Breathing

Breathing

When I was a little girl, my family and I shared our summer holidays in ‘Macrae’, a beautiful beachside suburb of the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria.  The water was sparkly green-blue and sometimes grey as the mood of the sky reflected back a predictable color and pattern for most of our summer.

I would play and swim for hours on that beach, walking up to Rosebud pier and back and accumulating and intensifying every freckle that is still on my skin today.      I used to dive under the water and hold my breath for as long as physically possible, and rejoice in the inhalation of new oxygen as I burst out of the water for embracing life.  I shuddered at the thought of not being able to breathe, not being able to take in those deep inhales, and express those necessary exhales. (more…)

Vitamin C and Other Antioxidants

Vitamin C and Other Antioxidants

 

Having a healthy immune system is absolutely vital to ensure one’s quality of life. I don’t know about you but I certainly want to be around for a while and in a good quality of health, mental and physical.

Your immune system has the amazing capacity to protect you from disease and fight off foreign invaders that may cause your body harm.  It’s in your interest to fully appreciate your immune system before it stops operating efficiently.  Let’s look into what we can do to help ourselves and the ones we love.

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When Should You Pay Attention To A Sneeze?

When Should You Pay Attention To A Sneeze?

When Should You Pay Attention To A Sneeze?  There’s a lot of talk about the coronavirus in china right now, clients have been contacting me and asking me ‘Annie, how serious should we be taking this, and is this more about media hype and scaring the ‘crap out of everyone?’

To answer that, just like I told my clients, I am not a doctor and I do not prescribe!  I say the most effective way I can help people is with ‘real’ prevention and immune building practices which I practice myself every day.  In other words, I’m not asking anyone to do something that I’m –

a) not prepared to do myself,

b) not qualified to handle,

c) because my ego tells me I should know better.

So, with that said, if you are sneezing your head off, and you know it’s more than hayfever, and you are not getting over it, then you have to pay attention to the symptoms, out of respect for the people you hang around with!  Read more….

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Leptin & Ghrelin

Leptin & Ghrelin

The Gut Brain Link

Leptin and Ghrelin, what do these words mean?

Leptin and Ghrelin are hormones in the body that we all have but we each have different levels of them. These hormones can be a contributing factor as to why you see ‘the incredibly skinny person’ eating
mountains of food and not gaining any weight and a very large person, eating like a mouse but still gaining weight!

These hormones are related to weight loss and connected to our sleep patterns and the link between our internal urges to sleep and to eat. (more…)

Why Do We Need To Reset?

Why Do We Need To Reset?


It seems to me life has become a little more complicated, a little more involved and ‘we’ the organisms and life forms that are attempting to thrive in the earth’s environment are a whole lot more volatile!

Our bodies are under attack from the moment we wake up until the moment we put our heads on the pillow each night.  Most people have a very high-stress load, and run on empty day after day, week after week, and before you know it a whole year has gone by, and the things you really wanted to do have become a distant thought, as though pushed out of the way and out of sight.

So, what are we going to do about fixing that?  I propose a ‘Reset’, a Lifestyle Reset, which means taking 2 days out of a busy life and focussing on aspects of behaviour around breathing, hydrating, movement, food choices, eating, thinking and mindset.  2 Days that incorporate reflection and orientation of your perspective.  How did you get to where you are now?  How are you going to implement strategies for change and a healthier direction?

Lifestyle Reset Retreats are all-encompassing and all engaging.  We target these questions and deal with them head-on.  Our attendees go away feeling empowered and capable to make the changes that need to be made.

Think about this, how often do you take time for a massage or some healing work?  If it’s once a year, that’s not enough.  If it’s twice a year, that’s still not enough, and if it’s three times a year, you are only just scratching the surface of what you could be experiencing.

When was the last time you focused on your breathing?  Right now, just stop and take a few deep breaths, note if you feel dizzy, or unsteady on your feet.  Take time to focus on the way you are breathing. It’s crucial and you will learn why!

What do you know about food combining?  Probably not that much, given it’s not taught in schools and not even valued by some of the finest Wellness Practitioners.  Food combining is a science that when implemented with awareness can be the difference between you feeling terrible and lethargic to finishing the task you told yourself you would finish because you now have the mental energy to do it.  Poor food combining means you are running marathons in your digestive system and will only end up exhausted/tired and have less energy.

What is your Dosha?  In Aurevic medicine, we have a dominant Dosha, Pitta, Vata or Karpa.  When you know your dominant Dosha you can match a more appropriate range of foods, movement and other aspects of living to this.  During the retreat we go over this in detail, it’s fun and informative and useful.

What’s your mindset around exercising?  Are you encouraged to move your body, or frustrated because you lack the motivation and the will to move?  We help you find the joy in movement, music, and comedy. You just have to turn up!

There is so much to learn and so much to appreciate about being human.  Joyfully there are so many good things you can tap into’, at the Lifestyle Reset Retreat we focus on those elements around food, mind, body, essential oils, essential thinking and knit it all together with beautiful plant-based food, excellent presentations from speakers and presenters at the top of their game.  We need to reset our lifestyle so that we can have the physical and mental energy to tackle what life dishes up to us.  The retreat will bring you enough time to contemplate what you are already doing.  In many cases we find out that people are giving their lifestyle a red hot crack already and have several of the key elements of being healthy and staying healthy in place, however, when they find out they can do more and twig things a certain way, the improvements, the benefits are phenomenal.

We all need to reset at some point so that we can slow down the aging process and speed up the joy factor in our lives.  Make sure you come along to one of our Reset Retreats soon.  www.anneclark.com.au.

 

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