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22 Apr“CARPE DIEM” – SIEZE THE DAY – Part 2

MAKE EVERY MOMENT COUNT My insightful, older friend gave me some wise advice, “Don’t get stuck on the old stuff”, stuff from the past, old regrets, old arguments, old disappointments. Many of us take our time on this beautiful planet for granted. In reality, the clock is ticking. Don’t worry…

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22 Apr“CARPE DIEM” – SIEZE THE DAY – Part 1

From its ancient philosophical interpretation to the modern Mindfulness interpretation, what does “seize the day” mean to you? I was truly blessed to have had a conversation with an elderly friend about how he copes with his illness. He has a terminal illness and expects significant cognitive decline over the…

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09 AprKeeping well during the COVID-19 pandemic

Prioritising both physical and mental health is even more important given the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the world. Below are some tips for keeping well: Physical activity: It’s important to find ways to keep active for our physical health as well as our mental wellbeing. If you can’t do your usual…

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12 MarFood Intolerance Part 2 – Diagnosis & Management

There are different strategies for managing food intolerance and the most suitable approach will depend on many factors including an individual’s:  Symptoms – type, severity, frequency  Suspected triggers  Lifestyle & social factors For many people a specialised diet is required for both diagnosing food intolerance and for managing symptoms. These…

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27 FebFood Intolerance Part 1 – What is it and how is it diagnosed?

What is food intolerance Food intolerance refers to unpleasant reactions or symptoms after eating certain foods or food components. Symptoms of food intolerance vary between individuals but may include: • Reflux • Nausea and/or vomiting • Stomach pain, bloating, wind • Altered bowel habits (constipation, diarrhoea) • Irritable bowel syndrome…

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20 FebSleep – a non-negotiable, biological necessity

We humans are the only species that deliberately deprive ourselves of sleep. Just let that sink in. In our world of ever-increasing demands and as technologies continue to grow, sleep is often the first thing we compromise. Sometimes in society it is almost considered ‘impressive’ to make it through a…

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30 JanIntroducing Phoebe Starling- Accredited Practising Dietitian

Please join us in welcoming Phoebe to the True North Wellness team. Phoebe is with us while Louise is on Maternity leave. My journey into nutrition started as a Radiation Therapist treating people for cancer. Through this work I came to understand the huge impact that nutrition has on health…

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09 JanPlanning for success in 2020

When working on your intention, it really helps to have a plan. This allows you to think things through and identify what steps or help is needed to be successful. When we plan, we make our intention something more tangible and meaningful, and through this process we can turn our…

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19 DecStaying Active Throughout the Silly Season

Jingle bells are ringing, and we are well and truly into the silly season. Depending on your circumstances, you might be looking forward to a well deserved break and special festivities, or even excited for this busy time of year to be over and done with. Regardless of which side…

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28 NovBusting the Busy Myth

Busy is so over rated! When did all of us become so “Busy”. I am not sure if it has been a gradual creep or I woke up one day and I had a “Busy” day ahead. However this has happened, it has become the default response when we catch…

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