ask your Practitioner today about tailored dietary, lifestyle and exercise advice to help you leave fatigue behind.

322 Hawthorne Road Hawthorne

3899 9155









Did You Get Paid Without Realising? By Sue Lester Master Practitioner of NLP and Hypnosis.

Sometimes, particularly in small business, it can seem you are doing a great deal for not much return, that is, of the hard cash kind. It can be easy to get fed up, resentful and lose enthusiasm, which in turn puts potential customers and clients off, starting that downward spiral.  Once you realise there are actually 4 currencies you can be paid in, it’s easier to shift your mood and perspective, opening up even more potential for growth.

Here are the 4 Currencies of Life.

1.     Give – this is when you give from love, from a generous heart space, without expectation of return. Your reward is feeling great about yourself, and knowing you’ve helped others feel good too.

2.     Get – hard cash or payment in kind fits in here.  Yes, it’s essential, but focussing purely on this option limits your opportunities for growth and connection.

3.     Gain – this currency is about gaining knowledge and experience. For example you might give a talk, and although you might not get direct business from it, you gain experience, and seed future business.

4.     Grow – your bank balance is covered under “Get”, this is about growing your database, your networks, your relationships.

So next time you catch yourself saying, “Well, that was a waste of time!”, take a moment to check in if you were actually paid in other ways.  And yes, the ultimate experience is one in which you are paid all 4 ways, so keep your radar on for as many of those opportunities as possible.

Sue Lester, Head Transition Coach at Growing Content Pty Ltd.  Sue can help you smooth your path to where you want to be by clearing your head trash out of the way.

Contact: or Ph 07 3103 2679.







Quit Smoking and Start Looking Younger: The Easy Way!

You don’t have to look at the gangrenous foot or clogged lungs on the side of cigarette packets.  But if you’re smoking regularly, you’ll have to get used to seeing an increase in facial wrinkles, drier skin and yellowing teeth every time you look in the mirror.

         The Qld Senior Therapist of the world famous Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking program, Tara Pickard-Clark (a former heavy smoker herself for 20+ years) said repeated puckering of the mouth when drawing on a cigarette can cause wrinkling of the skin around your lips, and constant squinting to avoid the smoke will line the skin around your eyes.

         “Smokers’ skin tends to have a greyish, wasted appearance because of the restriction of oxygen to the blood vessels in the skin,” Tara said. “This is combined with an increased production of an enzyme that breaks down collagen in the skin.

“Further deterioration can be avoided and a marked improvement in skin appearance can be aided simply by stopping smoking!.

“Prevention is better than a cure, plus much cheaper than Botox!” Tara explained that it makes sense to stop damaging our skin now and reverse some of the damage already caused.   “Smokers in their 40’s often have as many facial wrinkles as non-smokers in their 60’s.”  The good news is that our skin regenerates…and quickly!        

After any of her one-day quit smoking clinics, Tara often gets feedback from participants on the improvement in their skin & hair condition.
“Many tell us that they have been told they look 10 years younger very shortly after they stopped and I remember only a few weeks after I quit, my skin looked rosier and had a healthy glow to it already,” Tara said.

“Although fear of smoking’s ageing effects is unlikely to help a smoker stop, it can be a motivating factor in them wanting to stop.

“At Allen Carr’s Easyway Clinics we don’t focus on the health fears, the effect of smoking on looks, or even the money.

“We just remove the need and desire to smoke by exposing the myths that surround smoking and get the smoker in the right frame of mind to quit.”

Allen Carr’s Easyway clinics have a success rate of over 90% but if you don’t succeed in kicking the habit, there’s a money back guarantee.

All you’ve got to lose is your cigarettes!

Allen Carr’s Easyway
Phone: 1300 851 175








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Shedding Winter Weight: by the Healthwise Clinic.

Sometimes the colder months can add a bit of padding to our frame - insulation, let's call it. Come spring, however, this extra layer is often unwanted and can be difficult to shift.

What can you do? Here are our top five tips for healthy ways of bringing your weight down:

Cut down the carbs

Carbohydrates, particularly in the form of refined grains and sugary foods, can creep into your diet gradually and may end up forming the bulk of your meals. This can be problematic. While some is ok, a lot is not, as the simple sugars that form these carbohydrates can interfere with energy, metabolism, mood, hormones, digestion, and much more.

Keep it simple and you'll find reducing excess carbs easy - focus on complex carbohydrates (e.g. brown rice and whole grains) and bulking out your meals with fresh fruit and vegetables instead (find some great recipe suggestions on our website).

Stay hydrated

Water should be an important part of your diet - every day!

Sip on filtered water or herbal tea regularly and try to avoid drinking with meals. If you guzzle as you eat, this can hamper your digestion by diluting stomach acid... which will then inhibit absorption... which means your body won't get everything it needs out of a meal... which means you might start craving foods that deliver energy you're missing... which can upset with your blood sugar levels and land you back at square one.  

Nurture your nervous system

Stress plays a big role in your dietary habits as well as impacting your metabolism and subsequent weight loss or gain. By nurturing your nervous system, not only will you feel good, you'll put yourself on track for keeping a healthy weight. Allowing yourself downtime, regular exercise, good quality sleep and a healthy diet are all things that will nurture your nervous system. At HealthWise Clinic, we also use wonderful tonic herbs like Withania, Rehmannia and Astragalus - these have a balancing effect and help to keep you level through busy times.

Get into green tea

Drinking green tea will not only increase hydration and give you an antioxidant boost; it can also help you lose weight. Green tea has been associated with increased weight loss (when trying to lose weight) and better maintenance (in healthy weight people). So get your teapot out and start sipping!

Move that body

Get your heart rate up and even go so far as to break a sweat (just a little one) every day. This will get your heart pumping, boost metabolism, increase circulation, improve your mood, build muscle and burn fat. When you have a sedentary lifestyle - i.e. when you don't move very much - you will gradually lose muscle and just as gradually gain fat. This slow but steady shift adds up over time and, what's more, becomes difficult to shift as we age.

Simple things like taking the stairs instead of the lift, walking part of the way home from work, kicking a ball with your kids at the park... all of these can be easily incorporated into an otherwise busy schedule and will be enough to start the therapeutic cascade of movement.

If you want to be rid of your winter layer, come and see us at HealthWise Clinic and we will tailor a program just for you.

5th Floor Morris Towers  149 Wickham Terrace

07 3839 1077






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Short and Sweet:Chick Pea, Roasted Beetroot & Capsicum Salad.


Serves 4

2 tbsp olive oil 2 cups cooked chickpeas (canned is fine) 1 large red capsicum, chopped 150g baby spinach 1 diced red onion 1 tbsp cumin 1 tsp sesame seeds 3 tbsp tahini (hulled) Juice of 1/2 lemon 1/2 cup chopped parsley 6 small baby beetroots, halved roasted and cooled Place olive oil, chickpeas, capsicum, spinach, beetroots, onion, cumin and sesame seeds in a bowl. Blend tahini, lemon juice and water to make a dressing and drizzle over the salad ingredients. Sprinkle with parsley.

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