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.
Packed with warming and healing anti-inflammatory spices, these flavour-packed bliss balls make the perfect snack for when you need a boost of energy, especially during the cooler months. A great source of long-lasting complex carbohydrates to fuel your body, healthy fats to boost brain power and plant protein to keep you satisfied until your next meal, as well as an abundance of vitamins, minerals and powerful antioxidants to nourish the body, mind and soul. Yum!
We asked some of our top graduates for their best tips about how to decide if a natural health career is right for you and if so, how to prepare for a rewarding career. All of the graduates agree it’s an exciting time to be working in nutrition.
When a person's immune system reacts to substances in their environment (allergens) that are harmless for most people this is an allergic response. One person’s allergen may not be another’s – everyone reacts differently. The possibility of developing allergies is increased if it is part of a person’s family history.
Most people consider sleep to be a time when the body and the mind shut down. However, this is not quite accurate. According to The Sleep Foundation (1), “sleep is an active period in which a lot of important processing, restoration, and strengthening occurs.” There are, of course, still many mysteries surrounding exactly how this happens, but scientists are just beginning to understand some of sleep’s acute functions.
Adele Bishop took time out from her job as an events manager to travel for a year. While travelling, she realised she wanted to change her career to one that helps others. In acupuncture, Adele has found a career where she can help people on both a local and a global level.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.