Your Stress Load May Be Slowly Killing You… Have I Listed Your Causes?

Nearly everyone understands that stress has negative effects and that it is bad for you! But do you actually understand what stress is?  Or, how it may be destroying your relationships with friends and loved ones.

As well as literally destroying your quality of life.

Every disease and illness on the planet originates with some type of stressor!

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Hashimoto’s. A Silent Epidemic affecting Adults & Children

A Personal Account !

I know the depth of this disease and firsthand how it affects someone’s quality of life.  After a very long battle my daughter overcome Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (Autoimmune Thyroid Disease) and is now in full remission.  She was 23 when diagnosed.

From early childhood and into her early teens she struggled with weight issues. Not that she was ever large, she was just a little overweight & as a young girl this directly affected her mental state.

I was not aware of the extent of her self-consciousness about her weight until she was in her mid-teens as she hid a lot of this from me. Continue reading Hashimoto’s. A Silent Epidemic affecting Adults & Children

CHRONIC STRESS! How it Damaged my Health.

A Personal Account of Stress

I think for a lot, if not most people who end up being Natural Health Practitioners; in whatever Modality.  The path begins with desperation in dealing with their own health crisis.

Yes there is a seed or interest in knowing; but being unwell and not getting better seems to always be the clincher.

Believe me; I have had my fair share of stress. I’ve suffered from PHYSICAL, CHEMICAL and EMOTIONAL stressors in many different forms for a majority of my life.  Some stressors I was aware of and others I had no idea existed. Continue reading CHRONIC STRESS! How it Damaged my Health.

DO NOT Ignore The Seriousness of Type 2 Diabetes

What is Type 2 Diabetes?

When carbohydrates are eaten the body breaks them down into simple sugars that enter the bloodstream; as a result the pancreas releases insulin.

Insulin is a hormone that allows the body’s cells to absorb and use sugars from the blood for producing energy.

When the body does not make any or enough insulin, or utilise the insulin correctly, blood sugar (glucose) levels rise.   High blood glucose or Hyperglycemia is a symptom that characterizes diabetes.

Insufficient insulin production and / or resistance to the actions of insulin can cause diabetes to develop.

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Continue reading DO NOT Ignore The Seriousness of Type 2 Diabetes

Sun – Skin Cancer, Sunscreen & Vitamin D Deficiency

Sun, Sunscreen & Children’s Health?

Instead of learning to love and respect the sun; kids today are being taught to cover up and beware “as it is dangerous”.

Its a crying shame that kids are coping the brunt of this exaggerated misconception and as a result fallen victim to the sunscreen deception.

I cringe when I see well-meaning mothers smothering babies and small children with sunscreen.

I greatly urge all mothers to rethink their chemical sunscreen for a more natural product, or at the very least be pro-active and research ingredients and/or opt for a hat and shirt instead of a chemical.

Or, do what every other animal does on the planet when the sun is strong; sit in the shade or under a tree.

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