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….


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.


The Power of Greens

The Power of Greens

When I was growing up, I had a very simple menu and very simple food choices.  My first meal of the day was cereal and If it wasn’t cereal it would be peanut butter on toast.

My dear mum meant well, but the cereal wasn’t the best choice and certainly is not what I would suggest today.

Our bodies are up against a lot of stress and a lot of ‘free radical’ attack, so if I can get some insurance and protection against the ravages of life, I’m going to chose green food every time.  You will see there are many ways of incorporating green food into your day.

One of the priorities of ‘My lifestyle choices now’ is eating and juicing and including green leafy vegetables into the family everyday menu.  It’s about getting the green on your plate!

While most of us know that lean protein and healthy carbs (like whole grains) give us energy, many are unaware of a group of superfoods that help our bodies process and unlock the energy from the foods we eat. These nutrition-packed veggies are easy to find, delicious, and have one thing in common—they’re all green!

Leafy greens and green veggies are filled with nutrients and power our health. Dark leafy greens, for example, are rich in vitamins A, C, E, and K as well as the B-vitamins essential to converting food into usable energy. With fibre, iron, magnesium, potassium and calcium, in addition to other beneficial antioxidants, these greens are true superfoods that can help you unlock the energy you need to tackle your to-do list.

Here are eight easy ways to add more green food on to your plate and into your life!

  1. Start your day with green by including veggies in your breakfast, like with a broccoli and cheese scramble on whole-wheat English muffin or by adding green vegetables to your omelettes.
  2. Place a bed of sautéed greens underneath your main dish, Veggie bake or quiche.
  3. Add natural sweetness to green veggies by combining them with fruit, like in broccoli salad with dried cranberries, or by roasting veggies to bring out their natural sugars.
  4. Amp up your side dish game by experimenting with new sauces or fresh herbs for green vegetables, like with asparagus salad with lemon-garlic dressing or crunchy cucumber-dill salad.
  5. Add kale or spinach to your soup or smoothie.
  6. Add lettuce and wild greens to your juices.
  7. Make sure you grow some fresh greens and make it easy for cultivating and harvesting.
  8. Use a powdered green of choice for when you are travelling or away from your usual routine.  We use Jade Green Zymes and/or Barley Life and several other brands.  Whatever your choice, just be consistent with it.

No matter what I always start the day with something green.  This simple habit has kept me well and happy for years!  Enjoy!