Does the festive season Stress you out?
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Does the festive season Stress you out?

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As we get into the busy Christmas season it’s even more important to think about how you manage your stress levels, get some tips with this article written by naturopath Olga Bowers-Taylor. Stress! What is it? ‘A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances’. We all experience it, sometimes for a short time, sometimes for longer, sometimes it doesn’t seem to go away. How we deal with it is very important. Some people seem to manage it better than others. Experiencing a bit of stress every now and again is good, it motivates us, it allows us to get moving, get things done, finish tasks and so on. When this happens, we activate the fight or flight response and the stress hormones cortisol and adrenalin are release from our adrenal glands. This is helpful as we become sharper, more awake, more responsive, more

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Is Paleo the Way?

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Unless you’ve been living in a cave you’re likely to have heard of the Paleo diet, it’s been gaining momentum in the past few years and there’s a few variations on the theme popping up online and in the media. I was initially a little sceptical as I’m not a fan of very high protein diets which can put a strain on the liver and kidneys. However, I now know that paleo isn’t just lots of protein – it’s actually based on small amounts of animal protein from meat (not dairy), the right fats from both plant and animal sources and plenty of vegetables. So implemented correctly, it can be a therapeutically useful diet, especially for people with autoimmune and digestive disorders who will always benefit from avoiding dairy and gluten. In the interest of learning more I attended an event a couple of weeks ago in Melbourne, The Paleo

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