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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.

 

A naturopath reviews Lola Berry’s Happy Place in Melbourne

A naturopath reviews Lola Berry’s Happy Place in Melbourne

15 May 2017 Meg Thompson

When we heard best selling author and Endeavour alumnus Lola Berry had opened a smoothie bar and café called Happy Place celebrating holistic principles, we had to check it out for ourselves. We sent one of our favourite naturopaths Meg Thompson along to report back on her experience of this new addition to the Melbourne health food scene.

How to experience the serenity of mindfulness meditation

How to experience the serenity of mindfulness meditation

3 May 2017 Katrina Schilling

Opening your arms to the world of meditation can seem tricky and intimidating. Most of us have heard by now that mindfulness meditation is good for our health, but where to begin? Naturopath student Katrina Schilling talks us through some beginner techniques to help you find your calm.

How to let it go and watch it grow in business

How to let it go and watch it grow in business

26 April 2017 Endeavour College of Natural Health

Naturopath and Hay House author Cassie Mendoza-Jones learned the hard way about the downside of holding on too tightly and doing it all yourself in business. Since coming back from the brink of burnout and opening her mind to outsourcing select tasks, her work life is soaring. Here she shares with us what she’s learned.

An ode to the mentor who forever changed me as an acupuncturist

An ode to the mentor who forever changed me as an acupuncturist

20 April 2017 Endeavour College of Natural Health

When acupuncturist Adele Bishop met lecturer Jiang Man during her studies she couldn’t have imagined the impact the Chinese medicine guru would have on her future. Jiang quickly spotted Adele’s potential, becoming her mentor, lifelong friend and shaping the way she practiced forever in the process.

‘What I look for when hiring natural health graduates’ – insights from those in the know

‘What I look for when hiring natural health graduates’ – insights from those in the know

4 April 2017 Endeavour College of Natural Health

With Endeavour’s graduation ceremonies kicking off next month and the next wave of natural health practitioners poised to take their place in the industry, we asked a selection of established business owners which traits they’ve been most impressed by in fresh graduates.

The MTHFR mutation – it’s all in the genes

The MTHFR mutation – it’s all in the genes

27 March 2017 Endeavour College of Natural Health

The MethylenetetrahydroFolate Reductase (MTHFR) gene mutation is gaining widespread attention from researchers and medical professionals. Those in the know believe it could hold the answer to a plethora of medical conditions – anxiety, depression, fatigue – even miscarriages. With 40 per cent of people having the mutation, we brought in Carolyn Ledowsky, Founder of MTHFR Support Australia to talk us through the basics.

Forming the natural bond of a lifetime

Forming the natural bond of a lifetime

23 March 2017 Endeavour College of Natural Health

For naturopaths, educators and ‘opposites’ Randa Karzon and Amie Steel, what started as a work association evolved into an irreplaceable connection and the friendship of a lifetime.

Our future as naturopaths on a holistic level: A student’s perspective

Our future as naturopaths on a holistic level: A student’s perspective

13 March 2017 Andy McLintock

As students settle in to their study semester, naturopathy student Andy McLintock shares his thoughts on the future of naturopathy and how future naturopaths can prepare to take their place in the sector.

5 easy ways to wean yourself off sugar

5 easy ways to wean yourself off sugar

6 March 2017 Roberta Nelson

Melbourne naturopath Roberta Nelson gives her insights on how to get on top of sugar cravings and stopping ourselves from slipping into sugary seduction when our energy levels drop off.

The perfect low sugar chocolaty treat: ‘Notella’ mousse tarts

The perfect low sugar chocolaty treat: ‘Notella’ mousse tarts

3 March 2017 Hayley Richards

These raw vegan tarts created by nutritionist Hayley Richards are a great healthy dessert option free of refined sugars and gluten and packed with nutrients you’d usually miss out on with more traditional desserts.