Issue 210

If You Don't Poop You Die!: by John Burchell from The Medical Sanctuary.


Improving one’s health has – in many industries – become a commodity. One could easily become baffled by the constant stream of information through media, health professions and educational systems, etc. – often with one report contradicting another.

The basics of health are fundamental, as implied by the old adage ‘if you don’t eat, you don’t poop, if you don’t poop, you die.’


Your bowel; your gut, specifically your stomach, small intestine and large intestine are primary to nearly all other organs and functions in your body. For example: There is currently a lot of focus on liver health – amongst other topics. A healthy bowel promotes a healthy liver, and a healthy bowel reduces the load on the liver. I have often seen cases where diseased organs have become the focus of treatment when they in fact are a secondary result of a diseased gut.

Our gut is responsible for more than just the breakdown and absorption of food and the elimination of waste.

The bowel is primary to much of; our immune response, energy levels, the biochemistry that is responsible for mood, motivation, behavior, mental agility, allergy response, inflammation control, skin condition – just to point out a few.

The gut is also home to many living organisms – some desirable, some undesirable. Many of these desirable organisms are pivotal to the positive functioning of our biochemistry; our mediatory biochemistry as also the undesirable organisms can be pivotal to poor functioning or antagonistic, inflammatory, disease-orientated biochemistry.

The health of our gut is largely dependent on what we ingest. Food modifiers and modified foods have for many become part of a staple diet. Food additives, preservatives and sterilizers are in most commercial foods. Water supplies are generally treated with chlorine, sodium fluoride and many other chemical compounds. Our water pipes and storage facilities may contaminate water with heavy metals such as copper, lead, zinc and nickel, also plastic and petrochemical residues etc. All of these can adversely affect gut health.


Common signs of gut dysfunction are: Less than 2 motions per day, changeable motions, weight loss or weight gain, bloating, excessive or offensive flatulence, pain, indigestion, rectal itching or bleeding, variable appetite, cravings, bad breath or bad taste in the mouth – just to name a few. Bowel dysfunction can be responsible for eczema, asthma, allergies, auto-immune disorders, behavioral disorders, headaches, sinus and bronchial problems, fatigue, joint pain; in fact, the bowel can be implicated in the bulk of illnesses.


Gut health starts with a healthy diet and exercise regime and may require supplementing with probiotics, fermented foods, trace elements, amino acids and herbs, etc., depending on your state of gut health. Some individuals may need specific diets for a period of time. Some may need permanent dietary adjustments.

In practice, the gut is one of my primary considerations. Once we have achieved a healthy gut function, the platform is set for general health.

Author: John Burchell is a homeopath and naturopath at The Medical Sanctuary.

150 Ashmore Road  Benowa QLD 4217

(07)5564 5013

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Womens Hormone Detoxification: By Annie O'Moon Browning from the My Health Sanctuary

Any health issues with your breasts will be greatly assisted by undertaking a Natural Hormonal Detoxification Program. The liver processes a large percentage of female hormones. If it is congested or sluggish it will not be able to purify your blood stream. Thus your hormones will not be processed and the blood will not be detoxified effectively. Liver and gall bladder de-toxification can help enormously with lumpy, painful, fluid filled breasts.

How do under wired Bra’s affect my breasts?
A Swedish study has shown that there is a probable strong correlation between breast cancers and under wire bras. This study also indicates that  there is a 29% decrease in breast cancer when women went without this garment or wore bra’s that were not under wired. Women who went without a bra also showed a lower risk of breast cancer as a group.

Also 90% sufferers with fibrocystic breast improved when they quit wearing bras. Wearing camisoles or tanks tops also considerably reduces the pain with women who have swollen and fluid filled breasts.

The Peaceful Heart
Last but not least! Stress is one of the greatest enemies to vibrant health & energy. Fostering inner peace in whatever way you can is one of the hall marks of good breast health and a balanced hormonal system. Taking time out just for you increases your endorphins, the happy hormone. And hanging out with you women friends interestingly also helps us to become more balanced & content!

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Guilt Free Chocolate For Life: by Sue Lester Head Transition Coach, at Growing Content Pty Ltd.

Nestled in her hand, it really was a delight to behold. Seeing the pretty ribbons on the box brought the memories flooding back.  Memories of how she’d stood in that cool wonderland, her eyes soaking up sense-reeling array of handmade chocolate fantasies.  How she’d carefully read the labels, mentally rolling the flavours on her tongue before finally selecting her $2.50 morsel of heaven.  Watching as the assistant gently gift wrapped it before passing it over with a smile.  Now it was time to feast her eyes once more before succumbing to the gustatory indulgence. She felt so spoilt and special as she dissolved each orgasmic nibble on her tongue while her favourite music swirled through the room.

Meanwhile, her alter-ego hesitated in front of the supermarket display before grabbing the super-family size chocolate bar on special for $2.50, and stuffing it under the cereal in her trolley.  Unloading the groceries into her car she tossed the chocolate onto the front seat.  Before driving off, the wrapper was torn and 4 pieces crammed into her mouth.  By the time she was home, most of the chocolate was in her stomach, the rest on her fingers, mouth and steering wheel.  She felt sick from guilt and too much fat and sugar.  Catching a glimpse of herself in the mirror she let fly with a torrent of self abuse.  Feeling thoroughly unhappy she plonked herself in front of the TV with a packet of plain crackers to calm her churning stomach.

It’s not just about quantity and quality, is it? It’s about how you value and treat yourself.   A spiky thin Vegan who uses food restriction in a self-punishing way is far less healthy than the curvy one who enjoys life’s pleasures with every cell of her body. Torrents of abuse and self-loathing are toxic to everyone.   The impact ripples out across your whole life, including finances, health, career and relationships .  Life is too short to spend it being mean to yourself.

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Corporate Health Management in association with QUT are pleased to announce the forthcoming opening of the Healthstream QUT Gardens Point  located in the heart of the Brisbane CBD, right next to the City Botanical Gardens. Building on the success of the Healthstream QUT facility at Kelvin Grove, this brand new centre will regenerate Brisbane’s urban landscape and help to reinforce QUT as one of Australia’s premier Universities.
Open to the public, as well as university staff and students, Healthstream QUT Gardens Point has been developed with a wide spectrum of consumers in mind.  The facility will open in two stages with the state-of-the-art 50m Olympic standard indoor pool scheduled for opening in December 2012 .  Stage two will see the fitness facility, sports medicine clinic and cycle hub open; scheduled for February 2013.
The aquatic centre will offer services such as stroke correction, learn to swim, aquatic sports rehabilitation, aqua aerobics, water-polo and squad training. This will also be the home of the new Central Brisbane Aquatics (CBA) swimming club which will operate across both Healthstream QUT Kelvin Grove and Healthstream QUT Gardens Point.
The fully secure  cycle centre will house 213 spaces on space-efficient 2-tier Josta racks and will have independent locker and luxury shower facilities  alongside  bike repair and laundry services.
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In the next issue of "Naturally Happy"


  • 2013 kick Starter Fitness Guide
  • College Courses
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