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Wellspring Blog

Wellspring is a leading health and wellness blog dedicated to sharing useful, uplifting and thought provoking opinions and insights from a select team of writers intended to help its readers live more enriched and nourishing lives. Wellspring Blog complements the magazine of the same name which is produced by Endeavour College of Natural Health, Australasia's largest degree conferring institution offering degrees in complementary medicine.

 

Chocolate Dipped Hazelnut Cookies

Chocolate Dipped Hazelnut Cookies

7 June 2018 Alyce Cimino

When we think of healing we often go straight to the physical; healing our bones, our skin, our digestive system – yet, sometimes we need a little bit of self-indulgence or as its known ‘chocolate therapy’ to support the healing process.

A Naturopath’s Guide to Reducing PMS

A Naturopath’s Guide to Reducing PMS

30 May 2018 Tia Miers

Did you know that PMS affects approximately 75% of women? The severity and management of symptoms differ significantly for every woman. Symptoms can lead to problems carrying out everyday activities and in relationship communications.
Naturopath and Endeavour alumni, Tia Meirs shares her top tips and handy hints to help reduce these problematic PMS symptoms...

Sticking a needle through social barriers

Sticking a needle through social barriers

22 May 2018 Endeavour College of Natural Health

In her early twenties, acupuncturist Kirsten Baker ventured to China to discover the essence of her craft through volunteering at a communal acupuncture centre within a Traditional Chinese Medicine hospital. Little did Kirsten know that decades later she’d be helping establish a similar model of care to support Micah Projects, a groundbreaking Australian social housing facility.​

Prebiotic Coconut Satay Curry

Prebiotic Coconut Satay Curry

3 May 2018 Chelsey Costa

Naturopaths will often look to the gut when determining the origin of many types of disease. Prebiotics by definition is foods or ingredients that selectively promote the growth or activity of beneficial microorganisms (gut bacteria), and are different to the bacteria themselves called probiotics. Prebiotic foods in this recipe include; onion, garlic, asparagus, chickpeas and the vegetables in general. Promoting the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria has flow-on effects to improve digestive function, the immune system, mental health, skin health and almost every aspect of health.

MYO, my! What is Myotherapy?

MYO, my! What is Myotherapy?

26 April 2018 Carly McDougal

One of the most common questions I was asked while completing my Bachelor of Health Science at Endeavour, was ‘What is Myotherapy?’ Contrary to popular belief, Myotherapy is not a form of massage therapy, though your therapist may use such a technique during the session if it is necessary for the treatment of your presenting condition. Myotherapy is a form of manual therapy which uses evidence-based assessment, treatment and rehabilitation techniques to treat neuromusculoskeletal (nerve, muscle and joint) pain and dysfunction.

Health benefits of blueberries

Health benefits of blueberries

5 April 2018 Endeavour College of Natural Health

Dr Bradley McEwen PhD, MHSc (Hum Nutr) discusses the health benefits of consuming blueberries, in particular, their potential of improving mood and decreasing the risk of developing depression.

The turning point: transitioning from marketing to acupuncture

The turning point: transitioning from marketing to acupuncture

28 March 2018 Jess Reeves

When my friends heard that I’d enrolled in a Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) their response was “finally”. Other people ask why, in the middle of successful marketing career, I’d start again from scratch. Read more about how I utilised Endeavour's monthly online intakes to transition from a full-time marketing career to studying my acupuncture degree.

How to drop the hustle mentality and connect with your mind, body & soul

How to drop the hustle mentality and connect with your mind, body & soul

21 March 2018 Jackie Morgan

Jackie Morgan from Well Hub Nutrition speaks about self-love over self-sacrificing: How to drop the hustle mentality and connect with your mind, body & soul. Jackie shares her top tips on how to avoid living in your sympathetic nervous system (fight-and-flight) and focus on activating your parasympathetic nervous system (rest and repair) regularly to ensure you're optimising your health and well-being.

Four Toxic Problems and their Natural Solutions

Four Toxic Problems and their Natural Solutions

13 March 2018 Endeavour College of Natural Health

Most of us today are constantly inundated with information, whether it is from our demanding jobs, everyday responsibilities, or our social feeds. With so much going on, It can be easy to overlook the small aspects of our life which are greatly impacting our health, such as the hidden toxins we encounter each day. In light of Poison Prevention Week (March 15-21), take a few moments to think about some of the toxins impacting your daily routine.

Lion’s Mane mushroom – a superfood for the nervous system?

Lion’s Mane mushroom – a superfood for the nervous system?

28 February 2018 Alexandra McPhee

Anyone initiated into the world of health and cooking will know that the array of culinary delights available in the form of edible mushrooms is vast, yet what is known of the medicinal qualities of these seemingly innocuous damp-dwelling organisms?