From Adrenal Fatigue to HPA Axis Miscommunication – by Carine Pieterse (Naturopath)

Ilze GroblerNaturopathy

Most of us have heard of the term Adrenal Fatigue. New research indicates that, contrary to the name of the condition, it is not really a case of the adrenal system becoming fatigued, but rather a miscommunication between the brain’s HPA axis (hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis) and the adrenal system because of continuous stress. This leads to a Phase 1, and later … Read More

Another year, another diet!  This year why not consider a different approach? by Tania Logan, Dietitian and Diabetes Educator

Christina ReynoldsDietetics & Diabetes Education, Mindfulness Meditation

A new year has begun in a hurry, and for many of us it also brings the opportunity to reflect on our lives, re-prioritise what is important to us, and set new goals for the year ahead. It is not surprising that the most common New Year’s resolution is to lose weight.  Unfortunately, with that, comes the mass of misinformation about … Read More

Messy Mangers by Dr Johanna Lynch

Ilze Groblergeneral

Years ago, during advent, I went to a morning of preparation. A time of preparing my self for Christmas. As part of the reflection, I was asked: “Do you have any empty mangers in your heart that you want Jesus to come into? I found this a poignant reminder that during advent we are waiting…waiting by empty mangers for the … Read More

Nanna’s Shortbread

Christina ReynoldsDietetics, Recipes

Nanna’s shortbread   250 g butter 1 ½ cups plain flour 1 cup self raising flour 2 tbsp rice flour 170 g icing sugar ½ tsp vanilla extract   Preheat the oven to 180o Lightly grease a rectangular baking tray with butter and line with baking paper. Sift flours together into a large mixing bowl.Use your fingertips to rub the … Read More

R U OK? Day 13 September 2018 by Shannon Moule (Clinical Psychologist)

Christina ReynoldsPsychology, special events, Uncategorized

In 2016, 2,866 people died from suicide in Australia (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2017). It’s estimated that every day we lose 8 Australians to suicide and 30 people attempt to end their lives everyday (Lifeline, 2018). Rates of suicide are generally three times higher for males, rural and regional dwellers, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (Mindframe National Media … Read More