Depression And Its Many Faces

Depression And Its Many Faces

I am regularly astonished at the many faces of depression that I see. Anger, guilt, diarrhoea, headaches, weight gain or weight loss. Not necessarily sadness. Sadness is clearly not fashionable in many aspects of our cup-of-cement culture. This can make it a little...

Effective Weight Management – removing the blocks

I am doing all the right things but I’m not losing weight – why? Effective weight management is a basic necessity for our long-term well-being. Australians spend over 700 million dollars a year for this purpose, yet we are not seeing the results. Diet restriction and...

How Saying No Can Save You Money On Supplements

Can you ever remember a time when you have said ‘yes’ but you really mean ‘no’? And perhaps followed through based on obligation and felt resentment afterwards? The recent term for this habit is called ‘People Pleasing’.  We all like to please others but if (in our...
What is Holistic Mental Health Care?

What is Holistic Mental Health Care?

I heard the poignant answer to this at a seminar by Naturopath Stephen Eddie a few nights ago: “people don’t become depressed because they have a Prozac deficiency.” This is not to detract from the crucial and sometimes life-saving role medication plays in psychiatry,...
Anxiety – treating mood blocks to Happiness

Anxiety – treating mood blocks to Happiness

Happiness is a combination of pleasure, fulfilment and meaning; and distinctly: freedom from anxiety and depression. Up to 1 in 3 of our population will experience a mood disorder at least once during our lives, anxiety affecting around 25% of us.  For many, anxiety...