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.
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.
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.
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?
Endeavour Alumni, Justyna Kalka is a qualified nutritionist, fitness lover and martial arts expert. We caught up with Justyna to give us the rundown (walk down may be more appropriate) about the signs and symptoms of adrenal fatigue and naturals ways to prevent and manage it.
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.
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.
After feeling underwhelmed by the holistic health festivals she’d attended across the world over the years, nutritionist Briony Goldsmith hatched a plan to create a spiritual festival unlike anything Melbourne had ever seen before. We asked Briony to take us behind the scenes of her upcoming Soul Star Spring Festival.